Just Announced: USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program; Applications Reopen for Zone Jumper Team Championships
Today, USHJA announced a new program to identify the next generation of international Show Jumping talent in the United States. The USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program will allow the United States to identify and provide education and guidance to riders competing at the 1.10m-1.35m levels, as well as to their trainers and parents.
The Emerging Jumper Rider Program uses the new USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, which are offered at 1.10/1.15m, 1.20/1.25m and 1.30/1.35m, to identify Jumper riders who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport, while educating these riders to become well-rounded horsemen on their path to excellence.

To allow for maximum participation in the first year of this exciting opportunity, the USHJA has reopened the application period and extended the 20 point minimum requirement for the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships for our zone. USHJA will accept riders on until all spots are filled or 45 days prior to their zone's Championships, whichever occurs first. All riders who applied and met the criteria at the time of the original application closing deadline of May 1 will be invited to the Championships.

Note our new deadline and APPLY!! This is your chance to get identified by sport leadership! Click here to read more about the program.

Princeton Show Jumping Fall I 
September 21-24, 2017 
Princeton, New Jersey
Application Deadline and Points Lock: August 7
Congratulations IHSA Nationals Participants!
Centenary University. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Penn State University. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Skidmore College. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
St. Lawrence University. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Zone 2 teams and individuals who participated in the 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Nationals May 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Centenary University, Penn State University, Skidmore College and St. Lawrence University teams participated in the Collegiate Cup competition this year! Centenary University placed second in the competition! 

The following riders received Champion or Reserve Champion honors in their classes:

Sidney Black, St. Lawrence University, Champion

Team Walk Trot Canter Equitation
Alison Santucci, Skidmore College, Reserve Champion

Individual Novice Equitation Over Fences
Caitlin Doocy, St. Lawrence University, Champion

Individual Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
Hannah Tuckner, Skidmore College, Reserve Champion

Team Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
Skylar Laakso, Centenary University, Champion
Maeve Foley, Skidmore College, Reserve Champion

Team Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
Shelby Keefe, Centenary University, Reserve Champion

Individual and Team Open Equitation on the Flat
Michael Andrade, Centenary University, Champion

Individual Open Equitation Over Fences
Claudia Freeman, Rochester Institute of Technology, Champion

Alumni Equitation on the Flat
Emily Kowalchik, Cornell University, Champion

Alumni Equitation Over Fences
Jessica Fontanelli, Syracuse University, Reserve Champion

Click here for the full list of results from Nationals. 
Can You Answer These Questions?

1. True or false? The average horse takes about 50 breaths per minute.

2. Sweating and laying down at unusual times and disinterest in eating are all symptoms of which equine-related illness?
a. Colic
b. Founder
c. Laminitis
d. Equine Protozoal Myelitis 

3. Who was the youngest member of the United States 2012 Olympic Show Jumping Team?

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of eNews! And find out how your horsemanship knowledge measures up by registering to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by  The Plaid Horse !

HQC is a fun online quiz members 21 and younger can take for a chance to attend HQC Nationals and win prizes and scholarships to Lake Erie College.  Register here
Remembering Helen Dent Lenahan
Photo credit: The Buffalo News.
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Helen Dent Lenahan May 19, 2017.  She left a tremendous legacy within our sport as a competitor, an owner, a supporter and a friend to so many.  

In 2011, Mrs. Lenahan was recognized for her contributions as the inaugural recipient of the Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award. 

Mrs. Lenahan had numerous wins over more than 70 years in this sport, including her incredible mare Miss Lucy who added to her accomplishments just last year when she won the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship with Kristy Herrera in the irons. 

Mrs. Lenahan's kindness, generosity and eye for a talented horse and rider were unmatched, and she will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends.  Click here to view her obituary. 
Equicore Offers Special Discount for Members
Equicore Online , the world's first platform dedicated to making horse identification simple, is now available!  USHJA members are eligible for 3 months FREE when you sign up by June 22! That's a 25% discount exclusive to USHJA members .
Benefits of Equicore Online include:
  • Search horses internationally by microchip number for immediate identification
  • Combined national and international results across countries and disciplines in one record per horse
  • Ability to search by keyword across competition results
  • Over 1.6 Million horses with more on the way
Follow Equicore Online on social media to stay up to date on new features, including exclusive features for USHJA member:
Do You Know about the 
U SHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals?
Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives.
Riders who earn more than 10 points in a Jumping Seat Medal are eligible for the 
USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals . Finals will be hosted on either coast, and qualified riders may choose either location. 

The 2017 Finals are a test to determine members' interest in a 3'3" equitation final that aims to help riders gain experience in a three-phase format (gymnastics, flat, jumping) similar to that of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program. Specifications can be found here

Jumping Seat Medal Finals EAST
September 29-30
Prince George Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro, Md. 
Jumping Seat Medal Finals WEST
International Jumping Festival-Belnheim
September 22-23
Blenheim Equisports
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 

The USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal provides Junior exhibitors with the opportunity to develop their equitation skills over a Jumper-style course. Year-end awards will be awarded to the top 12 riders in both the newly formed Eastern and Western Leagues.
Zone 2 Teams Participated at IEA Nationals!
The Crossroads team. Photo credit: Erin Keating/USHJA Archives
Greystone Stables. Photo credit: Erin Keating/USHJA Archives
Congratulations to Zone 2 teams and members who participated in the 2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals April 21-23 at Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. 

Good Shepherd Farm,  Greystone Stables,  JLD Equine,  Knox School,  Lucky C Stables,  Saddle River,  Sweet Hills and  The Crossroads participated in Nationals.

These Zone 2 members were Champion or Reserve Champion in their Individual or Team Finals: 

Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat Individual Final
Liz Colao, True Heart Equestrian Team, Champion
Olivia Hennessy, True Heart Equestrian Team, Reserve Champion

Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat Team Final
Sahara Walto, Greystone Stables, Reserve Champion

Future Beginner on the Flat Team Final
Jessica Carney, Saddle River Equestrian, Champion

Junior Varsity on the Flat Team Final
Alexandra Piantieri, Sweet Hills Riding Center, Reserve Champion

Future Novice on the Flat Team Final
Giula Chant, Good Shepherd Farm, Champion

Click here to view results from IEA Nationals.
Get Ready! HQC Stable Challenge Begins June 15
Last year's prize package included a slew of great products! USHJA Archives
Mark your calendar and start studying, because the HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, begins June 15!

During the 30-day challenge teams of at least three people (of any age) from a barn can take the HQC Practice Quiz and have a chance to win fantastic prize packs for their trainer/barn thanks to USHJA sponsors  Charles Owen, CWD, Equestrian Coach, Professional's Choice, Perfect Products, Rood and Riddle Equine HospitalShapley'sStandlee and The Plaid Horse. Participants who also take the Level One and Level Two HQC quizzes prior to July 15 can earn their team bonus points. Trainers must be a USHJA member to win!

Last year, Jolene Hasseler with Sweet Release Equestrian and Brenda Peck with Galemont Farm received prize packs . Who will be our zone's winner this year? Click here for more info. 
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 2
Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel
Julie Winkel Clinic
October 7-8
Hi Acre Stables
New Alexandria, Pennsylvania

Click here to view other upcoming clinics in the Directory of Clinics. If you have a clinic you'd like to be included in the directory, click here for more information.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
June 1 Final deadline to earn Certificates of Capability for FEI North American Junior / Young Rider Championships Click for more info
June 2 Enrollment fee increases to $750 for:
  • Green Hunter Incentive Program 
  • International Hunter Derby Program
Click here for Green Hunter Incentive Program

Click here for International Hunter Derby Program
June 9 Final deadline to submit Junior and Young Rider Certificates of Capability for FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships to USEF Click for more info
June 10 Qualifying period ends for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships Click for more info
June 12-16 EAP Regional Training Session at Cazenovia College Equine Education Center Click here for auditing info
June 12-16 EAP Regional Training Session at Centenary University Equestrian Center Click here for auditing info
June 15 USHJA HQC Stable Challenge begins Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 2 calendar of events.
Have an interesting story to share? Know a member who deserves to be recognized? Email stories  here for possible inclusion in a future Zone eNews Update!
Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.

Official USHJA Sponsors

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners

HQC Answers:
1. False
2. a. Colic
3. Reed Kessler

How did you do? Click here to register to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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