Zone 2 Championships are Coming Up!
Championship Date/Location Qualifying Criteria
Zone 2 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship September 13-17
Devon Fall Classic, Devon, Pa.
HOTY Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here.
Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Championship
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 
Swan Lake Fall Regional I in Littletown, Pa. 
*Please note the qualifying criteria has changed: Stirrup Cup Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here .
Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Oct. 22 
PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Entries for the Zone 2 Hunter Championship will be based on USEF Zone 2 points earned by horses and ponies at no more than 15 shows starting on or after September 1, 2016 through shows starting on or before August 31, 2017. Click here for complete qualifying criteria for this championship.

For more information about Zone 2 Championships click here .
Time Is Running Out: Nominate Someone Deserving Today!
Click here to nominate someone for one of these awards! 
Congratulations Zone 2 Scholarship Recipients!
Congratulations to the following Zone 2 members who were each awarded $5,000 Zone 2 College Scholarships by the Zone 2 Committee: 
  • Gabrielle Baker, 19, Phoenix, N.Y. 
  • Antoinette D'Addario, 20, La Fayette, N.Y.
  • Claudia Freeman, 18, Webster, N.Y. 
  • Olivia Ginsberg, 17, Southhampton, N.Y. 
  • Noah Geslao, 17, Boonton, N.J.
  • Kayla McCarthy, 19, Manasquan, N.J.
  • Madison Katz, 19, Toms River, N.J.
Last Chance to Participate in the 2017 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!
Don't miss the chance to participate in 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. Participants must take the Level One and Level Two quizzes no later than September 1 to be eligible to attend HQC Nationals

Can you answer these practice questions?

1. What substance is applied to shoes in the winter to provide added traction?
a. Pam
b. Borium
c. Hoof oil
d. Furazone

2. How many beats are in a canter? 

3. True or false? Good quality hay can meet all of a horse's nutritional needs?

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of this eNews! Click here to register for HQC.
Congratulations International Hunter Derby Championship Competitors!
Geoffrey Hesslink and Cadoretto. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Maitre D' and Amanda Steege. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Zone 2 riders and horse owners on participating in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship August 17-19 at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. 

The following were in the top 12 in their section at the Championship: 

Place Horse Owner Rider
2 Cadoretto
Geoffrey Hesslink 
Geoffrey Hesslink 
3 Maitre D'
Wendy Salomon
Amanda Steege
4 Charisma
Heritage Farm, Inc.
Taylor St. Jacques 
9 Miss Lucy
Sharon O'Neill
Jennifer Alfano

Section B:
Place Horse Owner Rider
1 Cadoretto
Geoffrey Hesslink
Geoffrey Hesslink
2 Charisma
Heritage Farm, Inc. 
Taylor St. Jacques 
11 Sting
Sara McCloskey
Sara McCloskey

Jersey Boy's retirement. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
Sara McCloskey also received the Junior Owner Award. 

During the Championship, a special retirement ceremony was held for SBS Farms' Jersey Boy, the  2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion who has won the most prize money in Derby history with more than $297,800 in earnings. 

We will all miss Jersey Boy in the show ring, but what a special way to send him off into retirement.

To view results from the Championship click here. To read more about the Championship  click here
Zone 2's Scott Stewart and Playbook win Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship!
Playbook and Scott Stewart. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Zone 2's Scott Stewart and Playbook, owned by Fashion Farm, on their win at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship August 15-17 at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington! Congratulations to all riders, and horse owners who had horses participating.  The following Zone 2 members placed in the Championship Round: 

Place Horse Owner Rider
1 Playbook
Fashion Farm
Scott Stewart 
4 S & L Lion King
S & L Farms
Patricia Griffith 
12 Sahara
Callie Seaman
Patricia Griffith 
16 Levianto
Barbara Brungess 
Taylor Willever 
19 Talladega
Sharon O'Neill 
Jennifer Alfano 
26 Harvard Hall
Rivers Edge
Scott Stewart
27 Clairvoyant
Wendy Janesky 
Christina Serio 
28 Hemingway
Stephanie Bulger
Sandy Ferrell 
30 Coolidge
Richard Prant
Scott Stewart 

Bonus Award winners from Zone 2 included Lazer Farms' Super Show, earning the  $1,500 High Score Thoroughbred, presented by Take2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program and Foxwick Farm's Sinsational Fox receiving the $2,500 High Score Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship Alumni award, presented by the Annie Bennett, Abby Friedman & Cindi Perez.

To view full results from the Championship click here
Congratulations to our Stable Challenge Winner
Stable Challenge winners receive an exciting prize pack from USHJA Sponsors! 
Congratulations to Zone 2's Brenda Peck and Galemont Farm, winners of the 2017 HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse

Members in all 12 USHJA Zones put their horsemanship knowledge to the test during the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge and the top scoring trainer from each zone, will be receiving prize packages for their barns! 
Zone 2 Members Compete at USEF Pony Finals
We had riders from across our zone compete at this year's USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. Congratulations to everyone! Click here to see who was Champion or Reserve Champion or received special awards at Pony Finals. Click here for full results. Read about what happened throughout the week:
  • Day 1: Campbell and Brighton Lead in Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Triple Crown, Walker and Captain Crunch on Top in Small Green Hunter Pony Championship...Read more
  • Day 2: Childs Play Hot Topic Earns Win in the Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship; Captain Crunch Claims Small Green Hunter Pony Championship Title...Read more
  • Day 3: Ten Clear in Individual Phase I of USEF Pony Jumper National Championships...Read more
  • Day 4
    • Ashley Lamers and In A Dream Take Top Honors in Small Regular Hunter Pony Championship...Read more
    • Small Wonder Takes Large Green Hunter Pony Championship and Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony Title; Butterscotch Named Overall Grand Reserve Champion Green Hunter Pony...Read more 
  • Day 5
    • Zone 10 Claims Gold in USEF Pony Jumper National Championships...Read more 
    • News Flash Named Grand Champion at 2017 USEF Hunter Pony Championship...Read more
    • Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais Sweep Three Phases to Earn Individual Gold in USEF National Pony Jumper Championship...Read more
  • Day 6: Hays Claims Gold in Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final to Complete 2017 USEF Pony Finals...Read more
Email us photos and tell us about your Pony Finals experience for a chance to be featured on our zone's Facebook page
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainers

Congratulations to Jennifer Solomon and Mary Donovan, who recently received their certifications as part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, Presented by Markel

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program visit For the complete list of Certified Trainers, click here
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 2

TCP Julie Winkel Clinic
Oct. 7-8
Sergent Stables
Indiana, Pa.

TCP George Morris Clinic
Nov. 10-12
The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
Buffalo, N.Y.

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
Sept. 1 Deadline to nominate someone for the USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award Click for more info
Sept. 13-17 Zone 2 HOTY Jumper Championship
Devon, Pa. 
Click for more info
Sept. 21-24 USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships, Princeton Show Jumping Fall I, Princeton, N.J.  Click for more info
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Championship, Littletown, Pa.  Click for more info
Oct. 22 Zone 2 HOTY Hunter Championship, Harrisburg, Pa.  Click for more info
Oct. 31 Deadline to apply for the Trainer Certification Program Grant Click to apply
Nov. 9-12 EAP National Training Session, Painesville, Ohio Click for more info
Nov. 10-12 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse, Painesville, Ohio 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. b. Borium
2. Three
3. True

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