Congratulations Zone 6 Jumper Riders!
Congratulations to riders who participated in the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships Aug. 11-13 at Balmoral Park!

Courtney Dickinson took home the silver medal in the 1.20/1.25m & 1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Individual Championship aboard her horse Flying Girl. Read more here. Read more about the Team Championships here

The following members participated in the Championships: 

Zone 6 Adult Amateur (1.10/1.15m)
Shawnea Osborne, Lincoln, Neb.
Zone 6 Children's (1.10/1.15m)
Taylor Caniglia, Elkhorn, Neb.
Anabelle Cimoli, Waterford, Wis.
Emily Clemens, Long Lake, Minn.
Kyla De Luca, Fort Calhoun, Neb.
Sierra Osborne, Lincoln, Neb.

Zone 6 Juniors/Amateurs (1.20/1.25m)
Courtney Dickinson, Saint Paul, Minn. 
Jennifer Lanoha, Omaha, Neb.
Mikayla Schmidt, Gretna, Neb.
Tom Urban, Elkhorn, Neb.

Zone 6 Amateur (1.30/1.35m)
Elizabeth Conyers, Blue Grass, Iowa

Special thanks to Zone 6 Chefs d'Equipe  Mark Aplin  and  Jim Urban  for leading riders at the Championships! Way to go, everyone!
Courtney Dickinson, far right, earned silver. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives
Jumper riders at the riders meeting. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives
Zone 6 Events Coming Up
Good luck riders participating in the  Zone 6 Stirrup Cup Championship  Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at  End of Summer at Quail Run Qualifying criteria:   Stirrup Cup Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here.

Also coming up: 
Sept. 20-24
Rachel Johnson Receives Zone 6 College Scholarship
Rachel Johnson. Photo provided by Rachel.
Congratulations to Zone 6's Rachel Johnson, 17, of Stillwater, Minnesota, who was awarded the Zone 6 College Scholarship!

" The college scholarship means a lot to me because it was something I've always wanted to achieve and it finally came true," Johnson said. "It will help make college more affordable and help me get closer to accomplishing my goals and dreams. I will continue to ride and compete at UMC and study software engineering."
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 to our Stable Challenge Winner!
Stable Challenge winners receive an exciting prize pack from USHJA Sponsors! 
Congratulations to Zone 6's Sally Pray and Stillwater Stables, 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! 
Don't Miss the Chance to Participate in a Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenge!
Mark your calendars for upcoming Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges! The Handy Hunter Challenges were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Entry for the Handy Hunter is free for Zone 6 members!  Click here for more info.

Date Show City/State
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 End of Summer at Quail Run Elkhorn, Neb. 
Sept. 6-10 Indian Summer in Elkhorn Elkhorn, Neb. 
Sept. 13-17 Mid States Fall Mason City, Iowa

Click here for the full list of Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges!
Congratulations USEF Pony Finals Competitors!
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
Time Is Running Out: Nominate Someone Deserving Today!
Click here to nominate someone for one of these awards! 
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Handy Hunter Challenge, End of Summer at Quail Run, Elkhorn, Neb.  Click for more info
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Zone 6 Stirrup Cup Championship, End of Summer at Quail Run, Elkhorn, Neb.  Click for more info
Sept. 1 Deadline to nominate someone for the USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award Click for more info
Sept. 6-10 Handy Hunter Challenge, Indian Summer at Elkhorn, Elkhorn, Neb.  Click for more info
Sept. 13-17 Handy Hunter Challenge, Mid States Fall, Mason City, Iowa Click for more info
Oct. 5 Deadline to nominate someone for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award Click here for the application
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 6 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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