Zone 2 Members Earn Medals at the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships!
Congratulations to Zone 2 members who participated in the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships Sept. 21-23 in Princeton, New Jersey! 

In the Children's (1.10/1.15m) Team Championship,  Olivia Broder, Kelly McInerney, Gigi Moynihan, and  Phoebe Topping earned the gold medal and  Paige Agrawal, Alexis C. Di Pasqua, Gabrielle Freund, and  Jayna Suoninen took home bronze.

Children's team medalists. Photo credit: Jump Media LLC/USHJA Archives
Adult Amateur team medalists. Photo credit: Jump Media LLC/USHJA Archives

Kimberly Beattie, Sheila Ann Sadighi, Leslie Schillat, and Barbara Rochford were part of the gold medal team in the Adult Amateur (1.10/1.15m) Team Championship. Maria Bogdanova-Peifer, Stephanie Dixon, Marissa Fogal, and Kendra Sue Walmer earned the bronze medal.

Junior and Amateur team medalists. Photo credit: Jump Media LLC/USHJA Archives
The 1.20/1.25m and 1.30/1.35m Junior and Amateur sections were combined at the Championships. Jaime Auletto and Devon Shaw were part of the combined Zones 1 & 2 team that earned the gold medal
. Zone 2's  Gracie Allen, Lauren Lindner, Shannon Popp, and Caitlyn Sheffer earned the silver medal, and Samantha Johnson, Kayla Ryan and Emma Weiss were part of the combined bronze medal team. Click here to read more about the Team Championships. 

Special thanks to Zone 2 Chef d'Equipe James Benedetto for leading teams at the Championships!

Zone 2 members were also in the medals in the Individual Championships. In the Children's Individual Championship, Phoebe Topping earned the gold medal and Gigi Moynihan earned bronze. 

Shelia Ann Sadighi took home gold in the Adult Amateur Individual Championship.  Leslie Schillat earned the silver medal and Kim Beattie took home bronze.

In the combined 1.20/1.25m & 1.30/1.35m Junior and Amateur Individual Championship, Carley McInerney earned gold, Jaime Auletto took home silver and Bridget Perier earned bronze. 

Click here to read more about the Individual Championships.
Zone 2 Championships are Coming Up!
Congratulations to riders who participated in the Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Championship this past weekend at Swan Lake Fall Regional I in Littletown, Pennsylvania! Stay tuned for results from these championships.

Also coming up:
Championship Date/Location Qualifying Criteria
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 .
Zone 2 Members Selected for the EAP National Training Session!
Congratulations to Zone 2 members who was selected to for the 2017 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session! 

National Training Session Riders
  • Maura Cherny, 18, Cazenovia, N.Y.
  • Kendra Duggleby, 17, Cleveland, N.Y.
  • Isabelle Heckler,18, Colts Neck, N.J.
National Training Session Stable Managers
  • Gabrielle Baker, 19, Phoenix, N.Y.
  • Alexis Di Pasqua, 17, West Chester, Pa.
National Training Session Stable Manager Alternate
  • Jake Parker Wymard, 16, Glen Rock, Pa.
Click here to read more about who was selected to participate this year. 

The EAP National Training Session will be November 9-12 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. Athletes will learn from clinicians Peter Wylde and Anne Thornbury at the session.

Maura Cherny. Photo credit: Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives
Kendra Duggleby. Photo credit: Alina Brazzil/USHJA Archives
Isabelle Heckler. Photo credit: Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives

Photos from left, Gabrielle Baker, Alexis DiPasqua (far right) and Jake Parker Wymard. Photo credits: Alina Brazzil and Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives

Click here  for more information about the EAP National Training Session.  Click here  for more information about the Emerging Athletes Program. 
Congratulations Zone 2 Side Saddle and 
Zone 2 HOTY Jumper Championships Competitors!
Congratulations to Zone 2 members who participated in the following championships: 

Zone 2 Side Saddle Championship
Click here for results

Zone 2 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship
Click here for results
Do You Know Someone Who Deserves to be Recognized?
Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Do you know a horse show staff member who deserves to be recognized for his/her dedication and hard work? 

Nominate them for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award by  Oct. 5 !

The award recognizes two committed horse show staff members (one from each coast) who often work behind the scenes but are essential to the success of horse shows.
Good Luck to WCHR Members at Capital Challenge
Congratulations to the World Championship Hunter Rider members who pre-qualified for WCHR Challenge classes at the 2017 Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which runs through October 8!  Good luck to all the riders!

Click here to view the list of pre-qualified WCHR members. Watch the live stream of Capital Challenge here.
Zone 2 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 2 Horse of the Year and Zone 2 Stirrup Cup awards programs.

To view national USEF Horse of the Year standings, click here
Save the Date for USHJA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars!  The 2017 USHJA Annual Meeting is coming up December 10-14 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas! The hotel block is available on the website, and USHJA has secured discount airfare and rental car opportunities in conjunction with this year's event. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Click here for more information. Click here for the schedule of events! Registration will open soon.
Good Luck to Our Prix des States Team!
Congratulations and good luck to the team representing Zone 2 at the 2017 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States) October 12-14 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania!
Madison Goetzmann, 16, Skaneateles, N.Y., riding Prestigious
Kaitlyn Williams, 21, Victor, N.Y., riding Shaq
Dagny Mactaggart, 16, Millbrook, N.Y., riding Ziezo
Sara McCloskey, 17, Pound Ridge, N.Y., riding Action Painting
Taegan Long, 17, Medford, N.J., riding All Star De L'Aube Alternate
Ralph Caristo, Chef d'Equipe    

For more information about the event, click here. For live stream information, Click here
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 2

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

George Morris Clinic
Available for TCP Credit
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
Oct. 5 Deadline to nominate someone for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award Click here for the nomination form
Oct. 7-8 Julie Winkel Clinic, Indiana, 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
Nov. 10-12 George Morris Clinic, Buffalo, N.Y.  Click for more info
Dec. 10-12 USHJA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas 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.

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