Congratulations to Zone 7 Members Selected for the EAP National Training Session!
Congratulations to Zone 7 athletes who were selected for the 2017 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session! 

Owen McWilliams, 14, of Austin, Texas, was selected to ride in the session.  Catherine Moorhead, 16, of Austin, Texas, was selected as an alternate rider for the session, and Amanda Atkins, 18, of Edmond, Okla., was selected as a stable manager.

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.

Click here for more information about the EAP National Training Session. 

Click here for more information about the Emerging Athletes Program. 
Owen McWilliams. Photo credit: Megan Lacy/USHJA Archives
Catherine Moorhead. Photo credit: Megan Lacy/USHJA Archives
Amanda Atkins. Photo credit: Megan Lacy/USHJA Archives

Supporting Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Volunteers load supplies to take to Hurricane Harvey victims. Photo credit: Whitney Barnard/USHJA Archives
We continue to think about those affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you are looking for a way to help or need help yourself, here are a few options:
  • USHJA, in partnership with other equestrian organizations, is supporting an effort to collect and ship supplies to those affected by Harvey. Click here for more information.   
Don't Miss Out on These Handy Hunter Challenges!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Zone 7 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 is FREE for Zone 7 members! Here is the list of upcoming Handy Hunter Challenges in Zone 7:

Oct. 5-8
Louisiana Fall Classic II
Amen Corner Farm
Folsom, La.
Oct. 10-14
American Royal
American Royal
Kansas City, Mo.
For more information about the Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges and for results  click here
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.
USHJA Annual Meeting Coming to Zone 7!
Mark your calendars!  The 2017 USHJA Annual Meeting is coming to Zone 7 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 7 at the 2017 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States) October 12-14 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania !
Brian Moggre, 15, of Flower Mound, Texas, riding Condero 3
Briley Koerner, 16, of The Woodlands, Texas, riding For Jef VD Wezelse
Anna Beth Athey, 16, of Enid, Okla., riding Cantero da Lagoa
Carson Grisham, 14, of Southlake, Texas, riding Zeros
Carolina Villanueva, 15, of Flower Mound, Texas, riding Zabel D, Alternate 
Martin Van der Hoeven, Chef d'Equipe  

For more information about the event, click here. For live stream information, Click here
Zone 7 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 7 Horse of the Year and Zone 7 Stirrup Cup awards programs.

To view national USEF Horse of the Year standings, click here
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 7
Presented by Texas Equine Services, Lynn Criner, DVM
Dec. 8-10
Timber Ridge Farm, Magnolia, Texas
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. 31 Deadline to apply for the Trainer Certification Program Grant Click to apply
Nov. 8-12 Zone 7 HOTY North, Lake St. Louis, Mo. 
Zone 7 HOTY South, GSWEC Autumn Classic
Click for more info
Nov. 9-13 EAP National Training Session, Painesville, Ohio Click for more info
Nov. 10-13 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse Click for more info
Dec. 8-10 Bernie Traurig Clinic, Magnolia, Texas Click for more info
Dec. 10-14 USHJA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 7 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

United States Hunter Jumper Association 
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Lexington, KY 40511
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