Supporting Members Affected By Hurricane Irma
Volunteers load supplies to take to hurricane victims. Photo credit: Whitney Barnard/USHJA Archives
Our hearts are with the many who were affected by Hurricane Irma. Many thanks to everyone who has already stepped forward to provide assistance and support to their fellow equestrians. 
This disaster, as with many, does not end with the passing of the main event, and we know the recovery will take some time. If you are looking for a way to assist those affected by this disaster, here are a few options to consider:
  • The USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund is a potential source of support in times like these. We expect to receive requests for assistance from members, and therefore, donations are welcome to support this fund and the long-term recovery of members affected by these catastrophic events. Click here to donate.
Zone 4 Members Selected for 
EAP National Training Session
Sabrina Searles. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives
Shanna Beyer. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Zone 4's Sabrina Searles, 20, of Winter Garden, Fla., who was selected as a stable manager for the 2017 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, and to Shanna Beyer, 19, of Collierville, Tenn., who was selected as an alternate 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. 
Good Luck to Our Prix des States Team!
Congratulations and good luck to the team representing Zone 4 at the 2017 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States) October 12-14 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania !

Jorja Rose Jones, 16, of Byhalia, Miss., riding Light Show
Faith Davis, 16, of Gurley, Ala., riding Da Vinci
Tanner Korotkin, 15, of Wellington, Fla., riding Macarthur
Erika Jakobson, 15, of Boca Raton, Fla., riding Nando KLT
Sophie Gochman, 13, of Wellington, Fla., riding Bluf BH, Alternate
Kim Land, Chef d'Equipe 

For more information about the event, click here. For live stream information, 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.
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 4 Handy Hunter Classic and Championships Coming Up!
The Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classic Championships are coming up in November! And there are a few opportunities left to participate in a Handy Hunter Classic. Check out the schedule of events: 

Date Horse Show Location
Nov. 2-5 Atlanta in the Fall Fairburn, Ga. 

Nov. 15-19 Atlanta Fall Classic II Conyers, Ga. 
Nov. 16-19 Fox Lea Nov. National Venice, Fla. 

For more information about Handy Hunter Classics, click here.
Zone 4 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 4 Horse of the Year and Zone 4 Stirrup Cup awards programs.

To view national USEF Horse of the Year standings, click here
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 4
Nov. 18-19
Wrenwood Farms
Naples, Fla.

Dec. 16-18
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Ala.

Click here for the directory of clinics. For more information on getting a clinic listed on the directory, click here
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 application
Oct. 31 Deadline to apply for 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. 15-19 Zone 4 HOTY North, Atlanta Fall Classic II, Conyers, Ga. Click for more info
Nov. 16-19 Zone 4 HOTY South, Fox Lea Farm November, Venice, Fla. Click for more info
Nov. 18-19 George Morris Clinic, Wrenwood Farms, Naples, Fla.  Click for more info
Dec. 10-14 USHJA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 4 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

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