February Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 7 Update! This month scroll down to get a glimpse of the exciting programs you can participate in, see what is coming up in our zone and apply to participate before it's too late! Don't forget to share your photos and stories with us!
What's Your Horsemanship IQ?
Study, test your horsemanship knowledge and try to qualify for HQC Nationals!
The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is open now until Sept. 1.

Competitors 21 years old and younger can participate in this online test for a chance to earn a spot at Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, an in-person, educational horsemanship competition that offers $4,000 in educational grants.
You Don't Want to Miss These Championships
USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
Summer in the Rockies IV
June 27-July 1
Parker, Colo.
Application deadline: April 28

The Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, give Children's and Adult Hunter Riders a fun opportunity to compete on a team and individually!
USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships
Summer in the Rockies IV
June 27-July 1
Parker, Colo.
Application deadline: May 14

The Zone Jumper Team Championships are an entry point to the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway. Individual medalists are invited to attend a USHJA Gold Star Clinic.
WCHR Week at WEF Wrap Up
Congratulations to our members who traveled to Florida for WCHR Week at WEF, which featured numerous special WCHR Awards and the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, Feb. 14-18 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.
 
Tracy Fenney rode MTM Outbid to a third place finish in the Spectacular. Peter Pletcher earned the Green Hunter 3'3" Section A Champion title with River. Click here to see all of the WCHR Week award winners.
 
Pictured: Fenney and MTM Outbid. Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
Emerge a Better Horseman
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. In Zone 7, Great Southwest Equestrian Center will host a session June 11-15 featuring clinicians Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder. The application deadline for this session is April 16. Click here to view all of the sessions. Also, funding is available through Zone 7 to help riders attend a Regional Training Session, so be sure to scroll down and check out the grant application.
Youth Show Jumping Athletes Shine in Ocala
Congratulations to Zone 7's Genevieve Munson, who participated in the Junior and Children's team competition alongside the CSIO5* in Ocala Feb. 17-18.

Munson was part of the bronze medal Children's Team. Special thanks to Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer for leading the teams! Read more. Munson was also a 2017 USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider. Click here for more information about the program.
Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges Start Soon!
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the fun, competitive Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges at a horse show near you this year! Entry to these classes is FREE for Zone 7 Members. Upcoming challenges:

  • May 3-6, Louisiana Spring Classic I, Folsom, La.
  • June 20-24, Blue Ribbon Summer Festival II, Waco, Texas
Let Us Help You Get Where You Want to Go
Apply by May 1
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Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 7 Update or on our Zone 7 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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Photos: Tricia Booker, Louise Taylor and Megan Lacy for USHJA.
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