February Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 5 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 5 & 6 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
July 18-22
Application deadline: May 19

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 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
July 18-22
Application deadline: June 4

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.
Daisy Farish rode Cinemagic to a fifth place finish in the Spectacular. Special award winners during the week included Savonna Adell, Rachel Boggus, Kathryn Hall, Terri Irrer, Farish, Natalie Jayne (pictured), Emma Kurtz and Christopher Payne. Click here to see all of the WCHR Week award winners.

Interested in becoming a World Championship Hunter Rider member? Click here
Emerge a Better Horseman
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. In Zone 5 HITS Balmoral in Crete, Ill.., will host a session June 17-21 featuring clinicians Anne Kursinski and Anne Thornbury, and World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, will host a session Aug. 1-5 featuring clinicians Jeff Cook and Colleen Reed. The application deadline for these sessions is April 16 and May 14, respectively. Click here to view all of the sessions. Zone 5 has funding available to help members attend a Regional Training Session; be sure to scroll down to learn about the grant.
Youth Show Jumping Riders Shine in Ocala
Congratulations to Zone 5's Kyle Perkovich, who participated in the Junior and Children's team competition alongside the CSIO5* in Ocala Feb. 17-18.
Perkovich was part of the silver medal Junior team. Last year, he participated in the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships. Special thanks to Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer for leading the teams! Read more.
Let Us Help You Get Where You Want to Go
Apply by May 1
Apply by Oct. 1
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 5 Update or on our Zone 5 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Important Dates and Deadlines

Photos: Jump Media, Megan Lacy, Kristin Rover and Louise Taylor for USHJA.
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