February Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 4 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.
WCHR Week at WEF Wrap Up
Congratulations to our members who participated in 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.

Geoff Teall (pictured) received the Kavar Kerr Distinguished Service Award, presented by the World Championship Hunter Rider Committee. Zone 4's Kelley Farmer, John Ingram and Brady Mitchell placed in the top 12 in the Spectacular. Other special award winners included Ella Bostwick, Elizabeth Boyd, Victoria Colvin, Kelley Farmer, John Ingram, Martha Ingram, Samantha Karp, Katherine Newman, Brady Mitchell, Tracy Scheriff-Muser, Susan Stanley and Olivia Sweetnam. Click here to see all of the WCHR Week award winners.
Pictured: Debbie Bass, Louise Serio, Geoff Teall, Charlie Moorcroft, Lynn Jayne, Carl Weeden and Steve Rector. Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
You Don't Want to Miss These Championships
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
Atlanta Summer Classic II
Conyers, Ga.
June 20-24
Application deadline: April 21

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 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships
Tryon Summer 6
Mill Spring, N.C.
July 3-8
Application deadline: May 20

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.
Emerge a Better Horseman
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. In Zone 4 Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., is hosting a session June 10-14 featuring clinicians Geoff Teall and Colleen Reed. The deadline to apply for this session is April 16. Click here to view all of the sessions.
Youth Show Jumping Riders Shine in Ocala
Congratulations to Zone 4's Faith Davis and Ansgar Holtgers Jr., who participated in the Junior and Children's team competition alongside the CSIO5* in Ocala Feb. 17-18.
 
Davis was part of the silver medal Junior team, and Holtgers was part of the Children's gold medal team and the Children's bronze medal team. Read more.
 
Pictured: The gold medal Children's team with Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer. Credit: US Equestrian.
Zone 4 Members Enjoyed Chris Wynne Clinic
Zone 4 members participated in the Zone 4 Member Clinic featuring clinician Chris Wynne February 19 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Florida. The clinic was free for Zone 4 members.

Special thanks to those who made the clinic possible including Chris Wynne, Zone 4 Committee Members, Carrie Buxton and Sue Ashe for hosting, and PDQ for sponsoring food for participants.
Try a Handy Hunter Challenge This Year!
The fun, competitive Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges are back this year! Compete in one of these classes at a horse show near you! Entry to these classes is FREE for Zone 4 members. Points count toward year-end awards programs. Upcoming challenges:

  • Feb. 21-26, Ocala Masters, Ocala Fla. (Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony)
  • Feb. 28-March 4, Venice, Fla. (Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony)
  • Feb. 28-March 4, Gulf Coast Mid-Winter IV, Gulfport, Miss. (Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter)
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 4 Update or on our Zone 4 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Important Dates and Deadlines
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Photos: Tricia Booker, Erin Keating, Megan Lacy and Louise Taylor for USHJA.
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