February Zone 6 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 6 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 6 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 & 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.
Emerge a Better Horseman
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. HITS Balmoral in Crete, Ill.., will host a session June 17-21 featuring clinicians Anne Kursinski and Anne Thornbury, and The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo., will host a session July 31-Aug. 4 featuring clinicians Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder. The application deadline for these sessions is April 16 and May 14, respectively. Click here to view all of the sessions. Zone 6 has funding available to help riders attend a Regional Training Session; be sure to scroll down to apply
Have You Done a Handy Hunter Challenge?
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the fun, competitive Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges at a horse show near you this year! Entry to these classes is FREE for Zone 6 members! Upcoming challenges:

  • April 19-22, Omaha Equestrian Preview, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • May 12, Maffitt Lake Spring Gathering I, Cumming, Iowa
  • May 17-20, MHJA Horse Show, Hugo, Minn.

Click here to view the full schedule.
Let Us Help You Get Where You Want to Go
Apply by May 1
Apply by Oct. 1
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 Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, Feb. 14-18 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Teddi Pritzker and Hello Handsome, owned by Evergreen Stables, was a special award winner during the week. Click here to see all of the WCHR Week special awards. Interested in becoming a World Championship Hunter Rider Member? Click here.
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 6 Update or on our Zone 6 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
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Photos: Leslie Mangan, Louise Taylor and Kristin Rover for USHJA.
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