February Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 9 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 9 & 10 Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
National Sunshine Series II
Nov. 6-11
Thermal, Calif.
Application deadline: Sept. 7

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 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships
National Sunshine Series II
Nov. 6-11
Thermal, Calif.
Application deadline: Sept. 24

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. Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif., will host a session June 27-July 1 featuring clinicians Kip Rosenthal 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 are April 16 and May 14, respectively. Click here to view all of the sessions. Zone 9 is also offering funding to help members attend an EAP Regional Training Session; apply for the grant by May 1.
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 9 Update or on our Zone 9 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Important Dates and Deadlines

Photos: Megan Lacy, Leslie Mangan, Louise Taylor and Tricia Booker for USHJA.
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