February Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! We hope you enjoy the new look of the Zone 2 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!
Rock Harbor and Louise Serio win $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
For Louise Serio, contesting the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular is always special. And this year it was particularly rewarding when she piloted Jennifer Burger's Rock Harbor to victory, earning her third title in a class that she was instrumental in establishing back in 1997.

"You never know when you're going to get back here again," she said with a smile. "It's very rewarding. Jennifer Burger, who owns Rock Harbor, has been a wonderful client for a long time and she's been a big supporter, so to win on her horse is really nice." Read more.

Zone 2's Scott Stewart rode Catch Me, owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC, to a second place finish in the Spectacular. Other special award winners from Zone 2 included Ella Bikoff, Catherine Cowie, Alexa Lignelli, Agatha Lignelli, Margot Peroni, Stella Propp, Caroline Ratigan, Christina Serio, Caroline Signorino, Stephanie Smith and Raina Swani. Click here to view all the WCHR Week Award winners.
Pictured: Jennifer Burger's Rock Harbor and Louise Serio are awarded  the Dark Continent Perpetual Trophy, donated by Jim Greene, as well as the Let's Dance Perpetual Trophy, donated by the late Gene Mische. Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
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 1 & 2 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
HITS on the Hudson VII
Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Saugerties, N.Y.
Application deadline: June 30

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 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships
Princeton Show Jumping August
Aug. 22-26
Princeton, N.J.
Application deadline: July 9

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 for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program are open! In Zone 2 Centenary University in Long Valley, New Jersey, will host a session June 18-22 featuring clinicians Joe Fargis and Colleen Reed. The application deadline for this session is April 16. Click here to view all of the sessions. Scroll down to learn more about the EAP Grant.
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Youth Show Jumping Riders Shine in Ocala
Congratulations to Zone 2's Emma Callanan and Carolina Villanueva Suarez, who participated in the Junior and Children's team competition alongside the CSIO5* in Ocala Feb. 17-18.

Carolina was part of the Junior team that earned the silver medal, and Emma was part of both the Children's gold medal team and the bronze medal team. Read more. Both riders were 2017 USHJA Gold Star Riders. Click here for more information about the program.

Pictured: The gold medal Children's team with Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer. Credit: US Equestrian.
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 2 Update or on our Zone 2 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Important Dates and Deadlines
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Photos: Tricia Booker, Kate Cattani, Jump Media, Megan Lacy and Louise Taylor for USHJA.
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