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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 4 member! This month: mark your calendars and don't forget to apply for exciting opportunities and events coming up this year. There is something for everyone from EAP Regional Training Sessions to fun team Championships! Scroll down to read more, and don't forget to share your experiences with us. 

Hunter Riders: Team Up for Fun Championships!
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

Photo credit: Megan Lacy/USHJA
Atlanta Summer Classic II
June 20-24
Conyers, Ga.

Qualifying period: 
June 26, 2017-April 21, 2018

The Ch/AA Hunter Championships give Chilren's and Adult Hunter riders a fun opportunity to compete on a team and individually! 

Compete for the Gold Star Jumper Rider Title
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships

Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA
Tryon Summer 6
July 3-8
Mill Spring, N.C.

Qualifying period: 
August 28, 2017-May 20, 2018

The Zone Jumper Team Championships are an entry point to the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway. Individual medalists are invited to a USHJA Gold Star Clinic. 

Join Us at the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular! 

Tables are selling fast for the 2018 Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular & Gala, which will be Feb. 17 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.  Join us in celebrating the history of the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program.
Members Attend USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East
Riders at the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East. Photo credit: Jump Media
Zone 4's  Isabella Durnell, Quinn Larimer and Cayman Szegda attended the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 27-30!  Click here to read about the clinic. 

The USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program was launched last year in conjunction with the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, to identify Jumper athletes who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport. Applications for the 2018 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships are now open

The Gold Star Clinics are available on demand at USHJA members are eligible for a 50 percent discount by entering EQUSHJA2018 in the Redeem Coupon section.
Zone 4 Offers FREE Riding Clinic with Chris Wynne!
Cocktails and Conversations with 
Rood and Riddle Veterinary Specialists
USHJA Official Sponsor Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital invites you to you to Cocktails and Conversations!

When: 6 p.m., Feb. 6

Where: Wanderers Club, Wellington, Fla. 

What: Join Rood & Riddle veterinary specialists to learn more about colic, anesthesia, therapeutic shoeing for the performance horse and more!

RSVP:  Click here

Become a More Well-Rounded Athlete
Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA
It's time to apply for a 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session!

Sessions feature intensive mounted and unmounted instruction from top clinicians in the sport and are open to riders 25 and under who apply and meet the requirements. 

In Zone 4: 
June 10-14 at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., with Geoff Teall and Colleen Reed.
Apply by April 16!

Click here to view the full calendar of sessions. Click here to apply.
Olivia Woodson Attended USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
Congratulations to Zone 4's  Olivia Woodson  of Wellington, Fla., who participated in the 12th annul USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Jan. 5-7 in Wellington, where riders learned from the sport's top clinicians.  Click here to watch the clinic on demand.
Need Help Getting Where You Want to Go?
USHJA Zone 4 offers an EAP Grant to assist with covering the costs associated with attending an EAP Regional Training Session. 

Nationally, the USHJA Foundation also has grant and scholarship opportunities for members, including the  Gochman Family Grant , which provides recipients an opportunity to experience U.S. Pony Finals, and the  Hamel Scholarship for Further Education , a $25,000 scholarship designed to encourage further education. Click below to apply:

Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges Coming Up!
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the fun, competitive Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges at a horse show near you this year! Entry to these classes is FREE for Zone 4 members. Points count toward year-end awards programs.

Date Competition Location
Feb. 21-26 Ocala Masters  Ocala, Fla. 
Feb. 28-March 4 Venice Equestrian Tour VII Venice, Fla.
Feb. 28-March 4 Gulf Coast Mid-Winter IV Gulfport, Miss.

Click here for the full list. Click here to view specifications.
Mark Your Calendar
Dates and locations have been set for Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championships! Be sure to mark your calendar: 

Nov. 14-18
Atlanta Fall Classic II
Conyers, Ga.

Nov. 15-18
Fox Lea Farm November
Venice, Fla.

For more information and qualifying criteria for the championships, click here
New Regional Championships Added to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program
Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
New Regional Championships have been added to the Green Hunter Incentive Program this year! 

NCHJA Annual Horse Show (June 27-July 1) is hosting one of these championships close to Zone 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Horses MUST be enrolled to participate, so enroll your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter by Feb. 1 to enjoy the lowest enrollment rate!  Click here to read more.
Dates and Location Set for the  Adequan FEI North American Junior Children and Young Rider Championships
Photo credit: Kaitlyn Karssen for EqSol/USHJA
Old Salem Farm in New York, will be hosting the 2018 Jumping Adequan FEI North American Junior Children and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, Aug. 1-5

Old Salem Farm sits on 125 acres in the rolling hills of North Salem, N.Y., and hosts competitions such as the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI4*-W and the Old Salem Spring shows. 

The location met the key determinants outlined in the bidding process, according to US Equestrian. Read more about the 2018 championships.
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 4
March 13-14
True Bleu Farms, Aiken, S.C. 
Have an interesting story to share? Know a member who deserves to be recognized? Email stories  here for possible inclusion in a future Zone eNews Update!
Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.

Official USHJA Sponsors
Charles Owen
Rood and Riddle
Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners


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