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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 9 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 9 &10 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
National Sunshine Series II
Nov. 6-11
Thermal, Calif. 

Qualifying period: 
July 24, 2017-Sept. 7, 2018

The Ch/AA Hunter Championships give Children'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 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships

Photo credit: Megan Lacy/USHJA
National Sunshine Series II
Nov. 6-11
Thermal, Calif. 

Qualifying period: 
Nov. 13, 2017-Sept. 24, 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. 

New Regional Championships Added to USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program
Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA
New Regional Championships have been added to the Green Hunter Incentive Program this year! 

Oregon High Desert Classic 2 (July 25-29)  is offering one of the NEW USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships in Zone 9.

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.
Rachel Long Participates in USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West
Riders at the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA

Congratulations to Zone 9's Rachel Long of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho,  who attended the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Calif., Jan. 18-21. Rachel's sister, Kayla Long, also attended the clinic as an auditor.  Click here to read about the clinic. 

"It was awesome. I learned so much from everybody. There wasn't one person I didn't learn from. I'm very excited to get home and use all these things and apply them to other horses and see the differences and similarities," Rachel Long said.

"I am very glad I came to audit," said Kayla Long. "I thought it was a great week. Even without riding I learned a lot. Listening to the workshops and thinking how it applied to my horse, it was really nice."

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 EQSports.netUSHJA members are eligible for a 50 percent discount by entering EQUSHJA2018 in the Redeem Coupon section.
Become a More Well-Rounded Athlete
Photo credit: Leslie Mangan
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.

Sessions near Zone 9: 
May 31-June 4 at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nev., with Jim Wofford and Nanci Snyder and June 27-July 1 at LA Equestrian Center with Kip Rosenthal and Anne Thornbury. The deadline to apply for these sessions is April 16.

Click here to view the full calendar of sessions. Click here to apply.
Need Help Getting Where You Want to Go?
USHJA Zone 9 offers an EAP Grant to assist with covering the costs associated with attending an EAP Regional Training Session. Click the button below to apply:

Apply by May 1

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. 
Want to Know What Competitions are Happening in Zone 9?
Are you looking for competitions in Zone 9? Be sure to check out the US Equestrian Competition Search feature, where you can search for competitions in your area. Search by date, Zone, horse show names and more!
Mark Your Calendar
Dates and locations for Zone 9 HOTY and Stirrup Cup championships have been set! Mark your calendar:

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Championship - Jumper
Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Wilsonville, Ore.

Zone 9 Stirrup Cup Championship
Sept. 8-9
Cle Elum, Wash.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Championship - Hunter
Sept. 12-16
Monroe, Wash. 

For more information about championships and to view qualifying criteria, click here.
Dates and Locations Set for 2018 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.
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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