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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 7 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 7 & 8 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA
Summer in the Rockies IV
June 27-July 1
Parker, Colorado

Qualifying period: 
July 17, 2017-April 28, 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 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships

Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA
Summer in the Rockies IV
June 27-July 1
Parker, Colorado

Qualifying period: 
July 16, 2017-May 14, 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. 

Members Attend USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East
Riders at the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East. Photo credit: Jump Media
Zone 7's  Megan Cleland, Genevieve Munson, and Kelsey Gore,  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 members are eligible for a 50 percent discount by entering EQUSHJA2018 in the Redeem Coupon section.
Become a More Well-Rounded Athlete
Photo credit: Megan Lacy/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 7:
June 11-15 at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, with Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder
Apply by April 16.

Click here to view the full calendar of sessions. Click here to apply.
Mark Your Calendar
Dates and locations have been set for the Zone 7 HOTY and Regional Equitation championships:

Zone 7 Regional Equitation Championship
Sept. 5-9
Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - North
Nov. 7-11
Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - South
Nov. 7-11
Katy, Texas

For more information and to view qualifying criteria, click here.
Need Help Getting Where You Want to Go?
USHJA Zone 7 offers grant opportunities to help members reach their goals. Click the buttons below to apply: 

Apply by July 1
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. 
Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges
Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the fun, competitive Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges at a horse show near you this year! Entry to these classes is FREE for Zone 7 members.

Date Competition Location
May 3-6 Louisiana Spring Classic I Folsom, La.
June 20-24 Blue Ribbon Summer Festival II Waco, Texas

Click here for the full list. Click here to view specifications.
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! 

The Central Championship will be at Harvest (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) in Katy, Texas. 

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 2018 Adequan FEI North American Junior Children and Young Rider Championships
The 2017 gold medal team. 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 championships.
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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