Committee Corner
Happy New Year everyone! The year is already off and running with several young riders from Zone 10 learning all they can from the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West and the USEF George Morris Horsemastership Clinic, presented by USHJA. As the new show season gets underway, don't forget to visit the USHJA website to learn about this year's championships, special classes/sections, and educational programs. The Zone 10 monthly eNews is also a great place to keep up with USHJA championships and programs as we will feature descriptions, program deadlines, and website links throughout the year. We are looking forward to seeing what our Zone 10 members achieve this year!

Kathy Hobstetter
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee
Ned Glynn
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee

Applications Open for 2018 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships and Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships
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. 

USHJA Zones 9 &10 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! 

USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West Provides Great Opportunity for Young Riders to Learn from the Best
Riders at the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA

The USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West, featuring lead clinician Richard Spooner, took place at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, Calif., Jan 18-21 and gave young riders the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Congratulations to all of the Zone 10 members who participated: 

Kate Abajian
Nicole Beales
Maud Christal
Emily Hartley
Jerra Mays
Aubrie Munson
Tanna Seltzer
Marielle Zoretic

Amelie Louise Bittar
Clea Caddell
Lauren Craft
Amelia Enzminger
Kaitlyn Lovingfoss
Trent McGee

Alyce Bittar
Claire Follmer
Maggie Kehring
Dylan Laiken
Alexa Leong

The four-day clinic included horsemanship, stable management, mounted instruction and additional education from Richard Spooner and other top industry professionals like Rich Fellers, Will Simpson, and Kirsten Coe. Participants also had the opportunity to compete in a modified Nation's Cup competition on the final day of the clinic. 

Congratulations to the winning team of  Alyce Bittar, Clea Caddell, and  Maud Christal , who were coached to victory by their Chef d'Equipe Rich Fellers. Read more about the clinic here

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
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! 

International Jumping Festival (Sept. 19-23) is hosting the Southwest Championship in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Oregon High Desert Classic 2 (July 25-29) in Bend, Ore., is hosting the Northwest Championship.

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.
Zone 10 Members Attend USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
The new show year started off once again with the 12th Annual George Morris Horsemastership Clinic (Jan 5-7) in Wellington, Fla. This year, Zone 10 was represented by riders Alyce Bittar, Natalie Dean, Cecily Hayes, and Hannah Loly, as well as by Assistant Stable Manager Taylor Wohler.  Each participant earned numerous accolades in 2017 to earn their prestigious spot in the clinic, which provides mounted and unmounted education through renowned clinicians.
This year featured another all-star clinician lineup, and riders got to learn from some of the best in the business. They worked on their flatwork with Anne Kursinski, gymnastics with Kent Farrington, and mock Nation's Cup competition with McLain Ward. Unmounted clinicians included veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, sports psychologist Tonya Johnston, and course designer Conrad Homfeld, among others. Participants came away with a wealth of knowledge and a greater understanding of the sport and the horsemanship required to become a professional equestrian Click here to watch the clinic on demand.
Become a More Well-Rounded Athlete
Photo credit: Alden Corrigan Media
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 in Zone 10: 
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 application deadline for both 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 10 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. 

Dates and Location 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.
Zone 10 Selection Trials Are Set! Earn Your Spot!
Do you dream of competing at these Championships? The dates and locations of the 2018 Zone 10 Selection Trials for the 2018 Adequan FEI North American Junior Children and Young Rider Championships have been set and are right around the corner! Fill out the application below and earn your spot at these competitions.

Desert Circuit VIII
March 13-18
HITS Desert Horse Park

Blenheim Spring Classic II
March 27-31
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park

Del Mar National
May 1-6
Del Mar Fairgrounds

HMI Equestrian Challenge
May 16-20
Sonoma Horse Park

Click here for the Zone 10 Selection Trials Application. Contact Sally Hudson for more information.
Upcoming Events
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
April 6 Applications due for USHJA Foundation Gochman Family Grant  Click here to apply
April 22-23 Zone 10 TCP Clinic, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.  Click for more info
May 15 Deadline to apply for USHJA Foundation Hamel Scholarship for Further Education Click here to apply

Click here  for the Zone 10 calendar of events.
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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