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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 9 member! This month: Read about USHJA Annual Meeting, see who received an Annual Award, check out 2018 Specifications and more. Scroll down to read more, and don't forget to share your experiences with us!

Zone 9 Represented at USHJA Annual Meeting
Members come together to share ideas and celebrate the sport
USHJA President Mary Babick talks with Zone and Affiliate members during Annual Meeting. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Zone 9 members were in attendance at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, Dec. 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas. 


Nearly 300 members from across the country worked together brainstorming new ideas, discussing programs, hearing guest speakers, asking questions and raising concerns all with a common goal of improving the sport. Click here to read about rule change proposals discussed. Special thanks to the members who represented our zone! 

Congratulations to Dianne Johnson!
Dianne Johnson receives the Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives.
Congratulations to Dianne Johnson who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center. 

Johnson began riding when she was 15 years old and went on to become a trainer where her discipline, work ethic and infectious energy propelled her to the top. She also acts as competition manager, managing top hunter/jumper competitions in Washington and the Northwest and is a USEF-licensed C1 Steward. 

She and her husband Johnny Johnson opened Sterling Stables, and Dianne has had an impact on many young riders. In addition, she has been involved with multiple boards and committees at USHJA and USEF, currently serving as USHJA Vice President and Chair of the USHJA Hunter Working Group.

Click here to read about the award recipients, click here to read about the Evening of Equestrians Award presentation. For more information about USHJA Awards, click here
Have You Renewed Your Membership?
The 2018 competition year is underway. Have you renewed your membership?

Exciting changes this year include: 
  • Memberships running for an entire year, regardless of when members renew
  • An opportunity to sign up for auto-renewal so members don't have to worry about remembering to renew each year
  • New exclusive member benefits 
Renewing is quick and easy: 
Thank you to our Life and Three-Year members as well as those who have already renewed for 2018; we look forward to serving you again!
Oregon Hunter Jumper Association Banquet, Featuring Zone 9 Awards Coming Up
Save the date for the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association Banquet, featuring Zone 9 Awards. Click the image below for more information. 

Know Before You Show
Do you know what rules are in effect for the 2018 competition year? 

Know Before You Show with a comprehensive list of rule changes effective as of Dec. 1, 2017 , for the 2018 competition year.

Click here to read a summary of the rules that affect Hunter/Jumper competition. Click here to view the 2018 USEF Rulebook.  
What You Need to Know About the ELD Mandate and CDL Requirements from AHC
Are you wondering how the Electronic Logging Device Mandate will affect you, or if you need a Commercial Drivers License to transport horses? The American Horse Council has put together brochures to help explain these two issues. Click here for more information. 
2018 Zone 9 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 9 Specifications! Zone specifications can change from year to year and are unique to each zone, so be sure you are up to date on the most recent specifications for our zone. 
Zone 9 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 9 Horse of the Year and Zone 9 Stirrup Cup awards programs. 

To view national USEF Horse of the Year standings, click here
Sport News

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

United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033