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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 5 member! This month: Read about the USHJA Annual Meeting, see who received Annual Awards, check out 2018 Specifications and more. Scroll down to read more, and don't forget to share your experiences with us!

Zone 5 Represented at USHJA Annual Meeting
Members come together to share ideas and celebrate the sport
Members meet on Zone and Affiliate Day. Photo credit: USHJA
Diane Carney attended Zone and Affiliate Day. Photo credit: USHJA
Pat Boyle during USHJA Annual Meeting. Photo credit: USHJA

Zone 5 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! 

Zone 5 Members Receive USHJA Annual Awards
Congratulations to Diane Carney and Kimmy Risser, who received President's Distinguished Service Awards at the Evening of Equestrians.  Click here to read about the Evening of Equestrians Award presentation. For more information about USHJA Awards, click here

Diane Carney, third from left, and Kimmy Risser, fifth from left, receive President's Distinguished Service Awards. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
Zone 5 Member to Attend USHJA Gold Star Clinic in Wellington
Congratulations to Zone 5's Ponce Tidwell III, who will be attending the USHJA Gold Star Clinic in Wellington, Florida, December 27-30. Click here to read more. 

The clinic in Wellington and a second clinic Jan. 18-21 in Thermal, Calif., are part of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, which was launched earlier this 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. 

The Gold Star Clinics will be live streamed and available on demand at beginning Dec. 28. USHJA members are eligible for a 50 percent discount on their subscription when they subscribe by entering EQUSHJA2018 in the Redeem Coupon section.

Each clinic will offer four days of horsemanship, stable management, mounted instruction and additional education from top athletes and horsemen including lead clinician Richard Spooner.  Click here to read more about the Gold Star Clinics.
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!
World Equestrian Center to Host New USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships
The USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships are open to ponies 7 years old and under. Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
The USHJA is pleased to announce that 2018 will bring the first Championships designed specifically for young hunter ponies, those 7 years old and under. 

The USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships will be held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, on September 30, 2018. 

"We are excited that these Championships will celebrate the many exceptional young hunter ponies in our sport," said Oliver Brown, chair of the USHJA Young Hunter Pony Ad Hoc Committee.  "Our pony breeders are dedicated and committed to producing the very best hunter ponies, and we look forward to these championships providing them with a wonderful avenue for showcasing and developing that talent." Read more
What You Need to Know About the ELD Mandate and CDL Requirements from the 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. 
Zone 5 Members Attending USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
Congratulations to Zone 5's Alexandra Pielet of Highland Park, Ill., who is participating in the 12th annul USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Jan. 5-7 in Wellington, Fla. Also congratulations to Natalie Radosevich of Famington Hills, Mich., who will be attending the session as an assistant stable manager! 

Participants in the session earned invitations from their performances in USEF marker competitions, through the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session or by being selected from a competitive pool of wild card applicants. Read more about the 2018 session.
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.  
Sport News

2018 Zone 5 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 5 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 5 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 5 Horse of the Year and Zone 5 Stirrup Cup awards programs .

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

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

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