Get to Know Your New Committee Members:
For the next few months we'll be introducing our new Zone 1 Committee Members who are already working hard for our zone! 

John Manning, Chair
John, of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is a second generation horseman who has been involved in the sport since he was a child. He is a course designer who recently received his FEI Level 2 certification. As a committee member he wants to promote programs and help zone members advance their knowledge and competitive experience. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, bird watching and traveling. If he could have dinner with one equestrian he would choose Rodney Jenkins. 

Fran Dotoli, Vice Chair
Fran, of Chepachet, Rhode Island, has been involved with the sport most of her life, first as a rider, then trainer and now as a judge and a clinician. Her family is also involved in the sport. Fran hopes to help inform membership and assist in enhancing programs as a committee member. She received the President's Distinguished Service Award at the USHJA Annual Meeting this year. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and painting. If she could have dinner with any equestrian she would pick Bert de Nemethy to pick his brain about the sport. 

John Bahret, Treasurer
John, of Middletown, Rhode Island, has been involved in the sport for more than 45 years training horses and riders with his wife, Jay Sargent, at Sandy Point Stables. He is an "R" judge, an announcer and is involved with other USHJA committees. As zone treasurer he wants to make sure t he association is responsive to members. John enjoys hiking, boating and amateur dolphin research in his spare time. If he could have dinner with one equestrian, he would choose Gordon Wright.

Stay tuned for more committee member introductions in next month's eNews. For more information about you Zone 1 Committee, click here
Congratulations Year-End Award Winners!
Congratulations to Zone 1 members who received year-end honors for 2016! Click below to view final standings for National Horse of the Year, Zone Horse of the Year and Stirrup Cup. 

*Be sure to select 2016

Good luck to members participating in these programs in 2017! 
Register for Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!
How does your horsemanship knowledge measure up? Find out by participating in the 2017 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge,  presented by The Plaid Horse

Registration opens February 1! Register and take the online quizzes for a chance to compete at the HQC Nationals and win great prizes!   

Click here for more information. Register here
Zone 1 HOTY Championship Location Announced!
Dates and locations for 2017 zone championships have been announced

The Zone 1 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship will be Sept. 13-17 at Eastern States Expo (The Big E) in West Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Click here for more information about the Horse of the Year Championship.
Grant Money Will be Available for Members!
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Zone 1 will have grants available this year for members who are interested in participating in various USHJA Programs this year. Stay tuned for more information and how to apply for these grants in next month's eNews update! 

Congratulations to Zone 1's Coco Fath
Congratulations to Zone 1's Coco Fath who participated in the 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session January 5-7 at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla.

The session featured mounted clinicians Anne Kursinski, Beezie Madden, Laura Kraut and Lauren Hough, and unmounted clinicians Colleen Reed, Janus Marquis, Andy Thomas, Tonya Johnson, MA, Dr. Tim Ober, DVM, and Conrad Homfeld. 

For more information about this year's training session, click here.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
Feb. 1 Last day to enroll for $350 in the:
  • International Hunter Derby Program
  • Green Hunter Incentive Program for horses competing at 3'0" or 3'3"

Click to enroll in the International Hunter Derby

Click to enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive Program for horses competing at 3'0" or 3'3" 
Feb. 1 Registration opens for Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Click for more info
April 1 Deadline to apply for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Family Grant for 2017 US Pony Finals Click for more info
April 30 Last day to apply for the 2017 USHJA Foundation Hamel Scholarship for Further Education. 
Click here for more info
May 1 Deadline to apply for: 
  • Zone Jumper 
    Team Championships 
  • Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships
Applications to open soon. 

Click for more about Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships

Click for more about Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships
Have an interesting story to share? Know a member who deserves to be recognized?  Email story ideas  here   for possible inclusion in a future Zone eNews Update or the Zone Facebook page!

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

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners
United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033