Get to Know Your New Committee Members:
Over the next few months we'll be introducing our new Zone 2 Committee Members! They are already working hard for the zone. Take a minute to get to know them, and stay tuned for more introductions!

Mark Leone, Chair
Mark, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, has been involved in the sport for 45 years as a rider, trainer, owner and parent. He owns a stable in Oakland, New Jersey, where he trains. As a committee member he hopes to give back to the sport by participating in the governance process. He enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and golfing. 

Troy Hendricks, Vice Chair
Troy of Glenmoore, Pennsylvania,  began riding when he was a teenager and turned his passion into a career. He owns Kimber-View Stables where he trains and sells hunter/jumper and equitation horses. He is an "R" level judge and involved with the Pennsylvania affiliate. He is hoping to be a link between trainers and exhibitors as a committee member. He also enjoys golf and watching the Yankees. If he could have dinner with any equestrian he would choose Rodney Jenkins to learn more about the history of the sport.
Wendy Chapot Nunn, Treasurer
Wendy, of Madison, New Jersey,  has been involved with the sport her entire life and is an adult amateur jumper rider. She would like to improve the sport for Zone 2 members. In addition to riding, she works as an accountant and is married with three young children. If Wendy could have dinner with one equestrian she would pick her late father Frank Chapot because she misses him. 

Stay tuned for more introductions in next month's eNews! For more information about your Zone 2 Committee, click here
Congratulations Year-End Award Winners
Congratulations to Zone 2 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! 
Grant Money Will be Available for Members!
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Zone 2 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! 

Zone 2 Riders Participate in  George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
Congratulations to Zone 2's Caroline Dance, Madison Goetzmann, Maya Nayyar and T.J.O'Mara, who rode in the 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session January 5-7 at The Stadium at Equestrian Village in Wellington, Fla., and to Matt Drohan, who was an assistant stable manager!

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.
Register for the 2017 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 HOTY and Stirrup Cup Championships Locations Announced!
Dates and locations for 2017 Zone HOTY and Stirrup Cup championships have been announced! Mark your calendar and don't miss these championships!

Date Championship Location
Sept. 13-17 Zone 2 Horse of the Year Jumper Devon Fall Classic, Devon, Pa.
Oct. 1 Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Swan Lake Fall Regional II, Harrisburg, Pa. 
Oct. 22 Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Zone 2 Hunter Championship, Harrisburg, Pa.

Click here for more information. 
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 Last day 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 for more info
May 1 Last day to apply for: 
  • Zone Jumper Team
  • Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships

Click for more about Zone Jumper Team Championships

Click for more about Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional 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

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