Get to Know Your Committee Members:
Over the next few months we'll be introducing our new Zone 4 Committee Members! They are already working hard for the zone. Take a minute to get to know them, and stay tuned for more introductions!

Page Tredennick, Chair
Page, of Wellington, Florida has been involved in the sport since she was 10 years old. She owns hunters and jumpers that compete from the Green Hunter to Grand Prix level. She also rides as an amateur in the hunter divisions and does some breeding. She is an "R" hunter judge and an "r" jumper judge. Her goals as a committee member are to be a representative for zone members. In addition to horses, Page owns a professional cooking school in Denver, Colorado, enjoys traveling, needlework, tennis and golf.
Carolyne Tanner, Treasurer
Carolyne, of Winter Park, Florida,  is a fourth generation horsewoman who owns jumpers that have shown through Grand Prix level. She also works for Connaway and Associates Equine Insurance Services. Her goal as a committee member is to provide accurate and timely budgets for the committee to make informed decisions. She enjoys being outdoors running and hiking in her spare time. She is a coach for Girls on the Run and also trains her dogs for obedience and agility. If she could have dinner with any one equestrian, she would choose Harry de Leyer to hear more about his wonderful partner, Snowman. 

Charles Moorcroft, Member
Charlie, of Wellington, Florida,  has been part of the industry for more than 40 years as a rider, trainer and coach. He has been involved in governance, especially related to ponies, for many years. He strives to bridge the gap between members and the association and would like to assist in overseeing programs and rules. In his spare time he enjoys raising birds, gardening and being outdoors. If he could have dinner with any one equestrian, he would have dinner with dressage rider Isabell Werth who he feels has a wonderful way with her horses. 

Stay tuned for more bios in next month's eNews! For more information about your Zone 4 Committee click here
Don't Miss the  $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular and Gala!
For the 21st year, riders will compete all week to qualify for a spot in the coveted Saturday night class under the lights during Week 6 of the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

Spectators of the event may again enjoy and give back at the Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Gala, featuring a farm to table dinner with the best seats in the house, benefiting the WCHR Program and in part the USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund.

Tables and tickets are available online at or by phone at (859) 225-6721. Reserve your seat today!
Congratulations Year-End Award Winners
Congratulations to Zone 4 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! 
Zone HOTY Championships Locations Announced!
Dates and locations for 2017 Zone Horse of the Year Championships have been announced

Date Championship Location
Nov. 15-19 Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship North Atlanta Fall Classic II, Conyers, Ga.
Nov. 16-19 Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship South Fox Lea Farm November, Venice, Fla. 

Click here for more information about the Horse of the Year Championship.
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 4 Members Participate in George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session
Congratulations to Zone 4's Cooper Dean 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 Hannah Bentz, 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.
Grant Money Will Be Available for Members!
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Zone 4 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 4 Handy Hunter Classic 
Dates and Locations Announced!
As the new competition year begins, mark your calendars for the upcoming Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classics! The Handy Hunter Classics were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Here is the list of upcoming Handy Hunter Classics in Zone 4:

Feb. 8-12
Gulf Coast Premiere I
Harrison County Equestrian Center
Gulfport, Miss.
Feb. 15-19
Venice Equestrian Tour IV
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
March 7-12
Ocala Winter Finals VIII
HITS Post Time Farm
Ocala, Fla.
March 17-19
RMI Tri-State March
Tri State Exhibition Center
Cleveland, Tenn.
April 27-30
Spring Concours I
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
May 12-14
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
Tampa, Fla.
July 18-20
Camp Fox Lea
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
July 23-26
Plain Brown Wrapper
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
Sept. 21-24
Jacksonville Fall I
Jacksonville Equestrian Center
Jacksonville, Fla.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1
CFHJA September
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
Tampa, Fla.
Nov. 2-5
Atlanta in the Fall
Chattahoochee Hills
Fairburn, Ga.
Nov. 15-19
Atlanta Fall Classic II
Georgia International Horse Park
Conyers, Ga.
Nov. 16-19
Fox Lea November National
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.

For more information about Handy Hunter Classics, click here.
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 4
February 14-15, 2017
True Bleu Farm, Aiken, S.C.
Contact Betsy Minton: (803) 617-8353

All Zone 4 members are invited to participate for FREE!! Register today!

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
Feb. 8-12 Handy Hunter Classic at Gulf Coast Premiere I in Gulfport, Miss. Click here for more info
Feb. 14-15 Bernie Traurig Clinic
Aiken, S.C.
Click for more info
Feb. 15-19 Handy Hunter Classic at Venice Equestrian Tour IV in Venice, Fla.  Click here for more info
March 7-12 Handy Hunter Classic at Ocala Winter Finals VIII, Ocala, Fla.  Click here for more info
March 17-19 Handy Hunter Classic at RMI Tri-State March in Cleveland, Tenn.  Click here for more info
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