Get to Know Your Committee Members:
Over the next few months we'll be introducing our new Zone 5 Committee Members! They are already working hard for the zone. Take a minute to get to know them, and stay tuned for more introductions!

Patrick Boyle, Chair
Pat, of Hampshire, Illinois, owns Showplace Productions and has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years as a horse show manager, course designer, licensed official, trainer and clinician. He has also been involved with multiple committees. His goals as a committee member include improving and developing the sport in a way that works for all members. In his spare time, he enjoys golf. 

Diane Carney, Vice Chair
Diane, of Algonquin, Illinois, is a horsewoman with more than 35 years of experience as a grand prix rider, hunter rider, clinician, USHJA Certified Trainer, event organizer, commentator, course designer and USEF Registered Judge. Diane  has served on the USHJA Board of Directors, since 2015, and has been involved with several USHJA committees over the years including the Junior Hunter Task Force, High Performance Hunter Committee, and the Zone 5 Hunter Committee. She was also named as USHJA's representative to the USEF International Disciplines Council.

Patricia Haines, Treasurer 
Patricia, of Temperance, Michigan, known around the horse show world as "Aunt Pat," has been showing horses for 66 years. She is involved with Fox Meadow Farm in Michigan, is the chairman of the Hunter Jumper Association of Michigan's spring horse shows and has been running shows for 20 years. She wants to help increase development of young riders and help with the safety of the sport as a committee member. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and making leather belts. If she could have dinner with any equestrian she would choose Gordon Wright. 

Stay tuned for more committee member introductions in next month's eNews. For more information about the Zone 5 Committee, click here
Congratulations End-of-Year Award Winners!
Congratulations to Zone 5 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 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 Championship and  Horsemanship Class Dates Announced!
Mark your calendars! Dates and locations for 2017 Zone HOTY Championship and the Horsemanship Class have been announced

Zone 5 Horse of the Year Hunter and Jumper Championships

Showplace Fall Classic, Crete, Ill. Sept. 12-17
Zone 5 Horsemanship Class Kentucky National Horse Show, Lexington, Ky. Sept. 22

Click here for more information about the Horse of the Year Championship. Click here for more information about the Horsemanship Class. 
Grant Money Will be Available for Members!
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Zone 5 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! 

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 for more info
May 1 Deadline to apply for: 
  • Zone Jumper Team Championships 
  • Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships
Applications will open soon.

Click for more about Zones 5 & 6 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 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