Get to Know Your Committee Members:
Over the next few months we'll be introducing our new Zone 9 Committee Members! They are already working hard for the zone. Take a minute to get to know them, and stay tuned for more introductions!

Jessie Lang, Member
Jessie, of Jackson, Wyoming, has been involved in the sport for nearly 40 years as a rider and trainer, and she has experience in fox hunting, breeding, farm management, sales, judging and showing. As a committee member, she is interested in sport growth and inspiring new members within the zone and in other zones. In her spare time, she enjoys whitewater kayaking, cooking, hiking and skiing. If she could have dinner with any equestrian, she would choose Vladimir Littauer.

Katherine Wade-Easley, Member
Katherine, of Woodinville, Washington, has had a passion for horses since she rode ponies at the zoo when she was 2 years old. She is the owner and head trainer of Sundance Equestrian in Washington. As a committee member, she wants to help continue to educate the membership while promoting the USHJA mission. When she has spare time she enjoys running, hiking, ice skating and surfing. If she could have dinner with any equestrian, she would choose George Morris to have his undivided attention to ask questions.

Mary von Zimmermann, Member
Mary of Renton, Washington, has been involved with horses her entire life. She has been a trainer for 20 years and is currently a starter at horse shows around the Northwest. As a USHJA committee member, she wants to help the zone become more aware of the grassroots programs. Outside of horses, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and friends. She would have dinner with William Steinkraus if she could have dinner with any equestrian.

Stay tuned for more introductions in next month's eNews. For more information about your Zone 9 Committee,  click here
Congratulations Year-End Award Winners!
Congratulations to Zone 9 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
2017 Zone 9 HOTY Championships Dates and Locations Announced
Dates and locations for 2017 Zone 9 HOTY Championships have been announced

Date Championship Location
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore.
Sept. 13-17 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash. 

For more information about Zone 9 Championships, click here.
Grant Money Will be Available for Members!
Grants  - Word on Folder Register of Card Index. Selective Focus. Catalog Concept.

Zone 9 will have grants available this year for members who are interested in participating in various USHJA Programs. 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 Last day to apply for the USHJA Gochman Family Grant for 2017 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 open soon.

Click for more about Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships

Click for more about Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships
We Want to Hear from You!
The Zone 9 newsletter provides us a great opportunity to hear from our members! If you have a success story, photos or other accomplishments you'd like to share, please send them here for possible inclusion in Zone 9 eNews or on the Zone 9 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