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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 8 member! This month: Read about EAP and HQC Nationals, learn about upcoming rule changes, see where you stand for year-end awards and more. Scroll down to read more, and don't forget to share your experiences with us!

Congratulations Zone 8 HOTY Championship Competitors
Congratulations to members who participated in the Zone 8 Horse of the Year Championship Nov. 15-19 at Arizona Season Finale in Scottsdale! Click here for results.
Congratulations to Our  HQC Nationals Participants!
All of the HQC National finalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to  Catherine Doherty and  Sabrina Ohlrogge,  who represented our zone at Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse, November 10-12 at the George M Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio.

Click here to read about HQC Nationals. For more information about Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, click here
Zone 8 Members Attend Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session
Congratulation to Zone 8 members Caroline Molther and Elise Vandamme, who participated in the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session Nov. 9-12 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio! 

Participants learned from Olympian Peter Wylde, Anne Thornbury and several other clinicians and speakers.

On the final day, Caroline and Elise were part of the silver medal team in the Nations Cup competition. Elise was also invited to attend a USHJA Gold Star Clinic as a stable manager.

Click here to read more. Way to go Zone 8!
Elise and Caroline at the EAP National Training Session. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
EAP National Training Session Podium. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Have You Renewed Your Membership?
The 2018 competition year begins tomorrow, so be sure to renew your USHJA membership!

Exciting changes this year include: 
  • Memberships running for an entire year, regardless of when members renew
  • An opportunity to sign up for auto-renewal so members don't have to worry about remembering to renew each year
  • New exclusive member benefits 
Read more about the changes here. To view information about benefits, click here

Renewing is quick and easy: 
Thank you to our Life and Three-Year members as well as those who have already renewed for 2018; we look forward to serving you again and encourage you to check out the great new benefits! 
Know Before You Show
Do you know what rules are changing or going into effect for the 2018 competition year? 

Know Before You Show with a comprehensive list of rule changes that will be   effective Dec. 1, 2017 , for the 2018 competition year.

Click here to read a summary of the rules that affect Hunter/Jumper competition. Click here to view the 2018 USEF Rulebook.  
USHJA Sponsor Stable Secretary Extends Discounts to Members
The USHJA is  pleased to announce discounts for USHJA members to Stable Secretary, which recently became a supporting sponsor of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance.
 
Stable Secretary organizes equine information and records in one easy-to-use online system. Their mobile app is available for iPhone and Android, and their online software can be used on any computer, laptop or tablet with Internet access.  
  • USHJA Certified Trainers receive a 50 percent discount on their Stable Secretary subscription (at any level) for the first year of use and a 25 percent discount on the second year of use
  • All USHJA members receive a 10 percent discount for one year when they subscribe or begin a free trial in December 2017
  • All USHJA Recognized Riding Academy programs receive a 25 percent discount for one year when they subscribe
Check your email for your coupon code for Stable Secretary! 
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainer

Congratulations to Kristin Jacob of Berthound, Colorado, who received her provisional certification as part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, Presented by Markel

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program visit www.ushja.org/tcp. For the complete list of Certified Trainers, click here
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 8
2018 Zone 8 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 8 Specifications! Zone specifications can change from year to year and are unique to each zone, so be sure you are up to date on the most recent specifications for our zone. 
Zone 8 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 8 Horse of the Year and Zone 8 Stirrup Cup awards programs.  If you have any points corrections, they must be received by  corrections@usef.org  by 11:59 p.m. EST December 15.



To view national USEF Horse of the Year standings, click here
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
Dec. 10-14 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, San Antonio, Texas Click for more info
Feb. 3-4 Zone 8/AHJA Clinic with Bernie Traurig, Tucson, Ariz.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 8 calendar of events.
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






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