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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 1 member! This month: read about EAP and HQC Nationals, learn about upcoming rule changes, check to 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!

Julie Winkel Clinic was Educational and Fun

The Zone 1 Committee hosted a USHJA Trainer Certification Program Clinic with Julie Winkel at the Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center November 12-13.
The event drew a record number of participants and auditors. The facility and support staff at Mount Holyoke were outstanding and even the cold temperatures couldn't keep participants enthusiasm down.

"I really enjoyed the clinic and thought Julie was a fantastic clinician," Megan Piermarini, assistant trainer at Back Bay Farm in Massachusetts, said. "She had such a positive style of teaching, which was great to see as a new professional."
Winkel presented concise and comprehensive lesson and training plans that are sure to be utilized by everyone that attended. 

Guest speakers rounded out the program and included: John Manning, Zone 1 Chairman and FEI Course Designer; Laura Faulkner, VMD; Kate Rice with Stable Secretary; and Sheila Murphy, who spoke about concussion protocols.  

Special thanks to Fran Dotoli for organizing the clinic and CJ Law and Cynsie Broda for providing photos and a recap from the event! Also, s pecial thanks to the New England Equitation Championship Committee for providing grants for the first 10 who registered for TCP credit.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Woznica!
Elizabeth Woznica, top right, earned bronze at HQC Nationals. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives.
Congratulations to  Elizabeth Woznica, 20, of East Berlin, Connecticut, who took home the bronze medal 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 more about the event.  For more information about Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, click here
Have an interesting story to share? Know a member who deserves to be recognized?  Email story ideas  here   for possible inclusion in a future Zone eNews Update or the Zone Facebook page!
Ada Rohan Participates in  EAP 
National Training Session

Congratulations to Zone 1's Ada Rohan who participated in the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session November 9-12 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where she was able to learn from Olympian Peter Wylde, Anne Thornbury and other top clinicians. 

Ada was part of the bronze medal team in the Nations Cup competition at the National Training Session. Read more here

Ada is pictured above riding Arabella, donated by Erika Sergent, and with the bronze medal team (third from left). Photo credit: Tricia Booker/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 Hannah Jones of South Norwalk, Connecticut, who received her certification as part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program visit For the complete list of Certified Trainers, click here
2018 Zone Specifications are Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 1 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 1 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 1 Horse of the Year and Zone 1 Stirrup Cup awards programs. If you have any points corrections, they must be received by by 11:59 p.m. EST December 15.

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

Click here  for the Zone 1 calendar of events.
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