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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 5 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!

Zone 5 Horsemen of the Year Honored

Zone 5 honored Diane Carney and the late Arthur "Thom" Brede  with the Zone 5 Horseman of the Year Contemporary and Posthumous Awards, respectively,  during The National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky, November 3. 

Selected by the Zone 5 Committee for their dedication and incredible contribution of time, knowledge, financial commitment and other support, Diane and Thom have both been instrumental in making our sport better. We are so thankful for their contributions and the impact they have had on the Hunter/Jumper sport.

To read more about these exceptional members, click here

Pictured above: Erin Keating, managing director of sport programs at USHJA; Diane Carney; Marla Holt, managing director of awards and merchandise at USHJA; Otis Brown, receiving the award on behalf of Thom Brede; Don Stewart and Wilson Dennehy. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives
Kiersten Pratt Wins Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, Presented by The Plaid Horse
Kiersten during HQC Nationals. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
HQC Nationals medalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Kiersten Pratt,  Shannon Bauer, Kylie Cohen, Rebecca Hopkins and Shelby Swann, who attended the 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. 
Kiersten Pratt took home top honors at Nationals!  This was her third time competing in the national competition. In addition to her win overall, she also earned the high score on the written exam. 
All of the HQC National Finalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

"It feels pretty incredible," said Pratt after receiving the gold. "All the studying is nice to be recognized for all of the hours you put in; to finally win it is pretty amazing."

Click here to read about HQC Nationals. For more information about Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, click here

Zone 5 Members Participate in Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session
Congratulation to Zone 5 members Bella Canzano, Kelby Kane and Natalie Radosevich, 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, Bella Canzano and Kelby Kane were part of the silver medal team in the Nations Cup competition.

Natalie Radosevich was a stable manager for the gold medal team and was named one of the Outstanding Stable Managers, and she was invited to attend the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session as a stable manager.

Click here to read more. Way to go Zone 5!
Natalie, left, Bella, center, and Kelby 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 Trainers

Congratulations to Honor Beeler of Lake Bluff, Illinois, and Sarah Winkelman of McHenry, Illinois, who received their certifications as provisional trainers 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 5 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 5 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 5 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 5 Horse of the Year and Zone 5 Stirrup Cup awards programs.  If you have any points corrections, they must be received by  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

Click here  for the Zone 5 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

United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033