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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 2 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!

Zone 2 Members Excel at Emerging Athletes Program  National Training Session!
Congratulation to Zone 2 members who participating in the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session Nov. 9-12 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio! 

Kendra Duggleby earned the Champion title at the National Training Session and earned a spot at the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session in January. As the winner, Duggleby also received a $3,000 training grant to be applied toward the cost of advanced training with an approved trainer, a trophy, a Lake Erie College saddle pad and a $5,000 Lake Erie College Scholarship.  

"I'm very excited, but it doesn't seem real," said Duggleby about her win. 

Maura Cherny and stable manager Alexis DiPasqua were part of the gold medal team in the Nations Cup competition; Isabelle Heckler was part of the silver medal team and selected to ride in one of the USHJA Gold Star Clinics; and stable manager Gabrielle Baker was part of the bronze medal team. 

Gabrielle and Alexis were also selected to attend a USHJA Gold Star Clinic as stable managers. 

Click here to read more about the National Training Session. Way to go Zone 2!

Kendra with EAP Chair Sally Ike and clinician Peter Wylde. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
EAP National Training Session Podium. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Zone 2 EAP participants. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Congratulations to Matt Tracy!

All of the HQC National finalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Matt Tracy, center, during the welcome games at HQC Nationals. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Matt Tracy , 12, of Pennington, New Jersey, represented Zone 2 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. Great job, Matt!

Click here to read more about Nationals. For more information about Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, click here .
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! 
Congratulations Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship Competitors
Kenn Marash Receives Professionalism Award
Congratulations to Zone 2 members who participated in the Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship Oct. 22 at P.A. State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center! 

Kenn Marash receives the George Paterson Professionalism Award.  Photo credit: Trey Talbott/Creekside Photography
During the Championship, Kenn Marash was presented with the George Paterson Professionalism Award, sponsored by Hadfield Saddlery, from the Zone 2 Committee. The award is given to a deserving member of the Championship staff who plays in integral role in the success of the event.

Check the Zone 2 Facebook page for more photos from the Championship. Click here to view results from the Championship. 

Special thanks to EQ SportsNet for live streaming the Championships for our members! 
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! 
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.  
Zone 2 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 2 Horse of the Year and Zone 2 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
2018 Zone 2 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 2 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. 
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 2
Dec. 1-3
Ketcham Farm at Cream Ridge
Allentown, N.J.

Click here to view other upcoming clinics in the Directory of Clinics. If you have a clinic you'd like to be included in the directory, click here for more information.
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainers

Congratulations to Melissa Hallick of Lynbrook, New York, and Jennifer Solomon of New Rochelle, New York, who received their certifications 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
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 2 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