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Thank you for being a USHJA Zone 4 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 Ariana Schneider!
All of the HQC National finalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to Ariana Schneider 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
Sabrina Searles Attends Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session
Sabrina Searles, far left, with EAP participants from Zones 9 & 1. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Zone 4 member  Sabrina Searles attended the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session Nov. 9-12 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio! 

Sabrina was was one of the stable managers for the fourth place team in the Nations Cup competition. She was also selected to attend one of the USHJA Gold Star Clinics as a stable manager. Click here to read more. 
Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classics Wrap Up
The Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classic Championships were held this month wrapping up a great season of Handy Hunter events in Zone 4! To  see results from this year, click here . Congratulations to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for dates and locations for next year! 
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 4 HOTY Championship Competitors!
Congratulations to members who participated in the Zone 4 Horse of the Year Hunter Championships this month! 

Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship-North
Nov. 15-19
Atlanta Fall Classic II
Conyers, Ga. 

Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship-South
Nov. 16-19
Fox Lea Farm November
Venice, Fla. 
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainer

Congratulations to Heather Richardson of Bristol, Tenn., and Clair L. Kellner of Lutz, Fla., 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
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 4
Dec. 9-10
T. Ed. Garrison Arena, Clemson University
Pendleton, South Carolina

Dec. 16-18
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Ala.

Feb. 18
Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Click here for the directory of clinics. For more information on getting a clinic listed on the directory, click here
2018 Zone 4 Specifications Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 4 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 4 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 4 Horse of the Year and Zone 4 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. 9-10 Jack Towell Clinic, Pendleton, S.C. Click for more info
Dec. 10-14 USHJA Annual Meeting, Presented by World Equestrian Center, San Antonio, Texas Click for more info
Dec. 16-18 Frank Madden Clinic, Birmingham, Ala.  Click for more info
Feb. 18 Free Zone 4 Clinic with Chris Wynne, West Palm Beach, Fla.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 4 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 
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