Committee Corner
It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of another great show year! Our Zone 10 riders at all levels have really been excelling at competitions across the country and we couldn't be prouder. In addition, we have been receiving excellent member feedback this year and have enjoyed working with you to update our programs. We hope to continue innovating and making improvements with your input. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this show season such a successful one and we hope to see you at the USHJA Annual Meeting!  

Kathy Hobstetter
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee
Ned Glynn
Co-Chair, Zone 10 Committee

Emerging Jumper Riders in the Spotlight at USHJA Zones 9 and 10 Jumper Team Championships
The Zones 9 and 10 Jumper Team Championships showcased fantastic riding ability as talented competitors faced off in team and individual competitions at the 1.10/1.15m, 1.20/1.25m, and 1.30/1.35m levels.  

Held at the National Sunshine Series II (Nov 7-12) in Thermal, the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships are also the entry point to the Jumping Athlete Pathway, a joint USHJA-US Equestrian effort that identifies and nurtures jumpers as they advance through the sport and prepare for international competition.  Additionally, all medalists in the individual competition earned the title of Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider and an invitation to attend one of the USHJA Gold Star Clinics featuring lead clinician Richard Spooner.
 
Congratulations to all of our Zone 10 winners in the team and individual competitions!
 
Team Competition Gold Medalists
Children's Team
Chef d'Equipe - Hillary Ridland
Amelie Bittar
Claire Williamson
Marielle Zoretic
Trent McGee
 
Adult Amateur Team
Chef d'Equipe - Meredith Herman
Alexis Georgeson
Jerra Mays
Aubrie Munson
Monica Peck
 
1.20/1.25m Junior/Amateur Team
Chef d'Equipe - Sally Hudson
Kaitlyn Lovingfoss
Rachel Freer
Shelly Wilson
Clea Caddell
 
1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Team
Chef d'Equipe - Tasha Visokay
Alyce Bittar
Claire Follmer
Maggie Kehring
 
Individual Competition Medalists/USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Riders
Children's Individual 
Gold: Amelie Bittar
Silver: Maud Christal
Bronze: Naomi Rubin

Adult Amateur Individual
Gold: Melanie Brooks
Silver: Emily Hartley
Bronze: Aubrie Munson

1.20/1.25m Junior/Amateur Individual
Gold: Clea Caddell
Silver: Kaitlyn Lovingfoss
Bronze: Alexa Leong

1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Individual
Gold: Alyce Bittar
Silver: Simonne Berg
Bronze: Maggie Kehring
Children's Team gold medalists. Photo credit: ESI Photography
Adult Amateur Team gold medalists. Photo credit: ESI Photography
1.20/1.25 Junior/Amateur Team gold medalists. Photo credit: ESI Photography
1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Team gold medalists. Photo credit: ESI Photography

For the full press release, which includes the play by play of the competition, interviews with the riders, final score sheets, and more,  click here .
Congratulations to Our HQC Nationals Participants!
All of the HQC National finalists. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives

Congratulations to  Toni AndersonLily AnderssonCordelia Jane EdwardsMichael Morris and   Kaitlyn Tunick 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.

You may remember Toni from last year, as she  wrote a piece  for eNews on her first-year experience at HQC Nationals. With more experience and knowledge under her belt, this year Toni won the overall silver medal and the High Score Horsemanship/Identification Exam Award. She earned a $3,000 scholarship to Lake Erie College, a $1,500 grant for training and education, and a Charles Owen helmet.  Congratulations Toni!

Click here to read about HQC Nationals. For more information about Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, click here
Zone 10 Members Shine at Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session
Congratulation to Zone 10 members Nicole Beales, Kit Cunningham, Cecily Hayes, Cece Manze, Sydney Shelby and Sydnie Young and stable manager Taylor Wohler, who participating in the Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session Nov. 9-12 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio! 

Cecily Hayes earned the second coveted spot in the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session in Florida in January.

Fellow Zone 10 member Taylor Wohler will also be attending the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session as a Stable Manager. Taylor made quite an impression at EAP Nationals, earning the Sportsmanship Award as well as the Outstanding Stable Manager Award (tie). 

Nicole Beales earned one of two spots in an upcoming USHJA Gold Star Clinic, and Cece Manze and Sydney Shelby were part of the team that won the Nations Cup competition. Sydnie Young also stood on the podium in the Nations Cup competition as part of the bronze medal team. Kit Cunningham and Cecily Hayes were part of the fourth place team.

Click here to read more about the National Training Session.
Taylor Wohler receives the Sportsmanship Award. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives
EAP National Training Session Podium. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
Zone 10 EAP participants. 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! 
Congratulations Zone 10 HOTY Championship and Medal Challenge Competitors
Congratulations to Zone 10 members who participated in the 2017 Zone 10 Horse of the Year Hunter Championships and the Zone 10 Medal Challenges! Click the links below to find results from these championships. 

Zone 10 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Aug. 8-13,  Menlo Charity Horse Show

Zone 10 Horse of the Year Jumper and 
Age Group Equitation Championship-North
Sept. 20-24,  SHP Season Finale

Zone 10 Horse of the Year Jumper and 
Age Group Equitation Championship-South
Nov. 1-5,  National Sunshine Series I

Zone 10 Medal Challenge North
Oct. 5-8,  Let's Show Fall Festival

Zone 10 Medal Challenge South
Oct. 19-22,  Gold Coast October
Zone 10 Youth Show Jumpers Recognized at Las Vegas National Horse Show
Zone 10 members during the ceremony at Las Vegas National Horse Show. Photo credit: McCool Photography

Top USHJA Zone 10 riders 10-15 years of age were recognized for their accomplishments in the Jumper ring by US Equestrian Senior Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland and Youth Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer during the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Las Vegas National Horse Show.
 
The following riders, all of whom are from California, were recognized: Virginia Bonnie, Clea Caddell, Sydney Flashman, Avery Kim, Dylan Laiken, Alexa Leong, Hannah Loly, Caroline Mawhinney and Tabitha Okitsu. 
 
"Zone 10 younger riders are incredibly ambitious, and securing these major markers is a tremendous accomplishment," said Langer. "On the heels of watching many of these riders compete during this past weekend's USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships, I continue to be impressed by their skill and level of competition at such an early age." Read more
New Rules for the New Show Year
Don't forget that the new rules for the new show year take effect December 1, 2017.  Be sure you are up to date and well informed before you start showing. To see a summary of the rule changes, which also includes a link to the full 2018 USEF Rulebook, click here
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! 
Reminder: USHJA Annual Meeting is Dec. 10-14
Don't forget that the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, is right around the corner! This year's meeting will be December 10-14 in San Antonio, Texas. This is a great opportunity for Zone 10 members to hear about upcoming rule changes, voice your thoughts to your committee members, and participate in shaping the future of our sport. Additionally, you will get to know USHJA members from all over the country through fun social events, including special awards presentations, dinners, and mixers.
 
For more information, including hotel and transportation options, click here . We hope to see you there!
2018 Zone 10 Specifications are Available
Take a minute to review the 2018 Zone 10 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 10 Standings
Click the graphics below to see where you stand in year-end Zone 10 Horse of the Year and Zone 10 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
Upcoming Events
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Geoff Teall Clinic, Sacramento, Calif. Click for more info
Dec. 10-14 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, San Antonio, Texas Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 10 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






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