May 1 Deadline to Apply for 
Zone Jumper Team Championships

The USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships will be November 10-12 at National Sunshine Series II in Thermal, California.

Check to see if you're on the qualifying list:

Earn points toward qualifying until September 11.  Mark your calendars, review the specifications, and make sure to get your rider applications in by  May 1,  so your points will count toward qualifying! For more information visit
Can You Answer These Questions?

1. About how many gallons of water does a healthy horse drink each day?

2. Which of the following is NOT a type of martingale?
a. Bib
b. Irish
c. Spanish
d. Running

3. True or false? Tetanus is a disease that affects the nervous system.

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of eNews! And find out how your horsemanship knowledge measures up by registering to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by  The Plaid Horse !

HQC is a fun online quiz members 21 and younger can take for a chance to attend HQC Nationals and win prizes.  Register here
Is Your Name on the Qualifying List?
Last Chance to Apply!
Is your name on one of these qualifying lists? 

If so, CLICK HERE to apply by May 1 to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships, presented by SmartPak

The championships for the West Region will be July 18-23 at Oregon High Desert Classic I in Bend, Oregon ! To participate:
  1. Apply online by May 1
  2. Continue competing to earn points toward qualifying until 60 days prior to your competition
  3. Check out the specifications and ensure you meet all other criteria (Please note: Riders may not compete in a class that exceeds 3'3" during the qualifying period (Exception: riders may compete in the USHJA National Hunter Derby and the Children's or Adult Amateur Jumper sections during the qualifying period)
Visit  for more information.
Upcoming Clinic in Zone 9
Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel
May 19-21
Potcreek Meadow Farm, Redmond, Washington
Watch talented riders receive instruction over 3', 3'6", and 4' courses set on the grass grand prix field with open water, ditches, and elevated bank. 
Includes daily round table discussions with the former coach of the US Team.

Click here for the USHJA Directory of Clinics. For information about how to get a clinic listed, click here
Congratulations 2016 Zone HOTY Champions!
Click below to view The Chronicle of the Horse's special Zone Champions issue:

Thank you to The Chronicle of the Horse for providing us with this version to share with our members! 
Jumper Team and Jumping Seat Equitation Championships At a Glance
Click the Graphic to View

Are you working your way up in the Jumpers/Jumping Seat Equitation or looking for a new goal in the Jumper arena? 

We've created a quick cheat sheet for Jumper riders to help you find the Team and Jumping Seat Equitation Championships that will help you get there! From the USHJA to USEF and FEI programs, Jumper riders have some great Championships available!
Share Your Feedback and Enter to Win a $250 ShopUSHJA Shopping Spree
We invite you to take this short survey by May 1, and in return you will be entered into a drawing for a $250 shopping spree at ShopUSHJA!

USHJA relies on the support of sponsors to help us serve our members. The information you will provide will help USHJA target prospective sponsors that will be the best fit for USHJA and its members. Thank you advance for your participation!
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
April 24 Member Comment Period Open for Specifications  Click for more info
April 30 Last day to apply for the 2017 USHJA Foundation Hamel Scholarship for Further Education
Click here to apply
May 1 Deadline to apply for: 
  • Zone Jumper 
    Team Championships 
  • Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships
Apply for Zone Jumper Team Championships

Apply for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships
May 1 Last day to apply for EAP Grant Click here to apply
May 5 Deadline to apply for late summer EAP Regional Training Sessions
Click here to apply
May 15 Application deadline for the Trainer Certification Program for review in June  Click for more info
May 19 Qualifying Period ends for USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships Click for more info
May 19-21 TCP George Morris Clinic
Potcreek Meadow Farm
Redmond, Wash. 
Click for more info
May 24  Member Comment Period Closes for Specifications  Click for more info
June 2 Enrollment fee increases to $750 for:
  • Green Hunter Incentive Program 
  • International Hunter Derby Program
Click here for Green Hunter Incentive Program

Click here for International Hunter Derby Program
Click here  for the Zone 9 calendar of events.
We Want to Hear from You!
The Zone 9 newsletter provides us a great opportunity to hear from our members! If you have a success story, photos or other accomplishments you'd like to share, please send them here for possible inclusion in Zone 9 eNews or on the Zone 9 Facebook page
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

HQC Answers:
1. Twelve gallons
2. Spanish
3. True

How did you do? Click here to register to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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