McLain Ward and HH Azur Can't Be Beat in Omaha
Congratulations to  McLain Ward , of Brewster, New York, and Double H Farm & Francois Mathy's HH Azur on their Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final win in Omaha, Nebraska!

2017 World Cup Champion McLain Ward and HH Azur. Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives.
3-Foot Section Added to EAP Regional Training Session in New York

The United States Hunter Jumper Association has opened a 3-foot section at the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session, June 12-16, at the Cazenovia College Equine Education Center in Cazenovia, New York.

Applications for the 3-foot section must be submitted by May 5 and they will be reviewed on a rolling basis and slots will be filled first come, first served. Riders participating in the 3-foot section will have full access to all of the educational sessions during the regional training session but are not eligible for the National Training Session.

Clinician Geoff Teall and expert stable manager Colleen Reed will lead the New York EAP Regional Training Session. Additionally, participants will take a special field trip to get a behind-the-scenes tour of John Madden Sales, Inc., home of Olympian Beezie Madden and her retired Olympic mounts, as well as hear an anatomy lecture from Dr. Carol Buckhout, assistant professor of equine business management at Cazenovia College.
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 North Region (Zones 1, 2 & 5) will be  August 9-13 at Showplace End of Summer in Crete, Illinois, at the new Balmoral Park!  Visit  for more information.
May 1 Deadline to Apply for 
Zone Jumper Team Championships!

The USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships will be  September 21-24 at Princeton Show Jumping Fall I in Princeton, New Jersey!

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

Mark your calendars, review the specifications, and make sure to get your rider applications in by  May 1! Earn a minimum of 20 points ($20 money-won) by June 1 to be eligible to qualify for the championships. 

For more information or to apply visit
Congratulations to 2016 HOTY Zone Champions!
Click below to view The Chronicle of the Horse's special Zone Champions issue and see all of the Zone 2 Champions:

Thank you to The Chronicle of the Horse for providing us with this version to share with our members! 

For more information about how to earn Zone HOTY points click here.
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!
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 2
Trainer Certification Program,  presented by Markel
April 28-30
Coker Farm
Bedford, New York

April 29-30
Susan Homan Show Stables
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

May 5-7
Bergen Equestrian Center, Leonia, New Jersey

Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel
Julie Winkel Clinic
July 3-4
Hi Acre Stables
New Alexandria, Pennsylvania

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.
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!
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainers
Congratulations to Zone 2's Christine Hannon who recently earned her certifications as part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel

The next deadline to submit an application for TCP is May 15 for review in June. 

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
April 24 Member Comment Period Open for Specifications  Click for more info
April 28-30 TCP Bernie Traurig Clinic
Coker Farm, Bedford, N.Y.
Click for more info
April 29-30 Karen Healey Clinic
Susan Homan Show Stables
Bellefonte, Pa. 
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 5-7 Nick Karazissis Clinic
Bergen Equestrian Center
Leonia, N.J.
Click for more info
May 15 Application deadline for the Trainer Certification Program for review in June  Click for more info
May 24  Member Comment Period Closes for Specifications  Click for more info
June 1 Deadline to earn minimum points/money won for the Zone Jumper Team Championships 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
June 10 Qualifying period ends for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships Click for more info
June 12-16 EAP Regional Training Sessions:
  • Cazenovia College Equine Education Center
  • Centenary University Equestrian Center
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

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

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