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 Central Region will be July 12-16 at GO Show in Oklahoma City.  Visit www.ushja.org/chaahunter  for more information.
Upcoming Handy Hunter Challenges Are FREE!
As the new competition year begins, mark your calendars for the upcoming Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges! The Handy Hunter Challenges were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Entry is FREE for Zone 7 members! Here is the list of upcoming Handy Hunter Challenges in Zone 7:

Date
Show
Location
City/State
May 4-7
Louisiana Spring Classic II
Amen Corner Farm
Folsom, La.
June 21-25
Blue Ribbon Summer Festival II
Heart O'Texas/Extraco Coliseum
Waco, Texas
Oct. 5-8
Louisiana Fall Classic II
Amen Corner Farm
Folsom, La.
Oct. 10-14
American Royal
American Royal
Kansas City, Mo.
 
For more information about the Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges click here
May 1 Deadline to Apply for 
Zone Jumper Team Championships!

The USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships will be July 9-16 at GO Show in Oklahoma City

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 May 10 to be eligible to qualify for the championships. 

For more information or to apply visit www.ushja.org/zonejumper
Can You Answers 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
Get EAP Applications in by May 5!
Photo credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives.

The deadline to apply for the  June 26-30 EAP Regional Training Session at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is May 5!  Clinician Kip Rosenthal and stable manager Nanci Snyder will lead the session.

Click here to view the full list of training sessions. Applications are now open ! For more information about EAP, visit www.ushja.org/EAP
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!
Congratulations 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! 

For more information about how to earn Zone HOTY points click here.
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!
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 10 Deadline to earn minimum of 20 points or $20 money won for the USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships Click for more info
May 11 Qualifying Period Ends for USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Central Regional Championships 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 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 7 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

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