May 1 Deadline to Apply for 
Zone Jumper Team Championships!

The USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships will be August 25-27 at Constitution Classic in Culpeper, Virginia. 

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
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 South Region will be June 21-25 at Atlanta Summer Classic II in Conyers, GeorgiaVisit  for more information.
Do You Know These Answers?

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
Congratulations Zone HOTY Champions!

Click here 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.
Try a Handy Hunter Classic for FREE!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classics! The Handy Hunter Classics were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Entries are FREE! Upcoming classics:

April 27-30
Spring Concours I
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
May 12-14
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
Tampa, Fla.
July 18-20
Camp Fox Lea
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
July 23-26
Plain Brown Wrapper
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.

For the full list of Handy Hunter Classics, click here.
Congratulations to Laura Kraut and Todd Minikus!
Congratulations to  Laura Kraut , of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., riding Old Willow Farms LLC's Zeremonie; and Todd Minikus , of Loxahatchee, Fla., riding Jack Snyder & Two Swans Farm's Babalou 41 on participating in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in Omaha, Nebraska
Spotlight: USHJA Certified Trainers
Congratulations to Francesca Senior of Winterview Farm in Zone 4 who recently earned her certification as part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program visit The next application deadline for TCP is May 15 for review in June. For the complete list of Certified Trainers, 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!
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 4
April 29-30
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Alabama
Four sessions offered, $450 for both days
Includes auditor pass, light lunch and Saturday night grill 

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Alabama

Click here for the directory of clinics. For more information on getting a clinic listed on the directory, 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 29-30 Jeff Cook Clinic
Blackjack Farms, Birmingham, Ala.
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 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

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

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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