April 2018
Your Monthly USHJA News & Updates
Spring has sprung, and we hope you're enjoying warmer weather wherever you may be. In this month's USHJA News & Updates, check out rules that are now in effect, how to make the most of your membership, important news you may have missed, grant and scholarship opportunities, and more.
Know Before You Show: Rules effective April 1
In January, US Equestrian passed several key rule changes that affect Hunter/Jumper competitors and took effect on April 1.


Membership Means More: Take advantage of your benefits
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Young, aspiring horsemen and women: This is your chance!
This year hundreds of riders 25 and under will set off on the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program journey to become better horsemen and women. You could be one of them, but you have to apply!

Each Regional Training Session will include five days of intensive riding and stable management instruction from top clinicians in the sport. There are two deadlines based on Regional Training Session locations for athletes interested in this incredible opportunity.

Get Recognized with the US Equestrian Lettering Program
You no longer have to be a record setting quarterback or captain of the cheerleading team to earn a junior high or high school varsity letter. Join the US Equestrian Lettering program to be recognized for your dedication to the equestrian sport!

Use the exclusive promo code below to receive a FREE US Equestrian Fan Membership and join the Lettering program today!

Promo Code: USHJA18

The program recognizes and honors equestrians in grades five to 12. To be eligible, a student must:
  • Be a US Equestrian member (Fan or Competing)
  • Log 100 hours of equestrian activity (which includes the competitions below)
  • Compete at three competitions of any type or level (shows do not have to be USEF)
  • Submit proof of enrollment in school

Get the GREEN! More incentives in your backyard
Have you heard the good news for Green Hunters? This year, USHJA added regional championships as one of the opportunities for horses enrolled in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program. With this addition, enrolled horses enjoy the following:

As a reminder, the program is open to horses horses eligible to compete in Green Hunters 3', 3'3", 3'6" and 3'9".

Grants and scholarships to help you reach your goals
Each year, USHJA members have access to a variety of grant and scholarship opportunities.

USHJA Zone Grants & Scholarships
Your USHJA Zone Committee has identified needs in your area and developed grants and scholarships to help local members. Check out what's available to you by visiting ushja.org/zones, select your home zone, and then choose Grants & Scholarships.

USHJA Foundation Grants & Scholarships
The USHJA Foundation has a variety of grants and a $25,000 scholarship available to USHJA members. Check out these opportunities:
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