February 2021
Catch the WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Action!
Watch the Live Stream
This year's $50,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular on Saturday, February 20, 2021 will be live streamed at pbiec.coth.com. Opening ceremonies will begin at approx. 6 p.m. ET with the first horse on course at 6:35 p.m.


Pledge in the Score 90 WCHR Fundraiser
While there won't be a WCHR Spectacular Hunt Gala this year, WCHR enthusiasts can still support the program via the Score 90 WCHR Fundraiser! Make a pledge for each score of 90 or above during the WCHR Hunter Week at WEF 6, February 17-21, by texting the word "PLEDGE" to (859) 413-3628. Pledges are a commitment to donate. Learn more!
2020 WCHR Hunter of the Year and Kavar Kerr Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to our 2020 WCHR Hunter of the Year, Chablis, owned by Libertas Farm, LLC, and to this year's Kavar Kerr Distinguished Service Award recipient, Carl Weeden!
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Watch the 2021 USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East on USHJA TV
The East Coast Clinic, led by Anne Kursinski and Colleen Reed on February 10-14, will be streamed on USHJA TV on Horse & Country TV from the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Applications Now Open for These Programs
USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

Dates, locations and clinicians for ten USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions held around the country have been announced. Applications close on April 1, so be sure to apply soon!

Remember! Each USHJA Zone offers grants to EAP participants to help offset the cost of attending a Regional Training Session or the National Training Session. Click on "Grants and Scholarships" under your home zone at ushja.org/zones to learn more.
USHJA Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals

Be one of three lucky riders to attend and compete at 2021 USEF Pony Finals via the Gochman Grant by applying by March 13! In addition to the opportunity to compete, each grant recipient is provided access to professionals for training; entered into available clinics; and exposed to other educational experiences throughout the week.
USHJA Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education

Take the next step in your education with the help of USHJA and the Hamel Family! Each year, one or more USHJA members are awarded funds to be used for college, graduate, trade or professional school, totaling $25,000. Applications close May 17.
USHJA Feed Aid Returns
USHJA's Feed Aid initiative is returning! Starting February 15, businesses in our hunter/jumper community who provide lessons to non-boarders and may be suffering financially due to the impact of COVID-19 can apply to receive aid in purchasing feed for lesson horses as short-term relief. Through partnership with various national and regional feed companies, USHJA members may receive relief through discounted and fully supplemented feed purchases. For more information about the initiative and how you can help, visit ushja.org/foundation/FeedAid.
Nomination Period Now Open for USHJA Zone Committee Member Elections
The nomination period for the USHJA Zone Committee member elections is open until March 1. Senior Active or Senior Associate members in good standing are eligible to participate in the nomination and election process for USHJA Zone Committee members in their zone.
Renewal Reminder
Affiliates

USHJA Affiliate Organizations are state, regional and national organizations and associations that offer competitive or educational programs or events. Benefits include discounted USHJA memberships for affiliate organization members, special awards, an invitation to send members to compete in the Affiliate Championships held during the USHJA National Championships, and more.
Recognized Riding Academies

Apply online to be a 2021 USHJA Recognized Riding Academy! Being recognized maintains your status on the directory, showing that you offer a safe riding program with knowledgeable instructors and prioritize horsemanship and sportsmanship.
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