January 2021
It's a new year and the USHJA is excited to be offering new competitive and educational programs and events for members! Find all the details in this month's eNews.
New Year, New Opportunities
As you plan your schedule for the new year, check out these new opportunities for 2021.


  • Coming soon! USHJA Instructor Credential - A program for industry professionals to complete online education and in-person workshop and examination to work toward being awarded the status of USHJA Credentialed Instructor.
Save the Dates—Winter Webinars
Kick off the new year by enriching your brain with these upcoming educational webinars free to USHJA members. Save the dates and learn more at ushja.org/webinars.
Monday, February 1
7 p.m. ET
Wish Granted—Apply for the Gochman Grant and Hamel Family Scholarship

The Gochman Grant offers three young pony riders the opportunity to attend and compete at USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm. This year's recipients will join the 2020 winners in attending the 2021 Finals. Learn more and apply at ushja.org/foundation/gochman.
The Hamel Family Scholarship is designed to encourage further education among equestrians, awarding up to $25,000 to be used for college, graduate, trade or professional school to one USHJA member each year. Learn more and apply at ushja.org/foundation/hamel.
Test Your Knowledge With the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and USHJA Adult Horsemanship Quiz Challenge open for the year next month. Starting February 3, register to participate in your respective Challenge and then take both levels of online quizzes to be eligible for selection to Nationals.

Until then, study up with the free HQC Study Guide or take the HQC Practice Quiz!
True or False?
A horse's muscle mass accounts for nearly half of its body weight.
You Get All This With Your USHJA Membership...
When you join the USHJA, you join a community of equestrians with a passion for the hunter/jumper sport. But you also get these great benefits:

  • Eligibility to participate in USHJA Competitive and Educational Programs and Championships
  • A subscription to USHJA In Stride magazine
  • Monthly USHJA eNewsletters
  • Zone member services including grants and scholarships
  • Access to exclusive discounts with hotels and national companies such as John Deere, Office Depot, Big Ass Fans and more
Know Before You Show: New Rules for a New Competition Year
Stay up-to-date with new rules with our handy guide of rule changes that took effect December 1, 2020, including:
  • Hunter and Jumper Equipment
  • Green Eligibility and Points
  • Young Hunter Sections and Eligibility
  • Jumper Fence Height, Points and Timing
  • more!

Click here for a comprehensive list of rule changes that were approved for the 2021 competition year or view the 2021 USEF Rulebook.
Answer: True
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