March 2020
In this month's enews, f ind upcoming application deadlines, save important competition dates and catch up on any news you may have missed !
Don't miss the chance to participate in the 2020 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program ! Riders must apply, as well as complete application requirements, for one of the nine EAP Regional Training Sessions held across the country by April 1 .

Regional Training Sessions are open to members age 12 and above with each session offering a section at 0.90m and 1.0m fence heights. Members ages 12 to 25 participating at either fence height will be eligible for selection to the 2020 EAP National Training Session .

All 12 USHJA Zones will offer Emerging Athletes Program Grants this year to assist members with attending a Regional Training Session. Access the grants and scholarships in your area by visiting  ushja.org/zones , selecting your zone, then choosing Grants & Scholarships within the drop-down menu.
USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic East and West Coast Dates and Locations Announced
The USHJA is pleased to announce dates and locations for the 2020  USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic , presented by  Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College . The Gladstone Cup, formerly known as the Hunterdon Cup, will be held in conjunction with the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships. The deadline to qualify to participate on either coast is May 31.
USHJA Gladstone Cup-West Coast
Sonoma Horse Park
Petaluma, California
Friday, July 17
USHJA Gladstone Cup-East Coast
Brandywine Horse Shows
Devon, Pennsylvania
Monday, July 6
Education Spotlight: Longeing with a Rider
Visit the USHJA's   educational resources page  to view more educational videos, read informative articles from previous editions of  USHJA In Stride , find free downloads, and more.
USHJA Foundation $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education
Current USHJA members who have been members for at least three consecutive years are eligible for the Hamel Scholarship for Further Education . Applicants must be accepted to a college, graduate, professional or trade school and be entering the 2020 fall semester as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, trade or graduate student and meet the other requirements outlined in the application.
Don't Miss These Educational Events!
March Webinar on How to Apply for and Host an Outreach Competition
Join the USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Committee Chair, Jill McGrady, as she explains the step-by-step process for offering a USHJA Outreach Program competition. From the application process to hosting the competition, Jill will explain the benefits of hosting an Outreach Show for you and your community.

Keep an eye out at ushja.org/webinars for future events!
Upcoming Horsemanship Clinics
USHJA Horsemanship Clinics are open to any attendee, regardless of membership status, age, or experience. These unmounted, interactive sessions feature expert clinicians at competitions or host facilities. Check out these two upcoming clinics:

Cornerstone Farm South
Naples, Florida
April 18

Highland Manor Farm
Columbia, Tennessee
May 16
Save the Date! 2020 AON/USHJA National Championships
The third annual  AON/USHJA National Championships  are set to return in 2020 at  The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 16-22,  pending approval by US Equestrian. 

Members qualify largely based on Zone Horse of the Year points or Zone events. Points earned from competitions with a start date from December 1, 2019, to September 2020, will count toward qualifying.

Learn more at  ushja.org/nationalchampionships  and keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available!
Sport History Spotlight: Nations Cup Firsts

Show Jumping Hall of Famer and USET Coach Bertalan de Némethy set the tone for US Nations Cup success that continues today under Hall of Famer Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, whose team with first-time Nations Cup riders won gold this month. Here’s a look back to de Némethy’s first US Nations Cup team in 1955 at Ostend, Belgium: Arthur McCashin, Bill Steinkraus, Colonel John Russell, and Hugh Wiley. The US Team has always been noted for its sense of style on and off the horse.
Join the World Championship Hunter Rider Program for 2020!
World Championship Hunter Rider Program members qualify for National and Regional Awards and standings by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. Each year, the top ten nationally ranked riders and top six regionally ranked riders in each category come together to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show. 

Renew or begin your WCHR membership today!
Retire Right: the USHJA Equine Retirement Facilities List
The USHJA Equine Retirement Facilities List, presented by the USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee, is a resource for locating reputable retirement facilities for retired sport and competition horses. The directory is vetted annually to ensure that all listed facilities are current and maintain industry standards for basic horse care. 

Have a retirement facility? Apply to have your facility listed by completing the  Equine Retirement Listing Information Form .
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Photos: Tori Bilas, Diana DeRosa, Grand Pix Photography, Anne Gittins Photography, Terisé Cole, Louise Taylor, Jump Media/Courtesy of US Equestrian
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