March Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! This month learn about exciting Championships opportunities, including the new Aon/USHJA National Championships coming later this year! Mark your calendar for upcoming events and deadlines. Don't forget to share your photos and stories with us!
USHJA Announces National Championships Coming This Year!
Do you want to represent our zone at the first ever Aon/USHJA National Championships Nov. 13-18 at The Las Vegas National?

The Championships will feature National Hunter Championships for:
  • Amateur Owner Hunters
  • Junior Hunters
  • Pony Hunters
  • Green Hunters
  • Adult Amateur Hunters
  • Children's Hunters

They will include the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships with eight sections of competition and the first USHJA Affiliate Championships!

Members interested in qualifying must submit entries for the Championships by Sept. 14. Entries will open when the horse show prize list is released.
The Championships will be held during The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa's Arena and Equestrian Center.
Zone HOTY Dates and Locations Announced
Dates and locations for the Zone HOTY Championships have been announced!

The Zone 1 HOTY Championship will be Sept. 12-16 at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

HOTY Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here.
Zone Team Championship Opportunities for You
Interested in leading teams as a Chef d'Equipe at one of the Championships? Apply here by March 30.
Congratulations to Pony Derby Award Winners
The USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, presented by Markel, celebrates a successful inaugural year by awarding year-end national and zone awards throughout the country and reaching the $100,000 prize money pay-out mark! Congratulations to the following Zone 1 award recipients:

National Rider Money Won
  • 7th place: Grace Debney

Zone 1 Horse Money Won: 
  • 1st place: Soprano, owned by Alexa Stiegler
  • 2nd place: Land's End Lady Slipper, owned by Peacock Ridge, LLC
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Zone 1 Rider Money Won: 
  • 1st place: Olivia Ferro
Apply Today for Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
Deadlines to apply for a Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session are coming up! In Zone 1, Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center will host a session July 8-12 with Karen Healey and Nanci Snyder. The application deadline for this session is May 14. Click here to view all of the sessions.
Good Luck IEA National Finals Riders!
Congratulations and good luck to our Zone 1 teams and riders who will be participating in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! Click here for more information, and stay tuned for coverage from the finals!
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Mark Your Calendar for the Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic
Mark your calendar for the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry, a three-round class that combines the precision of equitation and the handiness of hunters.

The East Coast Classic will be July 30 in Saugerties, N.Y. The West Coast Classic will be July 23 in Del Mar, Calif. Riders can choose their preferred location. The qualifying deadline is May 31. Click here for more information.
Do You Know Someone Getting Started in the Sport?
Zone 1 has several USHJA Recognized Riding Academies, which are educational programs that emphasize horsemanship and sportsmanship, promote safety and offer introductory Hunter/Jumper lessons! Find one near you:

Zone 1 Recognized Riding Academies
Want to learn more about the Recognized Riding Academy Program? Click here.
Have a Story to Share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 1 Update or on our Zone 1 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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