March Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 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 Happening 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.
Mark Your Calendar for Zone 2 HOTY and Stirrup Cup Championships
Dates and locations for the Zone HOTY and Stirrup Cup ChampionshipsChampionships have been announced!

The Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Championship will be Sept. 29-30 at Swan Lake Fall Regional in Littlestown, Pa., and the Zone 2 HOTY will be Oct. 21 at PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Interested in assisting with the Zone 2 HOTY Hunter Championship as a sponsorship coordinator? Click here to learn more and apply.

Zone Team Championship Opportunities for You
Interested in leading teams as a Chef d'Equipe at one of the team championships? Apply here.
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 2 award recipients:

National Rider Money Won
  • 3rd place: Lauren Reid

National Horse Money Won
  • 4th place: Good Reason, Capstone Farm, LLC

Zone 2 Horse Money Won
  • 1st place: Good Reason, Capstone Farm, LLC
  • 2nd place: Leon, Maher Family, LLC
  • 3rd place (tie): Mr. McGregor, Ava Berman
  • 3rd place (tie): Upworthy, Capstone Farm, LLC
  • 5th place: New Haven's Magnum, Joe Currais
  • 5th place: Paris Charm, Mackenzie Fitch

Zone 2 Rider Money Won
  • 1st place: Lauren Reid 
  • 2nd place: Ella Bikoff
  • 3rd place: Kierstin Antoniadis
  • 4th place: Claire Campbell
  • 5th place: Aerin Genatt
  • 6th place: Brynn Topolski 
Click here to view 2017 standings.

For more information about the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby click here.
Apply for Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Today!
Deadlines to apply for a Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session are coming up! In Zone 2 Centenary University in Long Valley, New Jersey, will host a session June 18-22 featuring clinicians Joe Fargis and Colleen Reed. The application deadline for this session is April 16. Click here to view all of the sessions. Scroll down to learn more about the EAP Grant.
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Good Luck IEA National Finals Riders
Congratulations and good luck to our Zone 2 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!
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 2 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:

For more information 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 2 Update or on our Zone 2 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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