July Zone 6 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 6 member! See who won the HQC Stable Challenge and catch up on news and results.
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge wrapped up July 15.

To participate, at least three junior and/or amateur students per trainer had to take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15.. At the end of the 30-day challenge, the three top scores under each trainer were averaged to provide an overall score and the highest scoring trainer per zone is the winner.

Congratulations to Zone 6's winner Jim Urban and Quail Run Horse Centre!

The highest scoring trainer in each USHJA zone wins a unique trainer-inspired award package designed to benefit the entire barn, which includes a gift card from Nutrena, a Shapley's gift set, a one-year USHJA membership, a free 2022 Recognized Riding Academy membership and additional awards from USHJA sponsors. The highest scoring trainer overall will also receive an Essex Classics shirt.
2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year Championships and Other Special Classes are Underway
The 2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year and Equitation Championships are underway.

The following championships and other special classes are set for Zone 6:

  • Horse of the Year Championship, Sept. 15-19, Mid States Fall, Mason City, Iowa
  • Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges
  • Aug. 19-22, MHJA Horse Show, Stillwater, Minn.
  • Sept. 2-5, End of Summer at Quail Run, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Sept. 15-19, Mid States Fall, Mason City, Iowa
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Upcoming USHJA Webinars
The Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships are set to return to Las Vegas November 15-21. Learn more about the event and qualifying here.
Team Spirit Abounds at the USHJA Hunter Team Challenge - Central at Lamplight Equestrian Center
The inaugural USHJA Hunter Team Challenge kicked off over the weekend at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois, with more than 20 members teaming up to participate. Team Yellow, made up of Mia Martin (Naperville, Illinois), Abigail Rigert (Winfield, Illinois), Madeline Stout (St. Louis, Missouri) and Callie Winkelman (McHenry, Illinois) earned the gold medal after two days of competition.

“It was awesome. I got to meet so many really cool riders doing this; a lot of people I would have never met otherwise,” Stout said about the competition. “I am really proud of how my horse behaved and happy with how I rode, so it was a great experience for sure.”

The silver medal went to Team Teal made up of Sophie Fendler (St. Louis, Missouri), Kyla Figueroa (Houston, Texas), Lillie Granger (Austin, Texas) and Samantha Michael (Plainfield, Illinois), and bronze went to Team Red made up of Shannon Carter (Cape Charles, Virginia), Eliza Cho (West Lake Hills, Texas), Kaylee Dawidiuk (Naperville, Illinois) and Sydney Joiner (Aurora, Illinois).
Don't Miss the Excitement at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week!

Catch all the action on USHJA TV, part of the Horse & Country Network, and stay tuned for results and coverage. 
USHJA Affiliate Organization News
American National Riding Commission

Save the date for the ANRC National Equitation Championships April 14-16 at Centenary University in New Jersey.

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Know Your Zone 6 Committee Members
  • Mark Aplin, Chair
  • Dan Urban, Vice Chair
  • Amy Aplin
  • Rae Doerring
  • Kendra Gohr
  • Sybil Greene
  • Courtney Hayden-Fromm
  • Elizabeth Kieffer
  • Gregory Novak
  • Susan Novak
  • Stacey Oppermann
  • Heather Parish
  • Patrice Urban
  • Danielle Urban
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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