September 2019
We're wrapping up summer and heading into fall! Scroll to see what has been happening at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association, what events and opportunities are on the horizon and more!
Last Chance to Enter the 2019 AON /USHJA National Championships!
This year's AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI3*-W, in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11-17 will feature more classes and more prize money for YOU! The deadline to enter and qualify is Sept. 13, 2019 , and only those who enter are eligible to qualify. For more information including the prize list, schedule and online entry, visit ushja.org/nationalchampionships .
2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week Highlights
The 2019  Platinum Performance /USHJA Hunter Week, Aug. 15-17, wrapped up with new champions named in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship and Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Read more about each Championship and the incredible prize money and prizes our Champions took home below!

Want to relive all the action? Watch the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week on-demand on  EQSports.Net . USHJ A members receive 50% off their subscription when they enter their member number!
Lindsay Seewald Named Recipient of the $25,000 USHJA Foundation Hamel Scholarship
The USHJA Foundation announced Lindsay Seewald as the recipient of the 2019 $25,000 USHJA Foundation Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education.

This prestigious scholarship, made possible through the generous support of the Hamel family, will help Seewald pursue a career as an equine veterinarian, marrying her love for horses and the drive to give back to the hunter/jumper community that has supported her educational goals.
USHJA Foundation Silent Auction During Capital Challenge 
Start window shopping the USHJA Foundation 2019 Silent Auction today! You could win a private lesson with one of your equestrian idols, including Margie Engle, Kent Farrington and Beezie Madden or any of the other amazing items up for bid.

The auction opens for bidding on September 27. Visit the auction tables during the Capital Challenge to view select items and bid online until October 6 . All proceeds benefit the USHJA Foundation and its programs designed to strengthen the hunter/jumper community.
Every Ride, Every Time

International Helmet Awareness Day is September 14 and 15! Charles Owen, Official Helmet of the USHJA, has partnered with Riders4Helmets to help educate equestrians about helmet safety and awareness through a global equestrian retailer network. This is a great time to discuss correct helmet fit, when to replace a helmet, concussions and traumatic brain injuries, and how exactly a helmet protects your head in the event of an accident. Check out these helpful helmet safety tips from Charles Owen , or find a participating retailer near you !
Finals Frenzy! EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals
Don't miss this month's EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals ! Hosted on both coasts, qualified riders may choose to compete in the three-phase final in either location.
WEST
Blenheim International Jumping Festival 
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
San Juan Capistrano, California
September 18-22
EAST
Capital Challenge Equitation Show
Prince George’s Equestrian Center
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 
September 27-29
Horse and Rider Advocate Series: Be an Equine Welfare Advocate
Our equine athletes are the heart of our sport. Without them, none of what we do is possible. We strive to give them the very best so they can be their greatest in the show ring, at home on a hack, and as a loyal companion. Occasionally, we observe behavior contradicting the respect and care our horses deserve. This may stem from a lack of education or unsportsmanlike conduct; nevertheless, we must be advocates for the behalf of all horses.

The USHJA and the USEF take safety and horse welfare very seriously. The USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee seeks to educate equestrians on how to serve as advocates for horses. Any action appearing unsafe, unsportsmanlike, is a possible violation of the rules or is generally unsettling can be reported to an official and immediate action can be taken to help educate the individual how to better handle the situation . Read more!
Quite A Star Shines as Overall Best Young Horse at the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships
After two days of bi-coastal competition, North Hill Farm’s Quite A Star (Qredit—Feiner Dance) earned the coveted title of Overall Grand Champion of the 2019 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships , presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare. Linda Mancini’s Caberneigh (Cabardino N—Special Consideration) was named the Overall Reserve Grand Champion.

Bred by Margaret Sherman, the 2-year-old Oldenburg filly also earned the East Coast Best Young Horse title with handler and trainer Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell and won the 2-Year-Old Fillies class with handler Susan Weigand.
Glenhaven Park Lane Headlines the Kym K. Smith/USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships
The second Kym K. Smith/USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships crowned six division champions and awarded more than $20,000 in prize money as ponies from nine states converged on the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, on August 25.

Jordan Toering rode Glenhaven Park Lane to the Overall Grand Championship as well as the Hunter Pony Six- and Seven-Year-Olds 2'3", and Hunter Pony Six- and Seven-Year-Olds 2'6" division championships. Read more !
Limited-Time Offer! Become a 2019 USHJA Recognized Riding Academy
Now $40!
Does your riding program create a foundation for well-rounded equestrians and offer a lesson curriculum that demonstrates the value of equine education?

Through September, apply to be eligible for the USHJA Recognized Riding Academy program for the remainder of 2019 for just $40!
Nominate Now for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award
Honor the support staff of our sport by nominating someone deserving for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award ! Nominations close October 5.

This award is meant for individuals who are currently not participating as a competitor, rider, owner, a show manager or licensee, but rather someone who provides the support that makes showing, judging and managing competitions and participating in educational events something to enjoy.
Colorado, We're Coming For You—2019 USHJA Annual Meeting
Save the Date!

Join us at the Denver Hilton City Center in Denver, Colorado from December 8-12 for the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting , presented by the World Equestrian Center .

Visit  ushja.org/annualmeeting for more information.
Alvin Topping Governance Grant

The inaugural Alvin Topping Governance Grant will award $500 to one USHJA member 25 years old or younger to assist them with attending the USHJA or USEF Annual Meeting. Apply by October 15!
Finding a USHJA Affiliate Member Organization
Looking for a local club that hosts clinics or competitions? What about a regional association that offers equine-related programs you may be interested in?
Sport History Spotlight: Barbara Worth Oakford
As Equitation Finals season gets under way, we’re remembering Show Jumping Hall of Famer Barbara Worth Oakford. From 1959 to 1983, she championed the Barbara Worth Good Seat and Hands Medal competition in California, the first-ever jumper-type equitation class whose year-end winners included Show Jumping Hall of Famers Mary Mairs (Chapot), Susan Hutchison and Anne Kursinski.

Oakford was a lifelong horsewomen. In 1927, at age 14, she opened her own hunter-jumper training business and competed for the next 40 years, often winning four of five classes at any given show. Among the successful horses she developed were Snowbound, Bill Steinkraus’s partner in winning the 1968 Olympic individual Gold Medal, and Balbriggan, who won championships from coast to coast for 15 years. She was among the founders of the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association in 1946 and a respected “R” judge. Oakford was named AHSA Horsewoman of the Year in 1962.

Barbara Worth Oakford and Stars-N-Bars at the 1956 Santa Barbara Horse Show. Photo: June Fallaw
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