March Zone 11 Update
Thanks for being a Zone 11 member! National Championships with Zone qualifying, educational opportunities and more! Catch up on the latest sport news, and see what is coming up in our zone!  
AON/USHJA National Championships Are Set to Return
After an exceptional inaugural year, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased that the AON/USHJA National Championships are set to return to The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, November 12-17, 2019, pending approval by US Equestrian. With competition offered from 2-foot Hunters to 1.40m Jumpers, horse-and-rider combinations qualify through their Affiliate or Zones, making this unique Championship a destination for competitors nationwide.
 
What do you love about the hunter/jumper sport?
We want to hear your story! How did you get started in the sport and what do you love about horses most? Tell us, so we can share your story with other members! Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
Apply today for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund /USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, and this year several sessions offer 3-foot sections open to ALL AGES!
 
We also offer a grant to help participants in the program. Please consider this if you're interested, as we know travel is involved for anyone in our Zone. Our Zone 11 EAP Grant is due April 1!
 
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge awards over $6,000 in grants and prizes with another $16,000 in prizes available through the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge ! Don't miss your chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!
 
The HQC is an online quiz that tests participants' knowledge about horse anatomy, horse care and health, riding theory, stable management, and more horsemanship topics. Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, the quiz offers participants a chance to qualify for the in-person HQC Nationals.
 
The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
QUICK QUIZ: Try Your Horsemanship Knowledge
Select the false statement. Proper hoof conformation is:
Large and strong hoof
Wide, well-developed heels
Prominent bars
Small frog that does not touch the ground
Concave or arched sole
Walls absent of cracks and rings
Have you renewed your membership?
The 2019 competition year is here, so don't forget to renew your USHJA and USEF.

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, adults with USEF Competing Memberships must complete USEF's Safe Sport Training in order to be eligible to participate in USEF activities in the 2019 competition year. Read more about the new US Equestrian requirement here.

Don't want to think about renewal every year? Take advantage of the auto-renew feature, so your membership automatically renews before expiring.
Click here to learn more about USHJA benefits!
Heads Up: Zone Specifications Comment Period Opening April 15
We will be publish the 2020 Zone Specifications and open the member comment period on April 15 for 30 days. This is a time for all members to weigh in on how certain sections are run in our area, and the USHJA Zone Committee looks forward to receiving input from members. Members will be able to submit their comments to zones@ushja.org from April 15-May 15.
 
Be on the lookout for the 2020 Zone Specifications, so you can submit comments.
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Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
April:
  • April 1 - Deadline to apply for an EAP Zone Grant
  • April 15 - Deadline to apply for an Early Summer Regional Training Session for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
  • April 15 - 2020 Zone Specifications become available for member comment

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