Zone 11 Update
Thanks for being a Zone 11 member! This month, register to participate in the HQC Stable Challenge with friends from your barn, get involved in our sport's governance by nominating someone for the USHJA Board of Directors, see what is coming up in our zone and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is open!
It's time for the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse! Here's how to test your horsemanship knowledge with this fun team competition:

  1. Get friends together at your barn (adults can participate too!)
  2. Take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz before July 15
  3. Earn bonus points (if you're under 21 years old) by registering for the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and competing the Level One quiz and if your score is high enough the Level Two quiz
  4. Wait to see if your trainer's team got the highest score!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open nominations for six Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors. USHJA Senior Active and Associate members may nominate candidates for these open positions through their USHJA member account until August 15.
Members are allowed to nominate a single individual for multiple positions, and they may nominate themselves for any available position.
View comprehensive information about the 2018 election here.
Five questions with Zone 11 EAP Athlete Barrett Whitesell
Barrett Whitesell, of Kailua, will be attending the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session at The Colorado Horse Park July 31-Aug. 4. We caught up with her before she attends the session:

How did you hear about EAP?
I heard about EAP from my trainer (Amy Quinlan), who has since then pushed me into applying and now attending. 

What was your reaction when you learned you were accepted to EAP? 
When I learned I was accepted, I was in shock, as I had never been involved in something so large on the mainland. Along with this, excited to meet new people and travel to a new place!

What are you looking forward to about the Regional Training Session?
I’m most looking foreword to making friends and riding with someone new!

What do you think makes the Hunter/Jumper sport special?
I think the atmosphere of the sport is what makes the discipline special. Especially in Hawaii, where the circuit is so small, we have to support each other and although there’s tough competition, most people are welcoming, after all, we only really show for fun and some adrenaline. 

Do you show outside of Hawaii? 
I’ve luckily had the opportunity to show twice outside of Hawaii— both held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. In 2016 I participated in CPI and earlier this year at Gold Coast with the Far West Farm family. 

For more information about the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, click here.
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Click here to nominate someone for a USHJA annual award!
HQC Quick Quiz answer:
The answer to last month's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz was "camped out," because it is not a flaw that can be found on a horse's front legs. Fifty percent of our members who answered the question got it correct!

Camped out is when the hind legs are set behind the plumb line that runs from the point of the buttock through the point of the hock, down the back of the cannon bone and to the back of the heel bulbs. The other choices, pigeon toed and club footed, were flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs.

Learn more by studying the study guide and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
Outreach Competitions coming up in our zone!
  • Aug. 25, HHSA August, Honolulu Hawaii
  • Sept. 22, HHSA September, Honolulu, Hawaii
Have a story to share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 11 Update or on our Zone 11 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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