August Zone 12 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 12 member! Find out who won the HQC Stable Challenge, mark your calendar for upcoming webinars and more.
Updates and Information about COVID-19 and our Sport
Zone 12 Committee Members Discussing Fall Championships
Zone 12 Committee Members met last month and are discussing plans for fall championships in Zone 12. No decisions have been made, but committee members continue to work through options with the safety of members in mind. If you have feedback related to fall championships please submit it to Zone 12 Chair Dana Eaton.
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner
Congratulations to our Zone 12 Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge winner Sadie Kurtz and Oldonyo Equestrian.

Stable Challenge is a fun 30-day horsemanship competition where barnmates can test their knowledge for a chance to win great prizes.

Special thanks to our Stable Challenge sponsors Essex Classics, FITS, Rood & Riddle and Shapley's!
USHJA Cancels 2020 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive, International Hunter Derby Championships and AON/USHJA National Championships
The United States Hunter Jumper Association today announced the cancellation of the 2020 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships and the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, scheduled for August 11-15 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and the AON/USHJA National Championships scheduled for November 16-22 in Las Vegas.
Upcoming USHJA Educational Webinars Coming Up
Mark your calendar for upcoming USHJA Educational Webinars:

  • Discover the Benefits of Equine Chiropractics: Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Discover the benefits of equine chiropractic care with USHJA Official Sponsor Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital's Dr. Heath Soignier.
  • Fall Equine Vaccines: Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Join the discussion of the importance behind the vaccines given in the fall season
  • The Professional Marketing Workshop: Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Learn from one the industry’s best, Equestrian Professional Founder and Editor Elisabeth McMillan, in an engaging event as she explains how to sharpen your marketing skills
  • Fall Back into Horsemanship HQC Nationals Study Hall: HQC Nationals Study Hall, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. HQC Committee Chair Terri Youngwill be covering multiple topics to help finalists get ready for HQC Nationals.
  • Jumper Judges Perspective: Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Learn all about the job and responsibilities of a jumper judge from 2020 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee and USHJA National Vice President David Distler
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
The Jane Marshall Dillon Award recognizes equestrians of all professions who have devoted their lives to teaching and mentoring riders beginning their education in the hunter/jumper discipline.

Great riders often attribute their success to their first trainers. Olympian and Show Jumping Hall of Famer Joe Fargis learned to ride and gained a lifetime foundation in horsemanship at Dillon’s Junior Equitation School in Vienna, Virginia. Riding with Mrs. Dillon included navigating the farm’s rolling hills and natural jumps, foxhunting, riding bareback, and learning all about horses and their care. Fargis and Dillon’s son Randy donated the Jane Marshall Dillon Perpetual Trophy.

Pictured: Jane Marshall Dillon’s winning student Joe Fargis
Know Your Zone 12 Committee Members
  • Dana Eaton, Chair
  • Kerri Geppert, Vice Chair
  • Shannon Bodolay
  • Jill Cornforth
  • Katherine Haghighi
  • Lauren Williams, Treasurer
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
Official USHJA Sponsors
USHJA Sponsors & Partners
Photos: EQ Media, Marketing 4 Equestrians, Tricia Booker and Rachel Sowinski
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