July Zone 6 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 6 member! This month, see who has participated in summer programs, wish your friends luck, learn about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, nominate someone you know for an annual award and more!
Congratulations to our Children's and Adult Hunter riders!
Congratulations and good luck to the following members who are representing the Zone at the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, July 20-22 at HITS Balmoral Park!
Zone 6 Adult Amateurs 
Dr. Sharon Golden, Plymouth, Minn.
Lydia Soucie, Lincoln, Neb.
Zone 6 Children 
Audrey Anderson, Orono, Minn.
Lily Soucie, Lincoln, Neb.
Caroline Uffelmann, Blair, Neb.
Special thanks to our Zone 6 Chef d'Equipe Janine Weatherby who will be leading the teams. Click here to read more.
Want to know what the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by SmartPak, is all about?
Click here to participate in HQC by Sept. 1!
Congratulations to our EAP athletes!
Congratulations to the following Zone 6 athletes who participated in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session at HITS Balmoral Park:

  • Anabelle Cimoli, 17, Waterford, Wis.
  • Audrey Oldfather, 15, Shorewood, Wis.

Click here to read more about the session. Also, check out coverage of the session byThe Chronicle of the Horse blogger, and Zone 6 parent, Chad Oldfather here
Pony Finals riders prepare for a week of education and competition!
Good luck to all of our members who will be participating in US Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park this year!

USHJA has expanded Pony Finals clinics offerings this year including Horsemanship Clinics that are open to the public. Click here for more information and plan to attend!

If you're attending Pony Finals share your stories and photos with us!
Good luck to members participating in USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships!
Congratulations and good luck to the following members participating in the Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships July 19-22 at HITS Balmoral Park!
Zone 6 Children
Belle Austin, Plymouth, Minn.
Kate Cote, Edina, Minn.
Henry Moberly, Lincoln, Neb.

Zone 6 Adult Amateurs
Rebecca Stamm, Sussex, Wisc.
Anne Meyer, Plymouth, Minn.
Zone 6 1.20m Junior
Emily Clemens, Long Lake, Minn.

Zone 6 1.20m Amateurs
Michelle Jensen, Harrisburg, S.D.
Breah Mortenson, Mequon, Wis.

Special thanks to our Zone 6 Chef d'Equipe Janine Weatherby, who will be leading the teams at the Championships. Read more here
Zone 6 Forum coming up August 2 at Maffitt Lake
A Zone 6 Forum, which will be led by Zone 6 Committee Chair Mark Aplin, is coming up Thursday, August 2, during Two Rivers Summer Festival I at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center in Iowa. The forum will be held a half-hour after the show is over. Don't miss the chance to come discuss important Zone 6 topics.
Zone 6 member earns an EAP Grant!
Congratulations to our Zone 6 EAP Grant recipient Audrey Oldfather, 15, of Shorewood, Wis., who received a $500 grant toward expenses related to participating in a 2018 EAP Regional Training Session!
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships coming up!
The FEI North American Show Jumping Youth Championships presented by USHJA are coming up Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York!

Good luck to our members participating!

Click here to watch live stream coverage of the event.

Also, read about the new FEI Youth Nations Cup Final opportunity just announced by USEF!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
Nominations for six Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors are open. 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.
Handy Hunter Challenges coming up in our zone:
Several Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges are coming up! Mark your calendar for these fun classes:

  • July 25-29: Valley Park Horse Show, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Aug. 2-6: Two Rivers Summer Festival I, Cummings Iowa
  • Sept. 5-9: Indian Summer in Elkhorn, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Sept. 12-16: Mid States Fall, Mason City, Iowa

Click here to to view the full calendar. Click here to view specifications. Check out results from previously held Handy Hunter Challenges here!
Click here for more information about the Championships!
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