May Zone 6 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 6 member! See upcoming events and deadlines, learn about our Affiliate Member Organizations, check out coverage from IEA and IHSA Nationals and more!
Last chance to apply to have your points count toward qualifying for these championships!
July 17-21
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 2
July 17-21
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 2
Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class is coming up!
Don't miss the Zone 6 Zandra Powers Horsemanship Class this year at Mid States Encore, June 12-16, 2019!

Check out the class specifications for more information.
Check out coverage from IHSA Nationals!
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship was held May 2-5 in Syracuse, N.Y. Check out photos from the event on the USHJA Facebook page.
Try a Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenge this year!
The USHJA Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges test skills riders and their horses might use during an enjoyable day of foxhunting combining the elements of flat and over-fences classes. There are several challenges coming up the next couple of months:

  • June 5-9, Mid States Summerfest, Mason City, Iowa
  • July 18-21, Carriage House Horse Show, Hugo, Minn.
  • July 24-28, Valley Park Horse Show, Des Moines, Iowa
  • July 31-Aug. 4, Two Rivers Summer Festival I, Cumming, Iowa
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization Spotlight!
Welcome to this month's new USHJA Affiliate Member Organization, Minnesota Hunter & Jumper Association!

Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Association is also an Affiliate Member Organizations in our zone!

Want to learn more about becoming an affiliate? Click here.
Hoping to compete at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships?
Has your Green Hunter Incentive horse qualified for the championships in Kentucky? Be sure to compete in two USHJA GHI Stake classes before July 24 to qualify!

Click here to see what shows are offering classes in our zone!

And don't forget to enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive Program by June 1 before enrollment prices increase!
IEA National Finals results
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals were held April 26-28 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Click here to read more about the finals. Visit the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event!
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz:
Try your horsemanship knowledge, scroll to the bottom of eNews for the answer!
A clean cut caused by a sharp object is...
Puncture
Laceration
Abrasion
Incision
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Before going on to national grand prix and 1984 Olympic Team Gold fame, Melanie Smith (Taylor) won 1970 Horse of the Year honors in the Amateur Owner Jumper Division with The Irishman. 

Here they are at Melanie’s hometown Germantown Horse Show clearing a jump typical of the 1960s and 1970s: A long and wide slanted panel that served as the “Joker” bonus jump in a Gambler’s Choice class.
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Photos: Tricia Booker, Kristin Rover, Rachel Sowinski, USHJA, USET, Jump Media
HQC Quick Quiz answer: Incision
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