June Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Last chance to vote in Zone Committee elections! Participate in HQC Stable Challenge, learn about the USHJA National Championships and more.
Last Chance to Vote in Zone 1 Committee Election
Voting for USHJA Zone Committee member elections closes July 1.

Senior Active or Senior Associate members in good standing are eligible to participate in the election process.

To vote in Zone elections, members can click here, and select their zone to find a list of candidates, read candidate bios and vote. Each member can select three Hunter and three Jumper candidates.
Zone 1 Educational Forums Returning This Year
The Zone 1 Educational Forums are returning this year! Don't miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge during these free, Zone 1 events.

  • July 16: HITS VSF, East Dorset, Vt.
  • July 28: Grazing Fields, Buzzards Bay, Mass.
  • Aug. 26: Fieldstone Show Park, Halifax, Mass.
  • Sept. 30: Weekend of Champions, Northampton, Mass.
  • Oct. 22: New England Equitation Championships, West Springfield, Mass.

Stay tuned for any updates to these events.
USHJA HQC Stable Challenge is Open!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge is open! Get your barnmates together and put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!

At least three students per trainer are required to complete the online USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15 for their barn to be eligible to win.

Photo: Blue Star Farms hosted Horsemanship Camp to prepare for the USHJA Stable Challenge. Photo provided by Kristin Jacob.
Entries Open for USHJA Hunter Team Challenge - East
Entries are open for the USHJA Hunter Team Challenge East. Don't miss the chance to participate in this fun team competition!

Hunter Team Challenge - East
Aug. 4-8
New York Horse & Pony
Saugerties, N.Y.
Do You Know Someone Who Deserves to be Recognized?
Nominations are now open for several USHJA Annual Awards. These awards recognize the significant accomplishments of USHJA members in varying aspects of the sport.

Click below for more information about the awards and to nominate someone:

Upcoming USHJA Town Halls
HQC Quick Quiz
If you draw an imaginary line from the croup to the withers, the line should be level.
Scroll down to the bottom of eNews for the answer. Register to participate in HQC here.
The Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships are set to return to Las Vegas November 15-21. Learn more about the event and qualifying here.
Upcoming USHJA Webinars
Mark your calendars for these upcoming USHJA Webinars:

Equine Business QuickBooks
July 20, 7 p.m. ET
Returning speaker Holly Frenzel, from the Equine Business Basics webinar, comes back to explain how to make QuickBooks work for your equine business.

Webinars are also available on demand here.
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Championships
The Kym K. Smith/USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships will return to the Virginia Young Horse Festival at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, on August 29.

The Championships offer a variety of sections for ponies. New in 2021, an Adults on Ponies class open to Professional or Amateur riders has been added. Learn more.

The Virginia Young Horse Festival will also feature the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding Championships, presented by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Oare – East Coast. Learn more.
USHJA Affiliate Organization News
Kickoff of the 2021 Show Season!

The first Seacoast show was a great success! We had 94 riders entered, and we had a lovely albeit toasty Saturday in May for our kickoff! We had riders in every division, from Leadline all the way through our open 2’6” Equitation and Open 2’6” Hunter divisions. We are excited to continue to grow as the season moves along, and are hopeful to increase buzz and excitement with our USHJA Outreach Affiliate partnership.

Photo credit: Andi Oxier, Milestone Equestrian.
More Recent News
Zone 1 Committee Members
  • Fran Dotoli, Chair
  • Jay Mullen, Vice Chair
  • John Bahret, Tresurer
  • Meg Black
  • Cynsie Broda
  • Amy Eidson
  • Lisa Foster
  • Sally Hinkle Russell
  • Felicia Knowles
  • Carol Law
  • Frederick Schauder
  • Carla Sharp
  • Kristi Smith
  • David Wilbur
  • Ann Dotoli (non-voting adviser)
  • Monica Hunt (non-voting adviser)
  • Sheila Murphy (non-voting adviser)
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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