November Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Attend your Zone Committee Meeting at USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting, comment on proposed rule changes, know before you show and more.
Have You Seen the USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule?
Have you seen the schedule for the virtual 2020 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by Equicore, November 30-December 11?

Educational sessions include:

  • Multiple judges' perspective sessions
  • Sport Psychology to help control show ring nerves
  • Equine Law to help you be informed when buying and selling
  • Fitness exercises, yoga and nutrition sessions for riders

You can attend the USHJA Zone 1 Committee Meeting, which will be at 4 p.m., Monday, November 30.

If you have questions for your committee members during the meeting you can submit them here. Please specify your zone when you submit questions.
Rule Change Proposals Available for Member Comment
The USHJA invites members to comment on Rule Change Proposals being considered this year. Members may provide input on the proposals until midnight Eastern Time on November 30..

Click here for the comprehensive Rule Change Proposal Process for rules affecting the Hunter and Jumper disciplines.

Member comments are an important part of the rule change proposal process, and we look forward to your feedback.
Congratulations to Members Who Competed in Virtual HQC Nationals
Congratulations to the following members who competed in the 2020 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals and Adult HQC Nationals, both held virtually October 26-November 7:

HQC
-McKenna Goodson, Amherst, Mass.

Adult HQC
-Amanda Larder, Waterford, Conn.
-Amanda Tourtellot, Danielson, Conn.

Goodson earned second place overall in HQC Nationals! Click here to read more and view results.
You Can Help Improve Helmet Safety for All Equestrians
The Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative aims to fund research to improve helmet safety for equestrians. But we need your help.

"This is something that will benefit every single one of our members. This is every single person who is a member of the USHJA and who straps on a helmet and wants to go enjoy what they do...If everyone does their part and gives a little bit, we can get this to where it needs to be. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.” Joe Dotoli said.

Read more about the initiative in the recent issue of USHJA In Stride magazine.
Know Before You Show
The USHJA is helping members Know Before You Show with a simple guide of rule changes taking effect for the new competition year.

Click here to view a summary of important rule changes, effective Dec. 1, 2020, for the 2021 competition year and affect Hunter/Jumper competition.

Click here for a comprehensive list of rule changes that were approved in 2020 for the 2021 competition year and here for the complete 2021 USEF Rulebook.
Check Your Points
The 2020 competition year is coming to a close. Click the links below to see where you stand in the Zone Horse of the Year and Stirrup Cup Awards Programs. Reminder: All points corrections must be received by customercare@usef.org by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
The show season continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While showing has resumed in many areas, horse shows also continue to be canceled or relocated.

Find the most up-to-date information relate to COVID-19:



Sport History: Fun Facts From the USHJA Wheeler Museum
1928 Hunter/Jumper Judging Rules 

As we gear up for the 2021 competition-year rule changes, check out the “Perfection System of penalties and rating” that in was place at the 1928 Seattle International Horse Show. Interesting changes over time!
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
  • Charles Jacobs
  • 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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