September Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! See who is attending the virtual HQC Nationals, learn about Annual Meeting changes, see competition results and more.
USHJA Annual Meeting to be Held Virtually for 2020
The USHJA Board of Directors voted to move the 2020 USHJA Annual Meeting to a virtual format.

Meeting dates have been extended to accommodate more educational sessions and opportunities, and to avoid overlapping meetings. The virtual Annual Meeting will now be held November 30-December 11.

Click here to learn more about Annual Meeting. More details will be announced soon.
Alexandra Carlton and Cimorene Jump In to Win the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive East Championship at Saratoga Fall
Alexandra Carlton and Cimorene topped the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive East Championship at Saratoga Fall, September 12, in Stillwater, New York, after recently moving up to the 3'6" section. Leann Kelly was reserve champion on Devon Michaelson's Exclusive, and Taylor Knapp and her own Brigantinos placed third.

"I was really pleased with how she went," Carlton said about her mare, Cimorene. "It was just a fun morning. My barnmates participated in the class too, so that also made it fun."
More USHJA Educational Webinars Coming Up!
The USHJA continues to plan educational webinars for members! Mark your calendar:

  • Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., The Professional Marketing Workshop 
  • Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., Fall Back into Horsemanship HQC Nationals Study Hall
  • Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Jumper Judge's Perspective 
Isabella David Dominates Inaugural 2020 USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal Final - East Held in Zone 1
Over 150 competitors took to the ring at the New England Equitation Championships to vie for the inaugural USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal Final - East title on Saturday, September 19. Following three rounds of competition at Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, Massachusetts, Isabella David found herself on top and collecting the tricolor aboard her own Contelido.
Congratulations to our Members Competing in Virtual HQC Nationals This Year
Congratulations to our Zone 1 members competing in the virtual Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals this year!

HQC Participants
  • McKenna Goodson, Amherst, Mass.

Adult HQC Participants
  • Amanda Larder, Waterford, Conn.
  • Sydney Smith, Madison, Conn.

HQC Nationals will be held online October 26-November 7.
Fall Back into Horsemanship Book Sale on USHJA Trainer Certification Program Manuals
$15 each or buy 5 or more for $10 each, shipping included!
Campbell Hudkins Claims Victory in EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East
Campbell Hudkins of Farmington, Connecticut, won the fourth annual EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Final – East on Saturday, September 26, during the Capital Challenge Horse Show, held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

“I can’t even believe that I won!” said Hudkins, who trains with Max Amaya of Stonehenge Stables and Stacia Klein Madden of Beacon Hill Show Stables. “I really didn’t expect it. After I went today, I got the highest score I’ve ever gotten. That was really exciting in itself. After that, I was just really hoping that I could at least get a ribbon. I’m so happy that I got first! Read more.
USHJA Puissance Challenge Begins October 1
The USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser is a friendly barn challenge that puts jumping skills to the test while raising money for the Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative!

From October 1-31, host your own puissance challenge, where riders of all levels can compete in divisions from ground poles to over 4'.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
The American National Riding Commission has several virtual competitions and educational opportunities for members happening now and coming up!
  • ANRC Virtual College Team Equitation Tournament: a virtual team competition open to any college or university that offers a 4-year or 2-year degree program.
  • ANRC Take it Forward Freestyle Challenge: anyone at any skill level can participate in this virtual clinic and horse show series.
  • Virtual College Recruitment Fair: to connect college and high school students, the fair is slated for October 26-30.
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:

Amateurs: We Want Your Feedback
We want your feedback about changing or keeping the current age splits in the Hunters and/or implementing age splits in the Jumpers. A survey has been created so you can provide your feedback!
Sport History: Fun Facts From the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Hunter Appointments 

The shadbellies and scarlet coats seen in Derby classes these days carry on traditions from foxhunting.

Horse show hunter classes have their origins in events for recognized hunt members to compete for “best suitable to hunt” awards over outside courses that simulated the hunt field. These classes were mostly in the Working Hunter division and required riders and horses to wear “appointments,” tack and attire required by foxhunting for safety. Over time, amateur, junior, and even pony hunter divisions featured appointments, or “formal attire,” classes.

Stock ties, plain bridles, and string gloves under the saddle flap in case of rain are just a few of the field hunt details that were judged in appointments classes.

Curious about some other traditions that come from the hunt field? Check out the Looking Back article in the latest issue of In Stride.

Photo: Sindy Paul and Squeaky in a Small Pony Hunter Appointments class in the 1960s. Courtesy of Sindy Paul from the “Ponies Through the Decades” exhibit.
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.
Other Recent News
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • Sept. 28-Oct. 4: WCHR Finals, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, Ohio


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