April Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Mark your calendar for upcoming championships, take the HQC Quick Quiz, comment on zone specifications and more.
2022 Zone Specifications Available for Member Comment
Members can submit comments to zones@ushja.org. Please include your zone. To learn more about specifications, and view the current 2021 specs, click here.
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.

  • May 14: Fieldstone Show Park, Halifax, Mass.
  • July 16: HITS VSF, East Dorset, Vt.
  • 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.
Mark Your Calendar for USHJA Virtual Town Halls
There are several USHJA Town Halls with USHJA President Mary Knowlton, formerly Babick, coming up that you can participate in!

  • May 24, 7 p.m. ET, all members
  • July 19, 7 p.m. ET, all members
2021 USHJA Equitation Championships Announced
The USHJA is pleased to announce USHJA Equitation Championships for 2021. The following will be happening on the East Coast:

October 1-3
Capital Challenge Horse Show, Upper Marlboro, Md.

October 23
New England Equitation Championships, Eastern States Exposition Center in West Springfield, Mass.

July 12
Devon Showgrounds in Devon, Pa.
HQC Quick Quiz
At what age do the permanent corner incisors erupt?
2.5 years
3.5 years
4.5 years
Scroll down to the bottom of eNews for the answer. Register to participate in HQC here.
Pony Riders: Mark Your Calendars!
June 23-27
Blenheim June Classic III at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

July 28- August 1
Equifest I at Lamplight Equestrian Center
Wayne, Ill.

August 29
Virginia Young Horse Festival at the Virginia Horse Center
Lexington, Va.

Also for pony riders, free educational horsemanship clinics will return during the 2021 USEF Pony Finals, presented by Honor Hill Farms, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Though not exclusively for ponies, those under 14.2 can also participate in the new USHJA Hunter Team Challenge, a unique team experience for riders competing in the 2’-2’6” Children’s Pony Hunters, 2’6” Low Child/Adult Hunters and 3’ Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter divisions.
Hear more about the USHJA National Championships
Consider Hosting or Participating in a Mini EAP!
The USHJA invites trainers, riding facilities, clubs, or other associations to host a Mini EAP clinic for your students.

Mini EAP provides an introduction to the Emerging Athletes Program's goal of “opening eyes and opening doors” for developing riders, ensuring that all levels of equestrian athletes have access to a strong educational foundation both in the saddle and in the barn.
Upcoming USHJA Webinars
Mark your calendars for these upcoming USHJA Webinars:

Stand Out: Bridle Fit and Attire
May 25, 7 p.m. ET
Stand out in the Hunter Breeding ring, Equitation ring and everywhere in between with bridle fit tips from Hunter/Equitation Judge and Hunter Breeding Official Sue Lightner.

Staying Safe with Safety Vests
June 22, 7 p.m. ET
With the ever-increasing use of safety vests throughout the Hunter/Jumper industry, the USHJA Safety Committee would like to open a discussion with members like you to determine the interest in further researching and promoting this potentially life-saving equipment.
Webinars are also available on demand here.
USHJA Affiliate Organization News

Congratulations to our members who participated in IEA Hunt Seat National Finals April 22-25 at Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricultural Center! Special congratulations to the following Individual Champions and Overall Teams from our zone:

  • TerryAllen Farm, Terryville, Conn, 2021 IEA Upper School Reserve Champion
  • Riley Babb, Terryville, Conn, 2021 USHJA Varsity Open Equitation O/F 2’6” Champion, Varsity Open Championship Class Winner*
  • Ani McIntyre, Andover, N.H., 2021 USHJA Varsity Intermediate Equitation on the Flat Champion
  • Morgan McCarthy, Grafton, Mass., 2021 USHJA Future Intermediate Equitation O/F 2’0” Champion
  • Victoria Cisowski, Southbury, Conn., USHJA Future Beginner Equitation on the flat W/T Champion

*As champion, Babb also earned a spot in a USHJA Regional Training Session.

Click here to view complete results, including other winners. Coverage of IEA Nationals was livestreamed on USEF Network.
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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