May Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Vote in the Zone Committee election, see who is participating in EAP, mark your calendar for upcoming championships and educational opportunities.
Voting is Open for USHJA Zone Committee Member Elections
Voting is open for USHJA Zone Committee member elections through July 1, 2021.

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.
Congratulations to our USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Participants
Congratulations to our zone members who were accepted for the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program this year:

Mount Holyoke College Session (July 19-23)

  • Brianna Barrett, Hubbardston, Mass.
  • Penelope Burnham, Middletown, R.I.
  • Samantha Camara, Portsmouth, R.I.
  • Stella Frame, Stowe, Vt.
  • Mckenna Goodson, Amherst, Mass.
  • Ella Kaniclides, West Newbury, Mass.
  • Claire Kelley, Harvard, Mass.
  • Bea Kiggen, Salisbury, Conn.
  • Annalise Manoog, Centerville, Mass.
  • Emmalyn Mirarchi, Harvard, Mass.
  • Mary Grace Murphy, South Burlington, Vt.
  • Camilla Murray, South Dartmouth, Mass.
  • Abigail O'Rourke, Rutland, Mass.
  • Eleanor Pieters, Chepachet, R.I.
  • Sara Plaisted, Berwick, Maine
  • Hunter Schon, Hanover, N.H.
  • Grace Taylor, Stowe, Vt.
Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regionals Kick Off Next Month
The Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships kick off next month!

USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program participants may choose whichever regional championship they want but horses may only compete in one regional championship per year.

East Championship
Brandywine Summer Series II
July 6-11
Devon, Pa.

Click here to learn more and view the calendar.
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.
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.
Mark Your Calendar for USHJA National and International Hunter Derby Regionals
Mark your calendar for the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championships and National Hunter Derby Regional Championships this year:

Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby North Championship
I Love New York
July 6 -11
Lake Placid, N.Y.

National Hunter Derby North Championship
New York Horse & Pony Show
August 4 – 8
Saugerties, N.Y.
Application and Qualifying Deadlines Coming Up for Markel/USHJA Platinum and Zone Jumper Team Championships
Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team and Platinum Jumper Championships
Zones 1 & 2
July 28 - August 1
HITS-on-the-Hudson V
Saugerties, N.Y.

Qualifying Start Date: August 25, 2020
Application Deadline and Qualifying Ends: June 13, 2021

Interested in becoming a Chef d'Equipe? Click here for the application.
Enroll Before June 30 and Save!
The USHJA Young Jumper Championships will serve as the national championship for young Jumpers in the United States, allowing talented prospects to be showcased by owners, breeders and riders and shown at the national level.

The Championships will be September 8-12 at Traverse City Fall Horse Show in Michigan. Learn more and enroll!
Mark Your Calendar for USHJA Virtual Town Halls
There is a USHJA Town Hall with USHJA President Mary Knowlton, formerly Babick, coming up that you can participate in!

  • July 19, 7 p.m. ET, all members
HQC Quick Quiz
Navicular disease occurs in the pastern area.
Scroll down to the bottom of eNews for the answer. Register to participate in HQC here.
USHJA National Championships Returning in November
The 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:

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.

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.
USHJA Affiliate Organization News
Participate in the Forward Riding Proficiency Program

The goal of the ANRC is to promote the American System of Forward Riding and as an organization, we work to strengthen the quality and accessibility of education within the hunter/jumper discipline.

The ANRC offers educational content appropriate for riders and their horses at various stages of learning.

The FORWARD RIDING PROFICIENCY PROGRAM offers riders a pathway to cash grant opportunities to assist them in their pursuit
of a higher level of horsemanship.

IHSA Announces 2021 Academic Achievement and Scholarship Award Winners

Congratulations to all the IHSA members earning first- and second -team academic achievement awards and to the scholarship award winners.

“IHSA members as a whole are high-performing students," said Peter Cashman, IHSA executive director. "It gives us a feeling of great pride to see our members perform well in the show ring and excel at their studies. Academic excellence is an important piece of the IHSA mission and we applaud their effort.”

Learn more about Metropolitan Equestrian Team

MET is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to cultivating young, aspiring athletes in grades 3-12 by developing their talents through horseback riding and providing resources to help them curate their college experience.

Students develop their talents through riding, either through our Equine Opportunity Program or one of our competition teams. They also have access to educational resources that allow students to expand their way of thinking about academics.

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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