May Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! This month see how teams and riders did at IEA and IHSA Nationals, learn about grant opportunities in our zone, see what deadlines and events are coming up and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
Congratulations to members who participated in IHSA Nationals!
Congratulations to riders and teams from our zone who competed at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Boston University placed fourth in the Collegiate Cup and Mount Holyoke College tied for seventh. Mount Holyoke's Mollie Kowalchik was Reserve Champion in the Cacchione Cup! Special congratulations to the following champions:

  • Alessandro Lorenzoni, Wesleyan University, Walk Trot Equitation Individual 
  • Jennifer DePietro, Johnson & Wales University, Intermediate Equitation Over Fences Individual
  • Sara Hearn, Mount Holyoke College, Intermediate Equitation Over Fences Team
  • Michael Janson, Boston University, Open Equitation Over Fences Team 

Read more about Nationals, and check out the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event. To view the complete results, click here.
Strive for excellence with the World Championship Hunter Rider Program
World Championship Hunter Rider member events are underway! The next event in Zone 1 is the WCHR Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Show in Westport, Conn. Click here for the full calendar.

There's still time to join and earn points toward year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children's and Pony riders. Also, if you're already a member, don't forget to make any changes to your region or category by June 1!
Deadlines for these championships are fast approaching!
Zones 1 & 2 Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

August 29-Sept 2
HITS on the Hudson VII
Saugerties, N.Y.
USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships

Aug. 22-26
Princeton Show Jumping August
Princeton, N.J.
Members participate in IEA National Finals!
Congratulations to members and teams from our zone who participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! Special congratulations to the following champions:

  • Sydney North, Hunter Ridge, Varsity Open Over Fences 2’6” 
  • Riley Babb, TerryAllen Farms Equestrian, Varsity Intermediate Over Fences 2’
  • Hannah Bright, Windcrest Farm, Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences Cross Rails
  • Kennedy Teasdale, Movado Farm Equestrian Team, Future Novice on the Flat Individual Final 
  • Sadie Turner, Movado Farm Equestrian Team, Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat Individual Final

Read more about the great competition. Click here for complete results.
Click here for more information about the Championships
Zone 1 grants to help you reach your goals!
Apply by July 1
Apply by Oct. 1
HQC Quick Quiz answer:
The answer to last month's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz was " camped out," because it is not a flaw that can be found on a horse's front legs. Sixty-five percent of our members who answered the question got it correct!

Camped out is when the hind legs are set behind the plumb line that runs from the point of the buttock through the point of the hock, down the back of the cannon bone and to the back of the heel bulbs. The other choices, pigeon toed and club footed, were flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs.

Learn more by studying the HQC Study Guide, and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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