February Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Educational opportunities abound as the show season gets underway. Catch up on the latest sport news, and see what is coming up in our zone!
NEW 1.40/1.45m Platinum Jumper Championships; Apply by April 21
Applications are now open for the inaugural USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships. The championships offer individual and team competitions for professional, junior, and amateur riders competing at the 1.40/1.45m level. In addition to the individual and team competitions, riders can qualify for the 2020 USHJA Platinum Masters Training Session with top national and international industry experts.
“The Platinum Jumper Championships are the culmination of the USHJA's Jumper footprint on our sport, and we're absolutely overjoyed to be able to start this program this year,” said Larry Langer, chair of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Task Force.
USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Platinum Jumper Championships
HITS-on-the-Hudson III
Saugerties, NY
June 5-9, 2019
Qualifying: Aug. 27, 2018-April 21, 2019
Apply by: April 21, 2019
Apply for team Hunter championships by June 29
Applications are open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

Offering team and individual Hunter competition, the Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be August 28-September 1 at HITS-on-the-Hudson VII in Saugerties, New York!

The qualifying period is July 1, 2018-June 29, 2019. Apply by June 29 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Get on the Pathway at the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships!

The Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be at Princeton Show Jumping August, Princeton, N.J., August 21-25, 2019!

The qualifying period is August 27, 2018-July 8, 2019. Apply by July 8 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Apply today for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund /USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, and we will have one available in our Zone this year!
Mount Holyoke will host a session with Clinician Jim Wofford and Stable Manager Colleen Reed (South Hadley, MA), July 22-26.

The session will include a 3-foot section open to ALL AGES.
Don't miss grant and scholarship deadlines !
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. Read more.
USHJA Zone 1 will be opening more grant and scholarship opportunities soon. As they open, you can find them here  
Enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive and enjoy a Championship Experience Near Home!
Last year, USHJA launched a new benefit to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program: regional championships! For our competitors, there is one near us again this year! 

The East Championship will be offered at Brandywine Valley Summer Series II, July 3–7, 2019, in Devon, Pennsylvania.

In addition to the regional championship opportunity, horses enrolled in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive can participate all year long in USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake Classes, and they can earn a spot at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships in Lexington, Kentucky, in August.

Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $550 through June 1 and increases to $750 on June 2.
For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive.
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
Registration for the 2019 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is open! The HQC is an online quiz that tests participants' knowledge about horse anatomy, horse care and health, riding theory, stable management, and more horsemanship topics. Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, the quiz offers participants a chance to qualify for the in-person HQC Nationals, which offers $6,000 in grants and prizes, and is held alongside the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session.
The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge awards over $6,000 in grants and prizes with another $16,000 in prizes available through the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge! Don't miss your chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!
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