March Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! National Championships with Zone qualifying, educational opportunities and more! Catch up on the latest sport news, and see what is coming up in our zone!  
AON/USHJA National Championships Are Set to Return
After an exceptional inaugural year, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased that the AON/USHJA National Championships are set to return to The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, November 12-17, 2019, pending approval by US Equestrian. With competition offered from 2-foot Hunters to 1.40m Jumpers, horse-and-rider combinations qualify through their Affiliate or Zones, making this unique Championship a destination for competitors nationwide.

Support Your Zone by Becoming a Zone Chef d'Equipe!
We are accepting applications for Zone chefs d'equipe for 2019 team championships. The exciting and rewarding role of chef d'equipe assists in the development of equestrian athletes through several zone team championships held throughout the competition year! Apply to be chef d'equipe for one or all the championships. Just get your application in by April 8, 2019!
Find Your Path: Team and Individual Jumper Competition from 1.10m to 1.45m
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!

Qualifying: Aug. 27, 2018-July 8, 2019
Apply by July 8
1.40/1.45m Platinum Jumper Championships for Pros, Amateurs and Juniors
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.

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
Did someone say Hunter TEAMS?
Applications are open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak! These Championships offer unique team and individual competition for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunters, but you MUST APPLY for a chance to qualify.

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!
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 grants and scholarships that benefit USHJA members.

The USHJA Zone 1 Committee offers one or more educational, academic grants in an amount of up to $3,500.  Apply by July 1.

The USHJA Foundation Hamel Family Scholarship offers up to $25,000 in higher education scholarship funds. Apply by May 15.
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
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!

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.

The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
Try your horsemanship knowledge!
Select the false statement. Proper hoof conformation is:
Large and strong hoof
Wide, well-developed heels
Prominent bars
Small frog that does not touch the ground
Concave or arched sole
Walls absent of cracks and rings
Linda Langmeier Clinic Coming to Connecticut!
Don't miss this clinic with Linda Langmeier at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut, April 13, 2019.

Open to beginner through advance riders ages 8 and up, the clinic will focus on hunter/jumper and equitation disciplines. Five two-hour sessions will be offered beginning at 7:30 am. Riders will be assigned to a group based on their level of skill.

Limited capacity; sign up to reserve your spot, $175 per session with an optional $25 stall fee. Auditors are welcome to attend free of charge.
Find more clinics at ushja.org/clinics.
Our Affiliates, Your Stories. We want to hear from you!
We are proud to have six Affiliate Organizations in our Zone:

If you're part of one of these Affiliates, we want to hear your story! Tell us what you love about this sport.
Heads Up: Zone Specifications Comment Period Opening April 15
We will be publish the 2020 Zone Specifications and open the member comment period on April 15 for 30 days. This is a time for all members to weigh in on how certain sections are run in our area, and the USHJA Zone Committee looks forward to receiving input from members. Members will be able to submit their comments to zones@ushja.org from April 15-May 15.

Be on the lookout for the 2020 Zone Specifications, so you can submit comments.
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