June Zone 10 Update
It’s been an exciting month for our U.S. Show Jumping teams! We are proud of our Zone 10 riders who helped seal the deal, sending the NetJets to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Spain and our younger Zone 10 riders who competed in the U.S. Children and Junior Nations Cup, helping earn the Junior team a gold medal! You can read more about them in this month’s eNews. Many of the junior riders have taken advantage of the variety of horsemanship programs that USHJA offers and their hard work and dedication has paid off. We are committed to continuing to help prepare and support these young riders in our zone as they work to progress up the Show Jumper Athlete Pathway. And lastly, congratulations to Robert Ridland on his well-earned induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn.
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Congratulations to Members Who Participated in Early Summer EAP Regional Training Sessions!
Congratulations to our Zone 10 members who participated in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program early summer Regional Training Sessions!

EAP participants
Alexa Appelbaum, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 
Lyric Breitengross, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hannah Cowdrey, Camarillo, Calif.
Cordelia Jane Edwards, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Margaret Franke, Porter Ranch, Calif.
Nicole Gonzalez, La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
Leah Gunn, Oak Park, Calif.
Ella Johannes, Lake View Terrace, Calif.
Mia Jones, Cypress, Calif.
Lauren Kaltenbach, San Clemente, Calif.
Rose Kauffman-Skloff, Los Angeles, Calif.
Tess Kersey, Long Beach, Calif.
Mia Park, San Marino, Calif.
Naomi Wegner, Los Angeles, Calif.
Skylar Wireman, Bonsall, Calif.
3’ Section Participants:
Julia Agahee, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Caroline Bellamy, Henderson, Nev.
Zoie Brogdon, Los Angeles, Calif.
Veronica Cruz, Lake View Terrace, Calif.
Cleo Eyquem, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Katherine Hettwer, Newbury Park, Calif.
Piper Janus, Loomis, Calif.
Stay tuned to see who is participating in late summer sessions, and check out more photos on the USHJA Facebook page.
U.S. Show Jumping Shines at Thunderbird
The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team clinched their spot in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Spain with a bronze medal during the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open (May 28-June 2) at Thunderbird Show Park. 

Under Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, team members Lucy Deslauriers, Eve Jobs, Jenni Martin McAllister, and Richard Spooner fought hard for their spot on the podium. Zone 10 riders Richard and Eve each rode two clear rounds. 

The U.S. Children’s and Junior Nations Cup teams each won gold medals under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer. 

Led by three Zone 10 riders, Amelie Bittar, Hannah Loly, and Maggie Kehring, and anchored by Emma Callanan, the Junior team held such a large lead that Emma did not have to jump again in the second round. 

The Children’s Team, comprised of Hunter Champey, Katherine Pugliese, Caroline Mawhinney, and Dakota Champey, prevailed in a three-way jump-off between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. 

Congratulations to all of the riders on their great performances! Click here to read more.
Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge Open Until July 15
USHJA invites equestrians of all ages to put their horsemanship knowledge to the test in the 2019 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge!

The 30-day online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win great prizes.

The Stable Challenge requires at least three students per trainer to complete the online USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15 for their barn to be eligible to win.
Quick Quiz: The diet of a horse should consist of primarily roughage.
Robert Ridland Inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Robert Ridland on his induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame! 

Robert’s career as a professional rider, course designer, international official, and U.S. Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor has been truly outstanding. Fellow Show Jumping Hall of Fame inductee Larry Langer shared:

“As the years go by, fewer and fewer people remember the contributions of top jumper athletes to our sport. Robert was and still is one of the very best. His depth of knowledge of jumpers, his grasp of the jumper sport both nationally and internationally, and his sharp innovative mind make him ideally suited to his present position as Senior Chef for the United States. Jumper expertise is a rare commodity among the thousands of Hunter/Jumper members in our sport, and Robert has it in spades. I congratulate him on his induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame this year.”
Do you Know Someone Who Deserves to be Recognized?
Nominations are open for 2019 annual awards, which recognize significant accomplishments of members.

The following awards have a nomination deadline of July 31:

The USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award have a deadline of September 1.

The Vital Horse Show Staff Award nominations are due October 5.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization Spotlight
US Pony Finals Reminder
Don’t forget that the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm (Aug. 6-11) are just a few months away! We hope many of our riders will be heading to Lexington, KY to represent Zone 10 in the pony divisions. A reminder that the 2019 U.S. Pony Jumper Championships will be held in conjunction with the USEF Pony Finals. Hope to see several of our Zone 10 pony riders there!
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
As the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge gets underway as a chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test, here’s a look back to The American Horse Show, a 1958 manual by Margaret Self with a description of jumps typical of the time.

How many jumps like these have you seen lately? The more we recall the practices of the past, the more we can see how the hunter/jumper sport has changed . . . and how many traditions carry on.
Zone 10 Rider Photo Highlight: Hannah Loly
Hannah (Keri Potter, trainer) and her Ayma de la Demi Lune have competed in several team events together, including the FEI North American Youth Championships (pictured) and most recently the U.S. Junior Nations Cup team at Thunderbird Show Park. Photo by Anwar Esquivel.

After taking time off to recover from an injury, Hannah made a triumphant return to the show ring earlier this month. She and her Ayma de la Demi Lune AKA Maya were selected to be on the U.S. Junior Nations Cup team at Thunderbird, putting in two clear rounds. 

“It was amazing to be so successful and help my team win the gold medal,” Hannah said. “I think being a part of past team events like the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) was extremely helpful. Especially coming back from an injury, having had past experiences at similar events on the same horse allowed me to come back prepared, even with the little recovery time I had.”  

Hannah is excited to be back in the saddle and has plans for her three horses. “Maya is the main horse I’ve competed with in team competitions. I’ve had her for just over two years and she is absolutely amazing. I was first on a team with her at NAYC 2017. Since we couldn’t qualify for NAYC this year because of my ACL tear, my focus for the rest of the year is getting Maya into the bigger grand prix classes,” Hannah said. “Ariell La Sirene AKA Ella is a mare I’ve had for about a year and a half, though I haven’t shown her all that much. Keri has been working with her for the past year to help her gain experience in the bigger classes, which has been extremely helpful and allowed me to devote more time to prepare for the various team competitions on Maya. One of my goals for the end of the year would be to make the Prix de States team with Ella, which would allow her to get some indoors team experience.” Hannah is also bringing along Bisou, a very green “young” nine-year-old.  

The team will be heading to the Colorado Horse Show next where Hannah hopes to get back in the 1.50’s with Maya and move up to the 1.40’s with Ella and Bisou.
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Photos by: Anwar Esquivel, Tricia Booker, ESI Photography, Kim Miller, Jump Media, Megan Lacy, Rachel Sowinski and Louise Taylor
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