July Zone 10 Update
Though summer usually is a time of vacation and relaxation, not so for riders! This summer is jam-packed with championships, clinics, and horse shows. Our Zone 10 riders are getting their chance to shine in all disciplines across all levels. Up and coming riders improved their horsemanship at Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) Regional Training Sessions, and Junior Hunters shone in the West Coast USEF Junior Hunter National Championships. Pony riders are preparing for the USEF Pony Finals, jumpers are looking forward to qualifying for the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, and many riders are working toward the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup or Horse of the Year Championships. These are just a few of the exciting events in our zone and we hope all of our riders take advantage of these great opportunities!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn.
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Congratulations to Members Who Participated in Sonoma Valley Stables EAP Regional Training Session!
Congratulations to our Zone 10 members who participated in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session at Sonoma Valley Stables:

EAP Participants:
Adele Bonomi, Roxanne Culhane, Avery Glynn, Joelle Hylton, Mason Milo and Alexandra Silva

3’ Section Participants:
Clementine Berlin, Greylin Booth, Anna Brostrom, Austen Dollente, Lara Kammen, Danielle Park, Ava Pollioni, Sydney Trainor and Sara Tuck
Read more about the session, and check out more photos on the USHJA Facebook page.
Entries Open for the AON/USHJA National Championships
Entries are now open for the AON/USHJA National Championships, which will be returning to The Las Vegas National CSI3*-W November 11-17. Click here to read more! 
USEF Junior Hunter National Championships and USHJA Hunterdon Classic – West
Many of the best junior riders in the west headed to Sonoma Horse Park on July 22-23 to compete in the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships and the USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic. The USEF Junior Hunter Championship tested riders in three phases – Under Saddle, Classic Round, and Handy Hunter Round – focusing on the traditional hunter ride. Meanwhile the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic combined the precision of equitation with the handiness of hunters. The competition consisted of a Classic Hunter Round, a Handy Hunter Round, and a Final Round, in which the top four riders had to switch horses and jump a shortened course.

Congratulations to Violet Lindemann-Barnett (Archie Cox, trainer) and her Cantoblaco for their win in the USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic! The scores between the final four riders were quite close, but Violet edged out the competition with her consistency and a smoothly executed final round on Stella Buckingham’s mount Calvatos Z (Lindenwood Farm, owner). Stella (Katie Gardner, trainer) came in second with Emily Williams (Archie Cox, trainer) and her Beach Boy earning third, and Breanna Bunevacz (Tasha Visokay, trainer) and her Vondel DH Z coming in fourth. Read more.
The USEF Junior Hunter National Championship gave Junior Hunter riders and their horses a chance to shine in the ring against high caliber competition. There were many pairs that proved themselves as champions. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Grand Champion – 3’6” Division
Jordan Allen and Small Occasion (Iwasaki & Reilly, owner)

Grand Champion – 3’3” Division
Grace McReynolds and Crowd Pleaser (Alexander Miller, owner)

Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under – 3’6” Division
Augusta Iwasaki and Luscious (Sloan Lindemann-Barnett, owner)

Small Junior Hunter, 16-17 – 3’6” Division
Emily Williams and her Beach Boy

Large Junior Hunter, 15 & Under – 3’6” Division
Brooke Morin and For Fun (Troy Christiansen, owner)

Large Junior Hunter, 16-17 – 3’6” Division
Jordan Allen and Small Occasion (Iwasaki & Reilly, owner)

Small Junior Hunter – 3’3” Division
Ella Sherman and Illusion (Iwasaki & Reilly, owner)
Grace Russo and her Eclair HBC

Large Junior Hunter, 15 & Under – 3’3” Division
Avery Kalafatas and her Calendar Girl

Large Junior Hunter, 16-17 – 3’3” Division
Grace McReynolds and Crowd Pleaser (Alexander Miller, owner)

For more information about the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West, including prize list, schedule, and full results, click here.
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner
Congratulations to Sandrine Seifert and Hansen Dam Riding School, winners of the 2019 Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge in Zone 10.

The Stable Challenge is designed to engage a trainer's entire barn as a team. At least three students per trainer had to complete the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15.

Each of the high scoring trainers will be receiving a USHJA backpack with a brush, hoofpick, and TCP manual; a helmet from Charles Owen; a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com; a $200 Parlanti gift certificate; a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley's; a $100 FITS Breeches gift card and a $100 gift card from State Line Tack.

Though the Stable Challenge is over, you still have time to sign up for this year’s HQC! Last year it was Zone 10 rider Toni Anderson who earned the HQC Gold Medal. Will it be another Zone 10 rider this year? Good luck and stay tuned to find out!

Photo: Last year’s HQC Gold Medalist, Toni Anderson, teaches her barn mates at Hansen Dam Riding School (HDRS) about bridles. HDRS barn mates used their horsemanship knowledge to win the USHJA Horsemanship Stable Challenge! Photo by LEG Up News.
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Good Luck to Riders Competing at the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships
Good luck to our riders who are competing at the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, July 30-August 4 at Old Salem Farm in New York.

Catch all the action on USEF Network. Click here for more information.
Pellett and French Are Picture Perfect in USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championships
Stephen Pellett and View Point Farm’s Camera Ready were focused on winning during the $5,000 3'6"/3'9" USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championship, on July 25 at the Oregon High Desert Classic II, taking top honors in both rounds with scores of 88 and 87 for a 175 total and the title.

Owner Kathleen Waldorf, of Portland, Oregon, was also rewarded for her decision to take her Green Hunter Artistry to compete in the $5,000 3’/3’3” Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championship. John French piloted the 7-year-old, Hanoverian (by Chivas) to the tricolor.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
Check out news from our USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations below! Interested in becoming an affiliate? Click here.

For the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), IHSA Zone 8 Region 1 and Zone 8 Region 2, are both part of USHJA Zone 10. This year, Stanford University and the University of Southern California were Champion and Reserve Champion on the IHSA Zone Finals, going on to represent California at the IHSA National Finals, where Stanford finished 3rd. Currently the IHSA is planning their 2019-20 Show Calendar, with show dates beginning in October. 

For high school riders interested in riding on one of the 400+ IHSA teams in college, they can research schools and coaches here.

For West Coast owners and trainers looking to donate horses or tack to a team in need, they can contact the below:
For over 50 years, LAHJA has been providing excellent programs and awards for riders, trainers, and horse show organizers in the greater Los Angeles area. The various LAHJA medal finals have proven to be a stepping stone for many riders who went on to national championships, and even the World Cup Finals champion like Meredith Michaels Beerbaum. In addition to a full spectrum of year end awards, the LAHJA Horsemastership Scholarship program awards $5,000 annually in scholarships to encourage and reward young riders who seek to develop horsemanship knowledge, with an ongoing desire to continue learning and improving. 
LEGIS League is an awards program for Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation riders competing at a variety of levels. Join us for LEGIS League Hunter Jumper Finals at the Verdugo Hills Fall Festival (Oct. 3-6) at Hansen Dam Horse Park. New for this year, HITS National Sunshine Series I (Nov. 1-3) will host the LEGIS League 12 & Under Mousie Williams Finals at HITS Desert Horse Park. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Vicky Smith (Far West Farms, trainer) clinched her first medal final win in the 2018 LEGIS Adult Medal Final, earning a whitewater rafting trip with Cascade Raft & Kayak for herself and her husband. 

Click here to check out the LEGIS League Newsletter. 
Visit legisleague.com to learn more.
Contact: LEGIS League Coordinator, Cassie Wambsgans at info@legisleague.com

The SNHSA show season kicked off on May 18 at Brownlee Equestrian with over 50 horses attending, and has continued strong with close to 100 horses competing at the 8th annual Meadow View Farms Charity Horse Show benefitting the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) on June 28 - 30, 2019. The show was started by the Mullins Family after one of their young riders was diagnosed with cancer, as their way to give back to the community that they have been a part of for over 40 years.

The inaugural show, in 2012, put together with the help of some of their clients, was a one day show that raised $10,000. Now, 8 years later, they have the support of the larger community; now a three-day format, the show has raised over $300,000 for the local charity. With classes from Walk Trot to 1.20m Jumpers, and a Jumper Team Relay, Jumper Derby, and Hunter Derby, there is something for everyone, exhibitors and spectators alike.

Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Getting to Know EAP Clinician Cynthia Hankins 

Cynthia Hankins, one of this summer’s clinicians at the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions, is widely recognized for winning the AHSA Medal finals in 1977 and for her national and international success with jumpers. Did you know that Cynthia’s winning record in the show ring started at a much earlier age? Cynthia took top prize in Leadline at Devon two times, at ages three and four. Her first Medal class win came at age 12 on a 13.2 1/2 hand pony, and she qualified for the Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals that year, finishing fifth in the Maclay. Cynthia’s story was featured in ”Equitation: A Foundation for Life” at the USHJA Wheeler Museum.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Hankins.
Good Luck to Riders Headed to USEF Pony Finals
USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm are just around the corner and will be held August 6-11 at The Kentucky Horse Park.

Good luck to our riders participating, including our Zone 10 riders who will be competing in the USEF Pony Jumper Championships.

USHJA will again host educational clinics during Pony Finals. Click here for more info.

Catch all the action on USEF Network.
Zone 10 Stirrup Cup and Horse of the Year Championships are Coming Up
With the horse show season more than halfway over, make sure you are looking forward to the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup and Horse of the Year Championships! 

This year, the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Championship will be held at Gold Coast Labor Day (Aug 30-Sept 1).

The Zone 10 Horse of the Year (HOTY) Championships will take place over the course of a few months. In August, the Zone 10 HOTY Hunter Championship will be held at the Menlo Charity Horse Show (Aug 6-11). Then in November, the Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equitation Championships will be held at the Camelot Autumn Jubilee (Nov 21-24) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Visit the USHJA website for:

For more information about the Zone 10 Year End Championships, click here.

Riders who participate in these championships earn points toward the Stirrup Cup and HOTY year-end awards programs. Click here for more information.
Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States) Deadline Approaching
Don’t forget that the deadline to apply for the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships (Prix des States) is coming up at the end of August! 

Right now, Emma Reichow (Harley Brown, trainer) leads the standings in Zone 10, holding the top two spots as well as the fourth with her horses Forever Alive, Cubiki, and Apex, respectively. Emma’s barn mate Cate Tomlinson holds the third spot in the Zone 10 standings with her horse Hawai Van Paemel.

This special event provides an opportunity for U.S. Junior riders to compete against their peers over multiple days of competition. The Championship features both the Prix des States Team Competition, with Teams fielded by Zone, and an Individual Competition. The Team Championship will be based on a modified Nation’s Cup format and the Individual Championship will be a multi-round competition. The application deadline is August 31 and all applicants must also have earned a Certificate of Capability by that date as well. More information.
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