August Zone 10 Update
Our young Zone 10 riders continue to impress on the summer show circuit! Congratulations to Kaitlyn Lovingfoss, who earned the top spot in the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic; the Zone 10 Young Riders (Natalie Dean, Hannah Loly, Ransome Rombauer, and Hayden Zadel), who earned silver medals in the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships; and the Zone 10 Pony Jumper Team (Hannah Attar, Sydney Flashman, Zacko Hardin, and Tabitha Okitsu), who earned gold, marking the second year of Zone 10 winning the team gold at the USEF National Pony Jumper Championships, with team members Zacko and Sydney going on to win individual gold and silver medals, respectively. There are many year-end finals, special shows, and exciting classes still to come before the show season ends, and we look forward to seeing Zone 10 riders of all levels succeeding in the show ring this fall!  

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Congratulations to our Zone 10 FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships riders!
This year’s Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships, held in North Salem, New York, had an exciting new name and format to give young, junior, and child riders the chance to compete against some of the best riders in North America. 

The Zone 10 Young Rider team, composed of Natalie Dean, Hannah Loly, Ransome Rombauer, and Hayden Zadel, fought hard to earn the silver medal, coming from behind to take second spot on the podium. 

The Zone 10 Junior Rider team ( Alyce Bittar, Katherine Brewer, Emma Reichow, and Ty Simpson) and the Zone 10 Children's team ( Nell Cunningham, Dylan Laiken, Alexa Leong, and Caroline Mawhinney) earned valuable experience inside and outside of the ring, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, in the team competition. Special thanks to Mike Endicott, the Chef d’Equipe for all of the Zone 10 teams. 

Congratulations to everyone, and with such strong riders in our Zone, we are already looking forward to next year's Championship!


Click here for complete results.
Don't miss the Zone 10 year-end championships
Zone 10 Year End Championships have begun and will continue throughout the end of summer and into the fall. You won't want to miss these exciting events: 

Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Championship is at Gold Coast Labor Day ( Aug 31-Sept 2)

The Zone 10 Horse of the Year Championships kicked off with the Zone 10 HOTY Hunter Championship at Menlo Charity Horse Show Aug. 7-12. Click here for results.

The Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equitation Championships – North at the Sonoma Horse Park Season Finale is Sept 19-23

The Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equitation Championships – South will be held at the National Sunshine Series I Oct 31-Nov 4Click here for qualifying criteria and specifications.

For equitation riders, the Zone 10 Regional Finals – Hunter Seat Medal & Adult Equitation will be held across three horse shows in October. 
Enter the AON/USHJA National Championships by Sept. 14
Riders qualify for the Championships based on Zone points, but only those who enter by Sept. 14 will be considered for qualifying. With the Championships hosted in our Zone for the inaugural year, Zone 10 riders may end up filling spots for Zones that cannot get as many people here, so enter if you're interested. Click the image above to learn more and enter by Sept. 14.
Zone 10 Pony Jumper Team glistens in gold at USEF National Pony Jumper Championship!
Congratulations to all of our members who participated in USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park.

Our Zone 10 Pony Jumper Team, made up of Hannah Attar, Zacko Hardin, Sydney Flashman and Tabitha Okitsu, brought home the gold medal in the Team Championship. Zacko Hardin also earned gold in the Individual Championship, and Sydney Flashman earned silver. Way to go Zone 10! Read more.

Catch up on everything that happened, and who earned champion titles, during Pony Finals:

Last chance to apply for these USHJA Championships!

November 6-11
National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, Calif.

November 6-11
National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, Calif.
Sept. 1 is the deadline to nominate someone for a youth award!
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
Congratulations to members who participated in the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship
Congratulations to our members who participated in the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., August 16-18! 

The following horses, owned by members in our zone, placed in the top 12 in Championship:
  • Small Kingdom, owned by Iwasaki & Reilly, ridden by Jamie Taylor, 9th in Section A, 3rd in Section B
  • Esperance, owned by Lucky Jack Farm, LLC, ridden by Mickie Sage, 11th in Section B

Check out the headlines from each day of the Championship: 
Lovingfoss puts in lovely rounds to win the 2018 USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic - West Coast
Of the 47 riders who competed in the third annual USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic - West Coast, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, Kaitlyn Lovingfoss stood out with the top score in each round to take the win. On a gorgeous day at the Del Mar Horse Park, the unique equitation class challenged riders to show their equitation skills over courses set by Thomas Hern.

Though the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic is only in its third year on the West Coast, it has been an annual event for East Coast riders since 2005. The class, named after George Morris's farm, Hunterdon, tests each rider's ability to adjust to a hunter course on an equitation mount.
Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations to all of our Zone 10 horses, owners and riders who participated in the 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships Aug. 14-16 at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

The following horses, owned by members in our zone, placed in the top 12 at the Championships: 
3'6"/3'9" Championship
  • 6th: High Society, owned by Lindsay Maxwell, ridden by Geoffrey Hesslink
  • 9th: Small Occasion, owned by Iwasaki & Reilly, ridden by Jamie Taylor

Check out the headlines from each day of the Championships:
And the Zone 10 Stable Challenge winner is...
Congratulations to Vanessa Voight and her team from Tally Ho Meadows, winners of the 2018 HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!

The highest scoring trainer from each zone receives an award package for their barn including a helmet from Charles Owen, a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com, a $200 Parlanti gift certificate, a pair of Pro Performance horse boots from Professional's Choice, a gift from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley's, gifts from The Plaid Horse, a gift from Stable Secretary and a USHJA branded backpack, brush, hoof pick, tumbler and TCP manual.
USEF Junior Hunter National Championships - West
The USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West (July 23-24) gave junior hunter riders and their horses their chance to shine in the ring against high caliber competition. Many pairs proved themselves champions. Congratulations to all of the winners!

  • Grand Champion – 3’6” Division: Ava Stearns and Bocelli (Laura Wasserman, owner)
  • Grand Champion – 3’3” Division: Alexis Sokolov and Harvard Grad (Dynamic Sporthorses LLC, owner)
  • Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under: Brooke Morin and Fine Design (Laura Wasserman, owner)
  • Small Junior Hunter, 16-17: Kaitlyn Lovingfoss and Castle (Eaton Place LLC, owner)
  • Large Junior Hunter, 15 & Under – 3’3” Division: Zoe Brown and Catina (Sofia Baiker, owner)
  • Large Junior Hunter, 16-17 – 3’3” Division: Emily Williams and her Carlo
  • Large Junior Hunter, 15 & Under – 3’6” Division: Augusta Iwasaki and Small Affair (Lyn Pedersen, owner)
  • Best Mare: Small Occasion (Iwasaki & Reilly, owner)

Click here for more information and results.
Last chance to participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
Quick Quiz:
A correctly fitted saddle creates uniform sweat marks under the saddle with no dry patches.
True
False
Click here to participate in HQC by Sept. 1!
Talent Search Finals are coming up!
The 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West (Sept 20-22 in San Juan Capistrano) are right around the corner! 

Don’t forget the qualifying period ends August 31 and entries close September 10. Don’t miss this chance to compete in one of the most prestigious and challenging competitions for young riders. 

Previous winners include renowned riders such as Richard Spooner, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, and Joie Gatlin.

Click here to download the entry form. Be sure to send your entries to Nancee Tepley, Talent Search Finals West Show Secretary, by September 10! 

For more information about the Talent Search Finals,  click here.
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