July Zone 10 Update
We hope all of our riders are taking advantage of the summer show circuit which is jam packed with championships, clinics, and horse shows. Zone 10 riders of all levels are seizing this opportunity to shine in the show ring. There’s no shortage of exciting programs - riders can be working toward the USEF Pony Finals, the USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Finals, FEI North American Youth Championships, the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup or Horse of the Year Championships, the USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships, or the USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, to name a few. Best of luck to everyone in the show ring!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Congratulations to our Zone 10 EAP athletes!
Congratulations to our Zone 10 athletes who participated in Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions in the past month:

  • Amelie Louise Bittar, 14, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Adele Bonomi, 16, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Maud Christal, 13, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Emily Diraffaele, 16, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Cordelia Jane Edwards, 16, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Ava Ehteshami, 15, Palomar Park, Calif.
  • Elizabeth Evans, 25, Encino, Calif.
  • Mary Galletti, 25, Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Tazmyn Geere, 17, Henderson, Nev.
  • Tiffany Geere, 11, Henderson, Nev.
  • Avery Hamilton, 16, Cardiff, Calif.
  • Ava Horowitz, 13, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Rose Kauffman-Skloff, 18, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Mackenzie Kelley, 14, Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.
  • Tess Kersey, 18, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Jerra Mays, 22, Hemet, Calif.
  • Brooke Mostman, 13, Calabasas, Calif.
  • Tabitha Okitsu, 15, South Pasadena, Calif.
  • Lola Stern, 13, Malibu, Calif.
  • Ciara Tetreault, 16, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  • Emily Williams, 16, Newhall, Calif.
  • Skylar Wireman, 13, Bonsall, Calif.
  • Kit Cunningham, 18, Thermal, Calif. 
Zone 10 end of year championships are coming up!
With the horse show season more than halfway over, make sure you are looking forward to the Zone 10 Year End Championships

This year, the Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Championship will be held at Gold Coast Labor Day ( Aug 31-Sept 2)Click here for qualifying criteria and specifications.  

The Zone 10 Horse of the Year 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 7-12). 
  • Riders in northern California can plan to show at the Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equitation Championships – North at the Sonoma Horse Park Season Finale (Sept 19-23). 
  • The Zone 10 HOTY Jumper and Equestrian Championships – South will be held at the National Sunshine Series I (Oct 31-Nov 4). Click 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. 
Zone 10 Q & A: Get to know Laura Wasserman and Skyhawk
With the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship on the horizon, we are looking forward to seeing our Zone 10 Derby horses represented at the Championship. One horse that has been making waves in the USHJA International Hunter Derbies this year is Skyhawk, owned by Laura Wasserman. He has won multiple derbies with several different riders, including John French, Nick Haness and Alexis Taylor Silvernale, and he makes the rounds look effortless. We caught up with his owner, Laura, to learn more about Skyhawk and what makes him so special.

Q: What is it about Skyhawk that allows him to succeed in the hunter derbies no matter who is riding him?
A: Skyhawk is very sensible, uncomplicated and kind. He always does his best and has no vices. When he goes into the show ring, he wants to win.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Skyhawk?
A: He always tries 100 percent, and he feels so incredibly safe.

Q: How did you find Skyhawk?
A: I watched him at Thermal, and he reminded of one of my other horses, Overseas. I wasn't really looking for a horse, so I just kept watching him. But, when I did start looking for a horse, he wasn't for sale. We kept looking, and months later, I got a call that they would consider selling him to us.
Want to see what the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is all about?
Click here to learn more about the Championships!
Pony Finals riders prepare for a week of education and competition!
Good luck to all of our members who will be participating in US Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park this year!

USHJA has expanded Pony Finals clinics offerings this year including Horsemanship Clinics that are open to the public. Click here for more information and plan to attend!

If you're attending Pony Finals share your stories and photos with us!
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships coming up!
The FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA are coming up Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York! Good luck to our members participating!
Click here to watch live stream coverage of the event.
Congratulations to our members who earned EAP Grants!
Congratulations to our Zone 10 EAP Grant recipients Mary Galletti, Katherine Mannina, Skylar Wireman and Kiersti Wylie, who each received $500 grants toward expenses related to participating in a 2018 EAP Regional Training Session!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
Nominations are open for six Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors. USHJA Senior Active and Associate members may nominate candidates for these open positions through their USHJA member account until August 15.
Members are allowed to nominate a single individual for multiple positions, and they may nominate themselves for any available position.
View comprehensive information about the 2018 election here.
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