February Zone 10 Update
April is an exciting time for our young riders as they compete toward year end finals and gain valuable experience in the show ring. Several of our Zone 10 riders are vying for a spot in the FEI North American Children’s, Junior and Young Rider Championships, which have been rebranded as the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). The NAYC selection trials are off to a great start and special thanks to DiAnn Langer for chairing our NAYC meetings at Thermal. Additionally, congratulations to Michael Endicott, who was selected as the lead Zone 10 Chef d’Equipe for all team championships fielded by the zone, and Darren Roberts, who was selected as the Zone 10 Technical Delegate for the NAYC selection trials. Thank you all for helping!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Do you know what rules went into effect April 1?
In January, US Equestrian passed several rule changes that affect Hunter/Jumper competitors that went into effect on April 1. Make sure you Know Before You Show:
 
 
We need your input! Zone Specifications are available for member comment until May 16
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that the Member Comment Period for 2019 USHJA Zone Specifications is now open.
 
Each year, the USHJA Zone Committees closely review the specifications for their zone to make any adjustments to better serve the needs of the zone, and then the USHJA makes these adjusted specifications available for member comment. The member comment period for zone specifications will be open until May 16, and members simply email comments or suggestions to zones@ushja.org .
 
Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships
The FEI North American Children’s, Junior and Young Rider Championships have now been rebranded as the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC). The championships will be held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY (Aug 1-5). For more information about the program, visit the USEF website , which also has Zone 10 Selection Trial Standings (including money won).

Important deadlines:
  • June 4, 2018 – Final Deadline to earn Certificates of Capability
  • June 12, 2018 – Final Deadline to submit Online Applications
  • June 12, 2018 – Final Deadline to submit Certificates of Capability to USEF office, Attn: Jennifer Haydon
  • June 20, 2018 - All Standings will be posted complete
  • June 21, 2018 - Corrections are due by noon EST

We look forward to seeing who will represent Zone 10 this year at the championships!
For current standings, click through:
Last chance to apply for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program!
The first deadline to apply for a Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session has passed! However, there are other sessions outside our zone available. The deadline for all remaining sessions is May 14 . If you missed the earlier deadline, be sure to apply! Click here to view all of the sessions.

Additionally, Zone 10 has created a grant to help members attend a Regional Training Session; grant applications are due May 1.
Congratulations to 2017 Zone 10 Horse of the Year Champions!
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2017 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about Zone HOTY and year-end awards, click here.
Are you on the qualifying list?
Apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships , presented by SmartPak , by Sept. 7 and the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships by Sept. 24 ! Your Zone Committee has also set aside limited funding to help offset riders' entries at the championships.
Good luck IHSA Nationals riders!
Congratulations and good luck to riders and teams from our zone competing at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Click here to see who is participating. Tune in to EQSportsNet for coverage of the event!
 
Also, congratulations to our members who received National All-Academic Award honors from IHSA.
Test your knowledge with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse
Quick Quiz! Check back next month for the answer! 
The following are flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs, except
Club footed
Camped out
Pigeon toed
Good luck riders competing at IEA National Finals
Good luck to riders and teams from our zone who are participating in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! Click here to view coverage of the event.
Have a story to share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 10 Update or on our Zone 10 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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