January Zone 10 Update
Welcome to a brand new show year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. The 2019 competition year is already off and running with the start of HITS Coachella and the USHJA Gold Star Clinic – West. The show year is just getting started so you have plenty of time to take advantage of this year’s championships and incentives, special classes and sections, and educational programs. Be sure to visit the USHJA website to learn more. The Zone 10 Monthly e-News is also a great place to keep up with USHJA championships and programs as we will feature descriptions, program deadlines, and website links throughout the year. We are looking forward to seeing what our Zone 10 members achieve this year!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Dates and locations announced for 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup & Eq Championships
Dates and locations for 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup and Equitation Championships have been announced! Mark your calendars for these events in Zone 10:

Zone 10 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
August 6-11
Menlo Charity Horse Show
Atherton, Calif.

Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Championship
August 29-Sept. 1
Gold Coast Labor Day
Burbank, Calif.

Zone 10 Medal Challenge 
October 17-20
Gold Coast October
Burbank, Calif.

Zone 10 Horse of the Year Jumper and Age Group Equitation Championship 
November 21-24
Autumn Jubilee
Burbank, Calif.
Applications open for USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships! 
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

The Championships for Zones 9 & 10 will be November 6-10 at HITS National Sunshine Series II in Thermal, California.

The qualifying period is September 8, 2018 - September 7, 2019. Click below to apply by September 7 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
Zone 10 members attend USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West!
Congratulations to the following Zone 10 members who participated in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West January 16-20 at HITS Thermal Desert Horse Park in California:

1.10/1.15m Section: Grace Belmont, Elisa Broz, Stella Buckingham, Lauren Flather, Zacko Hardin, Erin Nichols, Lola Stern and Olivia Williams

1.20/1.25m Section: Claire Archer, Lexi Burdon, Maud Christal, Hannah Ellerbrock, Linda Fotsch, Natalie Gerst, Jerra Mays and Allyson Meister

1.30/1.35m Section: Amelie Bittar, Sloan Elmassian, Lindsay Sceats, Jasmine Talley and Sydnie Young
Zone 10 Spotlight: Ashlee Bond
Zone 10 native and professional rider Ashlee Bond has big plans for 2019 and they start with a packed show schedule. 

“This year there are lots of changes to our schedule. In addition to doing the first three weeks of HITS Coachella, we’ll be heading to the east coast for the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, and the Nations Cup competition at Deeridge Farms. We’re starting off a lot more aggressive than last year,” Ashlee explained. “After heading back home and finishing the HITS Coachella circuit, we’ll travel to Thunderbird and then to Europe for two months.”
Ashlee Bond (right) shares her advice with clinic participants like Taylor Moore (left) at her clinic at the Hansen Dam Horse Park in early January. 
Photo by Kristin Lee Photography/LEG Up News.
Applications open for USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!  
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships!
The Championships will be held at National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, CA, November 5-10, 2019 !
The qualifying period is Nov. 12, 2018-Sept. 23, 2019 . Click below to apply by Sept. 23 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
Don't miss these great opportunities!
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gates Farm and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. Read more.
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Do you know why an “oxer” is called an “oxer”? 

The name came from the practice of putting parallel rails on either side of a hedge to keep oxen from damaging natural hedges.

In the early day of foxhunting, riders jumped these hedges and rails as they followed the hounds, and those obstacles became known as oxers.

An authentic example of an oxer is still seen at Hickstead in England. Modern-day oxers can be any kind of jump with parallel rails, but the back element can only have one rail.
A “true” oxer at Hickstead.
Photo credit: Rex Coleman
Enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive and International Hunter Derby Programs before the price goes up!
More Green for Green Hunters: More than $2.6 million paid out!
Three ways to earn great prize money for your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter:
  1. Enter a USHJA Green Incentive Stake class at a competition near you
  2. Participate in one of five Regional Championships (NOTE: Northwest Championship, Oregon High Desert Classic 2, July 24–28, 2019, Bend, Oregon, and Southwest Championship, International Jumping Festival, September 18–22, 2019, San Juan Capistrano, California)
  3. Participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1 and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive .
2019 Derby Goals: More than $12.7 million paid out!
If you have the Championships on your list of goals for this competition year, enroll today and save! Enroll in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program to be eligible for inclusion on regional and national money won tracking lists and to participate in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1, and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. Horses must be recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA to participate. For information, visit ushja.org/IHD
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