April Zone 10 Update
It was another exciting year at the FEI World Cup Finals and it was wonderful to watch Beezie Madden earn sixth place. We also congratulate Zone 10 rider Eve Jobs who finished in the top 20 among the world’s best riders in her first World Cup Finals! As spring marches on, we want to remind Zone 10 members of all levels that USHJA has many programs, grants, and clinics that will help you achieve your riding goals. In addition, don’t forget that USHJA special classes and championships provide excellent individual and team experiences in the show ring for hunter, equitation, or jumper riders.

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
Let your voice be heard! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications
Last chance to apply for an EAP Regional Training Session
Applications are still open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program late summer sessions!
USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships
There’s still plenty of time for riders to apply for the inaugural USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships! The championships offer individual and team competitions for professional, junior, and amateur riders competing at the 1.40/1.45m level. In addition to the individual and team competitions, riders can qualify for the 2020 USHJA Platinum Masters Training Session with top national and international industry experts.

Currently the top qualifiers are: Emma Reichow (Junior Division), Shota Ogomori (Amateur Division), and Jill Gaffney (Professional Division).

The application deadline for the Platinum Jumper Championships is September 23, 2019. The Zones 9 and 10 Platinum Jumper Championship will be held at the National Sunshine Series II in Thermal, CA from November 5 to November 10, 2019 along with the Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships for 1.10, 1.20, and 1.30 junior and amateur riders. We hope you will participate in this exciting new jumper championship!
For more information and to apply, visit ushja.org/platinumjumper.
Zone 10 Spotlight: Sami Milo and her children aiming for several exciting USHJA events this year
For professional rider Sami Milo, balance and consistency are the keys to her training program at Cavallo Stables. With a background in equitation and jumpers, Sami now competes mostly in the hunters and is finding success with her talented mare Lulavani.

“This year I hope to continue earning top placings in the USHJA International Hunter Derbies,” Sami shared. “I’m qualified for the Derby Finals in Kentucky and the $500,000 Hunter Prix Final in New York so I’m hoping to make it east again this year. I’m also hoping to qualify and compete as a Developing Professional in the High Performance Hunters as part of the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Program."
It’s all in the family! Trainer Sami Milo, along with children Mason and Gianna, ride and show together, and are supported by super horse show husband and dad Mike. The Milo Family proudly display their ribbons from Brookside Premier Week II in April. Photo by Sophie Meissner.
Good luck to members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals
Congratulations and good luck to our members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals coming up! 

Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals will be April 26-28 at PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Catch the action on USEF Network

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships will be May 2-5 at New York State Fairground Expo Center in Syracuse, N.Y.
Clinic coming up in Zone 10
Julie Winkel will be teaching a clinic at Hunterville Stables in Penryn, California May 25-26!

Contact Patty Ball at (916) 804-9363 or pttybll@gmail.com for more information!
Your team needs you! Competitive team opportunities for 2019
July 30-Aug. 4
Old Salem Farm
North Salem, N.Y.
Click here for more info about the Zone 10 Selection Trials
Aug. 5-11
USEF Pony Finals
Lexington, Ky.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 1
October 10-12
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Harrisburg, Pa.
*Qualifying ends Aug. 31, certificates of capability 
due Sept. 9
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 7
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 23
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 23
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge awards over $6,000 in grants and prizes with another $16,000 in prizes available through the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge! Don't miss your chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!

Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, the quiz offers participants a chance to qualify for the in-person HQC Nationals.

The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
QUICK QUIZ: Try your horsemanship knowledge, scroll to the bottom of eNews for the answer!
How many feet are in a six-stride line?
48
59
84
95
Congratulations to our Zone 10 Horse of the Year Champions
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2018 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about the Zone HOTY Awards program and to view standings, click here.
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program follows a tradition of successfully mentoring young riders under the guidance of legendary riders.

In 1984, a USET developing riders training session taught by Italian Olympian Piero d’Inzeo (center) featured future national and international grand prix stars (from left) Debbi Connor, Anne Kursinski, Leslie Burr Howard, Norman Dello Joio, Joan Scharffenberger, Eric Hasbrouck, Melanie Smith Taylor, Jeffery Welles, Katherine Burdsall, Hugh Mutch, and Louis Jacobs. These training sessions were held a few times a year, with riders chosen from regional selection trials overseen by USET coach Bertalan de Némethy.
Photo credit: USET
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Check the Calendar for Upcoming Outreach Competitions
Numerous USHJA Outreach Competitions are coming up in Zone 10! Be sure to see what's coming up by clicking the calendar below!
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Photos: Tricia Booker, Elizabeth Stone, ESI Photography, Kim Miller, Jump Media, Sophie Meissner, Megan Lacy, USET, USHJA Archives, Louise Taylor
HQC Quick Quiz answer: 84 feet
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