May Zone 10 Update
The U.S. Show Jumping Team had a fantastic showing at the World Cup Finals in Paris! Congratulations to Beezie Madden on her second World Cup Finals win and to Devin Ryan and McLain Ward on their second and fourth place finishes, respectively. Jamie Barge was the top placing Zone 10 rider and rode very well to place in the money at 16th overall. We hope the success of the U.S. Show Jumping Team will inspire riders at all levels to work hard and continue to learn and grow. Don’t forget that there are several USHJA programs to help young, amateur, and professional riders improve their horsemanship and reach their goals. Be sure to take advantage of them!

Kathy Hobstetter and Ned Glynn
Co-Chairs of the Zone 10 Committee
West Coast Hunter Spectacular is coming up June 10!
We are pleased to announce the $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular will take place Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Blenheim EquiSports June Classic 1 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, California.

All WCHR members are eligible to participate in this two-round class with fence height options set at 3'6", 3'9" or 4'0". Both rounds are judged by at least two judging panels consisting of two judges each, and the top 12 horses will be called back for the second round from low to high score within their respective heights. 
Congratulations to riders selected for first EAP Regional Training Session this month in Nevada
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program is a fantastic opportunity for young riders to hone their horsemanship and barn management skills. Congratulations to our riders who will be participating in the first EAP of the year at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nev.

  • Lyric Breitengross, 18, Los Angeles, Calif. 
  • Hillary Devlen, 16, San Marino, Calif.
  • Sofia Jain, 15, Atherton, Calif.
  • Hailey Klaff, 15, El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  • Katherine Mannina, 19, Morgan Hill, Calif.
  • Jackie Martin-Castro, 17, Oakland, Calif. 
  • Michelle Mercogliano, 15, Tahoma, Calif. 
  • Shawnea Osborne, 19, Danville, Calif. 
  • Adrianna Osmetti, 16, Reno, Nev. 
  • Devina Stone, 18, Gardnerville, Nev. 
  • Cate Tomlinson, 16, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Kiersti Wylie, 25, Fallbrook, Calif.

These riders will learn from clinicians Jim Wofford and Nanci Snyder. Exceptional candidates from the Regional Training Sessions will be asked to attend the EAP National Training Session in Ohio in November. Stay tuned to hear who will participate in other sessions this year.
Zone 10 Member Spotlight: Avery Lambert
Though she is only 14 years old, Avery Lambert is already making an impact with her hard work and dedication to helping others. Last year, she won the USHJA Youth Leadership Award, which led to her joining the USHJA Foundation Youth Committee. 

“I had done a lot of charitable work for a nonprofit called Giant Steps, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for children with disabilities and veterans with PTSD,” Avery explained. “When I went to San Antonio to accept my award, Marnye Langer suggested that I join the USHJA Foundation Youth Committee. She thought it would be something I’d really love since it’s similar work.”

Avery started fundraising for the USHJA Foundation with gusto and recently raised $1,500 for the foundation over the two weeks of the Woodside Spring Series. 

“There was a lot of support from everyone at the show,” Avery recounted. “I was able to have conversations with people about the Foundation, and they got really excited to support it once they learned what the Foundation does and what they participated in.”

For Avery, it’s very important to give back. “I truly love riding and I also love giving back to the community. It’s what I’m passionate about,” Avery shared. “The Foundation is the charitable arm of USHJA so they help fund a variety of events and programs like the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, the Gochman Family Grant, the Hamel Scholarship for Further Education, and disaster relief programs... It’s really special to me to give back to the community I love so much.”

Avery’s hard work and passion has helped raise awareness and money for the USHJA Foundation and she is looking forward to continuing her charitable efforts for the Foundation and other nonprofits.

If you’d like to get involved or donate to the USHJA Foundation, click here.
Congratulations IHSA Nationals teams and riders!
Congratulations to riders and teams from our zone who competed at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Stanford University placed third in the Collegiate Cup!

Contributing to Stanford’s finish were Jillian Rogers, Champion in Team Walk Trot; Claire Womack, Reserve Champion in Team Walk Trot Canter; Alexandra Ulmer, 4th in Team Intermediate Flat; Caroline Soane 5th in Team Intermediate Fences and 4th in Team Open Flat; Kelsi Okun 5th in Team Open Fences!

Athletes from four Californian schools also competed at the IHSA National Finals for individual titles. Sonoma State sent two riders, Michelle Villasenor and Courtney Debrunner to represent IHSA Zone 8 in Individual Walk Trot with Villasenor taking 3rd. Also placing third was Christine Wastila from the University of California, Los Angeles (Individual Walk Trot Canter) and Jackie Marks from University of Southern California (Individual Intermediate Fences). Stanford's Cecilia Lang-Ree, placed 8th in Individual Novice Flat.

Check out the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event. To view the complete results, click here.
Click here to learn more about the Championships!
Congratulations IEA National Finals participants!
Congratulations to members and teams from our zone who participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, and special congratulations to Future Intermediate Over Fences 2' Champion Skylar Wireman with Chestnut Hills. To see how all of the riders placed, click here. Read more about the great competition.
Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships
The Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC) will be held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y. (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:
HQC Quick Quiz answer:
The answer to last month's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz was "Camped out," because it is not a flaw that can be found on a horse's front legs. Sixty-five percent of our members who answered the question got it correct!

Camped out is when the hind legs are set behind the plumb line that runs from the point of the buttock through the point of the hock, down the back of the cannon bone and to the back of the heel bulbs. The other choices, pigeon toed and club footed, were flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs.

Learn more by studying the HQC Study Guide, and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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