June Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! Stay up to date with COVID-19 news, participate in the HQC Stable Challenge, mark your calendar for upcoming webinars and more.
Updates and Information about COVID-19
Many areas in the country are beginning to slowly reopen and horse showing is underway again in some areas. Click below for resources and information about COVID-19:

Apply for Second Round of Feed Aid by July 13
The USHJA has opened another round of Feed Aid applications to assist barns in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applications are due July 13.

Feed Aid provides aid in purchasing feed for lesson horses as short-term relief for the businesses in the hunter/jumper community who provide lessons to non-boarders and may be suffering financially due to the impact of COVID-19.

Through partnership with various national and regional feed companies, USHJA members may receive relief through discounted and fully supplemented feed purchases.
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge is Open
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge is open until July 15. That means it's time to gather your barnmates and put your horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to win great prizes!

How to participate:

  • Go to the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz page by clicking here.
  • Fill out your information and be sure to include your trainer’s name for your points to count.
  • Complete the practice quiz.
  • You’re done! Come back and take the quiz as often as you’d like to improve your score.
Jolene Hasseler and Sweet Release Equestrian Center are leading the Stable Challenge in Zone 2! Special thanks to our Stable Challenge sponsors Essex Classics, FITS, Rood & Riddle and Shapley's.
USHJA Educational Webinars Coming Up
HQC Study Hall Part II
June 30, 2 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Terri Young, chair of the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge (HQC) Committee, returns for another Study Hall.

Discover the Benefits of Equine Chiropractics
July 13, 7 p.m.
Discover the benefits of equine chiropractic care with USHJA sponsor Rood and Riddle.
Equitation: An Overview
July 27, 7 p.m.
Join top industry professionals Robin Rost Brown, Frank Madden, and Jim Hagman for an informative webinar about the significance of the Equitation division.

Check Out the At Home Series with Geoffrey Hesslink
It's Time to Nominate Someone for USHJA Vice President or Director at Large
The member nomination period is open for USHJA Vice President and four Director at Large positions (individuals meeting the following criteria: Competition Management; Amateur competitor status; and individuals with non-equestrian business related experience).

The deadline to nominate someone is August 14. Senior Active or Senior Associate member in good standing are eligible to participate in the nomination process.
Learn More About Hoof Health
Thanks to the Horse and Rider Advocates Committee members for their work on this video. Find more educational resources, including other informational videos, on the USHJA Best Practices Page.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News

New Jersey is planning to return to play on June 22, 2020 and we can horse show. Yipee! At long last and hooray. While we should be enthusiastic and excited for a big part of our lives returning, we need to respect one another. I am speaking to the participants, specifically to trainers and exhibitors and parents.

While the USEF and USHJA have written the guidelines and put a lot of the pressure on horse show management to employ and enforce protocols, we the participants need to do our part. Horse shows are a social event. We visit with friends, we picnic, and we do business at shows. Social distancing will make this difficult. We have not been together in what seems like forever. But we need to pass like ships in the night not congregate like sardines on Memorial Day at the beach.

We need to be responsible for ourselves. Get your entries in and respect limits set by management. Wear you masks and be prepared to disinfect your spaces and pack your lunch. Let us show and go, so that we can continue to show. Let us handle with care and above all be safe.

Mark Your Calendar:
Green Hunter Incentive East Regional Championship
Saratoga Fall
September 10-13
Stillwater, NY
*Pending USEF approval
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Studying for the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge?

Here’s a fun look at learning horse anatomy (and about your own body to be a more balanced rider) from The Horse by D. J. Kays, a 1969 college textbook for a “horse production” class on “judging, breeding, feeding, managing, and selling horses.”

Check out how horse and human bones work in movement: the hock is like a human ankle, and a horse’s knee is the counterpart of a human wrist. The tuber calcis, the short bone at the “point" of the hock, is like the human heel acting as a lever to lift the body up and forward.

Photo: Horse and human skeletons courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History in The Horse.
Know Your Zone 2 Committee Members
  • Mark Leone, Chair
  • Troy Hendricks, Vice Chair
  • Wendy Chapot Nunn, Tresurer
  • James Benedetto
  • Katie Benson
  • Naomi Blumenthal
  • Michael Dowling
  • Mary Drueding
  • Karin Immerman
  • Kerry Kocher
  • Claudine Liberatore
  • Linda Mancini
  • Tobey McWilliams
  • Andrew Philbrick
  • Cynthia Williams
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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