July Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! Enter the USHJA Hunter Team Challenge, see who won the HQC Stable Challenge and catch up on news and results!
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge wrapped up July 15.

To participate, at least three junior and/or amateur students per trainer had to take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15. At the end of the 30-day challenge, the three top scores under each trainer were averaged to provide an overall score and the highest scoring trainer per zone is the winner.

Congratulations to Zone 2's winner Sarah Barge and Stone Lane Stables!

The highest scoring trainer in each USHJA zone wins a unique trainer-inspired award package designed to benefit the entire barn, which includes a gift card from Nutrena, a Shapley's gift set, a one-year USHJA membership, a free 2022 Recognized Riding Academy membership and additional awards from USHJA sponsors. The highest scoring trainer overall will also receive an Essex Classics shirt.
Don't Miss This Fun Hunter Team Competition!
Entries are open for the USHJA Hunter Team Challenge East. Don't miss the chance to participate in this fun team competition!

Hunter Team Challenge - East
Aug. 4-8
New York Horse & Pony
Saugerties, N.Y.
USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic - East, Presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College Results
The 2021 USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic - East, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, was held at the Devon Horse Show Grounds on Monday, July 12. Here are the results:

  1. Alexander Alston - Campreoll - 92 - 92 - 93 - 277
  2. Skylar Wireman - Il Mio - 83.5 - 90 - 94 - 267.5
  3. Dominic Gibbs - Cent 15 - 95 - 88 - 84 - 267
  4. Natalie Jayne - Charisma - 90 - 95 - 80 - 265
  5. Kyla Sullivan - Kenan - 84.5 - 86 - 87 - 257.5
  6. Riley Hogan - Jones - 85 - 88 - 82 - 255
  7. Kat Fuqua - Itteville - 82.5 - 87 - 169.25
  8. Caroline Signorino - Vidocq De La By - 83 - 85.5 - 168.5
  9. Aundrea Hillyard - Cervino - 84.25 - 84 - 168.25
  10. Stella Wasserman - Attendu De Lannois Z - 87 - 81 - 168
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USHJA Platinum Performance/Green Hunter Incentive East Championship
Congratulations to the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive East Champions:

Jennifer Bauersachs (Frenchtown, N.J.) riding Blink in the 3’/3’3” and Taylor Willever (Pen Argyl, Pa.) on Bocelli in the 3’6”/3’9”.

The Championships were held July 6-11 at Brandywine Summer Series II.
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Championships
The Kym K. Smith/USHJA Young Hunter Pony Championships will return to the Virginia Young Horse Festival at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, on August 29.

The Championships offer a variety of sections for ponies. New in 2021, an Adults on Ponies class open to Professional or Amateur riders has been added. Learn more.

The Virginia Young Horse Festival will also feature the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding Championships, presented by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Oare – East Coast. Learn more.
The Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships are set to return to Las Vegas November 15-21. Learn more about the event and qualifying here.
2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year Championships and Other Special Classes are Underway
The 2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year and Equitation Championships are underway.

The following championships and other special classes are set for Zone 2:

  • Horse of the Year Jumper Championship, Sept. 22-26, Princeton Show Jumping, Princeton, N.J. 
  • Horse of the Year Hunter Championship, Oct. 23-24, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Harrisburg, Pa.

Congratulations to members who participated in the Zone 2 Equitation Championships! Click here for results.
Don't Miss the Excitement of the Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week!

Catch all the action on USHJA TV, part of the Horse & Country Network, and stay tuned for results and coverage.
USHJA Outreach Member Highlight
Leah Marra, of Middletown, New Jersey, was the 2020 Outreach Champion of the 2'3 Equitation section.

What did you enjoy about participating in the Outreach program in 2020?
The thing I liked the most about participating in the Outreach program is getting to hang out with and show with my barn friends.

How did you get involved in the sport?
I got involved with riding because my mom rode when she was a kid and still does. She felt like she learned so much from riding she wanted me to have the same opportunity. I started taking lessons when I was 6 and I have been riding ever since.

What is your favorite riding memory?
My favorite riding memory is definitely Halloween on horseback! Every year my barn has a Halloween party where we dress up and we dress up our horses and get to play riding games. This year I was a koala bear and my pony was the tree. It was so much fun!

What do you enjoy most about the USHJA community?
The thing I like the most about the USHJA community is that everyone is so nice and helpful. We are all there for the same reason because we love riding!

Photo credit: Abbie Marra.
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American National Riding Commission

Save the date for the ANRC National Equitation Championships April 14-16 at Centenary University in New Jersey.

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Know Your Zone 2 Committee Members
  • Mark Leone, Chair
  • Troy Hendricks, Vice Chair
  • Wendy Chapot Nunn, Tresurer
  • James Benedetto
  • Katie Benson
  • Harriet Deleyer
  • Mary Drueding
  • Clare Knapp
  • 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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