August Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! Mark your calendar for upcoming webinars, participate in HQC, tell us about your achievements and more.
Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship Canceled
After much discussion, the Zone 2 Committee made the decision to cancel the 2020 Zone 2 of the Year Hunter Championship.

The committee made the decision with the health and safety of members as their top priority. They are looking forward to a successful championship in 2021.

Click here for the most up-to-date information about Zone 2 events.
More USHJA Webinars Coming Up
The USHJA continues to plan educational webinars for members! Mark your calendar:

  • Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., Discover the Benefits of Equine Chiropractics 
  • Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., Fall Equine Vaccines 
  • Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., The Professional Marketing Workshop 
  • Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Fall Back into Horsemanship HQC Nationals Study Hall
  • Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Jumper Judge's Perspective 
Zone 2 Member one of the Recipients of the 2020 USHJA Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education
Congratulations to Madelyne Brymesser, 18, of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, who is one of the 2020 USHJA Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education recipients!

Brymesser is pursuing her goal of becoming a dental hygienist.

“I am beyond grateful and feel so fortunate for the support of the Hamel family and the USHJA Foundation,” Brymesser said. “I am so proud and honored to be part of an organization that provides such a variety of opportunities to their members.”
Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships Held
The Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships - East, presented by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Oare, wrapped up August 22.

Best Young Horse went to Caberneigh (Cabardino N x Special Consideration), handed by Emily Anne Belin-McDonnell, owned by Kelsey Calabro (from Zone 2) and bred by Linda Mancini.

Cabalero (Cabalito x Allegria), handled by Charlie Brown and owned and bred by Elizabeth Capor, earned Reserve Best Young Horse and High Point Three-Year-Old.

Stay tuned to see who will be crowned the Overall Best Young Horse following the West iteration, now on September 18 as well as complete results. Click here to see more photos from the East championships.
Do You Know a Member Who Deserves to be Recognized?
The deadline to nominate a member for the USHJA Youth Leadership Award, the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award and the Vital Horse Show Staff Award is September 1!

If you know someone who is dedicated to the sport, is a positive role model for their peers and exhibits positive sportsmanship, nominate them for a youth award today!

If you know someone who works behind the scenes and whose role is essential for the success of horse shows nominate them for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award.
Last Chance to Participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
September 1 is the deadline to participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!

Participants take two levels of online horsemanship quizzes to be eligible for selection to the HQC Nationals. Click here to register and participate before the deadline.

HQC Nationals will be virtual this year. Stay tuned for more information. Click here to learn more about HQC.
Mark Your Calendar:
Green Hunter Incentive East Regional Championship
Saratoga Fall
September 10-13
Stillwater, NY

USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal Finals - East
New England Equitation Championships
September 19
West Springfield, Massachusetts

2020 EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Final - East
Capital Challenge Equitation Show
World Equestrian Center
Wilmington, Ohio
Sept. 25-27, 2020

*Championships are subject to change
COVID-19 Resources and Information
The show season continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While showing has resumed in many ares, horse shows also continue to be canceled or relocated.

The USHJA announced the cancellation of the AON/USHJA National Championships earlier this month. Read more about the announcement.

Find the most up-to-date information relate to COVID-19:

Tell Us What You Have Achieved This Year
This year has been far from typical when it comes to horse showing and accomplishing goals, but we know our members have still celebrated milestones and earned achievements outside of the competition ring.
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Did you know that Green Hunter classes, like many traditions in the hunter division, were originally related to foxhunting experience?

The 1941 rule book of the American Horse Shows Association (now US Equestrian) stated Green Hunter classes were “open to horses which have not been hunted with a recognized pack of hounds for more than one season, and which have not won a first ribbon at a recognized show in the Hunter Division prior to January 1st of the current year, except in classes requiring either no jumping or performance over jumps not to exceed three feet six inches” or in classes for “teams, pairs, local, junior, breeding or three-year-olds.”

Green Hunter Championships at this time were also super competitive, so quite an honor to win: They were awarded on the basis of ribbons won in “Maiden, Novice, Limit, Suitable, Green, classes for four-years-olds and under, Breeding classes for young horses and Handicap classes in which a horse jumps three feet six inches.”

Photo: “Jumping over an outside course in a green hunter class,” from Vladimir S. Littauer, Schooling Your Horse, 1951.
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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