December Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! Catch up on what happened at the USHJA Annual Meeting, learn about changes to the Outreach Program, see who received Annual Awards and more!
USHJA Annual Meeting recap!
USHJA volunteers, members and staff came together December 9-13 to work together on important initiatives, engage in discussion about the sport and make plans for the future at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, in Tampa, Florida. Thanks to our members who attended! Read more about what happened at Annual Meeting:



Know Before You Show!
The USHJA is helping members Know Before You Show with a simple guide of rule changes taking effect for the new competition year.

The 2019 competition year brings new requirements for competing members and horses with the implementation of the Safe Sport training requirement for all USEF members 18-years-old and older with a Competing Membership, and microchipping for all horses competing in USEF-licensed and/or USHJA sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed. 
Zone 2 members recognized during Annual Meeting
Congratulations to our Zone 2 members who received awards that were presented during the Evening of Equestrians at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center!
Ralph Caristo of Saugerties, N.Y., received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is pictured with his wife and daughters. Click here to watch a video about the award.
Michael Page of North Salem, N.Y., received a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is pictured with USHJA's Marla Holt. Click here to watch a video about the award.
Liz Soroka of Sag Harbor, N.Y., received the Vital Horse Show Staff Award for the East Coast. She is pictured with Marnye Langer.
Frank Madden of Brewster, N.Y., not pictured, received a President's Distinguished Service Award.

Click here to read more about the Evening of Equestrians. Click here to read more about USHJA Annual Award recipients.
Zone 2 members attending USHJA Gold Star Clinic East Coast!
Congratulations and good luck to our members who are attending the USHJA Gold Star Clinic East Coast December 26-30 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, Florida!

  • Stephanie Dixon, Ringoes, N.J., 1.20/1.25m
  • Sheila Sadighi, Essex Fells, N.J., 1.10/1.15m
  • Darian Smith, Villanova, Pa., 1.10/1.15m
  • Cameron Tague, Cream Ridge, N.J., 1.20/1.25m

Riders will learn from lead clinician Richard Spooner and many other experts in the industry. Read more here.

The West Coast Clinic will be January 16-20 at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, and the Central clinic will be April 16-20 at World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
USHJA enhances Outreach Program for 2019
Exciting enhancements to the USHJA Outreach Program are beginning this competition year including free membership and the addition of equitation sections.

"We are excited to provide the hunter/jumper community with more competitive opportunities and a free membership level," said Mary Babick, president of the USHJA. "We hope these enhancements will make the USHJA Outreach Program more accessible while rewarding and recognizing great riding."

While anyone may compete in Outreach competitions, individuals who join USHJA as free Outreach Members will be eligible for recognition and awards. Competitors who are USHJA Outreach members can earn national recognition based on their Outreach competition points accrued throughout the competition year. Read more.
Have you renewed your membership?
The 2019 competition year is underway, so don't forget to renew your USHJA, USEF and Affiliate Association memberships.

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, adults with USEF Competing Memberships must complete USEF's Safe Sport Training in order to be eligible to participate in USEF activities in the 2019 competition year. Read more about the new US Equestrian requirement here.

Don't want to think about renewal every year? Take advantage of the auto-renew feature, so your membership automatically renews before expiring.
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