January Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! Mark your calendar for 2019 championships, catch up on the latest sport news and see what is coming up in our zone!
Mark your calendars for 2019 Zone HOTY, Eq & Stirrup Cup Championships
Dates and locations for 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup and Equitation championships have been announced!

Zone 2 Equitation Championship
August 29-Sept. 1
Quentin Fall Classic
Littlestown, Pa.

Zone 2 Stirrup Cup Championship
September 28-29
Swan Lake Fall Regional I
Littlestown, Pa.

Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
October 20
PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Harrisburg, Pa.
Applications open for USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships! 
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

The Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be August 28-September 1 at HITS on the Hudson VII in Saugerties, New York!

The qualifying period is July 1, 2018-June 29, 2019. Click below to apply by June 29 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Applications open for USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships!
 
The Championships for Zones 1 & 2 will be at Princeton Show Jumping August, Princeton, N.J., August 21-25, 2019 !
 
The qualifying period is August 27, 2018-July 8, 2019 . Click below to apply by July 8 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
 
USHJA Gold Star Clinic - East recap!
From December 27-30, 2018, a group of 2018 USHJA Zone Team Championships Individual Medalists and select wild card recipients expanded their equestrian horizons in a unique educational opportunity by participating in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic-East Coast at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. 

After three days of mounted and unmounted instruction from top clinicians covering a variety topics including stable management, horse health, breeding, press relations, flatwork, gymnastics, the clinic culminated on day four with seven teams competing in a Nations Cup format. Read more!
Zone 2 participating members included:
  • Stephanie Dixon, Ringoes, N.J.
  • Sheila Sadighi, Essex Fells, N.J.
  • Darian Smith, Villanova, Pa.
  • Cameron Tague, Cream Ridge, N.J.
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Do you know why an “oxer” is called an “oxer”? 

The name came from the practice of putting parallel rails on either side of a hedge to keep oxen from damaging natural hedges.

In the early day of foxhunting, riders jumped these hedges and rails as they followed the hounds, and those obstacles became known as oxers.

An authentic example of an oxer is still seen at Hickstead in England. Modern-day oxers can be any kind of jump with parallel rails, but the back element can only have one rail.
A “true” oxer at Hickstead.
Photo credit: Rex Coleman
Don't miss these great opportunities!
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gates Farm and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. Read more.
Enroll in Green Hunter Incentive and International Hunter Derby Programs for just $350
More Green for Green Hunters: More than $2.6 million paid out!
Three ways to earn great prize money for your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter:
  1. Enter a USHJA Green Incentive Stake class at a competition near you
  2. Participate in one of five Regional Championships (NOTE: East Championship, Brandywine Valley Summer Series II, July 3–7, 2019, Devon, Pennsylvania)
  3. Participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship
 
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1 and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive .
 
2019 Derby Goals: More than $12.7 million paid out!
If you have the Championships on your list of goals for this competition year, enroll today and save! Enroll in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program to be eligible for inclusion on regional and national money won tracking lists and to participate in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
 
Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1, and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. Horses must be recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA to participate. For information, visit ushja.org/IHD .
Interested in being featured on USHJA Social Media?
Are you passionate about our zone and love social media? Tell us about a typical day in your life for a chance to be featured on our social media. 
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
February:
 
March:
 
April:
 
May:
Check the Calendar for Outreach Competitions
Other recent USHJA news
USHJA Official Sponsors
USHJA Sponsors & Partners
Photos: Tricia Booker, Jump Media, Shawn McMillen Photography, Kaitlyn Karssen Photography and Rachel Sowinski for USHJA.
United States Hunter Jumper Association | (859) 225-6700 | ushja.org