May Zone 2 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 2 member! This month see how teams and riders did at IEA and IHSA Nationals, learn about grant opportunities in our zone, see what deadlines and events are coming up and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
Congratulations to members who competed at IHSA Nationals!
Congratulations to riders and teams from our zone who competed at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Skidmore College took home top honors in the Collegiate Cup, St. Lawrence University placed sixth, Centenary University placed ninth and Penn State University was twelveth. Special congratulations to the following champions:

  • Alison Santucci, Skidmore College, Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation Team
  • Marcus Livermore, Morrisville State College, Novice Equitation Over Fences Individual
  • Sheriden Beard, Skidmore College, Novice Equitation Over Fences Team
  • Emily Wilmot, Delaware Valley University, Intermediate Equitation on the Flat Individual
  • Maeve Foley, Skidmore College, Intermediate Equitation on the Flat Team
  • Michael Andrade, Centenary University, Open Equitation Over Fences Individual
  • Stephanie Zimicki, Alfred University, Alumni Equitation on the Flat
  • Chelsea Koerper, Delaware Valley University, Alumni Equitation Over Fences

Read more about Nationals, and check out the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event. To view the complete results, click here.
Strive for excellence with the World Championship Hunter Rider Program
World Championship Hunter Rider member events are underway! The next event in Zone 2 is May 24 at Devon Horse Show & Country Fair in Pennsylvania. Click here for the full calendar.

There's still time to join and earn points toward year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children's and Pony riders. Also, if you're already a member, don't forget to make any changes to your region or category by June 1!
Zone 2 grants and scholarships to help you reach your goals!
Apply by July 1
Apply by Oct. 1
Click here for more information about these Championships!
HQC Quick Quiz Answer:
The answer to last month's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz was " camped out," because it is not a flaw that can be found on a horse's front legs. Seventy percent of our members who answered the question got it correct!

Camped out is when the hind legs are set behind the plumb line that runs from the point of the buttock through the point of the hock, down the back of the cannon bone and to the back of the heel bulbs. The other choices, pigeon toed and club footed, were flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs.

Learn more by studying the study guide and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
Members from Zone 2 shine at IEA National Finals!
Congratulations to members and teams from our zone who participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse!

Parkview Equestrian earned the Hunt Seat Middle School Team Competition championship title and Lucky C Stables earned the Hunt Seat Upper School Team title.

Congratulations to the following champions:

  • Gina Diliberti, Farmstead Equestrian Team at Thomas School, Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences Cross Rails 
  • Tomiko McGovern, Lucky C Stables, Varsity Open on the Flat, Varsity Open Championship Class and Varsity Open on the Flat Team Final
  • Chloe Love, Lucky C Stables, Varsity Intermediate Over Fences 2’ and Varsity Intermediate on the Flat Team Final
  • Madelyn Trebilcock, Candy Lane Acres, Varsity Intermediate Over Fences 2’ and Future Intermediate Over Fences 2’
  • Charlotte Subak, Lucky C Stables, Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat Team Final 
  • Aiden Brancaccio, Sagamore Hill Stables, Future Beginner on the Flat Team Final 
  • Kylee Scanlon, Parkview Equestrian, Future Intermediate on the Flat Team Final 

Other special awards went to Matt Tracy of Briarwood Farm Equestrian Team for the Holy Innocents Horsemanship Test for Middle School, to Tomiko McGovern for IEA Leading Rider and the Grier School received the Team Spirit Award. Read more about the great competition. Click here for complete results. Special thanks to Ron Schwane for providing photos.
Deadlines for these championships are fast approaching!
Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

August 29-Sept 2
HITS on the Hudson VII
Saugerties, N.Y.
USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships

Aug. 22-26
Princeton Show Jumping August
Princeton, N.J.
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