June Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! See who participated in early summer EAP Regional Training Sessions, compete in the HQC Stable Challenge with your friends, nominate someone for an award and more.
Congratulations to Members who Participated in Early Summer EAP Regional Training Sessions!
Congratulations to our Zone 4 members who participated in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program early summer Regional Training Sessions! Stay tuned to see who is participating in late summer session, and visit the USHJA Facebook page for more photos.

EAP participants: Victoria Craig, Brooks Hull

3’ Section participants: Katherine Becker, Audrey Bennett, Isabella Carroll, Amanda Cassese, Clayton Farrell, Rachael Lomel, Ian McFarlin, Lilly Nace, Madison Ramsey, Ava Renner, Nicole Strasberg, Amari Teaster, Lauren Thrift, Ayden Turner and Lawson Whitaker

EAP participants: Celia Cram and Elizabeth Cram.
Upcoming Deadline to Apply to Have Your Points Count!
presented by SmartPak
Sept. 12-15
Aiken Fall Festival II
Aiken, S.C.
*Qualifying ends and applications close July 13
Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge Open Until July 15
USHJA invites equestrians of all ages to put their horsemanship knowledge to the test in the 2019 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge!

The 30-day online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win great prizes.

The Stable Challenge requires at least three students per trainer to complete the online USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15 for their barn to be eligible to win.

Amy Center's Cavallo Farms is currently leading for Zone 4!
Quick Quiz: The diet of a horse should consist of primarily roughage.
Try a Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge!
Handy Hunter Challenges test skills riders and their horses might use during an enjoyable day of foxhunting combining the elements of flat and over-fences classes. They are offered at a variety of shows across our zone, and we have two Championships at the end of the year!

Handy Hunter Challenges coming up:
  • July 25-28, It's A Wrap, Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony, Venice, Fla.
  • Sept. 5-8, Fox Lea Farm September, Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony, Venice, Fla.
  • Sept. 19-22, Jacksonville Fall Festival, Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony, Jacksonville, Fla.

Do you Know Someone Who Deserves to be Recognized?
Nominations are open for 2019 annual awards, which recognize significant accomplishments of members.

The following awards have a nomination deadline of July 31:

The USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award have a deadline of September 1.

The Vital Horse Show Staff Award nominations are due October 5.
Liza Towell Boyd Teaching Clinic at Blackjack Farms
Liza Towell Boyd will be teaching a clinic at Blackjack Farms July 15-16. Round Table Discussion Monday 4:30-5:30. Click here for more information and to apply or contact jmichaelh1@aol.com.
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
As the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge gets underway as a chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test, here’s a look back to  The American Horse Show,  a 1958 manual by Margaret Self with a description of jumps typical of the time. 

How many jumps like these have you seen lately? 

The more we recall the practices of the past, the more we can see how the hunter/jumper sport has changed . . . and how many traditions carry on.
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HQC Quick Quiz answer: True
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