August Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! Mark your calendar for upcoming webinars, participate in HQC, tell us about your achievements and more.
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.
More USHJA Educational 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 
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.
Mark Your Calendar
2020 EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Final - East
Capital Challenge Equitation Show
World Equestrian Center
Wilmington, Ohio
Sept. 25-27, 2020

Zone 4 Stirrup Cup Championship
Oct. 22-25, 2020
Fox Lea Farm October, Venice, Fla.

Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship - North
Nov. 11-15, 2020
Atlanta Fall Classic II, Conyers, Ga.
Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship - South
Nov.12-15, 2020
Fox Lea Farm November, Venice, Fla.

*Championships are subject to change/cancellation.

Click here for the most up-to-date information on Zone 4 events.

Click here to view the Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge calendar.
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
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 moreabout 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 4 Committee Members
  • Page Tredennick, Chair
  • Janet McCarroll, Vice Chair
  • Susan Ashe
  • Carrie Buxton
  • Richard Cram
  • Kim Land
  • Kat Mulkey
  • David Pellegrini
  • Wendy Peralta
  • John Rush
  • Christina Schlusemeyer
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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