May Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 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!
Last chance to apply for these Championships!
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships

July 3-8
Tryon Summer 4
Mill Spring, N.C.

Qualifying period: Aug. 28, 2017-May 20, 2018
Strive for excellence as a World Championship Hunter Rider
World Championship Hunter Rider member events are underway! The next event in Zone 4 is the WCHR Atlanta Summer Classic II June 21-25 in Conyers, Ga. 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 4 Pony Challenge and the Horse & Pony Handling Clinic Free to Zone 4 Members June 18
Mark your calendar for the USHJA Zone 4 Pony Challenge and the Horse & Pony Handling Clinic with Oliver Brown June 18 at Georgia International Horse Park.

The one-round challenge, judged by Anne Keenan, is designed to help prepare for USEF Pony Finals. There will also be a Horse & Pony Handling Master Class Clinic with Oliver Brown.

Click here to view the flier. Contact Janet McCarroll for more information.
Congratulations IHSA Nationals riders!
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! Savannah College of Art and Design earned the Reserve Champion title in the Collegiate Cup competition and the College of Charleston tied for eighth place! Special congratulations to the following champions:

  • Carol Hayes, University of Florida, Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation Individual 
  • Molly Murtha, University of Central Florida, Novice Equitation on the Flat Individual
  • Brady Martino, SCAD, Novice Equitation on the Flat Team
  • Adam Edgar, SCAD, Open Equitation on the Flat Team

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.
Click here for more information about the 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-nine 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 HQC Study Guide and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
Congratulations IEA National Finals riders!
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! The following were national champions:

  • Jared Hersh, Carriage Hill Farms, Future Novice Over Fences Cross Rails and Future Novice on the Flat Team Final
  • Susannah Johnson, Creekside Farm, Future Intermediate on the Flat Individual Final
  • Olivia Johnson, Bramasole, Junior Varsity Novice on the Flat Team Final

Read more about the great competition. Click here for complete results.
Put a Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge on your calendar!
The USHJA Zone 4 Committee created Handy Hunter Challenges to test the skills riders and their horses might use during an enjoyable day of foxhunting combining the elements of flat and over-fences classes. Here are the Handy Hunter Challenges coming up in Zone 4 next month:

  • June 13-17, Memphis in May II, Children's and Adult Amateur Handy Hunter and Children's Handy Hunter Pony
  • June 20-24: Atlanta Summer Classic I, Children's Handy Hunter Pony

Click here for the full calendar and specifications!
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