September Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! Check out who is headed to the EAP National Training Session, see what events are coming up and catch up on the latest results!
Zone 4 members headed to the EAP National Training Session!
Hope King, Leacy Paul and Madeline Vorhies were selected to attend the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/ USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session! Lauren Alsborg was selected to attend as a stable manager. Cory McLaughlin and Ali Barros were selected as alternate stable managers. Congratulations to these members!

Athletes attending the session will learn from lead clinicians Joe Fargis and Anne Thornbury November 8-11.

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse, will once again be held concurrently with EAP National Training Session. Stay tuned to see who will be participating in HQC Nationals!
Try USHJA Sponsor FITS' Pippa Knee Patch Thread Breech!
FITS’ brand new Pippa Knee Patch Tread Breech is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality- this is the breech you’ve been dreaming of.

Giving you a gorgeous silhouette in the saddle this knee patch breech features Euro-seat styling, a front zip closure, two slash pockets, and FITS’ printed technology silicone grip. Our patented seamless, gusseted crotch allows you to sit more deeply in the tack with added stretch and comfort. The soft 4-way stretch fabric of these breeches sheds hay and dirt while Spandex in the ankle keeps your legs cool without any extra bulk.
Qualified Lists available for AON/USHJA National Championships, late entries currently being accepted
USHJA has accepted more than 370 entries for the inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, which will take place November 13-18, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Championships offer Hunter, Jumper and Age Group Equitation divisions with $96,000 in prize money for the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships, and each Hunter section section offers $4,000 in prize money. The Championships also feature Affiliate Championships at fence heights of 2' and 2'6", which have received a wonderful response from Affiliate Organizations.

If you missed the entry deadline, we are now accepting late entries that meet the minimum qualifications for a section as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis after on-time entries. Entries close for the competition on October 15, and late entries for the AON/USHJA National Championships do not incur late fees.
Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championships are around the corner
The Zone 4 Horse of the Year championships are coming up, don't miss out on the chance to participate in these events.

Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship North
Nov. 14-18
Atlanta Fall Classic II, Conyers, Ga.

Zone 4 Horse of the Year Championship South
Nov. 15-18
Fox Lea Farm November, Venice, Fla.

Qualifying Criteria: HOTY Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined  here.
Good luck to members competing at WCHR Finals!
Good luck to our Zone 4 members competing in the World Championship Hunter Rider Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 28-October 7.

WCHR members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. Points from a rider's top four WCHR Member Events will be used to determine the National and Regional standings. Each year the top ten nationally ranked riders and top six regionally ranked riders in each category, come together to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show

USEF Network will provide live stream coverage at Capital Challenge. Click here to catch all the action. 
USHJA Annual Meeting coming to Zone 4 in December
Mark your calendar! The USHJA Annual Meeting is coming to Zone 4 this December.

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Florida, December 9-13. Those attending can hear from leaders in the sport and special presenters, be engaged in important discussions, meet other members and more.

Click here for more information. Register here. Sponsorships are available by contacting Jill Insko. We hope to see you there!
Good luck to riders competing at the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships!
Congratulations and good luck to our Zone 4 team competing at the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships Oct. 11-13 at Pennsylvania National Horse Show:

  • Sophie Gochman
  • Mimi Gochman
  • Jorja Rose Jones
  • Tanner Korotkin
  • Faith Davis, alternate

Special thanks to Zone 4 Chef d'Equipe Kim Land for leading the team! USEF Network will live stream the event. Click here to catch all the action.
Members earn awards at Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship!
Congratulations to our members who participated in the 2018 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare at The Virginia Young Horse Festival in Lexington, Virginia. The following horses, owned or bred by members in Zone 4, received awards:

  • Reflection (Rosenthal—Pardon Me Boys), Harriet Schiele’s three-year-old Oldenburg filly and handled by Matt Davis, East Coast Best Young Horse Reserve Champion, Reflection also won the Three-Year-Old Fillies class
  • L Beethoven CH (Balta’ Czar—F-Riva CH), a 2017 Belgian Sport Horse colt bred by Donna Belcher, owned by Charlotte Simmons and handled by Dowell Johnson, Stud Book sBs (Belgian Sport Horse Society)
Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge Championships coming up
Championships for the Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge are coming up this November.

Nov. 14-18, Atlanta Fall Classic II, Conyers, Ga.
$1,000 Zone 4 Children’s Handy Hunter Pony Challenge Finals
$2,000 Zone 4 Children’s & Adult Amateur Handy Hunter Challenge Finals

Nov. 15-18, Fox Lea November, Venice, Fla.
$1,000 Zone 4 Children’s Handy Hunter Pony Challenge Finals
$2,000 Zone 4 Children’s & Adult Amateur Handy Hunter Challenge Finals

Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges invitations will be emailed to qualified horse owners and riders. Click here for more information and to view results from all of the Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges this year.
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