May Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! This month register to participate in the HQC Stable Challenge with friends from your barn, get involved in our sport's governance by nominating someone for the USHJA Board of Directors, see what is coming up in our zone and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is open!
It's time for the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse! Here's how to test your horsemanship knowledge with this fun team competition:

  1. Get friends together at your barn (adults can participate too!)
  2. Take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz before July 15
  3. Earn bonus points (if you're under 21 years old) by registering for the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and competing the Level One quiz and if your score is high enough the Level Two quiz
  4. Wait to see if your trainer's team got the highest score! One team in each zone earns a great prize package!
Good luck to Zone 4 Children's and Adult Amateur Riders!
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
The 2018 USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, kick off this week at Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia, with Zones 3 and 4 participating. Click here to read more. Congratulations to the following Zone 4 members who are competing:
Zone 4 Adult Amateurs
  • Ali Barros, Eads, Tenn. 
  • Addison Bihm, Germantown, Tenn. 
  • Heather Conder, Camden, S.C. 
  • Katherine Gayon, Bluffton, S.C. 
  • Rachel Griffin, Brandon, Fla. 
  • Lucy Heaton, Clarksdale, Miss.  
  • Lindsey Irvin, Woodstock, Ga.  
  • Debi Peloso, Greenville, Fla. 
  • Charlotte Sprague, Atlanta, Ga.  
  • Kelly Thumel Frohsin, Atlanta, Ga.  
  • Stacey Vertullo, Tampa, Fla. 
  • Margaret Weaver, Hickory Valley, Tenn. 
  • Diane Welter, Clearwater Beach, Fla.  
  • Emily Yoder, Boca Raton, Fla. 

Zone 4 Children
  • Mia Bakotic, Alpharetta, Ga. 
  • Camryn Cass, Alpharetta, Ga. 
  • Madeline Jordan, Tallahassee, Fla. 
  • Isabella Lafferty, Cumming, Ga. 
  • Madison Ramsey, Palm Harbor, Fla.  
  • Lucy Thornhill, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships
The 2018 USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships are coming up July 3-8 at Tryon Summer 6 in Mill Spring, N.C. Congratulations to the following members participating:
Zone 4 Children
  • Natasia Caldwell, Augusta, Ga.
  • Celia Cram, Aiken, S.C.
  • Jack Dengler, Marietta, Ga.
  • Alexandra Doyle, Canton, Ga.
  • Isabella Durnell, Suwanee, Ga.
  • Erin Ecclestone, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Madison Jones, Longwood, Fla.
  • Hunter Kava, Parkland, Fla.
  • Hope King, Mt Pleasant, S.C.
  • Erica Roberts, Lakeland, Fla.
  • Cali Wester, Alpharetta, Ga.

Zone 4 Adult Amateurs
  • Phoebe Alwine, Delray Beach, Fla.
  • Lynn Burnett, Myakka City, Fla.
  • Tinita Hughes, Athens, Ga.
  • Stephanie King, Saint Augustine, Fla.
  • Sidney Madden, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Eileen O'Leary, Montverde, Fla.
  • Cynthia Screnci, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Samantha Shinn, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
  • Sarah Thompson, Aiken, S.C.
  • Sara Williamson, Wellington, Fla.
  • Nora H Zimmett, Decatur, Ga.
Zone 4 1.20/1.25m Juniors
  • Mia Albelo, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Rose Dillon, Milton, Ga.
  • Anissa Jessee, Tampa, Fla.
  • Cameron Parke, Marietta, Ga.
  • Brooke Pearson, Lithia, Fla.
  • Hallie Rush, Lewisburg, Tenn.
  • Cayman Szegda, Marietta, Ga.

Zone 4 1.20/1.25m Amateurs
  • Sierra Abner, Bradenton, Fla.
  • Danielle Amico, Palm Harbor, Fla.
  • Amanda Benedict, Clearwater, Fla.
  • Allyson Blais, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Christina Couper, Charleston, S.C.
  • Jennie Edwards, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Susan Fried, Macon, Ga.
  • Caroline Monaghan, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Cathy Reed, Alpharetta, Ga.

Zone 4 1.30/1.35m Juniors 
  • Olivia Epple, Woodstock, Ga.
  • Jordan Hill, Wellington, Fla.
  • Kiersten Sudlow, Germantown, Tenn.
Click here for more information about the Championships.
Congratulations to our Zone 4 EAP athletes!
Congratulations to Zone 4 members who participated in a 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session so far this year:

Georgia International Horse Park session
  • Ali Barros, 23, Eads, Tenn.
  • Grace Crawford, 21, Savannah, Ga. 
  • Celia Cram, 14, Aiken, S.C.
  • Elizabeth Cram, 13, Aiken, S.C.
  • Rose Dillon, 16, Milton, Ga.
  • Olivia Epple, 15, Woodstock, Ga. 
  • Mariah Gaudet, 16, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Abbie Gibson, 23, Savannah, Ga.
  • Grayson Hutchins, 14, Charleston, S.C.
  • Hope King, 16, Mt Pleasant, S.C.
  • Kathy Leth, 20, Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Leacy Paul, 19, Milton, Fla.
  • Madeline Vorhies, 16, Canton, Ga.

Great Southwest Equestrian Center sesssion
  • Hallie Rush, 14, Lewisburg, Tenn. 

Click here to read more about the sessions. Stay tuned to see what Zone 4 members participate in other Regional Training Sessions.
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Olivia Elmore is a 2018 Gochman Family Grant recipient!
The USHJA Foundation is pleased to award the 2018 Gochman Family Grant to Olivia Elmore of McDonough, Georgia; Ryder Richardson of Parker, Colorado; and Sydney Spevak of Henrico, Virginia. The grant will provide these three young equestrians with the experience of a lifetime at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, which will be held Aug. 7-12, 2018.

"Being selected for the Gochman Grant is definitely one of the best moments of my life," said Olivia Elmore, 16 (USEF age 15). "Participating in Pony Finals has been a dream of mine for a very long time, and it means so much to me to be given the opportunity to compete at this level. This grant will afford me the opportunity to not only be a part of the Pony Finals experience, it will give me the chance to compete with my peers at this nationally recognized event! I am unbelievably thankful to the Gochman family for making this happen!"
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open nominations for six Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors. USHJA Senior Active and Associate members may nominate candidates for these open positions through their USHJA member account until August 15.
Members are allowed to nominate a single individual for multiple positions, and they may nominate themselves for any available position.
View comprehensive information about the 2018 election here.
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