April Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications, learn about team opportunities this year and more.
Let your voice be heard! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications
Last chance to apply for an EAP Regional Training Session
Applications are still open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program late summer sessions!
Your team needs you! Competitive team opportunities for 2019:
July 10-14
Tryon Summer
Mill Spring, N.C.
*Qualifying ends and applications close May 26
July 10-14
Tryon Summer
Mill Spring, N.C.
*Qualifying ends and applications close May 26
July 30-Aug. 4
Old Salem Farm
North Salem, N.Y.
*Qualifying ends June 2, Applications due June 11
Aug. 5-11
USEF Pony Finals
Lexington, Ky.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 1
Sept. 12-15
Aiken Fall Festival II
Aiken, S.C.
*Qualifying ends and applications close July 13
Oct. 10-12
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Harrisburg, Pa.
*Qualifying ends Aug. 31, certificates of capability 
due Sept. 9
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!

Good luck to members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals
Congratulations and good luck to our members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals coming up! 

Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals will be April 26-28 at PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Catch the action on USEF Network

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships will be May 2-5 at New York State Fairground Expo Center in Syracuse, N.Y.
Jeff Cook Clinic
For the 10th year, Blackjack Farms will host clinician Jeff Cook for a two-day clinic on April 27-28, 2019.

For more information, click here or contact J Michael Halbleib, (205) 283-3082.
Congratulations to our Zone 4 Horse of the Year Champions
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2018 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about the Zone HOTY Awards program and to view standings, click here.
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge awards over $6,000 in grants and prizes with another $16,000 in prizes available through the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge! Don't miss your chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!

Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, the quiz offers participants a chance to qualify for the in-person HQC Nationals.

The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
QUICK QUIZ: Try Your Horsemanship Knowledge. Scroll to the bottom of eNews for the answer!
How many feet are in a six-stride line?
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program follows a tradition of successfully mentoring young riders under the guidance of legendary riders.

In 1984, a USET developing riders training session taught by Italian Olympian Piero d’Inzeo (center) featured future national and international grand prix stars (from left) Debbi Connor, Anne Kursinski, Leslie Burr Howard, Norman Dello Joio, Joan Scharffenberger, Eric Hasbrouck, Melanie Smith Taylor, Jeffery Welles, Katherine Burdsall, Hugh Mutch, and Louis Jacobs. These training sessions were held a few times a year, with riders chosen from regional selection trials overseen by USET coach Bertalan de Némethy.
Photo credit: USET
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HQC Quick Quiz answer: 84 feet
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