February Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! Educational opportunities abound as the show season gets underway. Catch up on the latest sport news, and see what is coming up in our zone!
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital invites you to an evening of Cocktails & Conversations
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington, explore conversations with:
  • Jose Bras, DVM, MS, DACVS, discussing Dynamic Endoscopy in the Sport Horse
  • Stephanie Walbornn, DVM, DACT, discussing Unexplained Subfertility in Broodmares
  • Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, APF, providing A Better Understanding of Laminitis
  • Dr. Karen Beste, DVM, discussing Indications and Advantages of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Procedures

Please RSVP to LaTonna Wilson at lwilson@roodandriddle.com.

Rood & Riddle is the Official Equine Hospital and Pharmacy of the USHJA.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington

5320 South Shore Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33449
NEW 1.40/1.45m Platinum Jumper Championships; Apply by May 26
Applications are now open for the inaugural USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships. The championships offer individual and team competitions for professional, junior, and amateur riders competing at the 1.40/1.45m level. In addition to the individual and team competitions, riders can qualify for the 2020 USHJA Platinum Masters Training Session with top national and international industry experts.
“The Platinum Jumper Championships are the culmination of the USHJA's Jumper footprint on our sport, and we're absolutely overjoyed to be able to start this program this year,” said Larry Langer, chair of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Task Force.
USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Platinum Jumper Championships
Tryon Summer
Mill Spring, N.C.
July 10-14, 2019

Qualifying: July 9, 2018-May 26, 2019
Apply by: May 26, 2019
NEW USHJA Educational Horsemanship Clinic; Open to All
The USHJA and Georgia Hunter Jumper Association invite you to a fun, one-day horsemanship clinic for all ages. Sessions include:
  • Equine Health with Dr. Carly Whitthal, Horner and Nash DVM
  • Best Shipping Practices with Scott Irvin, Paladin Transport
  • Rider First Aid with Chief Earl Henson, Atlanta Fire Department
  • Farrier Workshop with Cody Snell
  • Judges’ Perspective with Registered Hunter and Equitation Judge Dianne Martin

Each session will be interactive, and the event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 9. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Irvin, USHJA education programs assistant at lirvin@ushja.org or 859-225-6705.

Cost: $50 per person (lunch included)

USHJA Horsemanship Clinic
March 9, 2019
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Manestay Boarding
19806 Birmingham HWY
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Private Practice and Victoria Colvin Claim Victory in $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
Victoria Colvin made history as a junior rider by winning the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular four consecutive times from 2012-2015, and on Saturday, February 16, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), the now young professional returned to the winner's circle for a fifth time, this time aboard Private Practice, owned by Brad Wolf.

Private Practice was also named the 2018 WCHR Hunter of the Year. Read about this award, and watch a short video about him.
Hunter Breeding education abounds this spring!
Two great clinic opportunities are coming up near us if you're interested in Hunter breeding!

Become a Hunter Breeding Judge or Audit!
On March 11, 2019, ‘R’ Hunter Breeding Judges Oliver Brown and Danny Robertshaw will conduct a licensed officials clinic for those seeking to renew or become Hunter breeding judges. The public is invited to audit for free!

Get the Details:
Hunter Breeding Judges Clinic
March 11, 2019, at 1 p.m.
Redfield Farms 3
4400 NW 110th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482 

Auditing is free; simply come to the session. If you are renewing or seeking your Hunter Breeding judge's license, register for the clinic here. If you have questions, contact Lindsey Irvin at lirvin@ushja.org.

USHJA Hunter Breeding Educational Clinic for All!
‘R’ Hunter Breeding Judge Oliver Brown will hold an educational Hunter breeding clinic open to anyone who is interested in Hunter breeding or looking for tips on winning their next model class. It will be an interactive session open to auditing or participation by anyone.

Get the details:
Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Rd 
Lexington, VA
April 26, 2019, at 2 p.m.

Participants: $60 per person
Auditing: $20 per person

Click here to download your registration form. For more information, contact: Melanie Mader at mmader@ushja.org
Get on the Pathway at the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships! Apply by May 26
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships!
The Championships will be held at Tryon Summer, Mill Spring, N.C., July 10-14, 2019 !
The qualifying period is July 9, 2018-May 26, 2019 . Apply by May 26 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
Apply for team Hunter championships by July 13
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

The Championships for Zone 4 will be September 12-15 at Aiken Fall Festival II in Aiken, South Carolina.

The qualifying period is April 22, 2018 - July 13, 2019. Apply by July 13 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!

Apply today for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
Applications are now open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund /USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, and we will have one available in our Zone this year!
Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida, will offer a session with Clinician Kip Rosenthal and Stable Manager Anne Thornbury, June 12-16.

The session will offer a 3-foot section that is open to ALL AGES!
Don't miss grant and scholarship deadlines!  
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gates Farm and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education.

USHJA Zone 4 will be opening more grant and scholarship opportunities soon. As they open, you can find them here  
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
Registration for the 2019 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is open! The HQC is an online quiz that tests participants' knowledge about horse anatomy, horse care and health, riding theory, stable management, and more horsemanship topics. 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, which offers $6,000 in grants and prizes, and is held alongside the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session.
The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
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!
Enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive and enjoy a Championship Experience Near Home!
Last year, USHJA launched a new benefit to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program: regional championships! For our competitors, there is one near us again this year! 
The South Championship will be offered at the NCHJA Annual Horse Show, June 26–30, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
In addition to the regional championship opportunity, horses enrolled in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive can participate all year long in USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake Classes, and they can earn a spot at the Platinum Performance /USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships in Lexington, Kentucky, in August.
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $550 through June 1 and increases to $750 on June 2. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive .
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Other important USHJA news:
Important dates and deadlines
  • March 9 - USHJA Horsemanship Clinic - Honing Horsemanship: An Unmounted Clinic for All in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • March 11 - Hunter Breeding Judges Clinic with Oliver Brown and Danny Robertshaw at Redfield Farms 3
  • March 15 - Deadline to apply for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals 



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