April Zone 4 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 4 member! This month make sure you know about rule changes that went into effect April 1. Review and comment on 2019 Zone Specifications, and see what important events and deadlines are coming up. Don't forget to share your photos and stories with us!
Do you know what rule changes went into effect April 1?
In January, US Equestrian passed several rule changes that affect Hunter/Jumper competitors that went into effect on April 1. Make sure you Know Before You Show:

Are you on the qualifying list? Apply today!
Apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, by April 21 and the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships by May 20! Your Zone Committee has also set aside limited funding to help offset riders' entries at the championships.
We need your input! Zone Specifications are available for member comment until May 16
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that the Member Comment Period for 2019 USHJA Zone Specifications is now open.
Each year, the USHJA Zone Committees closely review the specifications for their zone to make any adjustments to better serve the needs of the zone, and then the USHJA makes these adjusted specifications available for member comment. The member comment period for zone specifications will be open until May 16, and members simply email comments or suggestions to zones@ushja.org .
Want to learn more about the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway?
Join us April 21 from 3-4 p.m. during Aiken Spring Classic Masters for a riders meeting to learn more about the Show Jumping Athlete Pathway and the many opportunities for Show Jumping athletes. The meeting will be held in the Mary Ann Parmelee Pavilion (between the Grand Prix Field and the Derby Field). Click here for more information. Riders of all ages, trainers, parents and owners are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to 2017 Zone 4 Horse of the Year Champions!
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2017 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about Zone HOTY and year-end awards, click here.
Good luck IHSA Nationals riders!
Congratulations and good luck to riders and teams from our zone competing at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Click here to see who is participating. Tune in to EQSportsNet for coverage of the event!

Also, congratulations to our members who received National All-Academic Award honors from IHSA!
Last chance to apply for 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
The late summer session deadline for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program is coming up May 14. Don't miss the chance to participate in the program this year! Click here to view the calendar of late summer sessions.
Test your knowledge with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse
Quick Quiz! Check back next month to find out the answer!
The following are flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs, except:
Club footed
Camped out
Pigeon toed
Catch the action at IEA National Finals
Good luck to riders and teams from our zone who are participating in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! Click here to view coverage of the event.
Have a story to share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 4 Update or on our Zone 4 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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