September Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! See who won the Horsemanship Class, learn about USHJA Annual Meeting, see what events are coming up and more.
Alivia Kohus Wins the 2019 Zone 5 Horsemanship Class!
Congratulations to our members who competed in the 2019 Zone 5 Horsemanship Class!

Special congratulations to Alivia Kohus, overall winner of the class! Kohus was also the winner of the over fences and flat phases of the class.

"It was unreal," Kohus said about winning the class aboard her horse Cristallo's Carlchen P. "He is so perfect. He's everything and I would not have been able to do it with any other horse or without my trainer or my parents."

Kohus said she participated in the class last year and likes the format.

"I love that it has three parts and three things that we are tested on. It really just shows that you have to know things about your horse in order to be a good rider you can't just go out and just ride."

Christopher Coberley (pictured at right) was awarded the Zone 5 Sportsmanship Award in memory of Patricia Haines.

Thank you to our wonderful class sponsors, Dandy Products, Inc., Devoucoux, Kentucky National Horse Show, Personalized Products, Showplace Productions and the USHJA Zone 5 Committee and donors!
Written Test awards
Over Fences awards
Flat Phase awards
Save the Date for the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center
Save the date for the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, which will be December 8-12 at Denver Hilton City Center in Denver, Colorado.

USHJA has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated discounts on air travel and rental cars for the event. Click here for more information! For sponsorship opportunities contact Jill Insko. 

If you are interested in attending and are 25 or younger, consider applying for the USHJA Alvin Topping Governance Grant. Learn more
Madison Rheinheimer Awarded $10,000 Zone 5 College Scholarship in Honor of Mindy Darst
Congratulations to Zone 5's Madison Rheinheimer, the 2019 recipient of the $10,000 Zone 5 College Scholarship in Honor of Mindy Darst.

"I am so excited about receiving this scholarship! It means the world to me to be recognized by the zone I have been a part of for my entire life. I grew up around the people in Zone 5, and I know how talented and amazing they are so I feel very honored to have been chosen," Rheinheimer said.

Rheinheimer is attending Colorado State University and pursuing a degree in English/Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy. Her goal is to become a speech writer/essayist.

"I would love to use that platform to invoke social change and inspire others to think and feel more deeply about what is going on in our day-to-day lives."
Congratulations to Members Who Competed in the Zone 5 Horse of the Year Championship!
Congratulations to members who competed in the Zone 5 Horse of the Year Championship September 11-15 at Showplace Fall Classic I in Crete, Illinois.
Congratulations to Zone 5 Members Selected for EAP Nationals
Congratulations to Zone 5's Rebecca Morris and Chiara Perni, who were selected to ride in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, as well as Elle Brady, who was selected as an alternate rider and as a stable manager!

The National Training Session will be November 7-10 at the University of Findlay. Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals will also be held at the same time as EAP Nationals. Stay tuned to see who will be attending!
Sponsor Poll From Lamplight Equestrian Center
What do you like best about Lamplight Equestrian Center?
Exhibitor parties
Class offerings
Good Luck to Members Competing at the World Championship Hunter Rider Finals
The World Championship Hunter Rider Finals are just around the corner at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 30-October 6.

Congratulations to our members who qualified and good luck! 

Click here for more information about WCHR. Catch all the action here
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
Check out recent news from some of our USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations below. Interested in becoming an affiliate? Click here for more information.

ANRC National Equitation Championships

The ANRC National Equitation Championships are an invitational competition for collegiate, junior, adult amateur, and ANRC alumni teams that pay an annual ANRC team membership fee. There is no need to qualify. Everyone is welcome to join us for the 2020 championships April 9-11, 2020. Membership opens September 1, 2019.

The championship for each group is held on the same weekend and judged separately. In each championship, teams may compete in a 3′ National Division or a 2’6″ Novice Division. Participants may compete on a school-owned horse, a leased horse, or a privately-owned horse.

Click here to read more. Click here for the prize list. Photo credit: Susan Zube.

IEA Announces 2019-2020 Youth Board Members

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced the elected members of the 2019-2020 IEA Youth Board. The Youth Board was created by the IEA’s Education Committee in 2016 and is governed by Adult Advisors Shara Prieskorn (IEA Membership Office Coordinator), Simon Towns (Zone Captain), and Sue Wentzel (IEA National Steward), as well as two IEA Alumni - Hannah Bentz and Aubrey Braham. 
The IEA Youth Board is structured with one student representative from each of the ten Hunt Seat Zones. Andrea Seroczynski, a Senior from Granger, Ind., who rides with Heatherwood Equestrian Academy is the representative from Zone 5. Read more
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Did you know?

As the saying goes, “form follows function.” Correct equitation comes from safe and effective riding in the hunt field. Check out Bill Scheibel’s great form over a natural brush and rail in this equitation class held on the outside course at the 1971 Millbrook Horse Show. 

PC: Budd Studio from “Through the Lens”
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