January Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! Mark your calendar for 2019 championships, catch up on the latest sport news and see what is coming up in our zone!
Dates and locations announced for 2019 Zone HOTY Championship and Horsemanship Class
Dates and locations for 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup and special championships have been announced! Mark your calendar for championships in Zone 5:

Zone 5 Horse of the Year Championship
September 11-15
Showplace Fall Classic I
Crete, Ill.

Zone 5 Horsemanship Class
September 20
The Kentucky National,
Lexington, Ky.
Applications open for USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships! 
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

The Championships for Zones 5 & 6 are July 17-21 at Showplace Summertime III in Crete, Ill.

The qualifying period is May 20, 2018 - May 18, 2019. Click below to apply by May 18 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
 
Applications open for USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!  
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships!
 
The Championships will be held at Showplace Summertime III, Crete, IL, July 17-21, 2019 !
 
The qualifying period is July 23, 2018-June 2, 2019 . Click below to apply by June 2 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
 
USHJA Gold Star Clinic is Coming to Zone 5!
The first two USHJA Gold Star Clinics of the year are in the books. Read all about the first two sessions. The next and final clinic of the year will be in Zone 5!

Plan to audit the Gold Star Clinic - Central with lead clinician Richard Spooner, and look for our upcoming announcement about who will be participating from our Zone!

Gold Star Clinic - Central
World Equestrian Center
Wilmington, OH
April 16 - 20, 2019
Don't miss these great opportunities!
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. Read more.
Interested in being featured on USHJA Social Media?
Are you passionate about our zone and love social media? Tell us about a typical day in your life for a chance to be featured on our social media. 
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Do you know why an “oxer” is called an “oxer”? 

The name came from the practice of putting parallel rails on either side of a hedge to keep oxen from damaging natural hedges.

In the early day of foxhunting, riders jumped these hedges and rails as they followed the hounds, and those obstacles became known as oxers.

An authentic example of an oxer is still seen at Hickstead in England. Modern-day oxers can be any kind of jump with parallel rails, but the back element can only have one rail.
A “true” oxer at Hickstead. Photo credit: Rex Coleman
Enroll in Green Hunter Incentive and International Hunter Derby Programs for just $350
More Green for Green Hunters: More than $2.6 million paid out!
Three ways to earn great prize money for your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter:
  1. Enter a USHJA Green Incentive Stake class at a competition near you
  2. Participate in one of five Regional Championships (NOTE: East Championship, Brandywine Valley Summer Series II, July 3–7, 2019, Devon, Pennsylvania, and South Championship, NCHJA Annual Horse Show, June 26–30, 2019, Raleigh, North Carolina)
  3. Participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship
 
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1 and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive .
 
2019 Derby Goals: More than $12.7 million paid out!
If you have the Championships on your list of goals for this competition year, enroll today and save! Enroll in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program to be eligible for inclusion on regional and national money won tracking lists and to participate in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
 
Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1, and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. Horses must be recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA to participate. For information, visit ushja.org/IHD
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