April Zone 5 Update

Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications, see what team opportunities are coming up this year and more.
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Join the fun at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is happening in Lexington, Kentucky, April 25-28 and this year the Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Grand Prix is returning with some of the sport's best show jumping riders! The grand prix will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Spectators can also enjoy the Champions Live! panel discussion at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, April 28, in the Kentucky Club, where Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde will represent show jumping!

Click here for more information about these events!
Congratulations to Zone 5 members who participated in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic-Central
Zone 5's Tyler Anderson, Annabella Harold, Claire Stockard, Edie Wetzel and Samantha Briggs attended the USHJA Gold Star Clinic Central April 16-20 at World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Read more.

Want a chance to participate in a Gold Star Clinic next year? Learn more here, and be sure to apply to participate in the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships!
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 17-21
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
*Qualifying ends and applications close May 18
July 17-21
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 2
July 17-21
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Ill.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 2
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
October 10-12
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Harrisburg, Pa.
*Qualifying ends Aug. 31, certificates of capability 
due Sept. 9
Julie Winkel Clinics coming up in Zone 5
Julie Winkel will have clinics coming up in Zone 5 in the next couple of months!

Country Ridge Stables
Mundelein, IL
April 26-27
For more information and to register, contact, Laura Stern, (847) 452-1783.

Alpine Ridge Farms
Sparta, MI
May 11-12

Click here to learn more and contact Becky Bradley, 616-887-1419 to register by May 1.
Test your knowledge with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
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
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. Click here for more info.
Congratulations to our Zone 5 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.
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HQC Quick Quiz answer: 84 feet
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