May Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! This month register to participate in the HQC Stable Challenge with friends from your barn, get involved in our sport's governance by nominating someone for the USHJA Board of Directors, see what is coming up in our zone and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
Apply for the Zone 5 College Scholarship by July 1!
HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is open!
It's time for the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse! Here's how to test your horsemanship knowledge with this fun team competition:

  1. Get friends together at your barn (adults can participate too!)
  2. Take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz before July 15
  3. Earn bonus points (if you're under 21 years old) by registering for the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and competing the Level One quiz and if your score is high enough the Level Two quiz
  4. Wait to see if your trainer's team got the highest score! One team from each zone will receive a prize package!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open nominations for six Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors. USHJA Senior Active and Associate members may nominate candidates for these open positions through their USHJA member account until August 15.
Members are allowed to nominate a single individual for multiple positions, and they may nominate themselves for any available position.
View comprehensive information about the 2018 election here.
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USHJA Expands Educational Offerings at USEF Pony Finals
This year, as hundreds of pony riders descend upon the Kentucky Horse Park for the USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, in August, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association will offer an expanded menu of educational clinics for both competitors and the general public.

"Education is a top priority for the USHJA and one of the most important services we provide to the sport," said Mary Babick, USHJA president. "Given the longstanding success of our educational clinics at Pony Finals, we are excited to add to that and open up horsemanship sessions to the public."

New this year, four additional educational sessions will be offered covering proper equine nutrition, common equine parasites and how to treat them, conformation, and equine vital signs.
Competitors interested in participating in the model clinics must sign up on Monday evening during the rider bag pick up. Other sessions do not require any sign up but are first come, first served, and all clinics are free.
USHJA Clinics at Pony Finals Schedule:
  • August 7 (7:30-8:30 a.m.): Model Clinic
  • August 7 (9-10 a.m.): Model Clinic
  • August 8 (6:30-7:30 a.m.): Model Clinic
  • August 8 (1-2 p.m.): Sports Psychology
  • August 9 (10-10:45 a.m.): Nutrition: "Hay Is for Horses"
  • August 9 (11-11:45 a.m.): Common Equine Parasites: "Monsters Inside"
  • August 9 (1-1:45 p.m.): Conformation: "Finding Your Unicorn"
  • August 9 (2-2:45 p.m.): Equine Vital Signs: "TPR: It's Vital!"
  • August 10 (9-11 a.m.): Judge's Perspective
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