May Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! This month see how teams and riders did at IEA and IHSA Nationals, apply for the Zone 5 College Scholarship, see what deadlines and events are coming up and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
Strive for excellence as a World Championship Hunter Rider
World Championship Hunter Rider member events are underway! The next event in Zone 5 is June 13 at Country Heir II in Lexington, Ky. Click here for the full calendar.

There's still time to join and earn points toward year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children's and Pony riders. Also, if you're already a member, don't forget to make any changes to your region or category by June 1!
Last chance to apply for these exciting Championships!
Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
July 18-22
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Illinois
USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships
July 18-22
Showplace Summertime III
Crete, Illinois
Congratulations to IHSA Nationals riders!
Congratulations to riders and teams from our zone who competed at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Otterbein University placed fifth in the Collegiate Cup and Purdue University and University of Findlay tied for eighth. Also, special congratulations to the Caroline Molther of University of Kentucky, who was Champion in the Individual Open Equitation on the Flat!

Read more about Nationals, and check out the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event. To view the complete results, click here.
HQC Quick Quiz answer:
The answer to last month's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Quick Quiz was " camped out," because it is not a flaw that can be found on a horse's front legs. Sixty-eight percent of our members who answered the question got it correct!

Camped out is when the hind legs are set behind the plumb line that runs from the point of the buttock through the point of the hock, down the back of the cannon bone and to the back of the heel bulbs. The other choices, pigeon toed and club footed, were flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs.

Learn more by studying the HQC Study Guide, and when you're ready, register to participate in the 2018 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
Click here for more information about the Championships.
Congratulations to Josie Ward!
Congratulations to Josie Ward, 20, of Berkley, Mich., who was accepted to participate in the first Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session of the year at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nev., with clinicians Jim Wofford and Nanci Snyder.

Stay tuned to see which of our members will attending other EAP regional Training Sessions this year! For more information about the program, click here.
Interested in being a USHJA Merchandise Representative?
We are looking for an individual to serve as a USHJA Merchandise Representative July 18-22 at Showplace Summertime III at HITS Balmoral in Crete, Ill. The representative will be compensated for his/her time.

Those interested in the opportunity can email Marla Holt for more information.
Congratulations IEA National Finals riders!
Congratulations to members and teams from our zone who participated in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, and special congratulations to the following champions:

  • Madison Fankhauser, Empress Equestrian Team, Varsity Open Over Fences 2’6”
  • Claire Garland, Yinger Equestrian Team, Varsity Intermediate on the Flat Individual Final

Also, congratulations to Allison Applegett of Sid Griffith Equestrian Club, who received the Coach Sportsmanship Award.

Read more about the great competition. Click here to see how all of the riders did!
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