July Zone 5 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 5 member! This month, see who has participated in summer programs, wish your friends luck, learn about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, nominate someone you know for an annual award and more!
Good luck to our Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter riders!
Congratulations and good luck to the following Zone 5 members participating in the Zones 5 & 6 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, July 20-22 at HITS Balmoral Park!
Zone 5 Children 

  • Olivia Barkell, Plymouth, Mich.
  • Emmy Dolin, Lisle, Ill
  • Brianna Fusz, Wheaton, IL
  • Emma Gutstein, Glencoe, Ill.
  • Nina Hugi, Mundelein, Ill.
  • Dayna Pochron, Westland, Mich.
  • Madison Winebrenner, Lexington, Ky.
Zone 5 Adult Amateurs

  • Ashley Abbruzzi, Novi, Mich.
  • Jessica Bertoglio, South Barrington, Ill.
  • Maria Kogen, Deerfield, Ill.

Special thanks to our Zone 5 Chef d'Equipe Heide Casciaro, who will be leading teams at the Championships!
Click here for more information about the Championships.
Zone 5 members competing at USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships!
Congratulations and good luck to the following Zone 5 members participating in the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships July 19-22 at HITS Balmoral Park:
  • Tyler Anderson, Novi, Mich.
  • Samantha Briggs, Lexington, Ky.
  • Grace Defoe, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Lilly French, Aurora, Ohio
  • Annabella Harold, Mundelein, Ill.
  • Jacob Harris, Gahanna, Ohio
  • Claire Stockard, Chicago, Ill.
  • Edie Wetzel, Carmel, Ind.

Adult Amateurs
  • Clara Ciancuillo, Glencoe, Ill.
  • Phoenix Cooke, Eastlake, Ohio
  • Adeline Cordin-Blitstein, Indian Head Park, Ill.
  • Katie Curran, Minooka, Ill.
1.20m Juniors
  • Elese Kirby, Long Grove, Ill.
  • Ashley Miles, Frankfort, Ill.
  • Anika Pirkle, Carmel, Ind.
  • Natalie Schaffer, St. Charles, Ill.
  • Ponce Tidwell, III, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Isaiah Wiseman, Fort Wayne, Ind.

1.20m Amateurs
  • Kelbee Miller, Temperance, Mich.
  • Katherine Savarise, Chicago, Ill.
  • Molly Struve, Wilmette, Ill.

Special thanks to our Zone 5 Chef d'Equipe Elaine Schott, who will be leading teams at the Championships! Click here to read more.
Want to know what the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is all about?
Click here to participate in HQC by Sept. 1!
Pony Finals riders prepare for a week of education and competition in Lexington, Kentucky!
Good luck to all of our members who will be participating in US Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park this year!

USHJA has expanded Pony Finals clinics offerings this year including Horsemanship Clinics that are open to the public. Click here for more information and plan to attend!

If you're attending Pony Finals share your stories and photos with us!
Congratulations to our Zone 5 EAP athletes!
Congratulations to the following Zone 5 members who participated in Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions at Mount Holyoke College and HITS Balmoral Park:

Mount Holyoke College:
Chloe Murt, 16, Calvert City, Ky.

HITS Balmoral Park:
Tyler Anderson, 16, Novi, Mich.
Celia Bresch, 17, Barrington, Ill.
Samantha Briggs, 15, Lexington, Ky.
Kylie Cohen, 15, West Bloomfield, Mich.
Celia Hilden, 17, South Lyon, Mich.
Sara March, 24, Minooka, Ill.
Ellison Neumann, 14, Chicago, Ill.
Madison O'Meara, 15, Barrington, Ill.
Graciela Robert, 16, Concord Twp, Ohio
Anna Spitzer, 15, Edwards, Ill.
Claire Stockard, 17, Chicago, Ill.
Talli Wallin, 18, Carmel, Ind.
Jennifer Wardeberg, 15, Lake Forest, Ill.
Ellie Warren, 15, Lincolnshire, Ill.
Emily Werthman, 15, Glenview, Ill.
Isaiah Wiseman, 17, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Click here to read more. Also, check out a recap of every day of the EAP session at HITS Balmoral from The Chronicle of the Horse blogger Chad Oldfather here.
FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships coming up!
The FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA are coming up Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York! Good luck to our members participating!

Click here to watch live stream coverage of the event.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
Enter the Zone 5 Horse of the Year Championship by August 22!
The Zone 5 Horse of the Year Championship is September is coming up Sept. 12-16 at Showplace Fall Classic I in Crete, Illinois.

The entry deadline is August 22!

HOTY Championship classes are open to all competitors who meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined here.
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
Nominations are open 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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