September Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! See who is attending EAP Nationals, learn about USHJA Annual Meeting, see what events are coming up and more.
Zone 7 Members Bring Home Medals from Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
Congratulations to our Zone 7 members who competed in the USHJA Zone 7 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, at Lake St. Louis Indoor Preview! See who participated. Special congratulations to our Zone 7 medalists:

Children's and Adult Amateur Team Championship

  • Gold: Rebecca Bynum-Avery, Kristen Davison, Connie Fry and Mia Holstead
  • Silver: Quinn Cooper, Samantha Mueller, Sara Palmer and Lara Rubin
  • Bronze: Kylie Bevan, Gabrielle Karam, Kaylee Rayner and Riley Townsley
Children's and Adult Amateur Individual Championship

  • Gold: Quinn Cooper
  • Silver: Sara Palmer
  • Bronze: Kristen Davison

Special thanks to Zone 7 Chef d'Equipe Patricia Jellerson for leading teams. Read more about the team championships. Click here to read more about the individual championship.
Save the Date for the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center
Save the date for the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, which will be December 8-12 at Denver Hilton City Center in Denver, Colorado.

USHJA has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated discounts on air travel and rental cars for the event. Click here for more information! For sponsorship opportunities contact Jill Insko

If you are interested in attending and are 25 or younger, consider applying for the USHJA Alvin Topping Governance Grant. Learn more
Congratulations to our Members Selected to Attend EAP Nationals
Congratulations to Zone 7's Sea Sea Dance and Samantha Reynoso were selected to ride in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, as well as Tess von Hemel, who was selected as an alternate stable manager!

The National Training Session will be November 7-10 at the University of Findlay. Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals will also be held during EAP Nationals. Stay tuned to see who will be attending!
Congratulations to Zone 7 Equitation Championship Riders
Congratulations to members who competed in the Zone 7 Equitation Championship September 4-8 at Lake St. Louis Indoor Preview in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Hannah Dodd won the class, Ella Reinauer earned second and Elizabeth Nestor was third. Last year's winner, Jaden Porter, was present for the award ceremony.
Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championships Coming Up
Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - NORTH
November 6-10
Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - SOUTH
November 6-10
Katy, Texas
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
Check out recent news from some of our USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations below. Interested in becoming an affiliate? Click here for more information.

ANRC National Equitation Championships

The ANRC National Equitation Championships are an invitational competition for collegiate, junior, adult amateur, and ANRC alumni teams that pay an annual ANRC team membership fee. There is no need to qualify. Everyone is welcome to join us for the 2020 championships April 9-11, 2020. Membership opens September 1, 2019.

The championship for each group is held on the same weekend and judged separately. In each championship, teams may compete in a 3′ National Division or a 2’6″ Novice Division. Participants may compete on a school-owned horse, a leased horse, or a privately-owned horse.

Click here to read more. Click here for the prize list. Photo credit: Susan Zube

IEA Announces 2019-2020 Youth Board Members

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced the elected members of the 2019-2020 IEA Youth Board. The Youth Board was created by the IEA’s Education Committee in 2016 and is governed by Adult Advisors Shara Prieskorn (IEA Membership Office Coordinator), Simon Towns (Zone Captain), and Sue Wentzel (IEA National Steward), as well as two IEA Alumni - Hannah Bentz and Aubrey Braham. 
The IEA Youth Board is structured with one student representative from each of the ten Hunt Seat Zones. Morgan O'Donnell, a Senior from League City, Texas, who rides with Blue Fox Farms is the representative from Zone 7. Read more
Good Luck to Members Competing at the World Championship Hunter Rider Finals
The World Championship Hunter Rider Finals are just around the corner at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 30-October 6.

Congratulations to our members who qualified and good luck! 

Click here for more information about WCHR. Catch all the action here
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Did you know?

As the saying goes, “form follows function.” Correct equitation comes from safe and effective riding in the hunt field. Check out Bill Scheibel’s great form over a natural brush and rail in this equitation class held on the outside course at the 1971 Millbrook Horse Show. 

PC: Budd Studio from “Through the Lens”
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