July Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! Check out Championships results, see who won the HQC Stable Challenge, see upcoming events and more.
Entries are Open for the AON/USHJA National Championships
Entries are now open for the AON/USHJA National Championships, which will be returning to The Las Vegas National CSI3*-W November 11-17. Click here to read more! 
Zone 7 Members Bring Home Medals from USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships
Congratulations to our Zone 7 members who competed in the USHJA Zones 7&8 Jumper Team Championships at HIPICO Santa Fe. See who participated. Special congratulations to our Zone 7 medalists:
1.10/1.15m Children's/Adult Amateur Team Championship

  • Gold: Bailey Robinson, Samantha Reynoso and Emma Scott
  • Bronze: Hannah Beall, Megan Cleland and Brianna Thomas
1.20/1.25 and 1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Team Championship

  • Gold: Abigail Bergin, Katherine Huffstutler, Ava Le and Laurel Walker
  • Silver: Samantha Cheung was part of the combined team
  • Bronze: Owen McWilliams, Heidi Simmons and Sydney Stephenson
Special thanks to our Chef d'Equipe Matt Cyphert for leading teams during the Championships!

Read more about the team competition.

Zone 7 Individual Medalists:

Children's/Adult Amateur Individual Final
  • Gold: Tobi Miller
  • Bronze: Samantha Reynoso

Junior/Amateur Individual Final:
  • Gold: Owen McWilliams
  • Silver: Laurel Walker

Read more about the individual competition.
Congratulations to Our HQC Stable Challenge Winner
Congratulations to Sarah Trepagnier and Arcadia Hills Equestrian, winners of the 2019 Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge for Zone 7.

The Stable Challenge is designed to engage a trainer's entire barn as a team. At least three students per trainer had to complete the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15.

Each of the high scoring trainers will be receiving a USHJA backpack with a brush, hoofpick, and TCP manual; a helmet from Charles Owen; a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com; a $200 Parlanti gift certificate; a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley's; a $100 FITS Breeches gift card and a $100 gift card from State Line Tack.
USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Platinum Jumper Championships Results
Zone 7 riders had great performances at the USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Platinum Jumper Championships at HIPICO Santa Fe in New Mexico. Special congratulations to our Zone 7 medalists:
Team Championship:
  • Gold: Gianna Aycock, Natalee Haggan and Grant Seger
  • Silver: Julie Cleveland Beam, Mindy Coretz and Meghan Hurst
Individual Final:
  • Gold: Mindy Coretz
  • Silver: Gianna Aycock
  • Bronze: Julie Cleveland Beam
Special thanks to our Zone 7 Chef d'Equipe Matt Cyphert for leading teams! Read more about the team competition. Read more about the individual competition.
Good Luck to Riders Competing at USEF Pony Finals
USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm are just around the corner and will be held August 6-11 at The Kentucky Horse Park.

Good luck to our riders participating, including our Zone 1 riders who will be competing in the USEF Pony Jumper Championships.

USHJA will again host educational clinics during Pony Finals. Click here for more info.

Catch all the action on USEF Network.
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USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News

Member Spotlight:
Lauren Bardill on Being Confident

"The MOHJO Jumper Classic always used to intimidate me due to the fence height at 2'9". Before I started riding Dixie, I never felt like I could trust a horse so much as I can now with her.

Dixie (JC: Purr Yadda) is my best friend of two years, but I knew her when she used to race at a local racetrack in southern Illinois. 

She helped me bring home the 1st place ribbon in the MOHJO Jumper Classic among other awards at the recent MOHJO-rated Bridlespur Horse Show on June 7-9. The Bridlespur horse show is one of largest schooling shows in the area and always draws a big, fun crowd!

Dixie is a one in a million horse, I am so glad to be her partner in crime."

Photo courtesy of Lauren Bardill
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Good Luck to Riders Competing at the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships
Good luck to our riders who are competing at the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North, July 30-August 4 at Old Salem Farm in New York.

Catch the action on USEF Network. Click here for more information.
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Getting to Know EAP Clinician Cynthia Hankins 

Cynthia Hankins, one of this summer’s clinicians at the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions, is widely recognized for winning the AHSA Medal finals in 1977 and for her national and international success with jumpers. Did you know that Cynthia’s winning record in the show ring started at a much earlier age? Cynthia took top prize in Leadline at Devon two times, at ages three and four. Her first Medal class win came at age 12 on a 13.2 1/2 hand pony, and she qualified for the Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals that year, finishing fifth in the Maclay. Cynthia’s story was featured in ”Equitation: A Foundation for Life” at the USHJA Wheeler Museum.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Hankins.
Zone 7 Equitation Championship is Coming Up
The Zone 7 Equitation Championship is coming up September 4-8 at Lake St. Louis Indoor Preview in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

Qualifying Criteria
The USHJA Zone 7 Equitation Championship is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior member, at the time of the competition, and has placed first or second place in a USEF Hunter Seat Medal class since the last day to qualify for the Zone Championship the previous year. Once a rider has won the USHJA Zone 7 Equitation Championship, he will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.

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