October Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! Register for USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting, see competition results and mark your calendar for upcoming events.
Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championships are Coming Up
Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - North
Nov. 4-8
Lake St. Louis Hunter Jumper Show
Lake St. Louis, Mo.

The USHJA Board, following the regrettable cancellation of the September USHJA Zone 7 Equitation Championships at the The National Equestrian Center, has again considered the layout, ventilation and COVID-19 preparations and has determined the facility has adequate precautions in place for a successful and safe championship.

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship - South
Nov. 4-8
GSWEC Autumn Classic
Katy, Texas

Click here for the most up-to-date information.

*Championships are subject to change.
Registration is Open for USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting
Are you ready to ELEVATE your learning, be INSPIRED by fellow equestrians and CONNECT with others across the country?

Registration is now open for the 2020 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually November 30-December 11. Open to all equine enthusiasts, the 12-day virtual meeting will give participants front-row access to exciting educational offerings, sport governance, an update on the state of the association from USHJA President Mary Babick, and the prestigious Evening of Equestrians Awards celebration.

Click here to learn more. If you have questions about the 2020 USHJA Annual Meeting, please contact Steve Rosenberg at (859) 225-6721.
Congratulations to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Central Championships Participants
The USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Central Championship was held at Harvest October 29.

Congratulations to Courtney Lenkart riding Lori Mathews' Captain America, who earned the 3'/3'3" champion title! Lenkart also placed second on Side Hustle, owned by LP La Primera Hacienda. Tracy Fenny took third on MTM Animated, owned by MTM Farm.

In the 3'6"/3'9" Championship, Whitney Labrie riding DS Holdings' DSH Absolut, earned the champion title. Jennifer Alfano riding Nolan, owned by Kathy Chiaf and Sharon O'Neill, took second, and Katherine Le Blanc, riding Jeanne Pitre's MTM Amour, took third.

Click here for results. Stay tuned for more coverage from this championship.
Jumper Judge's Perspective Webinar is Coming Up
The USHJA continues to plan educational webinars for members! Mark your calendar:
  • Jumper Judge's Perspective: It’s not just a matter of counting rails and faults; learn all about the job and responsibilities of a jumper judge from 2020 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Inductee and USHJA National Vice President David Distler. Tune in November 9 at 7 p.m. ET.
Congratulations to Members Who Competed in WCHR Finals
Congratulations to our members who competed in the World Championship Hunter Rider Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show held this year at World Equestrian Center in Ohio.

Check out coverage from the finals:

To view the Daily Updates with additional coverage and results from the show, click here.

To renew your WCHR membership, click here.
There's Still Time to Participate in the USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser
The USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser is a friendly barn challenge that puts jumping skills to the test while raising money for the Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative!

Host your own puissance challenge, where riders of all levels can compete in divisions from ground poles to over 4'. The deadline to participate is November 30.
Check Your Points
The 2020 competition year is coming to a close. Click the links below to see where you stand in the Zone Horse of the Year and Stirrup Cup Awards Programs. Reminder: All points corrections must be received by customercare@usef.org by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15.
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
The show season continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While showing has resumed in many areas, horse shows also continue to be canceled or relocated.

Find the most up-to-date information relate to COVID-19:

Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
The Puissance Has Always Been a Challenge

The Puissance was once a highly competitive class at every show on the fall indoor circuit—the Pennsylvania National, the Washington International, the National, and the Royal Winter Fair. It was featured along with a Speed class, the Grand Prix, and various classes such as Gambler’s Choice and Fault-and-Out in determining both national and international Open Jumper championships.
In 1967 at the National Horse Show, Dear Brutus with Show Jumping Hall of Famer J. Russell Stewart (left) set a record of 7’3” in the national Puissance class and then the very next night Hall of Famers Bold Minstrel and Bill Steinkraus (right) tied that record in the international class.

You and your barn can ramp up your competitive spirit all through November in the USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser for the Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative and earn a spot on the Puissance Challenge Leaderboard. Learn more at ushja.org/foundation/puissance-challenge! Photo: Gloria Axt 
Know Your Zone 7 Committee Members
  • Nancy Jones, Chair
  • Carl Hansen, Vice Chair
  • Joey Brumbaugh, Treasurer
  • Janis Collette
  • Laura Connaway
  • Matt Cyphert
  • Valerie Garza
  • Genie Harper
  • Fred Kahn
  • Kalea Maxwell
  • Kelly McCabe-Cyphert
  • John McQueen
  • Sandra Tabio
  • Bill Whisenant
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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