June Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! This month register to participate in the HQC Stable Challenge with friends from your barn, get involved in our sport's governance by nominating someone for the USHJA Board of Directors, see what is coming up in our zone and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
HQC Stable Challenge, presented The Plaid Horse, is open!
It's time for the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse! Here's how to test your horsemanship knowledge with this fun team competition:

  1. Get friends together at your barn (adults can participate too!)
  2. Take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz before July 15
  3. Earn bonus points (if you're under 21 years old) by registering for the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and competing the Level One quiz and if your score is high enough the Level Two quiz
  4. Wait to see if your trainer's team got the highest score! One team from each zone will receive a prize package!
Good luck Zone 7 Hunter and Jumper Championships riders!
Congratulations and good luck to riders competing at the USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by Smart Pak, and USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships at Summer in the Rockies IV at Colorado Horse Park June 27-July 1!
USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak
Zone 7 Adult Amateur competitors
  • Amy Coretz, Tulsa, Okla.
  • Anna Corley, Austin, Texas
  • Laura L Sisson, Shreveport, La. 
  • Grace Slaff, Edmond, Okla.
Zone 7 Children's competitors
  • Lauren Bloss, El Paso, Texas
  • Mackenzie Hamilton, Bowie, Texas
  • Sydney Murdoch, Frisco, Texas
  • Anna Pemble, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Mary Elizabeth Smith, Shreveport, La.
USHJA Zones 7 & 8 Jumper Team Championships
Zone 7 Children’s competitors
  • Issabella Davis, Rogers, Ark.
  • Elizabeth Kneibert, Leawood, Kan.
  • Ava Le, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Mackenzie Robards, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Sydney Stephenson, Youngsville, La.
  • Devan Thomas, Double Oak, Texas

Zone 7 Adult Amateur competitors
  • Cailin Caldwell, Amarillo, Texas
  • Heidi Crappell, Youngsville, La.
  • Grace Hoover, Eudora, Kan.
  • Charlotte Seigler, Bellville, Texas
  • Emily Straw, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Marilee Wilson, St Paul, Texas

Zone 7 1.20/1.25 Junior competitors
  • Megan Cato, Covington, La.
  • Genevieve Munson, Rogers, Ark.
  • Lillie Parr, Marshall, Texas 
Zone 7 1.20/1.25 Amateur competitors
  • Mackenzie Krieg, Richardson, Texas
  • Emma Roberts, Houston, Texas
  • Haylie Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Stephanie Van Dreumel, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Madeleine Wilson, Austin, Texas

Zone 7 1.30/1.35 Junior competitors
  • Olivia Parr, Marshall, Texas
  • Marlo Williams, Colleyville, Texas

Zone 7 1.30/1.35 Amateur competitors
  • Samantha Cheung, Dallas, Texas
  • Caitlyn Epperson, Houston, Texas
  • Daisy Ford, Houston, Texas
  • Atkins Ward, Baton Rouge, La.
Congratulations Zone 7 EAP Athletes!
Congratulations to our Zone 7 members who have participated in a Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session so far this summer!

Great Southwest Equestrian Center session
  • Sam Berry, 23, Argyle, Texas
  • Malorie Coleman, 16, Mckinney, Texas
  • Sea Sea Dance, 15, Lufkin, Texas
  • Alexandra Dishman, 16, Wimberley, Texas
  • Annie Drew, 18, Austin, Texas
  • Celeste Fazioli, 16, Seabrook, Texas
  • Kaia Harris, 14, Boerne, Texas
  • Tate Hurley, 15, McKinney, Texas
  • Johanna Jessen, 19, Lake Charles, La.
  • Mattie McDonald, 18, Yukon, Okla.
  • Samantha Reynoso, 15, Cypress, Texas
  • Macy White, 13, Aubrey, Texas
  • Madeleine Wilson, 21, Austin, Texas

Great Southwest Equestrian Center 3-foot section
  • Sydney Arbogast, 15, League City, Texas
  • Sydney Cappi, 13, Houston, Texas
  • Charlotte Heide, 16, Missouri City, Texas
  • Emily Ritter, 14, Lake Charles, La.

Georgia International Horse Park session
  • Julia Power, 19, Baton Rouge, La.

Click here to read more about the sessions. Stay tuned to see what Zone 7 members are participating in other sessions this summer.
From top to bottom: Athletes at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center session and Georgia International Horse Park.
Click here for more information about the championships.
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USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open nominations 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.
Zone 7 grants that help you accomplish your goals!
Apply by Oct. 1
Apply by Oct. 1
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
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