October Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! Review and comment on Rule Change Proposals, catch up on the latest results, mark your calendar for the USHJA Annual Meeting and more!
Let your voice be heard! Comment on Proposed Rule Changes
Let your voice be heard by reviewing and submitting your comments on USEF Rule Change Proposals. To review and comment on proposed rule changes click here and be sure to log in to your member account. The deadline to submit comments is November 5.
Zone 7 earns gold at the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships!
Way to go Zone 7! The team made up of Anna Beth Athey, Sloan Hopson, Briley Koener and Brian Moggre earned team gold at the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships Oct. 11-13 at Pennsylvania National Horse Show! Special thanks to Zone 7 Chef d'Equipe Martien van der Hoeven for leading the team!
Mattie Hatcher brings home gold from Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games
Congratulations to Zone 7's Mattie Hatcher of Little Rock, Arkansas, who represented the United States at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Mattie had three clear rounds to help her North American team earn the gold medal in the Show Jumping competition at the Youth Olympics. Click here to read more about the team win.

Mattie went on to earn fourth place individually, after a jump off with four other combinations. Read more about her finish. Way to go Mattie!

Special thanks to U.S. Youth Chef d'Equipe DiAnn Langer for leading Mattie at the Games.
Good luck to Mattie McDonald at HQC Nationals!
Congratulations and good luck to Mattie McDonald of Yukon, Okla., who is headed to HQC Nationals, presented by The Plaid Horse, November 9-11 at The University of Findlay.

HQC Nationals is a multi-phase event that puts the top scoring participants, who advanced through HQC Levels One and Two, to the ultimate test. Participants will take a written exam, a horsemastership/identification exam, and a final practicum to demonstrate their mastery of practical horsemanship knowledge.

Click here for more information about HQC!
Zone 7 HOTY Championships are coming up!
The Zone 7 Horse of the Year North and South championships are coming up! Here are the details:

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship North
Nov. 7-11
Lake St. Louis Hunter Jumper Show, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

Zone 7 Horse of the Year Championship South
Nov. 7-11

To view qualifying criteria and specifications for these Championships, click here.
The AON/USHJA National Championships are next month!
The inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships are coming up next month at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, November 13-18.

The Championships offer Hunter, Jumper and Age Group Equitation divisions with $96,000 in prize money for the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships, and each Hunter section section offers $4,000 in prize money. The Championships also feature Affiliate Championships at fence heights of 2' and 2'6", which have received a wonderful response from Affiliate Organizations.

Good luck to our members who are competing in the National Championships!
Congratulations to our WCHR members!
Congratulations to our World Championship Hunter Rider members who competed at Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 28-October 7. And congratulations to members who earned year-end Champion titles!
National Champions:
  • Junior 3’3” Champion: Ainslee Gregg, of Frisco, Texas

Regional Champions:
  • Central Mountain Region A/O 3’6: Amanda Atkins, Edmond, Okla.
  • Central Mountain Region Junior 3’3”: Lauren Bloss, El Paso, Texas
  • South Central Region Pro: Natalee Haggan, Bartonville, Texas
  • South Central Region Developing Pro: Natalee Haggan, Bartonville, Texas
  • South Central Region A/A: Dana Brawley, Double Oak, Texas 
  • South Central Region A/O 3’6: Jef Lauwers, Magnolia, Texas
  • South Central Region A/O 3’3: Courtney Baggett, Houston, Texas 
  • South Central Region Handy: Carolyn Colter, Houston, Texas 
Regional Champions continued:
  • South Central Region Junior 3’6”: Jordan Cobb, Austin, Texas 
  • South Central Region Junior 3’3”: Ainslee Greg, Houston, Texas 
  • South Central Region Pony: Carolyn Colter, Houston, Texas
  • South Central Region Children’s: Sloane Wallace, Houston, Texas 

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Join us at the USHJA Annual Meeting Dec. 9-13!
The USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, is coming up December 9-13 in Tampa, Florida!

Registration is open! Don't miss the opportunity to be engaged in the sport, hear from association leaders and other presenters, get to know other members and much more. Zone day will be Sunday, December 9, with Zone 7 meeting at 3:10 p.m.

Click here for more information. Click here to register. Sponsorships are available. Contact Jill Insko for more information.
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