March Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! This month make sure you know about rule changes that went into effect April 1. Review and comment on 2019 Zone Specifications, and see what important events and deadlines are coming up. Don't forget to share your photos and stories with us!
Do you know what rules went into effect April 1?
In January, US Equestrian passed several rule changes that affect Hunter/Jumper competitors that went into effect on April 1. Make sure you Know Before You Show:

We need your input! Zone Specifications are available for member comment until May 16
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that the Member Comment Period for 2019 USHJA Zone Specifications is now open.
Each year, the USHJA Zone Committees closely review the specifications for their zone to make any adjustments to better serve the needs of the zone, and then the USHJA makes these adjusted specifications available for member comment. The member comment period for zone specifications will be open until May 16, and members simply email comments or suggestions to .
Last chance to apply for 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program!
The late summer session deadline for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program is May 14! Click here to view all the calendar of events.
Member Milestone: Nancy Crary Jones and Encore
Congratulations to Zone 7 Committee Member Nancy Crary Jones, of Little Rock, Arkansas, on her Grand Circuit Champion win in the Older Adult Amateur Hunter section at HITS Ocala with her horse Encore! 

Encore is an 8-year-old Mecklenburg that Nancy purchased from Will Roberts in Texas. She trains with Hunt Tosh.

"He's a big horse with a huge stride, and he's a pet in the stall," Nancy said about Encore. "I'm so thrilled to have won the circuit championship and can't say enough about the Hunt Tosh team behind me."

Have an accomplishment to share for possible inclusion in the Zone 7 Update or our Facebook page? Email us!
Photo provided by Nancy
Are you on the qualifying list? Apply today!
Apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, by April 28 and the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships by May 14! Your Zone Committee has also set aside limited funding to help offset riders' entries at the championships.
Congratulations to 2017 Zone 7 Horse of the Year Champions!
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2017 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about Zone HOTY and year-end awards, click here.
Good luck IHSA Nationals riders!
Congratulations and good luck riders and teams from our zone competing at the IHSA National Championships May 3-6 at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg! Click here to see who is participating. Tune in to EQSportsNet for coverage of the event!

Also, congratulations to our members who received National All-Academic Award honors from IHSA.
Test your knowledge with the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse
Quick Quiz! Check back next month for the answer!
The following are flaws that can be found on a horse's front legs, except:
Club footed
Camped out
Pigeon toed
Zone 7 grants that help you accomplish your goals!
Apply by May 1
Apply by Oct. 1
Catch the action at the IEA Finals
Good luck to riders and teams from our zone participating in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 20-22 at New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse! Click here to view coverage of the event.
Have a story to share?
Share stories about your successes and adventures in the sport with us for possible inclusion in the Zone 7 Update or on our Zone 7 Facebook Page. Please include your name and hometown and a photo.
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