May Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! Check out coverage from IEA and IHSA Nationals, see upcoming program deadlines, learn about our Affiliate Member Organizations and more!
Deadlines coming up to apply to have your points count!
July 24-28
Sante Fe., N.M.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 10
July 24-28
Sante Fe, N.M.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 10
Sept. 4-8
Lake St. Louis Indoor Preview
Lake St. Louis, Mo.
*Qualifying ends and applications close July 5
Check out coverage from IHSA Nationals!
Congratulations to our members who competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championship May 2-5 in Syracuse, N.Y. Check out more photos on the USHJA Facebook page.
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Congratulations to members who competed at IEA Nationals
Congratulations to our members who competed at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals April 26-28 in Harrisburg, Pa.

Click here to read more. Visit the USHJA Facebook page to see more photos from the event!
USHJA Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges coming up!
Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenges test skills riders and their horses might use during an enjoyable day of foxhunting combining the elements of flat and over-fences classes. 

The first Zone 7 Handy Hunter Challenge of the Year will be at the Blue Ribbon Summer Festival II in Waco, Texas, June 12-16! Check out the full calendar here.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization Spotlight!
Welcome to this month's new USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations, Hunter Jumper Exhibitors of Oklahoma and Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association!

Other Affiliate Member Organizations in our zone:

Want to learn more about becoming an affiliate? Click here.
Bernie Traurig Clinic coming to Louisiana
The Louisiana Equine Council will host a clinic with Bernie Traurig at Farr Park Equestrian Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 15-16.

Don't miss this exciting clinic! For more information, contact Contact Info: Louisiana Equine Council, (337) 258-7040.
Hoping to participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships?
Has your Green Hunter Incentive horse qualified for the championships in Kentucky? Be sure to compete in two USHJA GHI Stake classes before July 24 to qualify!

Click here to see what shows are offering classes in our zone!

And don't forget to enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive Program by June 1 before enrollment prices increase!
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Before going on to national grand prix and 1984 Olympic Team Gold fame, Melanie Smith (Taylor) won 1970 Horse of the Year honors in the Amateur Owner Jumper Division with The Irishman. 

Here they are at Melanie’s hometown Germantown Horse Show clearing a jump typical of the 1960s and 1970s: A long and wide slanted panel that served as the “Joker” bonus jump in a Gambler’s Choice class.
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