August Zone 7 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 7 member! August was packed with championships and events, and we want to congratulate our members for their accomplishments this month. Don't forget to get your entries in for the AON/USHJA National Championships!
Enter the AON/USHJA National Championships by Sept. 14!
Riders qualify for the Championships based on Zone points, but only those who enter by Sept. 14 are considered for qualifying. Learn more and enter by clicking above.
Congratulations to our members who competed in the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships
Congratulations to our members who participated in the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., August 16-18! 

The following horses, owned by members in our zone, placed in the top 12 in Championship:
  • MTM One Time, owned by MTM Farm, ridden by Dorothy Douglas, 6th place Section A, 1st place Section B
  • MTM Outbid, owned by MTM Farm, ridden by Tracy Fenney, 8th place Section A

Check out the headlines from each day of the Championship: 

Zone 7 riders compete at FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships in New York!
Congratulations to our Zone 7 riders Isabella Bleu Baxter, Sloan Hopson and Genevieve Munson, who competed in the FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York! 

Genevieve Munson was part of the Zones 3,4,5 & 7 Children's Team that earned silver in the team competition. Way to go!

Special thanks to our Zone 7 Chef d'Equipe Gianna Aycock for leading riders at the Championships. We also want to extend a special thank you to sponsors who helped make the Championships happen for our riders including Pinnacle Valley Farm, Sky High Equestrian Center, LLC and To The Nines Elite Performance Horses.


Click here for complete results.
Tess Von Hemel attends EAP Session in Ohio
Congratulations to Tess Von Hemel of Piedmont, Okla., who participated in the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions at World Equestrian Center in Ohio.

Click here to read more about the session.
Zone 7 horses shine at Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships
Congratulations to all of our Zone 7 horses, owners and riders who participated in the 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships Aug. 14-16 at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

The following horses, owned by members in our zone, placed in the top 12 at the Championships: 

3'/3'3" Championship:
  • 2nd: MTM First Dibs, owned by MTM Farm, ridden by Tracy Fenney
  • 5th (tied): Alisto, owned by Lori Mathews, ridden by Courtney Lenkart
  • 7th: Like Always, owned by Jana Rodes, ridden by Victoria Colvin

Check out the headlines from each day of the Championships:
Zone 7 HOTY and Equitation championships are coming up!
The Zone 7 Horse of the Year North and South championships and Zone 7 Equitation Championship are coming up! Here are the details:

Zone 7 Equitation Championship
Sept. 5-9
Lake St. Louis Indoor Preview, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

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.
Members compete at USEF Pony Finals!
Congratulations to all of our members who participated in USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park.

Ela Acevedo was part of the USHJA Zones 3,5 & 7 Pony Jumper Team.

Catch up on everything that happened, and who earned champion titles, during Pony Finals:

And the Zone 7 Stable Challenge winner is....
Congratulations to Sarah Trepagnier and her team from Arcadia Hills Equestrian, winners of the 2018 HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!

The highest scoring trainer from each zone receives an award package for their barn including a helmet from Charles Owen, a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com, a $200 Parlanti gift certificate, a pair of Pro Performance horse boots from Professional's Choice, a gift from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley's, gifts from The Plaid Horse, a gift from Stable Secretary and a USHJA branded backpack, brush, hoof pick, tumbler and TCP manual.
Sept. 1 is the deadline to nominate someone for a youth award!
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
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