July Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! See who participated in late summer EAP Regional Training Sessions, learn more about the AON/USHJA National Championships and more.
Congratulations to our Athletes Who Attended EAP Regional Training Session at Sonoma Valley Stables
Congratulations to our Zone 9 members who attended the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session at Sonoma Valley Stables this month.

Grace Hill participated in the 1.10m EAP session and Karsen Kadien and Vivienne Wood participated in the 3' Section. Read more about the session. Check out more photos on the USHJA Facebook page.
Pellett and French Are Picture Perfect in USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championships
The USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championships were held July 25 at Oregon High Desert Classic II in Bend, Oregon.

Stephen Pellett and View Point Farm’s Camera Ready were focused on winning during the $5,000 3'6"/3'9" USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championship, on June 25 at the Oregon High Desert Classic II, taking top honors in both rounds with scores of 88 and 87 for a 175 total and the title.

Owner Kathleen Waldorf, of Portland, Oregon, was also rewarded for her decision to take her Green Hunter Artistry to compete in the $5,000 3’/3’3” Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championship. John French piloted the 7-year-old, Hanoverian (by Chivas) to the tricolor.

Pictured: Stephen Pellett and View Point Farms' Camera Ready captured the 3'6"/3'9" USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championship, left, and John French and Kathleen Waldorf's Artistry, Champions of the 3'/3'3" USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Regional Championship, with competition manager Dianne Johnson. Photos by: Tricia Booker/USHJA
Entries Open for the AON/USHJA National Championships
Entries are now open for the AON/USHJA National Championships, which will be returning to The Las Vegas National CSI3*-W November 11-17. Click here to read more! 
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner
Congratulations to Nancy Free, Brass Ring Farm, winners of the 2019 Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge in Zone 9.

The Stable Challenge is designed to engage a trainer's entire barn as a team. At least three students per trainer had to complete the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15.

Each of the high scoring trainers will be receiving a USHJA backpack with a brush, hoofpick, and TCP manual; a helmet from Charles Owen; a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com; a $200 Parlanti gift certificate; a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley's; a $100 FITS Breeches gift card and a $100 gift card from State Line Tack.
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USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News

The OHJA is Oregon’s largest hunter/jumper association with approximately 400 members throughout Oregon and neighboring states participating in the hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines. The OHJA includes members of all skill levels, and members from home barns to show barns and everything in between. 

Learn more about OHJA programs, like the Junior Equestrian Fund, here.

Click here to view the calendar of upcoming events!
Zone 9 Championships Coming Up
Zone 9 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship and Zone 9 Equitation Championship
Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore.

Zone 9 Stirrup Cup Championship
Sept. 7-8
Cascade Finals, Cle Elum, Wash.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Sept. 11-15
Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash.
Good Luck to Riders Headed to USEF Pony Finals
USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm are just around the corner and will be held August 6-11 at The Kentucky Horse Park.

Good luck to our riders participating, including our Zone 9 riders who will be competing in the USEF Pony Jumper Championships.

USHJA will again host educational clinics during Pony Finals. Click here for more info.

Catch all the action on USEF Network.
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Getting to Know EAP Clinician Cynthia Hankins 

Cynthia Hankins, one of this summer’s clinicians at the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions, is widely recognized for winning the AHSA Medal finals in 1977 and for her national and international success with jumpers. Did you know that Cynthia’s winning record in the show ring started at a much earlier age? Cynthia took top prize in Leadline at Devon two times, at ages three and four. Her first Medal class win came at age 12 on a 13.2 1/2 hand pony, and she qualified for the Medal and ASPCA Maclay finals that year, finishing fifth in the Maclay. Cynthia’s story was featured in ”Equitation: A Foundation for Life” at the USHJA Wheeler Museum.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Hankins.
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