September Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Learn about the USHJA Annual Meeting, see what events are coming up in our zone and more. 
Save the Date for the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center!
Save the date for the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, which will be December 8-12 at Denver Hilton City Center in Denver, Colorado.

USHJA has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated discounts on air travel and rental cars for the event. Click here for more information! For sponsorship opportunities contact Jill Insko

If you are interested in attending and are 25 or younger, consider applying for the USHJA Alvin Topping Governance Grant. Learn more
Zone 9 Championships Results
Congratulations to our member who participated in Zone 9 HOTY, Stirrup Cup and Equitation Championships this year!

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship and Zone 9 Equitation Championship
Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore.
Click here for results.

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

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Sept. 11-15
Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash.
Click here for results.
Educational Opportunities Also Available at the AON/USHJA National Championships
In addition to the world-class competition, the AON/USHJA National Championships at the Las Vegas National Horse Show November 11-17 will also feature educational seminars for members. Experts in the sport will lead seminars on the following topics:
  • Sports psychology
  • Judging
  • Training, conditioning and sports medicine
  • Grand Prix and National Hunter Derby course walks
French and Duffy Finish First at USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Southwest Regional Championships
The fourth USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championship of 2019, that for the Southwest, concluded on Thursday, September 19 at Blenheim EquiSports’ International Jumping Festival in San Juan Capistrano, California, with two new champions crowned. In the 3’0”/3’3” section, John French rode Quicksus to the top with a score of 175. Claiming the top prize in the 3’6”/3’9” section with a 175 was Erin Duffy aboard Romeo. Read more.
Good Luck to Members Competing at WCHR Finals!
The World Championship Hunter Rider Finals are just around the corner at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 30-October 6.

Congratulations to our members competing, and good luck! 

Click here for more information about WCHR. Catch all the action here
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
Check out recent news from some of our USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations below. Interested in becoming an affiliate? Click here for more information.

ANRC National Equitation Championships

The ANRC National Equitation Championships are an invitational competition for collegiate, junior, adult amateur, and ANRC alumni teams that pay an annual ANRC team membership fee. There is no need to qualify. Everyone is welcome to join us for the 2020 championships April 9-11, 2020. Membership opens September 1, 2019.

The championship for each group is held on the same weekend and judged separately. In each championship, teams may compete in a 3′ National Division or a 2’6″ Novice Division. Participants may compete on a school-owned horse, a leased horse, or a privately-owned horse.

Click here to read more. Click here for the prize list. Photo credit: Susan Zube

IEA Announces 2019-2020 Youth Board Members

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced the elected members of the 2019-2020 IEA Youth Board. The Youth Board was created by the IEA’s Education Committee in 2016 and is governed by Adult Advisors Shara Prieskorn (IEA Membership Office Coordinator), Simon Towns (Zone Captain), and Sue Wentzel (IEA National Steward), as well as two IEA Alumni - Hannah Bentz and Aubrey Braham. 
The IEA Youth Board is structured with one student representative from each of the ten Hunt Seat Zones. Tara Wall, a Freshman from Bellingham, WA who rides with Creidmount Saddle Club is the representative from Zone 9. Read more
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Did you know?

As the saying goes, “form follows function.” Correct equitation comes from safe and effective riding in the hunt field. Check out Bill Scheibel’s great form over a natural brush and rail in this equitation class held on the outside course at the 1971 Millbrook Horse Show. 

PC: Budd Studio from “Through the Lens”
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