July Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! See who won the HQC Stable Challenge and catch up on news and results.
Congratulations to our HQC Stable Challenge Winner!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge wrapped up July 15.

To participate, at least three junior and/or amateur students per trainer had to take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz between June 15 and July 15.. At the end of the 30-day challenge, the three top scores under each trainer were averaged to provide an overall score and the highest scoring trainer per zone is the winner.

Congratulations to Zone 9's winner, Makenzie Harvey and Timberline Farms!

The highest scoring trainer in each USHJA zone wins a unique trainer-inspired award package designed to benefit the entire barn, which includes a gift card from Nutrena, a Shapley's gift set, a one-year USHJA membership, a free 2022 Recognized Riding Academy membership and additional awards from USHJA sponsors. The highest scoring trainer overall will also receive an Essex Classics shirt.
2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year Championships and Other Special Classes are Underway

The following championships and other special classes are set for Zone 9:

  • Equitation Championship, Sept. 1-5, Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore. 
  • Horse of the Year Jumper Championship, Sept. 1-5, Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore. 
  • Horse of the Year Hunter Championship, Sept. 15-19, Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash. 
USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic - West, Presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory and Henry Results
The 2021 USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic - West, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, held at the Sonoma Horse Park on Thursday, July 22, saw Madison Nadolenco top the class. Bella Primavera and Zoe Brown rounded out the top three, taking second and third.

1. Madison Nadolenco - Couer de Lion - 84 - 88 - 87.5 - 259.5
2. Bella Primavera - Carrico Sun - 87 - 84 - 87 - 258
3. Kate Hagerty - Solitude - 84.75 - 85 - 85 - 254.75
4. Zoe Brown - The Original - 84.5 - 86 - 82 - 252.5
5. Gabrielle Sokolow - Just Cavalli - 89 - 79.50 - 168.5
6. Sophie Bluhm - Munich - 82.5 - 83.5 - 166
7. Alexandra Lipacis - Cimmich X - 81 - 84 - 165
8. Avery Glynn - Carambo Z - 88.5 - 75 - 163.5=
9. Katie Jorczak - G-Star - 79.5 - 83 - 162.5
10. Aedan Mooney - Anthem - 83 - 79 - 162

Photo: Alden Corrigan Media
USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Spotlight: Belmore Equestrian
We heard from Connie Riker with Belmore Equestrian, a USHJA Recognized Riding Academy in Rochester, Washington.

Tell us a little about your program and who you serve.
Belmore Equestrian is a lesson program serving students of all ages in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason and Pierce Counties. We are a complete horsemanship program providing instruction in horse knowledge and care as well as riding. We have 30 horses of all sorts of sizes and breeds in the program in addition to those horses owned by some of our students.

Belmore Equestrian also provides the instruction program for Time With Tails A Nonprofit Corporation that works with at-risk youth to teach life skills. The youth benefiting from this program may come from the foster care or juvenile justice program, low income or military families, have health challenges or other qualifying criteria.

Briefly tell us about your star lesson horse and why he/she is the best lesson horse around!
We have quite a few star lesson horses that are well loved. At this moment I would say the stand out is Obi-Wan. Obi is a 15h appaloosa who can do the very beginner lessons or the more advanced riders. He adapts to the rider's needs and meets their skill level. Obi is patient and kind, easy for the kids to catch, groom and tack up, as well as ride. Definitely a barn favorite!

Photo provided by Connie Riker
Don't Miss the Excitement at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Hunter Week!

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Upcoming USHJA Webinars
Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships Returning in November
The Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships are set to return to Las Vegas November 15-21. Learn more about the event and qualifying here.
Save the Date!
The Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships - West Coast, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare will be September 22 at the International Jumping Festival - Blenheim at Rancho Mission Viejo Horse Park in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Learn more.
USHJA Affiliate Organization News
American National Riding Commission

Save the date for the ANRC National Equitation Championships April 14-16 at Centenary University in New Jersey.

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Know Your Zone 9 Committee Members
  • Clare Warren, Chair
  • Max von Zimmermann, Vice Chair
  • Megan Jordan, Treasurer
  • Nicole Bourgeois
  • Kathryn Hall
  • Jessie Lang
  • Quinn Partridge
  • Gayl Russell
  • Corene Smith
  • Nora Thomas
  • Mary von Zimmermann
  • Katherine Wade-Easley
Special thanks to these members who serve our zone! For more information about the committee and contact information, click here.
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