August Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Mark your calendar for upcoming webinars, participate in HQC, tell us about your achievements and more.
Last Chance to Participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge
September 1 is the deadline to participate in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!

Participants take two levels of online horsemanship quizzes to be eligible for selection to the HQC Nationals. Click here to register and participate before the deadline.

HQC Nationals will be virtual this year. Stay tuned for more information. Click here to learn more about HQC.
More USHJA Educational Webinars Coming Up
The USHJA continues to plan educational webinars for members! Mark your calendar:

  • Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., Discover the Benefits of Equine Chiropractics 
  • Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., Fall Equine Vaccines 
  • Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., The Professional Marketing Workshop 
  • Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Fall Back into Horsemanship HQC Nationals Study Hall
  • Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., Jumper Judge's Perspective 
Mark Your Calendar
*Championships are subject to change or cancellation. Click here for the most up-to-date information.
Zone 9 Stirrup Cup Championship
Sept. 5-6
Cascade Finals
Cle Elum, Wash.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Championship-HUNTER
Sept. 9-13
Northwest Autumn Classic
Monroe, Wash.
EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Final - West
Sept. 16-20
Blenheim International Jumping Festival
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Click here for more info.
Do You Know a Member Who Deserves to be Recognized?
The deadline to nominate a member for the USHJA Youth Leadership Award, the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award and the Vital Horse Show Staff Award is September 1!

If you know someone who is dedicated to the sport, is a positive role model for their peers and exhibits positive sportsmanship, nominate them for a youth award today!

If you know someone who works behind the scenes and whose role is essential for the success of horse shows nominate them for the Vital Horse Show Staff Award.
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
The show season continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While showing has resumed in many ares, horse shows also continue to be canceled or relocated.

The USHJA announced the cancellation of the AON/USHJA National Championships earlier this month. Read more about the announcement.

Find the most up-to-date information relate to COVID-19:



Let Us Know What You Have Achieved This Year
This year has been far from typical when it comes to horse showing and accomplishing goals, but we know our members have still celebrated milestones and earned achievements outside of the competition ring.
Sport History: Fun Facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
Did you know that Green Hunter classes, like many traditions in the hunter division, were originally related to foxhunting experience?

The 1941 rule book of the American Horse Shows Association (now US Equestrian) stated Green Hunter classes were “open to horses which have not been hunted with a recognized pack of hounds for more than one season, and which have not won a first ribbon at a recognized show in the Hunter Division prior to January 1st of the current year, except in classes requiring either no jumping or performance over jumps not to exceed three feet six inches” or in classes for “teams, pairs, local, junior, breeding or three-year-olds.”

Green Hunter Championships at this time were also super competitive, so quite an honor to win: They were awarded on the basis of ribbons won in “Maiden, Novice, Limit, Suitable, Green, classes for four-years-olds and under, Breeding classes for young horses and Handicap classes in which a horse jumps three feet six inches.”

Photo: “Jumping over an outside course in a green hunter class,” from Vladimir S. Littauer, Schooling Your Horse, 1951.
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
  • Martha Price
  • 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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