March Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Save the date for the USHJA National Championships, attend USHJA Virtual Town Halls, learn about team championships and more.
Last Chance to Apply for the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
Applications for the 2021 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program will close April 1. Click here to read more and view all sessions.

Sessions near Zone 9:
  • July 14-18 at Sonoma Valley Stables in Petaluma Calif., led by Jeff Cook and stable manager Julia Hogan
  • Aug. 4-8 at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif., led by Joe Fargis and stable manager Nanci Snyder
Save the Date for the 2021 USHJA National Championships
The USHJA National Championships are set to return to The Las Vegas National on November 15-21, 2021*! Information regarding qualifying for this year's championships will be released in the coming months.

*Pending USEF approval
Dates Announced for Zone HOTY and Equitation Championships
You won't want to miss 2021 USHJA Zone Horse of the Year and Equitation Championships, which provide members with an opportunity to earn championship points toward year-end USHJA Zone HOTY awards, as well as other special classes.

Zone 9 Equitation Championship
Sept. 1-5
Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore. 

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship
Sept. 1-5
Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore. 

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Sept. 15-19
Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash. 
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Fun Team Championships to Aim for in 2021
August 10-15, 2021
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Traverse City, Mich.
Application deadline and qualifying ends: June 21 
August 10-15, 2021
US Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms
Lexington, Ky.
Application deadline: July 5
(Prix des States)
October 14-16
Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg, Pa.
Application deadline and qualifying ends: August 31
November 9-14
National Sunshine Series II
Desert International Horse Park
Thermal, Calif.
No qualifying, but riders must meet eligibility requirements.
November 10-14
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
Application deadline and qualifying ends: September 26, 2021
Early applications due: April 10
November 10-14
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
Application deadline and qualifying ends: September 26, 2021
Early applications due: April 10
Mark Your Calendar for USHJA Virtual Town Halls
There are several virtual USHJA Town Halls with USHJA President Mary Knowlton, formerly Babick, coming up that you can participate in!

  • May 24, 7 p.m. ET, all members
  • June 21, 7 p.m. ET, Zones 6-8
  • July 19, 7 p.m. ET, all members
Upcoming USHJA Webinars
Mark your calendars for these upcoming USHJA Webinars:

Equine Business Basics
April 26, 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. Mountain Time, 4 p.m. Pacific Time)
Returning speaker Holly Frenzel, from the Equine Business Basic webinar, comes back to explain how to make QuickBooks work for your equine business.

Stand Out: Bridle Fit and Attire
May 25, 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. Mountain Time, 4 p.m. Pacific Time)
Stand out in the Hunter Breeding ring, Equitation ring and everywhere in between with bridle fit tips from Hunter/Equitation Judge and Hunter Breeding Official Sue Lightner.
Past webinars are available on demand here.
Have You Enrolled Your Young Jumper?
Debuting in 2021, the USHJA Young Jumper Championships will serve as the national championship for young Jumpers in the United States, allowing talented prospects to be showcased by owners, breeders and riders and shown at the national level.

2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships
Traverse City Fall Horse Show
September 8-12, 2021
Traverse City, Mich.
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News

Just Launched! ANRC Forward Riding Proficiency Program

ANRC has just launched this exciting new educational program and grant opportunity for aspiring equestrians. Riders, middle school age through adult, that ride at the novice, intermediate, or advanced levels are eligible to enroll in the Forward Riding Proficiency Certificate program. Having an ANRC Forward Riding Proficiency Certificate is a validation of your dedication as a rider and your degree of equestrian proficiency. Learn more.

Riders who earn an ANRC Forward Riding Proficiency Certificate are eligible to apply for a Captain Vladimir S. Littauer Continuing Education Grant. A grant recipient may apply these funds to educational equestrian activities or riding program expenses.
Check Out the USHJA Show Jumping Rider Ranking List
The USHJA Show Jumping Rider Ranking List is a master ranking list organized nationally as well as regionally, where Jumper riders earn points by earning money in specific Grand Prix or special classes at competitions.

Classes are organized into two levels, Level 1 and Level 2, based on fence height, prize money and other specifications.
More Recent News
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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