May Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Vote in the Zone Committee election, see who is participating in EAP, mark your calendar for upcoming championships and educational opportunities.
Voting is Open for USHJA Zone Committee Elections
Voting is open for USHJA Zone Committee member elections through July 1, 2021.

Senior Active or Senior Associate members in good standing are eligible to participate in the election process.

To vote in Zone elections, members can click here, and select their zone to find a list of candidates, read candidate bios and vote. Each member can select three Hunter and three Jumper candidates.
Congratulations to Our USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Participants
Congratulations to our zone members who are participating in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program this year:

Sonoma Valley Stables session (July 14-18)
  • Francesca Delia, Bend, Ore.
  • Sophia James, Sammamish, Wash.
  • Amelia Moore, Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • Pernilla Nathan, Portland, Ore.
  • Hannah Sievert, Lake Oswego, Ore.
  • Frances Thompson Mckenzie, Seattle, Wash.

Los Angeles Equestrian Center session (Aug. 4-8)
  • Kadin Bankel, Eugene, Ore.
  • Emma Friedman, Chiloquin, Ore.
  • Ellie Kurtz, Sammamish, Wash.
  • Makenna Nastri, Battle Ground, Wash.
Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regionals Kick Off Next Month
The Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships kick off next month!

USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program participants may choose whichever regional championship they want but horses may only compete in one regional championship per year.

Northwest Championship
Oregon High Desert Classic 2
July 28-August 1
Bend, Ore.

Click here to learn more and view the calendar.
HQC Quick Quiz
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Mark Your Calendar for USHJA National and International Hunter Derby Regionals
Mark your calendar for the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championships and National Hunter Derby Regional Championships this year:

Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Northwest Championship
Northwest Spectacular
September 1-5
Wilsonville, Ore.

National Hunter Derby Northwest Championship
Northwest Spectacular
September 1- 5
Wilsonville, Ore.
Upcoming USHJA Virtual Town Halls
There are two virtual USHJA Town Halls with USHJA President Mary Knowlton, formerly Babick, coming up that you can participate in!

  • July 19, 7 p.m. ET, all members
  • Aug. 23, 8 p.m. ET, Zones 9 & 10
USHJA Outreach Member Highlight
Annalee Freeland, of Bend, Oregon, was champion in the 2020 USHJA Outreach Jumper .75-.8M section.

What did you enjoy about participating in the Outreach program in 2020?
I really enjoy challenging my riding and being able to compete for year-end awards

How did you get involved in the sport?
I started riding at 3 years old. My mom introduced me to horses and I fell in love.

What’s your favorite riding memory?
In year 2020 I won champion in the 2’6 medal finals, I have worked really hard to qualify and I am proud to win after all my hard work.

What are riding goals for this year?
My goals are to become a better rider and horsewoman. I will be showing my pony dancer in the 2’6 rated shows. My goal is to do well and have fun!

What do you enjoy most about the USHJA community? 
It allows me to stay connected. I like reading and learning from others.

Photo provided by Freeland.
USHJA National Championships Returning in November
The USHJA National Championships are set to return to Las Vegas November 15-21. Learn more about the event and qualifying here.
Congratulations to Adison Stark!
Congratulations to Adison Stark, 12, of Bend, Oregon, a recipient of the USHJA Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals, presented by Honor Hill Farms.

Stark has been riding since she was a toddler. She loves riding ponies and has always dreamed of being a pony kid and competing in Pony Finals. She is eager to learn and enjoys participating in riding clinics when she has the opportunity. Stark is described as driven, engaged and curious, working hard to achieve anything she puts her mind to.

"When I got the call it didn't even seem real; it was like I was in a dream," Stark said about receiving the news about the grant. "I am so grateful to the Gochman family for making my dream a possibility, and I am so excited to meet the many other incredible kids at Pony Finals!"
Upcoming USHJA Webinars
Mark your calendars for these upcoming USHJA Webinars:

Staying Safe with Safety Vests
June 22, 7 p.m. ET
With the ever-increasing use of safety vests throughout the Hunter/Jumper industry, the USHJA Safety Committee would like to open a discussion with members like you to determine the interest in further researching and promoting this potentially life-saving equipment.

Equine Business QuickBooks
July 20, 7 p.m. ET
Returning speaker Holly Frenzel, from the Equine Business Basics webinar, comes back to explain how to make QuickBooks work for your equine business.
Past webinars are available on demand here.
Enroll Before June 30 and Save!
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.

The Championships will be September 8-12 at Traverse City Fall Horse Show in Michigan. Learn more and enroll!
USHJA Affiliate Member Organization News
Participate in the Forward Riding Proficiency Program

The goal of the ANRC is to promote the American System of Forward Riding and as an organization, we work to strengthen the quality and accessibility of education within the hunter/jumper discipline.

The ANRC offers educational content appropriate for riders and their horses at various stages of learning.

The FORWARD RIDING PROFICIENCY PROGRAM offers riders a pathway to cash grant opportunities to assist them in their pursuit
of a higher level of horsemanship.

IHSA Announces 2021 Academic Achievement and Scholarship Award Winners

Congratulations to all the IHSA members earning first- and second -team academic achievement awards and to the scholarship award winners.

“IHSA members as a whole are high-performing students," said Peter Cashman, IHSA executive director. "It gives us a feeling of great pride to see our members perform well in the show ring and excel at their studies. Academic excellence is an important piece of the IHSA mission and we applaud their effort.”

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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