July Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! This month, see who has participated in summer programs, learn about the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, nominate someone you know for an annual award and more!
Don't miss the Town Hall Meeting with Mary Babick
Mark your calendar for the USHJA Zone 9 Town Hall meeting July 26 during Oregon High Desert Classic II at J Bar J Ranch in Bend, Oregon.

The meeting will be in the VIP tent after all rings finish. USHJA President Mary Babick will be the moderator.

Topics of discussion will include Safe Sport, safety, concussion protocol, USHJA National Championships, new rules and more.

Click the flier for more information!
Congratulations to Grace Hill and Hanna Morris!
Congratulations to our Zone 9 members who participated in Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions in the past month.

Grace Hill, 15, of Anacortes, Washington, participated in the session at L.A. Equestrian Center (pictured at right), and Hanna Morris, 17, of Issaquah, Washington, participated in the Mount Holyoke College session (pictured at left)!
Zone 9 HOTY and Stirrup Cup Championships are coming up!
Mark your calendar for upcoming Zone 9 Horse of the Year and Stirrup Cup Championships coming up in our zone:

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship
Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (entry deadline Aug. 2)
Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore.

Zone 9 Stirrup Cup Championship
Sept. 8-9
Cascade Finals, Cle Elum, Wash.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
Sept. 12-16
Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash.

Click here to view the qualifying criteria and specifications for these championships.
Pony Finals riders prepare for a week of education and competition!
Good luck to all of our members who will be participating in US Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, Aug. 7-12 at The Kentucky Horse Park this year!

USHJA has expanded Pony Finals clinics offerings this year including Horsemanship Clinics that are open to the public. Click here for more information and plan to attend!

If you're attending Pony Finals share your stories and photos with us!
Want to know what the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is all about?
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
Nominations are open for six USHJA Board of Directors positions—Secretary, Treasurer and four at-large directors. USHJA Senior Active and Associate members may nominate candidates for these open positions through their USHJA member account until August 15.
Members are allowed to nominate a single individual for multiple positions, and they may nominate themselves for any available position.
View comprehensive information about the 2018 election here.
FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships coming up!
The FEI North American Youth Show Jumping Championships presented by USHJA are coming up Aug. 1-5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York! Good luck to our members participating!
Click here to watch live stream coverage of the event.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
Zone 9 EAP Grant Recipients
Congratulations to our Zone 9 EAP Grant recipients Elissa Ostroff and Hannah Morris, who each received a $500 grant toward expenses related to participating in a 2018 EAP Regional Training Session!
USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Northwest Championship is July 25-29
The opportunity to participate in one of the Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships is coming up at Oregon High Desert Classic 2 July 25-29 in Bend, Oregon!

Each regional championship is two rounds and the combined total score for both rounds will determine the winner! Don't forget horses must be enrolled in the program to participate! Read more about these new championships here.
Don't miss out on these Championships!
Zones 9 & 10 Ch/AA Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

Nov. 6-11
National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, Calif.
Qualifying period: July 24, 2017-Sept. 7, 2018
USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships

Nov. 6-11
National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, Calif.
Qualifying period: Nov. 13, 2017-Sept. 24, 2018
For our Oregon riders, the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association has announced their process for qualifying for the USHJA Affiliate Championships, which will take place at the AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, Nov. 13-18.

These championships will consist of two sections - a 2' USHJA Hunter section and a 2'6" USHJA Hunter section. Interested riders should send an email of interest to Board member Elise Conlee eaconlee@yahoo.com by Friday, Aug. 3. Please include your name, your horse's name, and a brief statement of interest and availability to attend the championships.

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