June Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! This month register to participate in the HQC Stable Challenge with friends from your barn, get involved in our sport's governance by nominating someone for the USHJA Board of Directors, see what is coming up in our zone and more! Don't forget to share your stories with us!
HQC Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, is open!
It's time for the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse! Here's how to test your horsemanship knowledge with this fun team competition:

  1. Get friends together at your barn (adults can participate too!)
  2. Take the online Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz before July 15
  3. Earn bonus points (if you're under 21 years old) by registering for the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and competing the Level One quiz and if your score is high enough the Level Two quiz
  4. Wait to see if your trainer's team got the highest score! One team from each zone will win a prize package!
USHJA Town Hall Meeting with USHJA President Mary Babick coming up
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!
USHJA Board election nominations are open until August 15
The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open nominations for six 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.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized?
Click here to nominate someone for an annual award!
USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship is next month!
The opportunity to participate in one of the Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships is coming up July 25-29 at Oregon High Desert Classic 2 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.
Apply to have your points count for 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
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