April Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications, learn about team opportunities this year and more.
Let your voice be heard! Comment on 2020 Zone Specifications
Last chance to apply for an EAP Regional Training Session!
Applications are still open for the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program late summer sessions!
Enroll your Green Hunter before prices increase June 2!
Last year, USHJA launched a new benefit to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program: regional championships! While you may choose any one, there is one in our Zone again this year! 
 
The Northwest Championship is offered at Oregon High Desert Classic 2, July 24–28, 2019, in Bend, Oregon.
 
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $550 through June 1 and increases to $750 on June 2.
Your team needs you! Competitive team opportunities for 2019
July 30-Aug. 4
Old Salem Farm
North Salem, N.Y.
*Qualifying ends June 2, Applications due June 11
Aug. 5-11
USEF Pony Finals
Lexington, Ky.
*Qualifying ends and applications close June 1
October 10-12
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Harrisburg, Pa.
*Qualifying ends Aug. 31, certificates of capability 
due Sept. 9
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 7
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 23
Nov. 6-10
National Sunshine Series II
Thermal, Calif.
*Qualifying ends and applications close Sept. 23
Good luck to members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals!
Congratulations and good luck to our members competing at IEA and IHSA Nationals coming up! 

Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals will be April 26-28 at PA State Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Catch the action on USEF Network

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships will be May 2-5 at New York State Fairground Expo Center in Syracuse, N.Y.
Congratulations to our Zone 9 Horse of the Year Champions
Special thanks to The Chronicle of the Horse for sharing their coverage of 2018 Zone HOTY winners. For more information about the Zone HOTY Awards program and to view standings, click here.
Are you up for the challenge? Over $22,000 in grants and prizes!
The USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge awards over $6,000 in grants and prizes with another $16,000 in prizes available through the 30-day HQC Stable Challenge! Don't miss your chance to put your horsemanship knowledge to the test!

Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, the quiz offers participants a chance to qualify for the in-person HQC Nationals.

The program is free and runs from February 1 to September 1. 
QUICK QUIZ: Try your horsemanship knowledge, scroll to the bottom of eNews for the answer!
How many feet are in a six-stride line?
48
59
84
95
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program follows a tradition of successfully mentoring young riders under the guidance of legendary riders.

In 1984, a USET developing riders training session taught by Italian Olympian Piero d’Inzeo (center) featured future national and international grand prix stars (from left) Debbi Connor, Anne Kursinski, Leslie Burr Howard, Norman Dello Joio, Joan Scharffenberger, Eric Hasbrouck, Melanie Smith Taylor, Jeffery Welles, Katherine Burdsall, Hugh Mutch, and Louis Jacobs. These training sessions were held a few times a year, with riders chosen from regional selection trials overseen by USET coach Bertalan de Némethy.
Photo credit: USET
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HQC Quick Quiz answer: 84 feet
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