January Zone 9 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 9 member! Mark your calendar for 2019 championships, catch up on the latest sport news and see what is coming up in our zone!
Dates and locations announced for 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup and Eq Championships
Dates and locations for the 2019 Zone HOTY, Stirrup Cup and Equitation championships have been announced!

Zone 9 Equitation Championship
August 28-September 1
Northwest Spectacular
Wilsonville, Ore.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Jumper Championship
August 28-September 1
Northwest Spectacular
Wilsonville, Ore.

Zone 9 Stirrup Cup Championship
September 7-8
Cascade Finals
Cle Elum, Wash.

Zone 9 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship
September 11-15
Northwest Autumn Classic
Monroe, Wash.
Zone 9 members participate in USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West
Congratulations to Zone 9 members Sydney Mondorf and Rachel Long, who participated in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic - West Coast January 16-20 in Thermal, California! 
Applications open for USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships! 
Applications are now open for the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak!

The Championships for Zones 9 & 10 will be November 6-10 at HITS National Sunshine Series II in Thermal, California.

The qualifying period is September 8, 2018 - September 7, 2019. Click below to apply by September 7 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
Applications open for USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships!  
Applications are now open for the USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships!
 
The Championships will be held at National Sunshine Series II, Thermal, CA, November 5-10, 2019 !
 
The qualifying period is Nov. 12, 2018-Sept. 23, 2019 . Click below to apply by Sept. 23 to have your points count toward qualifying this year!
 
Enroll in the Green Hunter Incentive and International Hunter Derby Programs before the price goes up!
More Green for Green Hunters: More than $2.6 million paid out!
Three ways to earn great prize money for your 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9" Green Hunter:
  1. Enter a USHJA Green Incentive Stake class at a competition near you
  2. Participate in one of five Regional Championships (NOTE: Northwest Championship, Oregon High Desert Classic 2, July 24–28, 2019, Bend, Oregon)
  3. Participate in the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship
 
Horses must be enrolled to participate and recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA. Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1 and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. For more information visit ushja.org/greenincentive .
 
2019 Derby Goals: More than $12.7 million paid out!
If you have the Championships on your list of goals for this competition year, enroll today and save! Enroll in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program to be eligible for inclusion on regional and national money won tracking lists and to participate in the 2019 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
 
Enrollment fee is $350 through Feb. 1, and increases to $550 on Feb. 2. Horses must be recorded with the USEF and registered with the USHJA to participate. For information, visit ushja.org/IHD .
Sport History: Fun facts from the USHJA Wheeler Museum!
Do you know why an “oxer” is called an “oxer”? 

The name came from the practice of putting parallel rails on either side of a hedge to keep oxen from damaging natural hedges.

In the early day of foxhunting, riders jumped these hedges and rails as they followed the hounds, and those obstacles became known as oxers.

An authentic example of an oxer is still seen at Hickstead in England. Modern-day oxers can be any kind of jump with parallel rails, but the back element can only have one rail.
A “true” oxer at Hickstead.
Photo credit: Rex Coleman
Don't miss these great opportunities!
Applications are open for the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gates Farm and the $25,000 Hamel Family Scholarship for Further Education. Read more.
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Photos: Rachel Sowinski, Marketing4Equestrians, Tricia Booker, Shawn McMillen Photography, Rex Coleman, Jump Media.
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