Apply for a College Scholarship by July 1!
Congratulations Zone 2 EAP Athletes Who Participated in Early Summer Training Sessions!
Congratulations to the following athletes who participated in early summer Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions!

Cazenovia College EAP Regional Training Session:
  • Gabrielle Baker, 19, Phoenix, N.Y. 
  • Kendra R Duggleby, 17, Cleveland, N.Y. 
  • Carlie Genecco, 16, Troy, N.Y. 
  • Eliza Gretok, 19, Woodward, Pa. 
  • Alexis Imburgia, 17, Pittsford, N.Y. 
  • Maggie Fraley, 16, White Haven, Pa. 
  • Sam Koeppel, 14, Mount Sinai, N.Y. 
Centenary University EAP Regional Training Session: 
  • Anabel Barnett, 15, Unionville, Pa. 
  • Rebecca Bender, 20, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
  • Prima Rose Bonaventura, 13, Swedesboro, N.J. 
  • Maura Cherny, 18, Cazenovia, N.Y. 
  • Ashley Delise, 16, Pittstown, N.J. 
  • Alexis C. Di Pasqua, 17, West Chester, Pa. 
  • Julianna Empie, 16, Chester Springs, Pa. 
  • Shannon Gillooly, 19, Hillsborough, N.J. 
  • Corina Grzib, 15, Lumberton, N.J. 
  • Melinda Hartman, 18, Flemington, N.J. 
  • Isabelle Heckler, 18, Colts Neck, N.J. 
  • Kendall  Kauffman, 17, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
  • Grace Kavulich, 16, Pennington, N.J. 
  • Danielle Sagliano, 20, Pleasant Valley, N.Y. 
  • Christina Samouhos, 20, Pittstown, N.J. 
  • Nina Shilling, 16, Brewster, N.Y. 
  • Jessica Smith, 18, Kinnelon, N.J. 
  • Paige Trzaskawka, 15, Medford, N.J. 
  • Erin Vieau, 20, Syracuse, N.Y. 
  • Alicia H. Weismann, 17, Southampton, N.J. 
  • Jake Parker Wymard, 16, Glen Rock, Pa.  
Cazenovia athletes. Photo credit Alina Brazzil/USHJA Archives
Geoff Teall instructs athletes at the Cazenovia Session. Photo credit: Alina Brazzil/USHJA Archives
EAP Athletes at Centenary University. Photo credit: Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives
Anne Kursinski instructs athletes at Centenary. Photo credit: Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives
Athletes at the Centenary session. Photo credit: Kate Cattani/USHJA Archives
Also, congratulations to  Gabrielle Baker,  Shannon Gillooly and  Jake Parker Wymard, who were all awarded EAP Grants to attend these sessions thanks to the USHJA Zone 2 Committee and the  USHJA Foundation. Elizabeth Summers also received an EAP Grant and will participate in a late summer EAP Regional Training Session. Click here to read more about the Cazenovia and Centenary sessions.

Stay tuned to see who participated in the late summer EAP Regional Training Sessions and to see who gets selected to participate in the EAP National Training Session, which will be November 9-12 at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College in Ohio. Click here for more information about EAP.
USHJA Town Hall Coming up July 8

Join us for a USHJA Zone 2 Town Hall with USHJA President Mary Babick!  

Where:  NJPHA Bonus Point Show at  Duncraven Stables ( 1300 Trenton-Hartbourton Rd., Titusville, N.J.)  

When: July 8 at 1 p.m. 

Don't miss the opportunity to joint the discussion and let your voice be heard!
Apply by August 7 for USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships

It's not too late to apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships! 

Princeton Show Jumping Fall I 
September 21-24, 2017 
Princeton, New Jersey
Application Deadline and Points Lock: August 7

Note our new deadline and APPLY!! This is your chance to get identified by sport leadership as part of the NEW USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider ProgramAll riders who applied and met the criteria at the time of the original application closing deadline of May 1 will be invited to the Championships.
Can You Answer These Questions?

1. True or false? When putting on a blanket, one should always buckle the chest straps first.

2. How many feet are in a six-stride line?
a. 48
b. 59
c. 84
d. 95

3. A horse has __ lumbar vertebrae?

To find out the answers, scroll to the bottom of this eNews! If horsemanship knowledge is important to you, check out the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by  The Plaid Horse HQC is a fun online quiz members 21 and younger can take for a chance to attend HQC Nationals and win prizes and scholarships to Lake Erie College.  Register here

USHJA Stable Challenge Is HERE!

Right now, USHJA invites members of ALL AGES to team up and put their horsemanship knowledge to the test in the 30-day USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge . One winning barn in each Zone will be awarded a great prize pack!

Take the Challenge today!

1. Gather your entire barn (at least three people must participate)

2. Study the guide

4. Enter your trainer's name (trainer must be a USHJA member)

5. Repeat!

Participants under the age of 21 can give their barn an edge by earning bonus points when they take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge. The winner from each zone will receive a fantastic prize pack for their trainer/barn thanks to USHJA sponsors  Charles OwenCWDEquestrian CoachProfessional's ChoicePerfect ProductsRood and Riddle Equine HospitalShapley'sStandlee and The Plaid Horse
Journey to the Championships
Caitlyn Shiels and Cassius, left, and Jenny Karazissis and Big Shot are two combinations preparing for the championships.  Photo credits: Alison Hartwell and Katie Aviv

Are you headed to the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive or USHJA International Hunter Derby championships? We invite all competitors to share their story with us by posting their photos and stories in social media using the hashtags #GoForGreen and #DestinationDerby , respectively, or email stories here.  
Nominate Someone Deserving Today!
USHJA Awards Trophies. Photo credit Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives

Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition? Check out our member-nominated awards, and fill out a nomination form to recognize someone for their contributions to our sport!

Award Description Deadline
Recognizes Amateur Owners and Adult Amateurs who exhibit excellence and integrity by supporting fellow competitors and volunteering their time. July 31 
Lifetime Achievement Award Honors members whose lifelong involvement in the sport and with USHJA has benefited the industry. July 31
Jane Marshall Dillon Award Recognizes an individual who has devoted his/her life to teaching and mentoring riders beginning their education in the sport.  July 31
Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award Honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the sport through continued dedication and support.  July 31
USHJA Youth Leadership Award Identifies potential future leaders in the equine industry, while recognizing youth for their achievements. Sept. 1
USEF Youth Sportsman's Award USHJA nominates one member for this award, which is presented annually to a USEF member under 18 who exemplifies sportsmanship. Sept. 1
Vital Horse Show Staff Award Recognizes two committed horse show staff members (one from each coast) who often work behind the scenes but are essential to the success of horse shows.  Oct. 5
Upcoming Clinics in Zone 2
Aug. 26-27
Susan Homan Show Stables
Bellefonte, Pa.

Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel
Julie Winkel Clinic
October 7-8
Hi Acre Stables
New Alexandria, Pa.

Click here to view other upcoming clinics in the Directory of Clinics. If you have a clinic you'd like to be included in the directory, click here for more information.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
July 1 Deadline to apply for a Zone 2 College Scholarship Click for more info
July 8 USHJA Town Hall at the NJPHA Bonus Point Show at Duncraven Stables, Titusville, N.J.  Click for more info
July 15 USHJA HQC Stable Challenge ends Click for more info
July 17 Entries close for USEF Pony Finals, presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Click for more info
July 31 Deadline to nominates someone for the following awards:
  • Amateur Sportsmanship Award
  • Jane Marshall Dillon Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award
Click for more info
Aug. 7 Application deadline and points lock for the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships Click for more info
Aug. 11-13 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter North Regional Championships, Crete, Ill.  Click for more info
Sept. 21-24 USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Jumper Team Championships, Princeton Show Jumping Fall I, Princeton, N.J.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 2 calendar of events.
Have an interesting story to share? Know a member who deserves to be recognized? Email stories  here for possible inclusion in a future Zone eNews Update!
Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.

Official USHJA Sponsors

Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners

HQC Answers:
1. True
2. c. 84 feet
3. Six

How did you do? Click here to register to take the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse!
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