Good Luck to Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter South Regional Championships Competitors!
Congratulations and good luck to the Zone 4 members who will be participating in the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter South Regional Championships, presented by SmartPak, June 21-25 at Atlanta Summer Classic II in Conyers, Georgia!  Click here to view the Championships program for rider bios and more information!

Zone 4 Adult Amateur Competitors
  • Allyson Baros-Kabler, Alachua, Fla.
  • Addison Bihm, Germantown, Tenn.
  • Barbara Britt, High Springs, Fla.
  • Caroline Carr, Tampa, Fla.
  • Heather Conder, Camden, S.C.
  • Lucy Heaton, Clarksdale, Miss.
  • Heather Hooker, Wellington, Fla.
  • Liz Hudspeth, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Samantha Kench, Milton, Ga.
  • Samantha Kramig, Wellington, Fla.
  • Leigh McDonald, Eads, Tenn.
  • Kimberly Middlebrooks, Panama City, Fla.
  • Emily Mitzel, Tampa, Fla.
  • Wendy Rice, Lutz, Fla.
  • Amelia Stone, Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • Kelly Thumel Frohsin, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Laura Tison, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Margaret Weaver, Hickory Valley, Tenn.
Zone 4 Children's Competitors 
  • Addison Benio, Marietta, Ga.
  • Kat Fuqua, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Katherine Habeeb, Mountain Brk., Ala.
  • Victoria Herran, Miami, Fla.
  • Madison Hill, Germantown, Tenn.
  • Campbell Key, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Katie Kittrell, Madison, Ga.
  • Alexandra Kozel, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Sara White, Pinecrest, Fla. 
What's Your Horsemanship IQ?

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
Congratulations Zone 4 EAP Athletes Who Participated in Early Summer Training Sessions!
Congratulations to Zone 4 athletes who were selected to participate in early summer Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Sessions!

  • Hallie Rush, 13, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
Georgia International Horse Park EAP Regional Training Session hosted by Bob Bell and The Classic Company
  • Yasmeen Asfoor, 14, Oviedo, Fla. 
  • Johannah Bell, 18, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Shanna Beyer, 19, Collierville, Tenn. 
  • Austin Cumming, 14, Madison, Ga. 
  • Isabella Durnell, 13, Suwanee, Ga. 
  • Camryn Halley, 14, Oviedo, Fla. 
  • Abigail Holloway, 15, Eatonton, Ga. 
  • Caitlin Hooper, 16, Canton, Ga.
  • Hope King, 15, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
  • Logan Landfried, 17, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Lauren Lomel, 16, Ocala, Fla. 
  • Lizzy McCrady, 15, Marietta, Ga. 
  • Brooke Pearson, 15, Lithia, Fla. 
  • Virginia Stearns, 17, Watkinsville, Ga. 
  • Julia Tait, 16, Marietta, Ga. 
  • Anna Tootle, 17, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Madeline Vorhies, 15, Canton, Ga. 
  • Hannah Bentz, 19, Boca Raton, Fla.
Athletes at the Cazenovia session. Photo credit: Alina Brazzil/USHJA Archives
Athletes at the Georgia session. Photo credit: Louise Taylor/USHJA Archives
EAP Athletes at the World Equestrian Center session. Photo credit: Kristin Rover/USHJA Archives.

Also, congratulations to Zone 4's  Yasmeen Asfoor, Johanna Bell, Hannah Bentz, Shanna Beyer, Hallie Rush and Anna Tootle , who were all awarded an EAP Grant thanks to USHJA Zone 4 and  USHJA Foundation

Stay tuned to see who is participating 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.
Apply for USHJA Zones 3 & 4  Jumper Team Championships  by July 10

It's not too late to apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships! 

Constitution Classic
August 25-27, 2017 
Culpeper, Virginia
Application Deadline and Points Lock: July 10

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.
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

Zone 4's Kristy Herrera could be back at the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships this year with Miss Lucy!  Read more about her story.

Are you headed to the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive or 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. Stay tuned as we follow these riders, and more, as they prepare for the championships!
Try a Handy Hunter Classic for FREE!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classics! The Handy Hunter Classics were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Entries are FREE! Upcoming classics:

July 18-20
Camp Fox Lea
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.
July 23-26
Plain Brown Wrapper
Fox Lea Farm
Venice, Fla.

For the full list of Handy Hunter Classics, click 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 4
George Morris Clinics
South Carolina Equine Park
Camden, S.C.
Trainer Certification Program Clinic
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Ala.

Dec. 16-18
Blackjack Farms
Birmingham, Ala.

Click here for the directory of clinics. For more information on getting a clinic listed on the directory, click here
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
June 21-25 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter South Regional Championships, Atlanta Summer Classic II, Conyers, Ga.  Click for more info
July 10 Application deadline and points lock for USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships Click for more info
July 17 Entry deadline for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Click for more info
July 18-29 Handy Hunter Classic, Camp Fox Lea, Venice, Fla.  Click for more info
July 23-26 Handy Hunter Classic, Plain Brown Wrapper, Venice, Fla.  Click for more info
July 31 Deadline to nominate 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. 25-27 USHJA Zones 3 & 4 Jumper Team Championships, Constitution Classic, Culpeper, Va.  Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 4 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

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