Apply for the Zone 6 College Scholarship by July 1
Good Luck to Ch/AA Hunter Central Regional Championships Competitors!
Congratulations and good luck to Zone 6 members participating in the Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Central Regional Championships, presented by SmartPak, July 12-16 at GO Show in Oklahoma City. 

Zone 6 Adult Amateur Competitors                
  • Lindsay Vail, White Bear Lake, Minn. 
Zone 6 Children's Competitors
  • Amelia Batson, Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Kelsay Brown, Omaha, Neb.
  • Zoe Lampert, Lake Elmo, Minn.
  • Lydia Soucie, Lincoln, Neb.
  • Caroline Uffelmann, Blair, Neb.
Application Deadline for Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships is June 26!

It's your last chance to apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships! 

Showplace End of Summer
August 11-13, 2017
Crete, Illinois
Application deadline and points lock: June 26

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.
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
Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges Are FREE!
Mark your calendars for upcoming Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges! The Handy Hunter Challenges were designed to test the handiness of horse and rider in a fun series of classes at your local horse shows. Entry for the Handy Hunter is free for Zone 6 members!  Click here for more info.

Date Show City/State
July 26-30 Valley Park Horse Show Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 2-6 Two Rivers Summer Festival I Cumming, Iowa
Aug. 9-13 Two Rivers Summer Festival II Cumming, Iowa
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 End of Summer at Quail Run Elkhorn, Neb. 
Sept. 6-10 Indian Summer in Elkhorn Elkhorn, Neb. 
Sept. 13-17 Mid States Fall Mason City, Iowa

Click here for the full list of Zone 6 Handy Hunter Challenges!
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
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/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, or email stories here.  
Important Dates and Deadlines
Don't miss out on exciting upcoming USHJA programs, events and opportunities: 

Date Event Additional Information
June 26 Application deadline and points lock for USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships Click for more info
July 1 Deadline to apply for the Zone 6 College Scholarship Click to apply
July 12-16 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Central Regional Championships, GO Show, Oklahoma City, Okla.  Click for more info
July 17 Entry deadline for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Click for more info
July 26-30 Handy Hunter Challenge, Valley Park Horse Show, Des Moines, Iowa Click for more info
July 31 Deadline to nominate someone for the following awards
  • Amateur Sportsmanship Award
  • Jane Marshal Dillon Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award
Click for more info
Aug. 2-6 Handy Hunter Challenge, Two Rivers Summer Festival I, Cumming, Iowa Click for more info
Aug. 9-13 Zone 6 HOTY Jumper Championship  Click for more info
Aug. 11-13 USHJA Zones 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships, Crete, Ill.  Click for more info
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Handy Hunter Challenge, End of Summer at Quail Run, Elkhorn, Neb.  Click for more info
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Zone 6 Stirrup Cup Championship Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 6 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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