USHJA Zone 9 Town Hall is Tomorrow
Join us for a USHJA Zone 9 Town Hall with USHJA President Mary Babick Thursday, June 22!

The Town Hall will be held after the last class of the day at the Alpine Preview Horse Show at Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, Washington.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear about the upcoming microchipping requirement, sport integrity and more!

Please note another town hall with Mary Babick is planned for July 20 during the Oregon High Desert Classic I in Bend, Oregon.

For the latest information on USHJA town halls, visit
Apply by September 26 for USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships

It's not too late to apply to have your points count toward qualifying for the USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships! 

National Sunshine Series II  
November 10-12, 2017 
Thermal, California
Application Deadline and Points Lock: September 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
The Zone 9 Welcome Wagon  Coming to a Show Near You!
Zone 9 Welcome Wagon
Have you had a chance to check out the Zone 9 Welcome Wagon? Representatives from Zone 9 have been out and about at local shows to provide members and non-members with information about USHJA Zone 9 and all the programs that we have to offer! 

If you haven't had a chance to check out the Welcome Wagon, there will be one July 18-23 at Oregon High Desert Classic in Bend. 
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 22 USHJA Town Hall with Mary Babick
Alpine Preview, Washington State Horse Park, Cle Elum, Wash. 
Click for more info
July 17 Entry deadline for USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm Click for more info
July 18-23 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter West Regional Championships, Oregon High Desert Classic I, Bend, Ore.  Click for more info
July 20 USHJA Town Hall with Mary Babick 
Oregon High Desert Classic I, J Bar J Ranch Bend, Bend, OR
Click for more info
July 27 Ask the Judges Clinic, Oregon High Desert Classic II, J Bar J Boys Ranch, Bend, Ore. 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. 30-Sept. 3 Zone 9 HOTY Championships-Jumper, Northwest Spectacular, Wilsonville, Ore.  Click for more info
Sept. 13-17 Zone 9 HOTY Championships-Hunter, Northwest Autumn Classic, Monroe, Wash.  Click for more info
Sept. 15 Ask the Judges Clinic, Northwest Autumn Classic, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, Wash.  Click for more info
Sept. 26 Application deadline and points lock for USHJA Zones 9 & 10 Jumper Team Championships Click for more info

Click here  for the Zone 9 calendar of events.
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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