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Application Deadline Approaching for 2018 Vital Horse Show Staff Award

This wonderful award recognizes two horse show staff members (one from each coast) for their behind the scenes work to make horse shows successful. CHJA and Zone 8 are filled with dedicated and passionate horse show staff, so who will you nominate? Hurry, the deadline is October 5th! Learn more HERE.

USHJA Zone 7 & 8 Team, Individual Jumper and Hunter Championships Held at Colorado Horse Park 

Top Junior and Adult jumper riders from Zone 7 and Zone 8 competed in both Team and Individual Jumper and Hunter Championships at Colorado Horse Park from June 28th-July 1st. For more information and results from the jumper event, please click HERE. For more information on the hunter event, as well as results, please click HERE.

2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athlete’s Program Regional Training Session Held at Colorado Horse Park

From July 31st thru August 4th, the EAP Regional Training Session for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athlete’s Program was held at Colorado Horse Park. Sixteen U-25 riders were selected to participate in the training session led by Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder. The Plaid Horse Magazine offered an informative overview of the training session HERE.

New Features and Format at 2018 USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals

USHJA recently announced changes to the head-to-head based competition known as the WCHR Pro Finals, held each year at The Capital Challenge Horse Show. Starting in 2018, the class will now feature a “Playoff” format, a possible wild card spot, as well as the top four riders from the first 2 rounds facing off in a Final Four competition. Additionally, $10,000 in prize money will be awarded. To learn more about these exciting changes, please click HERE.

Changes Made to USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal for 2019 Competition Year

Recently, USHJA announced changes for the 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal taking effect on August 2, 2018 for the 2019 competition year. Point tracking will now be aligned with the Jumping Seat Medal Finals, with a qualification period of August 2nd of one competition year to August 1st of the following competition year. New restrictions on eligibility have also been implemented, and a flat phase will now be offered. Finally, the number of points needed to qualify for the USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Finals on both the East and West Coasts has now been raised to 15 or more points. For more information on these changes, and on the USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal, please click HERE.


USEF Releases New FAQ Section for SafeSport

For more information and to review the FAQs, please click HERE.


FEI TV Features Meditation Techniques to Help Your Ride

Recently, Ali Divita and Mari Inouye were featured on FEI TV to discuss and demonstrate how meditation techniques can help you relax and focus on your riding. To watch their video, please click HERE.

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