July 2021 - 2021 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge is Open

courtesy of USHJA News

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association invites equestrians of all ages to put their horsemanship knowledge to the test in the 2021 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge.

The 30-day online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win great prizes.

“The Stable Challenge allows equestrians of all ages and skill levels to take their knowledge to the next level,” said Mary Knowlton, president of the USHJA. “We’re excited to see how trainers and stable communities come together to encourage horsemanship and learn more about the sport.”

The USHJA Stable Challenge was created to engage a trainer’s entire barn as a team and encourage horsemanship. At least three students per trainer are required to complete the online USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Practice Quiz at ushja.org/HQC between June 15 and July 15 for their barn to be eligible to win.

At the end of the 30-day challenge, the three top scores under each trainer will be averaged to provide an overall score. Participants do not need to be USHJA members to take the HQC Practice Quiz, and they can take the HQC Practice Quiz as many times as they’d like during the 30-day window to improve their Stable Challenge scores.

Blue Star Farms hosted Horsemanship Camp to prepare for the USHJA Stable Challenge. Photo provided by Kristin Jacob

In addition, the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is also open to adults, so members of all ages can earn bonus points for their team when they take the official Horsemanship Quiz Challenge. Participants who take the Level One and Level Two HQC quizzes will receive 10 bonus points for each level they complete with a passing score. Those points are then added to their individual score. In the event of a tie, a fourth score will be added to the average. Participants who have already taken the Level One and Level Two quizzes will automatically receive those bonus points when they take the Practice Quiz and list their trainer’s name.

The highest scoring trainer in each USHJA zone wins a unique trainer-inspired award package designed to benefit the entire barn, which includes a gift card from Nutrena, a Shapley’s gift set, prizes from USHJA and additional awards from USHJA sponsors. The highest scoring trainer overall will also receive an Essex Classics shirt.

The trainer, coach or riding instructor of a participating barn must be a current USHJA member and be declared professional with US Equestrian in order to be eligible to win the barn prize pack. For each score to count toward a trainer’s average, the trainer’s name must be listed in the HQC Practice Quiz field.

For more information about the Stable Challenge, visit www.ushja.org/stablechallenge. For more information about the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, visit www.ushja.org/HQC.