2016 Horsemanship Challenge a Fun, Educational Competition for Barns

Lexington, KY —– June 9, 2016 —– The United States Hunter Jumper Association invites equestrians of all ages to get teams together and start studying because the USHJA Horsemanship Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse, returns June 15.

Also known as “The Stable Challenge”, the event is an opportunity for juniors and amateurs along with their trainers to come together at their barn and put their horsemanship knowledge to the test.

“Horsemanship is the foundation to being a great equestrian,” said Kevin Price, executive director of USHJA. “Each year the Stable Challenge creates a fun, exciting way to bring barns together and put their horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance at great prizes.”

The challenge is meant to engage a trainer’s entire barn. At least three students per trainer must complete the online HQC practice quiz at www.ushja.org/HQC June 15-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. In the event of a tie, the fourth highest score for that trainer’s barn will be added to the average.

The highest scoring trainer per zone wins a unique trainer-inspired award package that includes a helmet from Charles Owen, a one-year membership to Equestriancoach.com, a grooming bucket with supplies from Shapley’s, samples from Perfect Products, a gift from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, a one-year subscription to The Plaid Horse, a pair of pro performance horse boots from Professional’s Choice and a discount from Standlee Hay Company.

Trainers whose barn wishes to participate must be current USHJA members and be declared professional with USEF in order to be eligible to win. For each score to count toward a trainer’s average, the trainer must be listed in the practice quiz field. Participants may take the test as many times as they would like.

For more information about the Stable Challenge, visit www.ushja.org/stablechallenge.