Part of a series of emails to our exhibitors in an effort to provide helpful information about their interaction with the show office and other staff at the show. If you have a particular question you would like addressed, please feel free to make a suggestion.
Have you paid the piper yet?
If you have not already done so, now is the time to renew your USEF, USHJA, State and League memberships. Most of this "paperwork" can be done online. Or you can do all these things at a horse show if you do not mind a bit of traditional paper work. There is generally a lag from the time you join/register with USEF/USHJA online or by mail and when we can verify the information.
There is a new one-time USHJA horse registration fee unless you had a life-time USEF horse recording prior to December 1st. If you had a Lifetime Horse Recording with USEF, your number is automatically an USHJA horse registration number. If you had an Annual Recording or a Horse ID, while the number stays the same, the status must be updated to an USHJA registration by the payment of the one-time $30.00 fee. We don't like it, but we have to collect it. To receive national or zone horse-of-the-year points, your horse must be recorded with USEF and registered with USHJA.
Remember, beginning December 1 you CANNOT sign an affidavit for your membership so it is VERY IMPORTANT to bring your proof of renewal, pink copy of a membership form submitted at a horse show, or letter from USEF of your good standing. Furthermore, computers and internet connections can be fickle. We do not have a choice but to charge you $30 for USEF, $30 for USHJA and $30 for the horse number if you cannot provide the information. We do not want to do this. Also be aware that the per horse/per show USEF(drug) fee has been increased from $12 to $15 beginning with shows starting on or after December 1. This fee must be paid by all entries except those limited to Academy Classes.
Lastly, we want to remind you to review the 2009 Zone Specifications. We have included the links to Zone 3 and Zone 4, the areas where we offer horse shows. All zones can be found via www.ushja.org.