Join Us For Spring Nationals | Entries Due March 22nd

by WSHJA Shows February 21, 2013 in Shows

The Spring National Show Circuit | Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
 

Spring National Inaugural | April 3-7th |  USEF Hunter Rated “A”

Spring National Hunter | April 9-14th | USEF Hunter Rated “AA”
                 A World Champion Hunter Rider Show

Spring National Jumper | April 17-21 | USEF Jumper 2 star

 

All the hospitality and competitive spirit you’ve come to know at a WSHJA show.
• Over $35,000 in prize money. Plus add backs in jumper classes
• Top judges and course designers
• Sponsor hosted special event parties before all main events including the USHJA National Hunter Derbies and the $10,000 Spring National 1.40m Grand Prix
• Lots of classes for every level of rider
• Several new Jumper classes including 1.05m Pony Jumpers, $2,000 1.20m NW Mini Prix, $1,5001.25m Open Speed Class and $1,500 1.10 Adult Amateur/Childrens Jumper Classic
• Food Trucks, Food Trucks, Food Trucks
• Warm hospitality at the Pilchuck Welcome Center Satellite TV, free snacks, Wi-Fi and fireside lounge. Free entry to all exhibitors, trainers & guests.

 

 Prize lists for the Spring Nationals Show Circuit have been mailed to members. Entries due March 13, 2013.

More information, downloadable prize list and entry forms now available .

 

 

WSHJA Benefit Tack Consignment Sale Is Back For 2013!

by WSHJA Member Services February 21, 2013 in Announcements, Shows

Whether you have owned a horse for 5 weeks or 5 years, you probably have several items of tack that you bought and just haven’t used. This is your opportunity to find those items a new home, free up some cash and buy tack you can use! Come and shop for great bargains as we build up the inventory. We are at the shows, so bring your horse over and try it on before you buy!

Bring your bridles, bits, girths, martingales, blankets, halters, leather goods, equipment, etc. to the show and drop them off (If you have a single item over 50 lbs, please check first via email.) We are excluding saddles and clothes for the sale this year. When you come to the show, be sure to stop by and check out the inventory. The WSHJA Tack Sale is “credit card only” for purchases.

The WSHJA Tack Sale booth will be staffed at all the WSHJA shows and you can drop off items to be sold and browse the items available. A consignment fee is paid to WSHJA based on how much you consign to be sold: if you consign over $500 in value, you pay 25% to WSHJA, if you consign $500 or less, you pay 35% to WSHJA. There is a one time admin fee of $50 to cover a share of the expenses: storage, transport, software, filing taxes, etc. You will receive a check for your items once all of them are sold or by 10/30/13, whichever is first. All unsold items will be donated to a charity unless you specify that you will pick the item up at October Classic (or by appt in Woodinville).

 

WSHJA Consignment Tack Sale

Dates

Times

Drop-off

WSHJA’s Spring National Inaugural

Sat/Sun

April 3-7

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Spring National Hunter

Sat/Sun

April 9-14

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Spring National Jumper

Fri/Sat/Sun

April 17-21

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Evergreen Classic

Thurs-Sun

August 7-11

9-5pm

Yes

WSHJA’s NW Autumn Classic

Fri/Sat/Sun

Sept 11-15th

9-3pm

--

WSHJA’s October Classic

Sat/Sun

Oct 10-13th

1-4pm

--

 

For consignments, please review and provide a signed copy of the consignment agreement & consignment items form at time of drop off.

WSHJA Tack Consignment Agreement.pdf

CONSIGNMENT TACK.pdf

Questions: email WSHJATackSale@gmail.com

WSHJA Honors Four Outstanding Individuals With The 2012 President's Cup Award

by WSHJA Member Services February 11, 2013 in Awards

The President's Cup Award is presented to an individual or individuals who contribution to WSHJA has made a significant impact on WSHJA achieving its goals and fulfilling its mission. WSHJA President Shelly Kerron had the pleasure of presenting four individuals with the 2012 President’s Cup Award. Every last one of them a tribute to the hunter jumper sport and to the WSHJA community.

 

MIKE AKERSZ1-0017e

Not a year passes without the sponsorship support of Olson’s Tack Shop. Through his unwavering commitment the sport and WSHJA, Mike has helped keep WSHJA going strong. And all of us looking good in the latest equestrian fashions. Thank you Mike for all your years of support.

Z1-0025eKATHERINE WADE-EASLEY

Whether its writing inspiring articles or reaching out to WSHJA friends through Facebook, Katherine’s words have informed, inspired, and energized  the membership. Thank you Katherine.

 

 MELODY GILMOREZ1-0018e

There are some volunteers that no matter what is asked of them, you can count on them to show up with a smile. Melody is just this kind of volunteer. Her list of contributions are too numerous to include, but WSHJA is indebted to her for many many volunteer hours. Thank you Melody.

 

WSHJA 2012 Annual Awards Banquet

BARBARA BAIRELE

When it comes to running a show office with efficacy and grace, Barbara is WSHJA’s shining star. One of WSHJA’s founding members, Barbara has championed WSHJA and its horse shows throughout the years and through many changes. Thank you Barb.

WSHJA Celebrates 60th Anniversary Awards With Lots Of Sparkle

by WSHJA Member Services February 2, 2013 in Awards

It was a festive and glittery evening for the recipients of WSHJA 2012 Annual Awards. The room filled with riders and their adoring fans (aka parents, grandparents, fellow barn mates, and longtime supporters of WSHJA) to celebrate not only this year’s award recipients but to remember many of the greats from a 60 year history.

There was a lot to celebrate. And many people to recognize. WSHJA presented 36 State Awards, 82 National Awards, 30 USHJA Zone 9 Awards. Plus WSHJA honored four President’s Cup Awards recipients, three Sportsmanship Award recipients and three USHJA Affiliate Equitation Awards for the WSHJA Good Seat & Hands Medal. That’s a lot of celebrating.

The whole evening was made possible through the generous contributions of our member volunteers. A huge thanks goes out to;

  • Our talented announcers Scott Trewin, Bo Masters and Trevor Peterson we made it through in record time. A full evening indeed, but with 129 awards to present what are you going to do. Our announcers kept it flowing, presenting each award with enthusiasm and good spirit throughout the night.
  • Karen Freywald and her well organized team of ribbon and prize presenters Kim Gilmore, Melody Gilmore, Amy Kosmos, Val Nelson, Stephanie Von Gortler, Diane Renihan.
  • Betsy Christianson, Gillian Baird, Peter Brandon and Grady Kerron for presenting all the perpetual trophies. Lauren Myers and Emily Hilton for handing out the USHJA Zone 9 trophies.
  • The whole stylish movie star worthy room is thanks to Lynn Trewin and her band of volunteers Laney Senyohl, Krista Taylor, Liza Taylor, Camille Brash, Kim Stuckens, Jennifer Sparks
  • Jessica Vania for the commemorative program that will surely be a keepsake for years to come. And to Gary Voth, Rory Wade-Easely, Bobbie Harder for the photo slideshows that reminded us all what great company we are in.
  • Pat Domine and all the donors and bidders who made the silent auction a success, raising $6200 in support of the WSHJA Scholarship Fund.
  • Nancy Lewis, Suzanne Hitz and Katie Seymour for handling 420 registrations with grace and efficiency.
  • The Katies for raising $1300 in the raffle. Katie Nubel of CWD for donating the bridle and reins.  Katie Sputh for her stellar ticket sales.

We also owe a great deal of thanks to the evening's sponsors. Clare Warren of Archway Equestrian for generously hosting the welcome bubbly. Dacels Jewelers for making it possible for WSHJA to give the beautifully engraved watches and pendants to our champions and reserve champions.


Our sincere apologies if we have forgotten to mention someone. The Annual Awards Banquet is only possible with the support of our members. We appreciate you all and hope you enjoyed the evening.

 

60th Awards Commemorative Program.pdf (7.21 mb)