Taylor, Gilmore Receive WSHJA Educational Scholarship

educational scholarship picKrista Taylor and Kimberly Gilmore each received a $750 Educational Scholarship—an opportunity presented to them in recognition of their many volunteer hours. The Educational Scholarship can be applied towards participating in riding clinics, attending classes on matters of horse welfare or other educational opportunities directed at improving one’s equitation or horsemanship skills.

To be eligible for the scholarship, members must complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours at a WSHJA activity.  At the annual members meeting, two names, one child/junior and one adult, will be drawn to receive the scholarship.

The Washington State Show Season Takes Off

by WSHJA Member Services April 17, 2013 in Shows

Blue Sky big jump

One of the founding principles of WSHJA is to ensure a vibrant show season with plenty of options for every level of rider and horse to compete in a fair and sanctioned competition in their home state.

As an Affiliate organization to the USEF & USHJA, WSHJA owns and presents six shows a year. As WSHJA is a non-profit member-based association, these six shows are presented for the benefit of the membership and hunter jumper community-at-large. All “profits” are put back into the association for future enhancements.

  • Spring National Inaugural | USEF “A” rated.
    Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
  • Spring National Hunter |USEF “AA” rated.
    A World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) show
    Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
  • Spring National Jumper | USEF 2*
    Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
  • Evergreen Classic | USEF “AA” rated. WCHR show Jumper Rated 4
    A World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) show 
    Remlinger Farm Carnation WA
  • Northwest Autumn Classic | USEF “AA” rated.  Jumper 2*
    A World Champion Hunter Rider (WHCR) show
    2013 Zone 9 HOTY Finals for Hunter Section
    Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
  • October Classic | USEF “C” rated. Jumper 2*
    Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA

Beyond the six WSHJA shows there are many more wonderful shows offered in Washington. All USEF-rated shows are recognized for WSHJA year-end awards.

  • Gold Creek Hunter Show Series (monthly) | USEF “B” and “C” rated | Gold Creek Equestrian Center Woodinville WA. Presented by Gold Creek Equestrian Center
  • LWSC Bridle Trails Classic (May) | USEF “C” rated | Bridle Trails State Park Kirkland WA
    Presented by Lake Washington Saddle Club
  • Pacific NW Hunter Jumper Show (May) | USEF “AA” rated | Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA. Presented by Snohomish County
  • Swiftwater Invitational (June) | USEF “A” rated | Washington Horse Park Cle Elum WA
    Presented by Cascade Horse Shows
  • Alpine Festival (June) | USEF “A” rated | Washington Horse Park Cle Elum WA
    Presented by Cascade Horse Shows
  • Washington Emerald Classic (July) | USEF “A” rated Jumper 2* | Donida Farm Auburn WA
    Presented by Jump-Off Horse Shows
  • Octoberfest Hunter Jumper (September) | USEF “B” rated Jumper 1*| Donida Farm Auburn WA
    Presented by Jump-Off Horse Shows

There are also many unrated Schooling and Fun shows offered through out the year, listed on the Show Calendar.