Dianne Johnson Renews Contract for 2014 Season

by WSHJA Member Services October 22, 2013 in Shows

dianne johnsonWSHJA is pleased to announce that Dianne Johnson has renewed her contract as show manager for the all of WSHJA’s shows next year including the Spring National Series, Evergreen Classic, Northwest Autumn Classic and October Classic.

Dianne Johnson is a founding member of WSHJA and continues to this day to give back to the sport—graciously offering her experience, uncompromising organizational skills and lifelong passion for the sport to help the industry and WSHJA shows flourish.

Congratulations Parkside Riders On Your Impressive Showing At HITS Thermal I-III

by WSHJA Member Services March 20, 2013 in Shows, Awards

Parkside Stables Takes Home 5 Mid Circuit Awards From HITS Thermal 

Hurricane | Allison Talbot  Mid Circuit Champion Level 3 Jumper
Odyssey | Catherine Guyman Mid Circuit Champion Modified Child Hunter 2’6”
Perfection | Marielle Fries Mid Circuit Champion Thermal Hunter 2’3”
Mid Circuit Champion Modified Child Hunter 2’6”
Cantalupo | Pattie Sciola Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Thermal Adult Hunter 2’3”
Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Modified Adult Hunter 2’6”
Royal Tuscany | Grace Pearson Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Children’s Hunter Pony

HITS Thermal Show Champions Weeks I – III

Ferrari | Shalini Singh HITS I – Champion Children’s Jumper 16-17
Celano | Mackenzie Audino HITS I – Reserve Champion Adult Equitation 18-35
Game On | Catherine Guyman HITS I – Reserve Champion Children Jumper 1.00m
My Lucky Star |Olivia Brandon HITS I - Reserve Champion Small Schooling Pony
Story Book | Alia Pappas HITS I – Champion Adult Jumper 1.00m
HITS II – Reserve Champion Adult Jumper 18-35
Stone’s Benchmark | Nicole Lamp HITS II – Champion Short Stirrup Equitation Horse
Zorro | Catherine Guyman HITS II – Champion Junior Limit Equitation

Parkside Stables is located in Bellevue, WA. Trainers | Anne Selinger and Jodie Davis

An Impressive Showing at the NW Autumn Classic

by WSHJA Shows September 17, 2012 in Shows

 A wonderful show with lots of  winning spirit shown by all! Here are just some of the highlights.

The NWAC Grand Prix 1.30m was fast and then some. Congratulations to all 24 who participated. Thanks for an exciting performance.

  1      Lolita        Margie Gass       Megan Jordan

  2      Zico 13     Tammy Chipko    Tammy Chipko

  3      Atlantis     Venture Inv.         Megan Jordan

  4      Caspar T  Cara Anthony       Cara Anthony

  5      Valentina  Tia Carr                Morgan Carr

  6      Musketeer Blue Meadows     Kaylee Cox

  7      Top Shelf  Margie Gass        Megan Jordan

  8      Oz 42        Lindsay Uyesugi  Lindsay Uyesugi

 
Equitation at its finest was demonstrated by all riders in the Region 7 NW Aspca Maclay Regional Finals 3'6" 

CHAMPION  Sara Nordstrom  Trainer John Turner

RSV CHAMPION Ali Cornish    Trainer Jeff Cook

3 Lauren Myers

4 Mackenzie Audino

5 Brittyn Niemi

6 Jocelyn Evans

7 Kendall Pedigo

8 Claire Doty

9 Natalie Hill

10 Vivian Keller

11 Avery Worthington

12 Nicole Musser

 

WSHJA Good Seat & Hands Finals 3'-3'6"

CHAMPION Natalie Hill

RSV CHAMPION Sara Smith

3 Taylor Kungle

4 Katie Sputh

5 Hannah Weaver

6 Michaila Forte

7 Lisa Williams

8 Katie Gwiazdon

 

WSHJA Good Seat & Hands Finals 3' 
CHAMPION   Annaliese Fries
RSV CHAMPION  Terry Garfield

3 Olivia Cerino

4 Stephanie Yerigan

5 Lauren Mamaghani

6 Tara Heffernan

7 Catherine Guyman

8 Marissa Manzanares

 

Ariat Natl Adult Medal Regional Finals 3'
CHAMPION      Gwen Mccaw
RSV CHAMPION  Sue Macintosh

3 Luann Berman

4 Margo Saunders

5 Patty Osberg

6 Kristi Zimbelman

7 Leah Raphael

 

Taylor Harris Childrens Medal Regional Finals 3'
CHAMPION   Samantha Smith
RSV CHAMPION  Olivia Cerino

3 Terry Garfield

4 Annaliese Fries

5 Jennifer Gates

6 Rylie Porter

7 Catherine Guyman

8 Lauren Mamaghani


USHJA Natl Htr Derby 3'-3'3"-3'5"
1 The Cellist  Heidi Seidelhuber  Nancy Free

2 Avant  Jocelyn Krabbenschmidt  Sara Smith

3 By The Bay  Christy Larson  Shannon Hendrickson

4 Papiro  Karen Badgley  Sara Smith

5 Fleetstreet  Lisa Williams  Lisa Williams

6 Simplicity  Leslie Thornton  Corene Smith

7 Bayardo  Fern Ridge Farm  Samantha Smith

8 Lexington  Sue Macintosh  Sue Macintosh
 

For a complete listing of results including Zone 9 Finals & Championship placings please check results at horseshowtime.com (nwac) and/or USHJA.org

 

 We Sure Hope You Enjoyed The Show!

Evergreen Classic Footing In Good Hands

by Katherine Wade-Easley June 1, 2012 in Shows

When deciding which horse show is a favorite, everyone has a different priority– which one has the most prize money, the best exhibitor parties or the coolest prizes. But when it comes to picking which horse show is the best one for your horse, Trainers, Exhibitors and Owners alike all have the same priority; footing.

Everyone loves the beautiful setting  of the Remlinger Farm’s Equestrian Park; Mount Rainer off in the distance, the grass fields and trees for as far as the eye can see. But getting the footing right has posed a challenge over the years. The WSHJA and Show Manager, Dianne Johnson, knew that the footing had to be addressed in order to make this show a win for riders and horses. With that in mind, Hans Van Meenen was hired to make it work.

For those of you unfamiliar with Hans, a drive down to Bend, OR and a trip around the grass fields at the Oregon High Desert Classic horse show will give you an idea of why the WSHJA chose Hans to be their man. With beautifully groomed fields that last for two weeks of horse showing in both heat and wet, Hans has proven his skills with grass as he developed a scruffy blackberry field into a beautiful hunter/jumper show.  More...

2012 Evergreen Classic: A Message From the Board

by WSHJA Shows April 26, 2012 in Announcements, Shows

For 2012 there are significant changes for the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show.  The WSHJA Board of Directors would like to share the following message regarding these changes and the investments being made on behalf of the membership:


Show season is upon us, and, once again, WSHJA is proud to bring you the 2012 Spring National Show Circuit, the Northwest Autumn Classic and the October Classic. We hope that you enjoyed these shows last year and we look forward to bringing you another year filled with worthy competition, wonderful hospitality and a winning spirit.

This year, WSHJA is hosting the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show for the first time in several years. The Evergreen Classic has a 30+ year history in the Pacific Northwest as our premier horse show, providing the opportunity to show on the grass and giving us the chance to all come together and celebrate with parties under the tents, fantastic hunter derby events and a challenging Grand Prix.  We have hired Dianne Johnson as the Show Manager; we are excited to see Dianne in action as she puts together another fantastic show for the WSHJA community.

Previously, there has been some concern in regard to the condition of the footing of this show since it’s been held at the Remlinger grounds in Carnation. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the footing will be safe and suitable for our horses. Along those lines, we have hired Hans Van Meenen to assess the footing and give us a plan for the year which we are implementing immediately. Hans is extremely well respected in the field of show grounds footing. He is responsible for the grounds at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal California and others in both the US and Canada. Hans has assured us that he will be bringing his vast wealth of knowledge to our show – giving us the ability to not only improve the footing for this year, but to continue to care for it so that it flourishes in the following years – providing us with a continued investment in the future of The Classic. The Evergreen Classic is a show with a long history in Washington State, and we, as a board, are excited about continuing the legacy of this horse show.  We want to communicate to you, our members, that we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make this show a wonderful experience for all.

For those of you who want this show to be a success as much as we do, we need your help! We are pulling everything together, but we need YOU! We are looking for sponsors, of all levels, to help with the show effort. And we need all kinds of volunteers. In order for The Classic to be the show that we all want it to be, we must come together as a community and work toward that goal. We hope that, by stating our commitment to you, you too, will find yourself willing to help in whatever way possible to ensure The Evergreen Classic reaches the high standards we have all come to look for in this top rated show.

There are many ways to get involved. Please take a moment to look through the sponsorship opportunity documents and the volunteer opportunity document.

Evergreen Classic Sponsorship Listing 

Evergreen Classic Sponsor Donation In-Kind List

Evergreen Classic Volunteer Opportunities

We look forward to working with you. And thank you in advance for your support of the Evergreen Classic.

The WSHJA Board of Directors

 

2012 Evergreen Classic Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

by WSHJA Shows April 18, 2012 in Shows


WSHJA is pleased to announce that it is now accepting sponsorship reservations for the 2012 Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show.

The Evergreen Classic is the premier hunter jumper equestrian event in the state of Washington. Featuring the top hunter jumper horses and riders in the region, this show benefits deserving charities each year. Don't miss this opportunity to expose your brand  to a highly targeted audience at this exceptional event!

Sponsorship details and more informaion is available here:

 An overview of all WSHJA sponsorship opportunities and benefits can be viewed here

2012 WSHJA Horse Show Dates Announced

by WSHJA Member Services November 4, 2011 in Shows

WSHJA is pleased to announce its horse show lineup for the 2012 show season:

Spring Nationals Show Series

Evergreen Equestrian Center, Monroe WA

Spring National Inaugural April 4-8th, 2012

Spring National Hunter April 10-15th, 2012

Spring National Jumper April 18-22nd, 2012

Evergreen Classic

Remlinger Equestrian Park, Carnation WA

Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show August 8-12th, 2012

Fall Classic Show Series

Evergreen Equestrian Center, Monroe WA

Northwest Autumn Classic September 12-16th, 2012

October Classic  October 11-14th, 2012

For more than 30 years, WSHJA has been presenting some of the finest Hunter and Jumper shows in the Pacific Northwest. Our premier USEF-rated horse shows offer fun and thrilling competition for beginners and Grand Prix riders alike, and often provide unique skill-building opportunities through clinics and special events. Our distinctive shows feature beautifully designed courses, wonderful prizes and amenities, and an increasing emphasis on exhibitor and spectator-friendliness.

WSHJA is a non-profit member-run association, reliant on the generosity of its sponsors, the charitable contributions of its volunteers and the participation of the hunter jumper community at large to make the show go on! WSHJA is one of the very few USHJA Affiliate Associations in the country to hold its own competitions. All “profits” earned from the shows WSHJA presents are reinvested back into the organization, except when the show is a benefit show, to enhance its offerings to the WSHJA membership and the hunter jumper community as a whole.

First Rule In Winning: You’ve Got To Show Up

by WSHJA Member Services September 15, 2011 in Membership, Shows

It’s the show season, and, as you walk into the show office at your first show, you realize you forgot to renew your WSHJA membership. Hastily you drop everything into the mail or even manage to go online and submit it that way– but the show has already started. What about your points? Do they count from the moment you mail it, or when you hit the submit button online? Now, thanks to your WSHJA board members, and member feedback, the policy is to back date your membership to the Monday of the week you submit your forms – this means your points for that show will count for the week and you are on your way to earning that Year End Division Championship.

Did you know that if there weren’t enough horses in the first class of your division, the rest of the division wouldn’t count for points? Not anymore! Because of membership involvement and the support of the board, this rule was changed and points were counted in all of the classes in which there were enough riders. (The USEF/USHJA enacted the same rule change)

At the Northwest Autumn Classic you’ll see all classes - hunters and jumpers – that are over a 1.10M competing only indoors. This is another change – brought about by member input, and made realistic by the WSHJA board and Horse Show Committee. Tickets for prizes – and a broader selection of prizes – were also based on membership input, as well as putting a cap on add/scratch fees at WSHJA shows. All of these were changes that the WSHJA hopes will continue to improve your showing experience, and all of them are changes that came about from someone in the community requesting them.

These changes and more all had one thing in common – you. All of the rule changes came about due to membership comments and board participation – each one showing your direct impact on WSHJA and your showing experience.

In our day to day business, we forget that we can have an impact on the groups in which we participate. We sign up for the year, pay our member dues, and then forget about it until we get our yearly banquet invite. We stand at the back gate, or at the end of the year party, and feel as if things are “the way they are” and that they will never change – but the reality is, we can continue to improve and grow our shows and our experiences through our influence at WSHJA, and the current WSHJA board is very open to your thoughts.

Quite often we don’t have a lot of time to attend meetings, or volunteer to be on the board, but WSHJA needs to hear from its members. Policy changes – such as the one in regard to the points being back dated – were the ideas of WSHJA members, and were taken up with the board in order to illicit change – which is exactly what your WSHJA board wants.

This is YOUR association and YOUR membership and the time to get involved is now. Your involvement can range from becoming a board member, to just attending a meeting and sharing your thoughts. But, if nothing else, make the time to talk to one of your WSHJA representatives before the show season ends. Tell them what you like, what you don’t like, or what your wish would be for an even better horse show. Not every change can happen, right away at least, but WSHJA members are fortunate enough to have a board that values their thoughts and is dedicated to making strides towards an association that makes us proud to be a member.

Representative contact info is on www.wshja.org

Check Your Spring National Results Online!

by WSHJA Shows April 5, 2011 in Announcements, Shows

This year it is easier than ever to check your results from the Spring Nationals and other WSHJA horse shows. Just go online at www.wshja.org, navigate to our 2011 Show Calendar page, and click on the ‘Results’ link for the show you are interested in.  You can also find links to the online results on our show details pages. Have a great show!

Spring National Show Series Entries Now Online!

by WSHJA Shows March 3, 2011 in Announcements, Shows

For the 2011 shows season, WSHJA has partnered with HorseShowTime.com to bring online show schedules and entries to our membership and exhibitors!  The Spring Nationals are one of the Northwest's signature show series, and represent for many the start of the show season. Now it’s easier than ever to enter!  For links, check out our newly updated show information here.