WSHJA Celebrates Your Winning 2010 Spirit!

by WSHJA Member Services January 19, 2011 in Announcements

A record number of attendees, over 400, came to celebrate WSHJA’s year-end award winners at the 58th Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, WA.

It was a truly festive and energized evening, with members receiving awards in 28 categories in the State Awards Program and 78 categories in the National Awards Program, and all 45 of the WSHJA Perpetual Trophies going to deserving recipients.

WSHJA Special Award Winners

In addition, the WSHJA membership paid fitting tribute to 2010’s Special Award recipients. A highlight of the evening was an emotional presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to long-time contributor Dina Happy, as well presentations of the President’s Award to Nancy Lewis, the Junior Sportsmanship Award to Alexa Anthony, and the the Amateur Sportsmanship Award to Peter Brandon.

Other special awards included:   More...

2011 Bylaws Approved, Published

by WSHJA Member Services January 19, 2011 in Announcements

At the 58th annual WSHJA annual meeting held on December 1, 2010, the membership approved a number of changes to the Association bylaws for 2011.   The new bylaws have now been published and are available for members to view.  Please take a few moments to review these important details for how your Association is governed!

WSHJA Launches New Web Site!

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To better serve our members, trainers and sponsors, WSHJA has completed a Web site redesign. The new site reflects WSHJA’s commitment to raising standards in member communications, member involvement as well as patron and sponsor recognition.

We believe you will find the new site to be clean, inviting, and a better reflection of the professionalism that is our current vision for the organization.  Most importantly, our new site gives us a much richer way to communicate and share our love of the hunter jumper sport with our members.  More...

2010 WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction, Saturday January 15th.

by WSHJA Member Services November 27, 2010 in Announcements

a_toastYes, it’s that time of year: be sure to mark your calendars!  The 2010 WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, Washington.  Invitations will be mailed on the 3rd of December.  Registrations are open now.  Save time by going online to register today!

Call for Sponsors

The WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction is always a wonderful way to promote your business and generate goodwill among the membership.  If you would like to sponsor a part of the annual awards banquet or place a congratulatory ad in the commemorative program, please contact WSHJA Events Manager Lynn Trewin at lynn@logogarden.net or send an email with your interest to info@wshja.org.   More...

WSHJA 2011 Membership Year Begins

The 2011 WSHJA membership year begins December 1st, 2010 and runs through November 30th, 2011. Renew or join now to get a full year of benefits, including your FREE subscription to Flying Changes magazine! 

New for 2011: online membership application!  

The sooner you renew or join, the sooner your membership is active and the sooner you can continue enjoying all that WSHJA offers you, including: 

  • Exclusive invitations to educational events, including judges’ clinics, trainer symposiums, and a range of lectures by locally and nationally renowned experts in a range of equestrian related fields.
  • The opportunity to participate in the WSHJA Annual Awards Program at either a National or State level, earning points accruing towards year end championships.
  • Access to WSHJA Scholarships to financially aid in attending Regional and National Finals.
  • A voice in the governance and shape of the hunter jumper sport in Washington
  • Access to a thriving community of equestrians who share your interest and passion for the hunter jumper sport.

2011 WSHJA Horse Show Lineup Announced

by WSHJA Shows November 27, 2010 in Shows, Announcements

The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association has recently announced its 2011 horse show lineup:

  • jump_clipartSpring National Inaugural:  April 6-10, 2011
  • Spring National Hunter:  April 12-17, 2011
  • Spring National Jumper:  April 20-24, 2011
  • Evergreen Classic Benefit*:  August 10-14, 2011
  • Northwest Autumn Classic:  September 14-18, 2011
  • October Classic:  October 13-16, 2011

Your WSHJA membership and participation in these shows enables WSHJA to continue making investments that provide you with top quality showing experiences in Washington State.

For more details, please see our 2011 Show Calendar.

*Leased by WSHJA to the Washington Hunter Jumper Foundation.

WSHJA Annual Meeting December 1, 2010

by WSHJA Shows November 17, 2010 in Announcements

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Please join the WSHJA Board at our 58th Annual Members Meeting which will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the Sheraton Bellevue, 100 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (map at right).  Hors d’oeuvres will be offered at 6:30pm; the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Thanks to you, WSHJA increased its membership in 2010 year-over-year for the first time in five years, and we have raised standards at our shows, training events and classes.  The Annual Meeting is your opportunity to help shape the further improvements to come.

Please review these documents:

We hope to see you all there!

Words from the Wise: The 2010 Northwest Autumn Classic "Ask the Judges" Clinic

by Betsy November 17, 2010 in Education, Shows

Photos courtesy Jay Goss Photography.

It is a unique skill to be able to have twenty five restless teenagers hanging on your every word, but that is just what United States Hunter Jumper Association President Bill Moroney and Vice President Chrystine Tauber achieved during the "Ask the Judges" clinic at the 2010 Northwest Autumn Classic Horse Show.

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The clinic was held in conjunction with the draw for the order of go for Saturday night's ASPCA Maclay Regional Final. The "Ask the Judges" clinic consisted of a USHJA Zone question and answer session for which Mr. Moroney and Ms. Tauber, who were judging the 2010 NWAC horse show, were joined by Dianne Popp, USHJA Director of Zones, Data, and Competitions, and a general question and answer session with the judges. More...

Last chance to check on your points

by WSHJA Shows November 7, 2010 in Announcements

November 30th is the last day to submit results and/or corrections to your point’s standings.

Please, check the list of official show results that have been submitted to the WSHJA, listed within the Points section of the WSHJA website. Please be aware that not all horse shows, especially those held out-of-state, send WSHJA results. As such it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to request the horse show secretary send in official results, the same file sent to the USEF, along with a copy of the Prize list to points@wshja.org within 45 days after the show.

Do one more check of your points status at WSHJA.org website and notify points@wshja.org of any additions or changes by November 30th.

Reserve your place: One day: two valuable classes Sunday, November 14th!

by garyv November 7, 2010 in Announcements, Education

WSHJA Horse Sense Education Series classes coming up November 14, 2010. Register today by emailing WSHJA@live.com. You will receive a confirmation email in return.

  • 8:30am-12:30pm: Equine First Aid & Emergency Preparedness
    Are you able to check healthy vital signs or spot indications of colic? Do you know what to do first if you find your horse with an open wound? Come learn all this plus essential items for a first aid kit. Instructor: Lola Michelin, Director of NW School of Animal Massage and WSHJA Amateur Rep
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Bits & Proper Bitting
    Ever wonder what the difference is between a Kimberwicke and a Tom Thumb bit? Do you know how to properly size a bit to your horse’s mouth? Come learn the mechanics of bits and bridles. Instructor: Shelly Kerron, Owner Legacy Hunters & Jumpers and WSHJA President Cost per class: $25/member*, $45/non-member *All members receive one class free with their 2010 membership Location: NWSAM classroom onsite at Legacy Hunters & Jumpers 17619 NE 128th St, Redmond WA Reservations required. Email Member Services at WSHJA@live.com.