WSHJA Community At-A-Glance

by WSHJA Member Services May 24, 2011 in Membership

The WSHJA community is a wonderful reflection of the diverse and talented population involved in the hunter jumper sport here in the Northwest. Year over year the WSHJA community is growing and coming together to ensure a thriving equestrian culture for all. Some interesting facts about the WSHJA membership:

  • Ranging in age from 5 to 72, members show that every age is the perfect age to be involved in the sport.
  • Although the greater majority of the membership is female (91% to be exact), it’s one of the few sports where men & women compete on equal footing.
  • Unlike some other sports where competition careers end at a very young age, our membership (38%) compete as Amateurs. 41% compete in Children's/Juniors. 13% compete among the professional ranks.

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Juniors Raise $1000 For WSHJA Scholarship Fund!

The newly formed Junior Committee, led by Junior Representative Leah Raphael raised over a $1000 for the Scholarship Fund at the Spring National horse shows by raffling off a GR8 helmet generously donated by The Gift Horse, a 3-photo package contributed by Jay Goss Photography, and a stall for each week of the circuit. A special note of thanks goes out to our superstar sellers; Mackenzie Audino, Wendy Collins, Emily Hilton, Lauren Myers, Shalini Singh, Hannah Thornton.

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.

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.

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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.