As You Plan Your Last Shows Of The Season

by WSHJA Administrator September 14, 2011 in Announcements, Points, Shows

Everyone at WSHJA hopes you have enjoyed this show season--having had fun and success at all the shows you attended. Please keep in mind that qualifying for year-end awards requires you and each horse show in TWO USEF-rated Washington State shows. That’s two shows for you the rider to earn equitation points and two shows for each horse registered with WSHJA to earn hunter or jumper points. Any questions please direct to Karen Freywald at points@wshja.org.

A Little Bit of Fashion Raises Over 9K!

by WSHJA Shows September 14, 2011 in Announcements
It was an enchanting evening at the Evergreen Classic as Little Bit Therapeutic Center riders showed off the latest equestrian fashions as they walked the red carpet in front 130 cheering and adoring fans. Co-sponsored by WSHJA and Olson’s Tack Shop the benefit fashion show raised over nine thousand dollars for Little Bit. The smiles say it all.

WSHJA Little Bit Fashion Show at the 2011 Evergreen Classic

Tate Goff

Northwest Autumn Classic Honored To Host Zone IX Finals!

The USHJA Zone 9 Finals will return to WSHJA’s Northwest Autumn Classic, September 14th-18th at the Evergreen Equestrian Park in Monroe, WA. USHJA Zone 9 will be awarding great awards to the top six places for all Rated Hunter Sections, Children's, Adult Amateur, Pony and Amateur Owner/Junior Jumpers.

The USHJA has introduced a new point system for the Zone Finals—essentially that instead of one class counting bonus points for the year end awards, the whole divisions will count for bonus points as follows: 1st – 50, 2nd – 40, 3rd – 30, 4th – 20, 5th – 10, 6th – 5, 7th- 4, 8th- 2 and Champion – 100, Reserve Champion - 75

Zone Finals competition will include 2 O/F and 1 U/S class for each section and zone bonus points will be awarded based on the newly revised criteria. This applies to all Rated Hunter Sections and Children's(1.10m), Adult Amateur(1.10m), and Pony Jumpers.

Children’s Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, 5-Year Old, 6-Year Old and 7/8 Year Old Jumper will receive points from the Zone Finals Bonus Point Chart excluding Champion and Reserve Points.

Junior Jumper and Amateur Owner Jumper points will be based on one point for every dollar won unless no money is awarded and then these classes will receive points from the Zone Finals Bonus Point Chart excluding Champion and Reserve points.

Please direct any questions regarding the Zone 9 Finals to Dianne Johnson dianjnsn@aol.com

Some Important Points About Points

Thanks to the tremendous commitment of WSHJA’s Points Chair, Karen Freywald, you might have noticed that your point standings are updated within two weeks of the end of show dates. Not only that, Karen has proactively reached out to everyone to help get their membership current or their horses recorded so that they receive each and every point earned. Please recognize Karen for the spectacular job she’s done so far!

With over 130 year-end award categories, 81 for the National Program and 51 for State, it is quite the undertaking to ensure all points earned from the many horse shows WSHJA members attend up and down the coast are captured and accrued properly.

Read on for the four important steps you can take to ensure every point you worked so hard to earn is tracked and awarded!  More...

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.

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!