Save These Dates!

by WSHJA Member Services September 14, 2011 in Announcements

Oct 12-16th: WSHJA’s October Classic | Pacific Northwest Equitation Finals, USEF Hunter rated “C”, Jumper rated 1 |Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA

Nov 30th: WSHJA Annual Meeting | 2011 Annual Review, 2012 Board elections, vote on changes to WSHJA Bylaws

Dec 1st: 2012 Membership year begins | Renew online at wshja.org

Jan 14th: 59th Annual Awards Banquet | Meydenbauer Center Bellevue WA

Nominations Due November 1st For 2012 Board Positions

WSHJA is a non-profit, member-run association reliant on the avid participation of the hunter jumper community to accomplish its mission. Board members are the representatives of that community leading us towards the future we all wish to see in the sport we all are so involved in today. Submit all candidates to WSHJA Secretary Betsy Christianson, christianson.betsy@gmail.com or memberservices@wshja.org. Elections are confirmed at the WSHJA Annual Meeting November 30th.

Scholarship Applicants Must Complete 10 Volunteer Hours

by WSHJA Member Services September 14, 2011 in Announcements

In order to apply for a WSHJA Scholarship you must complete 10 volunteer hours towards a WSHJA activity. There is no shortage of activities that could use you help from awards presentation to fundraising activities at the shows to helping with WSHJA member communications or helping out at the Annual Awards Banquet. Please contact WSHJA Secretary Betsy Christianson christianson.betsy@gmail.com to check on your status on volunteer hours.

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!