2014 Annual Awards Banquet Announced

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The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association 2014 Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

The doors open at 4:30 pm, and the first presentation will start promptly at 5:00 pm.

Don’t miss this year’s celebration of the accomplishments of our exciting Washington State riders and horses. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!



Make Sure Your Points Are Counted!

by WSHJA Member Services July 12, 2014 in Points, Shows

A reminder to all members: if you participate in the WSHJA annual awards program, your awards points can only be counted properly if WSHJA has valid USEF numbers on file for you and your horses. 

If you believe your points are not being accrued properly or the information we have on file may not be accurate, please reach out to the current WSHJA Points Chair, Patricia Jendro, at points@wshja.org.

Thank you!

2014 Silent Auction Procurement: Please Support Our Junior Riders

To kick off the 2014 show season, the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association will be hosting the annual silent auction during our Spring National Show Series in Monroe, WA, held April 2nd through 20th.

As in past years, all proceeds from the silent auction will go to the 2014 WSHJA Junior/Amateur Scholarship Fund. The importance of this fund to our statewide riders is well served, so we encourage you to make your donations, either through sponsorships or a physical item.

In an effort to ensure the responsibility for fund raising is shared equally, we are asking that each barn be responsible for at least 2 items. Big or small, the possibilities are endless.

And if you feel you don't have the time simply call Olson's Tack, 425-454-9453, and they will be happy to get the job done for you.

Please fill out the provided procurement form and return it with your item when ready:

2014 WSHJA Auction Procurement Form.pdf (80.56 kb)

Thank you!

Quinn Partridge
2014 WSHJA President

2013 Annual Awards | Registration Open

by WSHJA Member Services December 5, 2013 in Awards

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You are cordially invited to attend

WASHINGTON STATE HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION

2013 Annual Awards Banquet

January 11th, 2014

 

An evening of celebration, WSHJA honors its year-end high point award recipients and recognizes its community of outstanding individuals.

Together we'll celebrate your winning spirit, and the highest standards in sportsmanship, horsemanship, and membership. The evening will also include a special tribute to all those magnificent horses that make our sport a joyous affair.

                              Register Now!

Register by January 1, 2014 for early bird ticket prices. Registration closes December 8th, 2014. Online registration and payment only.   If you don't have access to online registration please contact WSHJA Banquet Registrar Nancy Lewis at (425) 503-5061

BALLOT | 2014 Board of Directors

by WSHJA Member Services November 22, 2013 in Board
The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) is a not-for-profit association governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. An online ballot is provided here. Only WSHJA "regular members" (WA state residents) may vote.
 
You may also vote at the 2013 Annual Members Meeting December 4th, 2013.
If you would like a mail-in ballot, please request a print-ready one from secretary@wshja.org.
  

 

Thank you for taking the time to vote.

2013 Annual Members Meeting | December 4th | RSVP Today

by WSHJA Member Services November 22, 2013 in Board, Membership
The 2013 WSHJA Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the Annual Members Meeting.
 
December 4th, 2013
6:00pm -10:00pm
Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville
 
Please RSVP by November 30th: REGISTER HERE! 
 
Open to all Regular (WA State Residents) 2013 members, this is a once a year event for the membership to gather in the interest of making WSHJA all it can be!
 
Come together with fellow members to;
  • Review 2013 year's activities
  • Vote on proposed bylaw changes and additions
  • 2014 Board Election

Proposed bylaw changesFinal proposed bylaw changes 2014.docx (55.24 kb)

The meeting will take place at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, WA. There will be hosted sodas and water, and a 'no host' cash bar as well as an assortment of appetizers.

Member Services Data Manager | Accepting Applications

by WSHJA Member Services November 14, 2013 in Membership

As a member based association, WSHJA’s success is reliant on maintaining an accurate and robust record of its membership, so that it may deliver to its members all of the benefits associated with membership.

WSHJA is currently accepting applications for the position of Member Services Data Manager. This is a paid position under annual contract.  If interested in applying please send email to MemberServices@wshja.org.

WSHJA Member Services Data Management | Job Description

The WSHJA Member Services Data Management position is responsible for capturing, tracking and maintaining all membership and horse recording data, providing it in required format to support WSHJA’s delivery of membership benefits.

Essential Duties

1) Collect and process membership and horse recording applications submitted to WSHJA throughout the membership year.

2) Maintain Membership information (address updates, change between awards programs, answer questions regarding membership status)

3) Maintain member data in a manner that enables membership data to be provided as necessary in support of WSHJA’s member benefits including but not limited to:

  • Flying Changes Subscriptions
  • Prize List Mailings
  • Email and Postal Mail Communications
  • Awards Program Points Accrual

4) List creation and tracking (current members, past members, non-members, am/jr/pro/non-showing, training stables across WA, OR, BC)

5) Membership related communications including:

  • Email confirmations of membership and horse recordings
  • Generation and distribution of Membership Card
  • Posting of Membership Roster and Recorded Horse Roster
  • All correspondence directly pertaining to membership status or horse recordings

6) Beyond members, maintain data on:

  • Training Stables
  • Professionals (all regardless of membership status)
  • Extended Community (sponsors, fans, parents…)

7) Provide Membership Stat reports to Board on a regular basis.

 Detailed job description and desired qualifications.

WSHJA Member Services Data Management Job Description.docx (16.81 kb)

WSHJA Points Chair | Applicants Wanted

by WSHJA Member Services November 11, 2013 in Points

 

After three years as WSHJA’s Points Chair, Karen Freywald is resigning the position. WSHJA is indebted to Karen for bringing the WSHJA Awards Program to a new level through her meticulous  and ever customer friendly approach to overseeing the WSHJA points system.

WSHJA is now seeking individuals who are interested in taking on the position of WSHJA Points Chair. The position is paid under an annual contract. Details provided to interested parties. If interested in applying, please send email to points@wshja.org.

Summary Description

The Points Chair is responsible for recording ALL of the points for the WSHJA yearend awards program.

Essential Duties

Collect and process results from horse shows that members attend throughout the US and Canada.

Upload processed data to the WSHJA website on a regular basis.

Handle all points related correspondence from WSHJA members.

Provide official yearend files for the WSHJA awards banquet program and for the ribbon/award order, including preparing the powerpoint presentation

Qualifications:

Comprehensive understanding of horse show ratings, sections and specs, and the WSHJA By Laws as well as a thorough knowledge of the points system of the sports governing bodies the USHJA and USEF.

Computer skills including Excel

Meticulous and conscientious – responsible for the accurate reporting of ALL points as well as working with Member Services to keep an accurate log of who has a current membership/type of membership, etc.

Have an aptitude for research – applicant must be willing to and comfortable doing web research – such as; tracking down horseshow websites for results, class descriptions and specs., keeping up with changes in rules from the USHJA as well as WSHJA and have a thorough working knowledge of sites pertaining to the industry (USHJA, USEF, WSHJA, Horseshowtime., etc.)

Communications Skills – must be able to communicate with many different Show Secretaries in regard to points tracking as well as help the General Membership with all questions pertaining to points – rules, qualifications, etc. Must report to the Board in regard to Membership issues and concerns regarding points.

Detailed Job Description

WSHJA Points Chair Job Descriptionfinal.docx (16.71 kb)

Bylaw Updates & Rule Changes | Submissions Due November 1st

 

Submissions due November 1st . As a member of WSHJA, you are invited and encouraged to submit for member vote any Bylaw updates or rule changes you think would support and/or enhance WSHJA's charter for the benefit of the membership at large.

Review the WSHJA Bylaws as they stand today at wshja.org.

TO SUBMIT BYLAW UPDATES & PROPOSED RULE CHANGES FOR A MEMBER VOTE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, SEND EMAIL TO secretary@wshja.org  or memberservices@wshja.org  

PLEASE INCLUDE:

YOUR NAME,  WSHJA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AND THE BYLAW UPDATE OR RULE CHANGE YOU ARE PROPOSING BY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013.

PLEASE INCLUDE WITH YOUR SUBMISSION THE BYLAW OR RULE AS IT IS CURRENTLY WRITTEN WITH A STATEMENT OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE INCLUDING ANY SUPPORTING RATIONALE. 

Nominations Due November 1 for 2014 Board

by WSHJA Member Services October 22, 2013 in

Do you have a vested interest in seeing the hunter jumper sport thrive in Washington?

Do you have ideas that could take our sport to the next level?

 

Please consider joining the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association's Executive Board of Directors.

 

WSHJA is directed by a member elected Executive Board, consisting of the following positions;

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Secretary (appointed by President-elect, approved by incoming Executive Board)
  4. Treasurer (appointed by President-elect, approved by incoming Executive Board)
  5. Hunter Representative
  6. Jumper Representative
  7. Equitation Representative
  8. Pony Representative
  9. Junior Representative
  10. Amateur Representative
  11. Members At Large

All members of the Executive Board have equal voting rights on matters of policy, major financial decisions and strategic direction of the Association. Role & Responsibility descriptions for each position can be found on the WSHJA.org website. 

 

All involved in the sport are welcomed: Industry Professionals, H/J Riders, Horse Owners, Parents...

Time Commitment: The Board meets once a month for 2 hours to discuss agenda items requiring a decision. As an elected Board Member you are needed at these meetings (in person or by phone), in addition to representing matters of importance for your constituency. Some, not all, Board Members also Chair or participate on a specific committee such as the Horse Show Committee or the Marketing & Member Relations Committee.

Except for the President and Vice-President which are 2-year terms (alternating), all positions are one-year terms.

 

TO NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL OR SUBMIT YOUR NAME FOR INCLUSION ON THE BALLOT, SIMPLY REPLY TO THIS EMAIL INCLUDING YOUR OR NOMINEE'S NAME AND THE BOARD POSITION. You may also send to memberservices@wshja.org or to WSHJA Secretary at secretary@wshja.org

 

PLEASE SUBMIT BY 5:00PM NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013.

 

Ballots will be emailed to all 2013 Regular Members November 15th, 2013. Elections are confirmed at the WSHJA 2013 Annual Meeting (December 4th at the Hollywood School House in Woodinville)