Time To Get Your Silent Auction Donations In

by WSHJA Member Services December 3, 2012 in Announcements

It’s that time of year again! The rain is falling, the show season is over and points have been accumulated. That can mean only one thing; the WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet is right around the corner. And our request for silent auction donations goes out to you.

The Silent Auction is one of the principal fund raising events for the year. 100% of the proceeds go to the WSHJA Scholarship Fund--supporting our member riders and their horses represent Washington at out-of-state regional and national finals. It also supports educational scholarship opportunities to our volunteer community.

Please show your support by donating auction items. We are counting on each barn donating 3 auction items--perennial favorites are:

  • Gift baskets filled with useful horsey stuff
  • Unique custom made items such as groom boxes, jumps, mounting blocks...
  • Anything clothing for horse, hound, or human.
  • Professional Services such as photography, massage, braiding....
  • Experiences including weekend getaways, tee times, unique dinners, riding clinics,  and tickets to sporting or theater events.

We kindly ask that all donations be auction ready. Please include the procurement form with each donation.

Contact Patricia Domine, WSHJA's Auction Chair, at p_domine@hotmail.com or at 425-369-1134 with any questions and to confirm your donation.

WSHJA has always been blessed with a generous community. We thank you in advance for your contribution again this year. 

WSHJA Offers Educational Scholarships

Beginning in 2012, WSHJA will award two educational scholarships.

Purpose

Educational scholarships shall be awarded to attend clinics, seminars, or classes related to improving performance or increasing education in equine care, maintenance, or training for participation in the hunter/jumper community. They will be awarded in the amount of $750.00 to one junior and one amateur each year.

Eligibility

Applicants must be resident of Washington State and member in good standing of WSHJA. Applicants are not eligible for an educational scholarship if they have received funding from the Washington State Finals Scholarships or the Emerging Athletes Program Scholarships. Applicant must complete a minimum of 5 volunteer hours with WSHJA during the show year in order to be eligible. The applicant must submit, in writing, their request for an Educational Scholarship to the Secretary of WSHJA NO LATER THAN one day prior to the Annual Members Meeting. Applicant will include a list of his or her volunteer activities and hours.

Process and Operation

At the Annual Members Meeting the Educational Scholarship recipients names WILL BE SELECTED BY A RANDOM DRAWING from among qualified applicants, one for a junior and one for an amateur. An alternate name will be drawn in each category in the event scholarship winner is unable or chooses not to participate. The Executive Board and/or an Executive Board officer must approve the educational opportunity selected and will arrange payment and/or reimbursement. The board may adjust scholarship amount if the financial status of the Association warrants.

2012 Annual Members Meeting | RSVP today

The 2012 WSHJA Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the Annual Members Meeting. Open to all Regular (WA State Residents) 2012 members, this is a once a year event for the membership to gather in the interest of making WSHJA all it can be for everyone involved!

 When | Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST
 Where |Redhook Brewery 14300 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA

Come together with fellow members to;

•Get a brief recap of the 2012 year's activities
•Vote on proposed bylaw changes
•Elect 2013 Board Members

Please review the 2012 Annual Members Meeting Agenda for a listing of proposed bylaw changes. Voting must be done in person at the meeting.

2012 Annual Members Meeting AGENDA

Please review the 2011 meeting minutes, as you will be asked to approve them into record.

 2011 Annual Members Meeting Minutes

The meeting will take place in the Tour Gallery Room at Redhook Brewery. There will be hosted sodas and water, and a 'no host' cash bar as well as an assortment of appetizers.
 

Kindly RSVP by clicking on the link below.

YES,I'LL BE THERE

Sorry, can't make it this year

Sincerely,

2012 WSHJA Board of Directors

Donate Items For Silent Auction

by WSHJA Member Services November 18, 2012 in Announcements

A highly anticipated element of the Annual Awards Banquet is our silent auction, which helps to raise money for the WSHJA Scholarship Program. Our members have always shown outstanding generosity and support for this program to benefit junior and amateur riders.

Please consider donating items to our Silent Auction. Any and all quality new items accepted. Wish list includes:

  • Tack
  • Equestrian related decor
  • Unique custom or tailor-made items
  • Clothing certificates
  • Spa baskets
  • Wine baskets

Any questions or to submit a donation contact Silent Auction Chair Pat Domine at p_domine@hotmail.com or 425 241-8506

 

Please arrange for donated items to be delivered or picked up by January 6th, 2013

 

 

Vote For Your 2013 Board

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Announcements, Board

Click Here to access the online ballot

 

Regular Members (in-State residents) are eligible to vote. Voting may also be done at the Annual Meeting.

WSHJA counts on its Board of Directors to fulfill the association’s mission to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington State and to provide its members and the community with unique equestrian opportunities that uphold the highest standards of membership, showmanship, and horsemanship.

WSHJA is Washington State’s official governing organization for the hunter jumper sport, and is a proud affiliate of both the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). WSHJA owns the right to presents 6 USEF-sanctioned horse shows each year (Spring National Show Circuit, Evergreen Classic, NW Autumn Classic, October Classic), and offers its members official recognition of achievement through its annual awards points program. In addition, WSHJA partners with the USHJA to hold judge's clinics and trainer symposia by renowned experts, supports equestrian causes within local communities, and provides valuable scholarships to help deserving Washington State riders.
Each board member represents various aspects of the sport and often Chair special committees. The WSHJA Board is your representative to making Washington State’s hunter jumper community all that it can be.

Your Input Is Valuable Your Involvement Is Impactful

As we head into the winter,  WSHJA is beginning the search for new board members. This is the time, for all members, new or old, to get involved.

Both during the show season and off, your WSHJA board has been striving to improve your experience as a WSHJA member. To that effect they have taken your suggestions and comments and made changes to your local shows – including rule changes impacting points, tickets for prizes and class expectations – such as all 3’0” classes and above being held in the indoor ring at Monroe. All of these changes (and more!) have come about due to member input and, as we look back over the year, we have the opportunity to revisit the shows – pros and cons – and continue to work toward an even better experience for next year. 

Sponsorship has been a large area for discussion. The WSHJA has representatives that are in charge of caring for, and catering to, sponsors at horse shows, as well as trying to elicit more sponsorships from the community. However, we face a challenge when it comes to encouraging sponsorships from outside of our local barns. As an industry, each of us needs to take this charge up on our own. We must, in order to continue to improve shows and increase an interest in our sport, bring sponsors in from outside of our smaller circle. Our shows offer several different layers of sponsorship, so there is something for everyone, and the more people from outside our show world that we can get involved, the more attendance, revenue and excitement we can generate.  Also keep in mind that WSHJA is a not-for-profit organization, which means all sponsorship monies go directly into the shows.

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Submit Nominations For 2013 Board & Proposed Bylaw Amendments by November 1

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Announcements

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 confirmed at the WSHJA Annual Meeting November 28th.

Once a year, the membership has the opportunity to propose bylaw changes and/or amendments Submit proposals to WSHJA Secretary Betsy Christianson, christianson.betsy@gmail.com or memberservices@wshja.org. Proposals will be voted on at the WSHJA Annual Meeting November 28th.

2013 Membership Year Begins December 1st

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Membership

The WSHJA membership year begins December 1st, 2012 and runs through November 30th, 2013. Renew or join early to get a full year of benefits, including your FREE subscription to Flying Changes magazine! 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.

WSHJA is offering 10% off your membership dues when you join/renew by January 1, 2013!  Beginning Nov 15th, go online at WSHJA.org to join or renew. Please note you will receive immediate confirmation of your payment and an email confirmation with membership card will be sent within one week. Paper applications take up to two weeks to process but all memberships are active the Monday prior to the date received.

60th Anniversary Awards Banquet | January 12th, 2013

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Awards

 60th annual awardsSixty years ago WSHJA was founded, with a purpose to promote the sport of horsemanship, welfare of the horse and the equestrian art; to hold or arrange matches and competitions and offer or grant or contribute toward the provision of prizes, awards and distinctions.

Sixty years since its founding, WSHJA is one of the more successful USHJA-affiliated organizations in the country. It is also one of the few hunter jumper associations in the country to own and present its own USEF rated horse shows: Spring National Circuit, Evergreen Classic, NW Autumn Classic, October Classic. WSHJA supports a membership base of over 400 active members and a community of 1,000+ friends and fans.

Sixty years have seen a lot of riders and horses born, raised and still going today. WSHJA has had many legends, leaders, and loved one whose contribution has shaped the association and championed its mission with unwavering commitment.

Sixty years gives us all a lot to celebrate. Please join us for 60th Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet. Held in the Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Washington January 12th, 2013.

The 60th anniversary is the diamond anniversary and is as precious as the jewel. Not sure how this will factor into the year-end awards, but just saying it is the diamond anniversary and it will surely be a diamond worthy affair.

Registration opens online December 1st, 2012. Check your inbox for an e-invite.

An Impressive Showing at the NW Autumn Classic

by WSHJA Shows September 17, 2012 in Shows

 A wonderful show with lots of  winning spirit shown by all! Here are just some of the highlights.

The NWAC Grand Prix 1.30m was fast and then some. Congratulations to all 24 who participated. Thanks for an exciting performance.

  1      Lolita        Margie Gass       Megan Jordan

  2      Zico 13     Tammy Chipko    Tammy Chipko

  3      Atlantis     Venture Inv.         Megan Jordan

  4      Caspar T  Cara Anthony       Cara Anthony

  5      Valentina  Tia Carr                Morgan Carr

  6      Musketeer Blue Meadows     Kaylee Cox

  7      Top Shelf  Margie Gass        Megan Jordan

  8      Oz 42        Lindsay Uyesugi  Lindsay Uyesugi

 
Equitation at its finest was demonstrated by all riders in the Region 7 NW Aspca Maclay Regional Finals 3'6" 

CHAMPION  Sara Nordstrom  Trainer John Turner

RSV CHAMPION Ali Cornish    Trainer Jeff Cook

3 Lauren Myers

4 Mackenzie Audino

5 Brittyn Niemi

6 Jocelyn Evans

7 Kendall Pedigo

8 Claire Doty

9 Natalie Hill

10 Vivian Keller

11 Avery Worthington

12 Nicole Musser

 

WSHJA Good Seat & Hands Finals 3'-3'6"

CHAMPION Natalie Hill

RSV CHAMPION Sara Smith

3 Taylor Kungle

4 Katie Sputh

5 Hannah Weaver

6 Michaila Forte

7 Lisa Williams

8 Katie Gwiazdon

 

WSHJA Good Seat & Hands Finals 3' 
CHAMPION   Annaliese Fries
RSV CHAMPION  Terry Garfield

3 Olivia Cerino

4 Stephanie Yerigan

5 Lauren Mamaghani

6 Tara Heffernan

7 Catherine Guyman

8 Marissa Manzanares

 

Ariat Natl Adult Medal Regional Finals 3'
CHAMPION      Gwen Mccaw
RSV CHAMPION  Sue Macintosh

3 Luann Berman

4 Margo Saunders

5 Patty Osberg

6 Kristi Zimbelman

7 Leah Raphael

 

Taylor Harris Childrens Medal Regional Finals 3'
CHAMPION   Samantha Smith
RSV CHAMPION  Olivia Cerino

3 Terry Garfield

4 Annaliese Fries

5 Jennifer Gates

6 Rylie Porter

7 Catherine Guyman

8 Lauren Mamaghani


USHJA Natl Htr Derby 3'-3'3"-3'5"
1 The Cellist  Heidi Seidelhuber  Nancy Free

2 Avant  Jocelyn Krabbenschmidt  Sara Smith

3 By The Bay  Christy Larson  Shannon Hendrickson

4 Papiro  Karen Badgley  Sara Smith

5 Fleetstreet  Lisa Williams  Lisa Williams

6 Simplicity  Leslie Thornton  Corene Smith

7 Bayardo  Fern Ridge Farm  Samantha Smith

8 Lexington  Sue Macintosh  Sue Macintosh
 

For a complete listing of results including Zone 9 Finals & Championship placings please check results at horseshowtime.com (nwac) and/or USHJA.org

 

 We Sure Hope You Enjoyed The Show!