WSHJA Benefit Tack Consignment Sale Is Back For 2013!

by WSHJA Member Services February 21, 2013 in Announcements, Shows

Whether you have owned a horse for 5 weeks or 5 years, you probably have several items of tack that you bought and just haven’t used. This is your opportunity to find those items a new home, free up some cash and buy tack you can use! Come and shop for great bargains as we build up the inventory. We are at the shows, so bring your horse over and try it on before you buy!

Bring your bridles, bits, girths, martingales, blankets, halters, leather goods, equipment, etc. to the show and drop them off (If you have a single item over 50 lbs, please check first via email.) We are excluding saddles and clothes for the sale this year. When you come to the show, be sure to stop by and check out the inventory. The WSHJA Tack Sale is “credit card only” for purchases.

The WSHJA Tack Sale booth will be staffed at all the WSHJA shows and you can drop off items to be sold and browse the items available. A consignment fee is paid to WSHJA based on how much you consign to be sold: if you consign over $500 in value, you pay 25% to WSHJA, if you consign $500 or less, you pay 35% to WSHJA. There is a one time admin fee of $50 to cover a share of the expenses: storage, transport, software, filing taxes, etc. You will receive a check for your items once all of them are sold or by 10/30/13, whichever is first. All unsold items will be donated to a charity unless you specify that you will pick the item up at October Classic (or by appt in Woodinville).

 

WSHJA Consignment Tack Sale

Dates

Times

Drop-off

WSHJA’s Spring National Inaugural

Sat/Sun

April 3-7

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Spring National Hunter

Sat/Sun

April 9-14

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Spring National Jumper

Fri/Sat/Sun

April 17-21

12-3pm

Yes

WSHJA’s Evergreen Classic

Thurs-Sun

August 7-11

9-5pm

Yes

WSHJA’s NW Autumn Classic

Fri/Sat/Sun

Sept 11-15th

9-3pm

--

WSHJA’s October Classic

Sat/Sun

Oct 10-13th

1-4pm

--

 

For consignments, please review and provide a signed copy of the consignment agreement & consignment items form at time of drop off.

WSHJA Tack Consignment Agreement.pdf

CONSIGNMENT TACK.pdf

Questions: email WSHJATackSale@gmail.com

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.

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.

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2012 Evergreen Classic: A Message From the Board

by WSHJA Shows April 26, 2012 in Announcements, Shows

For 2012 there are significant changes for the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show.  The WSHJA Board of Directors would like to share the following message regarding these changes and the investments being made on behalf of the membership:


Show season is upon us, and, once again, WSHJA is proud to bring you the 2012 Spring National Show Circuit, the Northwest Autumn Classic and the October Classic. We hope that you enjoyed these shows last year and we look forward to bringing you another year filled with worthy competition, wonderful hospitality and a winning spirit.

This year, WSHJA is hosting the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show for the first time in several years. The Evergreen Classic has a 30+ year history in the Pacific Northwest as our premier horse show, providing the opportunity to show on the grass and giving us the chance to all come together and celebrate with parties under the tents, fantastic hunter derby events and a challenging Grand Prix.  We have hired Dianne Johnson as the Show Manager; we are excited to see Dianne in action as she puts together another fantastic show for the WSHJA community.

Previously, there has been some concern in regard to the condition of the footing of this show since it’s been held at the Remlinger grounds in Carnation. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the footing will be safe and suitable for our horses. Along those lines, we have hired Hans Van Meenen to assess the footing and give us a plan for the year which we are implementing immediately. Hans is extremely well respected in the field of show grounds footing. He is responsible for the grounds at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal California and others in both the US and Canada. Hans has assured us that he will be bringing his vast wealth of knowledge to our show – giving us the ability to not only improve the footing for this year, but to continue to care for it so that it flourishes in the following years – providing us with a continued investment in the future of The Classic. The Evergreen Classic is a show with a long history in Washington State, and we, as a board, are excited about continuing the legacy of this horse show.  We want to communicate to you, our members, that we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make this show a wonderful experience for all.

For those of you who want this show to be a success as much as we do, we need your help! We are pulling everything together, but we need YOU! We are looking for sponsors, of all levels, to help with the show effort. And we need all kinds of volunteers. In order for The Classic to be the show that we all want it to be, we must come together as a community and work toward that goal. We hope that, by stating our commitment to you, you too, will find yourself willing to help in whatever way possible to ensure The Evergreen Classic reaches the high standards we have all come to look for in this top rated show.

There are many ways to get involved. Please take a moment to look through the sponsorship opportunity documents and the volunteer opportunity document.

Evergreen Classic Sponsorship Listing 

Evergreen Classic Sponsor Donation In-Kind List

Evergreen Classic Volunteer Opportunities

We look forward to working with you. And thank you in advance for your support of the Evergreen Classic.

The WSHJA Board of Directors

 

59th Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction, Saturday January 14th, 2012

award-cupJanuary 14, 2012: save the date!  Invitations will go out December 1st, 2011.

Each year, the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association holds its Annual Awards Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of its member riders and horses. Awards in both the WSHJA State and National Points Programs are presented.

Winning can be attributed to many hours of hard work and training, early mornings in the saddle, and the untiring support of family, friends and trainers. And of course, none of it would be possible without the fabulous horses that we ride. The WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet is our way of bringing the membership together to celebrate the love of the sport and the love of the horse!

This year’s banquet is being held in the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington.