Congratulations Encanto Valley Riders On 11 Champion/Reserve Championships At HITS Arizona

by WSHJA Member Services March 21, 2013 in Awards, Points, Shows

Cruise On | Morgan Carr  Tucson Winter Classic – Champion Level 2 Jumper - Sahuaro Classic – Champion Level 3 Jumper

Cruise On | Katie Gwaizdon Tucson Winter Classic – Res Champion Child/Adult Low 1.00m
Cruise On & Katie Gwaizdon Train at Sandamar Farm.

Deuce Coupe | Morgan Carr Tucson Winter Classic – Champion Level 6 & Res Champ Level 5 Jumper
Deuce Coupe is owned by Brenda Biggerstaff

Johny B Good | Morgan Carr Tucson Winter Classic – Champion Schooling Hunter
Sahuaro Classic – Champion Training & Res Champion Schooling Hunter

Johny B Good | Alice Heusel
Tucson Winter Classic – Res Champ Short/Long Stirrup Hunter & Equitation

Prelude | Cammy Wittrell Tucson Winter Classic – Reserve Champion Novice Adult Hunter

Prelude | Brenda Biggerstaff Sahuaro Classic – Reserve Champion Adult Novice Adult Equitation

Showgirl | Tia Carr Sahuaro Classic – Champion Junior/AO Jumper 1.30m

Starbuck | Vivienne Carr Tucson Winter Classic – Champion Short/Long Stirrup Hunter & Equitation

Encanto Valley Farm is located in Maple Valley, WA. Trainer | Morgan Carr

Congratulations Parkside Riders On Your Impressive Showing At HITS Thermal I-III

by WSHJA Member Services March 20, 2013 in Shows, Awards

Parkside Stables Takes Home 5 Mid Circuit Awards From HITS Thermal 

Hurricane | Allison Talbot  Mid Circuit Champion Level 3 Jumper
Odyssey | Catherine Guyman Mid Circuit Champion Modified Child Hunter 2’6”
Perfection | Marielle Fries Mid Circuit Champion Thermal Hunter 2’3”
Mid Circuit Champion Modified Child Hunter 2’6”
Cantalupo | Pattie Sciola Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Thermal Adult Hunter 2’3”
Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Modified Adult Hunter 2’6”
Royal Tuscany | Grace Pearson Mid Circuit Reserve Champion Children’s Hunter Pony

HITS Thermal Show Champions Weeks I – III

Ferrari | Shalini Singh HITS I – Champion Children’s Jumper 16-17
Celano | Mackenzie Audino HITS I – Reserve Champion Adult Equitation 18-35
Game On | Catherine Guyman HITS I – Reserve Champion Children Jumper 1.00m
My Lucky Star |Olivia Brandon HITS I - Reserve Champion Small Schooling Pony
Story Book | Alia Pappas HITS I – Champion Adult Jumper 1.00m
HITS II – Reserve Champion Adult Jumper 18-35
Stone’s Benchmark | Nicole Lamp HITS II – Champion Short Stirrup Equitation Horse
Zorro | Catherine Guyman HITS II – Champion Junior Limit Equitation

Parkside Stables is located in Bellevue, WA. Trainers | Anne Selinger and Jodie Davis

Join Us For Spring Nationals | Entries Due March 22nd

by WSHJA Shows February 21, 2013 in Shows

The Spring National Show Circuit | Evergreen Equestrian Park Monroe WA
 

Spring National Inaugural | April 3-7th |  USEF Hunter Rated “A”

Spring National Hunter | April 9-14th | USEF Hunter Rated “AA”
                 A World Champion Hunter Rider Show

Spring National Jumper | April 17-21 | USEF Jumper 2 star

 

All the hospitality and competitive spirit you’ve come to know at a WSHJA show.
• Over $35,000 in prize money. Plus add backs in jumper classes
• Top judges and course designers
• Sponsor hosted special event parties before all main events including the USHJA National Hunter Derbies and the $10,000 Spring National 1.40m Grand Prix
• Lots of classes for every level of rider
• Several new Jumper classes including 1.05m Pony Jumpers, $2,000 1.20m NW Mini Prix, $1,5001.25m Open Speed Class and $1,500 1.10 Adult Amateur/Childrens Jumper Classic
• Food Trucks, Food Trucks, Food Trucks
• Warm hospitality at the Pilchuck Welcome Center Satellite TV, free snacks, Wi-Fi and fireside lounge. Free entry to all exhibitors, trainers & guests.

 

 Prize lists for the Spring Nationals Show Circuit have been mailed to members. Entries due March 13, 2013.

More information, downloadable prize list and entry forms now available .

 

 

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

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!

USHJA Zone 9 Finals & Championships Held At NW Autumn Classic

by WSHJA Member Services July 13, 2012 in Shows

Both the Zone 9 Finals and Championships will be during the NW Autumn Classic at the Evergreen Equestrian Center in Monroe, WA, on September 12 to 16, 2012.

The NW Autumn Classic Prize List is now online. Entries due WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2012

Sections for both the finals and championships include:

High Performance Working Hunter
Performance Working Hunter 3'6" to 3'9"
Performance Working Hunter 3'3"
Green Working Hunter: 1st and 2nd year
Amateur Owner Hunter: 18 to 35, and 35+
Amateur Owner 3'3"
Regular Conformation Hunter
Green Conformation Hunter
Junior Hunter: small 15 and under
Junior Hunter: large 15 and under
Junior Hunter: small 16 to 17
Junior Hunter: large 16 to 17
Pony Hunter: small, medium and large
Green Pony Hunter: small, medium and large    Pre-Green sections
Children's Hunter Horse: 13 and under, 14 to 17
Children's Hunter Pony
Adult Amateur: 18 to 35, 36 to 49 and 50+
Low Junior Jumper
Junior Jumper
Low Amateur Owner Jumper
Amateur Owner Jumper
Children's Jumper High
Children's Jumper Low
Pony Jumpers
Adult Amateur Jumper
Young Jumper: 5-, 6- and 7/8-year-old

USHJA Zone 9 Finals
Zone Finals Bonus Point Chart
Placing Bonus Points for each class
1 = 50
2 =40
3 =30
4 = 20
5 = 10
6 = 5
7 = 4
8 = 2

Champion (Hunter only) 100
Reserve (Hunter only) 75
Champion and Reserve bonus points will be given to Zone Hunter Finals sections that follow HU148.
Champions will receive 100 bonus points for each section completed and Reserve Champions will receive 75
bonus points.
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.
Junior Jumper and Amateur Owner Jumper points will be based on one point for every dollar won.

USHJA Zone 9 Championships
Zone Championship Bonus Point Chart
Placing Bonus Points for each class
1 = 100
2 = 80
3 = 70
4 = 60
5 = 50
6 = 40
7 = 30
8 = 20

Zone Championship Classes will only receive the bonus points for 1-8th places.

 

 

Evergreen Classic Footing In Good Hands

by Katherine Wade-Easley June 1, 2012 in Shows

When deciding which horse show is a favorite, everyone has a different priority– which one has the most prize money, the best exhibitor parties or the coolest prizes. But when it comes to picking which horse show is the best one for your horse, Trainers, Exhibitors and Owners alike all have the same priority; footing.

Everyone loves the beautiful setting  of the Remlinger Farm’s Equestrian Park; Mount Rainer off in the distance, the grass fields and trees for as far as the eye can see. But getting the footing right has posed a challenge over the years. The WSHJA and Show Manager, Dianne Johnson, knew that the footing had to be addressed in order to make this show a win for riders and horses. With that in mind, Hans Van Meenen was hired to make it work.

For those of you unfamiliar with Hans, a drive down to Bend, OR and a trip around the grass fields at the Oregon High Desert Classic horse show will give you an idea of why the WSHJA chose Hans to be their man. With beautifully groomed fields that last for two weeks of horse showing in both heat and wet, Hans has proven his skills with grass as he developed a scruffy blackberry field into a beautiful hunter/jumper show.  More...

USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Program

by WSHJA Member Services May 31, 2012 in Awards, Shows

Letterman jackets and varsity letters have long been a tradition of the American high school experience. Whether it’s from track and field or basketball, earning your letter and wearing it proudly is a rite of passage but until recently, equestrian student athletes were left out of these acknowledged ranks.  Today’s equestrians have more opportunities than ever before to compete on interscholastic equestrian teams and now thanks to the United States Equestrian Federation’s increasingly popular High School Equestrian Athlete program, teens interested in earning their letter in equestrian have got it made.

The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program began in the fall of 2009 and was born out of a growing number of high school students wanting their sport of choice—equestrian—to get the same recognition as all the other traditionally recognized sports.  “What initiated the program,” says Jennifer Mellenkamp, Director of National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs at the USEF, “was simply supply and demand.  We were receiving phone calls from parents saying, ‘is there anything offered that would recognize high school equestrian athletes? They spend just as much time training or competing as football and basketball players,’” recalls Mellenkamp.

The program quickly found its stride, and the response has been overwhelming. “Right now we have nearly 5,000 students enrolled.” says Mellenkamp.  “Parents have told us the school systems don’t understand the training and dedication that is involved to be an equestrian athlete” adds Mellenkamp, “and there is often no recognition for these athletes within their school systems. We felt we needed to start something to give all equestrian athletes the acknowledgement they deserve.”

The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program was created as a means for students to receive recognition for their individual achievements regardless of if their school recognizes equestrian as a sport.  Students are responsible for tracking their own hours and competitions which means support from the student’s school is not necessary to participate.  Individuals who do compete interscholastically are able to use their team practice hours and competitions towards meeting the annual requirements.  The program does provide schools with updates and information about the students. “We’re hoping this will initiate conversations with the schools,” says Mellenkamp, “and that they will start taking notice of the equestrians that are enrolled.” More...

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

 

2012 Evergreen Classic Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

by WSHJA Shows April 18, 2012 in Shows


WSHJA is pleased to announce that it is now accepting sponsorship reservations for the 2012 Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show.

The Evergreen Classic is the premier hunter jumper equestrian event in the state of Washington. Featuring the top hunter jumper horses and riders in the region, this show benefits deserving charities each year. Don't miss this opportunity to expose your brand  to a highly targeted audience at this exceptional event!

Sponsorship details and more informaion is available here:

 An overview of all WSHJA sponsorship opportunities and benefits can be viewed here