The Colorado Hunter Jumper Association will celebrate its 55th anniversary this year with a focus on five special event dubbed the Fabulous Five. These events include Copper Penny 1 and 2, the Fall Finale Classics Horse Show, Medal Finals and the annual Awards and Recognition Banquet.

“CHJA has a long and storied history of elevating the hunter/jumper sport through the years,” said Jill Pelzel, association president. “What started as the brainchild of some very visionary horse people has grown into an association that serves more than 800 people up and down the Front Range.”

The association also is rolling out a new sponsorship program designed to help underwrite many of the events, activities and offerings it provides members and others in the Colorado horse community. Annual or event sponsorships are available ranging in price from $25,000 to $50. Information on the levels and benefits is posted on the CHJA website HERE. Questions can be directed to

Formed in 1963, the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association is a competition based sport organization that serves its members through educational programs, awards and recognition, member communication, and the development and administration of competition rules. Affiliated with both the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association, CHJA strives to deliver the very best in programs, competitions and educational opportunities for all levels of hunter/jumper horses and riders - from beginner to professional.