The Fall Finale show wrapped up Sept. 23 at the Colorado Horse Park amid many smiles and compliments. This show is the first step in CHJA developing a true season finale championship event.

"Our Fall Finale Show gave the membership a first glance at how a true year-end championship horse show would look for CHJA," said Tracye Ferguson, show manager and CHJA vice-president. "We got great feedback during the show. So many trainers and exhibitors have approached me since to tell me how much fun they had and how much the loved it!"


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Editor's Note: The following are excerpts from an interview conducted by Jen Lewis with Helen Gould earlier this year. It is part of a larger effort from CHJA to gather important information about the formation and growth of our association through the years. If you know of someone who should be interviewed or would like more information, please contact

Helen:  I came here to go to school at CU. [From New York state]

Jen:  And did you go to school?

H:  Mm-Hmm

Rule Change Proposals for 2019

Rule Change Proposals for 2019

These proposals will be considered and voted on at the Board of Directors meeting on October 15, 2018. See the CHJA Web Site for meeting time and location.


1. Amend Bylaws Article XII Rule Changes to add a new letter H:

Changes required to be in compliance with changes in USEF/ USHJA/Zone 8 rules and specs may be made by the Rules Committee without going through steps A-E. The membership will be notified of any such changes within 45 days.


Copper Penny Memories

Rainbow Through the Horse's Ears
In the driver's seat
Everyone has a mustache
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copper penny 4
copper penny 5
ribbons galore
just breath
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copper penny 10
copper penny 11
copper penny 12

It's hard to believe that our Copper Penny Horse Shows were about a month ago but here we are - school has started and the days are definitely feeling a bit cooler. This year, CHJA tried a new format by eliminating the A-rated shows in Estes Park opting instead for two weeks of traditional locally rated classes with a number of special classes and events.

CHJA Debuts the Fall Finale Horse Show September 22-23 at Colorado Horse Park

Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association is hosting a locally rated horse show at the Colorado Horse Park Sept. 22-23. This isn't just any old horse show, though. It will be in an all-Classics format with prize money, special awards, extra points and more derby-style courses.

News from the Nation


Application Deadline Approaching for 2018 Vital Horse Show Staff Award

This wonderful award recognizes two horse show staff members (one from each coast) for their behind the scenes work to make horse shows successful. CHJA and Zone 8 are filled with dedicated and passionate horse show staff, so who will you nominate? Hurry, the deadline is October 5th! Learn more HERE.

Zone 8 Contingent

Well, lookie here! It's Delaney Flynn, Rob Gage and Tali DeJong really representing Zone 8 at Old Salem for NAYC!

Electronic Vet, LLC

Safe | Simple | Secure

Technology. As reliant upon it as we are in every other aspect of our lives, is it missing in the equestrian industry? In 2014, Barbara Blasko, MD realized that paper documents containing equine medical records are most commonly produced for the purpose of competition entry, as well as general equine management. This problem leaves owners, trainers, riders and competitions vulnerable to losing the paper documents and/or the potential for falsification of any document. Thus, Electronic Vet, LLC (“eVet”) was born.

Makiah Wentz Wins Inaugural CHJA Junior Rider Grant

Makiah Wentz has earned the inaugural CHJA Junior Rider Grant presented by the Junior Committee. The grants are designed to help young riders in Colorado show and compete.

Makiah, who will be a junior at Pine Creek High School, trains with her mom, Amberlee, and her grandmother, Frances Nix. She competes in the CHJA Medals and equitation divisions.

She, along with other applicants, submitted an essay which was then numbered to ensure anonymity. These essays were read and evaluated by the Junior Committee and then by CHJA President Jill Pelzel.


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