March 27, 2020

The CHJA Board of Directors has voted to extend the points policy stated below through April 16th, 2020 and will reassess at that time.

March 13, 2020

Dear CHJA Members,

There is no higher priority than the safety of our membership. We are staying on top of information being issued from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), our local government and health agencies regarding COVID-19.

The viability of 2020 CHJA managed shows will be assessed as the dates draw closer.

A Step 2 Lottery for March 13 and 14, 2021 Show Dates is now open to any CHJA member who does not have a Show Date. Members interested in entering the Step 2 Lottery should request an application from the Show Standards Chair at The application and a $100.00 deposit must be received by April 5, 2020. The drawing will be held on April 6 to determine who will be awarded the date. Members who do not receive the date will be refunded $50.00.

CHJA Approved Judges as of 3/12/20

  • Adams, Jack CHJA
  • Alsberg, Jenny CHJA
  • Ayers, Syd CHJA
  • Beard, Kay r
  • Bunker, Harriett R
  • Bytner, Daphne r
  • Dennehy, Liza. R
  • Grayson, Laurie R
  • Grayson, Tyler CHJA
  • Kaneps, Victor r (jumpers)
  • Lewis, Jen r
  • Malmqvist, Davin. R(Jumpers)
  •  Marken, Jody. r
  • Maybank, Marion. R. (Jumpers) CHJA
  • Nielsen, Beth. R
  • Nixon, Kristin. R
  • Nutt, Devon CHJA
  • O’Meara, Meg CHJA
  • Rinedollar, Molly R (Welsh) CHJA

The Colorado Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nearly 50 equestrian professionals and show managers who attended the Town Hall discussion on March 2nd. The CHJA Board of Directors is volunteer based and is dedicated to the betterment of the local horse show community for its members. With the support from this group and other CHJA members who sent emails and comments we are looking forward to the 2020 season and beyond.

CHJA Town Hall 2020
by Carol O’Meara
Show Standards Chair

Due to problems with our previous policy for assigning show dates which open due to loss of seniority or non-renewal, the CHJA Board adopted a new policy at the February Board Meeting. The policy can be found in the Show Managers Packet on this web site. Contact Show Standards with any questions. or 303-779-4963.

The Kris McConnell Award is presented annually by the Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation. The award is given to a CHJA member who has provided outstanding service to a Charitable Organization. The award includes a donation to the charity in honor of the recipient.

Ryder Richardson
December 19, 2019
USHJA Annual Meeting

I recently had an opportunity to attend the USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver. It was an eye opening experience, especially for a junior. I was able to sit and observe important business, interact with top professionals, ask questions, and comment in actual board meetings. It was fascinating to witness the process that organizations must take so that everything runs smoothly for its members.

Ryder Richardson