The Colorado Hunter Jumper Association is currently following the State of Colorado‘s regulations regarding COVID-19 and staying updated on best practices moving forward for the safety of our local equestrian community.

The CHJA Board of Directors will have a virtual meeting on May 18th to discuss the protocol for show points to resume.

April 6, 2020

The CHJA Board of Directors has voted to extend the points policy stated below to May 3, 2020 and will reassess at that time. 

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,

The Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation is pleased to announce that several scholarships will be available for 2020. These Scholarships are funded in part by donations from the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association and in part by the generosity of CHJA members, family, and friends who participated in the Silent Auction at the Awards Banquet. Special appreciation goes to Sarah Watson who coordinated the auction, and her team of volunteers who made it possible.

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

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.