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WE LOVE OUR DADS!

Father’s Day has come and gone but we still want to honor our dads. Professional Stephanie Peterson is sure that there is no way she could have accomplished all she has with the help of her father, pictured above.

Ryder Richardson Receives Gochman Family Grant from USHJA

“Dreams do come true!" said Ryder Richardson after learning he was selected as one of three recipients of the Gochman Grant offered through the USHJA. "I can't believe I was chosen to attend USEF Pony Finals as a Gochman Grant recipient; it is the biggest honor of my life.”

CHJF Awards Foundation Scholarships

The Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation has awarded its annual scholarships to four very deserving members including Olivia Barden, Claire Aden, Rachel Benson and Lexie Karet.

Olivia will be attending Colorado State University this coming fall with the intention of majoring in Business or History with a minor in Chinese. She earned the $500 Spirit of Excellence Scholarship in honor of Grace McReynolds, the $500 Spirit of Excellence Scholarship in honor of Gianna Lantieri and a $1,000 Category A Scholarship from the Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation.

Junior Committee Ramps Up

Submitted by Maggie Klau

For the 2018 show season CHJA, is revitalizing the CHJA Junior Committee. Alexia Honegger is our liaison with the CHJA Board Member. The junior committee consists of Jocie Wille, Maggie Klau, Tori Weed, Dominic Gibbs, Sammie Duray and Delaney Hamilton. We are working together to connect juniors all over the state of Colorado.

Ask The Expert - "Expression" in the Hunter and Equitation Rings

Ask The Expert - Kay Beard, ‘r’ Licensed Official

The question has been raised often in recent times regarding a horse showing expression in the Hunter and Equitation rings.  The good news is here has been a shift in perception around  judging hunters that allows for a demonstration of physical enthusiasm on course.  But let's explore this deeper in order to answer the question by first defining expression as it pertains to horses showing in the hunter and equitation disciplines. 

CHJA CELEBRATES 55 YEARS WITH "FABULOUS FIVE" SPECIAL EVENTS

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.”

LOOKING TO SECURE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY FOR YOUR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION OR ADVANCE YOUR HORSE SHOWING? CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES

2018 Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation Scholarships:

THE START OF SHOW SEASON MEANS HAVING EVERYTHING IN ORDER BEFORE YOU GET TO THE SHOW OFFICE

Ask the Expert: Meg O’Meara

It’s show season! You are practicing at home without stirrups, cleaning your tack after every ride and finally getting those stubborn manure stains off your horse’s legs. But, are you ready for the show office? Let’s take a few minutes to cover some horse show office dos and don’ts and answer some commonly asked questions.

Horse Show Office Dos

News from USEF

In January, US Equestrian passed several rule changes that took effect on April 1st. To ensure that you are up to date on these rule changes, click HERE.

News from USHJA

Are you getting the most out of your USHJA membership? USHJA has expanded its benefits and discounts program exclusively for its members. In addition to USHJA’s current offerings, the following discounts are now included:

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