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Voting for the 2019 CHJA Board of Directors is now open. Click here for details.

We are so thankful for all the support we received from our sponsors this year:

  • Balance Chiropractic
  • Canterbury Tack & Apparel
  • Carol & Meg O'Meara
  • Charlotte Meade
  • Deborah Whitcomb
  • Equine Performance Integrative Care
  • eVet
  • Fall River
  • Farm Four Winds
  • Foxcreek MEO
  • Gemstone Ventures
  • Grey Tail (Benefitting the Baco Fund)
  • In Deo Acres
  • In Stride, Inc.
  • Just a Little Farm
  • Kent Hill Farm
  • Littleton Equine Medical Center
  • Meridian Riding Club
  • Paradise Found Farm
  • RX Technologies
  • Spaces Real Estate/Grant Muller
  • Three Pines Farm
  • VHM Woodworking
  • Wesley Fox
  • White Harvest Farm

By Carol O’Meara, Rules and Specs Chair

Several Bylaws and Rule Changes were passed by the Board of Directors at their October meeting. An amendment to the Bylaws will streamline the process for making rule changes which are required to be in compliance with USEF/USHJA/Zone 8 Specs. Those changes can now be recommended by the Rules and Specs Committee and approved by the Board without going through the normal rule change process.

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.

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. 

“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.”

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), awards a student rider the National Sportsmanship Award each year. This year’s award was presented to Olivia Barden, a senior from Parker, Colo.

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.”

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.

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