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The CHJA Hunter Challenge program is a fun competition for horse/rider teams through which participants can earn year end awards and prizes. Specs for the program are as follows:

1)  Each team consists of three horse/rider combinations. Teams will select a Team  name and register their three horse/rider combinations  with the Hunter Challenge Coordinator at carolomeara@aol.com. A check for $30.00 per team should be made out to CHJA and mailed to:

2016 Hunter Challenge Winners - North Woods Ninjas
At their October 23, 2017 meeting, the CHJA Board passed several rule changes:
 
  • Riders must provide government approved proof of age upon request of the Member Support Manager.
  • In all Medal Classes, at least three riders must complete the entire course for qualifying points to count. Riders who compete but do not complete the course are not counted in the three.
  • Riders who compete but do not complete the course are not counted in the number of riders used to determine points earned in medal classes.

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.

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 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.

Our Copper Penny Horse Shows are right around the corner and we want to thank our generous sponsors. Without them, it would be almost impossible to host this member-favorite show!

Balance Chiropractic

Canterbury Tack & Apparel

eVet

Four Winds

Foxcreek MEO

Gemstone Ventures

The Grey Tail

In Stride, Inc.

Just a Little Farm

Meridian Riding Club

Meg and Carol O'Meara

Paradise Found Farm

Wesley Fox

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.

“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.”

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