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The CHJA Officials Committee is excited to announce our CHJA Rules Supervisor program! If you are interested in becoming a CHJA Rules Supervisor, please look at forms below. This is a new program so please reach out with any questions by sending an email to the CHJA Officials Committee.

 

Ask the Expert: Celia Thomas

Although it feels like only yesterday that the show season ended, we are already gearing up for the 2018 season! I have been asked to discuss warm-up ring safety and protocols as well as checking in with the people who run the back gate at shows.

 

The Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation is pleased to announce that several scholarships will be available for 2018. 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 Franci Martin who coordinated the 2016 auction, and her team of volunteers who made it possible.
Scholarship Deadline is May 1, 2018.

The US Equestrian Federation released the attached official horse welfare and safety penalty guidelines.  

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.

Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, the Colorado Hunter Jumper Association is hosting a locally rated horse show at the Colorado Horse Park Sept. 22-23. This isn't just any old horse show, though. It will be in an all-Classics format with prize money, special awards, extra points and more derby-style courses.

FROM USHJA

Application Deadline Approaching for 2018 Vital Horse Show Staff Award

This wonderful award recognizes two horse show staff members (one from each coast) for their behind the scenes work to make horse shows successful. CHJA and Zone 8 are filled with dedicated and passionate horse show staff, so who will you nominate? Hurry, the deadline is October 5th! Learn more HERE.

Well, lookie here! It's Delaney Flynn, Rob Gage and Tali DeJong really representing Zone 8 at Old Salem for NAYC!

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Technology. As reliant upon it as we are in every other aspect of our lives, is it missing in the equestrian industry? In 2014, Barbara Blasko, MD realized that paper documents containing equine medical records are most commonly produced for the purpose of competition entry, as well as general equine management. This problem leaves owners, trainers, riders and competitions vulnerable to losing the paper documents and/or the potential for falsification of any document. Thus, Electronic Vet, LLC (“eVet”) was born.

Makiah Wentz has earned the inaugural CHJA Junior Rider Grant presented by the Junior Committee. The grants are designed to help young riders in Colorado show and compete.

Makiah, who will be a junior at Pine Creek High School, trains with her mom, Amberlee, and her grandmother, Frances Nix. She competes in the CHJA Medals and equitation divisions.

She, along with other applicants, submitted an essay which was then numbered to ensure anonymity. These essays were read and evaluated by the Junior Committee and then by CHJA President Jill Pelzel.

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