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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.

“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 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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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