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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!

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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.

Did you know that USHJA keeps a list of approved equine retirement facilities? The list is maintained by the Horse and Rider Advocates Committee, and it is reevaluated every 12 months to ensure accuracy of information. Click HERE to view the list.

FEI President Ingmar De Vos’s speech at the recent IOC/ASOIF IF Gender Equality in Leadership Forum, reviewed the organization’s rich history of gender equality, while still acknowledging that more work must be done. Click HERE to learn more.

By: Tori Weed, CHJA Jr Committee Member

CHJA wants to congratulate and wish good luck to all Colorado junior riders heading to IEA Nationals April 20-22 in Syracuse, NY. Everyone worked hard all season and we’re excited to watch them represent Colorado in New York this year. Read below to hear a couple of our qualified riders talk about what they’re most excited about for IEA Nationals.

 

Rider: Stephany McConnell

Class: Varsity Challenge

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