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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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In January, US Equestrian passed several rule changes that took effect on April 1st. To ensure that you are up to date on these rule changes, click HERE.

Ask the Expert: Meg O’Meara

It’s show season! You are practicing at home without stirrups, cleaning your tack after every ride and finally getting those stubborn manure stains off your horse’s legs. But, are you ready for the show office? Let’s take a few minutes to cover some horse show office dos and don’ts and answer some commonly asked questions.

Horse Show Office Dos

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.”

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. 

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 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.”

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.

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