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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Are you getting the most out of your USHJA membership? USHJA has expanded its benefits and discounts program exclusively for its members. In addition to USHJA’s current offerings, the following discounts are now included:

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.

 

US Equestrian Implements Safe Sport Policy:

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.

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

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