Association News
September 2017 - CDS Update
Written by photos courtesy of Tamara Torti
Thursday, 31 August 2017 21:25
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Dressage shows off its young & fun side.

photos courtesy of Tamara Torti

CDS may be celebrating its 50th year, but the “golden” glow recently was all about the kids at the Junior/Young Riders Championships. These scenes are from the Northern Championships, held in late July at Rancho Murieta.

 
September 2017 - IEHJA Update
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 August 2017 21:23
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Fall Festival year-end show is right around the corner.

Mark your calendars, highlighting November 17-19, 2017, and plan to compete in the Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association’s (IEHJA) “Fall Festival” Year End Horse Show. The show venue will once again be the beautiful Expo Center in the City of Industry. This three-day event is open to all riders, offers 21 competitive divisions, USHJA Outreach Medals, IEHJA Medal Finals, Hunter Derby at graduated heights and a separate day devoted to jumpers only! For IEHJA members this show counts for double points.

 
September 2017 - USEF Equestrian Update
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 August 2017 21:02
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Board of Directors meeting outlines progress & plans for drug crack-down, membership growth, sport promotion & fee increases.

Letter to members from US Equestrian president Murray Kessler

The US Equestrian Board of Directors met July 24-25. During this meeting, it was evident that our Sport and our Federation is moving in the right direction and that our Strategic Plan, while still in its early days, is working.

 
August 2017- IEHJA Show Updates
Written by CRM
Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:53
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May & June competitions in Redlands & Temecula kick off a fun summer.

Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association (IEHJA) members successfully participated in two sanctioned shows during the months of May and June 2017. The venues included the May 21st Showcase Horse Show Series in Redlands and the June 10-11 Galway Downs County Series located in beautiful Temecula.  IEHJA riders proved to be competitive in many Divisions with a big showing in the cross-rail classes at both shows. Read more about the individual shows and rider accomplishments:

 
July 2017 - CDS Report
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 16:58
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Time to RAAC in August!

The California Dressage Society is still creating and initiating new programs as well as carefully maintaining the standards of the founders. One of the most popular proposals from Peggy Klump was for the Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC).

 
June 2017 - SAHJA Medal Finals
Written by Stacy Garland
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:14
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left to right Josie Perez, Grace Cotter and Emilie Bell.

Emily, Ashley & Emilie take top honors.

report by Stacy Garland • photos by Clarke Miller

The Sacramento Area Hunter Jumper Association’s 2017 Medal Finals took place on April 30 at Leone Equestrians, located in Sacramento, with over 60 riders participating.

Medal finalists each received a classic patterned C4 belt sponsored by Leone Equestrians and Tack Warehouse. In each division, champions took home a director’s chair and $100 gift certificate; reserve champion, an engraved brush box; and third place, an equine backpack. The always fun and festive draw party took place on Saturday night with pizza and drinks provided by Leone Equestrians, in addition to complimentary wine tasting from Shadow Ranch Winery and a special dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes Folsom, sponsored by Blackhound Equestrian and Stardust Pony Dreams. Throughout the weekend, riders participated in a fun photo booth challenge and the SAHJA raffle. Additional sponsors of the SAHJA Medal Finals included Oakland Tennis Club, Delphy Construction Company, Elegant Events and Sactown.com.

 
June 2017 - IEA National Finals
Written by Alex Bischoff
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:07
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Ribbons are only part of the fun at high school/middle school championship.

by Alex Bischoff

The minute you step through the doors, you find the bright lights streaming down onto the immense indoor arena. Directly in front of you are large collages of pictures of IEA riders and shows since the beginning of IEA in 2002. If you turn to your right, you see the draw table stacked with color-changing cups, one of which holds the name of your partner. If you turn to your left you find a gift shop, food and vendors. The further you walk down, the more sponsors, colleges and vendors you find.

 
September 2017 - Collegiate Equestrian Update
Written by CRM
Thursday, 31 August 2017 21:21
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National Advisory Board of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announces leadership changes & new member.

The National Collegiate Equestrian’s Association’s National Advisory Board announces the new leadership structure approved this summer. Tom O’Mara and John Hull will assume the position as co-chairs of the NAB for the next two years. Ongoing support from past co-chair Kelly Chapman will provide for an effective transition as she will remain as a member of the NAB. David May’s term on the NAB expires after serving as one of the primary architects of the NAB. Chapman and May were integral in the establishment of the NAB and provided the structure and network to support the growth of NCAA Equestrian toward championship status. “The NCEA truly appreciates the early efforts of David May and Kelly Chapman in building the NAB into a recognized entity. We are excited about the leadership transition and look forward to working closely with John Hull and Tom O’Mara,” said Dr. Leah Fiorentino, Executive Director of the NCEA.

 
August 2017 - CDS Report: The Pas De Deux
Written by by Gay Weaver
Saturday, 29 July 2017 19:57
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Dressage and Ballet.

by Gay Weaver, reprinted from Dressage Letters July 1972

Ballet and dressage are often compared to one another and indeed both emerged from the same sources, the Italian and French courts of the 16th and 17th centuries. One such comparison is made with the pas de deux, one of several terms that still exist in both disciplines, meaning a series of movements for two people.

 
July 2017 - LAHJA Update
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 17:10
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More Perks in the Horsemastership Scholarship Program

Every year, the Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association awards $5,000 in college scholarships to the three competitors with the highest overall score across the three phases  of its Horsemastership Scholarship Program. It consists of a written test, a hands-on stable management test, and a riding test. This competition is open to all junior members of LAHJA. Junior members of LAHJA who are interested in the Horsemastership Scholarship Program should sign up now and start studying—the written test must be completed by September 1.

 
July 2017 - Powerful Partnership
Written by CRM
Saturday, 01 July 2017 16:54
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California Riding Magazine becomes the official publication of the Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association.

California Riding Magazine and the Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association (IEHJA) announce a joint promotional program by establishing Riding as IEHJA’s official publication. This program, commencing July 2017, provides benefits for both participants. Riding magazine will provide a forum for publishing IEHJA’s end of year horse show, association activities, monthly show reports, member features, trainer highlights and annual awards banquet to name a few topics. IEHJA members and trainers will receive a special advertising rate through this joint venture and all members receive a complementary subscription to the magazine, which has a distribution of 20,000 plus.

 
June 2017 - Californians Shine at IHSA Nationals
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:10
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West Coast Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association teams brought rays of California sunshine to the 50th anniversary party that was the National Hunt Seat Championships May 4-7. The venue was the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and our riders made the cross-country trip worthwhile with good ribbons, rides and sportsmanship.

 

 
June 2017 - Youth Spotlight: IEHJA Stars
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:02
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Teamwork, getting back on and having fun are common denominators for Inland Empire members.

The Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association is a relatively new organization of dedicated riders and trainers who ride and compete around Southern California. Its next sanctioned competition is the Signature Show Series at Galway Downs June 24-25. For more information, visit www.iehja.com.