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October 2019 - IEHJA News: Come One, Come All
Written by by Patti Schooley
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 01:50
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Galway Downs is new location for IEHJA Year End Show Nov. 7-10.

by Patti Schooley

Inland Empire Hunter/Jumper Association president Gretchen Clark is excited to hold this year’s Fall Festival at beautiful Galway Downs in Temecula. This new venue “offers the facilities necessary to grow our year end show,” she states. Now, jumper classes can be offered both Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th. Clark expects this two-day format to attract more jumper riders particularly from the local area. “It no longer made sense for Inland Empire to hold its year end final in Los Angeles County. The bulk of our competitors come from the Inland Empire, Greater San Diego and Orange County.” The Temecula location is central to these competitors.

 

 
August 2019 - California Dressage Society
Written by CRM
Thursday, 01 August 2019 21:55
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Peak of activity throughout the state.

July was a busy month for CDS, on both ends of the state. The Junior/Young Rider Championships, South, took place at Galway Downs in Temecula on July 13-14. That same weekend, an Equine Insurance/Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC) was going on at Starr Vaughn Equestrian in the Sacramento area’s Elk Grove.

 

 
June 2019 - IEHJA News
Written by by Patti Schooley
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:36
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Association supports new memorial trophy honoring a special horse & partnership.

by Patti Schooley

The “Something So Right” Memorial Trophy is being offered as part of the Showcase Show Series held at Showcase Training Stables in Redlands CA. This was the home barn of Simon, shown under the name of Something So Right and his adult amateur owner Lauren Mauldin.

 

 
May 2019 - IEHJA Winter Show Roundup
Written by by Patti Schooley
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 02:29
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IEHJA Riders shine despite a rainy start to the show season.

by Patti Schooley

Southern Californians are so lucky, our show season can start in December and run for a full 12 months! The IEHJA season starts out in December with the Willowbrook Riding School Saddle Series in Desert Hot Springs.

 
April 2019 - IEHJA Update
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:50
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Annual awards banquet is a big hit.

The Inland Empire Hunter Jumper Association held its annual Red Carpet Awards Banquet on Sun., Feb. 17 at beautiful Santa Anita Racetrack. Attendees enjoyed a catered lunch as the 2018 Division Champions and Reserve Champions were presented to the Hunter, Equitation and Jumper winners. Also presented were the winners of the IEHJA Medals Final, IEHJA Medals Year End High Point, Medal Finalists and Year End High Point Trainers, presentation of the Showdown Perpetual Trophy and the USHJA Outreach Medals. A special presentation was made to the winning “Jump, Scoot and Bounce” team and the “Fall Festival” Year End Horse Show Hi Point trainer. Cruzzin Mobility Scooters sponsored both awards. Other sponsor recognition was given to Slews Chews, Hygain Feeds, Shaplys, Hunt Seat Paper Co., Hemp City, Dover Saddlery and California Riding Magazine. IEHJA thanks its sponsors, volunteers, riders and their families for a successful 2018 show season.

 
February 2019 - IEHJA Awards Banquet
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 February 2019 02:07
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Lorilee Franklin of Willowbrook Riding Club to be Presented Coveted Award on Feb. 17 at Santa Anita Racetrack.

Competitors from Willowbrook Riding Club should be doubly proud of the ribbons they won at the IEHJA End of Year Show. Not only did each ribbon recognize and award the individual riders’ accomplishments but also contributed to the total score for hi-point trainer. Together, Willowbrook riders won enough champion, reserve champion, medal finals and ribbons, from first place blue to eighth place brown, to claim the award for Lorilee. The prize, a scooter donated by Cruizzin Mobility Scooters, will be useful at shows and around the barn. At a top speed of 7 mph (even off-road), Lorilee can be at one arena to the next or at one end of her barn to the other in a matter of minutes! Congratulations to Lorilee and the Willowbrook riders.

 

 
January 2019 - The IEHJA Fall Festival End of Year Show is a “Cruzzin” Success!
Written by CRM
Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:05
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Riders compete in unique Ride, Scoot & Bounce Event with winning team taking home $1000 prize money.

IEHJA and sponsor Cruzzin Mobility Scooters, put on a first of its kind Ride, Scoot and Bounce event at the November 16-18, 2018 End of Year Horse Show. This Friday night event, held under the lights at the City of Industry Expo Center, was fiercely competitive and hugely entertaining.

 

 
October 2018 - IEHJA Update: It’s Showtime!
Written by by Patti Schooley
Thursday, 27 September 2018 19:35
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Year-ending Fall Festival set for November.

by Patti Schooley

The City of Industry Expo Center will again host the IEHJA Fall Festival end of year horse show Nov. 16-18, 2018. This event, open to all riders, culminates a very competitive 2018 show calendar.

 
September 2018 - Local Pony Clubbers Rock
Written by by Lindsey Allen
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:25
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Southern California Region Wins at USPC West Coast Championships.

by Lindsey Allen

"All regions line up on the east side of the arena for opening ceremonies in alphabetical order!”

My sister and I were among the first to reach the designated area, but we hesitated to form a line. As the organizer proceeded to recite the names of the United States Pony Club regions present, we exchanged amused smiles with the other girl from our region. Southern California was indeed to the rear of the line as we had thought. But it wasn’t just near the end. It was the end. Thus began our 2018 Pony Club Championships West experience at Donida Farm Equestrian Center in Auburn, WA, Aug. 6-10.

 
July 2018 - IEHJA Update
Written by by Patti Schooley
Friday, 29 June 2018 23:18
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Two new venues, in Norco & Bonita, join the association itinerary.

by Patti Schooley

The 2018 IEHJA Horse Show season just got better with the addition of two new IEHJA sanctioned shows, Parkside Horse Shows and the South Coast Show Series. Parkside Horse Shows are bringing hunter/jumper events back to Norco’s Ingalls Park while South Coast Show Series are being held at Sweetwater Farms in Bonita. These two venues provide new locations for IEHJA members and other Southern California riders to compete and chase points. Local trainers enjoy the proximity to their home barns resulting in more rider participation. Whether you trailer in or ride over to the show grounds, Parkside and South Coastal Series are an exciting and needed addition to the show calendar.

 
May 2018 - IEHJA Update
Written by by Patti Schooley
Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:30
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Highlights abound from a season that’s in full swing.

by Patti Schooley

The Willowbrook Saddle Series held Dec. 3, 2017 marked the start of the 2018 IEHJA horse show calendar. Held at the Willowbrook Equestrian Center in Desert Hot Springs, this was the third of an eight-show series that takes advantage of the beautiful weather during the winter, spring and fall months. In addition to the December date, shows were held on Jan. 7, Feb. 11 and Mar. 3. Future spring dates include May 20. Fall dates are set for Sept. 30 and an October date to be determined. The Saddle series is in its 26th year and is sanctioned by IEHJA, GSDHJA, OCHSA and USHJA Outreach. Class results and division champions can be found on www.horseshowtime.com but the following is a sampling of winners from each of the shows:

 
August 2019 - Toast to New Show
Written by by Patti Schooley
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 19:48
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Competitors enthusiastic about first Wine Country horse show.

by Patti Schooley

Galway Downs hosted 250-plus riders at this June 13-16 event. IEHJA was one of the sanctioning organizations offering hunter, jumper and medal classes, with GSDHJA offering $1000 Jr/AM Hunter Derby and $1000 Open Hunter Derby and Apple Cider Young Rider Hack among many specialty classes. The Wine Country Horse Show provided double points to GSDHJA members.

 

 
June 2019 - Interscholastic Equestrian Association Finals
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:32
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West Coast teams maintain their growing profile at middle and high school competition finals back East.

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association hosted its National Hunt Seat finals with over 350 young riders in grades 6-12 at the iconic Holland Arena in Harrisburg, PA – home to the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. From April 26-28, riders from across the United States showed outstanding poise, professionalism, sportsmanship and equestrian ability as they competed in both individual and team classes over fences and on the flat to determine the winners.

 
April 2019 - USHJA Grants
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:53
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Ninety thousand dollars in grants available to hunter/jumper association members.

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to open applications for more than 50 Zone grants and scholarships, offering over $90,000 in funding to support members’ aspirations.

 
April 2019 - Pony Club Update
Written by by Allie Carpenter
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:43
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Local members qualify for championships.

by Allie Carpenter, Regional Supervisor USPC So Cal Region

Each February, members of the United States Pony Club Southern California Region meet for a day of Horse Management competition at a local park in the hopes of qualifying for USPC Championships.  This August, competitors in three divisions will be headed to USPC Championships Central at the Colorado Horse Park after earning top scores at the regional quiz rally. The regional rally was held at Springacre Park in Irvine on Feb. 23 and was hosted by Bridges Equestrian Pony Club Riding Center of San Juan Capistrano.

 
January 2019 - Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association News
Written by by Shayne Wireman
Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:15
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A good year will be celebrated during Jan. 12 banquet.

by Shayne Wireman

The 2018 GSDHJA Championship Show was packed with fun events and special classes, and with over 300 horse entered, it was a busy week! Additional sponsorships help provide some nice improvements such as viewing tents, and box seats were available in the grandstand. Cunningham & Cunningham Equine Insurance was the title sponsor, and they hosted the Exhibitor Welcome Party, while Across The Rails Riding Academy and Jasmin Stair Stables hosted the Pizza Party, and Concord Equestrian Center hosted the Ice Cream Social.

 
January 2019 - SoCal Regional Pony Club News: Rally Time!
Written by photos: Olivia Putrin
Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:44
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New San Luis Rey Pony Club Riding Center knocks its first Rally out of the park.

photos: Olivia Putrin

Pony Club. These two words are synonymous with the growth and development of youth in equestrian sports and the organization itself is the largest equestrian organization in the world. Pony Club makes a huge impact on young equestrians every day, and when 4* event rider and coach, Olivia Putrino (formerly Loiacono) noticed there was a need for a Center in her area, she decided it would be a great addition to her program.

 

 
September 2018 - IEHJA: The Heat Is On
Written by by Patti Schooley • photos: Team Barn Mom Photography
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:27
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Members battle heat & each other chasing in points hunt for Fall Festival.

by Patti Schooley • photos: Team Barn Mom Photography

The “lazy days of summer” is certainly a misnomer when applied to the IEHJA summer horse show season. In Southern California it’s hot, it’s humid and the riders are certainly not lazy as they train and show in uncomfortable conditions. Most normal people (and by that, I mean non-horse owners/riders), do not understand a rider’s competitive passion.

 
August 2018 - IEHJA Update: Summer/Fall Show Season
Written by by Patti Schooley
Friday, 27 July 2018 03:35
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Still time to accumulate points for IEHJA end of year annual horse shows.

by Patti Schooley

Riders still chasing points or medal qualification need to look no further than the IEHJA show calendar. There are 11 one or two-day sanctioned shows scheduled between August and the end of October providing for plenty of competitive opportunities. With venues located in Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties, IEHJA offers a convenient location no matter where you live in Southern California. Additionally, most IEHJA horse shows have multiple sanctioning bodies including GSDHJA, OCHSA and USHJA. Medal classes are also offered by these same sanctioning bodies. Not a member of IEHJA? Sign-ups available on line at iehja.com or at individual show offices. The IEHJA competitive season ends with the “Fall Festival” scheduled for November 16-18 at the City of Industry Expo Center. This year end show is open to IEHJA members and non-members alike.

 
June 2018 - Show Report: Pony Club Mega Rally
Written by by Kimberly Rhodes
Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:05
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Young equestrians shine at El Sueno Equestrian Center.

by Kimberly Rhodes

The Camino Real Region Pony Club Mega Rally was held April 21-22 at the prestigious El Sueno Equestrian Center in Ventura County’s Somis. The Pony Club members competed in their choice of dressage or jumper classes as teams of three or four riders and a stable manager.

 
April 2018 - IEHJA Championship Awards Banquet
Written by by Patti Schooley
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:49
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Red Carpet awards event includes a day at the races at Santa Anita.

by Patti Schooley

The majestic San Gabriel Mountains provided the backdrop to the 2017 IEHJA Championship Awards Banquet held at Santa Anita Racetrack. This event, held Sunday, Feb. 18, included a spectacular awards presentation, a catered brunch and a day at the races. The banquet’s setting, located adjacent to the track’s finish line, offered up close race viewing. A dozen banquet tables accommodated IEHJA members, their families and friends. The awards tables ran the length of the banquet area and were layered with ribbons, jackets, trophies, silver cups, bridles, pads, picture frames and other prizes and forms of rider recognition.

 
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