November 2017 - IEHJA Update
Written by CRM
Monday, 30 October 2017 21:15
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Increased cash awards for Fall Festival End of Year Horse Show.

Our president Gretchen Clark announced an increase in prize money awards for the Fall Festival End of Year Horse Show. “Cash awards are really appreciated by the riders,” states Gretchen “as it helps to offset the cost of competition.” IEHJA will be offering a $500 Derby, a $100 Stirrup Classic and a $100 Green Rider Hunter Classic. In addition, the $250 rider scholarship will again, be provided. These new cash awards are higher than previously announced due to the support of new sponsors and IEHJA members. Couple the cash with the great awards IEHJA traditionally offers for class, division and medal classes and riders may reap a bonanza of prizes.

Another big draw of the Fall Festival is that it is open to all riders, not just IEHJA members. Southern California riders at all levels of competition have the opportunity to participate in this three-day event. Scheduled for November 17-19 at the City of Industry Expo Center, the location is central and easily accessible to riders in the Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange and Greater San Diego County areas. The facilities are first class and offer a covered arena, two outside competition arenas, warm-up areas and permanent barn facilities. A large storage area for horse trailers makes unloading and maneuvering easy. RV hookups are also available.

The show schedule is organized to make it easier on riders and trainers. Friday is a “jumpers only” extravaganza. All jumper classes will be held in the outside arena with warm-ups immediately adjacent. This allows riders to focus on one thing only, turning in a clean and fast jumper round! Hunter riders will get a chance to warm up in the covered arena late on Friday.

The IEHJA Board of Directors also hosts a Meet and Greet Friday night barn party. The party provides a great time for IEHJA members and non-members to get to know each other, eat good food and participate in bouncy ball and stick horse races. Some competitors even spend Friday night writing their scholarship essay, ready for submission bright and early on Saturday morning.

Saturday and Sunday are filled with hunter divisions, medal classes and the derby. Most are held in the covered arena with a few divisions held outside. Course designer Kelly James promises interesting jumps and courses that challenge the riders’ skills. Some “just for fun” classes like hunter pairs will also be held during the weekend competition.

IEHJA is offering a trainer incentive for early stall reservation and payment. The first 10 trainers that reserve and pay for five or more stalls will receive a free tack room or additional stall. To participate in the trainer incentive program call Gretchen Clark at 909-798-9479. Also, a $10 discount will be offered on 2018 IEHJA memberships purchased at the show.

November 3, 2017 is the deadline for Fall Festival End of Year Horse Show entries. For more information contact Show Management: Gretchen Clark 909-798-9479 or Susan Smith 951-371-6190.