August 2021 - Save the Date! IEHJA Announces 2021 Fall Festival Year End Show Date
Written by by Patti Schooley
Friday, 30 July 2021 03:36
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by Patti Schooley

IEHJA President Gretchen Clark is proud to announce the 2021 Fall Festival Year End Show scheduled for November 12th-14th at Galway Downs. This three-day show will have a slight change in format in that jumper classes will be interspersed throughout the show schedule rather than held on a separate day. This change allows for more Junior rider participation in jumper classes. Hunter, Equitation, jumper, and medal classes will be held in three rings with warm up areas nearby. As in past years, the IEHJA Fall Festival Year End Show is open to all riders no pre-qualifying required. Only the Medal Finals require previous participation and point accruement in IEHJA sanctioned Medal Classes. IEHJA plans to offer a Hunter Derby and Mini Prix in addition to its famous “scoot, boot and bounce” team event.  Please refer to the IEHJA website at and select “show calendar” to find the rules and regulation section for a full description of sanctioned divisions and medal classes.

IEHJA has seen a robust 2021 show season and related membership increase. A diverse number of venues have hosted IEHJA sanctioned shows including Victory at the Beach at the Huntington Beach Equestrian Center, South Coast Show Series at Bonita’s Sweetwater Farms, Showcase Show Series in Redlands,  Desert Hot Springs hosts the Saddle Show Series at Willowbrook and the North Inland County Show Series in Temecula. There is still time to join IEHJA,  just sign up online at our website. IEHJA members earn double points at the Fall Festival. Division champions, reserve champions and medal winners will be recognized at the Annual Banquet at Santa Anita Park in February 2022.

Gretchen Clark states “IEHJA has seen a pent-up demand for competition after the cancellation of most of the 2020 show season.” To date most shows have been bigger and better than ever and the application of Covid related rules have made for new efficiencies. Class sizes have increased with many riders stepping up to a new division. More walk-trot and green riders are participating, and medal classes are filling. Way to go riders!

So, mark your calendars, save your money and ready your horses for the IEHJA Fall Festival Year End Show on November 12th-14th! More information will be forth coming as planning progresses. Keep checking the website and social media platforms for details. Hope to see you there!


Riders studying the hunter course. Photo: Tina Fitch Photography

Masha Toroy and Strawberry Wine showing off their jumping skills.

Jasmine Wheatley and Forever Young

Team Garvy at IEHJA 2019 Fall Festival