All USEF ‘R’ and ‘r’ Stewards, Judges and Course Designers are automatically CHJA Approved

CHJA Approved Judges as of 1/1/2022

  • Alsberg, Jenny
  • Ayers, Syd 
  • Fox, Wesley
  • Grayson, Tyler
  • Henry Sowder, Micca
  • Langley, Caroline
  • Maybank, Marion
  • Nutt, Devon
  • O’Meara, Meg
  • Schiefen , Dan
  • Waring, Joanne

CHJA Approved Course Designers as of 7/18/2022

  • Alsberg, Jenny
  • Certain, Liz 
  • Ferguson, Tracye
  • Grayson, Laurie

The CHJA Board of Directors adopted several Rule Changes at their meeting on October 3, 2022. These rules take effect on December 1, 2022. The updated Rule Book will be available online by November 15, 2022, if not sooner. See the Rule Book for exact wording of the rules. Here is a summary of the changes:

“ EMT” will now be “Qualified Medical Personnel”, defined as an EMT, Paramedic, Certified First Responder, Physician or Registered Nurse trained in pre-hospital Trauma Care, and currently licensed under Colorado law.

Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation is pleased to announce that two deserving Colorado Hunter Jumper Association  members have been awarded scholarships for 2022.  The  $3000.00 Hammerman Scholarship, generously donated by the Hammerman Foundation, was awarded to Andrea Russell. Andrea will be continuing her studies in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Microbiology at Colorado State University. She will also continue her equine involvement through rehabilitation and retraining of horses.

Andrea Russell, $3,000 Hammerman Scholarship Winner

The CHJA Board has agreed to waive the portion of  Rule 2.1 F regarding addition of new shows after May 1 for 2022. Applications for new shows will be accepted for the remainder of the competition year. Approval of new shows remains on a first come first served basis, and any new show must still be approved by the CHJA Board.

Contact Carol OMeara, Show Standards Chair, at for information or a Show Application.

Information from the Officials Committee

General Information:

Effective December 1, 2019, all judges and course designers for Group II CHJA shows must be approved by the CHJA Officials Committee (CHJA Rules 4.3D and 4.4).The CHJA Officials Committee has been charged with determining the criteria and process for approval.

USEF rated judges and course designers are automatically approved by the CHJA Officials Committee and do NOT need to go through the CHJA approval process.

The CHJA Board made modifications to two Rules at their December 13, 2021, meeting:

The Precedent Chart(Rule7.18) was modified to remove the asterisk next to Pre-Children’s and Pre-Adult Hunters. Horses who win Divisions at 3’ or higher will now be eligible for these awards.

Rule 7.19 has been modified to make the date for Finalizing Results November 30 instead of December 7. This coincides with the membership year.

The following definitions are from the USEF Rule Book and are used by CHJA to define the terms Compete and Complete

HU119 Definition of Competed.  A horse has competed in an over fences class when the horse’s entry number and a score for at least the first jump are recorded on the judge’s card. A horse failing to complete the entire course is not eligible to receive points, awards, or prize money. A horse has competed in an under-saddle class when the horse has entered the ring.