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The CHJA Board will continue discussing Rule Changes at the next meeting on November 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The discussion will focus on proposals for name changes for Group II Divisions. One proposal is for Division Name Changes with No Changes in Specifications, the other is for Division Name Changes with Changes in Specifications. Both proposals are being provided to the membership for review and input. Please contact Carol OMeara, Rules and Specs Chair, at carolomeara@aol.com with any comments, questions or concerns.

The following Rule Change Proposals will be discussed and voted on at the CHJA Board Meeting on October 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting viz Zoom. Contact CHJA Secretary Kristina McCombine at harkin@colorado.edu to receive the link to the meeting.

This year has been a new and ever changing challenge to the entire horse community. The CHJA board of directors takes our responsibility to the membership very seriously. We are a group of elected volunteers who give our time with the goal of making horse showing in Colorado fun, equitable, competitive, and rewarding. This year, as never before, we have had to add health consequences for our competitors to our list of concerns.

To Our CHJA Community,

As COVID-19 continues to challenge us in all aspects of our lives, the CHJA Board of Directors are striving to provide a safe option to continue horse showing. With that, the Board has voted to cancel our Medal Finals for 2020, with concerns including financial costs, the National Western Stock Show as an indoor venue, and many other safety, uncertainty, and equity considerations.

Morgan Maucher and Maddie McAllister have received scholarships from the Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation. Morgan earned a $2,000 Category A scholarship and $500 CHJA Spirit of Excellence in Honor of Morgan Maucher. (In something of a fun twist, Morgan won the 2019 Group II Spirit of Excellence Award which gives a scholarship honoring the winner of that Year End Award. She then went on to earn that scholarship!) 

 

Morgan Maucher at the CHJA Medal Finals

CHJA Approved Judges as of 3/12/20

  • Adams, Jack CHJA
  • Alsberg, Jenny CHJA
  • Ayers, Syd CHJA
  • Beard, Kay r
  • Bunker, Harriett R
  • Bytner, Daphne r
  • Dennehy, Liza. R
  • Ferguson, Tracye R
  • Grayson, Laurie R
  • Grayson, Tyler CHJA
  • Kaneps, Victor r (jumpers)
  • Lewis, Jen r
  • Malmqvist, Davin. R (Jumpers)
  •  Marken, Jody. r
  • Maybank, Marion. R (Jumpers), CHJA
  • Nielsen, Beth. R
  • Nixon, Kristin. R
  • Nutt, Devon CHJA
  • O’Meara, Meg CHJA
by Carol O’Meara
Show Standards Chair

Due to problems with our previous policy for assigning show dates which open due to loss of seniority or non-renewal, the CHJA Board adopted a new policy at the February Board Meeting. The policy can be found in the Show Managers Packet on this web site. Contact Show Standards with any questions. carolomeara@aol.com or 303-779-4963.

The Kris McConnell Award is presented annually by the Colorado Hunter Jumper Foundation. The award is given to a CHJA member who has provided outstanding service to a Charitable Organization. The award includes a donation to the charity in honor of the recipient.

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