With only a few more shows scheduled for the UHJA 2015 competition, it’s time to access the current year and consider plans for 2016. This was an unusual year in that there were a normal number of UHJA shows (10 hunter and 9 jumper) which included two hunter/jumpers shows produced by the newly formed Wasatch Horse Shows (WHS). In addition, the Wasatch group scheduled an additional four hunter/jumper shows (one cancelled) at the SL County Equestrian Park that were USEF rated, but not rated by UHJA. The increased number of show dates provided Utah riders with unprecedented flexibility but may have cut into the attendance and profitability at some but not all UHJA shows. The five WHS shows gave riders the opportunity to experience USEF shows without leaving Utah. In weeks to come, UHJA will be accessing the results of this years’ schedule to aid in planning for 2016.
The UHJA is composed of over a hundred members that range from beginner to expert, low income to wealthy, young to old, riders with in-state-only interests and members with out-of-state goals and so on. Representing the interests of such a diverse group might seem like and impossible task but so far the club has maintained a good reputation for doing so. Members elected to the UHJA board tend to reflect the diverse interests of trainers, families and individual competitors across the Wasatch front so that the full spectrum of opinions held by UHJA members are well represented at UHJA meetings.
In the next few months, the UHJA will be electing a board of directors. This board will likely include some 2015 members plus some new faces. Any one interested in becoming a board member or committee member is urged to contact a current board member to indicate their interest. Interested members may also contact me at .
It’s also time to consider creating rule changes for the 2016 season. Our rules over go small changes each year to reflect changing conditions and the rules can always be improved. A form for a proposed rule change will soon be available from this website. A rule change meeting will be conducted in October (check the exact date on the Calendar.)
ALL perpetual trophies MUST be returned to Lacy Bizios at the Medal Finals. Trainers, could you help remind those at your barns?
Here's the List:
If you are wondering whether you and your steed will be riding in the medal classes next month at the final UHJA show of the year, check out the following link for a list of 2015 qualifiers.
2015 Qualifiers List
Also, if you have rule changes you'd like to submit, you must attend the next UHJA meeting on October 7 and fill out the folowing Rule Change Application. You are welcome to email your Rule Changes to Nancy Armantrout or Barbara Wicks before Oct. 7 or bring them to the meeting.
Join International Grand Prix rider Ragan Roberts for a clinic at Rose Ranch Stables October 1- 2, 2015. This clinic with acclaimed international Grand Prix rider has become very popular and spots will fill quickly! Open to hunter, jumper and equitation riders of all levels.
A select number of rider openings are available and thanks to the support of USHJA Zone 8, financial assistance is available to riders who need monetary help to participate in a clinic. The clinic cost is $200.00 for two da
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