The GSDHJA Board recently updated the way qualifying points are awarded for Medals. In a nutshell, more points are now awarded if you competed in a large class with many riders.

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First, I would like to thank you and all those involved in organizing the Greater San Diego Championship Show.  It was an incredible experience that I will always hold dear to my heart. As a young 13 year old I dreamed of participating in English horse shows and winning ribbons.

Now as a 59 year old mother of three adult girls I have been able to pursue my dream of learning to ride English and showing. My first show last year was at Sycamore stables and I was so incredibly nervous that my coat was sopping wet.  I will admit I did feel just a tad bit out of place. This old lady on a big horse next to these adorable young riders with many on beautiful ponies….

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As the volunteer maintainer of the computer code and website here at GSDHJA, I just wanted to recognize the overworked Amy Drinco of Hunter Valley and the rest of the GSDHJA Board for all their work in running the GSDHJA. As a non-profit all volunteer organization (unlike, say USEF), this little regional horse association does A LOT.

It maintains one of easiest to use yearly point tracking systems (sorry we are late right now with the December and January points – we are looking to revamp how Medal points are awarded – they should be up in about a week).

It runs THE BEST year end championship show that I have ever seen. With THE BEST PRIZES. Both at the show and year end.

It runs a wonderful yearly awards banquet.

It fosters good solid competition without having to pay 2-3 times as much for show fees as on the “A” circuit.

It even mails out awards to you (while enduring people questioning the $10 or $20 fee to do so).

ALL money collected in show fees, banquet fees and champ show fees goes back to competitors in the form of prizes (except for direct expenses like postage, Internet hosting, etc.).

So THANK YOU GSDHJA!

 

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Come and audit a clinic with Mark Bone. Everyone is welcome to attend this very special and educational event with one of the top trainers in the country.

Kelley Fielder and Mark Bone at Spruce Meadows

Kelley Fielder and Mark Bone at Spruce Meadows

The clinic will be held on Friday, January 10th in the afternoon, and Saturday, January 11th in the morning. Please RSVP by contacting Kelley Fielder at (818)522-5639 or let us know on the Surfside, LLC Facebook page!

 

Click here to renew your 2014 GSDHJA membership. While you’re at it, you can buy your banquet tickets for the January 18th year end Banquet. Not to be missed!

 

The year end Banquet will be held Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Bahia Hotel starting at 5:00pm. Cost is $60.00 per person for dinner. If you cannot attend the banquet, you can request your award(s) be mailed to you for a fee.

Click here to RSVP for the banquet and optionally add your 2014 membership renewal to the same shopping basket.

We are accepting Congratulation Ads this year again in the banquet program!! Click here to get more information and buy an ad.

 

Click here to download the Champ Show Entry Form that was inadvertently left out of the printed premium.

AA Medal qualification has been changed to ONE point.

www.horseshowtime.com is now ready to accept online entries for the Championship Show.

ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 21st.

Trainers – remember to contact Shayne with your stall/tack room counts by the same date at 760-945-9278 or chestnuthillec@aol.com

GREEN RIDER EQ:  We inadvertently left Green Rider Equitation over fences and on the flat out of the premium/schedule. We WILL be offering these classes at the championship show and they will be numbered as follows:

112.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION OVER FENCES 12 & UNDER
113.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION OVER FENCES 14-17
114.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION OVER FENCES 18 & OVER
115.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION FLAT 12 & UNDER
116.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION FLAT 14-17
117.  GREEN RIDER EQUITATION FLAT 18 & OVER

To see what day these classes are going to be held, please click here for a REVISED SCHEDULE.

To read about cross entry restrictions, warmups, special jumpers, and Maiden/Limit/Equitation information, click here.

 

Click here to download the Championship Show Premium. Our year end finals will take place October 30 to November 3 this year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

All 1st place winners receive a coveted GSDHJA Champion jacket!

Double points, all medal finals, costume class, hunt teams of three and a featured $1000 Hunter Derby. Wow, shows don’t get much better than this!

 

Camille Burdick At Haven FarmsClick picture to see full screen.