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Have you checked out The Equestrian Confidential yet? Founded by two GSDHJA members, EC is a proud supporter of GSDHJA and a dedicated hub for amateur riders in Southern California and beyond.
The Equestrian Confidential was born from a need for an online space for the huge community of horse show addicted, dedicated, horse loving amateur riders to connect, converse, and come to for tips, tricks, wine recommendations, a good laugh, and a hefty dose of positivity. EC was created by a dynamic duo of one trainer with a barn full of mildly anxious, hard working, highly social adult riders and one of those very adult amateurs, both who realized the community was missing a place for everyone to come together (outside of their own barns).
While there are a few equestrian blogs, websites, and social networks out there, most of them are focused either on professional riders, show news, or multi-discipline advice that isn’t really geared to what the amateur show rider wants to know. Where’s the frank discussion on ringside anxiety? Where’s the skincare tips for blazing hot show weekends? Most importantly where is the wine list?
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June 14, 2018
Please note this rule change only affects riders who also compete on the "A" circuit. With fewer multi-day shows being… Read more…
April 14, 2018
PLEASE check your points often. We will correct all errors brought to our attention, BUT we can't modify points too… Read more…
January 22, 2018
The GSDHJA Annual General Meeting will be held Friday, February 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This… Read more…
December 11, 2017
Click here to buy banquet tickets. You must purchase before December 30th this year to get the reduced rate of… Read more…
December 6, 2017
Click here for a printable page of the 2018 Rules and Specifications. The first change involves Green Rider Hunters. The 1st season rule will… Read more…
September 25, 2017
Again this year at the Champ show, we have have Next Day Signups operating. We are starting slow with only… Read more…
August 26, 2017
GSDHJA is hosting an informative and valuable clinic opportunity with Julie Winkle, licensed Hunter, Equitation, Hunter Breeding and Jumper judge… Read more…
August 23, 2017
Since so many shows got rained out at the beginning of the season (and with fewer multiday shows on the… Read more…
July 16, 2017
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW / ‘A’ Circuit: IF riders* and/or horses* also compete on the “A” circuit, they must meet ONE of… Read more…
May 30, 2017
Just a quick reminder that for the horse pointed divisions (all non-Achievement), riders, trainer, AND horse owners must all be… Read more…