Since so many shows got rained out at the beginning of the season (and with fewer multiday shows on the calendar) the number of riders who have qualified for the medals is much lower this season.  Because of that we have decided to drop the requirement to 4 pts and 2 pts.

  • To qualify for GSDHJA 3’3 Jr/Am Medal, 2’9 Child/Adult Medal and 2’6 AA Medal Finals, riders must have accrued 2 or more points in that Medal Class during the current show season.
  • To qualify for the GSDHJA 3’0 Medal, Flat Medal, 2’6 Jr Mini Medal and 2’3 Green Rider Medal Finals, riders must have accrued 4 or more points that Medal Class during the current show year.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW / ‘A’ Circuit:  IF riders* and/or horses* also compete on the “A” circuit, they must meet ONE of the following 2 conditions in order to compete at the championship show:

  1. Have competed in at least four (4) GSDHJA recognized shows during the current show season OR
  2. Have competed in a great number of GSDHJA recognized county shows than “A” circuit shows.

*Riders must meet this requirement in order to compete in any equitation class, medal finals, and/or classes that year end points are assigned to the rider (walk trot – green rider).

*Horses must meet this requirement in order to compete in any Hunter or Jumper class (except walk/trot-green rider) including  the Mini Prix, Hunter Derbies and other spotlight/stakes classes.


Just a quick reminder that for the horse pointed divisions (all non-Achievement), riders, trainer, AND horse owners must all be GSDHJA members for points to count. So even if you’ve dropped out of the sport as a rider, please keep renewing if you are leasing out your horse!


Nancy Reed, long time San Diego horse trainer, sadly lost her 5 year battle with cancer on February 26th. Nancy’s dedication to horses and riders and creating winning teams was honored last year with the Nancy Reed perpetual GSDHJA Hunter Derby Trophy. Click here for her obituary.


Just in time for a break from all this rain, the GSDHJA Year End Banquet!

It starts at 5:00pm this Saturday January 21, 2017 for cocktails and socializing, dinner served at 6:00pm.

Bahia Hotel – Mission Bay Ballroom
998 West Mission Bay Dr.
Mission Beach, California
(800) 288-0770

Online RSVPs for this Saturday’s banquet are now closed and we cannot accept any more reservations. Please text Amy Drinco directly at 619-518-7276 to see if there are any extra seats available.


Click here to purchase tickets.


Please buy your 2017 memberships NOW. Don’t delay and risk not having your hard earned points not counting. Click here to renew/buy your membership.

Note that the 2017 membership is valid for all November and December 2016 shows.

If you think you’ve already purchased your 2017 membership, click here to see the 2017 membership list. If your name isn’t on the list, please let us know.


La Paloma theater in Encinitas is showing the movie Harry and Snowman. HELD OVER! It is playing for an additional week, check the theater web site for times (scroll down). This is an awesome movie, not only for horse aficionados, but for anyone who has a heart.


This true story documentary recounts how an immigrant horse trainer in the 1950s bought a plow horse off the slaughter truck, and trained him to be a world champion jumper. Superb archival footage, with many twists and turns along the way. Every single person who has seen it says they loved it. Don’t miss it, it will be hard to find this movie later (indie documentaries don’t get much distribution).



Congratulations Kaila Reeves and her horses Jet Stream and Upper Class.



Can’t get much more fun than this!