2017 VHSA Special Award Winners
Congratulations to the following Special Award Winners:
Horseperson of the Year: Jenny Graham
Amateur Sportsmanship Award: Alex Johnson
Junior Exhibitor of the Year Award: This has been requested to be kept as a Surprise
Horse Show of the Year Award: Keswick Horse Show
The Awards will be presented at the VHSA Convention either on Saturday, Decmeber 2nd at the Hall of Fame Awards or on Sunday, December 3rd.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
The VHSA 2017 Associate Top Ten Best Horse Shows
Congratulations to the following horse shows that are the winners of the 2017 best Associate Horse Shows for the 2017 show season as nominated by the exhibitors, owners and trainers. This award was presented on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at The Homestead during the Awards Luncheon. The top ten best Associate Horse Shows and the Competition Managers of those shows are (in alphabetical order):
CVSJA Horse Show
Deep Run Horse Show
Elmington Farm Horse Show
Farmington Hunt Club Fall Show
Hazelwild Horse Show
Pam Herman Farm Horse Show
House Mountain Horse Show
VBHSA Cooler Horse Show
VPBA Benefit Show
Cindy Carson Downing
Molly Trimble Moore
|Date of Show
October 8, 2017
August 5, 2017
September 9, 2017
August 26, 2017
June 3, 2017
June 25, 2017
June 10, 2017
July 11-12, 2017
August 5-6, 2017
April 22, 2017
2017 VHSA Annual Meeting & Convention Information
The information for the upcoming VHSA Annual Meeting & Convention (weekend of December 1st), can be found on this website, under "Events", then click on "Convention" on the drop down menu. All forms can be found on the Convention page as well.
If you are unable to attend the Convention to pick up your awards, Championship and Reserve Ribbons will automatically be mailed to the winners directly from the Homestead. In order to have any 3rd through 6th place ribbons mailed to the winners, the VHSA office must receive requests in writing. Please include name of horse/pony, division, owner and where you would like the ribbon to be mailed. These ribbons will be mailed after the Convention.
2017 VHSA Yearling Futurity Competition
The 2017 VHSA Yearling Futurity was held Wednesday, August 30th at the Warrenton Horse Show. This event is sponsored by the Virginia Horse Industry Board and a grant of $5,000 was awarded to this Program which was used solely as Prize Money to all of the Virginia Bred Yearlings at this event. The 2017 competition consisted of eight yearlings, three Fillies (all Virginia Bred) and five Colts/Geldings (3 out of the five were Virginia Bred). The Yearling Colts/Gelding Champion was "Sandstone Rock Star", owned by Luci Strange and the Fillies Champion was "Pacific Avenue", owend by Anne Jones. The Grand Champion of the Event was "Pacific Avenue", owned by Anne Jones and the Reserve Grand Champion was "Sunlight Hill" owned by Diana Dodge. Congratulations to all and a big THANK YOU to the VHIB for their generous grant!
Grand Champion ~ Pacific Avenue, owned by Anne Jones
Reserve Grand Champion ~ Sunlight Hill, owned by Diana Dodge
US Equestrian Announces Effective Date for MPA Disclosure and Reporting Process
(THIS DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THE VHSA ASSOCIATE PROGRAM)
by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 21, 2017, 2:30 PM EST
Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian (USEF) announced today that September 1, 2017 will serve as the effective start date for disclosure and reporting of horses that are being given medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), commonly known as the human product Depo-Provera®. This is a follow-up to the announcement following US Equestrian’s Mid-Year Meeting and the Board of Director’s approval of the recommendation of the USEF MPA Panel.
The use of MPA is currently allowed at US Equestrian licensed competitions. In an effort to better understand the use of MPA in horses competing at US Equestrian licensed competitions, the collection of MPA disclosure forms will allow for a gathering of pharmacokinetic data in relation to the administration of MPA, including how long it lasts in horses’ systems.
If a horse has received MPA and is competing at a USEF licensed competition on September 1 or thereafter, an MPA Disclosure Form must be completed. Horses given MPA 90 days or less prior to September 1, who are competing on September 1, must also have a completed form.
Exhibitors will be able to locate the MPA Disclosure Form on the US Equestrian website, in both an electronic, as well as print version of the form. Additionally, an MPA Disclosure Form FAQ can be found online to assist with additional inquiries and questions.
It should be noted that an MPA Disclosure Form does not replace a Medication Report Form (MRF). An MRF should be filled out separately for all other medications, according to USEF Drugs and Medications rules and regulations.
Record Number of Adult Medal Exhibitors
The VHSA Amateur on the Flat Finals and the VHSA-EMO Adult Medal finished off the fantastic weekend of the Medal Finals Festival at the Lexington National Horse show held at the Virginia Horse Center this past weekend (August 11-13). The Inaugural Amateur on the Flat Finals had seventeen (17) exhibitors and the VHSA-EMO Adult Medal Finals had a record of twenty-five (25) exhibitors! The inumber of exhibitors in the VHSA-EMO Adult Medal is a very healthy increase from years past. Congratulations to Stephanie Guerlain of Charlottesville, Virginia, who was the VHSA-EMO Adult Medal Champion and also to Madeleine Lohr of Warrenton, Virginia, who was the VHSA AMateur on the Flat Champion! Congratulations to all of the winners.
Amateur on the Flat
1st - Madeleine Lohr
2nd - Emily Williams
3rd - Kori Pickett
4th - Ellie Williams
5th - Karly Clayton
6th - Allison Dayley
7th - Sarah Thomspon
8th - James McKinley
1st - Stephanie Geurlain
2nd - Emily Williams
3rd - Neysa Bryant
4th - Ali Seferovich
5th - Kori Pickett
6th - Kara Douglas
7th - Alyse Howse
8th - Victoria LaCivita
Triple Win at the VHSA-EMO Medal Final Festival
Congratulations to Lindsay Milligan and her trainers, Jan Simpson and Eric Dirks, on Lindsay not only being the Hunter Seat Medal Champion, but the VHSAChampionship on the Flat AND the Junior Horsemanship Champion! This is a first in VHSA history that the same rider has won all three awards in the same year. What an amazing night for Lindsay and her trainers.
We also want to congratulate all of the winners of the night!
Hunter Seat Medal Winners
1st - Lindsay Milligan
2nd - Madeline McManus
3rd - Danny Mahon
4th - Emma Jolly
5th - Grace Ayyildiz
6th - Ethan Maye
7th - Samantha Hawrysko
8th - Kelsey Campbell
Championship on the Flat Winners
1st - Lindsay Milligan
2nd - Haley Redifer
3rd - Lauren Rachuba
4th - Riley King
5th - Jocelyn Albaugh
6th - Jordi Gray
7th - Morgan Kazerman
8th - Helen Lohr
1st - Lindsay Milligan
2nd - Danny Mahon
3rd - Madeline McManus
4th - Grace Ayyildiz
5th - Kelsey Campbell
6th - Alexandra Gilbertson
7th - Samantha Hawrysko
8th - Kirsten Schuler
Congratulations to all of the 2017 VHSA-EMO Medal Final Winners!!
VHSA-EMO Children's Medal Finals
Congratulations to Riley King for winning the 2017 VHSA-EMO Children's Medal Finals!! Also congratulations to Celine Kimata as being Reserve Champion and Emily Cyrway for placing Third in the Finals.
All of the exhibitors did a great job. Congratulations to all!
1st - Riley King
2nd - Celine Kimata
3rd - Emily Cyrway
4th - Melissa Ryan
5th - Zoe Holliday
6th - Anna Ordonio
7th - Kayla Wolfe
8th - Gabrielle Glendening
Warrenton Pony Show Medal Finals
Thank you to the Warrenton Pony Show for hosting the 2017 VHSA/EMO Pony Medal and VHSA/EMO Children's Pony Medal and the VHSA Pony Equitation on the Flat on Friday, June 30th. Even with the rain delay and the fireworks delay all of the ponies did a wonderful job and Congratulations to all of the Qualifiers!! The 2017 Finals at the Warrenton Pony Show kicked off the inaugural VHSA/EMO Children's Pony Medal Finals and the VHSA Pony Equitation on the Flat. The Champion of the VHSA Pony Equitation on the Flat was awarded the Laura Beckman Rodes Perpetual Trophy presented by Laura Rodes and her son, Ryan Rodes, in the photo above. We greatly appreciate them both being able to join us for the Presentation of this brand new award. A very special thanks to all of Junior Members, the WPS Staff and our lovely judge, Linda Andrisani. A big thank you to our sponsors The EMO Agency, Champion Saddlery, Teresa Ramsay Photography, Journeyman Saddlers and Bows To The Shows.
Congratulations to the following Champions of 2017!
VHSA Pony Equitation on the Flat Winners
1st - Ellie Bruder
2nd - Isabella Karr
3rd - Peyton Tuttle
4th - Emma Smith
5th - Dorothy Breeze Tigar
6th - Marran Vansickle
7th - Christina Gonzalez
8th - Cassidy Bosch
VHSA/EMO Children's Pony Medal Winners
1st - Grace Theurich
2nd - Rayann Reese
3rd - Samantha Green
4th - Hugh Turner
5th - Allison Hines
6th - Elizabeth Lowham-Ruzzo
7th - Daisy Bishop
8th - Graydon Patterson
VHSA/EMO Pony Medal Winners
1st - Ellie Bruder
2nd - Agnes Hahn
3rd - Katie Triantos
4th - Isabella Karr
5th - Berit Smith
6th - Jennifer Markey
7th - Marran Vansickle
8th - Emma Smith
VHSA Presents the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
The VHSA Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals and horse/pony who will be inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame:
Ms. Sarah M. Irvine
Dr. Stewart Kohler
Mr. Robert Reel
Pandora, owned by Ms. Meg Malone Rhodes
Spanish Mint, owned by Mrs. Rucker
Congratulations to these very well deserving individuals and animals who join a very prestigious list of inductees. The VHSA Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Convention information will be posted on this website the week of September 25th.
VHSA Division Sponsorship
The 2017 Division Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Sponsorships cost $100 per Division and the Sponsors are listed on our website, in our VHSA Convention Booklet and the VHSA 2018 Yearbook. A full list of divisions that are available as well as those that already have sponsors can be downloaded here: 2017 Division Sponsors
The VHSA Sandy Gerald Memorial Collegiate Riding Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that beginning in 2017 the Sandy Gerald Memorial Collegiate Riding Scholarship will be awarded to a VHSA Member who is currently attending College. This $1,000 Riding Scholarship is being sponsored by Hollins University and will be chosen by a Panel of Collegiate Coaches. The Scholarship will be presented at the 2017 VHSA Convention/Awards Luncheon on Sunday, December 3rd.
MEMBERS NOT IN GOOD STANDING
Frederick Cooper - Outstanding Fees
Fae Cordova (Savannah Cordova) - NSF Check
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Paul Logan, Pachanga Farms - NSF Check & Rule Violation
Susie Mansell (Show Place Farm, LLC) - NSF Check
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jeanette Whitehurst (Carrie Ellis) - NSF Check
VHSA Handbook For Horse Showing
The VHSA Junior Members Committee created a wonderful guide for horse showing. This is a wonderful reference guide for all horsemen, regardless of age. The Handbook can be downloaded by following this link: VHSA HANDBOOK FOR HORSE SHOWING
The Official Sadler of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that Antares Sellier France is the Official Provider of Animal Health Products and Supplies of the VHSA. Please visit their website at www.antares-sellier.com
The Official Equine Transportation Company of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that MJR Horse Transportation of Keswick, Virginia, is the Official Equine Transportation Company of the VHSA. Please visit their website at www.mjrhorsetransportation.com
The Official Custom Boot Maker of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that E. Vogel Bespoke is the Official Custom Boot Maker of the VHSA. Please visit their website athttp://www.vogelboots.com/ 63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 331, Brooklyn NY 11205, 718-522-3899
The Official Custom Chaps Maker of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that Chuck Pinnell Custom Leather is the Official Chaps Maker of the VHSA. Please visit their website athttp://www.pinnellcustomleather.com/ 1982 White Hall Rd., P.O. Box 808, Crozet, VA 22932 434-823-9800.
The 2017 VHSA memberships expired November 30, 2017. The Membership Dues are: Senior Membership Dues are $50, Junior Membership Dues are $40, Farm Membership Dues are $50 and the Lifetime Membership Dues are $400 for Individual and for Farm. Horse Recording fees are $50. HORSE RECORDINGS ARE LIFETIME. Points cannot begin to accrue until membership becomes active and any horses that were not previously recorded must be recorded.
Teresa Ramsay Photography
Teresa Ramsay now has a website where exhibitors can view photos as well as order photos directly from her. The website isteresaramsayphotography.com
Ralph E. Main, Jr. - Legal Counsel of the VHSA
Mr. Ralph E. Main, Jr. of Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC of Charlottesville, Virginia, is the official legal counsel for the Virginia Horse Shows Association.