Most of you are already aware of the tragic news that Jenna Wynne passed away so suddenly. Our hearts and prayers go out to Chris Wynne and the entire family on the loss of this beautiful young woman.
The following is from the Wynne Family:
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” ~ Winnie The Pooh
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~ Emily Dickinson
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespear
Jenna was a woman who imprinted on everyone’s heart that she met. She had the most contagious smile and the largest heart anyone could possibly possess. She adored all of her animals. Her horses (because though she may not have owned them they were hers, and she was theirs), and of course her dogs, she was an animal whisperer. She was always selfless, doing anything and everything for everyone and always putting their needs before hers. She was the best gift giver ever! Yet in hindsight, if we are all being honest she was our gif, she needed not give she was enough. To have known her was to love her.
We would like to thank you all for your outpouring love and support over the past week. For those there for us in the hospital, as well as those who were loving and praying from afar. It validated how special Jenna was, how she connected people from every part of this country, and merged people from all different facets of her life. Below is information for a scholarship fund that was very near and dear to her heart. She has supported this cause from the very beginning. So, we have decided that this would be the best way to pay tribute to her beautiful soul!
Checks can be made out to the “PNHS FOUNDATION-CLAIRE MAWDSLEY SCHOLARSHIP”
This memorial scholarship rewards individuals competing in the Junior Hunters who attended traditional school full time.
Jenna attended public school growing up and worked to get great grades; all the while balancing riding and competing on the A Circuit. Our hope, is that with your donation, that we will help more students who still go to the traditional brick and mortar scholls, have the same opportunity to compete and continue their education.
Please place Jenna’s name in the memo, please mail these checks to below:
c/o 130 Appaloosa Way
Charlestown, WV 25414
A Celebration of Jenna’s life will be held November 2, 2019 at Breckenridge Farm. Please see her sister's Facebook Page (Kara Mongello) for further details.
The nominations are in! The 2019 Official Ballot is in the mail to all members along with renewals for the annual members. The Ballots can either be mailed in or e-mailed to the VHSA office. The deadline is November 1, 2019 for voting. Any Ballots received after this date will not count. Ballots are also available online: 2019 Official Ballot
Only one Ballot per member will be accepted. Please either mail your Ballot to the VHSA office (32 Ashby St., Suite 204, Warrenton, VA 20186) or e-mail it to us at email@example.com. You must include your name and VHSA number in order for your vote to count!
The Awards will be presented at the VHSA Annual Meeting & Convention at The Homestead the weekend of December 6, 2019.
2019 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show
The 2019 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center, November 14th~17th. In order to be eligible to compete at the show, a horse must have been shown at five Associate Shows as a VHSA recorded horse and owner must be a current member. The rider must have shown at five Associate Shows as a current VHSA member. The deadline for entries is October 28, 2019. (Send entry to Show Secretary's address on the Entry Form, NOT the VHSA office.)
The Associate Prize List is now available: ACHS P/L
Please make sure to return any trophies that were awarded at the 2018 show to this year's show for the 2019 presentations.
2019 VHSA Annual Meeting & Convention
The 2019 Virginia Horse Shows Association's Annual Meeting and Convention will be held at the beautiful Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, the weekend of December 6, 2019.
The weekend kicks-off with various meetings on Friday, December 6th. On Saturday, December 7th, there will be numerous informational meetings and forums. From 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. please join us for the Equine Jeopardy Team Competition, presented by the VHSA Special Events Committee. This fun event will test your horsemanship knowledge as well as VHSA Trivia. We are looking for ten teams consisting of four members. You choose your own team members. Teams could consist of friends, family, trainers, etc. The VHSA Special Events Committee will provide lunch and prizes for all team members. Grand Prizes for the winning team!
Please submit your team, include all four team member's names, to the VHSA office via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 29th. Since lunch is included for team members, we must have your team information to provide the head count to The Homestead. Remember, November 29, 2019, is the absolute deadline to sign up for this exciting game!
Cedar Creek Farm, Jenny and Mike Graham, will be sponsoring a Junior Members Skating Party on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Please join us for fun skating along with hot chocolate and cookies.
Saturday evening will be the President's Reception which is sponsored by Virginia Trainers in appreciation of their students. We will be holding a Live Auction this evening with some amazing items to bid on. This will be followed by the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We are pleased to announce that the following well deserved individuals and horses will be inducted this year:
Ms. Mary Braga
Mrs. Wendy Mathews
Mr. Edgar "Eggie" Mills
Mr. Don Stewart, Jr.
Automation, owned by Ms. Kats Clarke Firestone
Sketiton, owned by Mr. Walter J. Lee
Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, will begin with various meetings, including the Membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. where all current Senior members will be able to vote for the 2020 VHSA Board of Directors. The Awards Luncheon will also be held this day to celebrate all of the winners for the 2019 Season beginning with the Awards Reception from 12:00 ~12:30 p.m., immediately followed by the Awards Luncheon. Awards will be given 1st through 6th place. If unable to attend, Champion and Reserve ribbons will automatically be mailed to the winner. For 3rd through 6th place, the winner must e-mail the VHSA office (email@example.com) to request the ribbons be mailed to them at no charge. In the e-mail, please include name of horse/pony, name of owner/rider, placement and the address where the ribbon(s) should be mailed to. All Ribbons will be mailed after the Convention.
We will have a Silent Auction throughout the weekend, commencing at the beginning of the Awards Luncheon. This is the perfect time to get your Christmas shopping done.
Please click on the following link for the Annual Meeting & Convention Agenda: AGENDA
It is up to the individual to make their own room reservations with The Homestead by either calling Group Reservations at 540-839-7420 or using the following link
Guest Rooms are very limited this year, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.
There is alternative lodging in the area as well: Alternative Lodging
Tickets are required for all events, with the exception of the Junior Members Skating Party. Registration form and fees are completely online for 2019 and are due by November 25, 2019. ALL TICKETS MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE. The following is the breakdown of ticket prices:
Full Registration (includes meetings, Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Luncheon $185.00
Meetings and Forums Only $ 30.00
Hall of Fame Dinner (Saturday, December 7th) $100.00
Awards Luncheon (Sunday, December 8th) $ 65.00
Please click on the following link to complete the Registration and pay for tickets:
VHSA 2019 Yearling Futurity
The 2019 VHSA Yearling Futurity Competition was held at the Warrenton Horse Show on Wednesday, August 28th. We are pleased to announce once again that the Virginia Horse Industry Board has awarded the Futurity Program a $5,000 grant that was used solely for Prize Money to the Virginia Bred Yearlings.
Congratulations to Calvin Lewis whose Yearling Filly, Dollywood, was the 2019 Grand Yearling Champion.
Dollywood is out of Dee Dee, by Friend or Foe, bred by Phyllis C. Jones
2019 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals Festival
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals held August 8th ~ 9th at the Lexington National Horse Show. We would like to thank our sponsors:
The EMO Agency, Inc.
Also, a big thank you to the 2018 Medal Final Winners who graciously helped with presenting the awards to the 2019 Medal Final Winners:
Congratulations to the 2019 VHSA/EMO Medal Final Winners
1st - Emily Longest
2nd - Shannon Maguire
3rd - Avery Valentine
4th - Victoria Gustafson
5th - Mary Ellen Keating
6th - Daisy Bishop
7th - Agnes Hahn
8th - Annabele Whitehead
Championship on the Flat
1st - Emily Longest
2nd - Clare O'Brien
3rd - Annabele Whitehead
4th - Mahalia Alascio
5th - Victoria Gustafson
6th - Charleez Simcik
7th - Madison Smyth
8th - Alexis Seiden
Hunter Seat Medal
1st - Addison Reed
2nd - Clare O'Brien
3rd - Katie Triantos
4th - Emma Pell
5th - Hugh Turner
6th - Helen Marie Lohr
7th - Riley King
8th - Anna Ordonio
1st - Clare O'Brien
2nd - Helen Marie Lohr
3rd - Addison Reed
4th - Riley Hogan
5th - Hugh Turner
6th - Emma Pell
7th - Riley King
8th - Kayla Wolfe
Amateur on the Flat Champion
1st - Bobbie Jo Adsit
2nd - Holly Longest
3rd - Lindsay Milligan
4th - Melissa Kirkpatrick
5th - Gillian Aiken
6th - Madison Busey
7th - Karly Clayton
8th - Lily Peterson
1st - Lindsay Milligan
2nd - Bobbie Jo Adsit
3rd - Bridgett McIntosh
4th - Gillian Aiken
5th - Holly Longest
6th - Jessica Ropelewski
7th - Martine Hartogensis
8th - Stephanie Guerlain
Congratulations to all of the winners!
2019 VHSA/LMCF PONY MEDAL FINALS
Thank you to the Warrenton Pony Show, The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, and Champion Saddlery for making the 2019 VHSA/LMCF Pony Medal, Pony Equitation on the Flat and the Children's Pony Medal Finals such a wonderful success this past Friday, June 28th.
A special thank you to all of the volunteers and especially the Junior Committee who did a fantastic job with the presentations.
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!
Pony Equitation on the Flat Winners
1st - Skylar Boehm
2nd - Kacy Baumgart
3rd - Rylan VanCourt
4th - Isabella Jaovsky
5th - Skyler Ward
6th - Lexi van der Woude
7th - Sage Wolf
8th - Sabrina Daniels
Children's Pony Medal Winners
1st - Isabella Janovsky
2nd - Kelly Kiser
3rd - Scarlett Mortenson
4th - Caroline Zandler
5th - Byrdie Paisley
6th - Catherine Cary
7th - Kendall Deagle
8th - Beatrice VanSant
Pony Medal Winners
1st - Skylar Boehm
2nd - Addy Wingate
3rd - Sarah Semko
4th - McKenna Gregorio
5th - Caroline Pennington
6th - Kenidee McCormick
7th - Kacy Baumgart
8th - Vivienne Noel
2019 New Recognized Divisions
The VHSA is pleased to announce that we are now recognizing the Pre-Adult Hunter and the Pre-Children's Hunter Divisions as part of our year-end awards program. We will go back through rated horse shows that have been held thus far this year and add those division points into our system. We will get these points updated as soon as possible. The Specifications for these two new VHSA recognized divisions are:
Pre-Adult Hunter. Open to horses only. To be shown by an amateur. A rider in the Pre-Adult Hunter Division is not eligible to cross enter in any other division where the fences exceed 2'6" at the same show except VHSA Medal classes. Course shall not consist of no less than eight fences. Fence height shall be 2'6", spreads not to exceed height of fence. No combinations allowed. To be judged on manners, performance, soundness and suitability as an Adult Hunter. A minimum of three (3) classes shall be held in any section in which a championship is offered. In the event there are less than three entries in either of the Pre-Children’s Division or the Pre-Adult Division, these divisions may be combined at management’s discretion.
Pre-Children’s Hunter. Open to horses only. To be shown by a junior exhibitor. A rider in the Pre-Children’s Hunter Division is not eligible to cross enter in any other division where the fences exceed 2'6" at the same show except VHSA Medal classes. Course shall not consist of no less than eight fences. Fence height shall be 2'6", spreads not to exceed height of fence. No combinations allowed. To be judged on manners, performance, soundness and suitability as a Children’s Hunter. A minimum of three (3) classes shall be held in any section in which a championship is offered. In the event there are less than three entries in either of the Pre-Children’s Division or the Pre-Adult Division, these divisions may be combined at management’s discretion.
MEMBERS NOT IN GOOD STANDING
Fae Cordova (Savannah Cordova) - NSF Check
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Lauryn E. Haynie - NSF Check
Paul Logan, Pachanga Farms - NSF Check & Rule Violation
Susie Mansell (Show Place Farm, LLC) - NSF Check
Kathy Martin Grumulski - NSF Check
Veronica Lorraine Martin (Kelly Davenport) - NSF Check
Megan McCarthy - Outstanding Debt
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Jordan Schneider - Outstanding Debt
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jesica Warthen (Alexis Warthen) - NSF Check
Jeanette Whitehurst (Carrie Ellis) - NSF Check
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