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Wreaths Across America

Wreaths across America is a non-profit organization that lays wreaths at the many grave sites across America for our fallen soldiers. The VHSA is pleased to once again sponsor 20 wreaths to be laid at Arlington National Cemetery this month in honor of our soldiers who have given their all for all of us.   If you would like to sponsor as well, please visit their website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.com


 

Congratulations to the 2018 VHSA Year-End Winners

The VHSA Annual Convention and Awards Luncheon will be held the weekend of November 30, 2018, at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia.  The Awards Luncheon will highlight 1st through 6th place winners.  Further information and ticket purchases can be made online by clicking on Events, then click on Convention on the drop down menu.  The deadline for tickets is Monday, November 26, 2018.

 


 

Congratulations to the 2018 VHSA Yearling Futurity Winners
The Virginia Horse Shows Association's Yearling Futurity was hosted by the Warrenton Horse Show.  Mr. Richard D. Abbott from Kennett Square, Pennsylvannia, graciously judged this event.  Congratulations to Ms. Elizabeth Capor who is the breeder/owner of both the Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand Champion.

                                                                

                                Cabalero                                                                                                          
             Sire:  Cabalito        Dam:  Allegria                                                               
                      Dam's Sire:   Argosy                                                                                   
                 Breeder:  Elizabeth Capor                                                                           

           

                             Paramour                         
           Sire:  Popeye K        Dam:  Ryka                                                               
                Dam's Sire:   Regazzoni                                                                                   
              Breeder:  Elizabeth Capor          

 

The Virginia Horse Industry Board granted the Virginia Horse Shows Association's Yearling Futurity Program $5,000 which was used entirely for Prize Money for all of the Virginia Bred winners.  The VHSA is deeply honored to be a recipient of the grant from the VHIB.

 


 

 2018 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals

Congratulations to all of the winners at the VHSA/EMO Insurance Agency Medal Finals that were held at the Lexington National Horse Show:

Children's Medal

1st  - Jacqueline Needle
2nd - Garrett Hagenlocker
3rd  - Hugh Turner
4th  - Zoe Holliday
5th  - Holly Longest
6th  - Amelia Rewis

Junior Championship on the Flat

1st  - Jordan Teoring
2nd - Lori Ohannessian
3rd  - Gabrielle Glendening
4th  - Emma Pell
5th  - Emily Cyrway
6th  - Helen Lohr

Junior Horsemanship Award

1st  - Jordan Toering
2nd - Ana Bertozzi
3rd  - Helen Lohr
4th  - Jenna Zimmerman
5th  - Josie Elliott
6th  - Kayla Wolfe

Amateur on the Flat

1st  - Lauren Campbell
2nd - Haley Redifer
3rd  - Katlynn Butler
4th  - Beth Butler
5th  - Brianna Sims
6th  - Trinity Hammerschmidt

Adult Medal

1st  - Haley Redifer
2nd - Trinity Hammerschmidt
3rd  - Lauren Campbell
4th  - Madeleine Lohr
5th  - Chloe Schmidt
6th  - Madison Busey

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this an amazing event! 
        The EMO Insurance Agency, Inc.
        Champion Saddlery
        EquipEquine - Jennifer Hedgepeth

 


  
2018 VHSA/LMCF Medal Finals

Congratulations to all of the winners at the VHSA/Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Medal Finals that were held at the Warrenton Pony Show on Friday, June 29th:  


Pony Medal


1st  - Madison Allen
2nd - Sarah Semko
3rd  - Kacy Baumgart
4th  - Mary Hunter Millet
5th  - Emma Smith
6th  - Addy Wingate
Pony Equitation on the Flat
1st  - Mary Hunter Millet
2nd - Emma Smith
3rd  - Peyton Tuttle
4th  - Ellie Laferty
5th  - Kacy Baumgart
6th  - Sarah Semko
Children’s Pony Medal
 
1st  - Abigail Felsenthal
2nd - Emily Deskevich
3rd  - Kelly Baumgart
4th  - Alexandra Gendreau
5th  - Ava Smith
6th  - Skyler Ward
 

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this an amazing event!  
        The Lauren Maxwell Charitable Foundation
        Champion Saddlery
        EquipEquine - Jennifer Hedgepeth


  
2018 VHSA Associate Jumper Double Points Horse Shows


The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 30th ~ July 2nd at the Deep Run Horse Show Grounds in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. This show will strictly be a Hunter Show with no jumper divisions offered. The VHSA Associate Summer Show will also be recognized by the Battlefield Horse Show Association, Capital Horse Show Association, DC Area Horse Show Series, Greater Richmond Horse Shows Association, Hampden Roads Horse Show Series, Middle Peninsula Horse Show Association, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Beach Horse Shows Association.

For the Associate Jumper Divisions the VHSA will recognize four regional horse shows in Virginia which will offer double points strictly for the Associate Jumper Divisions. A horse can only be awarded double points at just one of the following shows:

                                       7/22/18         Central Virginia Show Jumper Association Show in Manakin-Sabot, VA
                                      7/10-11/18    House Mountain Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia
                                      8/5/18            BHSA Benefit Horse Show in Spotsylvania, Virginia
                                     10/14/18         Sandstone Farm Horse Show in Millwood, Virginia


In order to have one of these horse shows count as an individual horse's double point jumper point show the owner/rider must complete the form that will be available at each of these horse shows designating that specific horse show as their one double point show. This form must be completed at the show and must accompany the horse show results that the Show Secretary will send to the VHSA office. If the VHSA office does not receive a form for your horse, then no double points will be awarded. There will be no exceptions - It is the owner/rider's responsibility to make sure to complete the form at one of the four horse shows of their choice.
 

 


  
VHSA Division Sponsorship

The 2018 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 2019 Yearbook. Click on this link for A complete list of divisions that are available.


 

 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:  Lindsay Milligan

Horse Show of the Year Award:    Keswick Horse Show

The Barry A. Jackson Memorial Award:  Kathy Hall-King

Andrew Montgomery Award:  The Junior Members Committee

Elizabeth Nelms Memorial Owner of the Year Award:   Carol Reedy 

Susan Hagan Award:   Marianne Taylor

Frances Newbill Rowe Junior Exhibitor Award:   Danny Mahon

The Double R Partners-In Memory of Amy Reistrup Trophy:   Brooke Kemper

L.M. Sandy Gerald Collegiate Scholarship:   Katherine Harrison

VHSA L.M. Sandy Gerald Memorial Riding Scholarship:   Jordan Schneider

 

  


 

2018 VHSA Board of Directors
Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to the 2018 Virginia Horse Shows Association's Board of Directors:

Officers:

 
Mr. Walter J. Lee, President (Zone 4 Rep) Mrs. Wendy Mathews Treasurer (At Large) 
Mr. Oliver Brown, Vice President (Hunter Breeding Rep) Ms. Nancy Peterson, Secretary (Zone 6)

Ms. Joan Alberti (Owner Rep) Mrs. Carol Miller (Historian Emeritus)
Ms. Dede Bache-Shumate (At Large) Ms. Molly Trimble Moore (Zone 3 Rep)
Ms. Tara Best (Zone 7 Rep) Mrs. Betty R. Oare (Hunter Rep)
Mrs. Claiborne Bishop (Equitation Rep) Mr. Ernest M. Oare (At Large)
Mrs. E. Sue Bopp (At Large) Mr. Clyde Poarch (Associate Rep)
Mrs. Ada Cosby (At Large) Mrs. Sulu Rose Reed (Zone 5 Rep). 
Ms. Diana Dodge (At Large) Mrs. Carol Reedy (Saddlebred Rep)
Ms. Jane Gaston (Zone 1) Mr. Gordon Reistrup (At Large)
Ms. Jenny Graham (At Large) Ms. Meg Rhodes (At Large)
Mrs. Sue T. Grossmann (At Large) Ms. Sandra Ruiz (Jumper Rep)
Ms. Teddi Ismond (Licensed Officials Rep) Ms. Peg Seals (At Large)
Dr. Stewart Kohler  (Pony Breeding Rep) Ms. Jan Simpson (Trainer Rep)
Mrs. Louisa Lenehan (Zone 2 Rep) Mr. Chris Wynne (At Large)
Ms. Meredith McLaughlin (At Large)  

 


 

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):

Show

CVSJA Horse Show

Coventry Farm

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

Show Manager

Nanci Harmon

Cindy Carson Downing

Joy Robinson

Kathie Hamlin

Stephen Bickers

Teresa Seay

Pam Herman

Molly Trimble Moore

Kasey Evans

Georgine Winslett

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

    

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this an amazing event!  
        The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund
        Champion Saddlery
        EquipEquine - Jennifer Hedgepeth

The VHSA 2017 Annual Live and Silent Auction 

Every year the VHSA holds a Live and Silent Auction during the Annual Meeting & Convention.  This fund raiser would not be able to be held without the many volunteers who obtain auction items as well as the many donors who graciously donate items.  We would like to thank everyone involved with the Live and Silent Auction, especiall our Donors.  Please remember to visit these businesses in support of their generosity. 
A complete list of Donors can be downloaded here:  2017 Auction Donors

 



MEMBERS NOT IN GOOD STANDING
The following individuals are unable to accrue VHSA points, ineligible to compete at the VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show and unable to attend the VHSA Convention:

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
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
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 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 Official Manufacturer of Custom Horse Jumps of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that Platinum Jumps is the Official Manufacturer of Custom Horse Jumps of the VHSA.  Please visit their website at www.platinumjumps.com   Michael Morris - 434-996-8004 


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 Custom Tailoring Company of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that The Clothes Horse is the Offical Equine Custom Tailoring Company of the VHSA.   Please visit their website at www.theclotheshorse.com    2200 Wallace Blvd., Ste A, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077  856-829-8460


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


  2019 MEMBERSHIPS
The 2018 VHSA memberships will expire November 30, 2018.   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.