The Virginia State Governor’s office has finally set forth procedures for horse shows. Please familiarize yourself with the Governor’s guidelines for all sanctioned horse shows since we must follow local and state laws. Phase 3 went into effect July 1st:
The Virginia Horse Council has created a graphic chart for Barn Safety: BARN SAFETY CHART
The Virginia Horse Industry Board has provided resources for all horse owners: https://www.vhib.org/covid-19-resources
Virginia included in the Travel Restrictions to New York
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 10 additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly-added states are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
The prize List is also available HERE
2) The owner of the horse/pony must be a current VHSA member. If the owner's name is either not on the membership list or there is not an activation date next to the owner's name, they are not a current member of the VHSA.
3) The rider must be a current VHSA member. If the rider's name is either not on the membership list or there is not an activation date next to the rider's name, they are not a current member of the VHSA.
4) The registered horse/pony whose owner is a current member must have competed at four Associate recognized horse shows in any division, even non-VHSA rated divisions. The rider (if different from the owner) as a current member of the VHSA must have competed at four Associate recognized horse shows in any division, even non-VHSA rated divisions. (To qualify it does not have to be the same horse/rider combination.)
The Virginia Horse Industry Board is the Official Sponsor of the Virginia Horse Shows Association Awards Program.
2020 VHSA Annual Meeting & ConventionThe Board of Directors, at their September 21st meeting, voted to not have our Annual Meeting and Convention at the Homestead this year. However, the Annual High Score awards in both the Regular Program and the Associate Program will be tabulated and awarded.
2021 VHSA Membership Renewals
December Hunter Classic Horse Show
Designer Face Masks
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that our dear friend, Frederique Poulain (Designes by Frederique), who has provided the beautiful hand painted pieces that are awarded at the Associate Championship Horse Show each year has added to her list of many talents, the art of making Face Masks. These gorgeous Face Masks are available to our members for a 10% discount on your entire order by entering the promo code of VHSA at checkout. Frederique is generously donating $1.50 to the VHSA for every mask that is purchased.
Please visit her website: www.iwantthatmask.com - Enter Promo Code: VHSA
Henry The Hawk, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Kennetn Wheeler, Sr. and Ms. Jane Womble Gaston
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: 2019 Auction Donors
MEMBERS NOT IN GOOD STANDING
Fae Cordova (Savannah Cordova) - NSF Check
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Samantha Lamb (Allison Scott) - 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
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jesica Warthen (Alexis Warthen) - NSF Check
Pamela Weaver (Amanda Weaver) - NSF Check
Sandra Ruiz was awarded the USEF Sportsmanship Award at the USEF Convention.
Congratulations to one of the best - Sandra Ruiz!
The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2019 Special Awards:
Horseperson of the Year: Sally Lamb
Amateur Sportsmanship Award: Marion Cosby-Kastenbaum
The Barry A. Jackson Memorial Award: Georgine Winslett
Junior Exhibitor of the Year: Jordan Toering
Horse Show of the Year: Deep Run Horse Show
Andrew Montgomery Award: Warrenton Pony Show
Elizabeth Nelms Owner of the Year Award: Stacey McFadden
The Susan Hagan Award: Wayne Eubank
The Frances Rowe Junior Exhibitor of the Year Award: Beverly Alcock
The Mary Drury Award: Hobby Creeks Grey Goose, owned and ridden by Olivia Dougherty
The Joan Cozart Perfect Parent Award: Mr. & Mrs. Wayne VanBrocklin
The L.M. Sandy Riding Scholarship: Victoria DeFeo
The Michael Lenehan Memorial College Scholarship: Macey Berg
The Double R Partners Perpetual Trophy - In Memory of Amy Reistrup: Shelby Bonnie
Congratulations to the winners!