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Warrenton, VA 20186
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2018 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals

The VHSA/EMO Medal Finals will once again be held at the Lexington National Horse Show in August the weekend of August 10th.  VHSA members must have either two Blues or a minimum number of points in their respective Medal.  The following is the points cut-off as well as the schedule of events at the show:

Children's Medal - must have either two Blues or a minimum of 90 points.  To be held on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. (8/10/18)

Junior Equitation on the Flat - must have either two Blues or a minimum of 75 points.   To be held on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. (8/11/18)

Hunter Seat Medal - must have two Blues or a minimum of 75 points.  To be held Saturday evening immediately following the Flat (approximately 7:00 p.m.) (8/11/18)

Amateur Equitation on the Flat - 
must have two Blues or a minimum of 30 points.  To be held Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. (8/12/18)

Adult Medal - 
must have two Blues or a minimum of 40 points.  To be held Sunday Morning immediately following the Amateur Equitation on the Flat (approximately 7:30 a.m.) (8/12/18)

Junior Horsemanship Championship Competition
The VHSA Junior Horsemanship Competition is based on three separate parts:

Thursday evening:     Written Test 10%
Friday and Saturday: Practicum Examination 40% (Practicum Judge is Mr. Edward Federwisch)
Saturday evening:      First Round of the VHSA Hunter Seat Medal 50%

The written test is open to Children's Medal qualifiers to take as a practice test.

The Entry Form and Profile Sheet for the announcer has been mailed to all who are qualified (so far).  They can also be found here:

Entry Form

Profile Sheet

Please mail to the VHSA office by August 1, 2018.  If after this date, please bring with you to the show.  VHSA Representatives will be set up in the Show Office On Thursday, August 9, 2018 after 2:00 p.m. to take entries.  Please be aware that the exhibitor number is completely separate from the show, so if you do mail in your entry, you must stop by the VHSA Registration Desk to check in and pick up your Medal Exhibitor number.  VHSA members can qualify up to and including the Lexington National Horse Show.

Please contact the VHSA office with any questions (540-349-0910 or vhsa@verizon.net)


VHSA Special Events Committee Clinic at Rose Mount Farm Horse Show

The VHSA Special Events Committee is holding a Question and Answer Session with two NCEA/NCAA coaches at the conclusion of the Rose Mount Farm Horse Show on on Friday, July 27, 2018.    Ms. Haley Schoolfield from TCU and Ms. Mimi Wroten from Sweet Briar will be the Clinicians.  This Clinic is free and open to all junior riders, parents and trainers!  Rose Mount Farm will try to update and give an approximate time for anyone locally who would like to join this session.

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:


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):


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


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


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
Baily Dent - NSF Check
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Paul Logan, Pachanga Farms - NSF Check & Rule Violation
Susie Mansell (Show Place Farm, LLC) - NSF Check
Michael McCarron (lindsay McCarron) - 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

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.