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
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:
Sandra Charles (Kailey Charles) - NSF Check
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
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Stacey Schneider - NSF Check
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jesica Warthen (Alexis Warthen) - NSF Check
Jeanette Whitehurst (Carrie Ellis) - NSF Check
VHSA 2019 Yearling Futurity
The 2019 VHSA Yearling Futurity Competition will be held at the Warrenton Horse Show on Wednesday, August 28th in the morning. We are pleased to announce once again that the Virginia Horse Industry Board has awarded the Futurity Program a $5,000 grant that will be used solely for Prize Money to the Virginia Bred Yearlings who place 1st through 8th place. Currently we have ten Yearling who are eligible to compete in this years Futurity Competition:
Owner Mare Stallion
1. Snowden Clarke Hummingbird Mapleside Wish List
2. Diana Dodge Hanna Popeye K
3. Diana Dodge Sincerely Yours Nob Hill
4. Diana Dodge Acclaim Nob Hill
5. Mary Beth Donnelly Saintly Quarterback
6. Frazer Hendrick Brezel Brilliant Intuiten
7. Frazer Hendrick Goldieboxx Musical Marque
8. Frazer Hendrick So Random Timbre
9. Phyllis C. Jones D.D. Friend or Foe
10. Phyllis C. Jones Stephanies Castle Mapleside Wish List
Total Eligible Yearlings = 10
The Entry information will be mailed to all eligible yearling owners in July.
VHSA 2020 Yearling Futurity Nominations
The 2020 Yearling Futurity Nomination forms have been mailed to all who are already on our mailing list. If you are not already on the mailing list, the information and form can be downloaded HERE!
The 2020 Yearling Futurity Nominations are due in the VHSA office by May 31, 2019.
Equine Nutrition Basics by Kayla Wolfe
At the Lexington Spring Welcome Horse Show at the Virginia Horse Center, the VHSA’s Special Events Committee presented a lecture led by Emory and Henry’s Jessica Denniston on Equine Nutrition Basics. Highlights of the lesson included the functions of the foregut and hindgut, essential nutrients, and how to choose a diet for a specific horse. The equine has one stomach that is composed of a foregut and hindgut. The foregut of the horse digests fats, proteins, and sugars through enzymes while the hindgut breaks down fiber. Horses need certain nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fat to fulfill their diet. Water, being the most vital nutrient for the horse, is used for transportation of nutrients and between eight to twelve gallons of it is consumed each day. When deciding on a diet for a horse, the age, workload, weight, and ability to consume grass should be evaluated. A horse that is doing a lot of exercise may need higher quantities of a certain nutrient to maintain a good balance. The weight, or body condition score should be considered when deciding both the type and quantity of food given to the horse. Access to hay or grass is necessary and must be recognized while choosing a diet for a horse. Roughage should be the primary source of food for the equine, followed by grain to assure that all the nutrients are given. Jessica Denniston explained and showed us the affects of a bad diet on a horse.
For further information, please see the Equine Nutrition Basics Handbook which can be downloaded HERE!
The EMO Agency, Inc.
We are pleased to announce that The EMO Agency will once again be sponsoring the VHSA/EMO Children's Medal, Hunter Seat Medal, Championship on the Flat (Htr Seat), Adult Medal and the Amateur Equitation n the Flat qualifying classes as well as the VHSA/EMO Medal Finals to be held at the Lexington National Horse Show in August.
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund
We are pleased to announce that the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund will once again be sponsoring the VHSA/LMCF Pony Medal, Pony Equitation on the Flat and the Children's Pony Medal qualifying classes as well as the VHSA/LMCF Medal Finals to be held at the Warrenton Pony Show in June.
National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
We are very excited that two great Virginians will be inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame this year:
Congratulations to these very deserving individuals who will join the impressive list of inductees. The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame's Induction Ceremony will be held on May 28, 2019, at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford Pennsylvannia during the Devon Horse Show.
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
VHSA Division Sponsorship
The 2019 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 2020 Yearbook.
Click HERE for the complete list of Divisions that are available for sponsorship!
2019 VHSA Board of Directors
Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to the 2019 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 2018 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: 2018 Auction Donors
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 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 2018 VHSA memberships expired 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. Renew your membership online! Click on "Pay Dues" on the Home Page Navigation Bar. Membership becomes active the same day.
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.