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Warrenton, VA 20186
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2019 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals Festival

We are very pleased to announce that The EMO Agency is once again the sponsor of all of the qualifying classes as well as the VHSA/EMO Medal Finals which will once again be held at the Lexington National Horse Show the weekend of August 9th. In order to be qualified for the Medal an exhibitor who is a VHSA member must have either two Blues or a minimum number of points in their respective Medal .  The following is the minimum number of points for each Medal/Flat Class:

Children's Medal:        Two Blues or a minimum of 100 points 
Hunter Seat Medal:     Two Blues or a minimum of 50 points
Junior Eq on the Flat:  Two Blues or a minimum of 70 points
Amateur Eq on Flat:    Two Blues or a minimum of 30 points
Adult Amateur Medal:  Two Blues or a minimum of 40 points

The website indicates Yes or No if you are qualified, this is misleading because that is only based on if you have two Blues or not.  This does not take in consideration the number of points you have.  If you have the minimum number of points required as shown above, then you are Qualified and please ignore the NO on the points list.  We apologize for the confusion.

Exhibitors can become qualified up to and including the Medal Classes that will be offered at the Lexington National prior to the Finals.  (An exhibitor who is qualified for more than one Medal Final, is only allowed to participate in one Medal Final - this does not include the Junior Equitation on the Flat)

The VHSA Junior Horsemanship Championship Competition
(Winner will receive the Walter J. Lee Perpetual Trophy)
This three phase event consists of a Written Test which counts as 20% of the overall score, the Practicum Examination which will be held on Friday and Saturday with the Practicum Judge, Amy Nunnally, which will count as 30% of the overall score and the final phase will be the first round of the VHSA Hunter Seat Medal which will count as 50% of the overall score.

The Written Test will be held on Thursday evening, August 8th.  Time and location will be announced.  The Written Test is also open to those who qualified for the Children's Medal as a practice only.  At this time, the Hunter Seat Medal qualifiers can sign up for the Practicum that will be held on Friday and Saturday.   Exhibitors should know their schedule in order to sign up for the Practicum.

Schedule (as determined by Show Management)

Friday, August 9th
7:30 a.m.   Breakfast for VHSA/EMO Finalists
8:00 a.m.   Children's Medal Final

Saturday, August 10th
6:00 p.m.   Competition Dinner
6:30 p.m.   Junior Equitation on the Flat Finals 
                  Amateur Equitation on the Flat Finals
7:30 p.m.   Hunter Seat Medal Finals
                  Horsemanship Final Awards

Sunday, August 11th

7:00 a.m.   Breakfast for VHSA/EMO Finalists
7:30 a.m.   Adult Amateur Medal Finals

Letters have been sent to all who are qualified (through the Warrenton Pony Show) along with the Entry Form and Profile Sheet if applicable.  If an exhibitor has qualified after this show, please send an Entry Form and Profile Sheet (on the Flat does not require a Profile Sheet) to the VHSA office along with a check or credit card information completed on the entry form.  Please mail this information by July 31, 2019 to our office.  If after this date, please bring with you to the Horse Show.  An exhibitor can also click on PAY DUES on this website and pay for the entry fee directly online.  However, the form(s) still must be submitted to the VHSA office.  The VHSA Representatives will be in the show office beginning on Thursday, August 8th after 2:00 p.m.    If you do mail your entry form to our office, please make sure to check in at the VHSA Registration Desk to pick up your Exhibitor Number which is completely different than any number you may have received directly from the Horse Show.  Please do not leave Entry Forms with the Horse Show Staff.

ENTRY FORM

PROFILE SHEET

Please contact the VHSA office with any questions either by telephone (540) 349-0910 or by e-mail:  vhsa@verizon.net.
   

 


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, trained by Ann Garnett Wheeler
2nd - Kacy Baumgart, trained by Peter Foley & Dale Crittenberger
3rd  - Rylan VanCourt, trained by Katie Cooper, Katie Francella, Katie Petronelli
4th  - Isabella Jaovsky, trained by Tara Best
5th  - Skyler Ward, trained by Katie Petronelli
6th  - Lexi van der Woude, trained by Susan Deal
7th  - Sage Wolf
8th  - Sabrina Daniels, trained by William Brown

Children's Pony Medal Winners
1st  - Isabella Janovsky, trained by Tara Best
2nd - Kelly Kiser, trained by Dana Kiser
3rd  - Scarlett Mortenson, trained by Colleen Kelly
4th  - Caroline Zandler, trained by Fiona Turner
5th  - Byrdie Paisley, trained by Fiona Turner
6th  - Catherine Cary, trained by Dana Kiser
7th  - Kendall Deagle, trained by Elizabeth Gregg
8th  - Beatrice VanSant, trained by Virginia Wilbrandt

Pony Medal Winners
1st  - Skylar Boehm, trained by Ann Garnett Wheeler
2nd - Addy Wingate, trained by Dale Crittenberger
3rd  - Sarah Semko, trained by Peter Foley
4th  - McKenna Gregorio, trained by Lisa Hammerschmidt
5th  - Caroline Pennington, trained by Denice Perry
6th  - Kenidee McCormick, trained by Brooke McCall
7th  - Kacy Baumgart, trained by Peter Foley
8th  - Vivienne Noel, trained by Dale Crittenberger


 2019 VHSA ASSOCIATE DOUBLE JUMPER POINT HORSE SHOWS

The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 28th ~ 30th 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:

7/9-10/19   House Mountain Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia
7/21/19       Central Virginia Show Jumper Association Show in Manakin-Sabot, VA
8/3/19         BHSA Benefit Horse Show in Spotsylvania, Virginia
9/8/19         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.

   


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 Summer Horse Show, VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show and unable to attend the VHSA Convention:

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:

                                                                               Covering
      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.

 

 

 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.


 

 

                                                                               

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:

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 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


2019 MEMBERSHIPS
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.