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.
Please contact the VHSA office with any questions either by telephone (540) 349-0910 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.
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