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What a great group of people make up the WSHJA membership! From all around the Northwest, WSHJA members enjoy showing their fabulous horses at every level of competition. The WSHJA membership is diverse, but it is united by a love of the horse and the thrill of jumping. This camaraderie adds so much to the enjoyment we all take from our sport.
This slideshow of recent photographs contributed by WSHJA members, their families, and fans, captures the fun and excitement of being a part of the Washington State Hunter Jumper community. Enjoy!
When deciding which horse show is a favorite, everyone has a different priority– which one has the most prize money, the best exhibitor parties or the coolest prizes. But when it comes to picking which horse show is the best one for your horse, Trainers, Exhibitors and Owners alike all have the same priority; footing.
Everyone loves the beautiful setting of the Remlinger Farm’s Equestrian Park; Mount Rainer off in the distance, the grass fields and trees for as far as the eye can see. But getting the footing right has posed a challenge over the years. The WSHJA and Show Manager, Dianne Johnson, knew that the footing had to be addressed in order to make this show a win for riders and horses. With that in mind, Hans Van Meenen was hired to make it work.
For those of you unfamiliar with Hans, a drive down to Bend, OR and a trip around the grass fields at the Oregon High Desert Classic horse show will give you an idea of why the WSHJA chose Hans to be their man. With beautifully groomed fields that last for two weeks of horse showing in both heat and wet, Hans has proven his skills with grass as he developed a scruffy blackberry field into a beautiful hunter/jumper show. More...