WSHJA Community At-A-Glance

by WSHJA Member Services May 24, 2011 in Membership

The WSHJA community is a wonderful reflection of the diverse and talented population involved in the hunter jumper sport here in the Northwest. Year over year the WSHJA community is growing and coming together to ensure a thriving equestrian culture for all. Some interesting facts about the WSHJA membership:

  • Ranging in age from 5 to 72, members show that every age is the perfect age to be involved in the sport.
  • Although the greater majority of the membership is female (91% to be exact), it’s one of the few sports where men & women compete on equal footing.
  • Unlike some other sports where competition careers end at a very young age, our membership (38%) compete as Amateurs. 41% compete in Children's/Juniors. 13% compete among the professional ranks.

  • You don’t have to be competing to love the sport. 7% of the membership are not currently showing but are very involved in the sport none-the-less.
  • The community extends beyond the Washington state line. 6% of the membership is from outside Washington namely Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia
  • There are 54 training stables represented in the WSHJA community.
  • Every breed and color is represented among the true stars of the community—our beloved horses.
  • The smallest pony is 10.2 the tallest horse is 18.2
  • In the horse ranks, the guys have it, with 74% being geldings, 26% mares.
  • Casual observation would say a very high percentage own one or more dogs.