Welcome to the official website of the Howard County Horse Shows Association!
The Howard County Horse Shows Association was established in 1979 to provide Howard County and surrounding area residents with rated quality horse shows at convenient locations. Today, HCHSA still provides family-friendly, affordable horse shows with challenging and safe courses. HCHSA members compete for year-end and perpetual awards which are given out at our gala awards banquet. Junior riders also have the opportunity to win the Gretchen Mobberly Junior Achievement Scholarship. There are divisions for riders and horses of all ages and experience levels. We look forward to seeing you!
HCHSA is also proud to participate in the Colonial Classic Local Champions' Finals in Harrisburg, PA. Our members are able to accumulate points throughout the season in select divisions, and the top three riders in these divisions will qualify to attend the Colonial Classic Horse Show in September.
GRETCHEN MOBBERLEY JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPApplications are now being accepted for the Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the Junior Member who has demonstrated excellence in both academic and horsemanship. Eligible candidates must be a HCHSA junior member in good standing and either a junior or senior in high school or first year of college as of January 1 of the current show year.
To apply for the scholarship please provide a copy of your current year transcripts as well as the name of your horse and divisions shown by December 2 to Evan Crierie, Scholarship Chairman. The information may be sent either email to email@example.com or by post to 4501 Ten Oaks Road, Dayton, MD 21036. Please note that all transcripts will be held as confidential and will be destroyed following the awarding of the scholarship.
Also please be aware that previous winners are not eligible and that payment will be made directly to the college in July of the following year.
Please feel free to contact Evan with any questions.
2017 BanquetNow that we have finished the 2017 show season, it's time to start thinking about the annual HCHSA Banquet! If you are a division Champion or Reserve Champion, Medal finals winner, or the benefit hack winner, please send us a photo of you on your horse for the banquet book. If anyone has any candid photos that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the banquet book, please send those as well. Photos can be emailed to Colleen Reilly at Colleen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the division(s) you were Champ/Reserve in, your name, horse/pony name, owner, trainer, and photo credits (if necessary). Thank you!
October 2017 UpdatesHCHSA would like to congratulate our 2017 Medal Final winners:
Adult Medal: Dawn Vileno on Above & Beyond
Junior Medal: Brittani Hayden on American Way
Pony Medal: Gabriella Kostadinov on Hi Hopes Encore
Children's Medal: Naomi Brotman on Genius Gold
Long/Short Stirrup Medal: Sarah Howard on Slidin' Shadow
We would like to thank all our board members for their work in organizing finals, Jamey Prettyman and Pickwick Stables for hosting, and Bruce Leland for judging!
As the 2017 show season comes to a close, we would love to receive candid show pictures from our members! Please send to email@example.com.
2017 HCHSA Medal FinalsThe 2017 HCHSA Medal Finals will be held on Sunday, September 10th at Pickwick Stables (beginning at 9:00AM sharp!). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, September 7th with your bio form (click here to download the bio form and here to download the entry form). The schedule is as follows: adult, junior, children's, lunch break, pony, combined long/short stirrup. Food and refreshments will be provided.
An additional note to last year's perpetual trophy winners: if you plan to attend Medal Finals, please bring your trophy to return! If you will not be attending finals, please contact Evan or Vicki to make alternative arrangements. Thank you!
Congratulations to all of our Medal qualifiers:
Sarah E. Howard
A. Haley Meehan
Claire J. Hollinger
Tess E. Harris
Allie M. Schroder
Logan E. Peacock
Anna M. Ordonio
Kara N. Garber
Isabella P. Kimmel
Samantha L. Shulse
Meredith G. Buller
Cary E. Hundley
Dawn M. Vileno
Paige N. Smith
Kristen N. Wilhelm
Alexa G. Longard
Isla R. Vogelsang
Lydia R. Rutledge
Gabriella I. Kostadinov
Kamryn A. Barth
Paige N. Smith
HCHSA Summer Show - Thank You!We would like to thank everyone who came out to our HCHSA benefit show last weekend. It was a wonderful day, and we really appreciate your continued support & participation! We would like to congratulate the following division Champion and Reserve Champions:
Leadline: Ch: Claire Puente
Mini Stirrup: Ch: Aiden Mowry; Res: Alyssa Burger
Short Stirrup: Ch: A. Haley Meehan; Res: Tatum Hannigan
Short Stirrup Hunter: Ch: Tiddlywinks & A. Haley Meehan; Res: Summer Lovin’ & Abigail Clark
Long Stirrup: Ch: Tess Harris; Res: Caty Hogan
Pleasure Horse/Pony: Ch: Southern Cross & Hannah Hillyer; Res: Johnny Be Good & Caroline Robb
Low Pony Hunter: Ch: Highland's Right Royal & Abigale Olmsted; Res: Johnny Be Good & Caroline Robb
Pony Hunter: Ch: Hi Hopes Encore & Gabriella Kostadinov; Res: All That Tazz & Genevieve Cullen
Limited Adult Eq: Ch: Sheryl Sato; Res: Rennie Dyball
Hopeful Hunter: Ch: All The Way Yeah & Renee Kidd; Res: Highland's Right Royal & Abigale Olmsted
Pre-Children's Hunter: Ch: Code Red & Alex Jones; Res: Day Dream & Kristen Wilhelm
Low Hunter: Ch: Tempted & Renee Kid; Res: Will Be Tempted & Renee Kid
Low Child/Adult Hunter: Ch: R'Tesian & Marina Miragliotta; Res: Mirror Image & Colleen Reilly
Children's/Adult Hunter: Ch: Prince of Hearts & Cary Hundley; Res: American Way & Brittani Hayden
Jr/Adult Eq: Ch: Cary Hundley; Res: Meredith Buller
Hopeful Jumper: Sir William & Meredith Buller; Res: Prague & Brynn Peddy
Child/Adult Schooling Jumper: Ch: Beste Intentions & Cary Hundley; Res: Fiumes & Abigail Moffit
Jr. Medal Winner: Anna Ordonio
Special Congratulations to:
Hannah Hillyer who, as the indoor champion raffle winner, scored a custom embroidered saddle pad!
Cary Hundley & Prince of Hearts, winners of the Home Run Hunter Derby!
HCHSA Summer Show UpdateThe HCHSA Summer Show at McDonogh School, held Sunday, July 30th, will be a 2 ring show! Please check HorseShowing.com for the updated prize list or click here. This is also a MHSA Regional show and a Colonial Classic qualifier!
July UpdatesPlease join us this Sunday, July 23rd, at Pickwick Stables. The prize list can be viewed on our Schedule page or by clicking here. This is a bi-pointed show (HCHSA/MHSA Regional) and also a qualifier for the Colonial Classic! Online pre-entry is available through HorseShowing.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Also, the HCHSA Summer Show at McDonogh School is coming up fast (Sunday, July 30th)! This show will feature the following special classes and prizes:
- HCHSA HOME RUN DERBY - Class 97 will consist of two scored rounds. The first round will be the second over fences course in the riders' respective hunter division(*), and the second round will be held concurrent with the same division.
- $150 Jumper Stakes Classes in the jumper ring!
- Indoor Champion Saddle Pad Drawing - If you are champion in your division, your number will be entered for a special saddle pad drawing!
To view the prizelist, please visit our Schedule page or click here.
June UpdatesPlease join us this Sunday, June 25th, at Pickwick Stables. The prize list can be viewed on our website or by clicking here. This is a bi-pointed show (HCHSA/MHSA Regional) and also a qualifier for the Colonial Classic! Online pre-entry is available through HorseShowing.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Please note that we have added an additional show to our schedule: August 26th at Caves Farm. Thank you!
2017 Season Bi-Pointing InfoIn addition to our participation in the Colonial Classic, HCHSA also offers bi-pointed shows with MHSA, BCHSA, and WBTA*. We recommend pre-entering by faxing your entries or using HorseShowing.com where applicable for pre-entry discounts.
Please note that WBTA shows are run back-to-back, so each weekend day is a separate show (for four shows total this season). Consider becoming a member of WBTA to take advantage of discounted entry fees and to compete for year-end awards!