• ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

    ATTENTION HCHSA MEMBERS

    Due to the continued concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, following statements from USEF, MHSA, and Maryland Horse Council regarding the extension of suspending all events through May 3, 2020: HCHSA will follow the guidelines set forth during these unprecedented times. The Howard County Horse Shows Association will be suspending all HCHSA sanctioned events until further guidance is received. We will be monitoring closely the new guidelines that come forward and re-group to plan our way forward as soon as it is safe to do so. We appreciate your understanding and (strongly) encourage you to follow all  guidelines to stay safe and healthy during this period.

    Thank you for your support of the Howard County Horse Shows Association.

  • March 2020 Updates

    ** UPDATE REGARDING OUR MARCH 22ND SHOW **: Out of an abundance of caution, we have postponed our Double Point Benefit Show scheduled for March 22. Stay tuned via Facebook, HorseShowing.com, and our website for updates and rescheduling information. Please keep yourself and your horse healthy and we will see you all soon. Please contact us with any questions!

    Are you and your horse registered for the 2020 show season? Be sure to register today (online or by mailing in the registration form) to take advantage of double points at our first Benefit Show on March 22nd!

    Trainer Award: HCHSA is again offering a cash prize to the trainer who brings the most riders in total to our Benefit Shows (March 22, May 23, July 19, September 26). The prize will be awarded at our end-of-season banquet. Please note that the trainer must be registered with HCHSA to be eligible! 

    Junior Board: Attention Junior Riders! We will be having our initial meeting of the new Junior Board on Sunday, March 15th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. As part of the meeting, judges from our board will be giving a presentation on “Through the Eyes of the Judge.” In addition, we will be discussing our Junior Board activity at the upcoming show at McDonogh on March 22.

    DATE: Sunday, March 15
    TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    PLACE: The Farley Residence
    6235 Trotter Road
    Clarksville, MD

    Come join us – it will be informative and fun! Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Kara Listrani (kalyli@aol.com) or Debbie Dietrich (debbie@likestogofast.com).

  • December 2019 Updates

    2019 Season Year-End Banquet
    Please join us for the 2019 HCHSA Awards Banquet at Turf Valley Country Club on Saturday, January 4 from 6:00-10:00pm!

    Ticket Cost:
    – Adult: $55
    – 8 and under: $35

    Please RSVP by clicking here and mail payment (checks made payable to HCHSA) by December 27 to: 
    Shelly Buhlman
    1220 Marriottsville Road
    Marriottsville, MD 21104

    Absolutely NO walk-ins. All tickets must be paid in advance!

    2019 Banquet Booklet
    Do you have any photos that you want to include in the 2019 Banquet Booklet? We are looking for both year end Champion and Reserve Champion award photos and candid photos of you, your horse, and horse friends during the show season! 
    Send them in to Colleen at colleen.c.reilly1@gmail.com by December 15th. **Please be sure to include the division you won, your horses name, your trainer’s name, and the desired photo credits.** 

    Help support our Association by placing an advertisement in our 2019 Year End Awards Banquet Booklet. Fill out the form below for your advertisement which will be included in our Banquet Booklet, and featured on our Website.
    ** Banquet Book Sponsor Form **

    Would you like to place a congratulatory message in our 2019 Banquet Booklet for your favorite horse or rider?  Fill out the form below to get a 1/2 page or full page. 
    ** Banquet Book Congratulatory Form **

    Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship
    Applications are still being accepted for the Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Junior HCHSA Member who has demonstrated excellence in both the academic and horsemanship arenas.

    To be eligible, candidates must be a HCHSA junior member in good standing and either a junior or senior in high school or a student in their first year of college as of January 1 of the current show year, riding horses that have been registered with HCHSA.

    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. The application deadline is December 9th, 2019. All information should be sent to Evan Crierie, Scholarship Chairman. The information may be sent either by email to ecrierie@umd.edu 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 directly with any questions. Good luck!

  • 2019 Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship

    Applications are now being accepted for the Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Junior HCHSA Member who has demonstrated excellence in both the academic and horsemanship arenas.

    To be eligible, candidates must be a HCHSA junior member in good standing and either a junior or senior in high school or a student in their first year of college as of January 1 of the current show year, riding horses that have been registered with HCHSA.

    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. The application deadline is December 2, 2019. All information should be sent to Evan Crierie, Scholarship Chairman. The information may be sent either by email to ecrierie@umd.edu 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 directly with any questions. Good luck!

  • HCHSA Anniversary Show & Medal Finals

    We had a beautiful day for our Anniversary Show/Medal Finals at Pickwick on Saturday, September 7! HCHSA would like to thank all of our competitors and congratulate our winners:

    Short Stirrup Medal:
    Kylie Martin & Crème Brûlée

    Long Stirrup Medal:
    Sydney Smith & Artful Dodger

    Children’s/Pony Medal:
    Abigale Olmsted & Highland’s Right Royal

    Low Adult Medal:
    Judith Schaefer & Brightly Shining

    Junior/Adult Amateur Medal:
    Madison Smyth & Encore

    Benefit Hack Final:
    Sarah Howard & Got My Socks

    Home Run Hunter Derby:
    Encore & Madison Smyth

    Don’t forget – the season isn’t over yet! There are still two more shows you can attend to earn points: St. Tim’s on September 21-22 and Meadowbrook on October 12!

  • INFO: Medal Finals & 40th Anniversary Benefit Show

    Invitations for Medal Finals have been sent! Please pre-enter here on HorseShowing.com by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH. Biography forms, which will be read during the rider’s Medal over fences trip, were sent with invitations and can also be downloaded on here. Please email your bio form to emily@hchsa.net by September 6th.

    It is still possible to qualify for Medal Finals at the Anniversary Show! If you think your points are close or you want to try to qualify that day, please come prepared.

    We are also excited to announce that we will have two photographers present at this show! Get your “picture perfect” shot for the banquet book! You can reach out to Barbara Kirchner-Magrogan the day of the show to schedule a shoot/request photos of your over-fences trip(s). She can either take orders for prints or provide a flash drive, and pricing will vary depending on the choice of media. SOBED Creative Media will also be present and is offering equine portrait services!

    Perpetual trophy winners: please bring your trophies to this show if possible! If you are not planning to attend this weekend’s show, please contact JoAnn Robertson to make alternative arrangements to return your trophy ASAP.

    Finally, HCHSA would like to congratulate all of our Medal Finals qualifiers. Congratulations to…

    -SHORT STIRRUP-
    Haley Meehan
    Kylie Martin
    Abigail Clark
    Abigail Schindler
    Caroline Schindler

    -LONG STIRRUP-
    Ella Davidson
    Samantha Bourque
    Alexa Smith
    Sydney Smith
    Stella Voyts
    Reese Wysocki
    Kate Puente
    Rachel Taffetani

    -CHILDREN’S-
    Samantha Riley
    Kristin Wilhelm
    Madellen College
    Shannon McGowan
    Natalie Paley
    Jessica Murray
    Kamryn Barth

    -PONY-
    Abigale Olmstead

    -LOW ADULT AMATEUR-
    Susan Pino
    Megan Faery
    McKenzie Easter
    Kirsten Farley

    -JUNIOR-
    Madison Smyth
    Anna Szefc
    Kaitlyn Nicely-Harvey
    Paige Smith
    Gabriella Kostadinov
    Shannon Smyth

    -BENEFIT HACK-
    Kristen Wilhelm and Day Dream
    Samantha Bourque and Nashville Nights
    Gabriella Kostadinov and Near Expectations
    Rachel Florian and Duncan
    McKenzie Easter and Brightly Shining
    Judy Schaefer and Oslo
    Brittani Hayden and American Way
    Isabel Flynn and Wanderlust 
    Emily Hernandez and Mademoiselle Arnica
    Kirsten Farley and Revelation
    Madellen College and Believe
    Samantha Riley and The Prestige
    Kristin Mowry and Island Wonder
    Hillary H. Morrow and D’Orsay

  • Benefit Show Rescheduled & Points Notice

    The HCHSA Benefit show from July has been rescheduled! Medal Finals and our 40th Anniversary Double Point Benefit show will be COMBINED on Saturday, September 7 at Pickwick Stables! Please click here to enter online at HorseShowing.com.

    Additionally, points through the July 28th Pickwick show have been posted. Please carefully review your points and submit any inquiries you may have by 8/10. Qualifying lists for Colonial Classic will be submitted on 8/11. Thank you!

  • IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING JULY 20-21

    Please read: Due to the high temperatures forecasted for this weekend, the HCHSA show scheduled for Sunday, July 21st has been CANCELLED. Please note that the McDonogh show scheduled for this Saturday has also been cancelled. 

    As always, please stay tuned to Facebook and our website for updates. Thank you!

  • HCHSA’s 40th Anniversary & Benefit Double Point Show!

    Join us on Sunday, July 21st at McDonogh to celebrate HCHSA’s 40th Anniversary and our final Benefit Show of 2019!!

    This show features the Home Run Derby, Jumper Stakes classes, and lots of fun prizes to win! A continental breakfast will also be served.

    Also, attention trainers: make sure you are registered with HCHSA and that your students’ entries include YOU in the trainer field! This is the last HCHSA show to qualify for the year-end Trainer Award!

    Click here to view the prize list and enter on HorseShowing.com.

  • June Updates

    Upcoming shows:
    June 23rd: Pickwick Stables
    July 20th: McDonogh School
    July 21st: HCHSA Benefit Show at McDonogh School – **HCHSA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!**