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 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 directly with any questions. Good luck!
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
-LOW ADULT AMATEUR-
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
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!
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!
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 23rd: Pickwick Stables
– July 20th: McDonogh School
– July 21st: HCHSA Benefit Show at McDonogh School – **HCHSA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!**
Due to the extremely heavy storms that are predicted for Friday night, the 4/20/19 show at Meadowbrook Stables has been cancelled.
The 2019 HCHSA Rule Book is available for download in PDF form by clicking here.
Prize List Update: Working Hunter will go after Schooling Hunter. If you would like to add this division it can be done in the office!
Pre-entries for our Double Point Benefit Show at McDonogh School are due Friday, March 22nd by 5:00 PM! Pre-entry is available on HorseShowing.com. The post-entry fee is $25.
Don’t forget: starting this year, HCHSA is offering a cash prize to the trainer who brings the most riders in total to our Benefit Shows (3/24, 5/26, 7/21). The prize will be awarded at our end-of-season banquet. Note: the trainer must be registered with HCHSA to be eligible, so be sure to register today!
See you on Sunday!