Dec. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Chicago Equestrians for a Cause
CP National Horse Show
The Gochman Family
The Hamel Family
Peter W. Wetherill Trust
The Rusis Family
Jennifer & Roger Smith
WM Craig & Teneen L. Dobbs Charitable Foundation
Kimberly & Ted Yarbrough
Chicago Equestrians for a Cause
The Parkes Family
Jennifer & Roger Smith
Baxter Hill LLC
The Bonnie Family Foundation
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Capital Challenge Horse Show
Cross Gate Gallery
Peacock Ridge LLC
Ponies and Palms Show Stables
The Morton & Beverly Rechler Family Foundation
Shadowood Animal Clinic
The Stratton Foundation
Clayton A Struve
Ann & Ronald Turnicky
The Clothes Horse
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
Karen Healey Stables
Palm Beach Equine Clinic
Tryon International Equestrian Center/Tryon Tack
VanderMoore Designs, Inc.
Voltaire Design USA, Inc.
Antares Sellerie de France
Automation Concepts Inc
B.J.'s Hunt Room
Julia Patterson Barnes
Sarah K Baumgaertner
Charles Ancona Equestrian
The Courtyard Farm, Inc.
Equestrian Sport Productions
Find A Judge
Freedom Charitable Foundation
Anne Marie Marino
Laura Lee Montross
The Morales Family
Pamela Richdale Morris
Neue Schule USA
Betty & Ernest M. Oare
Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Paisley Magazine
Pony Tail Bows LLC
Premier Equestrian, LLC
Kathleen A Rice
Stacie B Ryan
TheraPlate Revolution Therapy Platforms
USHJA Foundation Board of Directors
William Craig Dobbs
Chairman & Treasurer
The USHJA Foundation staff
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Look Out: Exciting Events Are Coming Up
Join Us for a Fabulous Breakfast at Tiffany's Brunch
Table sales are now open for the 2017 $25,000 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular Breakfast at Tiffany's Sunday Brunch Gala at ushja.org/WCHRWestCoast.
The elegant affair will provide spectators with the best views for watching the $25,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular, which will be on Sunday, June 11, during the Blenheim June Classic I Horse Show at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Table sales support the WCHR Program, which in part benefits the USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund.
Additionally, spectators can be a part of the class by participating in the USHJA Foundation's High-Score Challenge. The challenge is simple: spectators choose a dollar amount to pledge for every high score earned in the class to make a charitable donation to the USHJA Foundation. Anyone who wants to participate can do so by texting the word HUNTER to 91999, clicking the link that is texted back and completing the form on their phone.
During the WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular, every score of 85 will constitute a "High Score." Following the event, all donors will receive receipts directly to their phones with the tax deductible amount of their donation.
Week 5 of the Tryon International Equestrian Center's summer series
the inaugural USHJA Foundation Pony Spectacular, offering pony riders the opportunity to prepare and practice in a large, competitive atmosphere before USEF Pony Finals later in the summer.
"Pony riders are the next generation. We get so focused on the Grand Prix or International Hunter Derby, but these riders need to be highlighted," said Jennifer Smith with Tryon Equestrian Partners and a USHJA Foundation board member. "We are looking forward to this being a great opportunity for them to compete at a facility that will prepare them for Pony Finals and have a lot of fun."
A $10,000 Pony Hunter Derby will highlight competition in the George H. Morris Arena on Friday, June 30, ahead of a full line-up of Pony Classics hosted in the main arena on Saturday, July 1, and a $1,000 Pony Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 2.
An array of family friendly activities and entertainment, including a Pool Pizza Party and Pajama Movie Night, will be incorporated into the event, providing competitors and their families a weeklong getaway focused on pony competition!
Entries close June 18.
Brandywine: Where Charities Meet
Brandywine Horse Shows, June 28-July 2 and July 5-9 at the Devon Horse Show Grounds,
will again be supporting the USHJA Foundation. This year, proceeds from the competition will support the USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund and Danny & Ron's Rescue.
The competition offers an array of classes, from a USHJA Pony Hunter Derby to the USHJA International Hunter Derby. The competition is recognized by NAL, WIHS, THIS, Ariat, SJHF, PHSA, MHSA, M&S, EPPHA, CPJHSA and PJA.
Entries close May 26.
History in the Making at the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic
The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic, July 6-16 in Moreland Hills, Ohio, supports several charities, including the USHJA Foundation.
Spectators can be a part of the Grand Prix on Sunday, July 16, by participating in the USHJA Foundation's Clear-Round Challenge. The challenge is simple: spectators choose a dollar amount to pledge for every clear round earned in the class to make a charitable donation to the USHJA Foundation. Anyone who wants to participate can do so by texting the word JUMPER to 91999, clicking the link that is texted back and completing the form on their phone.
Entries close June 19.
Support and Inspiration Abound
Since the beginning of the year, the Foundation has been hard at work supporting USHJA members, helping inspire and support them in their greatest times of need. This is all possible through the generous support of individuals and organizations, like those donors listed on the left-hand side of this newsletter.
We have awarded more than $79,000 in grants to support members in various ways from helping members recover from natural disasters like fires and floods to creating inspiring experiences for members facing adversity.
Youth Committee is Spreading the Word
By The USHJA Foundation Youth Committee
With summer on the horizon, the USHJA Foundation Youth Committee is ready to spring into action. You can expect to see the presence of the youth within the Foundation drastically increase in the coming weeks, months and years.
While the Youth Committee is constantly evolving and expanding, we are pleased to introduce our newest additions. With the support and guidance of the greater USHJA Foundation, co-chairs Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns have selected the first group of Youth Committee Ambassadors. We are proud to introduce Alexis Bauman, Hana Bieling, Ella Doerr, Kennedy Duke, Johanna Jessen, Charlotte Novy, Stevi Ann Thompson, and Lizzy Traband. Each of these young women bring to the table a unique set of abilities and insights that will help take the USHJA Foundation to the next level.
With a range of ages and backgrounds, the Youth Committee Ambassadors aim to connect all sectors of the equestrian community to the opportunities available within the USHJA Foundation. From speaking at 4-H and Pony Club meetings to organizing fundraisers at AA horse shows, the Youth Committee is determined to increase Foundation fundraising and awareness.
Grant and Scholarship Applications
The USHJA Foundation has been overwhelmed with the response to both the USHJA Foundation Gochman Grant and Hamel Scholarship for Further Education with more than 110 applications to the two programs.
Our review panel has begun the review process and has been humbled by the incredible members who submitted applications. Selected recipients will be announced in July, and we thank everyone who submitted an application!
The USHJA Foundation received incredible support through the winter months from a variety of events that helped us gain awareness and raise funds! Read all about the fun and philanthropy.
Cocktails and Art: A Giving Combination
February 16, 2017
Mason Phelps and Ron Neal hosted a lovely cocktail party and charity art sale to benefit the Foundation at their Wellington, Florida, home. Cross Gate Gallery offered select pieces for sale at the event!
Mason Phelps, Ron Neal, Jennifer Burger, Bill Rube and Kate Cattani. Photo credit: Lenore Phillips/Phelps Media Group
Special thanks to Cross Gate Gallery, the CP National Horse Show, and Mason Phelps and Ron Neal for hosting this unique opportunity.
2017 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Gala Goes Country
February 18, 2017
||Colin Syquia, Roger and Jennifer Smith, Randi Goulding, and Jennifer Hannan. Photo credit: Jack Mancini
During Week 6 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Spectacular Hunt Gala Committee put together a wonderful farm-to-table dinner at the 2017 $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Gala.
The gala benefited the WCHR Program and in part the USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund, which helps our fellow equestrians in times of need.
Special thanks to the Spectacular Hunt Gala Committee: Honorary Chair Bryan Baldwin, Co-Chair Caroline Moran, Co-Chair Jennifer Smith, Margaret Benjamin, Jennifer Burger, Stephanie Danhakl, Laura Lee Montross, Glen Senk, Lynn Walsh and Tammy Williams!
Deeridge Derby Weekend
March 3-5, 2017
||Peggy Jacobs, Melissa Jacobs, Jeremy Jacobs, Katie Jacobs Robinson, Lou Jacobs) Photo credit: Bill Rube
The three-day Deeridge Derby Weekend, which supported the USHJA Foundation, was an exciting and elegant competition featuring a USHJA International Hunter Derby, Welcome Stake and more, and offered a lovely VIP experience for spectators.
Special thanks to Katie Jacobs Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jacobs & Deeridge Farm for their support and making this weekend possible.
USHJA Pony Hunter Derby and Dare to Dream Party
March 10, 2017
||Kate Cattani, Chloe Reimer, Shereen Fuqua, Tara Bieling and Kirstie Dobbs. Photo credit: Bill Rube
n March 10, the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, held a USHJA Pony Hunter Derby and Dare to Dream Party to benefit the USHJA Foundation. Pony riders and families enjoyed a fun-filled day and night.
Special thanks to
Tara Bieling for organizing the event, event sponsors GumBits, Peacock Ridge, and Ponies and Palms, and the USHJA Foundation Youth Committee.
Give and Get with USHJA Foundation Supporters!
Did you know we have some special supporters who are making it easy to give (and get) by donating to the Foundation with every purchase?Check out these exciting opportunities!
Pony Tail Bows Pair Giving with Fashion
When you buy a pair of Pony Tail Bows, a percentage of your purchase comes back to the USHJA Foundation.
Pony Tail Bows are perfect for the show ring or just for fun! Y
ou can buy your favorite colors or show your love for the Foundation with the Foundation-branded bows in our signature burgundy, tan and forest green.
The Paisley Magazine Snaps Up Support
The Paisley Magazine is giving $1 to the Foundation for each of its adorable Paisley Pony Snap Tags sold. These fun accessories can hook onto your key chain or backpack to show your pony power and support for the hunter/jumper community.
They come in a variety of colors and can even be customized for your barn!