Pensacola FL, July 5, 2019 - The Pensacola Hunter Jumper Association, founded in 1973, has transitioned board leadership and horse show production to Georgia-based horse show company, Horse Show Ventures, LLC.
The Pensacola Hunter Jumper Association, based in Pensacola, Florida, and founded in 1973 by James C. Robinson and a handful of community members, began as a small schooling show held in an open field 46 years ago. The shows grew to a regional hunter/jumper nonprofit association that continues to host events at the James C. Robinson Escambia Equestrian Center. The organization's founders and board embrace continued association growth and service to regional equestrians and announce that they have transitioned leadership of the nonprofit association to Morgan Taylor and Horse Show Ventures.
Horse Show Ventures' connection with the Pensacola equestrian community over the years includes hosting local and USEF rated shows at the Escambia Equestrian Center. Horse Show Ventures, founded in 2002, by Morgan Taylor and her daughters also got its start as a schooling series and grew to producing local and USEF rated shows across the southeast and in Arizona during its 17 years.
Ms. Taylor, the newly elected PHJA Board Chair, comments, "We are honored and excited to continue leadership of PHJA and champion the organization's growth and service to regional equestrians and the local community. Our plans include expanded offerings at the shows to foster community engagement and educational opportunities further growing fun, quality horse shows for riders of every level. The goal is to take what the founders created and continue to make it even better".
The long term plan for the organization is to focus on local equestrian needs while connecting with national organizations, such as the United States Hunter Jumper Association and the United States Equestrian Federation to offer educational benefits, classes and awards to local equestrians and foster community engagement and support..