Welcome to MHJA
The Mountaineer Hunter Jumper Association was founded in 1998 to promote riders in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio) that show on the local level. Our mission is to instill a foundation for riders to help further their knowledge and involvement in the horse community and promote a healthy approach to competition.
2017 MHJA Scholarship Award
The Mountaineer Hunter Jumper Association will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a member in their senior year of high school, to assist with post-secondary education costs.
This scholarship will be based on the applicant’s GPA, letter of nomination, highlighting their work ethic and sportsmanship from their coach or trainer, and resume of equine activities and participation.
Applicants will be ranked according to their GPA and will receive a score for their equine activities/participation, and letter of nomination from the coach/trainer.
All applications must be submitted in a single packet by January 8, 2018.
Incomplete packets will not be considered
Each packet must include:
a copy current high school transcript,
coach/trainer letter of nomination
equine activities resume to:
132 Mount Pleasant Rd
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Thank you to all the sponsors and participants of this year's MHJA Endless Summer Horse Show!!!!
Congratulations to all the winners!!!!
Allegheny Equine Hunter Derby Winner
Sarah West and
All Made Over
Pictured left to right - Dr. Jim Zellif - Allegheny Equine, Samantha Hanson - A bit Above Saddlery - Cooler donor, Chelsie Stair - Trainer
Mini Prix Winner
Alexziz Giannamore and Zinfandel
Pictured - Alexziz, Matt Gogolin - Brayman Construction - and his daughter Mikayla
Photo courtesy of Forever Works Photography
Top Junior Rider Trophy Winner
Madelyn Trebilcock and
A Dark Hero
Pictured - Chelsie Stair - Trainer, Madelyn Trebilcock and A Dark Hero
This and That
Some exciting new things are happening with our organization again this year. As promised, we're working to make MHJA bigger and better than ever!
- Don't forget to check the announcements page for MHJA news and the MHJA Horse Show page and Horse Show sponsors page.
Check out the calendar page for upcoming events and sanctioned horse shows.
MHJA has been accepted in the SHOW Program. By collecting proof of purchase seals from Southern States, Legends and Triple Crown feeds, equestrians
can help the organization receive 25 cents for each POP or $10 for each ton. More information can be found on the Announcements/Newsletters
- Junior members in grades 10-12 are eligible to compete for our annual scholarship to help with post-secondary costs.
MHJA offers a Trainer Assistance Program for its professional members. The purpose of this program is to help local trainers who encounter a hardship in
which they are unable to operate their business at regular capacity. Examples of hardships would include serious injury/illness or extensive property damage. Applicants would be eligible for
a grant of $1,000. This would be a donation on behalf of the MHJA to the applying trainer and their business as a way of helping them get through their time of need.