Welcome to MHJA

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Help make our 2024 Endless

 

Summer Horse Show be a success

 

by becoming a sponsor.


 

Go to the "Sponsorship Levels"

 

page for more info and submitting

 

your donation!

 

 

 

2024 MHJA

 

Endless Summer

 

Horse Show

 

 

July 26 - 28

 

 

WPQHA Show Complex

 

3670 Harlansburg Road

 

New Castle, PA

 

 

This year we've added a second tent for the spectators.  The Dover Saddlery Spectator's Tent will be

set up between the two rings.

 

This year's Hunter Derby sponsor is

Saxonburg Feed Company.

 

 

 

 

Reserve your hotel rooms for

 

the 2024 MHJA show now!!!!

 

Special rates only available

until June 25!!!

 

 

Special hotel room rates are now available for the

MHJA Endless Summer Horse Show.

 

Go to the "2024 MHJA Horse Show Special Room Rates" page for information.

 

Reservations must be made by June 25

to receive the special rates!!!

 

 

Photos from the 2023 Year End Banquet are on the Banquet Photo Gallery page.

 

 

Notes from the MHJA meeting on December 28, 2023 are now available.

Go to the Meeting Notes page.

 

 

 

It's time to start making plans for the

2023 Year End Award Banquet!!!

 

Mark your calendars!!

 

This year's banquet will be held

Saturday, January 13, 2024!!

 

Reservations must be received by January 2, 2024!!!

 

The banquet will again be held at the

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Meadow Lands

340 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA  15301.

 

Hope to you see there!

 

Forms for 2023 banquet reservations now available!

Go to Forms and Payments Page.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners of the trophies, Mini Prix, Hunter Derby

and the raffle at the

MHJA 2023 Endless Summer Horse Show!

 

Karen Davis Memorial Top Adult Rider Trophy  - Christy Lyons

Top Junior Rider Trophy - Emma McFarland

 

Carousel Horse Tack Mini Prix - Lexington's Pike and Elyse Clokik

Candy Lane Acres Hunter Derby - All Made Over and Sarah West

 

Raffle Winners:

Wall Box - Rosa Pascolini

Halter - Michele Koury

Brush Box - Annette Danehy

 

 

And a big thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, family and friends from MHJA!!

 

 

 

Check out photos from the 2023 horse show!!!

 

Go to the photo page.

 


Trophies will be awarded

for the top

Junior and Adult Riders at the show!

 

Get your entries in now!

 

 

Tickets for the raffle at the horse show are now available.

 

Go to the Raffle link to get your tickets today!

 

Exciting Info About the New

 

Expanded MHJA!!!!

 

 

Hello and thank you for your interest in new expanded MHJA!!!

 

Here is some information/explanation of what we hope to accomplish:

 

 

 

What is the “Expansion”?

 

The MHJA will continue to offer the same circuit for the schooling shows. Nothing will change with the current system.  We will continue to sanction shows and members of the “Unrated” circuit will be able to accrue points, in their divisions, for year end awards. The MHJA will also offer a “rated” circuit. Rated shows such as Brave Horse, Chagrin, etc., will be on the calendar for the “rated” circuit. Riders can choose to nominate for “unrated” or “rated” circuit depending on what shows they attend.  Horse/rider combinations may not cross-nominate for both circuits.  See the Rated Rule book for divisions available for year-end awards.

 

 

 

What shows will count toward the “rated” circuit?

 

We currently have a commitment from Chagrin Valley Farms for sanctioning for all their horse shows for the 2021/2022 season.  Both schooling and Rated shows at Chagrin will count for points for the “rated” circuit.  The MHJA Endless Summer Show and Sewickley Hunt show will be included on BOTH the “Rated” and “Unrated” calendar. We anticipate getting WEC, Brave Horse, State College and possibly Swan Lake to sanction with us.
We are very committed to promoting the horse business in the area.  If there are any other shows we should consider for sanctioning, please let us know!!

 

 

 

Things to note:

 

The MHJA point system is based on number of entries in the class.  It does not give points for champion and/or reserve champion.  The point system does not give more weight to any show based on the rating of the show (A, AA, B, etc.).

 

The MHJA is a member centered organization.  That means we listen to our members and make decisions based on what YOU have to say!  We like to have fun and promote comradery between barns and members!

 

There will be ONE year end banquet for both circuits! 

 

 

 

What are our goals?

 

The MHJA is working to start a Junior MHJA.  We will have more information coming regarding the kinds of activities and projects they hope to have this year!

 

We hope to increase our membership!  More members mean better year end prizes and more fun!

 

Please consider joining the MHJA for the 2021/2022 show season!  We have a great group of people in charge and are always looking for fun, friendly people to help out!

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

 

 

 

Dottie Los

 

Dotlos2003@yahoo.com

 

Go to the Karen Davis Memorial Trophy Page

to find out more about

one of the organization's founders.

 

 

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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.

 

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 Page.

 

  • 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.

The Mountaineer Hunter Jumper Association is a Federal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, Federal ID number: 55-0767413. Contributions made to the MHJA are tax deductible per the current tax laws.  Contact us regarding any inquiries and for a receipt for your donation(s). Thank you for supporting the MHJA!