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Tampa Equestrian Festival's Tournament of Champions Week Announced as WCHR Qualifier
Tampa, FL - March 10, 2009 - Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival's Tournament of Champions week has been selected as a qualifier for the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) program. The Tournament of Champions is the last of three weeks of competition for the Tampa Equestrian Festival, and runs March 31-April 4, 2009, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, ... Read the full article

AHJF Emergency Relief Fund Receives Grant from Equus Foudation
The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, Inc. was recently notified by the EQUUS Foundation, Inc. that they are one of the 50 charities that will receive grant awards this year. A grant award in the amount of $5,000 was approved to support the AHJFs request for funds for their Emergency Relief Fund. Louise Serio, one of the founders of the AHJF, was the inspiration behind the Emergency Relief Fund. The ERF was one of the first things we wanted t ... Read the full article

Louise Serio Honored with Emerson Burr Trophy
AHJF Founder and Top Hunter Rider Recognized by USEFArticle By Nancy JohnsonLouise Serio, co-founder and vice president of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation (AHJF), was recently named one of eight 2005 Equestrians of Honor by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). She will be presented with the Emerson Burr Trophy in recognition of her accomplishments in the show hunter ring. The Equestrian of Honor Awards are divided into seven c ... Read the full article

Ponies, Ponies, Ponies!
Burbank, California. Ponies will be the stars at two Langer Equestrian Group shows this fall. The Woodside Labor Day Classic (August 29 - September 1) features both the Northern California Pony Hunter Final and the Woodside Pony Equitation Championship, in addition to a full selection of pony hunter and equitation classes. Shaws Saddlery sponsors the Woodside Pony Equitation Championship and offers great prizes to top finishers. The winner will ... Read the full article

2008 WCHR Professional Finals Fast Facts
Sponsored by Stillwell-Hansen, Inc.Presented by John R. Ingram Fund & The Ingram FamilyProduced by The American Hunter-Jumper Foundation, Inc.Hosted by the Capital Challenge Horse ShowWinner is the Recipient of the AHJF Professional TitleWHAT: $7,500 Professional World Championship Hunter Rider Finals for the 2008 AHJF Professional WCHR title. (The winner of the Championship will be presented with a media sponsorship package.) COST: Spectators c ... Read the full article

Inaugural $5,000 AHJF WCHR Handy Hunter Classic an Overwhelming Success
April 8, 2010 – Tampa, FL – The inaugural $5,000 WCHR Handy Hunter Classic was well received and was a highlight event on April 3rd at the Tampa Bay Classic held at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Samantha Schaefer and Bishonen, owned by Mariana Wade, led the field from start to finish winning out of a field of the top professional, emerging professional, amateur-owner, and junior hunter riders with her two round total of 171. In her ... Read the full article

WCHR Week Begins At The Capital Challenge
Upper Marlboro, Maryland, October 3, 2011 – With the 18th annual Capital Challenge Horse Show underway at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, the countdown is on for the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Challenges and Finals taking place October 5-9. Each year the top 10 nationally ranked riders in each WCHR category, as well as the top six riders from each region, are invited to compete in their respective WCHR Challenge com ... Read the full article

Peter Pletcher Named Horse Shows by the Bay Ovation Leading Professional Hunter Rider
Traverse City, MI - July 31, 2008 - Week three continued at Horse Shows by the Bay equestrian festival with a very successful day for rider and trainer Peter Pletcher today. Pletcher, of Magnolia, TX, was named the Ovation Leading Professional Hunter Rider after three weeks of competition and had a day full of championship wins today, including: Grand Green Conformation Hunter Champion with As Always, owned by Becky Gochman of New York, NY; Grand ... Read the full article

Over the Hill Farm Exceptional in Hunter and Jumper Divisions at Blowing Rock Horse Show, WCHR Southeast Regional Awards
Blowing Rock, NC- August 11- Over the Hill Farm, headed by trainer Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, recently finished competition at the Blowing Rock Horse Show series on July 28-31 and August 3-7 and came away with multiple honors that encompassed the range of events at the show. In addition, the annual awards for the World Championship Hunter Rider Southeast Region were announced, with Over the Hill riders taking home five top honors.Although Schau ... Read the full article

The 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival Hosts WCHR Hunter Classic Spectacular Events
Wellington, FL - February 14, 2011 - The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is bigger and better than ever in 2011, with more prize money and more opportunities for the world's best horses and riders to excel in the specialties of their sport. The World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Hunter Classic Spectacular will be held for the 15th straight year at the FTI WEF beginning on February 18. The Spectacular first debuted in 1997 as an expansio ... Read the full article

Alise Oken and Take Away Capture Reserve Championship Award
Devon, PA - June 4, 2009 - Alise Oken successfully competed at this year's prestigious Devon Horse Show and Country Fair with her top mount Take Away. The pair competed in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division and garnered the highly coveted reserve championship prize. Oken rides out of Hi Hopes Farm, owned by her parents, Marc and Celene Oken. Top trainers Steve Heinecke and Jeff Wirthman are the instructors at Hi Hopes Farm, which is based in ... Read the full article

Ovation Leading Rider Awards Presented at Horse Shows by the Bay
Traverse City, MI - August 6, 2008 - The 2008 Horse Shows by the Bay equestrian festival concluded on Sunday after three weeks of competition at Flintfields Horse Park in beautiful Traverse City, MI. Throughout the last week of competition the riders who accumulated the most overall points were honored in their individual categories as leading riders. The leading riders were honored thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ovation and received their ... Read the full article

Over the Hill Farm Wins Seven HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Tricolors
Casady, Read and Hogan Win Best Rider Titles in Final Week of CompetitionOcala, FL March 22, 2007 The HITS Ocala Winter Series wrapped up competition last week and Over the Hill Farm, led by Bill Schaub of Sanford, FL, finished strong. Riders brought home one champion and six reserve champion circuit awards.Shawn Casady of Tennessee piloted Dark Star for Kathleen Mahoney to the reserve circuit championship in the Medium Pony Hunters. In the l ... Read the full article

Parade of Champs! HITS Saugerties crowns its Spring Circuit Champions
SAUGERTIES, NY (June 16, 2008)--Prior to Sunday's $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, HITS handed out its Spring Circuit Awards to the most accomplished equestrians who participated at HITS Saugerties this spring.The Overall and Reserve Circuit Champions in 68 divisions were awarded during a special Parade of Champions celebration in the Grand Prix ring at HITS-on-the-Hudson to cap off three exciting weeks of competition.It was a very successful spr ... Read the full article

World Equestrian Brands, LLC Sponsors United States Hunter Jumper Association
Buena Vista, VA (March 21, 2011) – World Equestrian Brands Is proud to announce they are a Title Sponsor for the 2011 and 2012 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Rider Recognition Awards Program. World Equestrian Brands is the United States distributor of Amerigo saddles and strap goods, Amerigo Vega saddles, Vespucci, E.A. Mattes and Equilibrium products. “Jumper riders are a great proving ground for the technical capab ... Read the full article

Shawn Casady Wins Big With The Ponies On The Final Day Of The Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - April 5, 2008 - Shawn Casady had a big day in the pony hunter ring, picking up awards in every class he contested with his string of outstanding mounts. He walked away from the ring with four Championship titles, one for each of the divisions he competed in. Casady began his day with the Children's Hunter Pony division, where he and Farnmore Silk Stockings, owned by Lionsway Farm, won both of the classes over fences and clinched the d ... Read the full article

Pony Lane Farm Named USEF's 2009 Leading Hunter Owner and Earns Multiple National Titles
Wellington, FL - January 4, 2010 - At the conclusion of the 2009 show season, Pony Lane Farm led in several divisions of the 2009 Farnam® Platinum™ USEF Horse of the Year Grand Champion awards program. Based out of South Jordan, UT, and Wellington, FL, Pony Lane Farm is home to riders Kelsey and Madeline Thatcher, who own some of the top horses in the country. The Thatchers train with Maggie Jayne of Our Day Farm in Elgin, IL, and have ... Read the full article

Garfield and Samantha Schaefer Win Junior Hunter 15 and Under Championship at the Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 22, 2009 -The Junior Hunter divisions were awarded championship honors this morning in the Main Hunter Ring of the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The championship awards were the culmination of two days of competition for the Junior Hunters, as the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival's first week of competition concluded today. The three-week equestrian festival runs from March 18 through April 4 with ... Read the full article

Telluride Farm Takes Top Ribbons at HITS Ocala Circuit, Caitie Hope Wins Champion Aboard Lyle in Junior Hunters
Ocala, FL - March 17, 2008 - This past week Telluride Farm, based out of Hampshire, IL, wrapped up its final week of showing at the HITS Ocala winter circuit in Ocala, FL. With the help of their trainer, Diane Carney, the riders at Telluride Farm continued to shine in the spotlight and capture top awards and recognition.Caitie Hope and her new mount Lyle, owned by Stephanie Keen, joined the winner's circle once again and captured their third cons ... Read the full article

Alise Oken Garners Large Junior 16-17 Hunter Championship and Reserve Championship Tricolors
Lexington, KY- June 18, 2009 - Hi Hopes Farm had an excellent weekend competing at the Country Heir Horse Show II, held June 10-14 at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. Alise Oken, daughter of Marc and Celene Oken, competed in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division and earned both the championship and reserve championship awards. Top trainers Steve Heinecke and Jeff Wirthman are the instructors at Hi Hopes Farm, owned by the Okens and based in Ch ... Read the full article




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