What a great response we received from the first UHJA horse show survey! We were expecting about a 10 or 12 percent return out of approximately 180 surveys mailed. Instead, we received almost double--approximately 64 responses completed and returned by mail or on-line. That’s about a 36% return--revealing how much involvement and enthusiasm there is for our sport!
Thanks to Lee Rech who arranged for the on-line portion with Survey Monkey and also to Vickie Cozzens who created an Excel spread sheet which helped me calculate the mailed in results. The vast majority of respondents were junior and amateur riders (53), along with 11 professional respondents—again indicating a high level interest. Hunter riders were in the majority (51%) but just by a single point. Jumper riders accounted for 41% and equitation riders 8%. In most cases, members answered survey questions decisively expressing similar preferences on a variety of subjects. Not too many close calls! The majority (65%) indicated UHJA was rating “just the right number of shows”. To review the full survey and results, click here.
Lastly, the UHJA banquet was a great success. Thanks to all who came and made it such a great night. The silent auction, thank you to Courtney Young, boasted approximately 80 items and raised almost $3,000. Early December 2015 dates are under consideration by the UHJA board for next year to give the silent auction a pre-Christmas boost. Let us know what you think.
Look forward to seeing you all at the first shows of the season!
2015 UHJA RULE BOOK
Check out the 2015 UHJA Rule Book which will also be sent to all members in the mail. Also, please check the Calendar in next couple of weeks for the tentative 2015 show schedule.