President's Message

  • 43rd UHJA Annual Hunter and Jumper Show A Wrap!

    Numerous hunter/jumper competitors, trainers, horses and spectators attended the 43rd UHJA Hunter and Jumper Show at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park, June 29-July 3, 2016. Close to a hundred—approximately 70 hunter/equitation horses and 30 jumpers competed.

    Quintis Z owned by Susie Hoffman and ridden by Jodie Ray won the $1,000 Hunter Classic. Quite Chocolat with Victoria Whitworth aboard, an entry of Leslie Edison, placed second and Swagger, owned by Gabriella Zupancic with Jodi Ray riding finished third. The two $500 Jumper Classics held at 3’3” and 3’6” were won by Allison Wicks aboard Twilight and Bonjourno ridden by Elise van Damme; second place in the Low jumpers went to Avion ridden by Emily Gordon and was followed by Czarina and Kaitlyn Jay. The red ribbon and prize money in the High Classic went to There’s an App for That and Liz Bates followed by Draco and Allie Wicks in third place.

    The 5-day show was aptly managed by Hillary Howe who also manned the mic each day. Trainer, Jody Ray provided lovely courses for hunters and equitation with jumps provided by Rose Ranch; Michael Knight followed up with jumps and courses for the single day of jumper classes on Sunday. UHJA Treasurer Nancy Armantrout recently predicted a good financial result for the show. Now that all the checks have been deposited and all the expenses tallied, it’s clear she was right on. Despite having to pay slightly more than $10,000 for the equestrian park facility in addition to a judge, day staff, jump rentals, ribbons, awards and so on, the show closed with just a small deficit, less than $1,000 just a few hundred ahead of last year.

    With this major UHJA show under wraps, numerous UHJA trainers hit the road taking horses to shows from California to Colorado. Hillary Howe, Margaret Keates, Alex Anderson, Mike Knight, Allie Wicks struck out east to Colorado; Jodie Ray took Gabriella Zupancic and Swagger to the West Coast Junior Hunter Finals; Denise Tilley also checked into Del Mar. Good Luck to all of our trainers!

    Barbara Wicks
    UHJA President

     

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