President's Message

  • The Spring Openers Are Just Around the Corner

    The Spring Openers Are Just Around the Corner

    As the snow finally arrives, we also welcome a new competition year for 2018! This year, the UHJA is loaded with new ideas, schedule changes, and new board members.Three big changes mark our future and will lead our community into a greater commitment to our sport and the horses we love.

    First, the UHJA annual horse show will be held at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center April 12 to 15, which is much earlier than its traditional July date. To access the premium, class list and entry form, click here. This means the High Point Professional Rider trophy will be up for grabs as well as The Hunter Classic, and great prize money in the High and Low Jumper Classics. Prize lists will be out soon and entry forms will be accessible on the UHJA site, from which you will be able to print entry forms and send to the horse show secretary. We are excited to introduce a new course designer to our staff, Justine Goulet! Justine will be designing the hunter and equitation courses for the UHJA Annual Show and Barbara Wicks will be the course designer for the jumper division.  

    Second, UHJA Board members have discussed the idea of paperless prize lists, entry forms, newsletters and memberships as a way to offer members greater ease and documentation, and save on postage. The UHJA site is a wonderful tool and we would like to offer as many resources possible through its use. That said, it's now membership renewal time and I strongly encourage active members to renew and non-members to sign up through the site and at the UHJA show. If you are NOT a member you will NOT be awarded points for a yearend award. You also need to be a member to qualify for Medal Finals and participate in the Hunter and Jumper classics! Membership also keeps you updated with informative newsletters written and edited by Vickie Cozzens; and you will receive the 2018 UHJA Rulebook, sponsorship opportunities and point totals for every division. 

    Third, the UHJA Board welcomes Faith McKee who will be assisting Sally Padawer to organize and provide awards to honor horses and riders for the UHJA Annual Show, Medal Finals, and High Point Year-End Awards to be present at our annual year-end awards banquet. 

    The UHJA community cares about your equine experience and welcomes stories, barn news, results and helpful tips about getting through the winter months or goals for the new competition year. Many riders from Utah have competed on the HITS circuit and we want to hear everything, so please send stories and information to Vickie Cozzens at so your story gets published in the newsletter.

    I look forward to seeing you all at the March and April shows!

    ~Allie Wicks

Latest News

  • Feb 10 18

    Kelsey  Allred and her pony partner Raggedy Ann are the 2017 winners of Rose Ranch’s Triple Crown Jumper series.  The pair attended all three Triple Crown shows and bested the contest by a vast margin—106.5 points to 71.5 points for second place earned by Stella Ball and Snowman’s Poet.  Twilight, ridden by Allie Wicks took third place after racking up 44.5 points.

    Riders earned points in UHJA highpoint jumper classes during the Triple Crown Series events held at Rose Ranch in June, August and

  • Nov 25 17

    For show managers interested in holding the same show dates and/or adding new shows next year, please make sure you download the link below and get your contract into Nancy Armantrout ASAP! If you have any questions, please email Nancy Armantrout at

    2018 Show Contract

  • Jan 9 17

    Showtime, ridden by Emma Ericksen and owned by Anne Godfrey is the 2016 winner of Rose Ranch’s 2nd Annual Triple Crown Jumper Series. The winner earned 45% ($135) of the $300 prize money. Showtime competed in all three legs of the series and wound up the season with 91.5 points after competing in several divisions—Pony, 2’6 Jumper, Hopeful and Warm-up Jumper.

    Second place winner, Twilight took second place prize money in the series. Ridden by Allison Wicks, Twilight competed in all three shows

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