The 2021 MOHJO Challenge, a series of sponsored classes at our local shows, are rapidly approaching. One of each of the 5 MOHJO Specialty classes will be sponsored by MOHJO at a different show, with special ribbons for 1st thru 6th place, and an engraved prize to the winner of the class. These awards may be in addition to any other awards offered by the show for the class.

The list of sponsored classes, and the scheduled show are:

MOHJO Tack Trunk Medal Ridgefield Arena September 25-26

MOHJO Derby Happenstance Farms October 9-10

MOHJO Jumper Classic Avalon Farms October 16-17

MOHJO Mini-Prix Just Cruisin’ November 6-7

MOHJO Mini Derby Irish Fox Stables November 27-28

2022 Show Date Requests

In response to multiple requests, we are moving up the time table for requesting show dates for 2022, so we can post the initial MOHJO recognized Competition Calendar by 12/1/21. We have also refined the process for requesting dates. The full process is detailed in Part IV, Section 4 of the updated MOHJO rule book, here are the highlights:

  • November 1 of the current competition year is the deadline to requests dates for the following year for the Initial Competition calendar
  • Requests will only be considered with a completed Horse Show Membership form and payment of fees
  • The Board of Directors will review all initial requests, notify the successful show managers and post the initial competition calendar by 12/1, the start of the new/up-coming show year

The 2022 Horse Show membership form can be found by clicking here.

MOHJO is ready to nominate any interested rider/horses for the USHJA National Championships, to be held in Las Vegas, NV, November 15-21, 2021. Please click here to see details and then contact any Board member if you are interested in being nominated.

As a USHJA affiliate organization, we can post the USHJA affiliate newsletter for all our membership, including MOHJO members who may not be a competing member of USHJA.

We will keep this the link here on the News page. Just click here to view the USHJA Newsletter.

Awards Party

Due to the lingering impacts of the pandemic, there will not be a 2020 Awards party. However, year end ribbons and prizes will be available for pick-up at the National Equestrian Center, during the Irish Fox Stables show on February 6, 2021. We will also have an area set aside for pictures.

The 2021 Awards Party will be held Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Pezold Banquet Center in Cottleville, MO.

Confidential Mailbox

Your MOJHO Board of Directors has a variety of connections to hunter/jumper sport, but we all believe that the safety and welfare of our horses, and the humans who work with them, is paramount. We also know it may be difficult to initiate a direct confrontation over an incident or a situation that just seems a little not quite right, especially if you are new to the sport. It could be a jump that seems be too close to a wall or fence, or a small pony that was just asked to jump a fence that looks taller than your 10 year old. We have established a new mailbox for you to confidentially report what you’ve observed. Your concern will be addressed by the Board anonymously. If you want a direct reply after the Board has investigated, please include that information in your email, so that someone can respond to you. Click here to go to the new mailbox; the link will also be active on the Contact Us page.

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