Congratulations to all those who placed in the MOHJO 2021 Challenge Classes held for the first time this year. Special congratulations to those who took home the champion ribbon and engraved plate:
MOHJO Tack Trunk Medal - All About Cruzin’ and Jamie Sweet Ridgefield, September 25-26
MOHJO Hunter Derby - Malibu and Hannah Kohler (Cindy Locke, owner) Happenstance October 9-10
MOHJO Jumper Classic - Absolute Lionheart Columbia Equestrian Center Avalon Farms October 16-17
MOHJO Mini Hunter Derby - By the Way and Kaylee Kelley (Ellen Baehr, owner) Irish Fox October 29-30
MOHJO Mini Prix - Erowynne and Stephanie Hill Irish Fox October 29-30
Be sure to check the Gallery page for pictures from these classes, and watch for the announcement of dates for the Challenge Classes in 2022!
Changes on the Board of Directors
MOHJO announces changes for two long-time Board members. After several terms as president, Stephanie Peterson has retired from the Board, to spend more time as a mom and working professional. Lynne Miller will be the new MOHJO president.
Kelley Dufour will remain on the Board as an at Large member, but has resigned as Horse Show Secretary, since she is now a full-time medical professional. Please take a moment when you see either of these ladies to thank them for their contributions to MOHJO, and all the work they did to keep our local organization thriving during a time when the number of local shows increased significantly.
The Board is working together on the competition calendar for 2022, and there is a new mailbox for horse show issues, MOHJOHorseshows@gmail.com. Keep reading for more information on requesting dates for 2022.
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.
The 2021 Awards Party will be held Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Pezold Banquet Center in Cottleville, MO.
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.