The mission of the Michigan Hunter-Jumper Association (MHJA) is to
enhance and stimulate the sport of riding and showing Hunters and Jumpers
in Michigan. The MHJA works to provide uniform standards for all Association
shows which establish safe, consistent, and fair competition. The MHJA
not only encourages each exhibitor to perform to the best of their ability,
it also encourages exhibitors and spectators to demonstrate good sportsmanship.
The MHJA show season begins on October 1 and extends through September 30.
Individual championships are awarded in all MHJA divisions at each horse
show. In addition, members and recorded horses may earn points throughout
the MHJA season towards annual championship awards in each MHJA division.
The MHJA provides for three levels of competition. Regular Member
shows, also known as the "B-Circuit" shows, are the highest level of
competition the MHJA offers. Some exhibitors use the Regular Member
shows to prepare for competition in nationally recognized American
Horse Show Association shows, also known as the USEF or "A-Circuit".
"C-Circuit" shows provide a good starting point for novice exhibitors.
This competition is designed to encourage exhibitors to develop the skill
and confidence they will need when they move on to compete at the more
advanced levels. Pony Circuit shows provide an environment where
ponies compete according to their height and experience. Classes are
especially designed for the younger rider.
People/Farms/Businesses Who Want to Become Donor Sponsors - We are looking
for Donor Sponsors for newsletters, banquet program, banquet decorations, banquet
refreshments, banquet ribbons, and door prizes. Your donation is tax deductible.
Please send an email through "Contact Us" or phone 248-892-6806.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 Regular Member Medal Champions!
Open Junior Medal - Katy Kouvaris
Open Adult Medal - Jessica R. Howard
Limit Junior Medal - Sydney M. Rudowski
Limit Adult Medal - Corrin D. Craig
Young Riders Medal - Emilia Fanelli
MHJA Low Adult Medal - Anna K. Ferry
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 C Circuit Medal Champions!
Intermediate Junior Medal - Marisa J. Scarantino
Intermediate Adult Medal - Lydia R. Arbaugh
MHJA Junior/Adult Mini Medal - Shannon E. Cox
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 Pony Medal Champion!
Pony Medal - Isabella G. Beemer
Pony Mini Medal - Jenna Caldwell
CONGRATULATIONS to the Annual Arlene Bates Toyne Memorial
Sportsmanship Award Winners!
ADULT - Kayda Focht JUNIOR - Karis Bachman
CONGRATULATIONS to the Annual MHJA Scholarship Winners! $2000 each to:
Sydney Rudowski Katie Pettet Ryan
CONGRATULATIONS to the $500 Canter For The Cure Scholarship Winner!
Kathryn Elizabeth Schrock
The MHJA is proud to announce our government classification as a
501(c)3 charity, which permits us to offer you a tax exemption for your
donation to our scholarship fund. Donations will be accumulated in a separate account and 100% of this money will be used
for scholarships. The MHJA will continue to donate money to this fund each year
and we hope to add donations from members and businesses. The MHJA is
pleased to help further the college education of our Junior and Adult members and we hope
you will all join us in this opportunity. Individuals or businesses may donate in many ways, for example in their
name, in memory of a person or horse, or anonymously.
All contributors will receive a tax exempt letter from the MHJA for their tax records.
To be eligible for the Annual Championship the following conditions must be met:
Equitation Division - Riders must be current season MHJA Members.
Hunter and Jumper Divisions - Horses and Ponies must be recorded with the MHJA each year
and the owner must be a current season MHJA member.