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 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 USEF shows. "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.
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2020 Scholarship Donation
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Congratulations 2019 Medal Champions!
Regular Member Medal Champions
Open Junior Medal - Kelsey Buckberry
Open Adult Medal - Alexis Mariucci
Limit Junior Medal - Emma Jurski
Limit Adult Medal - Parker Work
Young Riders Medal - Sydney Toquigne
Low Adult Medal - Jessica Prajzner
Low Children's Medal - Anona Svenkese
C Circuit Medal Champions
Intermediate Junior Medal - Julia Shields
Intermediate Adult Medal - Leah Burnett
Junior/Adult Mini Medal - Leah Burnett
Pony Medal Champions
Pony Medal - Riley Ann Gasaway
Children's Pony Medal - Brynn Lepine
Pony Mini Medal - Gigi Ellinwood
High Point Open Junior Medal - Abigail Kalniz
High Point Open Adult Medal - Ashley Mariucci and Christie Bellfy
High Point Limit Junior Medal - Audrey Roberts
High Point Limit Adult Medal - Parker Work
High Point Low Children's Medal - Anona Svenkesen
High Point Low Adult Medal - Deanna Goley
High Point Young Riders Medal - Sarah Hoffmeyer
High Point Pony Medal - Mackenzy Guptil
High Point Children's Pony Medal - Brynn Lepine
High Point Pony Mini Medal - Olivia Bender
High Point Intermediate Junior Medal - Addison Mae King
High Point Intermediate Adult Medal - Allison DeSantis
High Point Junior/Adult Mini Medal - Sophia Griffiths
Congratulations 2019 Sportsmanship Award Winners!
ADULT - Marie Konczalski JUNIOR - Maegan Fitzgerald
Congratulations 2019 Horsemanship Award Winner!
Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Winners!
Halley Guptil Sabrina Wallace
Canter for the Cure Scholarship: Madelyn Robbins
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.