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.
Congratulations 2017 Medal Champions!
Regular Member Medal Champions
Open Junior Medal - Karis Bachman
Open Adult Medal - Danielle Felker
Limit Junior Medal - Sophia Wettle
Limit Adult Medal - Lydia Arbaugh
Young Riders Medal - Madison Kline
Low Adult Medal - Stacey Stoddard
C Circuit Medal Champions
Intermediate Junior Medal - Katie Knight
Intermediate Adult Medal - Marina Wade
Junior/Adult Mini Medal - Liliana Polsinelli
Pony Medal Champions
Pony Medal - Riley Ann Gasaway
Pony Mini Medal - Claire Summers
Congratulations 2017 Sportsmanship Award Winners!
ADULT - TaLeekia Bennett JUNIOR - Helene George
Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Winners!
Tess Vindischman Katie Vogel
Canter for the Cure Scholarship: Kaitlyn Gilbert
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.
MHJA 2017 Horsemanship Award: Sabrina Ann Wallace
MHJA 2017 High Point Trainer Award: Suz Bates-Colon