British Columbia Hunter Jumper Association

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May 07, 2014

Anyone interested in this year's North American Young Riders Competition in Lexington Kentucky?  Information here:
Young Riders 2013 Information

March 13, 2014

BCHJA Jumper and Hunter/Equitation Clinics

BCHJA /JUMP CANADA are pleased to announce that Amy Millar is giving a Jumper Clinic at Thunderbird Showpark on March 29/30.  BCHJA is also sponsoring a Hunter/Equitation clinic on the same dates at Thunderbird.  This clinic is being given by Patty Stovel a well known American clinician.  Spectators are welcome - auditing is free.  Coaches hours are available and ring crew are needed. At this time we have a few spots open for the clinics.  

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November 25, 2013

BC Athletes Assistance Program

Guidelines and application for qualified athletes may be found at the link below.  The Deadline for submission is December 1, 2013.


October 25, 2013

2013 Season Final BCHJA Results

Congratulations to all members on their competition season.  You may review division standings and year end award winners at the following links.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate all of these accomplishments at the BCHJA Gala on January 18th.  Stay tuned for more information on ticket sales - coming soon!
2013 Season BCHJA Points - FINAL 
2013 Season BCHJA Year End Award Winners 

October 13, 2013

BCHJA Clinic November 16th 12-6PM

Form Leads To Function - Anatomy & Biomechanics Of The Rider
Sandra Sokoloski BScPT, FCAMPT, CGIMS
(talk and practical demo)
Coghlan Hall
6795-256 Street  
Registration Now Open - Click HERE!!
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October 01, 2013

BCHJA Gala Silent Auction Baskets

Its the time of year to start thinking about the BCHJA Gala - January 18, 2014. We are looking for silent auction items and baskets.  All BCHJA members and barns are encouraged to participate in this fund raiser. Please include a brief description and $ value with your donation.  If you are planning on making a donation for the silent auction, please email Nayda McNeill.

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October 01, 2013

Nominate for Carol Magill Horsemanship/Sportsmanship Award by Sunday Dec 1st

BCHJA Members are asked to consider nominating a Junior BCHJA Member for the Carol McGill Horsemanship/Sportsmanship Award.  Nominations may be made by any current BCHJA member. Nomnations will be kept confidential and only the winner will be announced at the gala.

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September 23, 2013

Useful Links for BCHJA Members Competing at the Royal Winter Fair

Congratulations to all BCHJA members who will be travelling to the Royal this year.  Here are some useful links.  Entries close Monday October 1st, so be sure to collaborate with your trainer on the quickest way to meet this deadline.  Good luck at the Royal!!
Royal Winter Fair Horse Show Entry Form 2013
BCHJA Travel Assistance Form
CET and Jump Canada Travel Assistance 

August 18, 2013

North American 1.20m Team Championship

BC plans to have a team at this event to be held at the Sacramento International Welcome Week, Sept 24-29, 2013.  If you are interested, you must contact Laura Balisky no later than Friday August 23rd.

Link for Sacramento Horse Show 

July 13, 2013

Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships 

These championships are held September 13-15, 2013.  You may read all about it HERE

April 06, 2013

Vernon District Riding Club (VDRC) EC Bronze Hunter Jumper Show joins the BCHJA Show Family

The show is also a 2013 Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Competition and will be held from June 7th 9th at the beautiful VDRC grounds, 8408 Aberdeen Rd., Coldstream, BC, V1B 2J6. 

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January 21, 2013


Congratulations to all the award winners who were honoured at the BCHJA Gala on January 19th.  Of particular note is the winner of this year's Carol McGill Horsemanship Award, Natalie Nahirney, and trainers of the year Lindy Townley and Norah Ross.  Thank you to all of the individuals who worked hard to make this year's gala a success, and the generous donors of items for the silent auction. Finally, Caroline Jones and Bill Ulmer are acknowledged for the wonderful job they did in the role of MC and special award presenter.  Good luck to everyone in the up-coming 2013 season! 

November 19, 2012

Baskets and Donations for the Gala Silent Auction 

Its the time of year to start thinking about the BCHJA Gala - January 19, 2013. We are looking for "barn baskets" for the silent auction along with other items.  All barns are encouraged to participate in this fund raiser. If you are going to do a basket please send an email to Laura Balisky
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November 16, 2012

2012 Young Rider Scholarship Winner

Congratuations to Madi McDougall who won this year's scholarship!  More about Madi HERE 

November 01, 2012

Jonathon Millar will do BCHJA Jumper Clinic Nov 17-18 at Thunderbird Show Park

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kip Rosenthal is not able to do the clinic on the weekend of November 17th and 18th.  Therefore the Sports Psychology Seminar scheduled for Saturday evening is cancelled.

We are happy to announce that Jonathon Millar has agreed to do the jumper clinic November 17-18th at Thunderbird Show Park.  All are encouraged to come and see what is sure to be a great clinic!  Any inquiries may be directed to Pam Cleeve

October 24, 2012


If you would like to provide the name and picture of an individual or horse from our BCHJA equestrian community who has passed away in 2012 for the purpose of remembrance at the BCHJA gala, please send the information to remembering

October 24, 2012

Gala Tickets now on Sale!

Year end award winners will be announced on November 1st, after points are made official.  You may purchase your BCHJA Gala tickets HERE 

October 24, 2012

A Few Kip Rosenthal Clinic Spots Left!!

There are just a few spots left for the BCHJA Kip Rosenthal Jumper Clinic at Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday/Sunday, November 17-18th.  If you are a 1.10, 1.15, or 1.30m rider who would like to be considered for a place in this clinic, please contact Pam Cleeve or Patti Coldicutt as soon as possible.  All riders who are interested will be considered by the selection committee.  The cost of the clinic is $300.

October 23, 2012

Kip Rosenthal Sports Psychology Seminar 

Riders, coaches, family, and friends are encouraged to attend this seminar by noted clinician Kip Rosenthal, PhD Psychology.  There is no charge and light refreshments will be served (that's why we need you to there is enough food!!).  Register Here
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 6PM
Sandman Signature Hotel 
8828 201 Street
Langley, BC
For more information, contact Pam Cleeve  

September 13, 2012

Kip Rosenthal returns for BCHJA Jumper Clinic and Sports Psychology Seminar 

Interested in the Kip Rosenthal BCHJA Jumper Clinic?  Preliminary details are HERE

If you would like to come to Kip's evening seminar, see details and register HERE (attendance is free, but we need a head count please). 

August 28, 2012

Fall Finale at Thunderbird Show Park

The BCHJA Fall Finale at Thunderbird Show Park is fast approaching.  Please note the deadline for entry is Wednesday September 5th.  This years' show will feature the following specialty classes: 

  • $10,000 Friends of the BCHJA Grand Prix 1.30m 
  • $5,000 Qwick Media Mini Prix 1.20m 
  • $2,500 Canadian Hunter Derby
  • Running Fox CET Medal Regional Finals
  • CET Mini Medal Finals

BCHJA Fall Finale Prize List

Online Entry

Note:  BCHJA points will be awarded at this show if rider, owner, and trainer hold a valid BCHJA membership and there has been entry at at least one other BCHJA show in the 2012 season (by horse for Jumper/Hunter divisions or rider for Equitation divisions)

August 19, 2012

North American 1.20m Team Championship

BC plans to have a team at this event to be held at the Sacramento Horse Show, Sept 25-30, 2012.  If you are interested, you must contact Laura Balisky no later than Wednesday August 22nd.

More information about the selection process may be found HERE

Link for Sacramento Horse Show 

July 23, 2012

BCHJA Members at BC Summer Games

Congratulations to the following BCHJA members for their participation in the BC Summer Games.  Each will receive $100 in BCHJA funding. Ella McLeod, Haley Jeske, Megan Champeau, Anika Jaeckel 

May 22, 2012

2012 Young Riders Competition Application and Deadline

FYI - From Jennifer Mahoney at Equine Canada:

Dear Domestic Development Committee & Young Rider Contacts:

The North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in Lexington, KY (USA) July 18-22, 2012 have now posted the entry forms:

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May 15, 2012

Hickstead Armband Auction Results 

Congratulations to John Anderson and Rocky Mountain Show Jumping as the successful bidder in the on-line auction.  The winning bid was $650.00 and will be donated to the Childrens' Wish Foundation of Canada.  Thank you to Joey Rycroft for his donation of the armband and to John for the generous bid!

March 02, 2012

Earn Double BCHJA Points!

For the first time, you will be able to earn double BCHJA points at selected shows throughout the season! Please note the following double-points BCHJA shows for the 2012 season:

  • Milner Downs Summer Classic II - July 18-22
  • MREC Labour Day Classic - August 31 - September 2
  • BCHJA Fall Finale at Thunderbird Show Park - September 20-23
All BCHJA Points rules may be found HERE

February 22, 2012

BC Summer Games Info

The BC Summer Games will be held July 19-22, 2012 at the Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds.  More information about the games and qualifying competitions may be found HERE 

February 13, 2012

2012 European Young Rider Tour- Riders Memo and Declaration


Jump Canada is excited to announce work on a European Tour this spring/summer for Young Riders: 

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January 13, 2012

North American Junior & Young Riders Competition

2012 info may be found HERE 

November 07, 2011

Attention BCHJA Members:  Carol McGill Horsemanship Award Nominations Required by Thursday Dec 1st

BCHJA Members are asked to consider nominating a Junior BCHJA Member for the Carol McGill Horsemanship Award.  Nominations may be made by any current BCHJA member. 

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October 20, 2011

2011 BCHJA Travel Funding

Good luck to all those travelling east to compete this fall.  For anyone who plans to apply for travel funding, be sure to get your application in no later than November 15, 2011.  Application Form 

August 11, 2011

CET Medal and Mini Medal Regional Finals are just weeks away!

Here is a link you might find helpful:

Results, Flat Tests, Application Form 

August 02, 2011

Press Release

This PRESS RELEASE regarding the settlement between Equine Canada and its provincial/territorial partners today was issued today. 

March 30, 2011

2011 Sport Licenses - Revised Information 

It has come to the attention of BCHJA that the information posted on this site regarding 2011 sport licenses and memberships may have been incorrect.  BCHJA apologizes for any inconvience that this may have caused members this morning.  For any questions concerning sport licenses and memberships for the 2011 season, BCHJA is not in a position to advise at this time. Members are therefore, respectfully, referred directly to Horse Council of BC and Equine Canada for any questions or concerns they may have.

January 15, 2011

BCHJA Fall Finale 2011 News

We are happy to announce that Southlands Riding Club will be hosting BCHJA Fall Finale 2011 during the week ending September 25th.  Southlands offers two covered competition rings, two all weather competition rings, 3 warm-up rings, plus the grass and cross-country area for competition (weather permitting).  Over 230 stalls will be available on the grounds.  Additional stabling is also available in the Southlands area in private barns.  Trailer parking will be made available off site, in reasonable proximity to the club.

Please look forward to a warm welcome from Southlands Riding Club and the equestrian neighborhood.  Preparations have already begun, and your support and assistance would be most welcome.  Please contact any member of the BCHJA Executive and board to discuss how you can support the development of the Fall Finale this year we look forward to hearing from you!


January 09, 2011


BCHJA would like to thank Caroline Jones for being our MC, and leading us through the festivities as over 210 awards were presented to our deserving members last evening.  Congratulations to Alex Vien who was the recipient of the 2010 Carol McGill Horsemanship award, presented by his coach, Bill Ulmer.  Several special acknowledgments were also made:  Dominique Shone, for her accomplishments in the Singapore Youth Olympics; Sam Buirs, Judy Wise, and Total Touch, on their successful venture to the Nations Cup in Buenos Aires; and Lisa Williams, Lindy Townley, Norah Ross, Georgia Hunt, and San Marino, on a very successful year culminating in the Grand Hunter Championship at the National Horseshow in Syracuse, New York. BCHJA would like to express appreciation to Steve Charles, of Totem Photographics, for providing hundreds of pictures for the gala slide show, as well as designing the beautiful photographic plaques that each 3rd place award winner received.  You may find Gala pictures on the Totem Photographics website.  Congratulations to all of the Award Winners who were honored last evening!

November 26, 2010

Clinic Schedule

Click HERE for riders and times 

November 20, 2010

BCHJA Gala Tickets

Be sure to get your tickets to the gala!  You may purchase them HERE 

November 20, 2010

Attention BCHJA Trainers:  Carol McGill Horsemanship Award Nominations Required by Wednesday Dec 1st

All BCHJA Member Trainers are asked to submit a maximum of two nominations (Juniors from your own barn) for the Carol McGill Sportsmanship Award. Please be sure that all BCHJA Member Trainers are aware of the following important information...

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November 18, 2010

Big Clinic Weekend November 27-28 at Thunderbird!!

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from two great clinicians, Archie Cox, and Chris Pratt, when they work with over 30 of our BCHJA members at Thunderbird Show Park on the weekend of November 27-28.  Come out and watch, help as ring crew, and don't miss USA Thanksgiving weekend dinner (there are a few tickets left).  All information may be found HERE

October 24, 2010

Nominations are now being received for the 2010 Amy Dundas Head Memorial Trophy

This award, to be presented at the BCHJA Gala on January 8, 2010, will be awarded to the Canadian bred jumper who has accrued the highest total points in BCHJA shows over the 2010 season (1.20m and over).  The deadline 
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October 24, 2010

BCHJA Fall Clinic weekend dinner!

Our clinicians, Archie Cox and Chris Pratt, have been invited to dinner on Saturday night, and so are you! Only 50 seats available for this event - ticket info HERE


July 22, 2010

New Process for Requesting Points Changes 

At the last BCHJA Board meeting, the following procedure for requesting rider/owner/trainer changes after a show closes was approved.  

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May 20, 2010

New Program News!

Here is your Jump Canada Levy at work for you.  What is the JC Levy you ask?  You know that $10 you pay at every gold horse show?  Jump Canada sends some of this back to BCHJA for special programming use.  

Introducing the 2010 Jump Canada Levy Rider Bursary Program. $500 Rider Bursaries will be awarded at every 2010 BCHJA Gold Show, to top ribbon placing BCHJA members in selected "feature" hunter/jumper classes. The first Bursary classes will be at Thunderbird.  Click HERE for more details...

March 27, 2010

Website Upgrade (make sure your membership is complete)

With the new show season just days away from beginning, we hope you are all organizing your required memberships, and renewing (or joining!) BCHJA for the 2010 season.  Some of you will notice the new features and drop-down menus on this site.  We hope you will find these changes positive, and look forward to offering more soon.  For those who renewed or joined before March 20th, you will need to log on to your account to complete 2 details to finalize your membership for this year.  You will need to read and acknowledge a points/membership rule, and also check which zone you reside in (your home mailing address, not your barn if this is different).  This is required for zone stats only, and will in no way affect your BCHJA points accrual.  Thanks for your patience as BCHJA grows and develops.  Any questions or difficulties with your membership may be addressed to  Good luck to everyone this show season!

February 07, 2010

Gala Evaluation Results! 

Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the Gala Evaluation Survey.  You may review summary slides of the gala survey HERE.  Seventy (70) responses were received; 59 from those who attended, and 11 from those who were not at the gala.  Overall the comments were very positive, and a clear majority rated the location, date, price, and food as satisfactory or better.  The main topics of the written comments centered on...


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January 15, 2010

And the winners are...

Two BCHJA 2010 members have just won $100.  All individuals who have joined or renewed their memberships by 1159PM January 10, 2010 were entered in the draw - the member winner is Kasi DeJong, and the trainer winner is Kate Perrin.  Congratulations!  If you have not joined or renewed yet, why not sign up now?

January 10, 2010

A good time was had...

BCHJA Gala 2009 was completely sold out, and from all accounts a huge success.  Congratulations to all BCHJA members on a great 2009 show season, and to all of the award winners honoured last evening. Special acknowledgement to Cassandra Kahle who received the Carol Magill Sportsmanship Award, and to the 2009 coaches of the year, Brent & Laura Balisky!  Final program and results posted HERE

December 09, 2009

Gala Silent Auction Donations Please!!

Debbie Benson and Sandy Underwood are accepting donations for the Gala Silent Auction.  Please contact them at

November 25, 2009

Nominations are now being received for the 2009 AMY DUNDAS HEAD MEMORIAL TROPHY (must be received by Dec 11, 2009)

This award, to be presented at the BCHJA Gala on January 9, 2010, will be awarded to the Canadian bred jumper who has accrued the highest total points in BCHJA shows over the 2009 season (1.20m and over).  The deadline for receipt of nominations for this award is Friday, December 11th, 12 noon.  Nominations may be emailed to, along with proof of origin (this may be scanned and emailed, or faxed to Nayda 604-882-0154).

November 17, 2009

Attention BCHJA Trainers:  Carol McGill Sportsmanship Award Nominations Required by Friday Dec 11th

All BCHJA Member Trainers are asked to submit a maximum of two nominations (Juniors from your own barn) for the Carol McGill Sportsmanship Award. Please be sure that all BCHJA Member Trainers are aware of the following important information...

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November 13, 2009

BC At The Royal!

BCHJA can be very proud of our riders and coaches at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.  Team spirit was a real strength, and frequently commented on throughout the week.  Also appreciated were the many family members and friends who travelled to cheer on our competitors. We would certainly be remiss if we failed to mention our wonderful equine competitors!!  Congratulations to all! (if this writer has missed anyone, please email 

The Results...
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October 26, 2009
The 2009 Season Travel Assistance Form has just be added.  Click HERE or see "Forms"

October 25, 2009

Are you a BCHJA Member Trainer?  If you answered "yes", please read on...
BCHJA has arranged a "Trainers Clinic" with Chris Pratt on Friday November 20th.  We would like trainers to bring horses that are showing at the 1:20m and up levels.  The cost will be $150, and signup will be on a first come, first served basis.  There will be 6 groups of 2 for a total of 12 spaces (8:30-9:30, 9:45-10:45, 11-12, 1-2, 2:15-3:15, 3:30-4:30).  The Titan ring at Thunderbird Show Park will be used for this clinic (the big indoor is being used for a fund-raising event that weekend).  Stabling $31.75 per night plus cleanout $15.75, or haul-in $15.75.  Please let us know if you need stabling.  Please make out all cheques to BCHJA. You may email your request/entry to

October 22, 2009

The BCHJA AGM will be held:

Monday, December 7, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Wired Monk

16811 60 Ave (corner of 168 & 60th)

Cloverdale BC V3S 1T1


Please park on the street or behind Cheungs Market across the street.  Light refreshments will be served.

October 22, 2009

BCHJA is proud to announce that Chris Pratt will be the clinician for the Athlete Development Progran clinic. The clinic will be held at Thunderbird Show Park on Nov 21 and Nov 22.  There will be 4 sessions each day starting at 8:30  10:15  1:00 and 2:45.  Spectators are welcome.
Volunteers are needed to work as ring crew.  To sign up for ring crew please email  or arlene denning

October 03, 2009

Congratulations to Silver Fox Horse Sales who took the grand prize for their very creative entry to the Gift Basket contest at the BCHJA Fall Finale (pictures to follow).  There were 14 fabulous entries in this new event, and all contributors are gratefully acknowledged, and to be congratulated on their wonderful entries.  Be sure to come to the BCHJA gala on January 9, 2010, if you want to see all of the entries, which will be available for bidding in the Gala Silent Auction.

Silver Fox Horse Sales will certainly enjoy their first prize - a table for 10 at the BCHJA Gala!  Thank you to all for their contributions!! 

July 26, 2009

North American Young Riders Competition - RESULTS!!  CONGRATULATIONS to Joelle Froese, Dominique Shone, Katie Waring (and one Alberta rider, whose name will be added as soon as I get it!!) who mastered 2 challenging 1.50m rounds, resulting in 8th place ribbons for the team.  Congratulations also to Joelle Froese and Condor who won the bronze in the individual competition.  Safe journey home team - we are very proud of you!!!

July 14, 2009

North American Young Riders Competition  CONGRATULATIONS to Joelle Froese, Dominique Shone, and Katie Waring who are representing BC and BCHJA at the North American Young Riders Competition being held in Lexington Kentucky this month.  Good luck riders we will be cheering you on from home!

April 26, 2009

The following link to the Equine Canada website will provide current information about anabolic steroids and fluphenazine that may be of interest.  Click HERE

March 15, 2009

Gala - mark your calendars...

The year end gala to celebrate the accomplishments of our members during the 2009 season will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Cascades Hotel in Langley.

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February 16, 2009

European Young Rider Tour

If you are interested in the European Young Rider Tour, click HERE for all information. Deadline is March 2, 2009...

February 01, 2009

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Coralei Still, who has just won a free stall for use at one 2009 Thunderbird Show. Thank you to Thunderbird Show Park for the generous donation of this prize that was awarded following a random draw of all current 2009 BCHJA members. Coralei and over 200 others have already renewed or joined BCHJA for the 2009 membership year.  Remember, BCHJA points will only be awarded if the rider, owner, and trainer are all current BCHJA members.  Have you renewed or joined yet?

January 28, 2009

Equinely Inclined! 
This is a free podcast that will be of interest to BCHJA members.  Click HERE to check it out!

January 17, 2009
Click HERE for our newsletter that will appear in the next issue of the Gaitpost.

January 11, 2009

Over 200 awards were presented last evening at the annual year end gala, with over 400 members and guests in attendance.  In addition to the awards detailed HERE two surprise announcements were made.  Congratulations to Claire Kaulback, who received the 2008 Carol McGill Trophy, and Gary Brewster (Royal Viali) who was awarded the first Thunderbird Show Park Bursary as the leading BC Jump Canada Talent Squad Rider.  Gary also placed second (Watermark), and there was a three-way tie for third:  Meredith Ellis (Destino); Andrea Strain (Luigi); and Laura Jane Tidball (Rocco).

December 13, 2008
Please click HERE for notes from the meeting that took place on December 8, 2008.  Be sure to review so you are "in the know" about all things BCHJA!  Click here for our newsletter that will appear in the next issue of the Gaitpost.

December 12, 2008

From Horse Council:

Dear Lower mainland Horse Council Members, Due to an outpouring of caring response from the Horse Council membership we have felt it important to offer you this update on the recently seized horses in Surrey. For those Horse Council BC members looking for a way to help....  


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December 09, 2008
Thirty-four of our members are eligible to receive education scholarships based on their 2008 show season results.  Congratulations!  Click here for details.

November 30, 2008

Attention all BCHJA 2008 Trainers - Carol McGill Sportsmanship Award

This award is dedicated to the memory of Carol McGill. As a trainer, Carol was well known for her meticulous attention to detail, sportsmanship and her compassion for horses... 

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November 15, 2008

Final Points for 2008 have now been posted.  You can view the points by clicking here, or using the points tab above.

* Please note that the Points function showing when you sign in is not being used at this time *

November 01, 2008

BCHJA Proudly Presents - Mac Cone - November 22-23, 2008.  Auditors are welcome at this clinic - click here for more information 2008-10-10_mac_cone_flyer.pdf

May 29, 2008

2008 Athlete Development Program

All riders who have signed up for this years Athlete Development Program please find the following link which lists the horse show schedule for gathering points for this season.  Please Note:  For the 1.40m riders, we will devise a way of looking at your results over the 2008 season.  We will let you know the specifics in the near future. Any questions please do not hesitate to email Patti Coldicutt at: 

Good luck to all of you!!   click here for the  2008 athletes development show schedule 

February 16, 2008

We are pleased to Announce that Kip Rosenthal is coming back  "Better than Ever"  We are lucky to be able to run 2 clincis in April 2008.  Please click on the announcement for more details   Kip Rosenthal Announcement

February 04, 2008

Feb 2008 Newsletter as posted in the GAITPOST

January 09, 2008

The BC Hunter Jumper Association Annual General Meeting was held Jan 7, 2008. 

There are some new rules passed at the last AGM, please take the time to review the minutes and more importantly the Motions that were passed at the meeting that may be applicable to you.  2008 AGM Minutes


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