Education & Opportunities

Education and Opportunity Programs

This committee is responsible for implementing and managing a number of programs that are integral to the SNHSA organization. Please be aware that in addition to the general eligibility requirements and rules stated below, all programs follow SNHSA’s rules and bylaws.

USHJA Affiliate Association

SNHSA is an Affiliate Associate of USHJA. Through this membership, SNHSA is supported with quality educational and competitive programs aimed at developing cohesion among the various tiers of the hunter/jumper industry for the benefit of our sport.

Equitation Excellence Awards

SNHSA promotes “Excellence in Equitation” by recognizing the accomplishment of riders competing at SNHSA sanctioned competitions. Awards will be given to the top ten junior and amateur riders based on their cumulative competition-year points earned in SNSHA-sanctioned equitation divisions.

In order for competition-year points to count for this award, junior and amateur riders must be a member of SNHSA and USHJA in good standing. Membership forms must be turned into the competition office prior to the end of the event for points to count.

Junior and adult amateur riders must be present at the Year-End Awards event in order to receive their awards.

Member Benefits Program

The Member Education & Opportunities Committee supports the Vision, Mission, Sportsman’s Charter and Core Values of Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association, as adopted from United States Equestrian. Amateurs, Amateur/Owners, Juniors and Advocate members are an integral part of this committee and its associated programs. Our goal is to educate the equestrian community and support grassroots efforts to elevate our support for generations to come.

The Member Benefits Program plans to offer several clinics during the 2022 season. The first 2021 clinic offered was:

Feb. 5-6  Pressure Proof your Riding Clinic by Coach Daniel Stewart
Hosted by Brownlee Equestrian, 1115 N. Cantlon Lane, Reno
See clinic photos above, provided by Liz Lacroix Fine Art Photography
12 spaces for 2-day Mounted instruction are available (or more if some sign up for an audit day and 1 day mounted).
Audits available!
Hosted by Brownlee Equestrian
1115 N. Cantlon Lane, Reno
Saturday dinner with Coach Stewart included
Register by Jan. 10 with 50% deposit
See Registration form for details

Clinic Registration Form 

Save the Date for Future SNHSA Member Education clinics.
July 16 - Foaling Handling & Ground Work
Aug. 20 - Rehab/Vet with Tahoe Equine