Education & Opportunities

Member Education & Opportunities Committee

 Chair: Annelise Appleseth, ajaequestrian@gmail.com, (651) 497-7827

Members:
Wendy Brownlee, Lynn Mullins, Suzan Strahan, Elizabeth Lacroix, Ashlin Bowen Gillen


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.

Junior Ambassadors Program - Program suspended for 2020 Season

The Member Education and Opportunities Committee and the Junior Ambassadors Program support 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.

Responsibilities and Requirements of the Junior Ambassadors

This program is a grassroots effort to honor the United States Hunter Jumper Association and United States Equestrian and carry their missions forward.  Open to Junior members, ages 11 and older, in good standing.

  • Requirements
    A current SNHSA junior member, age 11 or older, in good standing.

Junior Ambassadors attending the 2019 SNHSA Judging Clinic taught by Julie Winkel at Maplewood Stables.