OHJA News

All points issues should be reported to Kathy Valentine using the link below. The points issue form provides the information required to properly address an issue.

Click here to report an OHJA Points Issue

18 Feb 17 February 6, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

8 Feb 17 November 28, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - Closed

21 Dec 16 Click here for the COTH Photos Guidelines.

11 Nov 16

The year end banquet and annual meeting will be held on January 21st at Roberts Center, Wilmington, Ohio.


8 Sep 16 August 22, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

6 Sep 16 January 23, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 23, 2016 Closed Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

22 Jan 16 October 19, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
December 9, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

21 Jan 16 Januaray 17, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

16 Dec 17 Click here for the OHJA Nominations Letter.

27 Oct 15 June 15, 2015 Email Board of Directors Meeting/Vote Minutes

March 2, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

22 Apr 15 January 17, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

7 Jan 15 December 17, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

10 Dec 14 November 25, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

3 Dec 14 Flashpoint Photography is going out of business and is offering a one time opportunity to obtain pictures of your horses at deeply discounted prices, click here for information.

22 Nov 14 Congrats to owner/rider Lilli Power, her horse Uptown Girl and trainer Leslie Governo for winning the OHJA Hunter Classic (with 40 entries) that was held during the Midwest Indoors I horse show in Wilmington, OH!

2 Nov 14 October 6, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

14 Oct 14 July 28, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

29 Sept 14 The OHJA Hunter Classic will he held during the Midwest Indoors I show in Wilmington, OH.

The OHJA Medal Finals will be held during the Midwest Indoors II show in Wilmington, OH. The qualifying period for the 2014 finals is from October 21, 2013, through October 19, 2014.


18 Jun 14 May 7, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1 May 14 March 18, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

13 Apr 14 Click here for the list of OHJA approved judges.

18 Mar 14 February 17, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

11 Feb 14 January 18, 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

14 Jan 14 November 18, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2 Dec 13 Click here for the OHJA Division Champions end-of-year photo guidelines for The Chronicle of the Horse.

27 Nov 13 Click here for the results of the 2013 OHJA Medal Final. Congratulations to the winners of first place: rider Emily Kowalchik, horse Uccello, and trainer Allison McBreen!

20 Nov 13 Click here for the results of the 2013 OHJA Hunter Classic. Congratulations to the winners of first place: rider Michaella Gerlacher, horse Gatsby, and trainer Sarah Ash!

22 Oct 13 October 7, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

11 Jun 13 June 3, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

28 Apr 13 April 15, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1 Apr 13 March 18, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 Feb 13 February 4, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

3 Feb 13 The OHJA's 2013 Rule Book is now listed on our website under "Downloads". New for 2013, if you would like to have a hard copy mailed to you let me know as soon as you can. We will be printing a limited number of them and the cost will be $10.00 per rule book. Please e-mail me at kvalentine2@cinci.rr.com to order your hard copy.

20 Jan 13 OHJA would like to thank the 2012 Banquet Division Sponsors....

Frankie Stark & Country Heir Farm
Robert Wayner, Peter Kelley, Steven Liewert & Lieway Hunt Club
Far & Away Farm
Willow Way
Angela Moore & Stealaway
Diane Wagner
Mt. Washington Savings Bank
Erica Staib & Windfall Farm
Dr. David & Cheryl Bernstein
Kyle Owens & Woodbridge Farm
Dandy Products
Roberts Show Ponies
Alex Rheinheimer & Horse Shows By The Bay
Roberts Arena
Scott DeHelian
Sugar Run Farm
Lindsay Yinger Show Stables


27 Nov 12 Click here for Chronicle of the Horse photo guidelines, etc. for OHJA division champions. The photos should be sent to...

Anne Thornbury
2050 Cedarville Road
Goshen, OH 45122

...and must be received by January 1, 2013.


27 Nov 12 61 competed and Avery Hinson from Columbus emerged victorious!

Congratulations to Avery Hinson and trainer Angela Moore! Avery won the OHJA Medal Finals during the Midwest Indoors II show that was held November 16-18, 2012.


27 Nov 12 August 8, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

20 Nov 12 Congratulations to Kashmir, owner Katie Morrison, rider Samantha Ackley, and trainer Angela Moore! Kashmir won the OHJA Hunter Classic during the Midwest Indoors I show that was held November 9-11, 2012.


5 Nov 12 Below are OHJA BOD Meeting Minutes from January through July...

July 30, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
June 4, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
March 31, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2012 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2012 General Meeting Minutes


6 Sep 12 The OHJA Hunter Classic will be held during the November 9-11 Midwest Indoors I show.

The OHJA Medal Finals will be held during the November 16-18 Midwest Indoors II show. The qualifying dates for the medal are from October 11, 2011 to October 14, 2012.


2 Feb 12 OHJA 2011 Perpetual Award Winners

Junior Sportsmanship - Rachel McConnell
Amateur Sportsmanship - Erin Barritt
Trainer Sportsmanship - Jeremy Sims
Horse Show of the Year - Country Heir Farm
Trainer of the Year - Jennifer Nadalin
Pony of the Year - Smooth Sailing
Horse of the Year - Riley
Most Improved Rider - Sean Max Muir
Serengeti Memorial Trophy, President's Choice Distinguished Service Award - Frankie Stark


10 Dec 11 December 5, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

9 Dec 11 The OHJA Baby Green Hunter Champion for 2011, Riley, owned by the Hejda family, trained by Lindsay Yinger, was shot and killed as he stood grazing in his padock on December 1st. Riley was in the approximate location of the green star in the picture below when two shots rang out. It is believed the shots came from the the general direction of the red dot. It is pretty clear that this is an area that is quite residential. If this was an accident the shooter certainly showed a disregard for the safety of the community and the life of an innocent creature that was loved a great deal by his family. The family, the trainer Lindsay Yinger, and the barn manager Nicole Butz are absolutely devastated. Riley's owner is an 11 year old child, the daughter of NHL defenseman Jan Hejda. Hejda played for the Columbus Blue Jackets and now plays for the Colorado Avalanche. The family had just moved to Colorado & Riley was scheduled to move there the following week.

Click here for the 10TV news story on this horrible tragedy.


5 Dec 11 November 7, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

5 Dec 11 October 3, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

5 Dec 11 All the points have been posted and they will be final as of December 15. Contact Kathy Valentine to sponsor a Year-End Division. To have your pictures on the DVD that will be shown during the banquet, please contact Erica Staib.

23 Nov 11 Congratulations to Mollie Kowalchik and trainer Allison McBreen for winning the 2011 Medal Finals!

23 Nov 11 Click here for a reduced rate at the Cincinnati Marriott for the banquet.

19 Nov 11

The following documents have been posted to the Downloads page...

  • Banquet Info and Reservation Form
  • Class A Nomination Ballot
  • Nomination Ballot For The Perpetual Awards Program


16 Nov 11 Click here to make song requests for the OHJA Awards Banquet.

14 Nov 11 Congratulations to In Style, owner/rider Sean Max Muir & trainer Michael Howell for their win in the OHJA Hunter Classic!


26 Sept 11 July 25, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

29 Aug 11 The OHJA Medal Finals will be held during the Midwest Indoors II show through November 18-20, 2011. The qualifying dates are from October 18, 2010 to October 16, 2011.

18 Jun 11 April 11, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

30 Mar 11 The OHJA 2011 rule book is now available on the downloads page.

14 Mar 11 February 28, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

3 Mar 11 2010 PERPETUAL AWARDS WINNERS -

JUNIOR SPORTSMANSHIP: Emily Reder
AMATEUR SPORTSMANSHIP: Davina Beck
TRAINER SPORTSMANSHIP: Michael Howell
HORSE SHOW OF THE YEAR: Far & Away Farm
TRAINER OF THE YEAR: Michael Howell
PONY OF THE YEAR: Commissioner Bill
HORSE OF THE YEAR: Wasabi
MOST IMPROVED RIDER: Owen Gajoch

GRAND AMATEUR RIDDEN HUNTER: Diskotech ridden by Anna Moersdorf
GRAND JUNIOR RIDDEN HUNTER: My Halley’s Comet ridden Abigail Petrecca
GRAND OPEN HUNTER: Brownstone ridden by Maureen Fagan

THE SERENGETI MEMORIAL TROPHY - Donated by Marion Maybank and is The President’s Choice Distinguished Service Award:
Scott DeHelian


28 Feb 11 January 29, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

16 Jan 11 December 22, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

20 Dec 10 All points are posted on the OHJA web site. Any concerns/questions need to be addressed ASAP, 2010 points will be final on Friday December 24 and will stand as they are after that date.

15 Dec 10 In order to submit song requests for the OHJA Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 29, 2011 please visit the Party Pleasers interactive website.

8 Dec 10 Skip Thornbury was elected to the USHJA Treasurers office and Mindy Darst was elected to the USHJA BOD yesterday at the 2010 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

1 Dec 10 Due to lack of entries the December 4, 2010 Hunters Dream show has been canceled.

30 Nov 10 Congratulations to Sydney Atwell and trainer Erika Githens for winning the 2010 OHJA Medal Finals at the Midwest Indoors II horse show in Wilmington, OH.


29 Nov 10

29 Nov 10 Click here to view information regarding the "From the Judge's Box" clinic with Linda Andrisani - An educational clinic about judging hunters and hunt seat equitation.

26 Nov 10 November 18, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

16 Nov 10 Congratulations to Danielle Duryea, her horse Greycliffe & trainer Angela Moore on winning the OHJA Hunter Classic this past weekend during the first Midwest Indoors show!

13 Nov 10 The incorrect ballot was sent out in the mail earlier this week. Please CLICK HERE for the correct nomination ballot.

4 Nov 10 Click here for information on the upcoming awards banquet on January 29, 2011.

29 Sept 10 Annual Meeting Dates:
OHJA - 01/29/2011
USHJA - 12/06/2010
KHJA - 01/08/2011
USEF - 01/19-22/2011

28 Sept 10 The OHJA Hunter Classic will be held during the first Midwest Indoors in Wilmington, OH, being held November 12-14, 2010. The OHJA Medal Finals will be held during the second Midwest Indoors being held November 19-21, 2010. The qualifying period for the Medal Finals is from October 19, 2009 through October 17, 2010.

23 Sept 10 August 26, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

7 Aug 10 July 8, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

28 July 10 Greetings from Lexington, Kentucky!

I've been traveling a lot recently and have been part of numerous conversations about the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. While in Aachen, Germany last week, I had the opportunity to talk about Games planning. I heard from quite a few people who said they wanted to attend, but were hesitant because of rumors that hotels are sold out. Not so! There are plenty of rooms available with an assortment of rates. Click on the image of the map attached. This is an interactive tool - simply drag your mouse over the cities listed to find out which hotels still have space, as well as rates, proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park and availability of shuttle service. If you are unable to see the attached map, you can Click Here. It's easy to make reservations using the Games website at www.alltechfeigames.com. Look for the "accommodations" tab on the lower right side of the home page.

Here in the States, there's another rumor going around that parking and transportation will be a problem. Nothing of the sort! There are three easy ways to get to the Kentucky Horse Park: LexTran city busses will be leaving downtown throughout the day with an incredibly low round trip rate of $2; Select hotels are offering shuttle service for $15 round trip; and if you want the convenience of driving to the Park, parking is available within walking distance for only $20. There really is a price and level of convenience for everyone.

With only 63 days till opening ceremonies, make your reservations now as tickets are going fast. For direct links to ticketing, as well as hospitality, visit www.USEF.org/WEG/tickets/

Please share this message with your colleagues and friends.

See you in September!

John Long

Chairman, World Games 2010 Foundation
CEO, United States Equestrian Federation


5 July 10 April 27, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

20 Apr 10 Click here for information about the 2010 IHSA Nationals "Ask the Coach".

17 Apr 10 March 11, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

30 Mar 10 The rule books will be sent out the first week of April.

12 Mar 10 February 22, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

9 Feb 10

18 Dec 09 December 14, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1 Dec 09 November 24, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

13 Nov 09 We will be doing a slide show at the banquet this year. If you would like to send us a picture for the slide show please e-mail Maureen for additional information.

8 Nov 09 The nomination sheet for Class A Directors for 2010-2011 that was mailed recently was incorrect, the correct one will be in the mailed on Tuesday 11/10/09.

2 Nov 09 Click here to make DJ song requests for the January 23, 2010 OHJA Awards Banquet.

27 Oct 09 Click here for information about the OHJA Annual Banquet. This is for downloading only.

27 Oct 09 September 14, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

10 Sep 09 August 31, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2 Sep 09 July 13, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

29 Aug 09 the OHJA Hunter Classic will be held during the November 13-15, 2009, Midwest Indoors I horse show and that the OHJA Medal Finals will be held during the November 20-22, 2009, Midwest Indoors II horse show. The qualifying period for the 2009 OHJA Medal Finals are from October 6, 2008, through October 18, 2009. Click here to see if you are qualified for the medal finals.

24 Jun 09 May 25, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

24 Jun 09 March 27, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

25 Mar 09 February 23, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

29 Jan 09 January 24, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

29 Jan 09 January 24, 2009 General Membership Meeting Minutes

18 Jan 09 January 10, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

9 Jan 09 December 15, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

21 Nov 08 November 10, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

14 Nov 08 If any member would like to sponsor a division at the annual awards banquet please contact Kathy Valentine. Each division sponsorship is $250.00 which includes the Champion & Reserve Champion prizes as well as first through eighth place ribbons.

14 Nov 08 Congratulations to Jennifer Fick and Invitation Only for winning the OHJA Hunter Classic this past weekend.


              Jennifer Fick with trainer Matt Payne and Anne Thornbury


14 Nov 08 Congratulations to Courtney Motz for winning the OHJA Medal Finals this past weekend.


              Courtney Motz with trainer Maria Kniepps and Skip Thornbury


11 Nov 08 October 20, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

22 Oct 08 August 18, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

30 Sep 08 The OHJA Medal Finals will he held during the Midwest Indoors I show November 7-9, 2008. The cut-off date for qualifying is October 05, 2008.

The OHJA Hunter Classic will he held during the Midwest Indoors II show November 14-16, 2008.


10 Sep 08 Click here for the SPCA press release concerning the seizure of 82 horses from a Troupsburg, New York residence.

14 Aug 08 July 14, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

20 Mar 08 January 26, 2008 General Membership Meeting Minutes

20 Mar 08 January 26, 2008 Board of Directors Closed Meeting Minutes

22 Jan 08 January 7, 2008 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

22 Jan 08 December 3, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

22 Jan 08 October 29, 2007 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

30 Dec 07 Click here for information on the 26th Annual Horseman's Swap Meet.

9 Dec 07 All results and point tabulations for the 2007 show year are now on the web site. Any points issues relating to the 2007 show year must be reported prior to December 23, 2007. After that date the points shall stand as they are.

6 Dec 07 The 2007 OHJA Year-End Awards Banquet will be held on January 26, 2008 at the:

Cincinnati Marriott Northeast
9664 Mason-Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45040
(513) 459-3000 for directions only

There are a limited number of rooms set aside for OHJA members attending the banquet. Please call (877) 204-8216 and ask for the special rate.

For any questions regarding dinner reservations please contact Jamie Barkhau at (614) 975-7163.


19 Nov 07 Congratulations to Maria Kneipp (owner), Grace Myers (rider) & Archie for winning the OHJA Hunter Classic!

16 Nov 07 Congratulations to Erin Hickey for winning the 2007 OHJA Medal Finals!

8 Aug 07 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2 Jul 07 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

9 Apr 07 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

26 Feb 07 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

27 Jan 07 General Membership Meeting Minutes

27 Jan 07 Board of Directors Closed Meeting Minutes

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