July 25th Updates

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It’s hard to believe the competition season is half over and we are making plans for the NIHJA banquet that will be held in November! With that in mind, there are a couple items we are asking NIHJA members to help with.

  • NIHJA is currently looking for division sponsors for year end awards! Sponsorship is $100 and helps provide quality prizes to competitors. Please contact Alexis Bumbar or Kristie Hohol if you are interested in sponsoring.

  • NIHJA is also looking for items for the raffle table that is displayed during the NIHJA banquet. Want to help but need a suggestion? Get together with a couple friends from your barn put together a barn basket! Come up with a theme and fill a basket with items which represent your theme. Please contact Nancy Zeis or Jess Battaglia if you are interested in donating an item.

  • NIHJA Members – it is important to keep your information updated with the NIHJA secretary. It is especially important should you change trainers to update who you are currently training with. This will ensure your points are applied correctly. Should you have a change in trainer, address, email, or phone number, please contact Kristie Hohol with any changes. There is no fee for updating/changing information. NIHJA would like to make sure all members are receiving updates and receiving their points.

Website Updates

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Happy Fourth of July NIHJA members!

A few updates have been posted including:

  • Showbills for Palatine, Red Coat, and Birch Hill NIHJA shows
  • Updated date for the next NIHJA board meeting

We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday and hope to see you at an upcoming NIHJA show!

April Updates

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April is here and the outdoor show season has begun! We have a couple updates to announce.

  • There is a correction to the judges for the Tally Ho show. The judges will be Joe Dotoli and Beth Nielson.
  • The NIHJA meeting scheduled for April 24 is rescheduled to May 8 at 6:30 at Palatine Stables.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Market Hill show at Lamplight this weekend and Fields and Fences next weekend!

March 1 Updates

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The 2017 NIHJA show season is officially under way! It was nice seeing everyone at Fields and Fences in February! The website has been recently updated with the following changes:

  • The April Market Hill Farm show will be held at Lamplight Equestrian Center. All competitions for the 2017 show season have their facilities secured. That information has been posted on the 2017 Competition Schedule page.
  • The 2017 NIHJA rule book has been posted.
  • Meeting minutes from the February NIHJA board meeting are posted.
  • We would like to welcome new NIHJA Board member Hannah Johnson! Her bio and information has been added to the NIHJA board page.

Happy New Year!

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Greetings! Thank you to all competitors, trainers, parents and supporters of the 2016 NIHJA season! 

  • We are in the process of making updates for our 2017 show season. The prize lists for the first 2 NIHJA shows have been posted on our 2017 schedule page.
  • The March show at Palatine Stables has been changed to March 17 – 19. Mark your calendars!



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It’s NIHJA FINALS WEEK!! Good luck to all competitors this weekend! A few reminders going into NIHJA finals…..

  • Points have been updated through the Infinity Farm show
    If you have received an invitation to medal finals, PLEASE email Lynn and let her know if you are attending or if you are not attending.
  • NIHJA trophies should be returned to Palatine Stables or given to a NIHJA board member to be taken to the next NIHJA board meeting.
  • NIHJA still needs sponsors for year end awards!!! Division sponsorships are $100. Please contact Alexis Bumbar to sponsor a division.
  • NIHJA is looking for donations for the raffle table for the NIHJA banquet. Please contact Nancy Zeis if you would be interested in donating an item for this table.
  • The NIHJA annual meeting will take place on October 17 at 6:30 at the Palatine Senior Center. Annual meeting agendas will be mailed this week.
  • The NIHJA banquet will be held on November 18 at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer, IL. Please see our Banquet tab for more information.

Points Update and Medal Invitations

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Points have now been updated through the Five Corners show. Initial invitations for Medal finals will be sent via email and US mail this week. Currently, any rider who is highlighted in green on the medals points page have qualified. After this weekend, points will be finalized and the top 20 riders from each medals division will be invited. Congrats to the riders who have already qualified and good luck to those who are still trying to qualify!