Good Evening and Welcome to the
Oregon Hunter Jumper Association Year End Gala
As you know, “The Oregon Hunter Jumper Association promotes the pursuit of excellence from
grass roots to OHJA-rated competitions. The organization strives to ensure quality horsemanship and
sportsmanship, to provide high levels of communication and responsibility to the general membership,
and bring national recognition to Oregon and its many ﬁne riders and trainers.” On behalf of the
entire board, I want you to know how pleased we are that you have chosen to be a member of this
amazing organization. We are also extremely pleased that you have chosen to be here this evening
as we celebrate OHJA, recognize your individual pursuits of excellence, your many equestrian
achievements, and raise money for the scholarship and JEF programs.
During a time of triumphs and challenges, I was gratiﬁed that we continued to work together
to ensure the continued success of OHJA and our horse show community. Thank you for your
dedication, your loyalty, and your commitment to OHJA.
At the 2015 Year End Gala we launched the new OHJA website. This was a huge undertaking by
OHJA. There have been some bumps along the way and we are very thankful for your patience.
With most of the kinks worked out, we can appreciate the hard work that has gone into making this
website function and be so useful to the OHJA and its members. Moving forward, the website will be
a wonderful tool for communication about up and coming events, membership registration, points
tracking, and for horse show managers. Thank you to the OHJA team that worked to champion the
website especially Kathy Hall who went above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you to Teri LeVine
of MC2 Marketing & On Fire Websites who teamed up with Adrienne Raymond and Randall Spence
to design and develop our fantastic database-driven website.
I truly enjoy being on the board of OHJA and it has been very rewarding for me to have been the
2016 President. I believe passionately in our organization and what it has to oﬀer to the community
that we love so much. I thank all of you for partnering with OHJA over the last year.
A very special thank you to the riders, trainers, businesses, and parents whose hard work, ﬁnancial
contributions, and dedication to our sport that enriches all our lives.
Thank you so much to the out going board members whose hard work and dedication helped
make this last year a success. Welcome to 2017 board members! Thank you to all the volunteers who
helped make this night great! This evening would not be possible without their commitment and
Thank you for being here to celebrate the many successes of 2016. Congratulations to all the
awardees. I hope you enjoy the evening and we look forward to your continued support during 2017!