It's our first news post! We're pretty excited!
As many of you know, AHJA has added a second horseshow along with a few other fun changes this year. To help keep track of these changes, we've decided to start a news blog. Check back here for hunter/jumper happenings, previews of our August silent auction items, and shout outs to our wonderful sponsors. For our inaugural post, we'd like to introduce our first ever Charity Challenge.
The 'Charity Challenge' will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 7:00pm and will be a fundraiser for Kids' Kitchen, our 2016 beneficiary. This class has some fun twists! First, this class is different from most in that it is a team event. Two riders are required to compete in this class- one to ride in the over fences round and another to ride on the flat (no fences). The first round will follow a Gambler's Choice format: riders make up their own course over a variety of fences heights. The second round will be a flat class during which riders are required to perform a series of tests as directed by the judge. The catch? Both rounds are also ridden as a 'Ride-a-Buck': riders purchase tickets that they then ride with under their legs and try to hold onto throughout the entire round! The first rider can give their remaining tickets to their teammate for the second round. The team with the most at the end wins! Ticket purchases make up the entry fees for this class (no limit on the number of tickets allowed!) and all entry fees go directly to Kids' Kitchen! *
This is our first year offering such a class, and if its a hit, it will also become a tradition. Hope to see you there!
*Check AHJA I prize list for full class description and rules.