Dutch Manor will be holding a show on November 11, 2018. The prize list has been posted on the show calendar page.
This year's Annual CDHJC Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Century House in Latham (same location as last year). It's time to start thinking about nominations for our Year End Special Awards. This year we need nominations for the Horseperson of the Year, the Catherine Stanley Award, the Cathleen M. Quinn Junior Sportsmanship Award, and for the Horse Hall of Fame. Below are the specifications for each award:
HORSEMAN/HORSEWOMAN OF THE YEAR: Nominations should be based on conduct, example, and contribution to the industry and not on popularity. The Horseman/Horsewoman should be members of the CDHJC who have given of themselves unselfishly and who have shown by past performance a sincere interest in the industry and are deserving of recognition. THE CATHLEEN M. QUINN JUNIOR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: The nomination should be made on conduct and example, not popularity. The Cathleen M. Quinn Award is a reflection of Cathleen: “Cathleen was a special person. You knew that the minute you met her. She was a mentor, a leader, a friend, a true horseman and an inspiration to all who knew her. She had a tremendous amount of patience when working with her horses and people. She always put her horses first, never putting her own needs and ambitions before them. She also made time for teaching those around her proper horsemanship. She was dedicated to her horses, going to the barn every day, in any type of weather. She picked her stalls and groomed her own horses, even braiding them for horse shows. Cathleen was a passionate person, never complaining, always smiling. She truly loved life and lived each of her young days to the fullest. She was always willing to lend a hand, whenever help was needed. Cathleen was a true friend. After the work was done, we spent a lot of time up in the hay loft talking about anything and everything. We still miss her.” (Written with love by the Stewart Family, Delmar, NY)
THE CATHERINE SHANLEY AWARD: The goal of the Catherine Shanley Award is to recognize the Amateur member who exhibits a degree of excellence and integrity by supporting their fellow competitors and volunteers their time and resources to various aspects of the industry. Examples of this include: serving on committees, providing sponsorships, and promoting the welfare of the horse. Success in the show ring to be a secondary factor.
HORSE HALL OF FAME: The Capital District Hunter Jumper Council Horse Hall of Fame honors horses that have been outstanding in their contributions to our sport. The unique way in which they have made this contribution can range from regional/national competitions, school horse competitions, or local competitions.Horses nominated must be over 25 years of age, retired, or deceased.
Nominations are due to Amanda Wadsworth at email@example.com by January 1, 2019. Please send all nominations as a word document attachment. Questions about the nominations or the nomination process can also be sent to Amanda.
Welcome to CDHJC!
The Capital District Hunter Jumper Council is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote education, sportsmanship, and professionalism at horse shows and in the local horse community. The membership is comprised of hundreds of horse owners, trainers, and riders who compete locally and travel to other elite competitions throughout the country.