Year-End Award Pick-up Information

Congratulations to all of our Category 1 and Category 2 End of the Year Award Winners!  Since we had to cancel the banquet due to Covid concerns, we are trying to distribute awards and prizes to our winners. 

We will begin distributing ribbons and Champion prizes at the Tucson shows in February.  Sue Kruse and Susan Locke of Crestline Farms will coordinate week 1, February 10 - 14. 

To arrange picking up your ribbon/prize, please contact Sue Kruse at or stop by our barn. 

Congratulations to AHJA members participating in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic West!

Betsy Checchia

Congratulations to the following AHJA members who will be participating in the USHJA Gold Star Clinic West at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, CA:

1.10 m-1.15m

Betsy Checchia, Tucson, Ariz.

Reagan Gallagher, Scottsdale, Ariz.

1.20 m -1.25m

Grace Gallagher, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Riders will have 4 days of instruction from lead clinician Kirsten Coe from January 20-24, and sessions on horse and stable management from stable manager Colleen Reed.

Chronicle of the Horse Photo Submissions

It's time to send in your photos of AHJA and Zone 8 Champions for publication in The Chronicle of the Horse's Horse Show issue.  Specifications for the photos are included below.  In order to meet The Chronicle's tight deadline, AHJA must receive your photo by December 31st at the latest.  Send your printed photos or CDs (DO NOT email photos) to:  Betsy Checchia, 12521 E. Calle Tatita, Tucson, AZ  85749.  

Photo Guidelines:


The AHJA Board has decided to cancel the awards banquet on January 10th, 2021, due to restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic. To keep everyone safe, we'll have an awards pick-up in the Phoenix metro area sometime in January. More information on the date, time and place will follow. Our president Betsy Checchia will distribute the awards for Tucson trainers and riders. It would help us tremendously in organizing the awards if you would send us a list to of your horses and riders who are receiving year-end awards.

Important 2020 Medal Finals Standings Information

MEDAL FINALS RIDERS -- please check the AHJA website ( to see if you're qualified for the AHJA Medal Finals, coming up next Friday, November 6th, at the Tucson Fall Classic horse show.

Go to the Standings page, then look down the list of classes on the left side and click on your medal class (AHJA 3'3" Junior/Amateur Medal, AHJA 3'0" Adult Medal, AHJA 3'0" Children's Medal, AHJA 2'6" Silver Stirrup Medal, AHJA 2'6" Mini Medal/Maclay).