2011 CHSA FINALS Invitations are in the mail!!

The results are Final and below are the 2011 CHSA Finals Class Standings.  Invitations are being mailed to all qualified finalists.  If you are an alternate – please check this list daily, as we will update your alternate status as we confirm riders have “moved up” or scratched. As Entry Forms and checks are received they will be in the comment section of the Finals Class Standing List below.

2011 CHSA Finals Standing and Entry Forms Received  (updated Thursday, August 18th)

[All entries are posted, if you don’t see your entry posted please email chsa@chsaonline.com]

Invitation:
If you can’t wait for your invitation in the mail, you can view the invitation package online.  You can print out the online forms and follow the directions to send in your entry forms.

Dates to remember:
Entry Forms due with prepaid check by Friday, August 12, 2011 by 6:00pm
Order of Go posted online by Thursday, August 25, 2011

 

Lead Rein, and Modified Children’s Hunter Demonstration Classes

For the last three years, by popular request, the Finals Committee offered a new section to the show – a Lead Rein Demonstration Class, which is being offered again this year.

Modified Children’s Hunter

In keeping with the goal of our Finals to encourage and promote interest in the beginner and intermediate classes for members, the Finals Committee
has again decided to offer a 2’6” Modified Children’s Hunter class for our Children’s Equitation riders.

The Modified Children’s Hunter Division will only be open to riders who qualify for the 2011 CHSA Finals Children’s Equitation Medal and who show in the CHSA Children’s Equitation Medal at the 2011 CHSA Finals.  The Modified Children’s Hunter Division will run on Saturday, August 27th and the Children’s Equitation Medal will run on Sunday, August 28th.

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2011 CHSA Finals Invitation Letter:

The CHSA Board of Directors would like to congratulate you on your 2011 CHSA Finals qualification for the following division(s):

View 2011 CHSA Final Standing and Entry Forms Received (updated Friday, August 5th)

Please join your fellow CHSA members at the 2011 CHSA Finals on Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc.

Please review the enclosed 2011 CHSA Finals Prize List and Rules of the Competition.

Next, fill out the following forms included in this mailing:

  1. 2011 CHSA Finals Entry Form – Fill out the enclosed Entry Form. Don’t forget your pants size as we have a special gift for you!
  2. Stall Reservation FormFill out the enclosed Stall Reservation Form including shavings and hay as needed.  All stalls must be paid in advance.
  3. Cookout Reservation Form – Fill out the enclosed Cookout Reservation form to reserve your meal for the cookout to be held Saturday night from 6 – 8 pm. ($10 per person)
  4. Tent Table Reservation Form – Reserve your table under the Nutrena Tent. Each table seats 8 people.  Tables under the tents can only be reserved in advance and are $150 each.
  5. Support the 2011 CHSA Finals – Please consider becoming a CHSA Finals Medalist Sponsor or purchase a Congratulatory Message in the Finals program.

To reserve your place in the 2011 CHSA Finals your completed entry form along with a prepaid check must be mailed and received by Friday, August 12, 2011.  All forms must be filled out in their entirety including all signatures and membership numbers.  If you are under the age of 18, the entry form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.  In order to participate in the CHSA Finals it is necessary that both rider and horse or pony be CHSA members.  Please include these membership numbers on the Entry Form.

Please send your check, made payable to CHSA, with your Entry Form, Stalls, Tent Table Reservation, and Support Forms in one payment to:

CHSA Finals
Larry Schwartz
10 Potter Hill Drive
Guilford, CT 06437
Questions? 203-903-2472 or chsa@chsaonline.com

If you are unable to attend or you have moved up a division, for example: from Walk-Trot to Short Stirrup, please send an email to chsa@chsaonline.com letting us know that you are unable to attend and we will offer your place to an alternate. If we do not receive your entry form by the deadline we will offer your place to an alternate.

There are no post entries for this event! No Exceptions!

 Subway – Subway has generously donated subs for each rider and trainer.  Please go to the Nutrena Tent and claim your sub each day of the CHSA Finals.  Only one Subway sub per Exhibitor and Trainer. Your trainer must be listed on your entry form to be eligible.

Nutrena and Ocean State Equine Associates Ice Cream Social – Nutrena will be hosting an old fashion Ice Cream Social under the Nutrena Tent on Saturday at approximately 3:00pm.  Ocean State Equine Associates will be hosting the Sunday Ice Cream Social at approximately 3:00 pm.  Ice cream will be served with your favorite toppings and whipped cream!

Cookout – Exhibitors Cookout Saturday, August 27, 2011 under the big tent from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  All Exhibitors, Trainers, Friends and Family are invited to attend.  The Cookout is $10 per person and you have your choice of hamburger, hotdogs, veggie burgers, boneless grilled chicken each with 2 sides.  Lemonade and Ice tea will be available with cookies or brownies and some watermelon for desert.  The cookout will be catered by Thom of Request A Chef.  We need you to fill out the attached form to reserve your meal at the Cookout.

Modified Children’s Hunter, and Lead Rein Demonstration Class – For the last three years, by popular request, the Finals Committee offered a new section to the show – a Lead Rein Demonstration Class, which is being offered again this year.

In keeping with the goal of our Finals to encourage and promote interest in the beginner and intermediate classes for members, the Finals Committee decided to offer a 2’6” Modified Children’s Hunter class for our Children’s Equitation riders.

The Modified Children’s Hunter Division will only be open to junior riders who qualify for the 2011 CHSA Finals Children’s Equitation Medal and who show in the CHSA Children’s Equitation Medal at the 2011 CHSA Finals.  Fence height 2′6”.  Riders may show horses or ponies. The Modified Children’s Hunter Division will run on Saturday, August 27th and the Children’s Equitation Medal will run on Sunday, August 28th.

For up to date information on the 2011 CHSA Finals please visit our web site www.chsafinals.com. We will post completed entry forms as they are received and the Order of Go will be posted online no later then Thursday, August 25, 2011.

Special thanks to the CHSA Finals Lead Sponsors; Nutrena, Troiano Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Artioli Dodge, Subway and The Paddock.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2011 CHSA Finals in Old Lyme, CT starting on Friday, August 26, 2011.

Sincerely,
Larry Schwartz
Chairman 2011 CHSA Finals

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