Member Awards

Each year at the Annual Awards Banquet, OHJA recognizes recipients of that season’s special awards, the Medal Finals winners, and the top 6 exhibitors in those divisions eligible for year end awards .  Their hard work, training and performance have earned them the respect of the hunter, jumper and equitation equestrians throughout Oregon. 

The 2017 OHJA Medal Winners are:

  • Junior Mini Medal:  Kate Hagerty
  • Adult Mini-Medal:  Erin Hansen
  • Children’s Medal:  Helen Lind
  • Adult Amateur Medal:  Marisa Zaludek
  • Junior/Senior 3’3″ Medal: Natalia Pantuso
  • Junior/Senior 3’6″ Medal:  Sophie Lang


It is a long-standing tradition that the OHJA membership honor, not only Medal Final Winners, but also those riders, family members, friends and professionals that set the gold standard for leadership in our community.

The 2016 Special Award Winners are:

  • Mother of the Year:  Kathy Mullane
  • Father of the Year:  JR Swan
  • Senior Sportsmanship:  Kim Larson-Daiker
  • Junior Sportsmanship:  Grace Salmon
  • Smooth Jazz Horse Welfare:  Leslie Cox
  • Dibbins Certificate of Merit High Point:  
  • Winning Hand Perpetual Trophy, High Point Performance Working Hunter: 
  • Kubicek Cup, High Point Equitation Rider:  
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Trish Helmer



Marty Urman on Mississippi Mud; 1971 at the Oregon State Fair

Tammy Deering on Town Center; year unknown




High Desert Horse Classic