2022 OHJA Committees
These are the active committees and their current Committee Chairperson. If you would like to get involved and contribute your time and expertise to an OHJA committee, please email us at [email protected] .
Please use OHJA’s contact page for OHJA business communications with Board and Committee members.
Awards Banquet Representative: Tricia Schoenbaum and Akiko Hamada
Planning and coordination of the annual year-end awards banquet, at which OHJA recognizes medal recipients, local system awards, merit and special awards, and more. The event includes a banquet and silent auction fundraiser.
Board Nominations Representative: Sam Shahbazi
Solicits nominations from the general membership and identifies candidates for Board positions that are available annually, as Board members rotate off the Board on a fixed yearly schedule.
Communications: Meg Dunne
Ensures communications with membership are timely and accurate. Communications would include updates, announcements, changes to policy and/or rules, and oversight of communication channels, i.e. social media, Facebook, newsletters, media contact.
Education Representative: Med Dunne
Planning and coordination of any special educational programs, plus evaluation of educational opportunities that would benefit the membership.
Fundraising & Development Representative: Ariel Hurst
Strategy and coordination of fundraising activities that will support OHJA’s mission and strengthen its financial outlook.
Maximizes OHJA’s opportunities for utilizing technology to improve member communications and horse show/points system management.
Junior Board Chair: Sam Shahbazi
Oversight of the Junior Board, including fund-raising for the Junior Equestrian Fund.
Medal Finals Representative: Tricia Schoenbaum and Leah Lively
Planning and coordination of the year-end medal finals and approval of the prize list.
Membership Representative: Sam Shahbazi
Develops strategies for growing OHJA’s membership and member retention; addresses member questions, concerns, and suggestions.
Rules, Policy & Procedure Representative: Heather Travis and Kathy Hall
Addresses inquiries, provides interpretation, and suggests to the Board policy and procedure adjustments or additions. Addresses inquiries regarding application of the OHJA Rules and the USEF Rules.
Points Representative: Kathy Hall
Addresses questions regarding how points are earned and the reporting of points.
Scholarship Representative: Sam Shahbazi
Coordinates the annual promotion of the OHJA Scholarship, solicits applicants, screens applicants, and presents recipient recommendations to the Board for approval.
Show Managers Representative: Ariel Hurst
Reviews show applications, determines if the applicant meets the policy requirements, and determines if the show benefits the OHJA brand.
Jumper: Meg Dunne
Hunter: Nicole Bourgeois
Equitation: Tressa Blankenship