💥 ATTENTION! All May 2020 Central East THJA shows are suspended as per Equestrian Canada’s recent statement. For more information, visit their web page at https://bit.ly/2QdP82u …

Central East Family – we miss you and can’t wait to see you. 🥰 🦄 Sending everyone lots of positive thoughts through this hard time for everyone. Remember to stay indoors and wash your hands. The sooner we conquer this, the sooner we get back to horse shows!

2020 CE AGM – Results

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2020 Central East Zone Spring AGM. We appreciate everyone’s participation and feedback for the upcoming season.

Meeting information and downloadable content can be found HERE.

We would like to congratulate our Board of Directors for the 2020 season:
PRESIDENT – Belinda La Belle Logan
VICE-PRESIDENT – Gary Yaghdjian
SECRETARY – Kady Paterson
TREASURER – Carolyn Stark
Samantha Murray
Ken Denouden
Emily Wulff
Brandon Hall
Christine Reupke
Amanda Schickedanz

Marketing Team:
Lucy Gilbert
Kate Briggs

Banquet Comittee:
Belinda La Belle Logan, Emily Wulff, Ellen Gowland, Kate Briggs, Lucy Gilbert, Kim Naylor, Lori Godin, Mary Hickling, Carolyn Stark

We look forward to an amazing season with you!


Open to ALL riders, trainers, and parents that are members of the THJA and compete on the Central East Circuit! This meeting will cover Central East business and 2020 show season updates.

The following positions are up for election: President, Secretary, 3 Director positions (all positions are a 2 year term)

Hosted at Pickering Horse Centre, everyone is encouraged to attend! Come out and make a difference.

The Pickering Horse Centre Ltd.

3800 Paddock Rd., Pickering, Ontario L1Y 1A2

IMPORTANT: Championship Entry Information

All Championship entries must be either emailed to Karen Medd at ce_points@live.ca or dropped at the 2 RCRA shows.

Anyone wanting to attend should put an entry in as long as they completed the minimum number of shows.

Karen will then confirm after the zone classic if riders are eligible to go.

If you do not submit an entry, riders will not be given the opportunity to go.

All entries must be received to Karen Medd in order to be eligible.

Forms can be found on the THJA Website


Introducing the SpruceWood Tack Equitation Championship

The winner will receive a brand new pair of Schockemohle Field Boots ($1000 value)

Open to all B and A riders and to adult amateur riders.

Riders will compete in their age appropriate equitation classes (both flat and over fences/medal) throughout the regular show season. Riders must show in the minimum number of shows as required by the Zone to qualify for year end awards (ie. 50%).

Riders must compete in both(a) their age appropriate equitation on the flat and(b) Either their age appropriate equitation over fences or their division appropriate medal class.

Riders MUST declare by JUNE 21st ( PRIOR TO THE PHC JUNE TRILLIUM) whether they wish to accumulate their points in their equitation over fences class or in their medal class

Riders may switch between qualifying classes once they have declared but points will only count in one division and will not be retroactive

Declarations must be made in writing to ce_points@live.ca. BY JUNE 21st!!!

Riders will accumulate points for each placing from 1 – 6 at each show in which they participate as follows:

  • 1st Place – 6 points
  • 2nd Place – 5 points
  • 3rd Place – 4 points
  • 4th Place – 3 points
  • 5th Place – 2 points
  • 6th Place – 1 point

The top ten (10) riders will be invited to participate in an equitation ride-off to take place during The Zone Classic at Palgrave in August. The ride-off will be a flat portion with one jump (fence to be no higher than 2’6”) and may include:

  • Walk, trot, canter
  • Counter Canter
  • Collected and extended gaits
  • Other tests as determined by the committee/judges

Points will be tallied after each regular season show and will be posted on the Central East THJA website.

Introducing the CWD Central East Hunter Derby Series

Central East Zone is proud to introduce for 2019 the CWD CE TRILLIUM HUNTER DERBY SERIES

Offered at the following horse shows: May JHHS, June JHHS, June PHC and TAP. 

2’6 derby height open to division entries in Hi/Lo Hunter Development, Children’s Training Hunter and Adult Amateur Training Hunter.
2’9 derby height open to division entries in Large Pony Hunter, Hi/Lo Hunter Development, Modified Children’s Hunter and Modified Adult Amateur Hunter.
3’0 derby height open to division entries in Children’s Working Hunter, Low Working Hunter, Adult Amateur Working Hunter and Trillium Working Hunter. 

This class showcases the high performance capabilities of horse and rider through challenging courses that require boldness and athleticism. Tests include natural obstacles and interesting jumps with variation in construction. Judging will reward handiness, jumping style, manners, way of going and smoothness. There will be no adjustment of striding for ponies. This class will run over 2 rounds, with open combined scoring. 

First Round: Hunter course with a minimum of 10 fences. Second Round: Top 12 scores will return for a handy round with high options offering 5 bonus points each. 

Horses must compete in a minimum of 3 out of 4 derbies in order to qualify for overall standings. Ribbons will be awarded to 10th place for each individual CE derby, and standings for the series will be posted on the Central East website. The derby series finale will take place at the Trillium at Palgrave horse show in July. At the completion of the finale derby, year end placings will be tabulated to determine the top 1st – 10th place combinations of 2019. The top horse in the series will receive a $500 bonus and cooler generously provided by CWD Sellier!

Survey results

Thank you to everyone who completed our surveys following banquet. Summaries of the responses for both surveys are available below.

Year End Survey

Horse Show Survey

Many responses asked for more hunter derbies. Just announced at the AGM, Joker’s Hill and Pickering Horse Centre are joining forces to run a 4 show derby series at the May and June Joker’s Hill Shows, the June show at PHC, and Trillium at Palgrave. Competitors must participate in 3/4 shows to qualify for overall awards at Trillium at Palgrave. More information to come both barns websites.

AGM: Sunday February 10

Save the date. Our AGM will be on Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 PM at  the Greenwood Community Centre.

All voting members (adults with active memberships), trainers and parents who are interested in advocating for their young riders please attend! We are asking for a minimum of 1 CE member from each barn to attend. This way all barns participating in Central East horse shows in 2019 can stay more informed of protocols and changes to our circuit. Reminder that voting is only a small part of the AGM. We welcome non members to join to participate in the discussion, ask questions and share their thoughts. 

New this year we will be holding a panel discussion before the AGM with speakers discussing championships, memberships and entries, show management and best practices, prize lists, and the banquet. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions they have on these topics.

Vice President, Treasurer and one Director position are open for re-election.

Agenda is available here. 2018 meeting minutes are available here.