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2020 CHJA Copper Penny I
July 16-19, 2020
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6:00pm on Wednesday, July 15th.
July 4 - Updated Liability Release For Copper Penny Horse Shows Now Available Online
The updated Liability Release Form for the 2020 Copper Penny Horse Shows is now available online ... follow the link to Horse Shows / Colorado to view and print one out. Remember, every person regardless will be required to complete and sign this form the first time they enter the show grounds to get a wristband. Then the wristband is used to gain access the rest of the week. You can print this one out, complete and sign it, and hand it to the parking staff upon your arrival to get a wristband, or you can walk up, fill one out and sign it, and hand it back to the parking staff to get a wristband. Please do not email or fax it back to us ... you must hand it to the parking staff on site to get your wristband.
July 3 - Revised Covid-19 Action Plan For Copper Penny Horse Shows
The revised Covid-19 Action Plan, as of July 3rd, for the Copper Penny I & II Horse Shows is now available. You can click here or go to the Horse Shows / Colorado page to view and download this document. Please note some of the most important parts ... while daily temperature self-monitoring is still required, recording and keeping a written log is no longer required. Face coverings / masks are required to be worn by everyone at the show. Upon initial entry, every person will be required to complete and sign a new liability release, which may cause a delay in entering the facility. Please contact CEP at if you have any questions.
June 27 - Important Reminder About Horse Health Requirements For Estes Park
All horses competing at the shows in Estes Park (Copper Penny I & II and the Estes Park Festivals I & II) must be in possession of a negative coggins dated within one year and a Health Certificate dated within 30 days. This applies to all horses coming from inside or outside of Colorado. Please be prepared to shows these upon request.
June 26 - Estes Park Is A GO!
CEP and CHJA are proud to announce that, barring any spike in Covid-19 or any catastrophic occurrences, the Estes Park Horse Shows are a GO!!! We will release details of a modified action plan as we get closer. As far as the mandatory signed waivers that CHJA and USEF require, those will be available as you arrive at the show ... we will have attendants stationed at the two entrances where every person will be asked to sign a waiver and receive a wristband. You must wear this wristband at all times while on the show grounds, as this is proof that you have signed the waiver and are cleared to attend. Also, if you sent in an entry for either or both shows, your entry has been accepted. We have cleared the waiting list and all entries are good to go. We are excited to hold these shows and look forward to seeing everyone is Estes Park in two and a half weeks!
June 17 - CEP & CHJA Announce Sue Ashe As Judge And Clinician For Estes ParkI
CEP and CHJA are thrilled to announce that Sue Ashe from Wellington, Florida will be the judge for the Copper Penny I Horse Show on July 16-19 and the clinician for the "Ask The Judge's Clinic" on Monday, July 20th.
Sue Ashe is one of the country’s most well-rounded horsewomen, successful as a rider, trainer and horse show judge, as well as parent. Her involvement with horses began in childhood and she has worked with such trainers as George Morris, Gordon Wright and Otto Heukeroth. Her early showing years earned her the AHSA (now USEF) Medal Finals at Madison Square Garden. She has years of training experience and is a parent to top child riders Neil and Molly. Sue’s judging schedule is non-stop and she is a welcome, respected judge at shows from Palm Beach to Thermal each spring. Summers find her judging competitions throughout the East, South, Midwest and West. She is often judging Medal finals in the fall and is a clinician in between. We welcome Sue to the rocky mountains and look forward to a great week with a fun and educational clinic day!
June 14 - Copper Penny Horse Shows Nearly Sold Out
The Copper Penny Horse Shows are close to being sold out, with actual entries received at 160 for the first week and 156 for the second week. Remember, simply sending in a Block Stabling Request DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY in these shows ... this form is only used as a courtesy to insure all of a trainer's clients are stabled together. The only way to insure that your entry will be accepted is to send in a properly completed entry blank with the $100 Registration Fee and be in the first 200 received. We currently have several Block Stabling Requests from trainers that have more horses listed than we have entries received, so if you sent in one of these forms, and didn't yet send in an entry for everyone on the form, those are not currently entered in the shows.
Also, please remember that the Covid-19 Plan, as published in the prize list, is ever changing with every update from the USEF and the state and local governments. We will update the plan as necessary and publish a final plan just before the start of the shows. You can rest assured that you will need to bring your own PPE including masks and hand sanitizer, and bring your own water to drink ... we do not anticipate these items changing (but you never know). The requirements for temperature checks have already varied at different shows around the country, and we will institute the latest required plan once we get close to the start of the shows.
May 31 - A Note About Entering Via Horseshowing.com
Many of you are used to entering online via Horseshowing.com. When you want to use a credit card to enter, you are required to type in your credit card information. When you click submit, this program immediately charges your credit card for the Registration Fee plus a 3% Convenience Fee. It does not allow us to gather your information and charge your card later on the entry closing date when we are sure the shows are going to go, since we don't want to charge your card until we know for sure. Therefore, we have turned off the credit card option for entering. If you wish to enter the show and use a credit card, please don't use Horseshowing.com, but rather fill out the entry blank from the website, complete the credit card information section on the entry blank, then mail, email or fax that entry in. If you wish to use Horseshowing.com, you still can ... simply submit your entry and then put a check in the mail for the Registration Fee. Sorry for any inconvenience, as we are working with the developer of the software to see if this delayed charge option can be made available for future shows.
May 31 - Estes Park Festival I & II Prize List Now Available
The prize list and related documents for the Estes Park Festival I & II Horse Shows, scheduled for July 25 and July 26, is now available online. These two USEF Local rated shows are identical one-day events offering most of the major national medal classes and, new for this year, most of the CHJA medal classes at the 2'9", 3'0" and 3'3" heights. With the addition of these CHJA classes, riders showing in both the Copper Penny II and the Estes Park Festival II can now take advantage of three opportunities to show in these CHJA medal classes in an effort to get qualified for medal finals. Entries for these shows do not require any deposit ... just send in your fully completed entry blank. Instructions for paying by check or credit card at the end of the show are included in the prize list. Visit the Horse Shows / Colorado page to view and download your copy today!
May 16 - NMHJA Summer Opener Canceled
Last night, the Governor of New Mexico issued a revised health order for her state, and this order did nothing to change the current ban on horse shows, which are considered a "mass gathering" that takes place at a "Performance Venue". Therefore, we are forced to cancel the NMHJA Summer Opener, which was scheduled for June 4-7 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you sent in an entry, it will be shredded along with any payment that was attached, as no checks have been deposited and no credit cards have been run. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to trying again in the fall with the NMHJA Fall Festival on September 25-27.
May 16 - CHJA Copper Penny Horse Shows Prize List Now Available
The prize list and all related documents are now available for the 2020 CHJA Copper Penny I and II Horse Shows, scheduled for July 16-19 and July 22-26 in Estes Park, Colorado. These CHJA Group 2 shows have earned the coveted CHJA Group 2 Horse Show Of The Year for at least six years running. Fantastic scenery and a resort destination highlight these shows, which come with unmatched customer service and great hospitality. Visit the Horse Shows / Colorado page to view and download your copy today!
April 27 - CHJA Estes Park Horse Shows Still A Go
The 2020 CHJA Copper Penny Horse Shows, along with the Estes Park Festival I & II local shows, are still being planned to take place July 16-19 and July 22-26. The news that the Town of Estes Park had just canceled their rodeo, scheduled to take place the week before the CHJA shows, fueled speculation that the facility might remain closed all summer. Estes Park Events Complex Director Rob Hinkle confirmed that the reason for the cancellation of the rodeo was directly related to issues surrounding fundraising and sponsorships, noting that now would not be the best time to ask Estes Park businesses and residents for money to help put on the rodeo. Pending approval from the Governor of Colorado and Larimer County officials, the facility will re-open and host all scheduled events at the earliest possible date.