California Riding Magazine • July, 2011

Gotcha Covered
USHJA Welcomes Blue Ribbon Blankets by Royal Riders as Newest WCHR Sponsor.

The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) welcomes California company, Blue Ribbon Blankets by Royal Riders, as an official sponsor for World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) programs.

Royal Riders has signed on for the 2011 and 2012 season as the Official Cooler for WCHR Regional and Final events, as well as the Palm Beach Spectacular, to provide their much coveted hand-sewn custom coolers to this season's winners. "Royal Riders' reputation of high standards is evidenced in the quality of their Blue Ribbon blankets, and we believe those same standards are a perfect match for the WCHR programs," states Shelby French, CEO of USHJA.

"Since its inception in 1995, the WCHR programs have expanded to include not only the Emerging Professionals but also the Amateur Owners, Adults, Juniors, Children, and even the Pony riders, largely in part to the generous support of sponsors like Royal Riders. Our competitors are appreciative of these fine awards-a personalized memento to cherish for years to come."

WCHR members qualify for national and regional awards by earning points at selected events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. A rider's top four WCHR Member Events points are combined to determine the national and regional standings. The top 10 nationally ranked riders and top six regionally ranked riders in each category come together to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. This year the Capital Challenge Horse show will be held October 3-9.

"Everyone at Royal Riders/Blue Ribbon Custom is extremely proud and honored to be chosen as the official cooler sponsor of the WCHR. Over the years Blue Ribbon has become the standard name of excellence in custom horse clothing and show set ups," comments Janet Graham of Royal Riders. "We are steadfastly committed to providing only the very best quality and look forward to presenting the USHJA WCHR award recipients with our hand-crafted products. Just as our motto says, if you can dream it, we can do it! And we're hoping all your dreams come true!"

Based in South Bay Area's Morgan Hill since 1977, this company prides itself for making the finest hand- sewn horse and canine clothing available on the market. They cheerfully design exactly what the customer imagines and then meticulously construct each piece. The company owner and employees are all experienced show people, who use their products and spend time out in the horse world talking to the people who use the products.

For additional information on WCHR please visit www.ushja.org or contact Kelley Mallory at kmallory@ushja.org or 859-225-6717. For more information on Blue Ribbon Blankets by Royal Riders, visit www.royalriders.com.