We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Hansen has joined Cascade Horse Shows as our new competitions manager and partner. Jennifer has been an avid supporter of Cascade Horse Shows since its inception. In addition to over 25 years working many aspects of the hunter jumper industry, she also serves as huntsman for the Woodbrook Hunt Club.
This change comes as Andrea Schroeder, after 30 years of managing shows, has decided it’s time to spend her summers showing her own jumper Kolibri and cycling and traveling with her partner Tim. Andrea will continue to support our shows and will work closely with Jennifer to ensure a smooth transition.
Jennifer says it is in part the skills she has acquired as a huntsman that have prepared her for her new role with Cascade:
“Foxhunting is about much more than just hounds and horses. It’s about conservation, community, fostering relationships between sport and landowners, and creating a safe space, free of bias for all ages to enjoy the outdoors with respect.”
These values are similar to the mission on which Cascade Horse Shows was founded. Hansen continues:
“I hope to use my experience as liaison between Joint Base Lewis McChord, the Woodbrook Hunt Club, and the Woodbrook Foundation (a 501c3 organization) to strengthen the relationship between Cascade Horse Shows and the Washington State Horse Park, and with the equestrian community as a whole.”
With Jennifer on board, we know our shows will remain in good hands.
On to 2022
Please bear with us as we get things rolling for the 2022 season. The labor shortage that caused the cancellation of the Cascade Finals in 2021 is real. We are in the process of reviewing and reworking the schedules for this year’s competitions to take into consideration the staffing and the resources of the Horse Park. Long show days make for tired competitors and show staff alike. It’s our goal to address this issue while maintaining the fun and excitement that are the hallmarks of the Cascade show experience.
With your support, Cascade Horse Shows continues to offer exciting competition in the mountain setting of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our shows are fun for the whole family, from lead line and Outreach classes, to National Hunter Derbies, Derby Cross and Grand Prix show jumping.
Our 2022 show dates are set, and we are working hard to bring you another memorable season of showing in Cle Elum. We look forward to seeing you in June!
The Cascade Horse Shows Team