Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association 2016 Shows Named as SEMF Sanctioned Events

Amber Hopper and Alias Z in the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association July 2015 show.

The Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association will launch its 2016 season with all shows as sanctioned events for the Southeast Medal Finals, enabling participants for the first time to qualify for the finals competition that takes place September 16-18.

Created in 1968, the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding quality horsemanship, sportsmanship and fair competition. It holds eight two-day shows with classes in hunters and equitation at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. The first show takes place April 29-30.

“We created the Southeast Medal Finals as a horse show accessible to all riders,” said SEMF creator James Lala of Wellington. “Some of these riders might never have participated in a horse show beyond the local level, so we’re pleased to offer members of the Palm Beach Horseman’s Association a chance to participate in a real finals event.”

Each month, the Palm Beach Horseman’s Association 2-day show attract between 80 and 100 participants in classes from lead-line up through open hunters, said Association President Tanja Koschnick.

“Our schooling shows are the stepping stone to that next level of going to the rated shows,” Koschnick said. “This affiliation would give participants a prestigious finals to work toward without having to travel too far.”

For more information about the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association and its show schedule, visit or call Koschnick at 561-308-2510.

The Southeast Medal Finals offers a special end-of-season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone. The SEMF offers finals competitions in hunters, jumpers, and equitation Sanctioned events offer riders a more direct path to the finals. Riders also may qualify through wins at non-sanctioned events. Full details on qualifying can be found at

The 2016 Southeast Medal Finals benefits Kids Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources and emotional support for kids with cancer and for their families. The finals will include live and silent auctions to benefit Kids Cancer Foundation. Sponsorships as well as in-kind donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit

Southeast Medal Finals Fact Sheet


Southeast Medal Finals is a finals show scheduled for September 16-18, 2016, offering a special end of season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival is a National rated show scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, that maximizes use of a Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and for those desiring to get a jump on the upcoming season.

WHERE: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals


James Lala
(561) 906-6668

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053

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