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Our History

The Wisconsin Hunter and Jumper Association (WHJA), established in 1964, supports the hunter/jumper community in Wisconsin through communication, education, participation, and recognition of members’ achievements. The WHJA offers hunter/jumper equestrians the opportunity to compete in horse shows throughout the Midwest and earn points towards our prestigious year-end recognition awards and trophies. The annual year-end WHJA Awards Banquet is a highly anticipated event that recognizes the hard work and achievements of both A circuit and Local Member riders and horses during the past year. Visit our site often for updated information about WHJA events and activities.

Leadership Team

Meet the Board

Sara Ehr


I grew up riding and showing in the Wisconsin local circuit and now am a parent of a junior rider.  I believe in the mission of the WHJAto promote and support the education and sportsmanship, through competitive showing of horses and their riders in the Hunter/Jumper discipline in Wisconsin. I have been involved in various aspects of horse show productions for many years and understand the moving parts it takes to make them successful.  I bring to the table a passion for horse showing that I hope to use to benefit the regrowth of the local ‘B’ circuit. I look forward to an amazing 2023 season and working with my fellow board members to grow what the WHJA has to offer. 

Helen Biever

Vice President

I am currently the Assistant Trainer at Wild Wood Equestrian Center and I also have my own magna wave business. WHJA has been part of my equestrian career for at least 50 years. Last year I started the MKE URBAN STABLES CHARITY HORSE SHOW  which was very successful. This year there will be 2 WHJA local shows benefiting MKE.  I also look forward to helping to put on another WHJA Fall Finals horse show.

Jessica Steinman


The determination I have for the next generation of equestrians aligns with the vision & mission of the WHJA; promoting and supporting riders through education, competition and sportsmanship opportunities.  I am a mom of two girls, Grace (10) and Charlize (7) who have been riding since their feet could secure in stirrups.  I am also the horse mom of two mares, Daddy’s Last Dollar and Mommy’s Last Dollar.  Full time, I oversee sales enablement technology and analytics for an investment firm.  Excited to marry the determination I have for the future equestrian, “horseshow mom” responsibilities and enablement leadership into contributions to the WHJA board.

Dana Timber


Dana started riding at a young age and as an adult moved into the hunter/jumper world. She is currently riding her OTTB, Cooper, at Minglewood Farm with Jodie Hansen. She has regularly shown in WHJA and other local shows and enjoys volunteering at school shows. Dana works as a Finance Manager in Healthcare and is excited to bring her financial knowledge and passion for volunteering to the WHJA.


Jessica Dean

Board Member


Morgan Fischer

Board Member


Katy Kempf

Board Member


Patrick Saxton

Board Member


Carley Schwendel

Board Member