The Mission of the Pensacola Hunter Jumper Series is to support equestrian sport and education by providing quality, welcoming, fun hunter/jumper horse shows for riders of every level.
The Pensacola Hunter Jumper Series is a Florida show series produced and managed by Horse Show Ventures. The PHJA shows are sanctioned by TIP (Thoroughbred Incentive Program), and by Horse Show Ventures, which is a USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) and USHJA Affiliate Member Organization. PHJA shows adhere to the general rules and guidelines of these organizations on instances not specifically covered by PHJA class specifications.
Our core values as an organization are horsemanship, sportsmanship, respect, kindness, and professionalism with a commitment to excellence. We aspire to continual development of the show series and our participants. Our desire is to foster excellence in a welcoming community where equestrians of all levels can grow and compete and create lifetime cherished memories.
Morgan founded Horse Show Ventures in 2002 working with a strong community of experienced equestrians, trainers, judges, and exhibitors, to develop a show series that celebrated a sense of community, passion for the sport, and welcomed riders of all levels. Since that time Horse Show Ventures has produced all levels of shows from schooling shows, locally rated series in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and Arizona. as well as USEF A & C rated shows throughout the region.
Morgan's family has been involved in equestrian sport for five generations, starting with her Grandmother pioneering the way with Beechwood Farm, a pony breeding farm in Amherst, Ohio in the 1930's. Morgan owned and operated Hidden Hill Farm in Alpharetta, Georgia which was a training and boarding facility, rehabbing off-the-track Thoroughbreds into show horses long before TIP (Thoroughbred Incentive Program) became a reality.
Horses are a family passion, and two of Morgan's four daughters continue to be actively involved in producing the show series.
Morgan now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and when not traveling to produce horse shows. She is a retired Nonprofit Development Consultant having worked for organizations across the country. She has raised over $4 million dollars for causes that include homelessness, pet rescue, education, and the elderly.
Morgan enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, painting, biking, yoga, and writing, but her favorite thing is spending time with her loved ones. Her bucket list ambition is to visit the Giraffe Manor Hotel in Nairobi. (one day!)
Regan Sundius is one of those kids that quite literally grew up in the barn and at the shows. Coached by her older sister, Chelsea (Sundius) Roche, Regan began showing in leadline classes at age 2 and continued showing in local hunter/jumper shows in the southeast while growing up in the family's horse show production business and helping to manage the family's farm.
Regan has worked closely with her sister, Chelsea, riding, training, and working as a groom. While completing her degree in Communications from the University of Georgia, Regan has taught riding lessons at local farms in the Athens area and worked at the horse shows.
Regan continues to bring her expertise to the show series as a consultant and an advisor.
Regan loves animals (still hoping for a pet goat one day), enjoys traveling to see her sisters and her ever expanding pack of nieces and nephews, as well as hiking, kayaking and running.
You can also find Regan traversing the southeast at horse shows and visiting barns in her role as a territory sales representative for CWD Sellier. New saddle anyone?
Congratulations to Regan and her fiancee Joe Jacobs (former crew member) on their upcoming February 2024 wedding.
Miles Demings.... for sure the exhibitors' favorite team member, is known for his exceptional politeness and willing attitude. Miles landed at Horse Show Ventures as a crew newbie four years ago and has been bitten by the horse show bug. He has risen to become an invaluable team leader and staff member, overseeing the grounds, running the crews, building and shipping jumps, and managing both hunter and jumper gates. Miles holds a Chemistry degree from Georgia Gwinett College and his outside fulltime job is as a Warehouse Manager for Southeast Connections.
Chelsea (Sundius) Roche began horse showing at age five at Our Farm, Lansdale, Pennsylvania and has never looked back. She competed in local and USEF rated shows across the southeast as a child and later as a young adult she rode and worked her way through the University of Kentucky (B.S. Marketing) as a professional riding for hunter/jumper trainers, starting yearlings at the thoroughbred farms and showing them on the line at the Keeneland sales.
Chelsea co-owns and manages JR Show Stables with her husband John Roche. They are based in Wellington, FL and Lexington, KY and show and compete at USEF and FEI shows across the United States and internationally.
Chelsea's broad experience as a both a hunter and jumper rider allows her to bring expertise to the Horse Show Ventures and Pensacola show series as a consultant.
Chelsea and John have three children, Quinn age 7 and Grace 4 and Jagger 1 year. Chelsea is a talented photographer, artist, and designer, and she is passionate about raising chickens. The busy family makes frequent trips to Ireland and Europe to visit their Irish family and shop for their next prospects.
Sara works for Horse Show Ventures/ PHJA as Show Secretary, and often times Technical Coordinator, Grounds Manager, Announcer, Gatekeeper....really you will see her hard at work just about everywhere around the shows. She has been with us seven+ years. She quickly put her smarts, killer organizational skills, and willing attitude to good use, and she is a welcomed and valued team member.
This Northerner-turned-Southern girl moved to Georgia from cold upstate New York to attend the University of Georgia where she competed for the IHSA Intercollegiate Equestrian Team and was Team Barn Manager. Upon earning her Business Management degree, Sara decided the warmth of climate and people made Georgia a great new place to call home. (lucky us!)
She has ridden since she was 8 years old, and she has had the privilege of training with George Morris, Frank Madden, and J Michael Halbleib. Sara has competed in the Junior Hunter Finals multiple years and in multiple medal finals including USEF Finals, Maclay, National PHA Medal Finals, and Marshall & Sterling Medal Finals. Sara has also participated in the Emerging Athletes Program in Colorado and North Carolina.
While we love Sara dearly, let's talk about her adorable rescue dog, Maybelline! Best little horse show dog ever. You will find Maybelline wherever you find Sara. Look for them both and be sure to stop and say "Hey!".
Congratulations to Sara & Trent on their engagement!
Trent has been an integral part of the Horse Show Ventures team for over seven years. Behind the scenes he is a big part of all areas of the show planning and vision. Most usually you will find him in the judge's box in our Jumper Rings in Georgia and Florida. He also judges hunter classes, runs gates, announces, and can even ship jumps in a pinch. Besides his winning smile and his many talents, we greatly appreciate his ability and willingness to fill the gap whenever and wherever needed.
Trent, a Georgia native, grew up on a farm in Oxford, Georgia and competed as an equestrian throughout the southeast. He is a graduate from the University of Georgia and is a Project Materials Manager for Southeast Connections, when he isn't working the horse shows.
Trent is working on his USEF r and is the co-parent to the fabulous horse show pup Maybelline. In his free time (what's that?), you will find him on his boat enjoying the lake.
Congratulations to Trent & Sara on their recent engagement!