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Showing a Thoroughbred? Thoroughbred Hunter Points Count Toward HOTY! TB

Zone Horse of the Year Awards are highly coveted prizes across the country, and this year, Thoroughbreds are included among those receiving awards for their accomplishments. Effective for the 2015 competition year, Thoroughbred Hunter classes are C-rated for Zone Horse of the Year Awards (GR313.6).


Thoroughbred Hunter classes are open only to horses that are registered with USHJA and are in possession of Breed Registry papers. Fence heights are set at 3'0" with spreads not to exceed the height of the fence. 


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Mark Your Calendars: West Coast WCHR Hunter Spectacular and Sunset Gala WCHR

2014 West Coast Spectacular Winner Hope Glynn and King's Peak. Photo Credit: Captured Moment Photography

The 2015 World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular is set to take place during the Blenheim June Classic I on Saturday, June 6, in San Juan Capistrano, California. All WCHR Members are eligible to participate in this class with fence height options set at 3'6, 3'9" or 4'0". The class will consist of two rounds with the top 12 horses called back for the second round and offers a minimum of $25,000 in prize money.

                                                               Alongside the class set for 3 p.m., Blenheim's Medal Club will be transformed for a sunset dinner and fundraiser to support the WCHR program, which benefits the USHJA Foundation Horseman's Assistance Fund. Ticket sales information for the gala will be available online soon at


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Equitation Riders Prepare for the 2015 Hunterdon CupHunterdon

Top equitation riders from across the country have qualified for the 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic, sponsored by Intermont Equestrian at Henry and Emory College, which takes place on July 6, 2015, at the U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast in Devon, PA.

Named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon, the Hunterdon Cup brings together competitors who have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year, and a rider may win the title only once. The three-round class combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course set at 3'6".  

Caitlin Boyle, 2014 Hunterdon Cup winner. Photo Credit: USHJA Archives


Last year, Caitlin Boyle, a 17-year-old from Hampshire, IL, took the Hunterdon Cup title, aboard Michaela Kennedy's 14-year-old Mecklenburg gelding, Loredo. Past winners have included Lillie Keenan, Genevieve Zock, Sarah Milliren, Catherine Tyree, Taylor Ann Adams, and many more. To view this year's qualified riders, click here.


For more information about the Hunterdon Cup, visit


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SAVE THE DATE: Sallie B. Wheeler Hunter Breeding ChampionshipsSBW

Don't miss your chance to participate in the exciting 2015 Sallie B. Wheeler/US Hunter Breeding Championship! The East Coast championship takes place on August 29, 2015, in Lexington, VA, and the West Coast championship takes place on August 26, 2015, in Del Mar, CA. Click the save the date at right for more information.


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International Hunter Derby Program Enrollment Increases on June 2; Enroll Soon!IHD

Enrollment for the 2015 International Hunter Derby Program increases to $750 on June 2, so don't miss your chance to enroll your horse for $550 before the price goes up! Enrollment makes your horse eligible for regional and national money won tracking lists, as well as the International Hunter Derby Championship, set for August 13-15, 2015, in Lexington, KY!


Visit for more information and to enroll your horse today!

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Pre-Green Incentive Program Enrollment Increases on June 2; Enroll Soon!PGIP
PGIP Booker
Photo Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives

Enrollment for the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Program increases to $750 on June 2, so don't miss your chance to enroll your horse for $550 before the price goes up! Enrollment makes your horse eligible for Pre-Green Stake classes across the country, as well as the Pre-Green Incentive Championship, set for August 11-13, 2015, in Lexington, KY!


Visit for more information and to enroll your horse today!

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