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John Bragg and Social Hour Claim Top Honors at 2015 World Champion Hunter Rider West Coast Spectactular
|2015 WCHR West Coast Spectacular winner John Bragg aboard Social Hour owned by Laura Strasburg. Photo Credit: McCool Photography|
San Juan Capistrano, CA----- June 7, 2015----- On a sunny Saturday afternoon with a spectacular backdrop, John Bragg bested a field of 28 to take top honors in the 2015 $25,000 USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular, presented by Valencia Saddlery, at the Blenheim June Classic I in San Juan Capistrano, CA, aboard Laura Strasburg's Social Hour.
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Riders Qualify for International Hunter Derby Championship; Entries Due July 22
|2013 and 2014 International Hunter Derby Champions, Liza Boyd and Brunello. Photo Credit: Tricia Booker/USHJA Archives|
The International Hunter Derby Championship is set for August 13-15, 2015, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Qualifying for the 2015 Championship ended June 1, 2015. All entries intending to compete in the Championship must be entered no later than July 22, 2015.
Congratulations to all of those who qualified!
The Championship prize money topped $180,000 in 2014, and once again 80 percent of the entry fees will be added to the guaranteed $100,000 to create the total prize money purse. In addition, the Derby Challenge will offer $10,000 in prize money. The more horses that enter, the higher the total prize money becomes! We're looking forward to another great year!
For more information on this year's International Hunter Derby Championship, including a list of officials, competition format and more, visit www.ushja.org/IHD.
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Pre-Green Incentive Championship Offers Exhibitors Great Prize Money and Bonus Rewards
2014 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Champion Scott Stewart and Remarkable. Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography
The USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship, which consists of three rounds of competition, will celebrate its third anniversary at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, August 11-13, 2015. All entries intending to compete in the 2015 Championship must be entered no later than July 22, 2015. To qualify for the 2015 Championship, enrolled horses must compete in a minimum of two USHJA Pre-Green Stake classes at competitions starting between December 1, 2013, and August 5, 2015.
Enrollment in the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Program is still open and makes your horse eligible for Pre-Green Stake classes across the country, as well as the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Championship.
The Championship prize money topped $186,000 in 2014, and once again 65 percent of annual enrollment fees and 50 percent of the entry fees make up the total prize money. In addition to great prize money, exhibitors will be able to earn additional prize money through a variety of bonus awards.
Visit www.ushja.org/PGIP for more information and to enroll your horse today!
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Junior Riders Qualify for 2015 Hunterdon Cup Equitation Cup Classic
Top equitation riders from across the country have qualified for the 2015 USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic, sponsored by Intermont Equestrian at Emory and Henry College, which takes place on July 6, 2015, at the U.S. Junior Hunter National Championships - East Coast in Devon, PA.
Congratulations to all of the junior riders that have qualified. We look forward to seeing you 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.
For more information about the Hunterdon Cup, visit www.ushja.org/hunterdon.
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2015 Pre-Green & Derby Championship Official Program and In Stride Advertising
USHJA In Stride and the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive and International Hunter Derby Championships official programs offer special advertising opportunities surrounding the Championships. Congratulate a rider or horse on a job well done; send words of encouragement and support; or say thank you to a special horse, rider, trainer or owner.
Ad space for the programs must be reserved by July 1, and ad space for the September issue of USHJA In Stride must be reserved by July 15. For more details on these opportunities, click here.
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