Outreach Hunter Challenge


USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge classes are held only at USHJA Outreach Competitions. Outreach Hunter classes consist of two phases. Phase I tests a rider's ability to navigate a course consisting of eight obstacles and two changes of directions. Phase II tests a rider's ability to best display his or her horse's talents and style. This phase requires a horse and rider to navigate a course consisting of a minimum of six obstacles and replicate skills required by a rider on a hunt. Classes are offered at a variety of heights ranging from 2' to 3'3".

Hunter Challenge
STANDINGS

Hunters 18"/Crossrails
STANDINGS


Levels

Bronze: 2' to 2'3" - Riders may not cross-enter into any class exceeding 2'6" at the same competition. No combinations are allowed at this height.
Silver: 2'6" - Riders may not cross-enter into any class exceeding 3' at the same competition. No combinations are allowed at this height.
Gold: 3' - Riders may not cross-enter into any class exceeding 3'3".
Platinum: - 3'3"
Hunters 18"/Crossrails - Open to riders who have not shown over fences (except Hunter Hack) during the current competition year. Riders may not compete in any class where the fences exceed 2’0” at the same show

Phases

Phase I: Consists of eight hunter-style obstacles. Obstacle height will be determined according to the specifications of each level (i.e., Bronze 2' to 2'3", et cetera) Courses must contain two changes of direction. The top six competitors from Phase I will be called back to compete in Phase II.

Phase II: Tests the rider's ability to best display his or her horse's talents and style. It will require the horse and rider to navigate a minimum of six obstacles and replicate skills required by a rider on a hunt. Skills may include but are not limited to a halt, change of lead, hand gallop or trot jump. Riders may be asked to perform a test selected by competition officials or to create their own test to best display the talents of their mount.

Specifications

  • Competitors must be either juniors or adult amateurs.
  • Competitors must hold a current USHJA membership at the $15 Outreach level or higher for points to count. Non-members may participate in USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge classes; however, they will not be eligible for USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge high-point awards.
  • A minimum of two Outreach Hunter Challenge classes must be offered at each competition.
  • A USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge class may be run in conjunction with other classes currently offered by the sanctioning organization.
  • In the event that the USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge is run concurrently with another class, results must include the USHJA ID for participants competing in the USHJA Outreach Hunter Challenge.
  • Competition management may opt to hold separate junior and amateur sections for each height or offer a combined junior/amateur hunter challenge.
  • Riders may only compete in one Outreach Hunter Challenge class per competition.
  • Horses and ponies may compete with a different rider in a maximum of two Outreach Hunter Challenge classes per competition.
  • Three participants must compete for the class to count.
  • The $5 per entry fee for each USHJA member competing in the class and a copy of the results must be submitted by management to USHJA within 10 days of the completion of the competition.

Outreach Hunter Challenge Awards

USHJA Hunter Challenge year end high-point awards will be awarded to the top six horses per region in each level at the end of each competition year (September 16 to November 30).

  • Competitors must be members of the USHJA at the $15 Outreach level or higher by the first day of competition to accumulate points.
  • Horses must be registered with the USHJA to accumulate points.
  • Riders may not have competed at the national level in a USEF rated section at a USEF licensed competition after December 1 of the current competition year.
  • Awards are presented based on the competitor's region of residence.
  • Competitors who are USHJA members will be able to track their points online.
  • Outreach Hunter Challenge winners will receive their awards via mail.
REGIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Northeast ME, CT, PA, VT, RI, NY, NH, MA & NJ
Southeast DE, DC, MS, MD, NC, FL, VA, GA, SC, WV, AL, & TN
North Central MI, OH, KY, IN, WI, IL, MN, IA, NE, SD & ND
South Central MO, AR, LA, TX, OK, KS, NM, CO, UT & AZ
Western AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA & WY

Points

Horses will be awarded points utilizing a combination of the base points for each placing and adding one point for each entry shown.

POINTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
First Place 10 points
Second Place 6 points
Third Place 4 points
Fourth Place 2 points
Fifth Place 1 point
Sixth Place ½ point



Information Contacts
Affiliate Membership Outreach - (859) 225-6700