Green Hunter Incentive Program
The Green Hunter Incentive Program (formerly Pre-Green Incentive Program) is an innovative program designed to encourage the development of green horses.
The program is the result of the dedication of numerous USHJA committee members, including Colleen McQuay and Geoff Teall,
diligently working with USHJA leadership and staff. Everyone involved is to be commended for their commitment and financial support
of this program which includes an annual Championship held the same week as the USHJA International
Hunter Derby Championship. Money Won program tracking lists honor horses by age and gender, as well as the top Thoroughbred
and American-Bred horses. Rider recognition will be based on overall total money won.
Enrollment and Eligibility to Compete
The Green Hunter Incentive Program is open to horses of any age that are eligible to compete as a green hunter under Federation rules.
Horses must be enrolled in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Program and pay the annual enrollment fee to participate
in the Green Hunter Stake classes and to be eligible for the Green Hunter Championship. Additionally, horses must be registered
with USHJA and recorded with USEF to participate. Horses must be enrolled in the Green Hunter Incentive Program prior to competing in a
Green Hunter Stake class.
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to
enroll his horse in a timely manner in order to be eligible to participate.
Green Hunter Stake Classes
- Green Hunter Stake classes may be held at any USEF Premier, National, Regional I or Regional II hunter competition or any competition that has been approved for a Special Competition status.
- Each class must offer a minimum of $1,000 in prize money when held at a Premier or National competition or a competition that has been approved for a Special Competition status, and a minimum of $500 in prize money when held at a Regional I or Regional II competition.
- Horses may be ridden by a professional, junior or amateur.
- There is no limit to the number of horses a rider may compete in the class.