Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships

For horses competing at 3'0", 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9"

The Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on August 14-16, 2018, with a new section of fence heights. The Championships are for Green Hunters competing at 3', 3'3", 3'6" or 3'9".

Two Championships are offered in 2018—one for Green Hunters competing at 3'0" and 3'3", and one for Green Hunters competing for 3'6" or 3'9".

How To Qualify

Enrolled horses must compete in a minimum of two USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake classes at competitions starting between December 1, 2016, and July 25, 2018, is eligible for the 2018 Championship to qualify for the Championships.

Championship Format

Green Hunter Incentive Championship
QUALIFYING LIST

3'0"/3'3" Championship Format

The 3'0"/3'3 Championships consists of three rounds offered at both 3'0" and 3'3", and riders choose the height at which their horse(s) compete. All horses compete in the first two rounds, in which they receive numerical scores. The 30 horses, including those tied for 30th, with the highest combined scores from the first two rounds, advance to the third round, where they start with a clean slate.

3'6"/3'9" Championship Format

The 3'6"/3'9" Championships consists of two rounds offered at both 3'6" and 3'9", and riders declare the height at which their horse(s) compete. All horses compete in the first round, in which they receive numerical scores. The 30 horses, including those tied for 30th, with the highest scores from the first round, advance to the second round, where they start with a clean slate.

*Please note that Green Hunters must compete at the height they are eligible for according to the USEF rulebook.

Prize Money

The Championship prize money topped $218,000 in 2017. Prize money is distributed among the top 30 in each round.

Sixty-five percent of annual enrollment fees and 70 percent of the entry fees make up the total prize money for the Championship less $25,000 allocated toward the Green Hunter Incentive Regional Championships. Enrollment and entry fees for the 3'6"/3'9" Green Hunters make up the 3'6"/3'9" championship prize money. Enrollment and entry fees for the 3'0"/3'3" Green Hunters make up the 3'0"/3'3" championship prize money.

80% of the total prize money for the 3'/3'3" Championship will be awarded to the top 30 as follows:

  • 20% of the total prize money will be awarded to the top 30 horses in the First Round
  • 20% of the total prize money will be awarded to the top 30 horses in the Second Round
  • 40% of the total prize money will be awarded to the top 30 horses in the Overall 3'0"/3'3" GHIP Championship standings

80% of the total prize money for the 3'6"/3'9" Championship will be awarded to the top 30 as follows:

  • 40% of the total prize money will be awarded to the top 30 horses in the First Round
  • 40% of the total prize money will be awarded to the top 30 horses in the Second Round

Tier II

  • 20% of the 3'0"/3'3" Championship prize money will be awarded to the top 10 Tier II riders participating in the GHIP 3'/3'3" Championship according to the highest combined scores from Round 1 and Round 2.
  • 20% of the 3'6"/3'9" Championship prize money will be awarded to the top 10 Tier II riders participating in the GHIP 3'6"/3'9" Championship according to the highest scores from Round 1.

Tier II prize money will be awarded as follows:

1st30%
2nd20%
3rd15%
4th9%
5th7%
6th6%
7th5%
8th4%
9th3%
10th1%

Green Hunter Incentive
TIER I RIDERS

Note: All riders not listed as Tier I are considered Tier II for the Championship.

Enrollment and Entry Fees

Horses must be enrolled in the Green Hunter Incentive Program prior to entering the Championship, and the $850 class entry fee must be submitted with the entry forms.

In addition to the standard qualifying process, USHJA created the Premium Entry Option to enable owners to enter horses in the Green Hunter Incentive Championship that for various reasons, were not able to qualify through the standard process. The Premium Entry Option consists of a $3,000 Premium Entry Fee, which must be paid in full at the time of entry, 100 percent of which will be added to the prize money of the Green Hunter Incentive Championship. Competitors using the Premium Entry Option to qualify will still pay the enrollment fee and entry fee.

Invitations to Compete

USHJA will email invitations to compete in the 2018 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships to recorded owners and riders of qualified horses in June. The invitation will include links to the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship entry form and the entire online prize list. Invitations will be issued weekly as horses continue to qualify.

Entry Deadline

Entries close on July 25, 2018. Exhibitors are required to complete both the Championship entry form and the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show entry form. All entry forms, entry fees, stall fees, drug fees, night watch fees and all other applicable fees are paid to the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. The entry forms must be mailed to the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show at 3005 Montavesta Rd, Lexington, KY 40502.

Entries must be received in the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show office or postmarked by July 25, 2018. The entry fee, including premium entry fee if applicable, is non-refundable after August 3, 2018. The ground jury reserves the right to accept or refuse entries after the closing date due to extenuating circumstances, on a case by case basis, and late entries are not guaranteed. If permitted, late entries will incur a $250 late entry fee. It is recommended that you use a method of delivery which provides delivery confirmation.

Exhibitor Information

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY • August 14 - 16, 2018

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2018 Platinum Performance/ USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship. In order to facilitate your championship participation, please find the relevant forms and information below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Katie Patrick at kpatrick@ushja.org or 859-225-6725. We hope to see you in Kentucky for the Championships.

Entry

› Green Hunter Incentive Championship Entry Form

› Bluegrass Horse Show Entry Form

Both entry forms must filled out and returned to The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, 3005 Montavesta Road, Lexington, KY 40502 no later than July 25, 2018. The entry fee for the Championship class and all other applicable fees (e.g., Federation fees, stall fees, et cetera) must be paid to The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. The entry fee is non-refundable after August 3, 2018.

› Prize List

› Specifications: 3'0"/3'3" | 3'6"/3'9"

› Schedule

› Code of Conduct

› Bio Forms

Additional Participation

› VIP Table

Prize Money

› W-9

› Owner Prize Money Release

Schedule and Spectator Information

Tuesday, August 14
Event Location Time
Flatwork for 3' & 3'3" Walnut Ring 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Course Walk Walnut Ring 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies Walnut Ring 8:40 a.m.
First Round for 3' & 3'3" Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Awards Presentation Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Wednesday, August 15
Event Location Time
Flatwork for 3' & 3'3" Walnut Ring 6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Course Walk Walnut Ring 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Second Round for 3' & 3'3" Walnut Ring 8:30 a.m.
Awards Presentation Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Schooling for 3'6" & 3'9" Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Welcome Reception
Green Hunter Incentive Championships & International Hunter Derby
All Green Hunter Championship & Derby Participants Welcome
Gift Bag Pick-up
USHJA Courtyard 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 16
Event Location Time
Flatwork for 3', 3'3", 3'6" & 3' 9" Walnut Ring 6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Course Walk Walnut Ring 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
First Round for 3'6" & 3'9" Walnut Ring 8:30 a.m.
Awards Presentation Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Course Walk Walnut Ring 1:30 p.m.
Championship Round for 3' & 3'3" Walnut Ring 2:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation Walnut Ring Immediately Following
Course Walk Walnut Ring 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Championship Round for 3'6" & 3'9" Walnut Ring 4:50 p.m.
Awards Presentation Walnut Ring Immediately Following

Spectator Information

August 14-16, 2018, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY

Tickets: There is no admission fee to watch the Green Hunter Incentive Championship.

Parking Fee: $5 daily

Ring: Walnut Ring

Please stop by the USHJA Headquarters located on Cigar Lane for a tour of the Wheeler Museum.

Hotels

Approximately 4 miles away:
Clarion Hotel - (859) 233-0512
Four Points Sheraton – (859) 259-1311
Embassy Suites – (859) 455-5000
Marriott Griffin Gate – (859) 231-5100

Approximately 5-6 miles away:
Residence Inn – (859) 231-6191
Courtyard By Marriott – (859) 253-4646
Ramada Conference Center of Lexington – (859) 299-1261
Hampton Inn – (502) 867-4888
Microtel Inn by Wyndham Georgetown - (502) 868-8000
Candlewood Suites Lexington - (859) 967-1940

Officials

Judges

Chance Arakelian
Carleton Brooks
Shane George
Holly Orlando
Bobbie Reber
Chris Wynne
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Encinitas, CA
Magnolia, TX
Wellington, FL
Langely, BC
Virginia Beach, VA

Course Designers

Bobby MurphyLexington, KY

Stewards

Karen GoldingWellington, FL
Peter LaneWellington, FL

Derby Championship Ground Jury

Mary Babick, USHJA PresidentFreehold, NJ
Hugh Kincannon, Competition ManagerLexington, KY
Ron Danta,
USHJA IHD Task Force Chair
Rembert, SC
Bobbie Reber, JudgeLangely, BC
Peter Lane, StewardWellington, FL

USHJA Coordinator

Katie PatrickLexington, KY

Jumps

Jumps by FuzzyFranklin, TN
CCI JumpsPorter, TX

Photographer

Shawn McMillen Photographyshawnmcmillen.com

Official Broadcast

EQSportsNeteqsports.net

Staff

Competition Manager

Hugh KincannonLexington, KY

Grounds Supervisor

Rob MurphyLexington, KY

Announcer

Brian LookabillLexington, KY

Orders and Results

First Round 3'0" / 3'3" - Tuesday, August 14

  • Order of Go
  • Course
  • Results

Second Round 3'0" / 3'3" - Wednesday, August 15

  • Order of Go
  • Course
  • Results
  • Cumulative Score

Championship Round 3'0" / 3'3" - Thursday, August 16

  • Order of Go
  • Course
  • Results
  • Bonus Awards

First Round 3'6" / 3'9"- Thursday, August 16

  • Order of Go
  • Course
  • Results

Championship Round 3'6" / 3'9"- Thursday, August 16

  • Order of Go
  • Course
  • Results

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