2020 Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY • August 11 - 13, 2020

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 11-13, 2020. 

Two Championships are offered in 2020—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

For 2020 only: All horses enrolled in the Green Hunter Incentive program and eligible to compete in a Green Hunter Incentive class are invited to participate in the 2020 Green Hunter Incentive Championships.

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 $268,700 in 2019. 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:

1st 30%
2nd 20%
3rd 15%
4th 9%
5th 7%
6th 6%
7th 5%
8th 4%
9th 3%
10th 1%

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 2020 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 22, 2020. 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 22, 2020. The entry fee, including premium entry fee if applicable, is non-refundable after July 31, 2020. 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 11 - 13, 2020

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2020 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 Festival Horse Show Entry Form

Both entry forms must be submitted to enter the championship and reserve stalls.
Entries are also accepted online. Click here to enter online

› Bluegrass Horse Show Credit Card Authorization Form

› Prize List

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

› Code of Conduct

Prize Money

› W-9

› Owner Prize Money Release

Schedule

Monday, August 10
EventLocationTime
Schooling for all GHIC horsesWalnut Ring8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11
EventLocationTime
Flatwork for 3' & 3'3"Walnut Ring6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Course WalkWalnut Ring8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Opening CeremoniesWalnut Ring8:40 a.m.
First Round for 3' & 3'3"Walnut RingImmediately Following
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following
Wednesday, August 12
EventLocationTime
Flatwork for 3' & 3'3"Walnut Ring6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Course WalkWalnut Ring7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Second Round for 3' & 3'3"Walnut Ring8:30 a.m.
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following
Schooling for 3'6" & 3'9"Walnut RingImmediately Following
Welcome Reception
Green Hunter Incentive Championships & International Hunter Derby
All Green Hunter Championship & Derby Participants Welcome
Gift Bag Pick-up
USHJA Courtyard6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 13
EventLocationTime
Flatwork for 3', 3'3", 3'6" & 3' 9"Walnut Ring6:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Course WalkWalnut Ring7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
First Round for 3'6" & 3'9"Walnut Ring8:30 a.m.
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following
Course WalkWalnut Ring1:30 p.m.
Championship Round for 3' & 3'3"Walnut Ring2:00 p.m.
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following
Course WalkWalnut Ring4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Championship Round for 3'6" & 3'9"Walnut Ring4:50 p.m.
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following

Officials

Judges

Chance Arakelian
Hap Hansen
Scott Hofstetter
Rachel Kennedy
Julie Winkel
Chris Wynne
New Canaan, CT
Encinitas, CA
Ocala, FL
Brookeville, MD
Reno, NV
Virginia Beach, VA

Course Designers

Alan LohmanPoolesville, MD
Danny MooreSpring Hill, FL

Stewards

Diane LandrevilleWellington, FL
Jennifer MattsOakland, NJ

Green Hunter Incentive Championship Ground Jury

Mary Babick, USHJA PresidentFreehold, NJ
Hugh Kincannon, Competition ManagerLexington, KY
Ron Danta,
USHJA IHD Task Force Chair
Rembert, SC
Chris Wynne, JudgeVirginia Beach, VA
Diane Landreville, 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

Show Secretary

Colleen MorrisseyTampa, FL

Announcer

Oliver KennedyBrookeville, MD

Farrier

Jeff ChannellFort Worth, TX

Veterinarian

Holly Helbig, DVM(330) 807-2643

CURRENT
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'0" - 3'3")
(Effective 12/1/2019 through 11/30/2020)

2021
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'0" - 3'3")
(Effective 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2021)

CURRENT
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'6" - 3'9")
(Effective 12/1/2019 through 11/30/2020)

2021
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'6" - 3'9")
(Effective 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2021)