Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

The Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, from August 15-17, 2023.

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

 

Green Hunter Incentive Tier I Riders

CURRENT
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'0" - 3'3")
(Effective 12/1/2022 through 11/30/2023)

CURRENT
GREEN HUNTER INCENTIVE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(3'6" - 3'9")
(Effective 12/1/2022 through 11/30/2023)

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Schedule of Events

Monday, August 15

Schooling 3'0" & 3'3"Walnut Ring8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16

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 17

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 all GHI Championship horsesWalnut RingImmediately Following

Thursday, August 18

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 Ring8:15 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 Ring4:45 p.m.
Awards PresentationWalnut RingImmediately Following

How To Qualify

Enrolled horses must compete in a minimum of two USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake classes at competitions starting between July 22, 2021, and July 20, 2022, is eligible to qualify for the 2022 Championship.

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.

Green Hunter Incentive Championship
QUALIFYING LIST

Championship Format

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 Rule Book.

Prize Money

The Championship awarded over $257,000 in prize money in 2021. Prize money is distributed among the top 30 in each round.

Sixty percent of annual enrollment fees and 80 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

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

30%

20%

15%

9%

7%

6%

5%

4%

3%

1%

Officials

Judges

Chance Arakelian
New Canaan, CT
Fran Dotoli

Chepachet, RI

Scott Hofstetter
Ocala, FL
Rachel Kennedy
Brookeville, MD
Julie Winkel
Reno, NV
Chris Wynne
Virginia Beach, CA

Course Designer

Bobby MurphyLexington, KY

Stewards

Jennifer MattsOcala, FL
Laura WoodwardLexington, KY

Championship Ground Jury

Hugh Kincannon, Competition ManagerLexington, KY
Mary Knowlton, USHJA PresidentFreehold, NJ
Britt McCormick, USHJA IHD Task Force ChairParker, TX
Fran Dotoli, JudgeChepachet, RI
Laura Woodward, StewardLexington, KY

USHJA Coordinator

Jennifer OstermanLexington, KY

Jumps

Jumps By FuzzyFranklin, TN

Photography

Shawn McMillen Photographyshawnmcmillen.com
(606) 356-0518

Staff

Hugh Kincannon, Competition ManagerLexington, KY
Rob Murphy, Grounds SupervisorLexington, KY
Colleen Morrissey, Show SecretaryTampa, FL
Oliver Kennedy, AnnouncerBrookeville, MD

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 2022 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 27, 2022. 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. Online entries accepted: https://entries.showmanagementsystem.com/login.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 27, 2022. The entry fee, including premium entry fee if applicable, is non-refundable after August 5, 2022. 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

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2022 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 Jennifer Osterman at josterman@ushja.org or 859-225-6703. We hope to see you in Kentucky for the Championships.

Entry

Additional Participation

Prize Money