Coordinated by the USHJA in 2019, the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships aim to increase awareness of the Hunter Breeding sport and provide an arena for handlers, owners and breeders to showcase their talented young horses.
The Championships are open to yearlings, two-year-olds, three-year-olds and four-year-olds of any breed that have a current USEF Horse Recording and are registered with the USHJA. Classes include an Amateur/Junior Handler class, Three-Year-Old or Four-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle, Three-Year-Old Hunter Hack Classes and Four-Year-Old Conformation Over Fences classes.
Both the owner and the handler must be members in good standing with USEF and USHJA on or before the first day of the Championships. Classes are judged on athleticism, conformation, way of moving, quality, substance and suitability to become hunters. The same judges will officiate at both Championships, and an Overall Champion will be named following the West Coast Championship.
Virginia Young Horse Festival
Showpark Summer Classic
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