Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships

Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare

Coordinated by the USHJA since 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 and 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 both Championships.




East Coast 

Virginia Young Horse Festival 
August 24, 2024 
Virginia Horse Center
Lexington, VA


Texas Rose Classic
September 12, 2024
Texas Rose Horse Park
Tyler, TX

Have a Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships graduate with success in the industry? Submit a photo, along with the horse's breeder and breeding, to to be featured on the graduates page.

Specifications for Sallie B. Wheeler Hunter Breeding 

(Effective 12/1/2022 through 11/30/2023)