Riders and owners who are current World Championship Hunter Rider program earn points toward national awards by competing at any WCHR Event held nationwide and earn points toward regional awards by competing at any WCHR Event held within their declared region.
Points from each rider and owner's top four WCHR Events held in their declared region will determine WCHR Regional Awards.
Points from each rider and owner's top four WCHR Events held nationwide, points earned at the Capital Challenge Horse Show and points earned in each respective Challenge class will determine the WCHR National Awards.
Owner Awards are presented to the top two owners accumulating the most points in the Professional and Developing Professional categories on a Regional and National level. If an owner has more than one horse competing in a WCHR Event, only the points from his highest placing horse overall, count toward the standings. WCHR considers the owner of record to be the owner(s) of record with USEF. Champion and Reserve Champion to be awarded at the Regional and National level.
If the ownership of a horse changes during the year, the new owner must be a WCHR program also, in order for the previously accumulated owner points to transfer and/or future points to continue to accumulate. Owner points only transfer for the Rox Dene, Alabama Clay and Small Town trophies.
Trainer Awards are presented to the trainers of the top two riders accumulating the most points
in the Amateur Owner 3'6" and 3'3", Adult Amateur, Junior 3'6" and 3'3" *, Children's and Pony categories on a Regional and National level. Once the regional and national standings are finalized, each rider is responsible for providing WCHR with the name of their trainer. Champion and Reserve Champion to be awarded at the Regional and National level. Champion trainers who are active WCHR participants at the time of the award presentation receive a gift in addition to a championship ribbon.
Each of the eight WCHR regions has a volunteer Regional Coordinator who works on behalf of their WCHR constituency to coordinate regional awards and awards presentations. Each Regional Coordinator receives a base awards package from USHJA which is supplemented by their fund-raising efforts.
*All National Awards will be presented annually at the Capital Challenge Horse Show.