WCHR Enrollment

Join World Championship Hunter Rider


Enrollment valid December 1, 2023, through
November 30, 2024 

2024 WCHR Exhibitor List

All enrollment applications must be completed online and are nonrefundable.

USHJA is not responsible for and cannot honor WCHR enrollment applications that are not completed online.

In order to be eligible for WCHR National and Regional Awards riders and owners must be enrolled in the WCHR program.

Riders and owners must be enrolled in the WCHR program by midnight Eastern Time of the final licensed day of a competition for points from that competition to count toward WCHR standings and awards. Following USEF rules, there is no grace period.

For questions regarding enrollment status, contact Hunter Dept in writing at hunterdept@ushja.org.

Changing a Rider Category

A participant may change their category once during the competition year. All points in the original category are non-transferable and will be forfeited, while points in the new category will be retroactive for the qualifying year. Participants have until June 1 to notify the USHJA of the change in writing. It is recommended that you use a method of delivery which provides delivery confirmation. No category changes will be made after June 1 of the qualifying year. If the final WCHR Event in a region begins prior to June 1, no category changes will be accepted once the final WCHR Event has commenced.

WCHR Category Descriptions

WCHR Regions

The country is divided geographically into eight regions and each participant must declare only one region upon joining.


If a region is not designated on the enrollment application, the home address on the enrollment application will determine the WCHR region. A WCHR Program participant may change his declared region one time during the competition year. Participants may only change their region if they have not competed in a WCHR Event in the region which they originally declared. WCHR points will not be retroactive for the participant’s new region. Participants must send a request for a change of WCHR region to USHJA in writing. It is recommended that a method of delivery which provides delivery conformation be used. USHJA is not responsible for requests not received.

Once a rider has won three cumulative Challenge classes at the WCHR Finals in the same category (Children’s, Junior or Pony only), that rider will be awarded a Silver Medallion and is no longer eligible to compete in that Challenge. The policy is retroactive to the start of the WCHR Program. Developing Professionals, be sure to review the Developing Professional specifications before renewing your enrollment!

Important Registry Information: A Farm/Business Owner membership requirement is still in effect for those owners interested in accumulating points toward Owner awards for horses whose owners of record are farms or businesses. The WCHR Program follows the USEF model by requiring the owner of record of each horse competing to be a current WCHR participant, in order to accumulate points toward WCHR Owner awards and trophies. If a horse's recorded owner is a farm/business, the farm/business must be a current participant of WCHR at the time of competition for owner points earned by that horse to be considered valid. WCHR considers the owner of record to be the owner(s) of record with USEF.

A horse must be ridden by the same rider in all classes throughout its respective section at each WCHR Event (Exception: Under Saddle classes) in order for the points to count. Riders competing on more than one horse will only accrue points earned by their highest placing horse overall in their respective WCHR category at each WCHR Event. Model Classes and Hunter Classics do not count. A Professional and Developing Professional rider's standing will be determined by the total points earned by their highest placing horse overall in one eligible hunter section in which that horse/rider combination competes.

In the event that a Developing Professional's highest placing horse overall at a competition comes from one of the 3'0" or 3'3" WCHR hunter sections, the points earned on that horse count toward their Developing Professional Rider standings. In addition, the points earned on their highest placing horse in a 3'6" or higher WCHR hunter section at that same competition count toward their Professional Rider standings. This may result in a rider's Developing Professional standings differing from their Professional standings.

Points from a rider's top four WCHR Events will be used to determine the National and Regional standings*.
* WCHR Participants only earn points toward Regional Awards by competing at WCHR Events held in their declared region.

Riders can only earn points in one category both nationally and in their declared region. (Exception: Developing Professionals can earn points in the Professional and the Developing Professional Categories in the same competition year).