WCHR Finals & Hunter Spectaculars

Join us at the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

For the 22nd year, riders will compete all week to qualify for a spot in the coveted Saturday night class under the lights during Week 6 of the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.

Spectators of the event are invited to enjoy the best seats in the house at the Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular Gala, which celebrates the history of the WCHR Program.

Tables and tickets are available online at www.ushja.org/wchrspectacular.

Liza Boyd Claims WCHR Pro Finals Victory at Capital Challenge

Liza Boyd and Stella Styslinger's O'Ryan. Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

Upper Marlboro, Md.–Oct. 6, 2017–Professional hunter competition concluded on Friday, October 6, at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by World Equestrian Center, with the heralded $5,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Professional Finals. The top six professional hunter riders in the country went head-to-head over three rounds, before Liza Boyd of Camden, S.C., emerged victorious.

Liza Boyd, Victoria Colvin, Tracy Fenney, John French, Scott Stewart, and Hunt Tosh each contested the first two rounds on a borrowed horse donated for the class before bringing a horse of their own into the ring for the third and final handy round. Read more

Tracy Fenney and MTM Outbid Are Tops in $25,000 WCHR Professional Challenge at Capital Challenge Horse Show

Tracy Fenney and MTM Outbid. Credit: Jump Media LLC/USHJA Archives

Upper Marlboro, Md.–Oct. 4, 2017–Professional hunter riders highlighted the schedule on Wednesday at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, presented by World Equestrian Center. Tracy Fenney and MTM Outbid were victorious in the $25,000 WCHR Professional Challenge, sponsored by The Gochman Family. In the $5,000 WCHR Developing Pro Challenge, sponsored by the John R. Ingram Fund, Dominique Damico and Rockette took the top spot.

The $25,000 WCHR Professional Challenge had 31 entries in the first round, which ran on Wednesday afternoon. Twelve returned for the second round in the evening session.

Fenney, of Flower Mound, Texas, and MTM Outbid went tenth in the order and had a fantastic opening round. With an average score of 90, they sat in second place going into the night class. Fenney was happy that she did not have to go at the end of the class. Read more

The USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Program was founded in 1992 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals in 1992 the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for Professionals, Developing Professionals, Amateur Owners, Adult Amateurs, Juniors, Children and Pony riders. WCHR Program Members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. In 1997 the inaugural WCHR Spectacular was such a success that it became one of the feature events of the WCHR Program drawing top competition from across the country. The USHJA WCHR Program continues growing in size and popularity from year to year.

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