Zone 2 Competition

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Zone 2 Horse of the Year Hunter, Jumper & Equitation
August 14-18, 2024
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, PA

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Horse of the Year Hunter Championship

Qualifying Criteria for Hunters

  • 2024 Zone 2 Hunter Qualifying period will run from August 1, 2023 – July 1, 2024.
  • Entries must have earned at least one point in their section to be eligible for the Zone 2 Hunter Championship. Horse and rider must be recorded in Zone 2 and points count from Zone 2, including contiguous states (same as Year End HOTY calculations).  Contiguous States for Zone 2 are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia

Acceptance for Hunters

  • A minimum of 20 horses per section will be accepted based on cumulative points from their top 15 competitions, regardless of Channel, during the qualifying period.
  • The points from the top 15 shows will be calculated cumulatively from their best Channel 1 (Premier and National) and Channel 2 (Regional) competitions into a single point total which will determine their ranking on the qualified list.  Essentially, this remains the same as qualifying prior to the Channeling system. 

Horse of the Year Jumper Championship

  • Entries must have earned at least 20 points in their section during the Qualifying period to be eligible for the Zone 2 Jumper Championship. Horse and rider must be recorded in Zone 2 and points count from Zone 2, including contiguous states (same as Year End HOTY calculations).  Contiguous States for Zone 2 are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia
  • 2024 Zone 2 Jumper Qualifying period will run from August 1, 2023 – July 1, 2024.

Horse of the Year Equitation Championship

  • The USHJA Zone 2 Equitation Championship is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior or amateur member, at the time of the competition, and has placed first in a qualifying Medal class as outlined below since the last day to qualify for the Zone Championship the previous year.
  • Once a rider has won the USHJA Zone 2 Equitation Championship three times, he/she will not be allowed to compete in the respective section again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.
  • 2024 Zone 2 Jumper Qualifying period will run from August 1, 2023 – July 1, 2024.

The USHJA Zone 2 Equitation Championship will be held in 5 sections as follows:

1.Junior Low Child Equitation Championship 2’6”:

  • Junior Riders qualify by placing first in a 2’6” low childrens medal. The medal may be from an USHJA Outreach Horse show or an Affiliated local, regional, or National 2’6” medal at a USEF licensed competition.
  • Rider may not cross enter a USEF Pony Medal, USEF Junior 3’6” Medal, or WIHS Medal at the same show.

2. Low Adult Equitation Championship 2’6”:

  • Adult riders qualify by placing first in a 2’6- medal. The medal may be from an USHJA Outreach Horse show or an Affiliated local, regional, or National 2’6” Adult medal at a USEF licensed competition.
  • Rider may not cross enter a 3’ or higher medal at the same show.

3. Junior 3’ Equitation Championship

  • Junior riders qualify by placing first in a 3’ medal.  The medal may be from an USHJA Outreach Horse show or an Affiliated regional or National Medal program at 3’at a USEF licensed competition.

4. Adult 3’ Equitation Championship 

  • Adult riders qualify by placing first in a 3’ medal.  The medal may be from an USHJA Outreach Horse show, or an Affiliated regional or National Adult Medal program at 3’at a USEF licensed competition. 

5. Childrens Pony Equitation Championship

  •  2’ for Small/Medium ponies; 2’6” for Large ponies 
  • Junior riders qualify by placing first in a USHJA Outreach Medal or an Affiliated local, regional, or National pony Medal at the respective heights at a USEF licensed competition.  
  • Rider may not cross enter into the USEF Pony Medal or WIHS Pony or Childrens Medal at the same show.
  • Competitions will be responsible for submitting a copy of their results electronically within 14 days of the conclusion of the competition to results@ushja.org .  2023 Zone 2 Eq Championship Specifications 2
    • The competitor is directly responsible for ensuring the accuracy of appearance on the qualifying list.  It is the responsibility of the competitor to reach out to the competition regarding submission of results.

 

SPECIFICATIONS - Zone Horse of the Year