the ch/aa guide to year end goals.

breakdown of events and Finals offered for Childrens/Adult Hunter riders. This is not including year end awards for State Associations.

WIHS: League format, finals held at the Washington International Horse Show in October. One class, top 12 out of top 30 in country return for second round and pinning. 10k offered for Final.

membership fee $40.00 apply here:

North American League (NAL): League format as above, finals held at the PA National Horse Show, Harrisburg PA, in October.

membership fee $40.00 apply here:

Marshall and Sterling (M&S): multiple division finals, including CH/AA, and National Finals are held in Mid September in Saugerties NY, Mid West Finals in Wayne, IL.

membership fee $40.00 apply here:

World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR): Multiple division finals held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in October. You must pick a region. Percentages are used to determine finalists.

membership fee $50.00 apply here

Child/Adult championships – new this year. Team championship, Each Zone has an allowance of 2-6 teams they can send depending on the amount of riders in that Zone. South Region Final June 22-26th Atlanta, GA. West Region Final July 20-24th Bend, Oregon. Central Region Final July 13-17th Oklahoma City, OK. North Region Final September 7-11 Wayne, IL. You must apply to be considered a team member. Specifications here:(it’s 11 pages long):

Application Fee $50.00 apply here:

Zone Finals – Each Zone can offer a year end final for divisions they choose, and Zone committees have come up with what they feel suits the riders in that area.  No additional fees required, invitations sent out to compete at a designated Zone show. I can only say check with your Zone committee for details. If there is a Facebook page, like it. Maybe more info will come through in the future via social media…

Virginia Championships – Several divisions offered, may only qualify at Virginia Horse Shows, outstanding prize money is awarded despite the steep $250 division fee. However, every cent is put into the Final, the exhibitors being the only beneficiaries, and it is held directly before the Lexington National Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia in early August. 2015 was inaugural year, and very successful.

Enrollment $250 per division, apply here: or also here you can print an application:

Stirrup Cup Final – Owner, rider, trainer, and horse must be an Active or Life Member of the USEF, and USHJA, qualifying points are distributed only at Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) shows. Minimum 3 shows to be eligible for an award, and each Zone will offer it’s own Final, so you need to stay tuned to your Zone news.

no additional fees – for more info look here :


Ariat Adult Medal and THIS Childrens Medal are both held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show outside of D.C. in October. This is a national medal, and there are no additional fees other than the cost of the class. A predetermined amount (probably top 30) are invited to compete in the final.

Happy Horse Showing



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