Individual and Division Descriptions:

  • Lead Line. Open to riders under age 8 who have never show in W/T or higher.

  • Unrestricted W/T poles and Xrails. Open to horses and ponies ridden by riders of all ages and any experience.  To be judged on performance, soundness, manners, way of going

  • Walk/Trot Equitation. Open to riders of any age who have never shown over fences or in a class requiring them to canter (except Cross-Rail Equitation). Ground pole trotting is permitted.

  • Cross-Rail Equitation. Open to riders of any age who have not shown at a canter over a course of fences 18" or higher. Trotting is not penalized. Cantering is permitted on the flat in small groups (five or less) only. (Showing in this division does not affect a rider's eligibility for Walk/Trot Equitation.)

  • Future Hunters. Open to riders of any age or beginner horses or ponies that have never shown over 2'0". Horses and ponies may not cross enter into any other over fence classes except walk trot or crossrails. Fence height 1'6"-2'0". *

  • Nest Open Equitation - Open to horses and ponies ridden by riders of all ages and any experience.  To be judged on performance, soundness, manners, way of going. Fence height 2'0".

  • Short Stirrup/Limit Rider Equitation. Open to riders eligible for the Short Stirrup and Limit Rider Divisions. Short Stirrup Equitation riders may cross-enter into the 11 and Under Equitation classes if it does not require them to jump 2'6" or higher. Fence height - 1'6" to 2'3" for both the Short Stirrup riders and for Limit Riders, no combinations.

  • Short Stirrup Hunter Division. Open to horses and ponies ridden by junior exhibitors eleven years of age and under. Limited to riders who have never shown over fences 2'6" or higher or in any pony hunter/jumper division. Fence height - 1'6" to 2'3".

  •  Limit Rider Hunter Division. Open to horses and ponies ridden by exhibitors twelve years of age and over. Limited to riders who have never shown over fences 2'6" or higher or in any pony hunter/jumper division. Fence height - 1'6" to 2'3".

  • 11 Years and Under Equitation. Fence height - 2'0" to 2'6", no combinations. Exception: ponies may jump their respective fence height.

  • Very Low Hunter Non-Pro. Open to all horses and riders except for professionals. Fence height 2'0". *

  • Children's Pony Hunter Division. Open to ponies ridden by a Junior Exhibitor. Riders may not cross enter into any classes in which fences exceed 3'3" at the same show, except Medal classes, age group equitation classes and Children's Jumper classes. Ponies may not compete in the Children's section if also entered in the pony division at the same show. The combination pony/rider is not eligible for USEF rated classes at the same show. To be judged on performance, soundness, manners, way of going, and suitability as a Children's Hunter Pony. To be offered at two heights: fences 2' for small and medium and 2'6" for large ponies; spreads not to exceed height of fence. Ponies need not be jogged for soundness. No in and outs. Zone award will be presented annually as two sections: small/medium and large. If this division does not fill it may be combined with the Children’s Hunter horse.

  • 12 Through 14 Years Equitation. Fence height – 2'6"-3'0" at show management’s discretion.  All exhibitors in the class must jump the same height.  Exception:  ponies may jump their respective fence height.

  • Intermediate Children's Hunter Division. Open to horses and ponies ridden by junior riders according to USEF rules. Cross Entry: Riders may not cross-enter at the same show into the Children's Hunter, Pony Hunter or any class/section where fences exceed 2'9" (Exception: 3'0" Equitation). Height of Fences: 2'6".

  • Intermediate Adult Hunter Division. Eligibility: Open to horses and ponies ridden by adult riders who are considered amateurs according to USEF rules. Cross Entry: Rider may not cross enter into any class or section at the same competition where the fences exceed 2'9" (Exception: 3'0" Equitation). Height of Fences: 2'6".

  • Intermediate Children's Equitation. Open to riders eligible for the Intermediate Children's Divisions. Fence height - 2'6". Cannot be combined with any other age group equitation. If this division is offered at the show, riders in this division may only cross enter into any other age group equitation division that does not require them to jump 2'6" or higher.

  • Intermediate Adult Equitation. Open to riders eligible for the Intermediate Adult Divisions. Fence height - 2'6". Cannot be combined with any other age group equitation. If this division is offered at the show, riders in this division may not cross enter into any other age group equitation division.

  • Baby Green Hunter Division: A Baby Green Hunter is a horse or pony of any age in its first or second year of showing at 2'6", and has never competed over fences higher than 2'6". A horse is eligible for the OHJA year-end awards for either or both of two consecutive years. Once a horse has shown in the PreGreen Hunter division, it may no longer compete in the Baby Green Hunter division.

  • Special Hunter Division. Open to all horses and ponies. Fence height - 2'6". *

  • Aged Equitation Division. The Equitation Division is split into the following age groups (11 and Under, 12-14, 15-17, and Adult).Classes should be offered as specified below, but may be combined as needed if entries are limited

  • 15 Through 17 Years Equitation. Fence height - 3'0" to 3'6".

  •  Adult Equitation. For adults eighteen years of age and over. Fence height - 3'0" to 3'6".

  • Children’s Hunter Horse Division. To be ridden by exhibitors who have not reached their 18th birthday by December 1 of the current competition year. Cross Entry: Riders entered in Children’s Hunter Horse sections may not compete in any other class in which the obstacles exceed 3'5" at the same competition (exception: Equitation classes up to 3'9", Jumper classes 1.20m and lower, Junior Hunter sections, USHJA National Hunter Derby Classic and USHJA International Hunter Derby). A Children’s Hunter Horse rider may only compete one different horse in the Junior Hunter Sections. A Junior Hunter rider may only compete one different horse in the Children’s Hunter Horse section. Horses entered in Children’s Hunter classes may not cross enter into Junior Hunter sections at the same competition. Riders entered in the Children’s Hunter Horse section may only compete on one Children’s Hunter Pony at the same competition.

  • Adult Amateur Hunter Division. To be ridden by Amateurs who are no longer eligible to compete as Junior Exhibitors. Riders may not compete in any other classes at the same competition where fences exceed 3'3", except the Adult Amateur Jumper and Amateur Owner Hunter. Any rider showing in the Amateur Owner Hunter division may compete 1 different horse in the Adult Amateur Hunter division and must own or have an USEF registered lease of said horse. Fences to be set between 2'9" to 3'0"; spreads not to exceed fence height. Ponies may be shown by Adults, suitability to count. Entries need not be jogged for soundness. An unrestricted Children's/Adult Hunter division may be offered and be open to all Amateurs and Juniors and fences are not to exceed 3'3".

  • Low Hunter Division. Open to horses and ponies in any classification of showing. Fence height - 3'0".

  • Junior Hunter Division. Open to horses ridden by a junior exhibitor. Fence height - 3'3" to 3'6".

  • Amateur-Owner Hunter Division. Open to horses ridden by an amateur owner or an amateur member of the owner's family, eighteen years of age and older. Fence height – 3’3”-3’6”

  • Performance Working Hunter Division.  Open to all horses.  No restrictions by previous show history. Fence height 3'3" to 3'6". 

  • Thoroughbred Hunter. Open to ‘Thoroughbred’ horses that are in possession of Breed Registry papers. All horse shows must require riders to verify registration on the day of the horse show through one of the following methods: The Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration or lip tattoo with the 5-cross pedigree and a successful tattoo lookup from The Jockey Club’s Tattoo Identification Services (located at www.registry.jockeyclub.com). If neither of the above is available a letter from The Jockey Club verifying the horse’s identity is acceptable. Fences set at 2'6" or 3'0". Spreads not to exceed fence height. Cross entry into other sections is allowed. If a 2'6" and 3'0" section is offered for this division at the same show an individual horse may only accumulate points in one of the sections. *

  • The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Thoroughbred – High Hunter Award is offered at 3’0” and above. The award will be given to the Hunter Thoroughbred at the horse show accumulating the most points toward the award in Hunter classes at or above the stated height. 

  • The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Thoroughbred – Intermediate Hunter Award will be given to the Hunter Thoroughbred at the horse show accumulating the most points toward the award in Hunter classes at 2’6” 

  • The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Thoroughbred – Low Hunter Award is offered at 18”- 2’0”. The award will be given to the Hunter Thoroughbred at the horse show accumulating the most points toward the award in Hunter classes below the stated height. o

  • The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Thoroughbred – High Jumper Award is offered at 2'6" and above. The award will be given to the Jumper Thoroughbred at the horse show accumulating the most points toward the award in Jumper classes at or above the stated height. 

  • The Jockey Club T.I.P. High Point Thoroughbred – Low Jumper Award is offered at an option of two heights – either below 1.20m or below 2’6”. The award will be given to the Jumper Thoroughbred at the horse show accumulating the most points toward the award in Jumper classes below the stated height. A high point ribbon will be provided for each award.

  • Debut Jumper Division. Open to all horses and riders with limited experience. Fences will be 2’3” with spreads not to exceed the height of the fence. May cross enter into Hopeful Jumper.

  • Hopeful Jumper Division. Open to all horses and riders. Fences will be 2’6” with spreads not to exceed fence height. May cross enter into Debut Jumper. To be run under USEF specifications set by sanctioned shows.

  • Intermediate Children's/Adult Jumper Division. To be ridden by an intermediate junior or adult rider as defined by the intermediate children’s and adult hunter division. Cross-entering into the Children’s/Adult Jumper division on any horse at the same show is not allowed. Fence height - 2'6" to 2'9" or .77m to .83m.

  • Low TB Jumper Division. Open to ‘Thoroughbred’ horses that are in possession of Breed Registry papers. All horse shows must require riders to verify registration on the day of the horse show through one of the following methods: The Jockey Club Certificate of Foal Registration or lip tattoo with the 5-cross pedigree and a successful tattoo lookup from The Jockey Club’s Tattoo Identification Services (located at www.registry.jockeyclub.com). If neither of the above is available a letter from The Jockey Club verifying the horse’s identity is acceptable. Fences set at 2'6" or 3'0". Spreads not to exceed fence height. Cross entry into other sections is allowed. If a 2'6" and 3'0" section is offered for this division at the same show an individual horse may only accumulate points in one of the sections. *

  • Novice Children’s/Adult Jumpers. Open to horses and riders who qualify for the children and adult jumper divisions. Fences 3'0".

  • Low Children's/Adult Jumper Division. Open to horses and ponies ridden by a junior or amateur rider. Horse/rider combinations may not cross enter into any Junior or Amateur Owner Jumper section at the same show. Riders may cross enter into Low Junior, Low Amateur Owner or Jumper section if offered on a different horse at the same show. Riders may not compete above 1.30m (4'3") in any open class at the same show. Sections may be divided by age of rider or by horse/pony, if so stated in the prize list. In order for points to count if a high and low section is offered for this division at the same show an individual horse or pony may only compete in one of the sections. Fences to be set at 3'0" to 3'3" or 0.91m to 1.00m. May be combined with High Children's/Adult Jumpers, if entries warrant. If divisions are combined, and no fence height is reported, points earned will be awarded towards year end standings in the Low division

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