ECHSA Rules & Regulations

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Hunter Division/Class Descriptions

Division/Class Name Division/Class Description
Amateur Adult Hunter

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2' 6".

Open to horses ridden by an Adult Amateur as defined in the VHSA Regular Program.

Amateurs on ponies may not accumulate points in this division.

The Adult Amateur Division may only be combined with the Junior/Children’s Division. If the Children’s and Adult Divisions are combined, then it is the Show Secretary’s responsibility to indicate which is the child and which is the adult.

Baby Green Hunter

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2'

Open to horses and ponies in their first or second year of showing over fences.

May trot or canter.

Baby Green Pleasure

No fences

Open to all horses that are competing in their first or second year of showing under saddle.

To be shown at a walk/trot, both directions of the ring with cantering in the second class of the division and judged on the horse's ability to become a good pleasure horse according to the discipline and breed type exhibited.

Green Horse Hunter*

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2' 6".

Open to green horses which is a horse of any age in his first or second year of showing in any classes that require horses to jump the designated height for green horses. A horse’s green status is not affected if the horse has not been shown at more than four (4) competitions prior to September 1 and if it was not shown at that height after September 1 in the same year.

Points for ponies that were ridden by adults will not be recorded.

The Green Horse Division may only be combined with the Green Pony Division if it has not been combined with the Working Hunter Division. If this division is combined with the Green Pony Division, then it is the Show Secretary's responsibility to indicate which is the horse and which is the pony.

Green Pony Hunter*

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2' for Small ponies, 2'3 for medium ponies and 2'6 for large ponies.

Open to green ponies ridden by Juniors. (A green pony is one which is a pony of any age in his first or second year of showing in any classes that require ponies to jump the designated height for green ponies.)

Ponies may only show one year as a Green Pony.

Points for ponies ridden by adults will not be recorded.

The Green Pony Division may only be combined with the Green Horse Division if it has not been combined with the Working Hunter Division. If this division is combined with the Green Horse Division, then it is the Show Secretary's responsibility to indicate which is the horse and which is the pony.

Junior/Children's Hunter*

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2' 6".

Open to horses ridden by anyone undeer the age of 17.

Points for ponies that were ridden by juniors will not accumulate points with the VHSA.

The Junior/Children’s Division may only be combined with the Adult Amateur Division. If the Children’s and Adult Divisions are combined, then it is the Show Secretary’s responsibility to indicate which is the child and which is the adult.

Open Hunter

Fence heights for this division shall be no lower than 2'

Open to all horses/ponies, adults and juniors.

Pleasure Horse*

If applicable, there may be fence heights.

Open to horses shown with hunter tack on the flat and, if applicable, over fences ridden by an Adult. Points for over fences will be accepted along with on the flat only if over fences is currently part of the show’s Hunter Pleasure Division.

Horses shown with hunter tack on the flat

Horses may not cross enter into another VHSA Associate Pleasure Division at same show.

The Adult Hunter Pleasure Horse Division may only be combined with the Junior Hunter Pleasure Horse and/or the Pleasure Pony Hunter Division however, it is the Show Secretary’s responsibility to indicate on the results which is the Adult rider and which is the Junior rider.

Pleasure Pony*

If applicable, there may be fence heights

Open to ponies shown with hunter tack on the flat and, if applicable, over fences, ridden by a Junior. Points for over fences will be accepted along with on the flat only if over fences is currently part of the show’s Hunter Pleasure Division

Ponies shown with hunter tack on the flat, ridden by juniors

The Pleasure Pony Hunter Division may be combined with the Adult Hunter Pleasure Horse Division/Junior Hunter Pleasure Horse however, it is the Show Secretary’s responsibility to indicate on the results which is the Adult rider and which is the Junior rider.

Pony Hunter*

Small Medium Large

Fence heights for this division shall be no lower than Small 2', Medium 2'3" Large 2'6".

Open to ponies ridden by Juniors only.

The Small/Medium Pony Division may be combined with the Large Pony Division and the Green Pony Division. If this division is combined with the Large Pony Division, then it is the Show Secretary's responsibility to indicate the size of each pony.

Short Stirrup Hunter*

Fence heights for this division shall be no lower than 2'

Open to all horses/ponies, adults and juniors. Lead changes may be trotted.

Adults may ride ponies

Special Hunter

Fence heights for this division shall be no lower than 2'

Open to all horses/ponies, adults and juniors. Lead changes may be trotted.

Adults may ride ponies

VHSA Equitation on the Flat*
Adult

Open to amateurs 18 years of age and older.

To be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring and judged on position, control and guidance. Tests 1-19 may be used, excluding those requiring work over fences. Three entries are necessary to fill this class. The rider must be a VHSA member or the points will not count.

If there are insufficient entries, this class may be combined with the Junior Equitation on the Flat 15-17 and/or the Junior Equitation on the Flat 14 & Under.

VHSA Equitation on the Flat*
15 to 17 years of age

Open to those who are 15 to 17 years of age.

To be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring and judged on position, control and guidance. Tests 1-19 may be used, excluding those requiring work over fences. Three entries are necessary to fill this class. The rider must be a VHSA member or the points will not count.

If there are insufficient entries, this class may be combined with the Junior Equitation on the Flat 14 & under and/or the Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat.

VHSA Equitation on the Flat*
14 years of age and under

Open to riders who have not reached their 15th birthday by December 1st of the calendar year.

To be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring and judged on position, control and guidance. Tests 1-19 may be used, excluding those requiring work over fences. Three entries are necessary to fill this class. The rider must be a VHSA member or the points will not count.

If there are insufficient entries, this class may be combined with the Junior Equitation on the Flat 15-17 and/or the Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat.

VHSA Eq over Fences*
Adult

Jump heights can be determined by each show.In order to accrue VHSA Associate points the height for this class shall be no lower than 2'6".

Open to Adult Amateur VHSA members mounted on horses.

The judges may select at least one-fourth of the class to show at a walk, trot, and canter and to perform additional tests at the judge’s discretion.

Shows are allowed to combine any of the three Equitation classes, however, the secretary must specify on the results sheet by each rider’s name as to which class points should be applied to (i.e., Pony, Junior or Adult).

A rider can only participate in one Associate Equitation Class per show, with the exception of the VHSA Equitation on the Flat Class.

VHSA Eq over Fences*
Children's/Junior

Jump heights can be determined by each show. In order to accrue VHSA Associate points the height for this class shall be no lower than 2'6".

Open to Junior VHSA memberss mounted on horses

The judges may select at least one fourth of the class to show at a walk, trot, and canter and to perform additional tests at the judge’s discretion.

Shows are allowed to combine any of the three Equitation classes, however, the secretary must specify on the results sheet by each rider’s name as to which class points should be applied to (i.e., Pony, Junior or Adult).

A rider can only participate in one Associate Equitation Class per show, with the exception of the VHSA Equitation on the Flat Class.

VHSA Eq over Fences*
Pony

Jump heights can be determined by each show. In order to accrue VHSA Associate points the heights for this class shall be no lower than small 2', medium 2'3", and large 2' 6"'

Open to Junior VHSA members mounted on ponies

The judges may select at least one-fourth of the class to show at a walk, trot, and canter and to perform additional tests at the judge’s discretion. Shows are allowed to combine any of the three Equitation classes, however, the secretary must specify on the results sheet by each rider’s name as to which class points should be applied to (i.e., Pony, Junior or Adult).

A rider can only participate in one Associate Equitation Class per show, with the exception of the VHSA Equitation on the Flat Class.

VHSA Associate Thoroughbred Hunter*

Fence heights for this division shall be no lower than 2'6

The VHSA Associate Thoroughbred Hunter Division is limited to horses who are registered with or are eligible to be registered with the Jockey Club.

The VHSA Associate Thoroughbred Hunter Division may not be combined with any other VHSA Associate recognized division.

Working Hunter*

Fence height for this division shall be no lower than 2' 6".

Open to animals that are not entered in a pony division at the same show.

The Working Hunter Division can be combined with the Green Horse division in order to make either of the two divisions fill. Each to jump their respective height and judged together.