Part of a series of emails to our exhibitors in an effort to provide helpful information about their interaction with the show office and other staff at the show. If you have a particular question you would like addressed, please feel free to make a suggestion. Please note that every effort is made to ensure that all rule citations are current and correct as of the publishing date, however, USEF and other organizations continuously make rule changes throughout the year and with each new year.
November 2011 Newsletter
Coming Soon to a Show Near You!
Rush Management is pleased to be able to offer its exhibitors three programs in conjunction with developments around the country.
USHJA HIGH PERFORMANCE METER CLUB
USHJA has established the High Performance Meter Club. Riders who place and win money in five (5) different USEF recognized competitions between October 2 through October 1 of the following year, will be awarded a certificate from USHJA and recognition on their web page. Beginning in March, at Tri-State (Cleveland, TN), and being offered at all RMI shows, we will offer a 1.40m USHJA Certification Jumper Class. That means up to eight riders per RMI show are eligible to earn a leg on their annual recognition.
THE JOCKEY CLUB THOROUGHBRED INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) is to encourage the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding, but a registered Thoroughbred regardless of experience is eligible for these classes. The Jockey Club is providing special prizes, ribbons and money purses.
RMI has applied to offer TIP classes beginning at Tri-State. RMI expects to offer TIP Thoroughbred Jumper .90m (2'11") division; three classes and a championship at each show. For hunters, RMI has applied for the TIP Thoroughbred Hunter 3' division; two over fences and an under saddle with a championship at each show. Lastly, at shows March through November, in conjunction with the USEF Hunter Breeding Double Sections, RMI has applied for TIP Thoroughbred Yearling, Two-Year-Old, and Three-Year-Old in hand classes. These TIP classes require each entry to provide the following information for the horse show to report with results:
Horse’s registered name with The Jockey Club
Horse’s Jockey Club registration number or tattoo number
Horse’s sire and dam
USHJA HUNTER CLASSIC
The USHJA Hunter Classic has enjoyed much popularity over the last year. USHJA Hunter Classics may only be offered at A/AA horse shows while traditional division Classics may be offered at AA/A/B/C shows with the same point value available for placing. These classes are open to any horse regardless of background or showing experience. No National HOTY points are awarded for any placing in an USHJA Hunter Classic. A horse may be declared in only one of the following sections at the competition: Pre-Green, Performance Hunter 3’3”, Children’ Pony, Adult Amateur or Amateur Owner 3’3”. Only Juniors or Amateurs may declare for the applicable Children’s, Pony, Adult Amateur or Amateur Owner 3”3” section. The horse/rider combination must otherwise be eligible for the declared section in addition to signing the USHJA Declaration Form. (E.g., a junior rider age 14 may not declare the horse’s bonus points for Children’s Hunter 15-17).
At three “AA” horse shows, RMI will offer a $2500 USHJA Hunter Classic: RMI Mid-Florida I (Ocala, FL-April 18-22), RMI Spring Break (Alpharetta, GA-May 3-7), and at RMI Spring Forward (Alpharetta, GA-May 9-13).
Below is a comparison of points earned by each type of Classic under rules effective December 1, 2011:
RMI is always looking for ways to add value for our exhibitors. If you learn of a program or class that you wish us to consider, please contact us with the information.