UPHA Challenge Cup

UPHA Membership Requirements: 

 

All riders must be a current UPHA Member before showing in any UPHA Challenge Cup Classes. All riders ages 17 & under must be a current UPHA Junior Member and all riders ages 18 & over must be a current UPHA Associate Member.

If a riders shows in a UPHA Challenge Cup Class and is not a current member of the UPHA they will be disqualified.

 

Eligibility:

 

Open to all saddle seat equitation riders riding a mare or gelding. Please refer to specific eligibility rules and qualifying procedures governing individual age/breed/divisional programs appearing under the various program headings.

 

A show may offer more than one UPHA Challenge Cup class. Challenge Cup classes may be offered for breed/division and with specified age limits. If age divisions are necessary in 17 and under classes, they must be divided into classes for: 1.) Riders 14 -17; 2.) Riders 13 years of age and under with separate awards in each class. Show management is required to obtain permission from the UPHA Office to hold specific age divisions of Challenge Cup classes.

 

A win of a UPHA Open Challenge Cup class or a breed/divisional Challenge Cup class (Morgan, National Show Horse, Arabian Breeds, Pleasure) eliminates the rider from further competition in that respective class for the remainder of the qualifying season, except in 10 & Under Walk/Trot, Adult, and Exceptional Challenge Cup classes.

Eligibility - The Finals

 

Qualifying Specifications and Procedures for all UPHA Challenge Cup National Finals and Chapter Championships:

 

The Qualifying season for all Championships closes seven (7) days prior to the beginning of the competition at which the Championship is held. At that time, the qualifying season for the following year will begin.

 

When entering Chapter, National or Junior Challenge Cup Finals, riders must indicate on the entry form the competition and location at which they qualified.

 

Morgan, Arabian Breeds, and National Show Horse riders have the option of competing in the open UPHA Challenge Cup National Final or the UPHA Junior Challenge Cup National Final at the American Royal, Kansas City, MO, and in their respective UPHA Breed Challenge Cup National Final, however, they must have separate qualifications for both National Finals. Riders showing in breed restricted UPHA Challenge Cup qualifying classes do not qualify for the Open Finals.

 

UPHA Junior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 13 & under)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under class

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Challenge Cup 13 & Under class

Place first (1st) or second (2nd) in a UPHA Chapter Championship

 

UPHA Senior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 14-17)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th)  in a UPHA  Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

First (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Challenge Cup 14-17 class

Place first (1st) or second (2nd) in a UPHA Chapter Championship

 

UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Junior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 13 & under)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

Place first (1st)  through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Challenge Cup 13 & Under class or 

Place first (1st)  through fourth (4th) in a UPHA  Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

Place first (1st) thru fourth (4th)in a UPHA Challenge Cup 13 & Under class

 

Rider must Qualify for the finals on their respective breed.

 

UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Senior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 14-17)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

First (1st)  through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Morgan, Arabian or National Show Horse Breed Challenge Cup 14-17 class or 

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under class

 

UPHA Walk and Trot National Championship

All ribbon winners in a UPHA Walk Trot Challenge Cup Class will be eligible for the Championship class.

 

UPHA Arabian Breeds Walk and Trot National Championship

All ribbon winners of a UPHA Walk & Trot Challenge Cup class will be eligible for the Championship class.

 

UPHA Pleasure Junior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 13 & under)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th)in a UPHA Pleasure  Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

First (1st) through fourth (4th)in a UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup 13 & Under class or 

Place first (1st)  through fourth (4th) in a UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or 

First (1st) through fourth (4th)in a UPHA Challenge Cup 13 & Under class

 

Eligibility to compete in UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup classes is limited to those riders who show ONLY pleasure equitation horses with full manes and tails with natural carriage of the Saddle Seat breeds during a given competition year.

 

UPHA Pleasure Senior Challenge Cup National Championship (riders 14-17)

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th)in a UPHA Pleasure  Challenge Cup 17 & Under class or

First (1st) through fourth (4th)  in a UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup 14-17 class or 

Place first (1st)  through fourth (4th) in a UPHA  Challenge Cup 17 & Under class

First (1st) through fourth (4th)in a UPHA Challenge Cup  14-17

           

Eligibility to compete in UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup classes is limited to those riders who show ONLY pleasure equitation horses with full manes and tails with natural carriage of the Saddle Seat breeds during a given competition year.

 

UPHA Adult Challenge Cup National Championship

All ribbon winners of a UPHA Adult Challenge Cup class will be eligible for the Championship class.

 

UPHA Chapter Championships

Place first (1st) through fourth (4th) in any UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under, 14-17 and 13 & Under class

Residency requirements pertain only to UPHA Challenge Cup Chapter Championships, Rider must compete within the Chapter in which they reside (residence to be determined by the legal voting residence of the rider’s parent or guardian).

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