COMPETITION MANAGEMENT

Information and forms for horse show management and staff.

UPHA Classics:

Authorization to hold all UPHA Classics classes MUST be obtained through the UPHA National Office.  Please submit the Horse Show Application at least 30 days prior to the start of the show.  The application can be emailed to info@uphaonline.com, faxed:  (859) 255-2774 or mailed to UPHA, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite #2, Lexington, KY 40511. 

UPHA Challenge Cup:

Authorization to hold all UPHA Challenge Cup classes MUST be obtained through the UPHA National Office.  Please submit the Horse Show Application at least 30 days prior to the start of the show.  The application can be emailed to info@uphaonline.com, faxed:  (859) 255-2774 or mailed to UPHA, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite #2, Lexington, KY 40511. 

 

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.

Judges:

 

Open UPHA Challenge Cup qualifying classes (which includes UPHA walk/trot 10 & under) must be judged by an Open Saddle Seat Equitation carded judge [EQ101 this class is not restricted to a breed so GR1004.4 does not apply]

 

Competitions may request a guest card to fulfill this purpose, provided the judge has not already used two guest cards in the Open Saddle Seat Equitation division.

 

Breed UPHA Challenge Cup qualifying classes (which includes the Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup class) may be judged by an Open Saddle Seat Equitation carded judge or a judge licensed in the respective breed.  [GR1004.4 and GR1004.8]

Trophy to be furnished by the show and paid for out of entry fees, but to be ordered through the UPHA Office. Eight (8) places must be tied.

 

Suggested prize list wording for "open" classes: "UPHA Challenge Cup Class. Open to all saddle seat equitation riders, 17 years of age and under (or 14 - 17 years of age, 13 years of age and under, or, in the Adult Challenge Cup class, 18 years of age and over), riding a mare or gelding of any breed. The winner is eligible for either the Chapter and National or Junior UPHA Challenge Cup Championships and will be eliminated from further competition in qualifying classes for the remainder of the current season. Trophy and eight (8) ribbons.

The show must have two (2) saddle seat equitation classes in addition to the Challenge Cup class, with the exception of the shows hosting the Championship classes.

 

The UPHA Challenge Cup is considered a "local" class. Therefore, The United States Equestrian Federation ruling which prohibits pleasure equitation riders from cross-entering between regular and pleasure equitation classes at the same show does not apply.

 

UPHA Challenge Cup judging specifications are to be read by the announcer as the riders enter the ring.

 

Qualifying classes may be held at the same show as the Chapter and National Championships.

 
 

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