Equestrian Announces National Hunter Breeding Championship
inaugural Sallie B. Wheeler/USA National Hunter Breeding Championship
will be held August 31, 2002 in conjunction with the Warrenton
Horse Show in Warrenton, Virginia. Classes will be offered for
yearling colts and fillies, two-year-old colts and fillies, three-year-old
colts and fillies and Best Young Horse. The winner will be awarded
the Dave Kelley Perpetual Trophy and will be named USA National
Hunter Breeding Champion. The Belcort Farm Perpetual Trophy will
be presented to the leading handler of the day, and the J. Arthur
Reynolds Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the breeder of
the grand champion.
horse one year to three years of age in accordance with Article
108 of the 2002 USA Equestrian Rule Book, that is in good standing
and recorded with the USA Equestrian, and whose owner is in good
standing and recorded with USA Equestrian, may enter. A panel
of three judges, Rick Abbott, Jack Towell, and Rodney Jenkins
will adjudicate the classes in traditional breeding style.
HOTY points will be awarded to the 1st through 4th place ribbon
winners if there are 1-10 entries and 1st through 6th place ribbon
winners if there are 11 or more entries in their respective classes.
opportunities are still available for this exciting new championship.
If you are interested in sponsorship or in making a donation for
this event please contact Scott Carling in the USA Equestrian
office at 859-225-6928.
you have any questions please contact Whitney Neidert at the USA
Equestrian office at 859-225-6967.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.