Point Based Awards
 

Stirrup Cup Awards

The goal of the awards program is to recognize the accomplishments of USHJA members and to promote the Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) rated competitions. This awards program is a separate program from the USEF Horse of the Year Program. The USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards are an additional and unique awards program that you are automatically enrolled in by being a member of USHJA and competing in Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) rated competitions.

* Note: Due to the use of USHJA Stirrup Cup Specifications by many state and local associations for their high score award programs, until November 30, 2014, competitions may utilize either the 2014 or 2015 USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards specifications for Low Children’s Hunters and Low Adult Hunters. Beginning December 1, 2014, competitions must utilize the 2015 USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards specification for these two sections.


 

2014 Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) Competitions and Standings by Zone

USHJA Zones

Awards will be given to the top eight in each sections in each zone. To receive a Stirrup Cup Award, the horse must have earned points at a minimum of three shows.


Rules

In addition to the specifications listed below, the USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards are governed by the general and division rules as outlined in the USEF Rule Book.

Membership Requirements

To qualify for a USHJA Stirrup Cup Award, a horse’s owner and rider will be required to be Active members of USHJA. Individuals may join via mail, online or at the competition using the competition membership form. However, memberships must be active on or before the first day of the competition, as outlined in the USEF Rule Book. Horses must have a USEF Annual or Life recording that is active on or before the first day of the competition. In addition, all horses are required to have a USHJA horse registration to receive Stirrup Cup Awards points.

Point System

The points will be based on the current increment system for Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) rated competitions established by USEF. Only points earned at Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) USEF-licensed competitions will count for this award program. Points can only be obtained in states within the owner's home zone, which is determined by the owner's USEF point state. The following sections always receive “C” rated points: Children’s Hunter Horse, Children’s Hunter Pony, Adult Amateur Hunter, Pre-Green and Small Hunter.

To receive a Stirrup Cup Award, the horse must have earned points at a minimum of three shows.

   

Competition Year

Points will be earned from September 16 through September 15 of the current competition year. Points may be contested up to October 10 of each competition year; thereafter, points will not be changed.

In any section in which a rider could change sections due to USEF age, the following applies:
In the event an individual changes sections during the awards year due to USEF age, all points accrued from September 15 through November 30 of each awards year shall automatically roll into the new age section on December 1. Example: A rider's USEF age is 35 on September 15 when the USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards year begins, but his USEF age changes to 36 on December 1. If this occurs, points accrued from September 15 to November 30 will roll into the 36-and-older section.

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