At the conclusion of each competition year, USHJA recognizes the one adult amateur rider
in each of the 12 zones, who has accumulated the most Zone Horse of the Year bonus points in their
respective adult amateur section, through competing in the USHJA National Hunter Derby classes. Each
high-point rider is awarded a Charles Owen helmet.
USHJA recognizes the top 10 horses on the National Horse Standings List and the top 10 riders on the National Rider Standings
List annually. USHJA National Hunter Derby Money Won is also tracked in each zone by horse and rider. Ribbons and trophies are
mailed to the recipients once the standings lock at the end of the competition year. National award winners are recognized through
10th place while zone award winners are recognized through 6th place.