The Pre-Green Incentive Program is an innovative program designed to encourage the development of pre-green horses.
The program is the result of the dedication of numerous USHJA committee members, including Colleen McQuay and Geoff Teall,
diligently working with USHJA leadership and staff. Everyone involved is to be commended for their commitment and financial support
of this program which includes a 2013 Championship held August 14 through 15, 2013, the week of the 2013 USHJA International
Hunter Derby Championship. Money Won program tracking lists honor horses by age and gender, as well as the top Thoroughbred
and American-Bred horses. Rider recognition will be based on overall total money won.
Enrollment and Eligibility to Compete
The Pre-Green Incentive Program is open to horses of any age that are eligible to compete as a pre-green hunter under Federation rules.
A horse's pre-green status which is reinstated in accordance with Federation rules is eligible to compete in a
USHJA Pre-Green Stake Class provided all other requirements have been met.
Horses must be enrolled in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program and pay the annual enrollment fee to participate
in the Pre-Green Stake classes and to be eligible for the Pre-Green Championship. Additionally, horses must be registered
with USHJA and recorded with USEF to participate. Horses must be enrolled in the Pre-Green Incentive Program prior to competing in a
Pre-Green Stake class. Only
horses appearing on the enrolled list are eligible to compete in a Pre-Green Stake class.
Only enrolled horses that have competed in a minimum of two USHJA Pre-Green Stake classes at competitions starting between December
1 and July 31 of the competition year in which the Championship is held, are eligible to compete in the Championship.
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to
enroll his horse in a timely manner in order to be eligible to participate.
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Pre-Green Stake Classes
- Pre-Green Stake classes may be held at any USEF
AA-, A-, B- or C-rated hunter competition or any competition that has been approved for a Special Competition status.
- Each class must offer a minimum of $1,000 in prize money when held at an A- or AA-rated competition or a competition that has been approved for a Special Competition status, and a minimum of $500 in prize money when held at a B- or C-rated competition.
- Horses may be ridden by a professional, junior or amateur.
- There is no limit to the number of horses a rider may compete in the class.