National & Regional Awards
Riders and owners who are current World Championship Hunter Rider members earn points toward national awards by competing at any WCHR Member Event held nationwide
and earn points toward regional awards by competing at any WCHR Member Event held within their declared region.
Points from each rider and owner's top four WCHR Member Events held in their declared region will determine WCHR Regional Awards.
Points from each rider and owner's top four WCHR Member Events held nationwide, points earned at the Capital Challenge Horse Show and points earned in each respective Challenge class will determine the WCHR National Awards.
WCHR Rider Awards
Riders competing on more than one horse will only accrue points earned by their highest placing horse overall in their respective WCHR category at each Member Event. Model Classes and Hunter Classics do not count. A Professional and Developing Professional rider's standing will be determined by the total points earned by their highest placing horse overall in one eligible hunter section in which that horse/rider combination competes.
In the event that a Developing Professional's highest placing horse overall at a competition comes from one of the 3'0" or 3'3" WCHR hunter sections, the points earned on that horse count toward their Developing Professional Rider standings. In addition, the points earned on their highest placing horse in a 3'6" or higher WCHR hunter section at that same competition count toward their Professional Rider standings. This may result in a rider's Developing Professional standings differing from their Professional standings.
WCHR Owner Awards
Owner Awards are presented to the top two owners accumulating the most points in the Professional and Developing Professional categories on a Regional and National level. If an owner has more than one horse competing in a Member Event, only the points from his highest placing horse overall, count toward the standings. WCHR considers the owner of record to be the owner(s) of record with USEF. Champion and Reserve Champion to be awarded at the Regional and National level.
If the ownership of a horse changes during the year, the new owner must be a WCHR member also, in order for the previously accumulated owner points to transfer and/or future points to continue to accumulate. Owner points only transfer for the Rox Dene, Alabama Clay and Small Town trophies.
WCHR Trainer Awards
Trainer Awards are presented to the trainers of the top two riders accumulating
the most points in the Amateur Owner 3'6" and 3'3", Adult Amateur, Junior, Children's
and Pony categories on a Regional and National level. Once the regional and national
standings are finalized, each rider is responsible for providing WCHR with the name
of their trainer. Champion and Reserve Champion to be awarded at the Regional and National level.
Champion trainers who are current WCHR members at the time of the award presentation receive
a gift in addition to a championship ribbon.
WCHR is pleased to recognize riders for continued success at the top level of the hunter sport through the newly established Medallion Program. Beginning with the 2013 competition year, WCHR members will be rewarded for consistent success at World Championship Hunter Rider competitions. Starting with the Blue Medallion, progressing through Champion, Bronze, Silver and Gold, and culminating with the Platinum Medallion, WCHR riders will earn these keepsake medallions annually, based on benchmarks of success identified by the WCHR Committee.
More detailed information available soon!
Regional Awards & Regional Coordinators
Each of the eight WCHR regions has a volunteer Regional Coordinator who works on behalf of their
WCHR constituency to coordinate regional awards and awards presentations. Each Regional Coordinator
receives a base awards package from USHJA which is supplemented by their fund-raising efforts.
Please contact your
Regional Coordinator for regional awards information.
*All National Awards will be presented annually at the
Capital Challenge Horse Show.