USHJA Outreach: Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions about Outreach Competitions. If you have additional questions, not addressed here, please reach out to us during normal business hours at (859) 225-6735.

 

+ Who can host Outreach Competitions?

Outreach shows may be offered as a Category 1 or Category 2 competition. Outreach show organizers must apply to the USHJA in order to be given USHJA Outreach approval. Outreach shows must meet all the requirements and deadlines set forth by the USHJA. Shows must apply to the USHJA before publishing their prize list. Shows must receive USHJA approval (written/email) before announcing that the show is approved as a USHJA Outreach Show. This includes, but is not limited to the prize list, websites, calendar listings, press releases, etc. Shows submitting complete applications will get notification from the USHJA within fourteen days. Incomplete applications may take longer. At a minimum, shows must apply for Outreach approval 30 days before the start of the show.

 

+ Do you have to be a USHJA Member to participate in Outreach Competitions?

Riders competing in Outreach Hunter and Jumper classes do not have to be USHJA members. To be eligible for USHJA Outreach points and year end awards, or to enter an Outreach medal class, riders must be a USHJA member (Outreach level or higher). Horses are not required to be registered with USHJA to compete in Outreach classes

 

+ What is the difference between a Category 1 or Category 2 competition?

Category 1 Outreach shows are not held in conjunction with a USEF rated show. Category 2 shows are held in conjunction with a USEF rated show.

 

+ How much does it cost to host Outreach Competitions?

Category 1: $25 per competition day plus $2 per horse entered.
Category 2: $100 per competition plus $2 per horse entered.

 

+ Do Outreach classes have to be held in a separate ring?

No, they do not.

 

+ Who can compete in hunter sections?

Riders competing in Outreach Hunter and classes do not have to be USHJA members. However to be eligible for USHJA Outreach points and year end awards, or to enter an Outreach medal class, riders must be a USHJA member (Outreach level or higher).

 

+ Who is eligible for medal sections?

Riders must have at least a USHJA Outreach membership to enter the USHJA Outreach Medal Classes.

 

+ Who is eligible for jumper sections?

Riders competing in Outreach Jumper classes do not have to be USHJA members. However, to be eligible for USHJA Outreach points and year end awards, or to enter an Outreach medal class, riders must be a USHJA member (Outreach level or higher).

 

+ How are year-end awards determined?

Points are earned only in a member’s home zone. If a member changes zones, because of school, work, or otherwise, he must request permission change his home zone to the USHJA in writing in order for his points to follow him. Points will follow the USHJA competition year, December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018.1.Year-end high-point awards will be awarded to the top six placings per Zone in each Outreach section at the end of each competition year. USHJA will provide certificates of merit in three categories in each USHJA Outreach section or class. Bronze Level riders must earn at least 30 points during the competition year. Silver Level riders must earn at least 50 points during the competition year. Gold Level riders must earn at least 75 points during the competition year. Certificates will be awarded by zone, and if a zone banquet is held, the zone committee is strongly encouraged to present USHJA Outreach certificates during the banquet. Otherwise certificates will be mailed. When a rider achieves Bronze the USHJA will mail the certificate at that time. Presentations of Silver and Gold certificates will be awarded at the end of the year.