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Hope Glynn and King's Peak Crowned Champions in USHJA WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular

Under a starry California sky Hope Glynn and King's Peak claimed victory in the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider West Coast Hunter Spectacular at the Flintridge Spring Classic in La Canada Flintridge, CA.


This marked the second year for the West Coast Hunter Spectacular and a second win for Glynn who won the inaugural class in 2013 with mount Woodstock. The pair returned ready to defend their champion title, but the night belonged to the King.


The Penngrove, CA based Glynn, partnered with Emma Waldfogel's 12-year-old Warmblood gelding King's Peak added a beautiful second-round performance that pushed her total to 174.12 points to win the $30,000 WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular. Glynn also claimed another top 12 position finishing in third place aboard Woodstock, owned by Sabrina Hellman, with 171.75.


WCHR West Coast High Score Award Winners

Hope Glynn and King's Peak weren't the only big winners during the 2014 USHJA WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular. The WCHR High Score Awards were presented to riders who achieved the single highest numerical score in any one class, within their respective hunter section and membership category. Over the course of the weekend nine winners were presented with a beautiful custom WCHR jacket to commemorate their achievement. 


The 2014 WCHR West Coast Spectacular High Score Award winners are:


Professional - John French with Small Affair scored a 92 in the Performance Working Hunter 3'6".


Developing Pro - a tie!

Alexis Taylor-Silvernale with Carnado scored an 86 in the High Performance Hunter.

Alicia Saxton with Andover scored an 86 in the Pre-Green 3'0".


Amateur Owner 3'6" - Laura Wasserman with Safari scored an 86.


Amateur Owner 3'3" - another tie!

Chelsea Samuels with Adele scored an 86 in the Amateur Owner 18-35 section.

Virginia Fout with Toronto scored an 86 in the Amateur Owner 36 & Over section.


Adult Amateur - Olivia Hellman with Woodstock scored an 88 in the Adult Amateur 18-35 section.


Junior 3'6" - Emma Waldfogel with King's Peak scored an 88.


Junior 3'3" - Lexie Looker scored a pair of 84's with Winfield and Paddington.


Children's - Briana Sukert with Zapateada scored an 88 in the Children's 13 & Under.


Pony - Augusta Iwasaki with Bit of Laughter scored an 86 in the Small Pony section.


Visit the USHJA website to learn more about the WCHR Program or contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717.

World Championship Hunter Rider Series Leaders

Seven out of the eight WCHR regions have begun their seasons and the points are adding up! 


Current National Leaders include:


Developing Professional:
Amateur Owner 3'6":
Amateur Owner 3'3":
Adult Amateur
Junior 3'6":
Junior 3'3":
Jennifer Alfano of Buffalo, NY
Jennifer Bliss of South Salem, NY
Lyn Pedersen of Old Greenwich, CT
Lynn Walsh of Magnolia, TX      
Heidi Kane of Newport Beach, CA
Annabelle Regan of Austin, TX            
Kendall Whitt of Lucas, TX     
Briana Sukert of Newport Coast, CA   
Anna Beth Athey of Enid, OK
Martien Van Der Hoeven of Spring, TX
970 points
752  points
583 points
494 points
580 points
740 points
665 points
552 points
910 points
170 points

Complete standings available on the WCHR Standings webpage.


Join now and be part of the fun in 2014 - Visit the WCHR Membership webpage for more details!

WCHR Member Event Schedule Update

Please note the following schedule change in the Midwest Region:


Showplace Spring Spectacular Final on June 17-22 will now host the WCHR Member Event instead of the Showplace Spring Spectacular I on June 4-8.


Please check the WCHR Member Event Calendar for the entire 2014 schedule.

Attention Junior 3'3" Hunters



Please be advised that in accordance with HU111 and HU170, measurement cards are required for all sections of Junior Hunter. This includes the Junior Hunter 3'3" section.


HU111 Junior & Children's Hunters 

9. All horses showing in the Junior Hunter Section at Regular Competitions must have a Federation measurement card.


HU170 General 

1. Management shall not provide a back number to an animal entered on the entry blank in any Junior Hunter, Small Hunter, Welsh performance class, or in any class restricted to ponies, at a Federation Member Competition unless the person presenting the animal is in possession of a) the original or a copy of a measurement card issued by the Federation bearing the date of August 15, 1991 or thereafter; or b) certified card applied for prior to December 1, 1987; or c) a copy of a valid measurement form.


Please direct questions to Lori Nelson at USEF via email or phone (859) 225-6957.

2015 International Hunter Derby Host Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications to host a USHJA International Hunter Derby during the 2015 series are being accepted through June 16, 2014. USHJA International Hunter Derby classes in 2015 may be offered at USEF licensed Premier (AA) , National (A) rated competitions that meet or exceed the competition standards of a Premier rating, but do not meet the prize money requirements of a Premier rating and competitions that have been approved for a Special Competition status.  Full details are available in the Application Packet.


The 2015 International Hunter Derby Class Specifications are available on the Specifications webpage. Please direct questions to Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717.

2014 International Hunter Derby Championship August 14-16

The USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship will be held August 14-16, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  All horses enrolled in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Program that have earned a minimum of $500 in USHJA International Hunter Derby class prize money, while enrolled, during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the Championship. The qualifying period includes competitions with a start date of June 2, 2013, through June 1, 2014.


The Derby Championship Qualifying List is available here. Invitations to compete will be emailed beginning mid-June and the entry deadline is August 1


With 11 Derby classes remaining in the qualifying period, there is still time to enroll and qualify!


Please contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for questions about the International Hunter Derby Program. 

Mark Your Calendar - May 12 Special Town Hall Meetings for Hunters

A Town Hall meeting will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on May 12, 2014. Led by USHJA President Bill Moroney, USHJA Hunter Working Group Chair and Vice President Mary Babick and USEF National Hunter Committee Chair Geoff Teall, the main topics of discussion will be Green Horse Eligibility and the Future of the Hunter Division. The floor will be open for other topics as well. Please join us and let your voice be heard.


Schedule for the meeting is as follows:

Monday, May 12, 2014

10:30am -1:30pm - Open Town Hall Meeting at the VIP tent alongside the  

                                Rolex Stadium.


Please contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for questions about the Town Hall meeting.

2014 Pre-Green Incentive Championship August 12-14

The USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship will be held August 12-14, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  All horses that are enrolled in the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program (PGIP) and have competed in a minimum of two PGIP Stake classes during the qualifying period will be invited to compete in the Championship.  The qualifying period includes competitions with a start date between December 1, 2012, and August 6, 2014.


The first round of competition will be held Tuesday August 12, the second round of competition Wednesday August 13 and the final Championship round Thursday August 14, in the Stonelea Ring.


Invitations to compete will be emailed beginning mid-June and the entry deadline is August 1.  


Please contact Kelley Douglas at (859) 225-6717 for questions about the Pre-Green Incentive Program. 

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