VHSA Associate Program Upcoming Events
The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 30th - July 2nd at the Deep Run Horse Show Grounds in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. This show will strictly be a Hunter Show with no jumper divisions offered. The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will also be recognized by the Battlefield Horse Show Association, Capital Horse Show Association, Greater Richmond Horse Shows Association, Southwester Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Beach Horse Shows Association.
For the Associate Jumper Divisions the VHSA will recognize four regional horse shows in Virginia which will offer double points strictly for the Associate Jumper Divisions. Only one of the four shows can be chosen for a horse's double pointed show. The four double pointed jumper shows will be announced soon.
2017 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines
The 2017 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the above title
The VHSA Associate Top Ten Best Horse Shows
Congratulations to the following horse shows that are the winners of the 2015 best Associate Horse Shows for the 2015 show season as nominated by the exhibitors, owners and trainers. This award was presented on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at The Homestead during the Awards Luncheon. The top ten best Associate Horse Shows and the Competition Managers of those shows are (in alphabetical order):
BHSA Benefit Horse Show
CVSJA Horse Show
Deep Run Fall Horse Show
Elmington Farm Horse Show
Farmington Hunt Club Fall Show
Hazelwild Horse Show
House Mountain Horse Show
Summerplace Farm Horse Show
VBHSA Cooler Horse Show
West Neck Creek Horse Show
Keedie Leonard & LM Sandy Gerald
|Date of Show
August 23, 2015
October 4, 2015
September 5, 2015
September 19, 2015
October 24, 2015
March 22, 2015
June 23-24, 2015
May 23, 2015
August 1-2, 2015
September 19, 2015
VHSA ASSOCIATED (LOCAL SCHOOLING) POINTS SYSTEM
VHSA Associate Point Structure for 2017
Hunter and Hunter Pleasure Divisions
The point structure for 2017 will consist of Base Points, plus Bonus Points, to equal Final Points. (Same point system as 2016)
Base Points are 1st through 6th as follows: 10 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 1 - .5
Bonus Points will be determined by the number of horses or ponies shown successfully (completed the course) in the first performance class of all Hunter Divisions and the number of horses or ponies shown in the first class of the Hunter Pleasure Divisions. This number of exhibitors in the first class sets the bonus points for the remainder of the classes in the division.
We still require three (3) entries to fill a class, but will award a Champion and Reserve if there are a minimum of three (3)entries in any two (2) of the three (3) classes offered.
Bonus Points can be no more than ten (10).
Champion shall receive an additional ten (10) points and Reserve six (6) points.
Equitation Over Fences, Equitation on the Flat and Jumper Classes
Bonus Points will be decided by the number of participants in each particular class and scored as in the preceding example.
The Associate Championship Horse Show will award double base points and additional 10 and 6 points for Championship and Reserve. Year end points will only include the exhibitor’s top ten best horse shows, plus any points accrued at the Championship Show will be added to the exhibitor’s top ten for the final year end total. With the exception of the VHSA Associate Equitation Classes which will be total points for year-end.
|Associate Horse Shows (Base Points)
plus Bonus points which is the number of exhibitors in first class of Div.
|Associate Championship Show||20||12||8||4||2||1|
|Associate Championship - 10 Associate Reserve Championship - 6|
Year end points will only include the exhibitor’s top ten best horse shows, plus any points accrued at the Championship Show will be added to the exhibitor’s top ten for the final year end total. With the exception of the VHSA Associate Equitation Classes which will be total points for year-end.
The Barbara Meegan Young Rider Award
In recognition of Barbara's support of the Associate Program and her many years of being involved with young riders the Barbara Meegan Young Rider Award was established and will be awarded each year to a deserving person in her honor. The following is the criteria for this prestigious award:
1. The rider must be in their first year of competition in the VHSA Associate Program and have competed in
Hunter or Equitation Divisions.
2. The rider must have exhibited primarily in the Associate Program, but may have competed in divisions at USEF rated shows, with the exclusion of Regular Hunter, Working Hunter, Junior Hunters, Amateur Owner and Confirmation Hunter Classes. (Limited showing to divisions such as: Short Stirrup, Maiden Equitation, Local
Classes- mostly Unrated Divisions)
3. Riders are to be nominated by their trainers.
4. The recipient will be selected at the year-end VHSA Associate Championship Show.
5. Points of consideration will be as follows:
a) Points accumulated in the VHSA Associate Program
b) Performance at the Year End Show
c) Conduct and sportsmanship at the Associate Championship Show
6. The recipient will receive a ribbon at the show and the trophy at the VHSA Banquet.