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Associate Program Details

 

2024 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show Dates

Due to the Virginia Horse Center's Schedule, they have required the 2024 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show Dates be changed to October 31st thru November 3rd. Please make your Hotel Reservations as soon as possible.  Due to this mandated date change, the last full weekend in October (26-27) will be a restricted weekend for Associate Horse Shows to be held. Horse Shows that were held during the 2023 restricted weekend will be allowed to hold their shows the weekend of October 26th & 27th, with the agreement that the show results will be submitted to the VHSA office within two (2) days of the competition date.

 


2024 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines

The 2024 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the above title 

 



VHSA ASSOCIATE (LOCAL SCHOOLING) POINTS SYSTEM
VHSA Associate Point Structure for 2024


The following point system is for the 2024 Associate Horse Show Season. Each horse show is required to use this point system during their horse show and especially when pinning Champion and Reserve. If a show does not use the following point system, they will not be following the VHSA rules and will be considered not in good standing which may cause possible removal of VHSA sanctioning for any future shows.

Number of Exhibitors             1st   2nd   3rd  4th  5th  6th 
3* exhibitors up to 5 exhibitors  10      6       4     2      1     .5
6 exhibitors up to 9 exhibitors    11      7       5     3      2   1.5
10 exhibitors or higher               12      8       6     4      3   2.5

*with the exception of Jumper Divisions which is allowed a minimum of 2 exhibitors to complete the course (Hunters must have a minimum of 3 to complete the course)

Champion: 10 points
Reservie: 6 points

The number of exhibitors for the Division will be determined by the number of horses or ponies shown successfully (completed the course) in the first performance (over fences) class of all Hunter Divisions and the number of horses or ponies shown in the first class of the Hunter Pleasure Divisions. 

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 and the trophy at the show.

Please submit your nomination via e-mail to the VHSA office (vhsa@verizon.net) by October 15th.