Click here for a printable page of the 2018 Rules and Specifications.

The first change involves Green Rider Hunters.  The 1st season rule will no longer apply and instead this division will have similar restrictions as Short/Long Stirrup.  Riders who have competed at 2’9 or over are allowed to compete in the Hunter portions of Green Rider BUT NOT THE EQUITATION and/or GSDHJA MEDAL portion of the division.

Green Riders Hunters & Equitation
Fences 2’3”. Riders may not cross enter into any division w/ fences 2’9 or higher.  Points accrued by rider.  Riders may compete on multiple horses in Hunter Over Fences classes, but will earn GSDHJA year end points only on highest placing ride per class. Riders who have competed at 2’9 or above are not eligible to ride in the Equitation portions of this division (or in the GSDHJA Green Rider Medal).  Riders over age of 40 may compete in all portions (including medal), but only if they no longer compete at 2’9 or over.

The age group brackets for the following divisions have changed:  

CROSSRAIL HUNTERS – 12 & under
CROSSRAIL HUNTERS – 13 & over
LOW CHILDRENS HUNTERS – 13 & under
LOW CHILDRENS HUNTERS – 14-17
CHILDREN’S HUNTERS – 13 & under
CHILDREN’S HUNTERS – 14-17
OPEN EQUITATION FLAT & OVER FENCES – 11 & u
OPEN EQUITATION FLAT & OVER FENCES – 12-14
OPEN EQUITATION FLAT & OVER FENCES – 15-17
OPEN EQUITATION FLAT & OVER FENCES – 18 & o

The requirements for the achievement awards have been adjusted

Leadline – 3 shows
Walk Trot & Long Stirrup – 30 points
Crossrails & Short Stirrup – 40 points

LASTLY – THE ‘A’ CIRCUIT RULE HAD BEENAMENDED and CLARIFIED

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW / ‘A’ Circuit:  IF riders*/horses* also compete on the “A” circuit, they must meet ONE of the following 2 conditions in order to compete at the championship show.

  1. have competed in at least FOUR (4) GSDHJA recognized shows during the current show season OR
  2. have competed in a EQUAL number of GSDHJA recognized county shows than “A” circuit shows.

*Riders must meet this requirement in order to compete in any equitation class, medal finals, and/or classes that year end points are assigned to the rider (walk trot – green rider).
*Horses must meet this requirement in order to compete in any Hunter or Jumper class (except walk/trot – green rider) including  the Mini Prix(s), Hunter Derbies and other spotlight/stakes classes.

Cordially
The GSDHJA Executive Board

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