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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.
- have competed in at least FOUR (4) GSDHJA recognized shows during the current show season OR
- 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.
The GSDHJA Executive Board
March 26, 2020
GSDHJA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and as stated in our March 17 announcement we will be following the… Read more…
February 10, 2020
In an effort to exercise an abundance of caution, the GSDHJA Board has decided to reschedule the upcoming General Meeting… Read more…
December 5, 2019
Click here to purchase banquet tickets (and maybe renew your membership while you're at it!). Read more…
September 23, 2019
The 2019 Champ Show Premium is available for download here. We doubled the size of the premium this year since… Read more…
August 22, 2019
This year is the GSDHJA 20th Anniversary Championship Show! We are striving to make this a very special, very memorable… Read more…
April 7, 2019
Click here for a new document that explains under what conditions you can ride as an amateur. Read more…
February 28, 2019
The annual GSDHJA General Meeting has been postponed and will now be tentatively held on Friday April 12 at 5:30pm… Read more…
December 5, 2018
The end of year 2018 banquet will take place January 12, 2019 at the Bahia Hotel. Click here to download… Read more…
August 31, 2018
Click on the Latest Info from the Champ Show menu or click here. Read more…
June 14, 2018
Please note this rule change only affects riders who also compete on the "A" circuit. With fewer multi-day shows being… Read more…