Point Counting for 2015
Hard to believe, but the competitive season for hunter and jumpers begins this week on April 1, at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park, with a UHJA rated show. All shows try to keep accurate records, but it’s always a good idea to check your points on the UHJA website a couple of weeks after each show giving time for management and the website to post results of each competition. This year it’s crucial to keep up with your point status.
The UHJA is continuing its system of awarding points-9, 6, 4.5, 3, 1 for 1-5th placings in A-rated hunter and jumper shows. However, in addition to UHJA shows in Utah, a newly formed organization, the Wasatch Horse Shows, is holding of series of hunter and jumper shows, April-October. Some of the Wasatch shows have obtained a USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) rating and the UHJA has agreed to rate two of these shows, April 1-5 and July 28-August 2. The calendar on the UHJA website lists shows that are UHJA rated and offer points. Only the two UHJA/WHS shows offer UHJA points. In addition, Wasatch shows do not offer points in any jumper classes. Only UHJA rated shows offer points to jumpers in jumper only and hunter/jumper shows.
The UHJA board is dedicated to providing a level playing field for all competitors and is looking forward to another great competition season for all UHJA members.
Hopefully, the existence of two competing organizations will not create too much confusion for competitors. Keeping accurate records, (some use the back of ribbons won to keep track), will prevent undue confusion.
Good luck at the horse shows you attend; hopefully we will have another successful competitive season. Barbara Wicks President
Look forward to seeing you all at the first shows of the season!
JOIN THE LEGIS LEAGUE AT THE EARLY SHOW!
Join the LEGIS LEAGUE for $30 at The Early Show and earn points in classes you are already entered in! Accrue points and try and qualify for regionals and finals. Regional LEGIS League Finals will be held during the Verdugo Hills Championship Show, JK Presents Fall Finale, and the Arizona Fall Classic. Both USEF and non-USEF shows are encouraged to participate in the LEGIS League.
More information will be available at the secretary’s desk during The Early Show or check out www.legisleague.com.
2015 UHJA RULE BOOK
Check out the 2015 UHJA Rule Book which will also be sent to all members in the mail. Also, please check the Calendar in next couple of weeks for the tentative 2015 show schedule.