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(updated -11/30/2016

The 2017 Revised Rules/Regulations have been approved by the Board. The revisions/additions are noted in red.

Below is a short synopsis of revisions/additions. For the complete Rules/Regulations and Class Specifications see the Revised Rules/Regulations above.

The 2017 USHJA Zone 4 Specifications can be found here.

Click for more information on Green Hunter Section Name Changes and Age Verification for Young Hunters

A. Young Hunter
a. See USEF rule HU104 for eligibility.
b. Young Hunter 3’0” – horses five years of age and under
c. Young Hunter 3’3” – horses six years of age and under
d. Young Hunter 3’6” – horses seven years of age and under
e. If entries warrant, sections will be combined and will jump at their respective height.
f. See USEF/USHJA for current specifications. HU114
g. There will be one annual award.

The following (B and C) reflect the USEF changes to PreGreen Hunter 3',3/3" and !st and 2nd Year Green Working Hunter

B. Green Hunter 3’0 - 3’3”
a. See USEF rule HU103 for eligibility.
b. See USEF/USHJA for current specifications. HU113
c. One year-end award offered.

C. Green Hunter 3’6” - 3’9”
a. See USEF rule HU103 for eligibility.
b. See USEF/USHJA for current specifications. HU113
c. One year-end award offered.

The following (D) reflects the new USHJA Zone Hunter 2' to 3' divisions.

D. Special / USHJA Zone Hunter
a. Fence height :2' to 3'6"; spreads not to exceed fence height.
b. Special/ USHJA Zone hunter is a horse or pony of any classification.
c. Open to junior, amateur and/or professionals.
d. One year-end award for ALL height sections combined. e. NOT eligible for GRAND YEAR-END award.

The following reflects revisions approved by the MTHJA Board regading Short Stirrup Hunter and Equitation eligibility and cross entry. For complete Rules/Regulatons and Class Specifications see the Rules/Regulations above.

M. Hunter Seat Equitation classes
e. Short Stirrup, 12 years old and younger:- Fence height- 1'6" to 2'. A rider is only eligible for MTHJA year end awards during their first two consecutive calendar years of showing in Short Stirrup Equitation classes. After two consecutive calendar years, a rider may continue to compete in Short Stirrup Equitation classes if they are eligible (12 years old or under, and have never shown over fences 2'6" or higher) but will no longer receive MTHJA points toward year end standings in the Short Stirrup Equitation division

S. Short Stirrup Hunter
d. Cross-entering by rider is not permitted into classes with fences exceeding 2', including all Children's Hunter Pony heights and age group equitation classes.
g. A rider is only eligible for MTHJA year end awards during their first two consecutive calendar years of showing in Short Stirrup Hunter classes. After two consecutive calendar years, a rider may continue to compete in Short Stirrup Hunter classes if they are eligible (12 years old or under, and have never shown over fences 2'6" or higher) but will no longer receive MTHJA points toward year end standings in the Short Stirrup Hunter division.

The following reflects revisions approved by the MTHJA Board to clarify Beginner Rider Eligibility and cross-entry:

U. Beginner Rider
a. Fences 18” - 2’. No in and outs. No oxers.
b. Riders of any age who have not shown over a course of fences 2' or higher.
c. Trotting not penalized.
d. A rider is no longer eligible for Beginner rider once they have competed in a Short Stirrup, Long Stirrup, Special Hunter, USHJA Zone Hunter , Age group Equitation class or any other class with heights 2’ or above.
e. Prior to 12/1/2015, a rider may have competed in short and/or long stirrup in no more than 3 shows and still be eligible for Beginner Rider. After 12/1/2015, all eligibility rules above apply.
f. May only cross enter into Green Rider if eligible.

The following reflects clarification of the Green Rider eligibility and cross entry:

V. Green Rider
g. May compete in walk trot hunter and equitation if eligible .
h. Once a rider accumulates 400 combined points in Green Rider, the rider is no longer eligible to compete in walk trot hunter and walk trot equitation.


The Chronicle of the Horse will publish the 2017 Annual Horse Show Issue on March 27, 2017. It will include MTHJA high-score champions and reserves results, and high-score champions photos in the hunter, jumper, hunter breeding and hunt seat equitation divisions. Photos must be submitted by the association only (not individuals). If you are receiving a MTHJA 2016 Champion Award and would like your photo included in this issue of The Chronicle of the Horse, please CLICK HERE for photo submission guidelines. Please follow these guidelines to make sure you photo will be accepted. ALL PHOTOS NEED TO BE SENT TO HOLLY HIRSCHMAN BEFORE JANUARY 4, 2017, TO MAKE THE DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN THE MAGAZINE.


MTHJA MEDAL Click here to view qualifying rules.


Remember to renew your membership for 2017 and join any new horses. Please make sure USEF #'s are included (horse/owner/rider) as this makes point tracking much more accurate. Always use the correct show name and owner/rider names at schooling shows - this has been a problem in tracking points this year. For example, Elizabeth and Liz are not the same for the point tracking software when the USEF # is not available.


SHORT STIRRUP REINSTATEMENT RULE. Prior to September 1 of the current horse show year, riders may try up to two (2) horse shows or events, where the rider shows over fence heights of 2’6 and without penalty may request reinstatement to drop back down to the Short stirrup to finish the remainder of their eligibility. Please find the FORM for reinstatement on the MTHJA website and submit at least two weeks before you plan to compete back in the Short Stirrup division.


PLEASE NOTE:
The MTHJA will have three (3) official point updates throughout the show year as following: April 1, August 1 and December 5. The point updates will be considered accurate and final thirty (30) days after the update. April 30, August 30 and December 15 (which is an exception to accommodate end of the year awards). Members are encouraged to confirm their points are accurate after each individual point update and notify the MTHJA point secretary of any discrepancies within the 30 day period. Following each of the official updates, (4/30, 8/30, 12/15) all points will be considered accurate and final and no changes may be made. Horse shows beginning or ending on the date of the official update will be counted in the next official update.


If you have photos you would like to share on our website, please email to Linda Seay in jpg format. (Photos taken by professional photographers must have been purchased - no proofs or copies)



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