RPHSA Year-end Divisions

Updated April 2019

DETAILS REGARDING FRIDAY CLASSES AT GGEC (JUNE 21) AND STONEGATE FARM (JULY 26)

For those interested in the Friday hunter classes being offered at Golden Gate Equestrian Center and Stonegate Farm in 2019, here is what we tentatively have planned.  Since most trainers are busy schooling their riders on Saturdays/Sundays, there isn't time to show their green horses.  These Friday classes will be open to all riders but geared towards horses that need show experience.                             

The Friday classes will run from (approx) 9am-11am for 2’-2’3” and 12pm-2pm for 2’6 to 3’.  Schooling will be open from 8-9am and 11-12pm.  All under saddle classes will run first thing in the morning.  The format may look something like this:

1.       4 yr old U/S
2.       5 yr old U/S
3.       Green Hunter  U/S
4.       Junior/Amateur U/S
5.       (Judged) Hunter w/u 2-2’3
6.       Hunter o/f 2’-2’3”
7.       Hunter o/f 2’-2’3”
8.       (Judged) Hunter w/u 2’6-2’9”
9.       Hunter o/f 2’6”-2’9”
10.     Hunter o/f 2’6”-2’9”

At the end of the day, we will award Champion and Reserve in each of the following divisions:

4 Year Old Hunter
5 Year Old Hunter
Green Hunter (1st or 2nd year of showing)
Junior/Amateur Hunter

For juniors and adults who prefer to show in a quieter atmosphere with smaller classes, this is a great option.  We aren’t planning Friday crossrail classes, but that could be arranged in the indoor if we have enough interest.  ​

updated on 5/20/19 


Disclaimer- The rules listed below should be referenced if there are any disputes or questions regarding the eligibility of rider and/or horse.  RPHSA reserves the final right to any rule modifications, interpretations or decisions.

o/f= over fences
u/s= under saddle


Little Riders Walk-Trot- Open to beginner riders age 9 and under who have never shown in a canter class or over fences. This division is intended for our youngest riders who are learning to safely navigate around other horses or over poles while simultaneously asking their horses to trot.  The division may include: In-hand (non-riding, showmanship),  Walk and/or Trot Equitation Over Poles (individual course) and Walk-Trot Equitation on the Flat (group).  The In-hand class will judge a rider’s ability to demonstrate control of their animal and may include, but is not limited to, walking, jogging and halting; class is not judged on conformation of animal.  If a rider would like to enter cantering or jumping classes mid-season, then he/she will become ineligible to earn additional Little Riders division points.  The other option is to show hors concours (unjudged) in jumping classes for mileage.  The Little Riders classes may be judged by someone other than the show’s primary hunter judge. The division shall be included at each RPHSA show.  All Little Rider classes will be tabulated together for final Little Riders year-end division championship. 


Rookie Walk-Trot- Open to beginner riders who have never shown over fences in a previous season.  All ages.  Rider may also cross enter into Crossrail division but will become ineligible if he/she shows in RPHSA classes 2’0” or higher.  Minimum of 1 equitation over poles class and 1 equitation on the flat must be offered at each show.  Division flat classes will be walk-trot only, there will be no cantering.  All equitation classes will be tabulated together for final Rookie division year-end championship.  Riders are eligible for this division if they have previously shown in a canter class but not if they have ever shown over fences in a previous season.  

Limit Rider Crossrail Equitation- fence heights of 18" max, crossrail or small verticals allowed, no flower boxes.  Open to beginner riders in their first or second year of showing.  All ages.  Minimum of 2 eq o/f and 1 eq flat must be offered at each horse show.  Flat classes will be WALK-TROT only, there will be no cantering for flat classes.  All equitation classes will be calculated together for final Limit Rider Crossrail Equitation division championship.  Equitation classes are only open to competitors in their 1st or 2nd year of showing over fences with rider never having showing over 2'3".  If the rider shows over 2'3", then he or she is no longer eligible for this division.  Oxers are prohibited.

Beginner Rider Hunter- fence heights to 2'0", oxers prohibited.  Open to any rider never having shown over 2'3".  All ages.  Minimum of 2 hunter o/f and 1 hunter u/s must be offered at each horse show.  All o/f and flat hunter classes will be calculated together for final Beginner Rider Hunter division championship.  This division is not for experienced riders on green horses, rather those riders should enter the Hopeful Hunter division.

Beginner Rider Equitation- fence heights to 2'0", oxers prohibited.  Open to any rider never having shown over 2'3".  All ages.  Minimum of 1 eq o/f and 1 eq flat must be offered at each horse show.  All o/f and flat equitation classes will be calculated together for final Beginner Rider Equitation division championship. 

Twin Cities Hunter- fence heights to 2'0".  Open to all riders, all ages.  Oxers prohibited.  Min of 2 hunter o/f and 1 u/s must be offered at each horse show.  All o/f and u/s classes will be calculated together for final Twin Cities Hnter division championship.  No equitation classes should be offered for this division.  Twin Cities Hunter horses can also show in the Modified division at the same RPHSA show.  Trotting on course is permissible.

Modified Hunter- fence heights 2'3"-2'6".  Open to all riders, all ages. Oxers acceptable.  Open to all horses.  Min of 2 hunter o/f and 1 u/s must be offered at each horse show.  All o/f and u/s classes will be calculated together for final Modified Hunter division championship.  No equitation classes should be offered for this division.  Modified Hunter horses can also show in the Open division at the same RPHSA show.  This division is not restricted.

Pre-Childrens/Adult Hunter-  fence heights 2'3"-2'6"; oxers acceptable.  Open to any rider who has never shown over 2'9".  All ages.  Minimum of 2 hunter o/f and 1 hunter u/s must be offered at each horse show.  All hunter and u/s classes will be calculated together for final Pre-Childrens/Adult Hunter division championship.  Professionals are not eligible for any of these classes.  

Pre-Childrens/Adult Equitation-  fence heights 2'3"-2'6"; oxers acceptable.  Open to any rider who has never shown over 2'9".  All ages.  Minimum of 1 eq o/f and 1 eq flat must be offered at each horse show.  All equitation o/f and u/s classes will be calculated together for final Pre-Childrens/Adult Equitation division championship.  Professionals are not eligible for any of these classes.   

Open Hunter- fence height 2'6"-3'3".  Open to all riders, all ages.  Minimum of 2 hunter o/f and 1 u/s must be offered at each horse show.  Two sections can be offered at each show between 2'6" and 3'3".  Horse can only be entered in one section per show.  All points will be combined for year end award.  All o/f and flat classes will be calculated together for final Open division championship.     


0.75m Jumper- fence height up to 0.75m.  Open to all riders, all ages.  Minimum of 2 classes offered at each show.

0.85m Jumper- fence height up to 0.85m.  Open to all riders, all ages.  Minimum of 2 classes offered at each show.

0.90m-1.0m Jumper- fence height up to 1.0m.  Open to all riders, all ages.  Minimum of 2 classes offered at each show. 


MOCK CLASS LIST
Little Riders Walk-Trot Equitation Over Poles

Little Riders Walk-Trot Equitation on Flat
Rookie Walk-Trot Equitation Over Poles
Rookie Walk-Trot Equitation on Flat
Optional Warm Up Crossrail 1’6
Limit Rider Crossrail Equitation O/F 1’6
Limit Rider Crossrail Equitation O/F 1’6
Limit Rider Crossrail Equitation on Flat NO CANTER
Warm Up 2’0
Twin Cities Hunter O/F 2’0
Twin Cities Hunter O/F 2’0
Twin Cities Hunter O/F U/S CANTER
Beginner Rider Hunter O/F 2’0
Beginner Rider Hunter O/F 2’0
Beginner Rider Equitation O/F 2’0
Beginner Rider Hunter U/S CANTER
Beginner Rider Equitation on Flat CANTER
Warm Up 2’3-2’6
Modified Hunter O/F 2’3-2’6
Modified Hunter O/F 2’3-2’6
Modified Hunter O/F U/S
Pre-Child/Adult Hunter O/F 2’3-2’6
Pre-Child/Adult Hunter O/F 2’3-2’6
Pre-Child/Adult Equitation O/F 2’3-2’6
Pre-Child/Adult Hunter U/S
Pre-Child Adult Equitation on Flat
Warm Up 2’6-2’9
Open Hunter O/F 2’6-3'3"
Open Hunter O/F 2’6-3'3"
Open Hunter O/F U/S