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Nominate to the UPHA Classics Program by April 1 for a Discount!



Don't forget to nominate your American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Morgans to the 2024 UPHA Classics Program. To nominate and receive the $50 discount, nominations must be postmarked on or before Monday, April 1, 2024. After April 1, the eligibility fee becomes $150 per nomination. A horse or pony must be nominated, and the eligibility fee paid before competing in a UPHA Classics class. The owner, trainer, and exhibitor must be current UPHA members.

The UPHA Classics are designed to be prestigious classes that contribute to the growth and prosperity of the show horse industry. The intent is to promote a high-caliber event and generate a greater prize money return for the young show horse and pony. Young performance entries have greater earning power and therefore can demand higher sales prices. Breeders, owners, and trainers all benefit from UPHA Classics.

In addition to the prize money won in qualifying classes throughout the year, a horse/pony placing first through sixth in a qualifying class is eligible to enter the Classic Grand Championships for added prize money. The guaranteed purse in the UPHA Classic Grand Championships is $12,000 in all Saddlebred divisions, $5,000 in all Hackney Pony divisions, $2,500 in all Morgan divisions, and $5,000 in the Roadster Division plus added money.

THE UPHA CLASSICS DIVISIONS FOR 2024:

Saddlebred Divisions - Three-Year-Olds and Under
Classic Grand Championships held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show.

Five-Gaited
Three-Gaited
Fine Harness
Three-Gaited Park
Park Pleasure

Hackney Pony Divisions - Four-Year-Olds and Under
Classic Grand Championships held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show.

Hackney Pony
Harness Pony
Roadster Pony
Park Pleasure Pony

Morgan Divisions - Four-Year-Olds Only
Classic Gand Championships held at the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show.

Park Harness
Pleasure Driving
Hunter Pleasure

Roadster Division - horse not to have shown before January 1, 2023

Roadster to Bike Classic Grand Championship held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show. An eligibility fee and prior qualification are not required.

To access the 2024 Classics Nomination form, please click below.
2024 Classics Eligibility Form

For additional program information, please visit the UPHA website at https://www.uphaonline.com/classics

Questions? Please contact UPHA at [email protected] or 859-231-5070 or UPHA Classics Committee Chair, Jenny Taylor, 330-350-2839.

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