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Nominate to the UPHA Classics Program by April 1 for Discount

Spring is just around the corner, and it is time to nominate your American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Morgans to the 2022 UPHA Classics Program. The $100 eligibility fee will be accepted with a postmark on or before April 1, 2022. After April 1, the eligibility fee becomes $150 per nomination. Horse or pony must be nominated, and eligibility fee paid before competing in a UPHA Classics class. No eligibility fee/qualification is required for Roadster horses. Owners, trainers, and exhibitors in all divisions must be current UPHA members.

The UPHA Classics originated in 1974 to stimulate interest in young horses, and to provide owners and trainers an opportunity to receive substantial prize money. The UPHA Classics are designed to be prestigious classes to 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.

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.

In 2021, the UPHA was proud to offer over $182,000.00 in Classics prize money throughout the year. The 2022 UPHA Classic Grand Championships will once again offer added money, don't miss out!
Saddlebred Divisions - Three-Year-Olds and Under

Classic Grand Championships held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show.
Fine Harness
Three-Gaited Park-NEW!
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 - Three-Year-Olds Only
Classic Grand Championships held at the Morgan Grand National in conjunction with the World Championship classes.
Park Harness
Pleasure Driving
Hunter Pleasure
Roadster Division - horse not to have shown before January 1, 2021

Roadster to Bike Classic Grand Championship held at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show. Eligibility fee and qualification not required.
To access the 2022 Classics Nomination form, please click below.
2022 Classics Eligibility Form

For additional program information, please visit the UPHA website at

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

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