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Sunrise Junior Horse Hunter Challenge



 *We are in desperate need of a way to promote the cultivation of hunters and I feel this would be an exciting concept to get young hunters and professionals in the ring to market them and bring more value to our hunt division.*

Classes will be held at shows throughout the calendar year. The class will be called The Sunrise Junior Horse Hunter Challenge open to American Saddlebred horses 4 and under and shown by an Amateur or professional. Each class throughout the year will be a $350 class with the entry fee for each class being $50 which will be added back in to the class payout. Sunrise Stables will provide the class sponsorship for the first 25 shows that hold the class.  Any show can have this class if they find sponsorship after the first 25 shows.  Sunrise Stables will provice the ribbons and trophies for each class (if outside sponsorship can be obtained for these classes it is encouraged).  Each show will be responsible for paying out the prize money. Payouts will be 40%,20%,15%, 10%, 10%, 5% for each class.  If less than 6 horses are in the class money not paid out will be divided evenly amongst ribbon winners. 

Show management must contact Melissa Moore and provide shipping information for the ribbons, trophies and sponsorship payment. 859-533-6225 [email protected]

Class points will be tabulated throughout the year using the Saddle Horse Report Point System.  The final show of the year will be the Ocala International Horse Show.  The high point winners will be announced after the class is completed.  If the winners are in attendance they will be recognized.  The payouts and awards will be sent to all those not in attendance.  Sunrise Stables will provide the sponsorship of $5000 with additional prize money being added from sponsors and additional prizes. Freedman Harness will award the high point winner a Freedman Hunt Bridle and Saddle Horse Report will award the 1st and 2nd place high point winner a full page ad.  Payouts will be 40%, 20%, 15%, 10%,10%, 5%. Additional sponsors and prizes will be added.

In addition, each high point winner of their region will receive awards and recognition. The regions are as follows:
REGION 1/2: Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Alberta British Columbia

REGION 3: Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
REGION 4: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi
REGION 5/6: Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario (London)
REGION 7: Kentucky
REGION 8: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee
REGION 9/10: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
REGION 11/12: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maryland, Delaware, Ontario (Toronto)

Class Specs and procedure:  open to four-year-olds and under. May be shown by a professional or amateur. To be shown at a walk, trot, extended trot, canter and extended canter both ways of the ring. Entries must be asked both ways of the ring to halt and stand quietly on the rail. To be judged on suitability as a Hunter, manners, performance, conformation, and quality. In the line, horses must stand quietly with all four legs perpendicular to the ground. Horse shall be required to back readily in the line.

Melissa Moore, P.O Box 55, Versailles, KY 40383 859-533-6225, [email protected]

Sunrise Junior Horse Hunter Challenge- 2024 shows

IASHA Spring Warm Up March 15-17 Corey Coovert
Raleigh Spring FlingMarch20-23 Liz Holmes
Carousel Charity Horse Show March 28-31 Matthew Roberts/Kent Moeller
Mid American Spring Fling March 22-24 Cheryl Rangel
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show March 20-23 Kent Moeller
Kentucky Spring Premier April 3-6 Chuck Walker
Pro Am April 3-6 Beth Snider
Bridlespur  April 11-13 Tuffy Owens
ETSA Spring Classic April 11-13 Heath Hughes
Big D. April 17-20 Tuffy Owens
River Ridge April 24-27 Barb Dunham
Des Moines April 25-28 Tuffy Owens
FASH. May 9-12 Stephanie Peterson
Greater Boston  -  May 15 – 18 John Lampropoulos
Asheville Saddlebred Classic May 8-11 Liz Holmes
Silicon Valley Horse Show May 16-19 Tuffy Owens
Madison Classic May 23-26 Vicky Holston
Indianapolis Charity Horse Show June 26-29 Dawn Kendrick
Rock Creek – June 4-8 Scarlett Mattson
Blue Ridge Classic June 23-27 Liz Holmes
Syracuse International - June 26 – 29 John Lampropoulos
Lexington Jr League July 8-13 Kent Moeller
ETSA Midsummer Classic July 31 – August 3 Heath Hughes
All American Horse Classic Sept 11-15 Dawn Kendrick
St Louis National Charity Horse Show Sept 25-28 Tuffy Owens
Ocala International Horse Show  Oct 22-26 Kent Moeller/ Lark Henry
Octoberfest Horse Show.  October 30 - November 2 John Lampropoulos

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