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UPHA Classic Nomination Discount Extended to June 1



The UPHA Board of Directors has voted to extend the discounted rate for Classic Nominations from April 1 to June 1 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The $100 eligibility fee will be accepted with a postmark on or before June 1, 2020. After June 1, the eligibility fee becomes $150 per nomination. American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies must be nominated and eligibility fee paid prior to competing in a UPHA Classics class. The owner, trainer and exhibitors 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 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 2019, the UPHA was proud to offer over $200,000.00 in prize money with a top purse of over $34,000 in the Classic Grand Championship! The 2020 UPHA Classic Grand Championships will once again offer added money, don't miss out!

THE UPHA CLASSICS DIVISIONS for 2020:

American 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
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
Pleasure Pony

Morgan Divisions - Three-Year-Olds Only
Classic Grand Championships are 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 prior to January 1, 2019
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 2020 Classic Nomination form, please click below.

2020 Classics Eligibility Form

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