General Rules                                                                               
Green Pony Hunter
Open to junior riders on ponies of any age who have not been shown over fences at the regulation height (2'3" for small; 2'6" for medium; 2'9" for large) in
a recognized division at a PHSA or USEF show prior to December 1 of current show year. Fences at 2'3" for small; 2'6" for medium and 2.9" for large.

Small Pony Hunter
Open to junior riders who are less than 12 years old as of December 1 of current show year who are riding small ponies (not to exceed 12'2"). Riders may
not cross enter into Pre-Children's Hunter Pony or Children's Hunter Pony. Fences at 2'3".

Medium Pony Hunter
Open to junior riders who are less than 14 years old as of December 1 of current show year who are riding medium ponies (not to exceed 13'2"). Riders
may not cross enter into Pre-Children's Hunter Pony or Children's Hunter Pony. Fences at 2'6".

Large Pony Hunter
Open to junior riders on large ponies (not to exceed 14'2"). Riders may not cross enter into Pre-Children's Hunter Pony or Children's Hunter Pony.
Fences at 3'.

3'3" Junior Hunter
Open to junior riders. Riders may not cross enter into any class at 3’6” or higher in the hunter division, higher than 3’7” in the equitation division or higher
than 1.10m in the jumper division at the same competition. Exception: Riders are permitted to compete in any Children’s Jumper class and/or Classic
held at a maximum of 1.15m at the same competition. Horses entered in Junior Hunter 3’3” sections may not cross enter into Junior Hunter 3’6” sections
at the same competition.

Small Junior Hunter
Open to junior riders on horses 16' and smaller. Riders may not cross enter into Children's Hunter Horse or Pre-Children's Hunter Horse. Fences at 3'6".

Large Junior Hunter
Open to junior riders on horses over 16'. Riders may not cross enter into Children's Hunter Horse or Pre-Children's Hunter Horse. Fences at 3'6".

Amateur Owner 3'3"
Specs coming soon.

Amateur Owner Hunter
Open to adult amateurs of any age. Riders may not cross enter into Pre-Adult or Adult Amateur divisions. Fences at 3'6".

Green Hunter 3'0" and 3'3"
(previously pre-green hunter)

A Green Hunter is a horse of any age in its first or second year of showing over 3'0"and 3'3", with the following eligibility restrictions: previous experience
in jumper classes outside of Federation or Equine Canada Licensed Competitions in North America does not effect eligibility. As soon as the horse starts
competing in Hunter or Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes at Federation and Equine Canada Licensed Competitions in North America, the following
applies:

Green Hunter 3’0 and 3’3, the horse may not compete in a jumper class with fence heights higher than 3’3 (1.0m).

Eligibility is responsibility of the owner. A horse is eligible to compete as a Green hunter 3’0 and 3’3 for a maximum of two years regardless of their age.
Horses may compete in either or both the 3'0" or 3'3" Green hunter section during their two (2) years of eligibility and may be reinstated. Horses may not
cross enter between 3'0" and 3'3" Green Hunter sections at the same competition. Both 3'0" and 3'3" Green hunter sections will count towards the PHSA
Green Hunter 3’0 and 3’3 Year End Award. No jogging required.

Green Hunter 3’6" and 3’9"
(previously Green Hunter)

A Green Hunter is a horse of any age in its first or second year of showing over 3'6"and 3'9", with the following eligibility restrictions: previous experience
in jumper classes outside of Federation or Equine Canada Licensed Competitions in North America does not effect eligibility. As soon as the horse starts
competing in Hunter or Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes at Federation and Equine Canada Licensed Competitions in North America, the following
applies:

Green Hunter 3’6 and 3’9, the horse may not compete in a jumper class with fence heights higher than 3’6 (1.10m) and 3’9 (1.15m) respectively.

Baby Green/Young Hunter
Open to all horses and ponies (ridden by any rider, amateur or professional, junior or senior) who are in their first 2 years of showing over fences. Fences
not to exceed 2'6" to 2'9". Trotting the corners will not be penalized.

Low/Small/Medium Pre-Children's Hunter Pony
Open to small & medium ponies (not to exceed 13.2) ridden by junior riders according to USEF rules. Cross Entry: Low Pony Hunter riders may not cross
enter into any class at the same show exceeding 2'9” or into any rated section at the same competition. Height of Fences: 2’0”
Combining/Dividing: Can be split

Low/Large Pre-Children's Hunter Pony
Open to ponies (not to exceed 14.2) ridden by junior riders according to USEF rules. Cross Entry: Low Pony Hunter riders may not cross enter into any
class at the same show exceeding 2'9” or into any rated section at the same competition. Height of Fences: 2’0”.
Combining/Dividing: Can be split.

Low/Pre-Children's Hunter Horse (14 and Under)
Open to riders who are not older than 14 years as of December 1 of the current show year.Eligibility: Open to horses and ponies ridden by junior riders
according to USEF rules.
Cross Entry: Riders may not cross-enter at the same show into the Children's Hunter, Pony Hunter or any class/section where fences exceed 2'9"
(Exception: 3’ Equitation).
Height of Fences: 2’6” to 2'9".

Low/Pre-Children's Hunter Horse (15-17)
Open to riders who are at least 15 years old and not older than 17 years old as of December 1 of
the current show year.
Eligibility: Open to horses and ponies ridden by junior riders according to USEF rules.
Cross Entry: Riders may not cross-enter at the same show into the Children's Hunter, Pony Hunter or any class/section where fences exceed 2'9"
(Exception: 3’ Equitation).
Height of Fences: 2’6” to 2'9".

Small/Medium Children's Hunter Pony
Open to junior riders on small or medium ponies (not to exceed 13'2"). Riders may not cross enter into Pre-Children's Hunter Pony or Small or Medium
Pony Hunter. Fences at 2'3".

Large Children's Hunter Pony
Open to junior riders on large ponies (not to exceed 14'2"). Riders may not cross enter into Pre-Children's Hunter Pony or Large Pony Hunter. Fences at
2'6".

Children's Hunter Horse (14 and Under)
Open to horses ridden by juniors who are not greater than 14 years old as of December 1 of the current show year. Fences at 3'.

Children's Hunter Horse (15-17)
Open to horses ridden by juniors whose are at least 15 years old and not older than 17 years old as of December 1 of the current show year. Fences at 3'.

Low/Pre-Adult Hunter
Eligibility: Open to horses and ponies ridden by adult riders who are considered amateurs according to USEF rules.
Cross Entry: Rider may not cross enter into any class or section at the same competition where the fences exceed 2'9”. (Exception: 3’ Equitation).
Height of Fences: 2’6” to 2'9".

Adult Amateur Hunter (18-35)
Open to adult amateur riders who are not older than 35 years as of December 1 of the current show year. May not cross enter into Amateur Owner. May
cross enter into Green Hunter. Fences at 3'.

Adult Amateur Hunter (Over 35)
Open to adult amateur riders who are more than 35 years old as of December 1 of the current show year. May not cross enter into Amateur Owner. May
cross enter into Green Hunter. Fences at 3'.

Low Hunter
Open to junior and adult amateur riders of any age on either horses or ponies. May cross enter into any other divisions. Fences at 2'6" - 2'9".

Modified Hunter
Open to all Adult and/or Junior amateur riders on horses and ponies. Riders may only cross enter into beginner rider or pleasure divisions. Ponies to
jump 2'; Horses to jump 2'3". Division may be split if entries warrant.

Short Stirrup Equitation
Open to junior riders who are less than 10 years of age as of December 1 of the current show year. Open to horses and ponies. Judged on hands, seat,
general appearance, and control of mount. Four classes: WT; WTC; 2 OF (4 cross rails only). Short Stirrup Equitation riders may cross enter only into
Short Stirrup Hunter; however, a Short Stirrup Equitation mount may be ridden by another rider in any other division in which it is eligible.

Short Stirrup Hunter
Open to junior riders who are less than 10 years of age as of December 1 of the current show year. Open to horses and ponies. This division consists of one
WTC class and 3 OF (minimum of 6 jumps each class). Fences at 2'. Short Stirrup Hunter riders may cross enter only into Short Stirrup Equitation;
however, a Short Stirrup Hunter mount may be ridden by another rider in any other division in which it is eligible.

Performance Working Hunter
Open to amateurs and professionals riders on horses of any age who compete in the High Performance or Performance (3’6” or 3’3”) Division(s). A High
Performance or Performance Working Hunter, is a horse of any age, who is not restricted by previous showing.

Pony Jumper
Open to ponies 14.2 hands and under in height (a measurement card is required as per Chapter HU, Subchapter HU-10), that is ridden by an individual
who has not reached his/her 18th birthday.  Pony Jumpers may not be ridden by an adult in any section at the same competition. Stallions are prohibited
in Pony Jumpers. Fence heights to be set at 0.95 (3’1”) or above as specified in Prize List. Local Competitions - no minimum height or spread, but fence
dimensions must be stated in the Prize List. (Note: see USEF web site,
www.usef.org, for Zone’s qualifying criteria for the National Pony Jumper
Championships).

Children's Jumper
To be ridden by exhibitors who have not reached their 18th birthday by December 1 of the current competition year. Fence heights to be set between 1.0
m (3’3”) to 1.15m (3’9”). Riders may not compete in any other class at the same competition where fences exceed 1.15m (3’9”) except the USEF Talent
Search Class. Horses may show at 1.40m (4’7”) or below with another rider. Cash winnings do not influence this classification. Sections and/or prize
money, if offered, may be divided and/or combined with the Adult Amateur Jumpers at the discretion of management.

Adult Amateur Jumper
To be ridden by exhibitors who are no longer eligible to compete as Junior Exhibitors. All exhibitors must be Amateurs in accordance with GR 1306 and
must show USEF Amateur Certification. Fence heights to be set between 1.0m (3’3”) to 1.15m (3’9”). Riders may not compete in any other class at the
same competition where fences exceed 1.15m (3’9”) except the USEF Talent Search Class. Horses may show at 1.40m (4’7”) or below with another rider.
Cash winnings do not influence this classification. Sections and/or prize money, if offered, may be divided and/or combined with the Children's Jumpers
at the discretion of management.

PHSA High Score Thoroughbred Performance Award
This is awarded to the PHSA registered thoroughbred- as defined as registered with or eligible to be registered with the Jockey Club, and whose owner and
rider are current members- who has compiled the greatest number of points in any PHSA Performances division(s). All points will be accrued at the “C”
rating to ensure balance amongst eligible competitors.
All Hunter Classes are judged on manners, performance, way of going and soundness. Age cutoffs are as of December
1 of the current show year. Ponies and juniors must have USEF measurement cards.

Hunter Breeding Classes are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, soundness and suitability
to become or in the case of sires and dams apparent ability to produce or beget hunters. Horses are to be judged for
conformation before being walked  and trotted. Yearlings, Two year-olds and Three year-olds are to walk and trot.
Horses that are not sound are ineligible for an award. Winners in all qualifying classes may show in the Best Young
Horse class. Second place winners may return.
Performance                                                                                     
Breeding                                                                                                                                                          
Pennsylvania Bred
A Pennsylvania bred is defined as an animal that has been foaled  in or bred by a Stallion (pony or horse) standing in Pennsylvania.

Thoroughbred and Non-Registered Thoroughbred Breeding Classes
Horses shown as a Thoroughbred must possess either their Jockey Club certificate of registration, the acceptance of their Jockey Club application for
registration or a Jockey Club tattoo. Proof of registration must be submitted at time of entry. An unregistered Thoroughbred is a horse that is the progeny
of a registered Thoroughbred stallion and a registered Thoroughbred mare, but does not possess Jockey Club registered papers or tattoo.

Pony Breeding
Breeding classes are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, soundness and suitability to become Pony Hunters. Transmissible
unsoundness is only to be considered in the case of sires and dam or prospective sires and dams. Ponies are to be judged for conformation before being
walked and/or jogged. Broodmares and weanlings are to walk. Yearlings, Two year-olds and Three year-olds are to walk and jog.

Hunter Breeding
Breeding classes are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, soundness and suitability to become or in the case of sires and dams
apparent ability to produce or beget hunters. Possible inheritable conformational defects are only to be considered in the case of sires and dams or
prospective sires and dams. Horses are to be judged for conformation before being walked and/or trotted. Broodmares and weanlings are to walk.
Yearlings, Two year-olds and Three year-olds are to walk and trot.

Young Hunter Pony Under Saddle
Five year olds and under suitable to become hunters. Open to ponies registered with the
PHSA and whose owners are current members. To be judged at a walk, trot and canter - not to jump.  Conformation 50%; performance, soundness,
manners and way of going 50%.  Two or more ponies than the number of ribbons awarded are to be stripped for conformation.

Young Working Hunter Under Saddle
Five year olds and under suitable to become hunters. Open to horses registered with the PHSA and whose owners are current members.  To be judged at a
walk, trot and canter - not to jump.  Performance, soundness, manners and way of going.

Young Hunter Under Saddle
Five year olds and under suitable to become hunters. Open to horses registered with the PHSA and whose owners are current members.  To be judged at a
walk, trot and canter - not to jump.Conformation 50%; performance, soundness, manners and way of going 50%.  Two or more horses than the number of
ribbons awarded are to be stripped for conformation.


Amateur Handler
Horse or pony to be shown on the line by an Amateur or Junior. To be judged on presentation of the animal to the judge, neatness and appearance of the
handler, and the overall condition of the animal.  Conformation will not be a determining factor.  This class is intended for the sole purpose of stimulation
of participation of the Amateur and Junior in the Breeding Division and does not limit that person to this class.
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Points start counting at the beginning  of the month that you join
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