Kicking off spring and summer with WCHR weeks, the USHJA/WCHR Hunter Spectacular and gala, the Zone 10 Pony Challenge and the Markel Pony Hunter Derby, plus international and national derbies, in San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas, Blenheim EquiSports looks forward to hosting top events for hunters this season.
The USEF Junior Hunter Finals West Coast Championships return to Showpark in July and will be better than ever, with the addition of the first Hunterdon Cup on the West Coast.
And with qualifiers for pre-green horses, and NAL members, plus the return of the Sallie B. Wheeler Breeding Championships, Blenheim is The Place To Be for showing hunters in 2016!
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HUNTER RIDER (WCHR) MEMBER EVENTS
This season, Blenheim invites you to three weeks where hunters can earn valuable WCHR points for WCHR National & Regional Awards, and the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. Many of the West Coast’s best will be in attendance and those that earn the highest score and the most points within their section will also receive new show awards. Detailed information can be found here.
WCHR Member Shows:
Blenheim Spring Classic III, April 6 – 10
Showpark Ranch & Coast, May 10 – 15
Blenheim June Classic I, June 8 – 12
USHJA/WCHR HUNTER SPECTACULAR & WEST COAST GALA
Blenheim is pleased to once again offer the WCHR West Coast Hunter Spectacular and Gala during Blenheim June Classic I.
Along with the WCHR week and award recognition, on Saturday, June 11th, Blenheim looks forward to dressing up the International Field and Hilltop VIP for the event. More details here.
PONY PALOOZA IN THE SUMMER SUN
Ponies take center stage! Pony Palooza kicks off during Blenheim June Classic III, from June 22 – 26, with the Zone 10 West Coast Pony Hunter Challenge, open to all pony and riders combinations, with special awards to the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. The Emerson Burr Horsemanship regional test for Zone 10 will also be held during the week.
And the $5,000 Markel Pony Hunter Derby returns to Blenheim this year during the Red, White & Blue Classic, June 29 – July 3.
More details in the upcoming Summer Prize List.
USEF JUNIOR HUNTER FINALS WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS
AND HUNTERDON CUP… FIRST TIME ON THE WEST COAST
The US Junior Hunter National Championship showcases the best junior hunters in the nation. The prestigious final, held over two days, July 25 – 26 at Showpark, is comprised of three phases: handy hunter, classic, and under saddle phase. The highest cumulative score for all three phases determines the ultimate winner.
Look for more details about this year’s event in the Blenheim Summer Prize List coming soon.
Blenheim is pleased to present the first Hunterdon Cup on the West Coast! Named for hunter seat equitation icon George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon, the USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic (“Hunterdon Cup”) is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior member, at the time of the competition, and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year. For more details, please click here.
DERBIES! 5 INTERNATIONAL + 5 NATIONAL + 1 PONY
Starting with Spring Classic II, Blenheim looks forward to producing 11 exciting Hunter Derbies throughout the season, at all three locations, including this May at the Las Vegas Spring Classic. Besides crowning the winner of each event many other special awards will be offered… for more information click here.
USHJA International Hunter Derbies:
* Blenheim Spring Classic IV, April 13 – 17
* Showpark Ranch & Coast, May 10 – 15
* Las Vegas Spring Classic, May 18 – 22
* Blenheim June Classic II, June 15 – 19
* Showpark Racing Festival, July 27 -31
USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by T.H.I.S.:
* Blenheim Spring Classic II, March 30 – April 3
* Las Vegas Spring Classic, May 18 – 22
* Blenheim June Classic III, June 22 – 26
* Blenheim Fall Tournament, September 14 – 18
* The Las Vegas National, November 15 – 20
Markel Pony Hunter Derby:
* Blenheim Red, White & Blue, June 29 – July 3
Click here for the NEW Derby Special Awards.
PRE-GREEN POSSIBILITIES – USHJA & CPHA
It IS easy being green with the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive and the CPHA Pre-Green Programs! Get miles in the show ring and prepare to participate in Championships on both coasts in late summer and early fall.
Click here for more info on the USHJA Pre-green Incentive program, and for details on the 2016 CPHA West Coast Pre-green program, please click here.
BABIES! SALLIE B. WHEELER/U.S. HUNTER BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Some of the highest quality young horses in the country – yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds – get their chance to shine at Showpark! As well as the in hand championships for the young horses, amateur handlers also have their own class championship.
More information here.
NAL WEST COAST HUNTER QUALIFIERS & FINALS
The North American League (NAL) offers a great opportunity for competitors across the country to compete in Year-End Finals in the Adult & Children’s Hunter divisions. Anyone can compete in NAL qualifying classes, but only current members are awarded points. Joining the NAL is the best way for riders to get the points necessary to make it to the Finals held at the at The Las Vegas National. Annual memberships are only $40 per rider.
For more information, standings and membership details, click here.