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 1.0m (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 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 the this class.
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