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Specifications - The League presented by M&S Insurance Company

Specifications - The League presented by Marshall & Sterling Insurance 

General Membership: The Rider must be a League member for points to count. Any horse shown by a member rider will earn points in the division. Rider membership must be received in the League Office within 10 days after the completion of a League show for points from that show to count. Points will not be retroactive.

*Member shows may offer The League classes at no more than two shows in seven days.

Prize Money - Unrecognized Shows:  Total prize money must not exceed $10,000 at shows unrecognized by USEF offering The League presented by Marshall and Sterling Insurance classes.

Divisions Sanctioned

Hunters

 

Children's Hunter Classic (3'/Horses, 2'6”/Lg Ponies, 2'/Sm/Med Ponies)

 

Adult Hunter Classic (3')

 

Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic (2'6”)

 

USHJA 2’ Hunter (2'0”)

 

USHJA 2’6” Hunter (2'6”)

 

 

USHJA 2’9” Hunter (2’9”)

 

Low Children’s Hunter Classic (2’6”)

 

 

Low Adult Hunter Classic (2’6”)

 

 

Tiny’ Bit O’ 2’ Hunter Derby

 

 

Bit O’ Straw 2’6” Hunter Derby

 

 

Jumpers

 

Junior 1.15m Jumper Classic 

 

Adult 1.15m Jumper Classic

 

Junior/Adult 1.05m Jumper Classic

 

 

Junior/Adult .90m Jumper Classic 

 

 

Equitation

 

Junior Medal (3'6”)

 

Adult Medal (3') - Sponsored by Dover Saddlery™

 

Children's Horse Medal (3') – Sponsored by Pyranha™

 

2'6" Adult Medal (2'6")

 

2'6" Children's Medal (2'6")

 

Jr/Am Horsemanship (3'3")

 

Children's Large Pony Medal (2'6”)

 

Children's Small /Medium Pony Medal (2')

Results

Results must be received within 21 days of the completion of the show and must include:

 

Class results for each of The League classes or classics.

 

Champion and Reserve results for each hunter division (or submit the entire Championship Report).

 

Payment of Show Dues.

Results must show the Horse, Owner, Rider, Addresses, and Prize Money Won, where applicable. When classes are combined, results must indicate in which section points are to be awarded. Note: Results not received within 21 days, or without payment will not be processed.

HUNTER SPECIFICATIONS
Regular Division Requirements -
In all Classes or Classics, three riders must complete the course for points to count.

Qualifying Criteria: Horses will qualify based on points earned in their division during the qualifying period. A horse's points will be recorded only if the rider of record is a current League Member. A horse may accrue points in any division for which it is eligible, and may accrue points in multiple divisions, with multiple riders, provided the rider of record is a current League Member.

Eligibility

Children’s Hunter Horse Classic

 

Open to Junior riders on horses.  To be run as a two-round classic. Round one may be a designated over-fences class from the regular division.  Classic can be run separately or combined with Ponies and/or Adult Hunters.  Prize money is optional. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable.

Fences 3’0”

 

 

Children’s Hunter Pony Classic

 

Open to Junior riders on Small, Medium, or Large ponies.  To be run as a two-round classic. Round one may be a designated over-fences class from the regular division.  A separate Classic may be run for Small/Medium and Large ponies.  Classic can be run separately or combined with Children’s Horse and/or Adult Hunters.  Prize money is optional. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable.

Fences
2’6”
(Large)
2’0”
(Sm/Med)

 

 

Adult Amateur Hunter Classic

 

Open to Adult Amateur riders on horses.  To be run as a two-round classic. Round one may be a designated over-fences class from the regular division.  Classic can be run separately or combined with Children’s Hunter Horses and/or Ponies.  Prize money is optional. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable.

Fences 3’0”

 

Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic

 

Open to Junior or Amateur riders. No cross entry of horse/pony or rider into The League's Children’s Horse, Pony or Adult Hunter Classic. No cross entry of rider into any rated Hunters or any class with fences of 3’ or higher.  Prize money is optional.

Fences 2'6”

USHJA 2’ Hunter

 

Open to Juniors, Amateurs, and Professionals on horses or ponies. Oxers are optional, combinations are not permitted.  To be shown over a course of at least eight fences.  League points will be awarded in one designated class. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable. A horse and/or rider may only compete in one section of the height.

Fences 2'0”

USHJA 2’6” Hunter

Open to Juniors, Amateurs, and Professionals on horses or ponies. Combinations are permitted.  To be shown over a course of at least eight fences.  League points will be awarded in one designated class in the division. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable.  A horse and/or rider may only compete in one section of the height.

 

Fences 2'6”

USHJA 2’9” Hunter

 

Open to Juniors, Amateurs, and Professionals on horses or ponies.  Combinations are permitted.  To be shown over a course of at least eight fences.  League points will be awarded in one designated class in the division. Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable. A horse and/or rider may only compete in one section of the height.

Fences 2'9”

Tiny Bit O’ 2’ Hunter Derby

 

Two-round Classic. Fences 2’ with 2'4" Options. Open to Junior and Amateur riders on Horses and Ponies exclusively at HITS Horse Shows. Horse/pony must have entered in two classes over fences at the same show. No cross entry of rider into any class with fences at 2’6” or higher. Round 1 Classic. Round 2 Handy.  

Fences 2’

Bit O’ Straw 2’6” Hunter Derby

 

Two-round Classic. Fences 2’6” with 2'10" Options. Open to Junior and Amateur riders on Horses or Ponies. Horse/pony must have entered in two classes over fences at the same show. No cross-entry of rider into any class with fences at 3’ or higher. Round 1 Classic. Round 2 Handy. 

Fences 2’6”

 

Low Children’s Hunter Classic

 

Two-Round Classic. May be conducted as a separate two-round classic or if offering a division, round one may be a designated over-fence class with a separate second round outside of the division.  Open to Junior riders on horses or ponies. No cross-entry of rider into any Rated Hunter section.  No cross-entry of horse/rider combination into any classes where fences exceed 2'9".  Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable. May be combined with Low Adult Hunter Classic.

Fences 2’6”

 

Low Adult Amateur Hunter Classic

 

Two-Round Classic. May be conducted as a separate two-round classic or if offering a division, round one may be a designated over-fence class with a separate second round outside of the division.  Open to Amateur riders on horses or ponies. No cross-entry of rider into any Rated Hunter section.  No cross-entry of horse/rider combination into any classes where fences exceed 2'9".  Bonus points will be awarded to the division champion and reserve when applicable. May be combined with Low Children's Hunter Classic.

Fences 2’6”

 

Eligibility for Children's and Adult Hunters will be determined by show management.

 

 

 

Points
Awarded to the horse, provided the rider is a League Member. Points will be awarded to sixth place in each division in the same manner as Hunter Championships (i.e.; 10, 6, 4, 2, 1, ½). Points will be awarded on this scale regardless of the number of entries in the class. In the case of a combined class (i.e.: Children's/Adult Hunter), points will be awarded according to the ribbon won. Bonus Points will be awarded to the Champion (10 pts.) and Reserve Champion (6 pts.) in each division (not applicable for Bit o' Straw Hunter Classic). Only horses shown by Member Riders will have their points recorded.

Criteria

A Hunter Classic must be offered for Children's Hunter, Adult Hunter, Low Children/Adult Hunter, and the Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic. The Bit O' Straw Hunter Classic must be held as a separate two-round classic (i.e., the first round may not be a designated class of a division). Three riders must complete the course for points to count.  The rider need not be a member to compete, but only horses ridden by members will have their points recorded.

Special Circumstances - Combining Classics

If there are fewer than 8 entries in either the Children's or Adult Hunter classic, the Classics may be combined at management's discretion. When fewer than 3 entries in either section, the classics must be combined. When the Classics are combined under these circumstances and prize money is offered, the prize money and entry fee may be the lower of the two published in the Prize List. Points will be awarded according to the ribbon won.

Option A – Hunter Classic – Required for Children's Horse and Pony Hunters; Adult Hunters; Low Children's and Adult Hunters, and Bit O' Straw Hunters. 

Option B – Designated Class within the Division: Use this option for USHJA 2’, 2’6” and 2’9” Hunters.  In this case, the last class of the division, or another class in the division designated by show management will count as The League Class. The Designated Class must be indicated in the prize list and on the time schedule.

JUMPER SPECIFICATIONS 

Qualifying Criteria
Horses will qualify based on points earned in their division during the qualifying period. A horse's points won will be recorded only if the rider of record is a current League Member. A horse may accrue points won in any division for which it is eligible, and may accrue points won in multiple divisions, with multiple riders, provided the rider of record is a current League Member. Eligibility will be determined by show management.

Junior/Adult 1.15m Jumper Classic (High)

Fences 1.10m - 1.15m.  Open to Junior and Adult Amateur riders.  The horse must have entered in at least one other Jumper class at the same show.  No cross entry into the Low or Modified Jumpers.  Prize money must be offered according to the schedule below.  A separate Classic may be run for Juniors and Adults or it may be combined based on entries.  A separate Classic may be run for Juniors and Adults or it may be combined at the discretion of show management.

Junior/Adult 1.05 Jumper Classic (Low)

Fences 1.0m - 1.05m.  Open to Junior or Adult Amateur riders.  The horse must have shown in at least one other Jumper Class at the same show.  No cross-entry into the Modified or High Jumper Classic at the same show. Prize money is optional.  A separate Classic may be run for Juniors and Adults or it may be combined at the discretion of show management.

Junior/Adult .90m Jumper Classic (Modified)

Fences .90m.  Open to Junior or Amateur Adult riders. The horse must have shown in at least one other Jumper Class at the same show.  Horse/Rider combination may not compete in the Junior/Adult Jumper High or Low Classic at the same show. Prize money is optional.  A separate Classic may be run for Juniors and Adults or it may be combined at the discretion of show management.

Points / Money Won

Points are awarded to the horse, provided the rider is a League Member.

For all Jumper Classics: Points will be awarded to sixth place in each division in the same manner as Jumper Championships (i.e.; 10, 6, 4, 2, 1, ½). Points will be awarded on this scale regardless of the number of entries in the class. In the case of a combined class (i.e., Children's/Adult Jumper), points will be awarded according to the ribbon won. Only horses shown by Member Riders will have their points recorded.

A Classic must be offered for all Junior and Adult Jumper High, Low and Modified Classics. Prize money is required for the Junior and Adult Jumper High Classics (See table below).  Prize money is recommended yet optional for Junior and Adult Jumper Low and Modified Classics.

Criteria
Three riders must complete the course for points to count. The rider need not be a member to compete, but only horses ridden by members will have their points recorded.

Prize Money - Unrecognized Shows:  Total prize money must not exceed $10,000 at shows unrecognized by USEF offering The League presented by Marshall and Sterling Insurance classes.

Prize Money for Junior and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics
3-Day+ Shows

Minimum Prize Money must be offered as follows:

Junior 1.15m Jumper (High)
Adult Amateur 1.15m Jumper (High)
Combined Junior/Adult 1.15m Jumper (High)
Junior/Adult 1.05m Jumper (Low)
Junior/Adult .90m Jumper (Modified)

$1,000
$1,000
$1,500
Optional
Optional

Prize Money for Junior and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics
One and Two-Day Shows

Minimum Prize Money must be offered as follows:

Junior Jumper High
Adult Amateur Jumper High
Combined Junior/Adult Jumper High
Junior and Adult Jumper Low
Junior and Adult Modified Jumper

$250
$250
$500
Optional
Optional

Note: Minimum Prize Money must be awarded as published in the Prize List.

Special Circumstances - Combining Classes: It is suggested that separate classics be offered for High Junior and Adult Jumpers with minimum prize money of $1,000 for each classic. A combined Junior/Adult Jumper Classic may be offered with minimum prize money of $1,500. The Junior and Adult Amateur Jumper Classics may be combined if there are fewer than 20 entries in either Classic and less than 30 entries combined. The Classics must be combined if there are less than three entries in either section. When the Classics are combined under these circumstances, the prize money and entry fee may be the lower of the two published in the Prize List. Points will be awarded according to the ribbon won.                      

Note: Any discrepancy in results must be reported to the League Office within 30 days of posted results. Exhibitors are responsible for knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the League and are responsible for their own errors and omissions. Any conditions and/or questions that may arise, if not specifically covered herein, will be decided by the League Directors, and their decision to be final.

EQUITATION SPECIFICATIONS

Qualifying Criteria: Riders will be ranked in the Standings based on points earned throughout the current season. The rider must be a member for points to count.  Riders may compete in one Medal section only.  All Medal riders may compete in the Jr/Am Horsemanship at 3'3".
Points: Awarded to the rider, provided the rider is a League member. Points will be awarded to sixth place in the same manner as Hunter Championships (i.e.; 10, 6, 4, 2, 1, ½). Points will be awarded on this scale regardless of the number of entries in the class. Three riders must complete the course for points to count. 

Special Circumstances: 
The League Children's Medals: Separate Finals for Horses and Ponies will be offered. Points will be tabulated separately. Shows are encouraged to offer separate qualifying classes, but may, at their discretion, offer a combined class if entries and scheduling warrant. If a combined class is offered, fence heights and combinations must be adjusted for ponies. Results must distinguish between horses and ponies and must categorize the size of the pony (i.e. Sm/Med or Large). Points will be awarded according to the ribbon won.

Junior Medal

 

Open to Junior Riders. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at 3'6” including a combination and at least two changes of direction after the first fence. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same horse must be used in all phases. Only one rider per horse. Three riders must complete the course for points to count. May not be combined with any of The League Medals.

 

Fences 3'6”

Adult Medal 3’ - Sponsored by Dover Saddlery

 

Open to Adult Amateur Riders. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at 3' including a combination and at least two changes of direction after the first fence. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same horse must be used in all phases. Only one rider per horse. Three riders must complete the course for points to count. May be combined with Child Horse and/or Pony Medal.

 

Fences 3'

Children's Horse Medal  3’ – Sponsored by Pyranha

 

Open to Junior Riders on horses that are not competing in any Hunter or Equitation class in which the fences exceed 3’3”. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at 3’ including a combination and at least two changes of direction after the first fence. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same horse must be used in all phases. Only one rider per horse. Three riders must complete the course for points to count. No cross-entry of rider into The League Children’s Pony Medal at the same show. May be combined with Dover Saddlery™ Adult and/or Pony Medal.  

 

Fences 3'

 Children's 2'6" Medal

 

Open to Junior Riders on horses or ponies that are not competing at the same show in any class with fences exceeding 3’. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at the required height including at least two changes of direction after the first fence. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same horse must be used in all phases. Only one rider per horse. Three riders must complete the course for points to count. No cross-entry of rider into The League Children's Pony Medal at the same show. May ONLY be combined with The League Adult 2'6" Medal.

 

Fences 2'6"

Adult 2'6" Medal

 

Open to Adult Amateur Riders who are not competing at the same show in any class with fences exceeding 3’. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at 2'6"' including at least two changes of direction after the first fence. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same horse must be used in all phases. Only one rider per horse. Three riders must complete the course for points to count.  May ONLY be combined with The League Children's 2'6" Medal.

 

Fences 2'6"

Children's S/M/L Pony Medal

 

Open to Junior Riders on ponies that are not competing at the same show in any class with fences at 3' or higher. To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences at the required height with at least two changes of direction after the first fence. A combination is optional and must be adjusted according to fence heights. Two or more tests of the top four competitors are required. The same pony must be used in all phases. Only one rider per pony. (Riders may not ride in more than one height section of the class.) Three riders must complete the course for points to count.  No cross-entry of rider into the Pyranha™ Children's Horse Medal or Children's 2'6" Medal at the same show. May be combined with The League Children’s Horse Medal and/or The League Adult Medal.

*Fence heights are suggested, and should be used whenever possible. If Children's Pony specifications differ, show management may offer pony medal fence heights according to those specifications.

 

Fences 2'6"
(Large)*

Fences 2'0"
(Sm/Med)*

Jr/Am Horsemanship

 

Open to Juniors and Amateur Adults.  No cross-entry restrictions.  To be shown over a minimum of 8 fences including at least one combination (a double and a triple are preferred) and two changes of direction after the first fence.  At least 12 riders, if available, to return to show on the flat. Flat phase to include the working walk, trot sitting, trot rising, showing a lengthening of stride, working canter, working canter showing a lengthening of stride, and the counter canter (no more than 12 to counter canter at the same time). The same horse must be used in all phases. Riders may cross-enter into one Medal section.  Running martingale or standing martingale allowed in the jumping phase. No martingales allowed in the flat phase. Change of bridle is permissible between phases.

 

Fences
3'3” 

 

                                                                 

 

 

 

 Revised 1/29/24