On Sep. 25, the United Professional Horsemen's Association sent out an email reminding National Championship Exhibitors that qualifications for select classes have been revised this year due to COVID-19.
AHHS Youth Medallion National Championships
The 2020 AHHS Youth Medallion Finals are open to any AHHS Junior Member in good standing. The qualification requirement has been eliminated. For information on the Youth Medallion program click here: http://hackneysociety.com/youth.html
Horse must be owned by a Missouri or Kansas resident 60 days prior to the American Royal commencement date or shown by a full time student of a college or university in Missouri or Kansas. The requirement that the horse must have been shown in four classes, at two ASHA recorded shows, in the states of Missouri or Kansas has been eliminated.
UPHA Challenge Cup Finals
The 2020 UPHA Junior and Senior Challenge Cup National Championships are open to any current UPHA Junior Member who has competed in any saddle seat equitation class beginning December 1, 2018 through November 1, 2020. The requirement a rider must have placed first through sixth in a qualifying class has been eliminated. The 2020 UPHA 10 & Under Walk/Trot Challenge Cup National Championship is open to any current UPHA Junior Member, rider 10 years of age or under. The requirement a rider must have placed first through sixth in a qualifying class has been eliminated. For Challenge Cup program info click here: https://www.uphaonline.com/challenge-cup
UPHA Classic Grand Championships
The qualification requirement for the 2020 UPHA Classics Grand Championships for Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies has been eliminated. Owner, trainer, exhibitor memberships, nomination and eligibility fees along with the entry fee are still required to compete in the Finals. For the Classic Eligibility form and program info click here: https://www.uphaonline.com/classics
UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Finals
The requirement a rider must have placed first through sixth in an UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup qualifying class in order to compete in the National Championship Finals, has been eliminated. For the Exceptional Challenge Cup forms and program info click Here: https://www.uphaonline.com/exceptional-challenge-cup
USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final
The 2020 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final is open to any USEF Active Junior Member in good Standing. The qualification requirement has been eliminated. For more information on the USEF Saddle Seat Medal, click Here: https://www.usef.org/compete/disciplines/saddle-seat/usef-saddle-seat-medal