2013 World Championship Hunter Rider Season Is Here!

The 2013 WCHR Season Opener is scheduled to get underway January 23 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The first of 57 Member Events, all qualifiers for Regional and National awards and the WCHR Finals held during the Capital Challenge Horse Show.

To be eligible to earn points and awards each participant must be a current WCHR member so if you haven’t joined yet please visit the WCHR Membership Page to do so. The 2013 WCHR Calendar is now online.

New For 2013

Starting with the 2013 WCHR competition year, the United States Equestrian Federation will be tracking points for the WCHR Program. For this reason, all WCHR membership applications must be completed online. Only WCHR applications completed online will be accepted and considered valid.

*USHJA is not responsible for and cannot honor WCHR membership applications that are not completed online.

Once a rider has won three cumulative Regional Championships in the same category (Children's, Junior or Pony only), that rider is no longer eligible for regional awards in that category. The policy is retroactive to the start of the WCHR Program and includes Regional Championships won in years prior to 2013. The rider may join as a member in said category and remain eligible for national awards.

No changes of category accepted after June 1 of the qualifying year. If the final Member Event in a region begins prior to June 1, no category changes will be accepted once the final Member Event has commenced.

2013 Developing Professional Specifications

Riders and owners must be members of WCHR by midnight Eastern Time of the final licensed day of a competition for points from that competition to count toward WCHR standings and awards. Following USEF rules, there is not a ten day grace period.

Important Registry Information: A $40 Farm/Business Owner membership requirement is still in effect for those owners interested in accumulating points toward Owner awards for horses whose owners of record are farms or businesses. The WCHR Program follows the USEF model by requiring the owner of record of each horse competing to be a current WCHR member, in order to accumulate points toward WCHR Owner awards and trophies. If a horse's recorded owner is a farm/business, the farm/business must be a current member of WCHR at the time of competition for owner points earned by that horse to be considered valid. WCHR considers the owner of record to be the owner listed in competition results.


For more information please contact Kelley Douglas at 859.225.6717.