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The American Warmblood Registry offers an award for the highest scored American Warmblood shown at the East and West Coast Sallie B. Wheeler/US Hunter Breeding National Championship. The Sallie B. Wheeler/US Hunter Breeding Championship was created in 2002 by the United States Equestrian Federation to increase awareness of the Hunter Breeding division and provide an arena for handlers, owners, and breeders to showcase their talented young hunter prospects.
The National Championship is open to yearlings, two-year olds, and three-year olds and $1000 in prize money is offered in each class. There are no qualifying requirements for the Championship and any horse that is recorded with USEF and USHJA is eligible to compete. Classes are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, and suitability to become hunters.
The Sally B. Wheeler Championship will be held at the East Coast on August 27 at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington/KY, and at the West Coast on August 31, 2016, at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, CA.
The American Warmblood Registry is proud to again participate in the US Dressage Finals High Score Breed Awards. The high score breed awards are a valuable opportunity for additional recognition available at the 2016 US Dressage Finals, to be held on November 9-12, 2016 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
There are four awards offered, two high-score awards for adult amateur riders, one for the national levels (Training through Fourth Levels combined) and one for the FEI Levels (Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix combined).
There will also be two high-score awards for open riders, one for the national levels and one for the FEI Levels, as described above.
This year, the Registry will again recognize the Champion and the Reserve Champion of the various levels of the Open Division from Training through Grand Prix. In addition, up to five placings will be recognized in all optional categories.To be eligible for participation in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program, horses must be registered with the AWR, shown as AWR horses, and their owners must be current AWR members in good standing.
Important note: Please make sure that your horse is AWR-registered and entered in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program 2016 as an American Warmblood. And please check if your AWR membership is current. Because only then will you and your horse be eligible for the awards! The registration deadline is Aug 1, 2016!
Please refer to the USDF website for the rules and the details on the Open Division and the Optional Categories.
From the USDF’s desk – New as of 2015: It has been determined that as of the 2015 Regional Championship Program year, the Intermediate B test will no longer be used as a qualifying test for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships. The Intermediate II test will be the only test used to qualify for the Intermediate II level of the Great American/USDF Regional Championships. The test to be ridden at the 2016 Regional Championships and US Dressage Finals will be the Intermediate II test.