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Associate Program Details


The Virginia State Governor’s office has finally set forth procedures for horse shows. Please familiarize yourself with the Governor’s guidelines for all Associate sanctioned horse shows since we must follow local and state laws.   Phase 3 goes into effect July 1st:




2019 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show

The 2019 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show was held at the Virginia Horse Center, November 14th~17th.  We thank everyone who joined us for this wonderful weekend.


The Photographer from the East Complex has the following photos available each day on the links below: 

Thursday – East Complex
Friday – East Complex
Saturday – East Complex
Sunday – East Complex – Morning Classes
Sunday – East Complex – Afternoon Classes
The Coliseum Photographer was Teresa Ramsay.  Her website www.teresaramsay.com
Her telephone number is (540) 338-3377

2020 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines
The 2020 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the above title 


The VHSA Associate Top Ten Best Horse Shows
Congratulations to the following horse shows that are the winners of the 2018 best Associate Horse Shows for the 2018 show season as nominated by the exhibitors, owners and trainers. This award was presented on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at The Homestead during the Awards Luncheon.  The top ten best Associate Horse Shows and the Competition Managers of those shows are (in alphabetical order):



Central Virginia Show Jumping Association

Deep Run Fall Horse Show

Elmington Farm Horse Show

Farmington Hunt Club Show

Foxtail Farm Horse Show

House Mountain Horse Show

Morven Park Horse Show

VBHSA Cooler Show

VPBA Anual Horse & Pony Show

Whippoorwill Farm Horse Show

Show Manager

Sulu Rose Reed

Joy Robinson

Kathie Hamlin

Stephen Bickers

Dana Kiser

Molly Trimble Moore

Samantha Franklin

Sugi Dewan

Georgine Winslett

Leigh Ann Rigsby

Date of Show

August 11, 2019

September 7, 2019

May 11, 2019

June 1, 2019

August 3, 2019

July 9-10, 2019

July 6, 2019

September 14-15, 2019

April 20, 2019

April 7, 2019

VHSA Associate Point Structure for 2019

The following point system is for the 2019 Associate Horse Show Season. Each horse show is required to use this point system during their horse show and especially when pinning Champion and Reserve. If a show does not use the following point system, they will not be following the VHSA rules and will be considered not in good standing which may cause possible removal of VHSA sanctioning for any future shows.

Number of Exhibitors             1st   2nd   3rd  4th  5th  6th 
3* exhibitors up to 5 exhibitors  10      6       4     2      1     .5
6 exhibitors up to 9 exhibitors    11      7       5     3      2   1.5
10 exhibitors or higher                12      8       6     4      3   2.5

*with the exception of Jumper Divisions which is allowed a minimum of 2 exhibitors to complete the course (Hunters must have a minimum of 3 to complete the course)

Champion: 10 points
Reservie: 6 points

The number of exhibitors for the Division will be determined by the number of horses or ponies shown successfully (completed the course) in the first performance (over fences) class of all Hunter Divisions and the number of horses or ponies shown in the first class of the Hunter Pleasure Divisions. 

Year end points will only include the exhibitor’s top ten best horse shows, plus any points accrued at the Championship Show will be added to the 
exhibitor’s top ten for the final year end total. With the exception of the VHSA Associate Equitation Classes which will be total points for year-end.


The Barbara Meegan Young Rider Award
In recognition of Barbara's support of the Associate Program and her many years of being involved with young riders the Barbara Meegan Young Rider Award was established and will be awarded each year to a deserving person in her honor.  The following is the criteria for this prestigious award:

1.   The rider must be in their first year of competition in the VHSA Associate Program and have competed in Hunter or Equitation Divisions.

2.   The rider must have exhibited primarily in the Associate Program, but may have competed in divisions at USEF rated shows, with the exclusion of Regular Hunter,
       Working Hunter, Junior Hunters, Amateur Owner and Confirmation Hunter Classes.  (Limited showing to divisions such as:  Short Stirrup, Maiden Equitation, Local
       Classes- mostly Unrated Divisions)

3.   Riders are to be nominated by their trainers.

4.   The recipient will be selected at the year-end VHSA Associate Championship Show.

5.   Points of consideration will be as follows:
      a)  Points accumulated in the VHSA Associate Program
      b)  Performance at the Year End Show
      c)  Conduct and sportsmanship at the Associate Championship Show

6.   The recipient will receive a ribbon at the show and the trophy at the VHSA Banquet.