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Associate Program Details



The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 28th ~ 30th at the Deep Run Horse Show Grounds in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. This show will strictly be a Hunter Show with no jumper divisions offered. The VHSA Associate Summer Show will also be recognized by the Battlefield Horse Show Association, Capital Horse Show Association, DC Area Horse Show Series, Greater Richmond Horse Shows Association, Hampden Roads Horse Show Series, Middle Peninsula Horse Show Association, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Beach Horse Shows Association.

For the Associate Jumper Divisions the VHSA will recognize four regional horse shows in Virginia which will offer double points strictly for the Associate Jumper Divisions. A horse can only be awarded double points at just one of the following shows:

7/9-10/19   House Mountain Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia
7/21/19       Central Virginia Show Jumper Association Show in Manakin-Sabot, VA
8/3/19         BHSA Benefit Horse Show in Spotsylvania, Virginia
9/8/19         Sandstone Farm Horse Show in Millwood, Virginia

In order to have one of these horse shows count as an individual horse's double point jumper point show the owner/rider must complete the form that will be available at each of these horse shows designating that specific horse show as their one double point show. This form must be completed at the show and must accompany the horse show results that the Show Secretary will send to the VHSA office. If the VHSA office does not receive a form for your horse, then no double points will be awarded. There will be no exceptions - It is the owner/rider's responsibility to make sure to complete the form at one of the four horse shows of their choice.




2019 VHSA Associate Rules/Guidelines
The 2019 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):


BHSA Hunter Show

CP/MP Horse Show

Deep Run Horse Show

Elmington Farm Horse Show

Farmington Hunt Club Fall Show

Four Oaks Farm

House Mountain Horse Show

LinMorland Farm Horse Show

VBHSA Cooler Horse Show

West Neck Horse Show

Show Manager

Georgine Winslett

Michelle Poarch

Joy Robinson 

Kathie Hamlin

Stephen Bickers

Aileen Ryalls

Molly Trimble Moore

Victoria Skelding

Kasey Evans

Lauren Lake

Date of Show

October 28, 2018

May 26, 2018

September 8, 2018

May 12, 2018

June 2, 2018

April 14, 2018

July 11-11, 2018

March 31, 2018

September 22-23, 2018

October 13, 2018

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.