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Associate Program Details


2018 VHSA Year-End Awards
The 2018 Awards Luncheon will be held at the Homestead on Sunday, December 2nd.  Prizes will be given for 1st through 6th place.  Champion and Reserve Ribbons will automatically be mailed to all who are unable to attend the Luncheon.  If you are unable to attend the Awards Luncheon and would like your ribbon mailed to you, please send an e-mail request to vhsa@verizon.net.  Include name of horse/pony, owner's name, division and placement and where the ribbon should be mailed to you.  Ribbons will be mailed upon request after the Convention is held.  For details on the Annual Meeting & Convention and to purchase tickets for events at the Convention, please click on Events on the Home Page, click on Convention on the drop down menu and tickets can be purchased online.  The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, November 26, 2018.  If you would like to purchase tickets after this date, please call the VHSA office at (540) 349-0910 to check on availability.  Tickets are limited, so please reserve your tickets as soon as possible.   





The 25th Anniversary Associate Championship Horse Show Poster is still available for purchase at $20 each (postage included).  Anyone interested in purchasing a poster, please contact the VHSA office (vhsa@verizon.net).  Supplies are limited.




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.


2017 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show
Thank you to all of the exhibitors at the 2017 Associate Championship Horse Show.  This was the 25th Anniversary of this show and it was a great success!  Congratulations to all of the winners and especiall to those who were the Special Award Winners at the show:

Best Child Rider on a Horse:   Amy Lewis of Fairfax Station, VA

Best Amateur Rider:   Shannon Keany of Alexandria, VA

Forrest Linton Sportsmanship:   Liam deStanley of Leesburg, VA

Best Child Rider on a Pony:   Abigail Best of Toano, VA

The JT Tallon Memorial Trophy:   Jill Wilson of Louisa, VA

The Barbara Meegan Young Rider Award:   Jessie Gulden of Toano, VA

Grand Champion Pony:   In MY Pocket, owned and ridden by Abigail Best of Toano, VA

Grand Champion Green Pony:   Timber Dream Willy Be Mine, owned and ridden by Sydney Callagy of Norfolk, VA

Capital Challenge Team:   Virginia Beach Horse Show Association

Grand Champion Pleasure Pony:   Dreamacres Blue Moon Edition, owned and ridden by Hailee Roberts

The Photographer of the Show was Teresa Ramsay of Teresa Ramsay Photography (540) 338-3377, www.teresaramsay.com

The Videographer was Horseshoe Bend Media Group.  (434)384-0780, www.horseshoebendmediagroup.com

The following links are from Horseshoe Bend Media Group:

Thursday in East Complex:  https://horseshoebendmedia.smugmug.com/VHSA1117/

Friday in East Complex:  https://horseshoebendmedia.smugmug.com/VHSF1117/

Saturday in East Complex: https://horseshoebendmedia.smugmug.com/VHSS1117/

Sunday in East Complex:https://horseshoebendmedia.smugmug.com/VHSU1117/

The links are also available on their website (listed above) and on the Horseshoe Bend Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/horseshoebendmediagroup/



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.