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United States Sport Horse Breeders Association Institutes Member Recognition Program


Members to Earn Cumulative Awards for Competition Success of U.S. Bred Horses in Sport

BARNESVILLE, Md. — The United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA) announced its new USSHBA Member Recognition Program, aimed at celebrating the competition achievements of horses bred by USSHBA members in the USA. This program is effective immediately, and all USSHBA members are invited to participate.

Using the annual USEF Leading Breeder Rankings, USSHBA members will submit their ranking in any of the following six categories in which they are listed: Dressage, Eventing, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage Breeding, and Hunter Breeding. USSHBA will award points to Member for all eligible horses.

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The USSHBA has established five Levels of Recognition; Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each Level of Recognition has a points threshold that needs to be met, and, customized stall plaques will be awarded to participating USSHBA members for each level achieved.

"One of the core missions of the USSHBA is to raise awareness of the accomplishments of American sport horse breeders. USSHBA's Member Recognition Program will highlight the success of our breeders in producing horses that are competitive at top levels across the disciplines. We are very excited about launching this program that will bring attention to the efforts of breeders,” said Mary O'Connor, USSHBA President.

The United States Sport Horse Breeders Association was created to strengthen the presence and recognition of breeders throughout the US sport horse community. Founded in 2012, the USSHBA received IRS 501(c)3 nonprofit status in 2014. The USSHBA is designed to serve as a united voice available to sport horse breeders within all registries and disciplines in matters of sport governance, and as a bridge connecting breeders to each other and to owners, riders, and trainers across the national equestrian sport.

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Equine Events June 2018 Onward

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Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Start June 23

June 17, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

Hampton Classic Prizelist Available

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic is set to run Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The 2018 Prize list is now available at

A new online entry system is available directly through The Hampton Classic website.

Grandstand tickets for Grand Prix Sunday are also now on sale.

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Penn National Revises Green Hunter 3' and 3'3" Acceptance Policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After much debate and numerous exhibitor requests, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) announced it is going to maintain its previous policy regarding the acceptance of entries into the 3' and 3'3" "Green Hunter" divisions for the 2018 horse show.

On May 23, 2018, the PNHS announced the 3' and 3'3" Green Hunter entries would ...

MARS Essex Horse Trials Offers Top Equestrian Competition and Family Weekend in the Country 

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Whether you're an eventing enthusiast, just love horses, or are looking to spend an enjoyable early summer day in New Jersey's beautiful countryside, the Mars Essex Horse Trials offers all of the above in one of the most breathtaking settings in the state.

The Mars Essex Horse Trials returns with premier equestrian competition and a weekend of outdoor ...