Watch! USEF Junior Hunter Championship – West
Talented Junior Hunters Compete In The 2017 USEF Junior Hunter National Championship
Watch the Video to learn more about this great event.
The best junior hunters from across the country are competing for top honors in the 2017 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships. The championships are taking place on both the East and West Coasts for the 3’6” and 3’3” Junior Hunter, with the riders separated into 15 & Under and 16-17 sections, as well as Small Junior Hunter and Large Junior Hunter.
Riders compete in three phases: Classic Round, Under Saddle, and Handy Hunter. The Under Saddle phase counts for 20% of the rider’s overall score, while both the Classic Round and Handy Hunter count for 40%. Ribbons will be awarded after each phase in the various sections and overall winners will be named at the end of the competition. Finally, a Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Best Mare will be crowned for both coasts.
The festivities have begun with the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – West Coast at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, Calif., July 24-25.
Riders are competing over courses designed by Scott Starnes (Bend, Ore.) in front of judges Kim Dorfman (Aiken, S.C.), Gary Duffy (Palm Beach, Fla.), and Robin Swinderman Mitchell (Morriston, Fla.).