The WIHS Equitation Finals and WIHS Pony Equitation Finals presented by Huntland are highlights of show week for junior riders, who compete throughout the year to qualify at more than 600 shows held throughout the country.
The 2021 qualifying period runs Sept. 1, 2020, through Aug, 31, 2021.
Riders must be WIHS members for points to count toward the finals. If you’re not already a member, sign up and start earning points for the 2021 WIHS Equitation Finals and the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals.
Eligibility: Invitations will be extended to the top 40 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period in the East Coast and West Coast Leagues as follows: 30 riders will be invited from the East Coast League and 10 riders will be invited from the West Coast League. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September. The same horse must be used in all phases of the class. No exceptions will be made. Riders competing in the WIHS Equitation Finals may not compete in the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals.
Format: The class will be conducted as a two-phase competition (a hunter course and a jumper course) followed by a final work-off. Horses to jump 3’6″ in hunter and jumper phases. The order for the first round will be drawn. The order of go for the Jumper Phase will be in reverse standing order of the Hunter Phase with the winner of the Hunter Phase competing last. See detailed Procedures for WIHS Equitation Finals.
Eligibility: Invitations will be extended to the top 25 junior riders who are eligible to compete based on their points earned during the qualifying period. Letters of invitation will be mailed in September.
Format: Ponies to jump 2’3″ (small), 2’6″ (medium) and 3’0″ (large). The same pony must be used throughout the class. Each pony may be ridden by one rider only, unless the judges request a change. Conventional tack per USEF rules. Riders competing in the WIHS Pony Equitation Finals may not compete in the WIHS Equitation Finals. This class will be conducted as a one-phase competition and a work-off.
Many answers to questions can also be found on the Morven Park International Equestrian Center website.