2015 Pre-Green Incentive Championship Offers $14,000 in Bonus Awards
Lexington, KY, January 22, 2015 - The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) continues its recognition of great breeding and iconic American breeds with five bonus awards for high-scoring horses at the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Program Championship.
In its third year, the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Championship will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, August 11-13, 2015. The Championship enjoyed a 22 percent increase in participation in 2014, with 131 horses competing for the title of USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Champion. The bonuses offer special recognition and rewards, totaling $14,000, to encourage the highest standard of breeding in the United States. Please note that some of the bonus awards require exhibitors to register to be eligible. Bonus awards in 2015 include:
- $1,500 High Score Thoroughbred Presented by Take2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program
- $5,000 High Score American-Bred In Remembrance of Candie Owens, Presented by Oakwell Farms and DS Holdings, LLC
- $2,500 High Score American Quarter Horse Presented by Plastilite Corporation and Equine Semen Transporter
- $2,500 High Score Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship Alumni Presented by the Wheeler Family
The Pre-Green Incentive Program debuted in December 2012 and has garnered praise from members across the country for its encouragement of the development of young horses. The Pre-Green Incentive Program is open to horses of any age that are eligible to compete as a pre-green hunter under USEF rules. All entries intending to compete in the 2015 Pre-Green Incentive Championship must be entered no later than July 22, 2015, and enrolled horses must compete in a minimum of two USHJA Pre-Green Stake classes at competitions starting between December 1, 2013, and August 5, 2015. The Championship prize money topped $186,000 in 2014, and once again 65 percent of annual enrollment fees and 50 percent of the entry fees make up the total prize money. For more information about the Pre-Green Incentive Program, the Championship and bonus awards, visit www.ushja.org/pgip.