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November 5 -10, 2018

UPHA American Royal National Championship

Kansas City, MO

For specific competition information, please visit the American Royal website here.

 

Consider supporting the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Finals with a donation today.

 

Eligibility

USEF Saddle Seat Medal Classes are open to Junior Members in good standing who have not reached their 18th birthday in accordance with GR127. No credit will be given for winnings before a competitor becomes a member. The first place winner is eliminated from further qualifying classes during that year. A rider must place first or second in a USEF Saddle Seat Medal qualifying class to be eligible to compete in the Final. To fill a class, two competitors must show with proper appointments. One win eliminates the rider from further competition in this class for the remainder of the qualifying season.

Qualification

List of riders qualified for the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final.

The History 

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) Equitation Medal was established in 1937 by the fourth President of AHSA, Adrian Van Sinderen, as part of his strategy to connect horse people across the United States. The original Van Sinderen trophy was awarded to the Junior Equitation rider who accumulated the most points in AHSA Medal classes in a given competition year. At that time, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat and Stock Seat riders were all vying for one trophy, often riding against one another in the same class. In 1948, the classes were divided into the individual riding disciplines. Van Sinderen had two more trophies made, one for Hunt Seat, and the other for Stock Seat. The Saddle Seat discipline retained the original Van Sinderen Trophy. In 1950, the Medal Final was fashioned into the competition format we now know, with qualifying classes and Final to determine the overall winner. 

Previous USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Champions

  • 2017 Molly Codeanne
  • 2016 Macey Miles
  • 2015 Cameron Kay
  • 2014 Aleia Brown
  • 2013 Jessica Wuesthofen
  • 2012 Hunter Chancellor
  • 2011 Alexandra Lawson
  • 2010 Nick Maupin
  • 2009 Fay Wuesthofen
  • 2008 Jacequline Beck
  • 2007 Brittany McGinnis
  • 2006 Alexandra Flynn
  • 2005 Ashley Alden
  • 2004 Kelsey Nicole Smith
  • 2003 Betty Cox
  • 2002 Devon Garone
  • 2001 Sarah Thordsen
  • 2000 Abby Christofferson
  • 1999 Claire Nilsson
  • 1998 Lauren Anne Murrell
  • 1997 Bryant Beltle
  • 1996 Andrea Perry
  • 1995 Matthew Williams
  • 1994 Amanda Arrick
  • 1993 Sara Lanctot
  • 1992 Emily Swanson
  • 1991 Adolph Zell
  • 1990 Allison Beard
  • 1989 Erin Swope-Votaw
  • 1988 Catherine Schuessler
  • 1987 Kate Harvey-Codeanne
  • 1986 Nancy Orscheln
  • 1985 Kelly Gilligan
  • 1984 Cameron Martin
  • 1983 Megan Stuart
  • 1982 Jama Hedden
  • 1981 Nell Anne Perry Witning
  • 1980 Janice Christensen
  • 1979 Ashley Tway
  • 1978 Dabney Cubbage Meaux
  • 1977 Carol Reams
  • 1976 Virginia Cable Hally
  • 1975 Kate Williams
  • 1974 Mary Lib DeNure
  • 1973 Dana Lyon
  • 1972 Judy Maccari-Harris
  • 1971 Susie Maccari Kuntz
  • 1970 Julee Lampkin
  • 1969 Barbara Hoffman
  • 1968 Janet Henry
  • 1967 Judy Fisher
  • 1966 Andrea Watson DeVogel
  • 1965 Edward Lumia - Deceased
  • 1964 Julianne Schmutz - Deceased
  • 1963 Randi Stuart Wightman
  • 1962 Cathlyn Patrick
  • 1961 Gloria Green
  • 1960 Mary Anne Cronan
  • 1959 Brienne Jorgensen
  • 1958 Lynne Girdler Kelly
  • 1957 Kathy Whiteside
  • 1956 Luann Beach
  • 1955 Sandra Harris
  • 1954 Martin Rosenweig
  • 1953 Roberta Smith
  • 1952 Barbara Clevely
  • 1951 Gail Fenbert
  • 1950 Carol Kruse
  • 1949 Alice Gudebrod
  • 1948 Corinne Hoffman

Contact

For questions concerning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal program please contact:

Chuck Walker

cwalker@usef.org
859 225 6955

 

Forms and Publications

USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final Donation Brochure

Brochure for Donations to the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final