2018 Show Circuit Guide

MHA accepts affiliated shows sponsored by horse clubs and individuals to form a 10 to 20 show high-point year-end awards circuit and recognizes over 150 classes/divisions for year-end awards!

As of March 29, 2015 there were:
14 Pleasure Shows(3 of which are double-judged)
1 Hunter-Jumper Show

View Archive of 2016 Winners

View Archive of 2015 Winners

View Archive of 2014 Winners



Show Circuit Basics

  1. In “horse-judged” classes, horse must be owned by an MHA member.
    2018 Membership Application
  2. In equitation & showmanship/grooming, the rider/handler must be an MHA member.
  3. If you show under a farm name as owner, it must be registered with MHA with at least one owner a current member.
  4. To qualify for year-end honors, earn points in your class/division at three (3) different shows

    NOTE: Double judged shows count as TWO shows: i.e. a ribbon in each class/division from each judge counts as a show.

IMPORTANT: If your class/division is commonly not held three times, MHA encourages you to contact Show Managers to lobby for inclusion of your class. Sponsoring (or getting someone to sponsor the class) helps also. The point system is based on the RATING of the show AND the NUMBER in the class.


• Classes restricted to Junior Exhibitors – MHA awards high score, reserve high score, third through sixth place ribbons
• MHA Medallion Pleasure – gold, silver and bronze trophies to the top three.
• All other classes/divisions – MHA awards high score and reserve winners.

MHA also offers a number of Challenge, Perpetual and Special Trophies. View available awards and past winners.
A complete list of Rules and Pointed Classes is in the 2017 Rule Book.

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