Western New England Professional Horseman's Association
"Horsemen helping Horseman"
In an exciting expansion of the traditional horse show calendar, the Western New England Professional Horseman’s Association (WNEPHA) has agreed to offer Year End High Point awards for both English and Western Dressage classes. This series of shows will be called the Western New England Dressage Series. The goal is to offer additional opportunities for professionals in the area to educate horses and riders in both disciplines and progress towards year end awards through an interactive series of horse shows.
Year end awards will be given in the following Divisions:
First Level through TOC
Level 1 through TOC
As of the 2017 show year: A horse and rider combination are only eligible to win a year end championship award at either introductory or training/basic level two years in a row. This rule will not apply to First Level/Level 1 or up as these are based on the rider's and trainer's discretion to choose the appropriate level for the horse as they progress up the training scale.
Professional Test of Choice: Professionals will choose their tests based on the horse's level of competition. There will be 2 separate Professional Year End Awards: one for the highest number of points for a horse/professional rider combination, another for the highest overall number of points for a professional, regardless of number of horses shown. For ease of scheduling, professionals will ride during classes based on their test level, but scored separately from the class.
Points: For ease of scoring, points will be awarded as a set point value for each score, instead of placings, in increments of 5 points, using the 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point system. Meaning scores of: