American League Boosts Prize Money for Finals at Harrisburg
PAJune 13, 2002Riders now have even more reason to try
to qualify for the North American League (NAL) Finals, at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October.
NAL has increased the prize money for the Childrens Hunter,
Adult Hunter, and Childrens Jumper Finals to $10,000 for each
division. The NAL Pony Jumper Final has been increased to $5,000.
This is a one hundred percent increase in all four divisions. The
prize money for the Adult Jumper Final and the Open Jumper Speed
Final will remain the same as for 2001, $10,000 for the Adult Jumper
Final and $25,000 for the Open Jumper Speed Final.
number of riders who will be chosen to participate in the NAL Pony
Jumper Final has also been increased from 20 to 25 riders. Thirty
riders will also be eligible to compete in the Childrens and
Adult Hunters and Jumpers, as well as in the Open Speed division.
in the North American League continues to grow and we felt that
an increase in prize money was appropriate, said NAL Senior
Director Lloyd Longenecker. Were thrilled that the Series
continues to grow in size and in importance to those involved in
the hunter-jumper world.
Series classes for the six divisionsChildrens Hunter,
Adult Hunter, Childrens Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper,
and Open Jumperare held at hundreds of horse shows across
the United States and Canada and the 2002 season runs from September
1, 2001 through August 31, 2002. NAL members earn points for placings
in NAL classes throughout the year and selection for the Finals
at Harrisburg is based on point standings as of August 31, 2002.
not too late to join for the 2002 season. Riders need not be members
of the NAL to compete in the qualifying classes, but only current
members earn points towards the year-end finals. Membership applications
must be received at the League Office within 10 days of the completion
of an event for points from that event to count. The annual fee
is $20 per rider.
For membership applications, class specifications, upcoming qualifying
competitions, and current standings, please visit www.ryegate.com.
For further information, please contact Ryegate Show Services at
(717) 867-5643, fax to (717) 867-2174, or email NAL@Ryegate.com.