Nomination Criteria

Show Hunter nominees must meet the following three criteria:
1. Horse must have been stabled in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Horse must have proven itself as an outstanding show hunter (e.g., champion or reserve champion at a major national competition such as the National Horse Show, the   Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, or the Devon Horse Show).
3. Horse must be permanently retired from showing.
 
The Horseman category is open to riders, trainers, owners and pillars of the show hunter community.
Candidate must meet the following three criteria:
1. Candidate must have resided in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Candidate must have participated in the show hunter community for a minimum of 15 years.
3. Candidate must have made a substantial positive impact on the upper levels of the sport of show hunters.

The Elma Garcia award is given annually to an exemplary horse that showed in the Adult Amateur or Children’s Hunter division.
Horse must meet the following three criteria:
1. Horse must have been stabled in NC or SC for a minimum of 6 months.
2. Horse must have proven itself as an outstanding show hunter in the Adult Amateur or Children’s Hunter Division at USEF (previously AHSA) sanctioned horse shows.
3. Horse must be permanently retired from showing.