Frequently Asked Questions
North American League
What is the North American League?
The North American League (“NAL”) is a series of shows that offer events for
Children’s Hunters and Jumpers, Adult Hunters and Jumpers,
and Pony Jumpers.
How may a show offer NAL events?
Show organizers complete and submit an application to hold NAL events – at
least 30 days before their event. Show
Do I have to be a member?
is not required to compete in a NAL classic (or class), but only current members
earn points towards the finals.
Where are the finals?
Members earn points toward the finals – held at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), in October.
DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP THE HORSE TOO?
the rider need join, not the horse or pony.
Annual membership is $40 per rider.
HOW DO I EARN POINTS?
are earned in NAL jumper classics and NAL hunter classics (and hunter classes).
The number of competitors determines how many points are awarded.
WHERE MAY I FIND A RIDER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION?
memberships are available at member shows,
NAL web page, by contacting the league office. At this point,
memberships cannot be accepted via the net. Please print and mail or fax
HOW SOON AFTER I JOIN IS MY MEMBERSHIP ACTIVE?
Memberships are valid when received in the league office, with full payment. A member will be credited for points earned at any NAL event held within the previous 10 days, and all future events. Memberships are not made “retroactive.”
WHERE MAY I FIND A LIST OF SHOWS WHICH OFFER NAL EVENTS?
list of upcoming events is available here.
HOW DO I GET A PRIZE LIST OR PREMIUM BOOK FOR A SHOW?
must contact each show for a prize list, and entry information. This information
is not available through the league office.
WHERE MAY I FIND STANDINGS?
website is updated each Friday, with new standings and the revised upcoming
shows list. Hunter, Jumper
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SHOWS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STANDINGS?
to the “results not received” list on the NAL web
page. Results are processed as they are received. Please allow 3 weeks for
results to be received and processed.
MAY I FIND FINALS INFORMATION?
information is available on the league web page.
League members (as of June 1) will receive a prize list for the finals. Members
must submit a completed PNHS entry, on time, with the qualifying fee, to
be eligible. Members will not be “invited” to compete in the finals!
IS THE QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR THE FINALS?
All classes held at shows starting
on or after September 1 through shows starting on or before August 31 will be
counted toward this year’s finals.
WHAT WERE LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFF POINTS?
years points” are not relevant towards the current year. The top
horse/rider combinations that enter the finals will be accepted (Number
to be accepted is available here).
I HAVE TO JOIN EVERY YEAR?
If you want your points to “count.”