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Welcome to the USHJA Jumpers' Newsletter. This newsletter is sent monthly to USHJA members designated as a jumper. We hope you enjoy it and encourage feedback. Tell us what you would like to see in upcoming issues! Send any comments or questions to myushja@gmail.com.


Cast Your Vote for Equestrian and Horse of the Year

Your votes are an integral part of deciding which of the nation's leading riders and horses will be named the USEF Equestrian and Horses of the Year.  


Make sure you place your votes today. Voting will run through midnight ET December 30, 2013. Winners will be named on January 11th during the 2014 USEF Annual Meeting as part of the 2013 USEF Year End Awards Gala.


Vote for the USEF Equestrian of the Year.

Vote for the USEF Horse of the Year.

Langer Named U.S. Show Jumping Young Rider Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor

Lexington, KY - The United States Federation's High Performance Working Group has approved the recommendation of DiAnn Langer as the U.S. Show Jumping Young Rider Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor. Both the Search Committee, chaired by Eric Straus,  and the  USEF Show Jumping High

Performance Committee recommended Langer for this new position. Langer  is tasked with developing and implementing a pipeline for the USEF Show Jumping discipline and will begin her new role in December 2013.

USHJA Holiday Schedule

The USHJA offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from Monday, December 23 through Friday, December 27 to share the season with our families. The office will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1 to celebrate the New Year.


USHJA staff would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season and all the Best for the New Year.

Winners of Inaugural Young Professionals Ranking System Announced

The USHJA Young Professional Ranking System nationally and regionally ranks young professionals (USEF competition ages between 21 and 35) based on their competition merits in the hunter and jumper rings. This new program includes five sub-systems: three for jumper riders and two for hunter riders. Riders receive points throughout the competition year based on their show results. Through this system, the USHJA hopes to promote and recognize the accomplishments of young professionals.


Jumper Rider System: Andrew Kocher of Missouri earned $32,008


Mini-Prix Rider System: Andrew Kocher of Missouri earned $60,750


Grand Prix Rider System: Kent Farrington of Florida earned $439,681


Hunter Rider System by Points: Hope Glynn of California earned 29,484 points


Hunter Rider System by Money Won: Elizabeth Boyd of South Carolina earned $151,056


Please click here to learn more about this new program and contact Carrie Vaught at (859) 225-6703 with any questions.

High Performance Jumper Clubs' New Season Underway

The jumper clubs were established to acknowledge the high performance riders in each zone as well as nationally.


The 1.40m Club honors riders who have placed and won prize money in 1.40m or above classes at a minimum of five different USEF-recognized competitions; that is, classes that are listed in the prize list at 1.40m or above. These riders will be awarded a certificate from the USHJA signed by both the president and zone chair.


The 1.50m Club recognizes riders who have placed and won prize money in 1.50m classes or above in at least three different USEF-recognized competitions that is, classes that are listed in the prize list at 1.50m or above. These riders will receive a certificate from the USHJA signed by both the president and zone chair.


The standings are based on competitions held from September 16 through September 15 of the current year.


Please direct questions on these awards to Marla Holt at (859) 225-6710.

Sponsors and Partners
The USHJA would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their support of our many programs and endeavors. For more information, click the sponsor logo(s) below.
United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033
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