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Viva Las Vegas -ROOMS STILL available!

This year's USHJA Annual Meeting will be at the fabulous Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The dates are December 7-11, which is during the same week as the National Finals Rodeo and rooms are going quickly!


A block of rooms with a special rate has been reserved for the 2014 USHJA Annual Meeting at Caesars Palace. The following USHJA room rates will be available until the group block is sold-out: Sunday, December 7th at $175 and Monday, December 8th - Thursday, December, 11th at $145. The special USHJA room rate is no longer available Friday, December 5th or Saturday, December 6th, however, there are still hotel rooms at the rack rate and plenty of other hotels close by. Don't wait to book or you could be gambling away a room at the iconic Caesars Palace, make your reservations early.


USHJA Hotel Room rates available online now.


Or call the Caesars Palace Reservation Center at 866-227-5944 and refer to the USHJA Annual Meeting or use the group code, SCHJA4. For questions or concerns about hotel reservations please contact Donna Devadas at (540) 687-5810.


The final schedule has not been set however the tentative schedule will go as follows:

Sunday: Zone & Affiliate Meetings starting at noon
Monday: Rule Changes, Committee Meetings & Welcome Reception
Tuesday: Rule Changes, Committee Meetings & Evening of Equestrians
Wednesday: Committee Meetings
Thursday: BOD Final Meeting ending at noon


If you need additional information or have questions concerning USHJA Annual Meeting please contact Jill Insko at (859) 225-6716.

USHJA At the Gate App 

The updated USHJA At the Gate App, presented by LEGISequine.com is now  available! Invaluable information on USHJA Programs, USEF rules, show specs, along with great tools such as Note Taker and Snap Shot- all right on your favorite mobile device. The latest update is available for Apple iPhone and Android versions.

Member's Choice-Competition Evaluation: YOUR Opinion Counts

The Member's Choice Awards Program was developed by the Competition Standards Committee to reward technically excellent and exhibitor friendly competitions. An additional purpose of the program is to encourage communication between exhibitors and competition management. Exhibitors are asked to rate a competition's facility, personnel, hospitality and overall quality using a scale of poor to excellent.


The results of this survey are confidential and are considered solely for the purpose of the Member's Choice Awards Program. Results are not released or used for any other purpose outside of the Awards Program.


As you travel the Spring and Summer circuits, please take a moment to share your horse show experiences at the Members Choice Program site. Questions may be directed to Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.

USHJA Young Professionals Committee Offering TCP Grant Opportunity 

Up and coming young professionals accepted into the Trainer Certification  Program, presented by Markel Insurance Company, who are between the ages 21-35, per USEF competition rules, are eligible to apply for a $225 grant to cover the cost of the TCP exam fee. The Young Professionals Committee may award up to three grants per year.


Grant Applications and two letters of recommendation are due to the USHJA on the same respective deadline as an applicant's complete TCP application-with no exceptions. These deadlines are:


January 15

May 15

September 15


Grant Applications will be reviewed by the Young Professionals Committee in the month following each deadline.


Please contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721 with questions regarding this grant opportunity generously provided by the Young Professionals Committee.

2014 EAP National Training Session Dates and Location Announced  

DoverUSHJA and the Emerging Athletes Task Force are proud to announce the 2014 Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlerly, will be hosted by the University of Findlay November 13 - 16, 2014, at the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex at the University of Findlay. The 32-acre James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex, four miles south of the main University of Findlay campus, is an ideal setting for the Emerging Athletes National Training Session


The Equestrian Complex boasts two indoor arenas, a large classroom conveniently located inside the stall barns, a heated viewing lounge overlooking the large arena and numerous amenities for both horse and rider. USHJA would like to thank the University of Findlay for generously donating the use of their facility for this exciting event. The 2014 EAP Nationals is supported in part by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation.


For questions or additional information regarding the Emerging Athletes Program, presented by Dover Saddlery, please contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.

Everything You Like About USHJA is on Social Media

If you've got a mobile device - you can stay up to date with your favorite USHJA programs from anywhere at anytime! Be sure to visit and Like our Facebook pages - Official United States Hunter Jumper Association Group,International Hunter Derby, USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program, USHJA World Champion Hunter Rider and USHJA In Stride. Plus Twitter too!


From program announcements to event coverage to important rule news - USHJA will keep you informed.

USHJA Outreach Program
USHJA Outreach competitions are easy to hold and participation is open to all equine enthusiasts. Riders who are members of the USHJA at the Outreach, Collegiate level or higher will be eligible for year-end awards.

For more information on applying to be a USHJA Outreach Competition or to find Outreach Competitions in your area, visit the USHJA Outreach Competition website or contact Chris Murphy at (859) 225-6714.
USHJA Directory of Clinics
May 9-10
Diane Carney
Parker, CO
May 9-11
Nick Karazissis
Leonia, NJ
May 10-11
Jeff Cook
Birmingham, AL
May 10-11*
Geoff Teall & Julie Winkel
Quinton, VA
May 17-18
Robert Gage
Green Bay, WI
May 31-Jun 1
Julie Winkel
Sparta, MI
*Depicts a TCP Clinic
TCP Clinics are presented by Markel Insurance Company
For more information on all upcoming clinics click here
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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