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Annual Meeting

Hotel rooms are selling fast for the 2014 USHJA Annual Meeting! Annual meeting will be held December 7-11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. A block of rooms has been reserved at Caesar's Palace for USHJA members attending with room rates ranging from $145-175 per night. Registration is expected to be open in the coming months!


Tentative Schedule:
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


To make your hotel reservation for the 2014 USHJA Annual Meeting, click here. For more questions and information, please contact Jill Insko at (859) 225-6716.

Deadline to Apply for Trainer Certification Program is September 15

The Trainer Certification Program (TCP) Committee reviews TCP applications three times annually. Completed applications and required documents must be received by USHJA by the following deadlines to be considered: 


January 15 for review in February

May 15 for review in June

September 15 for review in October 


Participation in the TCP, while voluntary, is encouraged for the ongoing professional support it provides. Becoming a Certified Trainer confirms a commitment to continuing one's professional development, which leads to an ever-increasing group of well-rounded and knowledgeable horsemen. 

For more information please visit the Trainer Certification Program page of our website or contact Matt McHugh at (859) 225-6705.

Apply to Host an EAP Regional or National Training Session! 

Applications are now being accepted from facilities to host a 2015 EAP Regional or National Training Session Presented by Dover Saddlery/Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals Presented by Sweet Briar College. Regional Training Sessions are five days in length with 24 riders and their horses being invited to attend. The National Training Session/Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals is four days in length with multiple EAP riders and HQC Finalists being invited to attend.


The host facility does not have to be a show facility to be considered. Private farms, boarding facilities, universities, prep schools, et cetera may apply, as long as the facility can meet USHJA/EAP requirements.


To access the online application and to read the host facility requirements, please visit the Emerging Athletes Program page of our website. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.


For more information on the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, contact Meghan Carney at (859) 225-6721.

Member's Choice Award

The Member's Choice Awards Program was developed to reward technically excellent and exhibitor friendly competitions and encourage communication between exhibitors and competition management. Exhibitors are asked to rate a competition's facility, personnel, hospitality and overall quality.


Is there a horse show you would like to see recognized? Complete an evaluation online today! Evaluations must be submitted by September 30, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 program year.

 Youth Award Application Deadline is September 1

Applications for two awards that recognize youth members for their equestrian and horsemanship achievements are now open! The USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award  identify potential future leaders in the equine industry who demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to USHJA by promoting the equestrian sport, exhibiting characteristics that exemplify positive sportsmanship principles and who serve as role models for their peers.

The application deadline for both the USHJA Youth Leadership Award and the USHJA Nominee for USEF Youth Sportsman's Award is September 1.

Visit the youth awards page to apply today! For more information contact Allison Eneguess at (859) 225-6703.

2014 Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award Nominations are Now Open

The Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award, established by the USHJA Owners Task Force in 2011, acknowledges a past or current owner who is, or has been, a true "patron" of the hunter/jumper industry. This award honors an owner who has created a legacy of giving back to the hunter/jumper sport through continued dedication and support.  The perpetual trophy, donated by EMO Agency, Inc., will be presented and its recipient celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, during the Evening of Equestrians dinner being held in conjunction with USHJA's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Previous award recipients include Helen Lenahan, Harry Gill, and Wilhelmine Stewart Kirby Waller.


Nominations are being accepted through October 15, 2014. For additional information, please contact Leslie Mangan or (859) 225-6704.

Upcoming USHJA Town Hall Meetings
Let your voice be heard. Plan to attend a USHJA Town Hall meeting in your area.

September 6

Lake St. Louis Preview Horse Show
Lake St. Louis, MO 
6:00 pm

Join in the conversation with USHJA President Bill Moroney about issues being discussed in our sport. Agenda items include: Hunter and Green eligibility, cap on Medal qualifying points, horse identification, the expansion of the Emerging Athletes Program, creation of additional Jumper championships, and drugs and medication best practices.


 Future Zone Town Hall Meetings:    

October 16
New England Equitation Finals-West Springfield, MA


For more information contact Chris Murphy, Education Programs Manager at (859) 225-6714.

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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