About the Hunterdon Cup
The Hunterdon Cup was named in honor of George Morris and his farm,
Hunterdon. Morris is an icon of hunter seat equitation, who "constantly
prompts correct riding and excellence in competition", says Diane Carney,
a past member of the Junior Hunter Task Force. Carney and Lynn Jayne
graciously donated the Hunterdon Cup perpetual trophy that is presented
each year to the class winner. "I was thrilled to share the honor with
Diane to donate the trophy recognizing such an incredible horseman",
states Jayne. "It is important to ensure that future generations understand
how George influenced our principles of hunter seat equitation."
The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic ("Hunterdon Cup") is open to any rider that is an active
USHJA junior member and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show
Jumping Talent Search or WIHS Equitation Classic
at a competition starting between July 2 and July 1 of the qualifying year.
Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he or she will not be allowed to
compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.
The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a three round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters. The course will consist of 10 hunter type fences set at 3’6”.
The 2013 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held
July 30, 2013, during the USEF Junior Hunter Championships East Coast held July
29 to 31, 2013, at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY.
Genevieve Zock Wins 2012 Hunterdon Cup
July 26, 2012
17 year-old Genevieve Zock of Scarsdale, NY is enjoying her final junior year of competition
and she can now add the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic Champion to her list of accomplishments.
Zock bested 63 of the sport's top junior equitation riders to clinch the victory.
Held during the East Coast Junior Hunter Championships, the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup is a rare equitation
event that embodies equitation's fastidiousness with the handy skills of the hunters. The Hunterdon Cup is open to Active
USHJA junior members who have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Classic event between
July 2 through July 1 of the qualifying year. The competition consists of three rounds over fences; the Hunter phase, the Handy
ride, and the Work Off round in
which returning riders change horses and repeat all or part of previous courses. Course designer Bobby Murphy of Lexington,
KY was tasked with creating challenging 3'6" layouts which included two fences with no ground lines and tested each competitor's
horsemanship skills. At the conclusion of the second round judges Scott Williamson of Wellington, FL and Bob Braswell of Ocala,
FL had narrowed the field to four riders for the Work Off; Genevieve Zock, Hasbrouck Donovan, Lillie Keenan, and Meredith Darst...