After four years of very successful USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships across the country, USHJA is expanding this model to include 1.20/1.25 Junior/Amateur and 1.30/1.35 Junior/Amateur Jumper sections in 2017.
The Championships provide riders with a competitive team experience and an opportunity to earn Zone Horse of the Year points in their respective jumper sections. The Championships are held by zone and consist of both team and individual competition.
Each host of the Zone Jumper Team Championships will determine which sections of the championships are offered. At a minimum they will all offer the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper section.
For a chance to qualify, an interested rider must complete an application by May 1 and earn a minimum of 20 points (or $20 money won) between December 1 and June 1 in the permitted sections run at the designated fence heights and held at USEF-licensed competitions. Riders will continue to accumulate points, which will be used to determine their qualification for the Championships, until 60 days prior to the date of their zone's championships. The point accumulation period begins December 1.
Riders must also ensure they do not jump higher than the fence heights permitted for their section and that they and their horse meet all the other requirements. This information is detailed in the championship specifications.
Applications will open in February 2017.