USHJA Rules Resource

Dear USHJA Members,

This USHJA Yellow Book of 2014 Rule Change Proposals contains the rules which could have an impact on our sport. These were submitted by the USHJA, USEF and individuals ... (Read More)

USHJA proposed rule changes are the result of hard work and research by USHJA Task Forces, Committees and Working Groups and are forwarded in the spirit of our Mission as a competition-based sport organization that serves its members through programs, recognition, education and communication.

All of these rules are currently being reviewed by USHJA Task Forces and Committees which will provide their feedback and actions by the start of the Annual Meeting. Working Groups and Standing Committees will review these actions and feedback as they consider the rules and provide their final actions and feedback for review by the Board of Directors.

If you would like to provide input on a specific rule, please send an e-mail with the tracking number and Rule number to Deadline for USHJA member input is November 1, 2014. You will receive notice that your input has been received. All feedback will be sent to the applicable task force(s) and committee(s).

Thank you for your interest and involvement in the process.

Click here to view 2014 Active Rule Change Proposals

As part of our ongoing effort to educate members, USHJA is dedicated to making this rule page a resource for the membership to get information on new rules, the rule proposal process, approval process and other helpful information regarding rules affecting hunters and jumpers.


The Approved, Disapproved and Withdrawn sections below contain the rule change actions taken by the USHJA Board of Directors at the December 12, 2013 meeting and approved by the USEF Board of Directors at the January 12, 2014 meeting.

Current Hunter Rules

Current Equitation Rules

Current Jumper Rules

Current Hunter Jumper Competition Standards

Current USEF General Rules

2014 USEF Presidential Modifications
For up to date information, visit the USEF website, which is updated mid-month, after the USEF Executive Committee Meetings.


USHJA Resource Guide

2015 USHJA Competition Standards Resource Guide - Steps to Obtaining & Maintaining a USEF Competition License

Full Rule Language for Resource Guide -
Chapter HJ - Hunter/Jumper Competitions Standards

Rules Help Page

The Rules Help Reference page includes how to search for a rule change proposal, the rule change process, how to fill out the proposed rule change form and the review process.

Rule Change Archive Page

Additional Information
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