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NIGHTWATCH™ is Poised to Save The Lives of Many HorsesCO
After much anticipation, horse enthusiasts can now pre-order the revolutionary NIGHTWATCH™ smart halter/collar online at at a special introductory price starting at $499.99 for a limited period of time. Delivery is anticipated this summer. ... Read More

USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship Adds Tier II Rider BonusTCP
USHJA has developed a Tier II Rider Bonus for the 2016 Pre-Green Incentive Championship. Based on the successful model used in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, the tiered approach will pay out $10,000 to Tier II riders on top of any Championship winnings or the existing Bonus Awards for horses.
"We're very excited to offer additional prize money to Tier II competitors at the Pre-Green Incentive Championship," said Colleen McQuay, chair of the Pre-Green Incentive Task Force. "Each year we see such great competitors from across the country come to compete at the Championship, and great competition deserves to be rewarded and recognized. The Tier II component allows us to do just that." ... Read More
Do You Have Children's or Adult Amateur Hunter OR Jumper Riders in Your Barn?ChAAHunter
USHJA has two exciting programs specifically for Children's and Adult Amateur riders!

Ch/AA HUNTER Regional Championships
Qualifying is underway for the new 2016 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships, presented by SmartPak, which features team competition for the hunters!

Have your riders apply to have their Children's or Adult Amateur Hunter points count toward qualifying, and there is no obligation to attend when they apply. Qualifying and application deadlines differ for each Regional Championships. For more information, visit

Ch/AA Jumper Championships
Qualifying is also underway for the 2016 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships, which offer riders an introduction to the team experience as well as an opportunity at Zone HOTY points.

Your riders can apply to have their Ch/AA Jumper points count toward qualifying, and there's no obligation to attend when they apply. The Championships are organized by zone, so visit for more information about your Championships.

SmartPak Joins as Presenting Sponsor of USHJA Ch/AA Hunter ChampionshipsSmartpak
USHJA is pleased to announce SmartPak as the presenting sponsor of the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships for 2016 and 2017. SmartPak will provide each competitor with a rider bag and polo shirt.

"SmartPak has always been a great supporter of the USHJA, and we're very excited about their sponsorship of our Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Regional Championships," said USHJA Executive Director Kevin Price. "We look forward to this program bringing value and a new team dynamic to Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter competitors who are at the heart of competitive hunter/jumper sport." ... Read More
Do you have a rider who is completing jumper-style courses set at 1.10m or higher but has not competed over 1.35m in height prior to March 1 of the current competition year? 

The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program may be the next step in his or her riding career. The program has opened doors for many young equestrians since it began in 2009. 

Riders can apply for the Regional Training Session of their choice. The first application deadline is April 22, 2016. Check out the dates and locations, and encourage your riders to apply. ... Read More

If you want to demonstrate your commitment to continuing education in the sport to your clients, the USHJA Trainer Certification Program is for you! 

As a Certified Trainer, you will join other professionals like Candice King, Geoff Teall, Louise Serio and more. We have several upcoming Certified Trainer clinics approaching to help you on your way to becoming certified:
The USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance, is a comprehensive educational program based on the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System that provides accreditation for professional horse trainers.

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Sponsors & Partners Sponsors
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.

Official USHJA Sponsors

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