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The premier brand in show shirts for over 28 years, Essex Classics offers CoolMax® stretch high performance show shirts for ultimate comfort and style. The wrap collar trimmed with beautiful Italian silk snaps in place for a flawless presentation in the show ring. A tapered silhouette with slimming princess seams provides a smooth and flattering fit. A perfect merger of function, comfort and innovation, Essex continues to raise the bar on equestrian style today.


Visit essexclassics.com to see the collection of show shirts. 

Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Join us December 7-11 in Las Vegas, NV at the fabulous Caesars Palace
to discuss the latest topics and rule changes in our industry, network, celebrate accomplishments of fellow equestrians, and have fun!


Early Bird registration is only $75 until November 15! Registration includes access to all open meetings and presentations, the Monday night Welcome Reception, breakfast and lunch Monday through Wednesday, as well as daily snacks and beverages.




The first 50 people to register will be entered to win a USHJA Stable Challenge Trainer's Prize Pack, which includes a USHJA Trainer Certification Program Manual, polo wraps, grooming brush and a hoof pick; a one-year free subscription from EquestrianCoach.com; and gifts from Sweet Briar College, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Veterinary Pharmacy, Nutrena, Charles Owen, Shapley's, Perfect Products and Standlee Hay Company. 

Nominate Your Favorite Horse Show to Receive a 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.

Time is Running Out to Nominate for the Vital Staff Support Award!

The announcers, starters, secretaries, technical coordinators, facility managers and their crews, ring crews and assistants of every type, who assist in moving our sport forward are often overlooked and unacknowledged when awards are being distributed. Many of these individuals have worked in our discipline for decades, and USHJA wants to recognize their contributions through this special award.


Nominees do not need to be active members of the USHJA. This award is meant for those individuals who are currently not participating as a competitor, rider, owner, a show manager or licensee, but rather someone who provides the support that makes showing, judging and managing competitions and participating in educational events something to enjoy. Minimum qualification for a nominee is 20 years actively working in our discipline in a support role. USHJA highly suggests including letters of recommendation with award nominations.


Please submit the Vital Staff Support Award nomination form to Marla Holt by Friday, October 3, 2014 via email, or fax to (859) 258-9033.


2014 Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owners Legacy Award Nominations Still 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 during the Evening of Equestrians dinner Tuesday, December 9, held in conjunction with USHJA's Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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


Nomination forms are being accepted through October 15, 2014. Please submit your nomination today. For additional information, please contact Leslie Mangan or (859) 225-6704.

Updated 2015 USHJA Stirrup Cup Specifications

Created to recognize the accomplishments of USHJA members and to promote the Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) rated competitions, the Stirrup Cup Awards program is a separate from the USEF Horse of the Year Program. The USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards are an additional and unique awards program that you are automatically enrolled in by being a member of USHJA and competing in Regional I (B) and Regional II (C) rated competitions.


Specifications for the 2015 USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards are now available on the Stirrup Cup Awards page of the USHJA website. In addition to the specifications listed, the USHJA Stirrup Cup Awards are governed by the general and division rules as outlined in the USEF Rule Book or USHJA Zone Specifications.

Spotlight: Certified Trainers of the Month


Amy Kriwitsky
Certified since 2014

Head Trainer, Oak Meadow Farm
East Windsor, CT
Professional Experience: 5 years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horse
View Amy's Full Certified Trainer Profile

Catherine Cruger
Certified since 2011
Trainer, Some Day Farm
Bend, OR
Professional Experience: 8 years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies

View Catherine's Full Certified Trainer Profile

Each of our featured trainers has completed the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance.


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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