USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge 

presented by The Plaid Horse

Put your horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to win great prizes in the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse. The HQC encourages education and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge.

How It Works:

Participants take two levels of online horsemanship quizzes, which consist of multiple choice and true/false questions, to be eligible for selection to the HQC Nationals. The HQC Nationals is an in-person competition that includes a written test and a hands-on practicum to put the top-scoring participants to the ultimate test.

What You Need to Know:

  • Open to USHJA members who are younger than 21 on December 1 of the current competition year
  • Participant must score an 80 percent or higher on the Level One Quiz to take the Level Two Quiz
  • Participant must score a 90 percent or higher on the Level Two Quiz to be eligible for selection to the HQC Nationals

Participant must register for and complete the Level One and Level Two Quizzes no later than September 1 of the current competition year.

For more information on the HQC, eligibility and requirements, please review the HQC Specifications.

The Official HQC Study Guide covers topics that include horse identification, anatomy, nutrition, riding theory and welfare. The Horsemanship Study Guide is available to everyone interested in expanding his or her equine knowledge.

The HQC is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the United States Equestrian Federation, as well as individual donors through the USHJA Foundation. To help support the HQC program, click here to make a charitable donation today!