Presenting Sponsor of the USHJA
Trainer Certification Program
General liability horse insurance: 
Who needs it? Why and when?
By Markel Insurance
As part of your insurance risk management plan you do need general liability horse insurance. Sometimes  referred to as general liability, it is protection that covers you and/or your business, in the event you are  negligent and cause personal injury, bodily injury or property damage to others. Consider the following: Click here to read more.
Know Before You Show: New Rules for a New Competition Year
Stay up to date with rule changes that go into effect December 1, 2016, to better prepare you and your clients before entering the show ring.

Access information about important rule changes that were approved by the USEF Board of Directors in January that will be effective for the 2017 competition year. Please take the time to review these important updates that were developed with horse and rider well-being and safety, fairness of play, and enhancing the competitive experience in mind. 

Registration opens soon! For more information about the 2016 USHJA Annual meeting, including the schedule, visit
Green Hunter Section Name Changes and Age Verification for Young Hunters to Take Effect in December
The 2017 competition year is fast approaching, and with it comes new rules going into effect that are designed to enhance the Young and Green horse pipeline in the Hunter ring. 

These rules change the Green Hunter nomenclature of Pre-Green, First Year and Second Year Green Hunter to a simpler, more descriptive naming structure: Green Hunter 3'0", 3'3", 3'6" and 3'9". Each section will be A-rated by the USEF. Similarly, the Green Conformation Hunter will now be Green Conformation 3'6", and the Regular Conformation Hunter will be the High Performance Conformation Hunter.  At the same time, these changes add Young Hunter sections offered at 3'0", 3'3" and 3'6". In order to compete in these sections, horses will have to have their age verified with USEF. 

To make sure you're up to date on these changes before you or your clients begin showing in the new competition year,  click here for complete details .
Microchipping 101: Info to Help You Navigate Upcoming Requirements
In an effort to help members prepare for the upcoming microchipping requirement, the first phase of which begins on December 1, 2017, the USHJA and the USEF have collaborated to develop informational materials for you. Access information about the microchipping requirement at or download and print the Microchipping 101 brochure by clicking on the icon at right.
Upcoming TCP Clinics: The Perfect Professional Development Opportunity
Demonstrate your commitment to professional development to your clients by becoming a USHJA Certified Trainer. 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.

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:

October 22-23 TCP Clinic with Bernie Traurig Vallhalla Stables
Aubrey, Texas 
October 24-25 TCP Clinic with Julie Winkel & Geoff Teall GSDHJA
Del Mar, Calif. 
November 11-13 TCP Clinic with George Morris BTRC
Buffalo, N.Y. 

In addition to participating in a TCP Clinic, interested professionals may complete the educational component online through the Online Trainer Certification Course offered through a partnership with 

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program and to see the requirements, visit 
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.

Official USHJA Sponsors
Additional USHJA Sponsors & Partners

United States Hunter Jumper Association
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700
F: 859.258.9033