USHJA opens entries for inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W


Las Vegas ---- August 6, 2018 ---- The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has opened entries for the inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, Nov. 13-18, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USHJA invites members across the country to enter for a chance to qualify for the Championships through points and classes in their zone.  Entries close Sept. 14, and interested members must enter in order to be eligible for qualifying.
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The AON/USHJA National Championships will feature National Hunter Championships for Amateur Owner Hunters, Junior Hunters, Pony Hunters, Green Hunters, Adult Amateur Hunters and Children's Hunters. They will also include the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships with eight sections of Jumper competition from 1.10m to 1.40m for Junior, Amateur and Open Jumper competitors. The Championships will feature the first of its kind USHJA Affiliate Championships at fence heights of 2' and 2'6", and the Championships will offer the USHJA National Equitation Championships for riders 14 and under and those 15-17.
"We are thrilled to offer championships for Hunter, Jumper and Equitation sections that have never before had championships at the national level," said USHJA President Mary Babick. "With riders qualifying by zone, we are looking forward to seeing members come from across the country to compete in these exciting Championships. We encourage anyone interested to enter by Sept. 14 for a chance to qualify. This could be your chance at a national title."
Members interested in qualifying must submit entries for the Championships by Sept. 14 with a non-refundable $50 application fee, which will be credited to the entry fee should the applicant qualify. Points earned from competitions with a start date from Dec. 1, 2017, to Sept. 9, 2018, will count toward qualifying. Additionally, USHJA Affiliates are invited to send their best 2' and 2'6" horse-and-rider combinations to compete in the Affiliate Championships. Entries are available online through, or members may mail their completed entry form to Ryegate Show Services.
The Championships will take place during The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, which is held at the South Point Hotel, Casino, & Spa's unique Arena & Equestrian Center. The Center offers an exceptional experience where riders and horses stay under one roof and exhibitors can also enjoy the spa, tables and slots, 64 bowling lanes, and nine dining establishments offered at the venue. Learn more about the competition and all it has to offer at Download the prize list here.
The Championships will also include free VIP access for all competitors and their families, fun activities throughout the week, and an experience to remember. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this exciting event. Contact Whitney Allen at for more information about sponsorship.
USHJA extends sincere thanks to  Blenheim Equisports for hosting the 2018 AON/USHJA National Championships during The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, as well as the many USHJA volunteers who are making the Championships possible.
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