April 2021
Application Deadline Change

The deadline for early applications for this year's Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships and Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships has been extended to April 24. Until then, apply for the Championships with a non-refundable fee of $75 per horse.
USHJA National Championships Return to Las Vegas November 15-21
Save These National Hunter Derby Regional Championships Dates
The USHJA National Hunter Derby Regional Championships debut this June. Save the dates and locations of the Championship nearest you to compete for a regional title.

The championships will follow the same two-round format as the regular National Hunter Derby class but will be offered in three sections: Open, Amateurs and Juniors.
New York Horse & Pony Show
Saugerties, New York
August 4-8
North Central
Split Rock Hunter Jumper Classic I CSI3*
Lexington, Kentucky
June 9-13
Northwest Spectacular
Wilsonville, Oregon
September 1-5
Lexington National Horse Show
Lexington, Virginia
August 11-15
South Central
Southwest Showdown
Katy, Texas
September 22-26
Blenheim June Classic II
San Juan Capistrano, California
 June 16-20
Upcoming Pony Hunter Deadline
Ponies wishing to qualify for the 2021 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championship - West must place in the top 12 overall in at least one USHJA Pony Hunter Derby class by April 24.

The East Coast qualifying period ends May 29.
Save the Date
Blenheim June Classic III
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
San Juan Capistrano, California
June 23-27, 2021
Did You Know...
You can learn what the judges learn by virtually auditing one of USHJA's Licensed Officials Clinics! For $50, take a look into a judge's mind and learn about what they look for in Hunter Breeding classes on April 19-20 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

*The original April webinar, Quickbooks with Holly Frenzel, has been postponed until July.
New Awards for USHJA Outreach Competitors
Have you heard? The USHJA Outreach program is new and improved, including restructured awards and rewards for competitors that are USHJA members at the free Outreach level or higher:

  • High-Point Awards - The highest pointed Gold level rider in each Zone will earn the Golden Backstage Pass to participate in USHJA National Championship Affiliate Sections and other events at the Championships!
  • Trainer Awards - One trainer from each Zone whose riders have earned 100 or more points cumulatively will be recognized as the USHJA Outreach High Point Trainer.
  • Horses Awards - Owners of horses wishing to have their horses earn points towards awards must register their horse with USHJA
Good Luck!

The USHJA wishes luck to all of our members competing in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals on
April 22-25 in Georgia. Watch the competition here!
On the Hunt for Your Next Horse or Pony? Watch This.
Don't miss this month's webinar, Suitability Considerations: What to Look For in Your Next Horse, with Kimmy Risser. Join us as Kimmy discusses conformation and other considerations when purchasing your next hunter, equitation or jumper partner.
A Spectacular Summer
It's almost time for the final World Championship Hunter Rider Spectacular of 2021! The WCHR Summer Spectacular will be held June 9-13 during the Blenheim Equisports June Classic I in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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