March 2021
Upcoming Application Deadlines
From grants to championships to educational clinics, get your applications in before these deadlines:
Watch the WCHR West Coast Spectacular on March 19
The WCHR West Coast Spectacular, the first of two WCHR Spectacular classes to be held on the West Coast in 2021, at Desert International Horse Park is a little over a week away! Competition kicks off on USEF Network on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. PST.
Lafitte de Muze and Amanda Steege Take the Victory in the $50,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

Steege and the 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding jumped to a first-round average score of 88.91 and sealed the deal with an average score of 88.83 in round two for a 177.74 total.
Don't Miss These Upcoming Virtual Town Halls
Join USHJA President Mary Knowlton in these virtual town halls to discuss the latest happenings in our sport:
Did You Know...
That all of USHJA's free webinars are archived online for on-demand watching? Rewatch past webinars, including this year's Body Clipping Tips and Blanket Know-How and Schooling Rules and Schooling Ring Etiquette, here!
Join the USHJA Young Jumper Championships
The USHJA Young Jumper Championships debut this September at the Traverse City Fall Horse Show. Be a part of the inaugural event by enrolling your Young Jumper now!

To be eligible for the Championships, an enrollment application must be completed during one of the three enrollment periods:

  • January 1 until the start of the Championship - $100

5-, 6-, 7- and 8-Year-Olds
  • Early: January 1 until June 30 of the current competition year - $150
  • Middle: July 1 until 45 days prior to the start of the Championship - $300
  • Late: 44 days until 24 hours prior to the start of the Championship - $750

A horse's age is determined by the birth year, regardless of day and month, on January 1 of each year. For breeders and owners enrolling three or more horses that have been foaled in the United States, the three enrollment periods are also broken out by the number of horses. Please send questions to
Save the Date—2021 USHJA National Championships
The USHJA National Championships are set to return to The Las Vegas National on November 15-21, 2021*! Information regarding qualifying for this year's championships will be released in the coming months.

*Pending USEF approval
Find a USHJA Affiliate Near You
USHJA Affiliates are invited to send their best horse-and-rider combinations to compete in the Affiliate Championships at the USHJA National Championships. Find an affiliate near you to join and maybe even get a chance to attend this year's Championships! Jumper, Equitation and Hunter divisions have been added to the Affiliate Championships for 2021. Stay tuned for full specifications.
USHJA Annual Award Nominations Open
Nominations are open for the 2021 USHJA Annual Awards. Based on member nominations, these awards recognize the significant accomplishments of USHJA members in varying aspects of the sport.

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