Renew Your USHJA Membership Today!

Even though the 2015 show season has already started, it is not too late to renew your membership. USHJA has a membership for everyone including:

  • Active/CompetingRiders, trainers and owners currently competing in USEF rated competitions
  • Affiliated AssociationEducational institutions that offer equine-related programs, or a local, state, regional or national organization that conducts equestrian competitions or events
  • AssociateMembers not competing but want to receive USHJA
    e-newsletters and a subscription to the USHJA bimonthly magazine, In Stride
  • Collegiate Alumni/CoachCollegiate alumni riders and coaches that participate in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
  • OutreachMembers competing in USHJA Outreach Competitions
  • WCHRRiders, trainers and owners wanting to compete in the World Championship Hunter Rider program
All members will receive monthly USHJA E-Newsletters providing important news, reminders, resources and information, as well as a subscription to the USHJA bimonthly magazine, In Stride. Visit for more information on USHJA Membership Types and to join or renew today.
Registration Now Open for the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge!


Registration for the 2015 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, presented by Sweet Briar College, is now open at Young equestrians are encouraged to test their horsemanship knowledge by completing the online practice quiz and the Level One and Level Two Quizzes. Participants who excel will be eligible for selection to compete in the 2015 HQC Nationals where they can win a bevy of prizes including a $1,000 grant for training and education, provided by the USHJA Foundation, as well as a Charles Owen helmet.

USHJA Foundation: Granting Opportunity for Young Equestrians at 2015 College Preparatory Invitational

"I'm definitely thinking about riding in college and only applied to IHSA or NCAA schools. [The College Preparatory Invitational] is a great event that allows you to get your foot in the door with meeting coaches, which is especially important if you're planning to ride in college," said Emma Karlson, one of four recipients of a USHJA Foundation travel grant to participate in the 2015 College Preparatory Invitational. 


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American Horse Publications Equine Industry Survey


The American Horse Publications is conducting a survey to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry. In addition, the survey seeks to gather information regarding the most important issues facing the industry. If you currently own or manage at least one horse and are 18 years of age or over, please consider taking a moment to complete the survey: 


American Horse Publications 2015 Equine Industry Survey


AHP is a nonprofit association which promotes excellence in equine media; members include equine-related publishing media, professionals, students, organizations and businesses.

Spotlight: Certified Trainers of the Month

Cynthia Orr Petherbridge
Certified Trainer since 2010
Owner/Head Trainer: Huntsover Farms Inc
Holly, MI
Professional Experience: 44 years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Ponies, Young Horse, Foundation Lessons
View Cynthia's Full Certified Trainer Profile

Dana Smith
Certified Trainer since 2012
Owner/Head Trainer: Dana Smith ShowTeam, Inc.

San Juan Capistrano, CA
Professional Experience: 37 years
Specialties: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, Foundation Lessons 


Each of our featured trainers has completed the USHJA Trainer Certification Program, presented by Markel Insurance.

For more information about the Trainer Certification Program, 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.
United States Hunter Jumper Association 
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511
P: 859.225.6700 
F: 859.258.9033
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