USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic


About the Hunterdon Cup


The Hunterdon Cup was named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon. Morris is an icon of hunter seat equitation, who "constantly prompts correct riding and excellence in competition", says Diane Carney, a past member of the Junior Hunter Task Force. Carney and Lynn Jayne graciously donated the Hunterdon Cup perpetual trophy that is presented each year to the class winner. "I was thrilled to share the honor with Diane to donate the trophy recognizing such an incredible horseman", states Jayne. "It is important to ensure that future generations understand how George influenced our principles of hunter seat equitation."

The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic (“Hunterdon Cup”) is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior member, at the time of the competition, and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year.

Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he will not be allowed to compete again and will be invited to present awards for the following year.

The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a three round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters. The course will consist of 10 hunter type fences set at 3’6”.


Caitlin Boyle Leads the 2014 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic from Start to Finish

Devon, PA-July 8, 2014-Seventeen-year-old Caitlin Boyle of Hampshire, IL took the Dixon Ring at the Devon show grounds by storm maintaining the lead through each of the three rounds of the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic.

Boyle rode to the head of the pack of 59, scoring a 92 aboard Michaela Kennedy's 14-year-old Mecklenburg gelding, Loredo. This year's Hunterdon Cup, held during the East Coast U.S. National Junior Hunter Championships, saw a challenging 3'6" track which included a formidable u-shaped pen made of natural birch rails and ample greenery created by course designer Skip Bailey.

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