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 between July 2 – July 1 of the qualifying year.
Once a rider has won the USHJA Hunterdon Cup he/she 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”.
The 2014 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic will be held July 7, 2014, during the USEF Junior Hunter Championships East Coast held July 7-8, 2014, at Brandywine Valley Summer Series in Devon, PA.
Keenan Wins 2013 USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic
July 31, 2013
16 year-old Lillie Keenan of New York, NY is having an almost unbelievable year of championship wins across the country and yesterday added the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic Champion to her list of accomplishments. Keenan bested 69 of the sport's top junior equitation riders to claim the victory.
Held during the East Coast U.S. National Junior Hunter Championships, the USHJA/Essex Classics Hunterdon Cup, is an equitation classic that combines equitation's goal of rider perfectionwith the handy skills of the hunters. The Hunterdon Cup is open to Active USHJA junior members who have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or WIHS Equitation Classic between July 2nd - July 1st of the qualifying year....