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After four years of very successful USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships (1.10/1.15m) across the country, USHJA expanded this model to include 1.20/1.25m Junior/Amateur and 1.30/1.35m Junior/Amateur Jumper sections in 2017.

The USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships provide riders with a competitive team experience and an opportunity to earn Zone Horse of the Year points in their respective jumper sections. The Championships are held by zone and consist of both team and individual competition.

Additionally, competitors in the Championships are considered USHJA Emerging Jumper Riders for the year(s) for which they participate. They have the opportunity to earn the title of USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider and a coveted spot at a USHJA Gold Star Clinic. As part of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, key sport leaders, including the US Equestrian Youth Chef d' Equipe DiAnn Langer, will be monitoring each set of Championships to assess talent among Championship competitors.

Each host of the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships will determine which sections of the championships are offered. At a minimum they will all offer the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper section.

For a chance to qualify, an interested rider must complete an application and earn a minimum of 20 points (or $20 money won) between December 1 and their Championships' deadline in the permitted sections run at the designated fence heights and held at USEF-licensed competitions. Visit your zone's Championships pages at right for more information about qualifying for your Championships.

Riders must also ensure they do not jump higher than the fence heights permitted for their section and that they and their horse meet all the other requirements. This information is detailed in the championship specifications.

Laura Bostwick
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