2022 USHJA Annual Meeting Schedule

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Monday, December 12 

 
6:30 a.m. Registration Opens Foyer
6:45-7:30 a.m. Breakfast, sponsored by Headland's Management Grand Ballroom A-D - Woodside Stables 
7:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.

USHJA Rule Change Forum–In Person/Interactive Live Stream with Q&A
Ask questions and discuss the rule change proposals from the USHJA committees before they go forward to the USHJA Board of Directors. You won’t want to miss this session to hear first-hand the proposals and debates surrounding the most important matters in our sport.

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Grand E-K
9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Break, sponsored by Hodges Badge Company  
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch Break Grand ABCD
1:00-2:30 p.m. USHJA Hunter Working Group Meeting
The USHJA Hunter Working Group meets to discuss proposed rule changes. The purpose of the Hunter Working Group is to address specific matters within their respective expertise to consider and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and/or as assigned by the President. 
Evergreen E
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion in Our Sport–In Person/Interactive Live Stream with Q&A
Join the USHJA Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Committee and participate in this discussion on diversity in the Hunter/Jumper industry and how to continue to foster an inclusive and open culture.

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Grand E-K
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break, sponsored by Eaton Equestrian Center  
2:45-4:00 p.m. USHJA Zone Council Meeting
The USHJA Zone Council is composed of the chairs and vice chairs of each USHJA Zone. Listen in as the Council discusses and shares plans and strategies for 2023 competition and educational programming.
Evergreen AB
2:45-4:00 p.m. USHJA Jumper Working Group Meeting
The USHJA Jumper Working Group meets to discuss proposed rule changes. The purpose of the Jumper Working Group is to create the framework for an athlete pathway that provides programs, communication, awards and education for our Jumper constituency from its base to the pinnacle of high performance.
Evergreen E
4:00-5:45 p.m. USHJA Board of Directors Meeting
USHJA Board of Directors elects its new directors to the board.
Evergreen GH
6:00 p.m. Registration Closes  
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Dinner, sponsored by Dianne Johnson
Join us for the complimentary Welcome Reception and Dinner to kick off our 2022 Annual Meeting! You won't want to miss this night carefully planned to surprise and delight. There will be excellent food, great company and fun surprises!

Off-site

Tuesday, December 13 

 
6:30 a.m. Registration Opens Foyer
6:45-7:45 a.m. Breakfast, sponsored by LEG Shows and Events and Colorado Horse Shows Grand Ballroom A-D - Woodside Stables 
8:00-11:00 a.m.
 

USHJA State of the Association and Town Hall with Mary Knowlton–In Person/Interactive Live Stream with Q&A
USHJA President Mary Knowlton presents the USHJA State of the Association—an in-depth look at the USHJA and the Hunter/Jumper industry over the past year, as well as into the future. You won’t want to miss this keynote!

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Grand E-k
9:50 - 10:00 a.m. Break, sponsored by Kathryn A. Hall PC  
11:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
USHJA Jumper Working Group Meeting
The USHJA Jumper Working Group meets again to discuss proposed rule changes.
Evergreen AB
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Equicore Grand ABCD
1:00-2:20 p.m. USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the Emerging Jumper Rider Task Force is to consider any policies or programs within their respective areas of expertise and make recommendations to the Jumper Working Group.
Cedar
1:00-2:20 p.m. USHJA Hunter Working Group Meeting
The USHJA Hunter Working Group meets again to discuss proposed rule changes. 
Evergreen AB
1:00-2:20 p.m. USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee is to recommend improvements for the well-being of horse and rider, work with the USHJA to educate members, and facilitate the communication of information to the appropriate committees for their consideration.
Evergreen F
1:00-2:20 p.m. USHJA Adult Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Adult Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Program Committee is to identify and recognize adult members with exceptional horsemanship knowledge and skills through qualifying tests and a Nationals event. Participation in the Adult HQC program will provide ambitious horsewomen and men with opportunities to advance their horsemanship education while simultaneously creating a broad-based network to connect horsemen across the industry.
Evergreen C
2:30-3:50 p.m. USHJA Jumper Working Group/USEF Jumping Sport Committee Meeting
The USHJA Jumper Working Group and the USEF Jumping Sport Committee meet to address commonly shared topics of consideration to the Jumper sport and continue to address proposed rule changes.
Cedar
2:30-3:50 p.m. USHJA Hunter Working Group/USEF National Hunter Committee Meeting
The USHJA Hunter Working Group and the USEF National Hunter Committee meet to address commonly shared topics of consideration to Hunter sport and continue to address proposed rule changes.
Evergreen AB
2:30-3:50 p.m. USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program Committee is to provide opportunities for young riders to advance their education in their pursuit to become knowledgeable horsemen within the Hunter/Jumper community.
Evergreen F
2:30-3:50 p.m. USHJA Pony Hunter Task Force Meeting
The USHJA Pony Hunter Task Force is dedicated to promoting and advancing our sport by encouraging participation at all levels as well as evaluating the Pony Hunter rules and provide assistance in the production of Pony Finals.
Evergreen C
2:30-3:50 p.m. USHJA Safety Committee Meeting
The USHJA Safety Committee’s goals are to recommend improvements for the safety and welfare of all individuals, educate members to promote a culture of safety, and facilitate communication between the membership and the Association regarding safety concerns within the Hunter/Jumper sport. Its overall purpose is to prioritize a “safety first” mentality within the industry. 
Evergreen E
3:50-4:00 p.m. Break, sponsored by Montana Hunter Jumper Association  
4:00-6:00 p.m. USHJA Board of Directors Meeting
The USHJA Board of Directors convenes for its second meeting during the USHJA Annual Meeting.
Evergreen GH
6:30 p.m. Registration Closes  
6:45-9:00 p.m.

Evening of Equestrians Awards, presented by Washington State Hunter Jumper Association–In Person/Live Stream
Attend USHJA’s premier awards event! Get a rare firsthand look at our winners from this past year as well as the legends in our sport that we will honor. 

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Grand E-K
9:00-10:30 p.m. Awards Dinner After Party, sponsored by Archway Equestrian Sports, LLC, Thumbs Up Farm and Imagination Lane, LLC Foyer

Wednesday, December 14

 
6:45 a.m. Registration Opens Foyer
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast, sponsored by US Equestrian Grand Ballroom A-D - Woodside Stables 
8:00-9:00 a.m. USHJA Joint Hunter and Jumper Working Group Meeting
The USHJA Hunter and Jumper Working Groups come together for a final discussion on proposed rule changes.
Evergreen E
9:00-10:20 a.m. USHJA Young Jumper Task Force Committee Meeting
The USHJA Young Jumper Task Force discusses plans for the upcoming year. The purpose of the Young Jumper Task Force is to develop opportunities for further progression, participation and retention in our sport while addressing the need to retain a fair and level playing field in this competitive section.
Evergreen E
9:00-10:20 a.m. USHJA Awards Committee Meeting
Join the USHJA Awards Committee and participate in the discussion as they conduct an analysis of various USHJA awards and award programs.
Evergreen F
9:00-10:20 a.m. USHJA Competition Standards Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Competition Standards Committee is to identify, develop and maintain the standards for Hunter/Jumper competitions as required by the USEF.
Evergreen A
9:00-10:20 a.m. USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Task Force Meeting

The purpose of the USHJA Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter Task Force is to create, promote and support programs for the Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter constituency. They are committed to developing opportunities for further progression, participation and retention in our sport, including overseeing the development of the Hunter Team Challenge program, while addressing the need to retain a fair and level playing field in these sections.

Evergreen C
9:00-10:20 a.m. The USHJA Instructor Credential Meeting
Instructors, trainers and young professionals will not want to miss this update on the USHJA Instructor Credential. This session will be jam-packed with information on the Credential and how to earn it!
Evergreen B
10:20-10:30 a.m. Break, sponsored by The Doggone Good Group  
10:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
Rules Committee (Closed) Evergreen E
10:30 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
USHJA Amateurs Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Amateurs Task Force is to foster sportsmanship and horsemanship throughout our constituency. The task force is committed to protecting the welfare of our equine partners, promoting the highest standards of ethical competition, providing a voice and a venue for every amateur rider, and preserving the quality of competition at the highest levels of Amateur Jumpers and Hunters.
Evergreen F
10:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
USHJA National Hunter Derby Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA National Hunter Derby Task Force is to identify and preserve the core traditions of the sport of show Hunters and create new opportunities for USHJA National Hunter Derby participants.
Evergreen A
10:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
USHJA Officials Education Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Officials Education Committee is to provide its input and expertise in the Hunter/Jumper discipline to help the USEF meet its broader commitment of providing education to the many breed and discipline licensed officials under its umbrella.
Evergreen B
10:00 a.m.-
12:00 p.m.
USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force is to provide a voice to members involved in its discipline, promote and grow the sport to current and new members through education and facilitate the National Hunter Breeding Championships.
Evergreen C
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Great Southwest Equestrian Center Grand ABCD
1:10-2:30 p.m. USHJA Competition Management Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Competition Management Committee is to review and examine existing and proposed rules, guidelines and procedures for the operation of Hunter/Jumper competitions and make comments and suggest changes to improve the Hunter/Jumper sport. It is imperative that competitions prioritize the safety of horses and riders at competition venues, demand a level playing field, provide fair and impartial sport at all levels, and ensure consistent standards across all competition ratings.
Evergreen F
1:10-2:30 p.m. USHJA Young Hunter Pony Task Force Meeting
The Young Hunter Pony Task Force evolved to provide guidance for the Young Hunter Pony Championships, develop opportunities for young ponies and young pony breeders throughout the U.S., and create a pipeline for breeders and trainers to develop their young ponies into talented contenders for Pony Finals. 
Evergreen A
1:10-2:30 p.m. USHJA Junior Hunter Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Junior Hunter Task Force is to provide a voice to Junior riders, trainers and owners in the sport and promote the continuous growth of the section while monitoring its implementation in competition.
Evergreen B
1:10-2:30 p.m.

USHJA Recognized Rider Academy Meeting
The USHJA Recognized Rider Academy Committee is dedicated to developing standards for application into the USHJA Recognized Rider Academy program; screening and approving applications for recognition; ensuring recognized academies adhere to the standards outlined by the RRA program; and developing opportunities to help recognized academies improve their programs, grow their businesses, and celebrate the successes of their riders.

Evergreen C
2:30-2:40 p.m. Break, sponsored by Brookway Stables  
2:40-4:00 p.m. USHJA Stewards Committee Meeting
The mission of the USHJA Steward Ad Hoc Committee is to facilitate constructive communication surrounding day-to-day issues encountered by Stewards and to work with the USEF to promote practical and enforceable rules, all of which protect human and horse welfare for safe, fair competition and for the future of the sport.
Evergreen F
2:40-4:00 p.m. USHJA International Hunter Derby and Incentive Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA International Hunter Derby and Incentive Task Force is to promote horsemanship, tradition and horse welfare through competition in the International Hunter Derby and Green Hunter Incentive Programs. The Task Force also plans for the future health of the Green Hunter Incentive Program and provides expert insight into this segment of the industry.
Evergreen A
2:40-4:00 p.m. USHJA Owners Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Joint Owners Task Force is to provide a voice to owners in the sport and promote owner awareness in competition, training and horse transactions through education.
Evergreen B
2:40-4:00 p.m. USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Committee Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Program Committee is to identify and recognize youth members with exceptional horsemanship knowledge and skills through qualifying tests and a Nationals event. Participation in the HQC program will provide ambitious young horsewomen and men with opportunities to advance their horsemanship education while simultaneously creating a broad-based network to connect young horsemen across the industry.
Evergreen E
4:00-6:00 p.m. USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Task Force is to facilitate the mission of the program, which is to recognize and celebrate the Hunter rider through national and regional award recognition and provide quality competitions from pony riders to Professionals. The Task Force also serves as a voice for those enrolled in the WCHR program.
Evergreen A
4:00-6:00 p.m. USHJA Equitation Task Force Meeting
The purpose of the USHJA Equitation Task Force is to evaluate the Equitation rules as the sport evolves and promote participation in the Equitation divisions and related programs.
Evergreen B
4:00-6:00 p.m. USHJA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
The USHJA Foundation Board of Directors discuss the past year and upcoming initiatives.
Evergreen C
6:00-8:00 p.m. USHJA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed) Grand I

Thursday, December 15

 
7:00-8:00 a.m. Breakfast Grand C
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

USHJA Board of Directors Meeting–In Person/Live Stream
The USHJA Board of Directors make their final vote and recommendation on all the proposed rule changes discussed throughout the week.

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Grand AB
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Grand C
1:00-2:30 p.m. USHJA Board of Directors Training (Closed) Grand AB