Get Involved! Members Help Shape USHJA Leadership

In 2023, USHJA will conduct a Board of Directors election for President, and the first phase of that important process begins with you! Senior Active and Senior Education/Non-Competing Members may nominate candidates for President from April 14 to May 1, through their USHJA member account.

Understanding USHJA Leadership Structure in 2023

USHJA Leadership Composition and Selection

The term of service for USHJA President is four years. The term of the current President expires at the conclusion of the 2024 Annual Meeting. The President-Elect selected in the September 2023 election will commence their term as President in December 2024, following a 15-month transition periodicon_2023_BOD_Comp.png

Candidates are nominated by members during the designated nomination period (April 14–May 1), and the Nominating Committee uses these nominations to identify a recommended slate of candidates. For the 2023 election, nominations will be accepted for the position of President

USHJA Board of Directors

The Board aims to be balanced in composition, consisting of individuals capable of providing non-equestrian related business experience, in addition to those with deep Hunter and Jumper discipline knowledge and experience.

Election Questions & Answers

Q. Does someone need to have prior governance experience for the role of USHJA President, or can anyone be nominated?

A. Prior USHJA governance experience is required for this position. Candidates for USHJA President must have served on the USHJA Board of Directors within the previous eight (8) years and must have served as a USHJA Committee member within the previous eight (8) years, as per Policy BOD104.

Q. When will nominations be announced?

A. Nominations remain confidential throughout the process. The final Nominating Committee-approved voting slate of candidates for President will be released in early August.

Q. Can someone nominate themselves?

A. Yes. You may nominate yourself for President, provided you meet the criteria and qualifications.