Criteria for Recognized Affiliate Appointees:
USHJA Bylaws - Article 1602, Section 2
USEF National Hunter Committee. A USEF National Hunter Committee shall be appointed for a four (4) year term to represent the member constituency participating in the Hunter Division of USEF in accordance with USEF Bylaws. a. Duties of the USEF National Hunter Committee will be in accordance with USEF Bylaws. b. Individuals who serve as Hunter Working Group members shall be recommended by the USHJA President for appointment to the USEF National Hunter Committee in accordance with USEF Bylaws. In selecting these individuals, consideration shall be given to the recommendations of the Hunter Working Group and the individuals must have extensive experience in the hunter, equitation, or breeding divisions as an owner, rider, trainer, licensed official, or competition manager.
Criteria for Recognized Affiliate Athlete Appointees:
For athletes, we use the 10 year athlete language from the USOPC. We count our national championships as:
The USHJA National Championship
The Green Hunter Incentive Championship
The International Hunter Derby Championship
The WCHR Championship
Each USHJA (Hunter) and USHJA (Jumper) representative is elected by the USHJA Board of Directors.
Resolution to USHJA Bylaws (Article 801, Section 1f):
To comply with the athlete requirements from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the USHJA Board of Directors has made a two-year exception to the language of Bylaw Article 801 Section 1.f. The exception language is in bold italic: Identifying and designating USHJA representatives who are Senior Active Members of the USEF and the USHJA and who have designated Hunter as their primary discipline to the proportionally allocated National Affiliate positions on the USEF National Breeds and Disciplines Council, as provided for in the USEF Bylaws. The representatives shall be chosen from the Actively Engaged Athletes list as defined by the USOPC and approved by the USHJA Board of Directors. USHJA will designate a representative to serve on the USEF Board of Directors from the National Breeds and Disciplines Council. (USHJA Board of Directors, December 2021)