USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak

The USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, is an exciting hunter program designed to showcase the skills of riders who compete in the Children’s and Adult Amateur hunter sections across the country. Organized by zone, each set of Championships offers up to two sections—Children’s and Adult Amateur Hunter—featuring both team and individual competition. Interested competitors must qualify for the Championships. In order to be eligible to qualify, riders must complete an application and earn points in either Children’s or Adult Amateur Hunter sections at USEF-rated competitions prior to their zone’s qualifying deadline.

Championships: What To Expect

The Championships feature two days of competition—one focused on teams and one focused on individuals. Each zone will be eligible to send a maximum of six teams.

Day One: Team Competition

  • Three phases: an under saddle and two classic hunter style courses
  • Team with the highest overall score will be crowned Champion

Day Two: Individual Competition

  • Only horse-and-rider combinations ranked 40th or above from the Team Competition, as well as the team alternates, are eligible to compete
  • Three phases: an under saddle, a classic hunter derby style course and a handy hunter course
  • Each phase will be placed and awarded individually
  • Individual Champion is the horse-and-rider combination with the highest overall score from all three phases

Specifications for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships

(Effective 12/1/2017 through 11/30/2018)


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