USHJA Gold Star Clinic

Exclusive to USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Riders, Coaches and Parents

USHJA Gold Star Clinics are the pinnacle of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Rider Program, which identifies Jumper riders who have the skill and desire to excel in the sport, while educating these riders to become well-rounded horsemen on their path to excellence.

Earning the Gold Star

USHJA will recognize all individual medalists at the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships as Gold Star Emerging Jumper Riders and each, along with their coaches and parents, will be invited to attend one of three Gold Star Clinics scheduled for the early part of the following year. USHJA reserves the right to extend invitations to Jumper riders that demonstrate their exceptional talent but do not secure an individual medal at the Championships.

For more information about the Gold Star Clinics or becoming a Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider, email USHJA at

US Emerging & Developing Show Jumper Athlete Questionnaire

Young Riders Wellington Imaging and the Purchase Examination

What to Expect

  • Three Gold Star Clinics held across the country with Olympic caliber clinicians
  • Four days of mounted and unmounted instruction covering a variety of topics
  • Stable management education with experienced stable managers
  • Horse health and nutrition discussions with top veterinarians
  • Education about what to expect as a member of a competitive Jumping team
  • Information about travel documentation and considerations for international Jumping competition
  • Mounted instruction will include a competitive team format on the final day