Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships

NEW for 2022
The 1.30/1.35m category has moved from the Zone Jumper Team Championships to the Platinum Jumper Championships.  This will allow Juniors, Amateurs, and Professionals to compete in these championships at both the 1.30/1.35m and the 1.40/1.45m categories.

Part of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Program, the Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships are open to Professionals, Juniors or Amateurs, offering team and individual competition and an opportunity to qualify for continued education with top national and international industry experts.


Designed for athletes competing successfully in the 1.30/m/1.35m and the 1.40/1.45m Jumpers, athlete/horse combinations qualify for the Platinum Jumper Championships by earning a minimum of $250 and completing an application at least 45 days before their zone’s Platinum Jumper Championships. The Championships are restricted to those athlete/horse combinations that have not competed in an Open High Performance Standard Grand Prix in the current competition year (JP122.4d).

Competition Format

Athlete/horse combinations earn a position on a team composed of professionals, juniors and amateurs. The Championships offer team and individual competition and use a cumulative scoring format with the first round and individual final. ´╗┐The 1.30/1.35m classes may be held as overlay classes with grand prix classes held at the Reginal Standard offered during the same competition hosting the Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships in most cases. The 1.40/1.45m open classes may be held as an overlay, and grand prix classes held at the American Standard offered during the same competition. The team competition classes are held as standalone classes. Zone 7 & 8 riders will choose a Championship that is contiguous to their home Zone.  Zone 7 (ZJTC 3/4 or 5/6) & Zone 8 (ZJTC 5/6 or 9/10).

Individual medalists from the Platinum Championships and select Wild Cards will be designated as USHJA Show Jumping Platinum Athletes and will be eligible for continued education where athletes will participate in advanced workshops and training sessions with top national and international clinicians and industry specialists.

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2022 Chef d'Equipe Application

Specifications for USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships

(Effective 12/1/2022 through 11/30/2023)

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