Part of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Program, the USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships (1.40-1.45m) are open to Professionals, Juniors or Amateurs, offering team and individual competition and an opportunity to qualify for a USHJA Platinum Masters Training Session with top international industry experts.
The Platinum Championships are held as overlay classes with special 1.40/1.45m open classes and grand prix classes held at the American Standard typically offered during the same competition hosting the USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships.
To be eligible to qualify for the Championships athlete/horse combinations must declare and complete an application at least 45 days before their zone’s Platinum Jumper Championships and have earned a minimum of $250. Athlete/horse combinations wishing to compete in the Platinum Championship may not have competed in a High Performance Standard Grand Prix or any class held at 1.60m in the current competition year.
Athlete/horse combinations earn a position on a team of four riders composed of professionals, juniors and amateurs. The Championships offer three days of team and individual competition:
Individual medalists from the Platinum Championships and select Wild Cards will be designated as USHJA Show Jumping Platinum Athletes and will be invited to the Platinum Masters Training Session. During the Training Session, athletes will participate in advanced workshops and training sessions with top national and international clinicians and industry specialists.