Part of the USHJA Emerging Jumper Program, the Markel/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 continued education with top national and international industry experts.
Designed for athletes competing successfully in 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).
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 held as overlay classes with special 1.40/1.45m open classes and grand prix classes held at the American Standard, and the team competition classes are held as standalone classes.
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.