Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships: Apply

Designed for athletes competing successfully in the 1.30/1.35m or 1.40/1.45m Jumpers, athlete/horse combinations qualify for the Markel/USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships by earning a minimum of $250 and completing an application at least 45 days before their zone’s 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 of four riders composed of professionals, juniors and amateurs. Qualifying periods vary by zone championship, beginning 30 days after the 2023 championship and ending 7 days prior to the 2024 championship, as noted below.

Application Deadlines by Zone:

  • North (Zones 1, 2, 5, & 6): May 5, 2024
  • South (Zones 3, 4, & 7): June 2, 2024
  • West (Zones 8, 9 & 10): October 13, 2024

See a full calendar of Championships dates, locations, application deadlines and qualifying end dates here.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. resident
  • Submit an application and the application fee prior to your zone’s deadline
  • Current Active USEF and USHJA Professional, Junior or Amateur member in good standing

View the calendar for detailed information on dates and deadlines for each set of Championships.

Applications do not indicate a commitment to attend but allow a rider's points to count toward qualifying.

Application Fee

  • December 1 - 45 days prior to each championship: 
    • Non-refundable fee $75 per horse
    • $25 each additional horse

**Online electronic application now open. Apply through your member account.**