Debuting in 2021, the USHJA Young Jumper Championships will serve as the national championship for young Jumpers in the the United States, allowing talented prospects to be showcased by owners, breeders and riders and shown at the national level.
The competition will offer separate Championships for 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds. Four-year-olds will compete in a Style and Jumping Championship, which includes a First Qualifier and Final set at .90m. Five- through 8-year-olds compete over a three-round format that features First and Second Qualifiers and a Final set from 1.15-1.40m based on each age section, as well as a Consolation Classic for horses not competing in the Final.
In addition to prize money through fifteenth place, incentives and bonus prize money will be offered for United States breeders and American-bred horses.
To be eligible for the USHJA Young Jumper Championships, an enrollment application must be completed during one of the three enrollment periods: Early, Middle or Late. For breeders and owners enrolling three or more horses that have been foaled in the United States, the three enrollment periods are also broken out by the number of horses.
Additionally, horses must be registered with USHJA and recorded with USEF to participate.