Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships

NEW for 2023

The Zone Jumper Team Championship Regions will be held regionally. The Zone Jumper Team Championship Regions are North (Zones 1, 2, 5, & 6), South (Zones 3, 4, & 7), West (Zones 8, 9, & 10).

The Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships provide riders with a competitive team experience and an opportunity to earn Zone Horse of the Year points in the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper (1.10/1.15m) and 1.20/1.25m Junior and Amateur. The Championships are held by region and consist of both team and individual competition.  

For a chance to qualify, riders must complete an application and earn a minimum of 20 points in their respective section(s) at USEF-licensed competitions held with fence heights of that section during the qualifying period. View the calendar for detailed information on dates and deadlines for each set of Championships. Riders must also meet all other eligibility and qualification requirements as outlined in the Championship specifications.

Additionally, competitors in the Championships are considered USHJA Emerging Jumper Riders for the year(s) for which they participate. They have the opportunity to earn the title of USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider and a coveted spot at a USHJA Gold Star Clinic. 

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Chef d'Equipe

The Chef d’Equipe is a recognized volunteer of each USHJA Zone who provides support at team competitions throughout the year. As the leader of the team, the Chef d’Equipe will assist their Athletes in navigating Jumper Championships and understanding expectations, while creating a cohesive team environment. The Chef d’Equipe is the team representative and liaison between competition officials and their athletes. They are responsible for providing information and communications concerning the competition, as well as implement strategies to generate the best results with their team. Interested individuals are requested to review the Chef d’Equipe job description and submit a completed application to the USHJA Zone Liaison 60 days prior to the start of the applicable Jumper Championship. Applications are reviewed and voted on by the applicant’s respective Zone Committee.

Chef d’Equipe Application

Chef d’Equipe Description

Specifications for Zone Jumper Team Championships

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


(Effective 12/1/2023 through 11/30/2024)


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