Markel/USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships

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 1.10/1.15m Junior and Amateur Jumper and 1.20/1.25m Junior and Amateur Jumper sections. The Championships are held by region and consist of both team and individual competition.  

To qualify, riders must submit an application and accumulate at least 20 points in their respective section(s) at USEF-licensed competitions featuring fence heights corresponding to their section, achieved with the horse/rider combination recorded on their application, and within the qualifying period. View the calendar for specific dates and deadlines related to each Championship set. Additionally, riders must fulfill all other eligibility and qualification criteria specified 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.


Specifications for Zone Jumper Team Championships

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


(Effective 12/1/2024 through 11/30/2025)


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