The USHJA Foundation contributes funds to supplement select USHJA programs as well as grants and scholarships awarded by the USHJA zones. When we work together, the zones are able to award more substantial grants to their members for programs such as Emerging Athletes, Instructor Credential, and other zone-specific programs offered.
We are proud to support the following USHJA programs:
Horsemanship Quiz Challenge (HQC) Nationals Grant
The HQC encourages education and recognizes equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship knowledge. Participants take two levels of online horsemanship quizzes to qualify for HQC and Adult HQC Nationals. HQC Nationals, an in-person competition held in conjunction with EAP Nationals, includes a written test and a hands-on practicum component, as well as unmounted clinics. Adult HQC Nationals is held virtually.
MZ Farms/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program (EAP)
The EAP was created to provide opportunities for young riders to advance their education in their pursuit to become knowledgeable horsemen within the hunter/jumper industry. During the five-day Regional Training Sessions, riders have the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and some of the country’s leading stable managers, where instruction focuses on flatwork, gymnastics, related distances and coursework as well as an intensive stable management curriculum that incorporates proper care and grooming, horsemanship skills, and barn management.
Instructor Credential Grant
This program offers both a comprehensive online education as well as an in-person workshop and live testing component. Upon successful completion of all prerequisite online courses, the workshop, and live examination, candidates will be awarded the status of USHJA Credentialed Instructor.