2020 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the moving of the 2020 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals to a virtual format.

Originally set to be held at the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College on November 6-8, the event has been adjusted to be held virtually due to the health and safety of USHJA members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 HQC Nationals will take place online between October 26 – November 7.

The inaugural Adult HQC Nationals, originally to be held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show on September 25-27 for adult amateur participants 21 years of age or older, is also moving online.

2019 HQC Nationals Results


HQC Nationals Program

24 individuals will be invited to compete in this year’s virtual competition, which will be a multi-phase event that puts the top scoring participants, who advanced through HQC Levels One and Two, to the ultimate test.

This year's events will consist of a written exam and a final practicum that requires participants to demonstrate their mastery of practical horsemanship knowledge. A variety of prizes from USHJA's generous sponsors will be awarded to the top participants in each Nationals, including Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks, CWD and Parlanti.

How to Qualify:

  • Deadline for completion of the Level Two Quiz is September 1.
  • Each participant may login three separate times to complete each quiz.
  • Each participant has one opportunity to score 80% or above on the Level One Quiz in order to advance to the Level Two Quiz.
  • Each participant has one opportunity to score 90% or above on the Level Two Quiz in order to be eligible for selection to compete in the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals.
  • In order to be eligible to selection to Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, all participants who will be 18 years of age or older prior to the event must complete Safe Sport Training no later than September 1st.
    Click here for instructions on how to register for Safe Sport.

USHJA will invite the top 24 qualified participants to the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals via email beginning in September. See the program specifications for detailed information on how finalists are selected.

For details on Nationals qualifying procedures, please review the Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Specifications.

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge is supported in part by the USHJA Foundation. To help support the HQC program, click here to make a charitable donation today.

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