Recognized Riding Academies receive the following USHJA benefits:

  • Listing on the USHJA Recognized Riding Academy directory
  • Celebrate exceptional students by awarding them with an RRA Honor!
  • An opportunity to recognize a very special lesson horse by nomination into the RRA Honor Roll!
  • Access to the RRA Marketing Toolkit to assist with marketing your program
  • Purchase RRA logo wear to show off your recognition
  • An invitation to a private Facebook group for RRA staff to communicate, learn, and network
  • A discount toward hosting a Mini EAP clinic
  • Free postings on the Directory of Clinics
  • Representation within the USHJA via the RRA Committee 
  • A subscription to the USHJA In Stride magazine
  • Access to USHJA educational resources
  • A 70% discount on USHJA Trainer Certification manuals
  • Academy clients and/or students who become USHJA members will enjoy USHJA member benefits, and memberships start at just $35 (Outreach memberships are free)
  • A discount on the purchase of select items from Prize Possessions and Hodges Badge Company
  • General member communication, educational resources, and updates on competitions, rule changes, programs, etc.

Program recommendations for RRAs:

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge 

  • ​​​​​​​An online quiz challenge that tests riders’ knowledge on horsemanship.  It is free for USHJA members of all ages (above the Outreach level) and offers a chance to compete for prizes.

Stable Challenge 

  • An online quiz competition with a team twist. Form a team and work to improve horsemanship knowledge. The Challenge awards top scoring barns with a trainer-inspired prize for the whole barn. This is a free activity and can include youths and adults (no membership required)! 

Emerging Athletes Program

  • Accepted riders participate in an extensive training session that teaches flatwork, gymnastics, course work, stable management, and horsemanship skills taught by top riding clinicians and stable managers. This program offers sessions at both .90m and 1.0m for eligible USHJA members.

Mini EAP

  • Personalized do-it-yourself clinics allow you to bring the fun and education of the Emerging Athletes Program to your facility

Outreach Competitions

  • Host or attend Outreach competitions with hunter, equitation, and jumper classes (crossrails through 3’) for all levels of riders.  USHJA members can also earn points towards year-end awards.

The Instructor Credential 

  • Offers a comprehensive online education, an in-person workshop, and a live exam to test teaching and coaching techniques and methods. Upon successful completion, candidates will be awarded the status of USHJA Credentialed Instructor!

Educational Webinars

  • Learn all about horses virtually by attending our online webinars. Free and open to the public, these online presentations cover a wide array of topics.​​​​​​