The USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser is a friendly barn challenge that puts jumping skills to the test while raising money for the Equestrian Helmet Safety Initiative! From October 1 through November 30, 2020, host your own puissance challenge, where riders of all levels can compete from ground poles to over 4'. Each rider that participates will rally a sponsor to support them, or can sponsor themselves, for a minimum donation of $25. Set your own goal for your barn's total raised amount, and see where your barn stands on the Puissance Challenge Leaderboard. Participating farms will be ranked first on dollars raised and second on the height of the obstacle jumped.
Start by submitting an Intent to Participate Form on behalf of your barn, which includes your information, divisions to be offered and fundraising goal. Then host your event! Once your Puissance Challenge has concluded and all funds have been collected, submit your barn results, detailing each participant's name, their highest level/division completed and their money earned. Funds raised must be submitted via check to the USHJA Foundation, 3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, KY 40511.
In the ring, there must be only one jump that is designated as the puissance obstacle. Riders compete in a set order for the duration of the event. Begin with a ground pole, and after the last rider clears the obstacle, move the jump up to the next hole. A rider is excused when they have a rail, have a refusal or elect to not continue. The last rider to clear the obstacle at the largest height wins! Be sure to record each participant's name, their highest level/division completed and their money earned to submit with your barn results.
The United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation is a non-profit 501(C) 3 organization. To make your tax deductible donation or for questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Steve Rosenberg at (859) 225-6721.