USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser

October 1 to November 30

The USHJA Puissance Challenge Fundraiser is a friendly barn challenge that puts jumping skills to the test while raising money for the USHJA Foundation. All monies raised and or donated to the USHJA Foundation are used to advance the educational, humanitarian, and competitive programs of the USHJA.

The Puissance Challenge Fundraiser is designed for all riders and jump height competency levels. As with a traditional Puissance jumping contest, a single jump will be used. The challenge can begin as a single pole on the ground, so even the youngest riders can participate. After each rider takes their turn over the pole, the jump is raised to add height for the next round. A rider is excused when they have a rail, have a refusal or elect not to continue. The last rider to clear the jump at the tallest height wins! 

How you raise the funds is up to you! Start by setting a goal for the total amount your barn wishes to raise. We suggest that each rider that participates donate or find another to sponsor them with a donation. Then see where your barn stands on the Puissance Challenge Leaderboard!

The barn that raises the most money will receive a Virtual Sports Psychology Clinic with Darby Bonomi, PhD. The top three barns will receive a USHJA prize pack.

Putting on a Puissance Challenge

  • Start by submitting an Intent to Participate Form on behalf of your barn, which includes your information and barn fundraising goal. Be sure to let your participating riders know to start raising funds!
  • Then, host your event and collect any funds! Designate the one jump that will be used as the Puissance jump. 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 height. A rider is excused when they have a rail, have a refusal or elect not to continue. The last rider to clear the obstacle at the largest height wins! Be sure to record each participant's name and their money raised to submit with your barn results.
  • Once your Puissance Challenge has concluded and all funds have been collected, mail your barn's results, including each participant's name and their money earned, to us along with a check. Funds raised must be submitted via check to the USHJA Foundation, 3870 Cigar Lane, Lexington, KY 40511.

Intent to Participate Form


View the Puissance Challenge Leaderboard

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 or contact Penny Brooks at (859) 225-6736.