USHJA Horse Registration FAQ's

1. Do I have to register my horse with USHJA?

Yes, all horse competing at USEF recognized Hunter Jumper Competitions must be registered with the USHJA per GR1101.1.

2. What benefits do I receive for registering my horse with USHJA?

  • Participation in USHJA's Zone Horse of the Year Program
  • Participation in USHJA Competitive Programs
  • Registration allows USHJA to collect data on where and how our horses are competing.

This data will provide USHJA with the ability to accurately evaluate our industry in order to plan for the future, identify areas which need attention and recognize issues which are impacting our sport before they become problems.

3. Do I still need to record my horse with USEF?

Yes, if you wish to participate in USHJA Zone Horse of the Year Awards, USEF's Horse of the Year Awards, qualifying competitions, championships, have points accrue in the National Computer Ranking list or participate in other USHJA competitive programs.

4. My horse is Life Recorded with USEF. Do I still need to register my horse with USHJA?

Horses with USEF Lifetime Recordings prior to December 1, 2008, have been grandfathered into the USHJA Horse Registration Program using their current USEF recording number.

Horses which have been Lifetime Recorded with USEF after December 1, 2008 will need to register their horse with USHJA separately.

5. Does my horse have to be registered with USHJA to compete at USEF Local competitions?

No, your horse will not have to be registered with USHJA if you are only competing in USEF Local competitions.

6. Do I have to pay an annual fee to register my horse with USHJA?

No, the USHJA Lifetime Horse Registration Fee is a one-time $75 fee.

7. Will I also need a USEF Horse ID number?

Yes. All horses registered after December 1st, 2021 will also need to obtain a USEF ID separately from their USHJA Registration.

The USHJA horse Registration is not required at local competitions but USEF still requires a Horse ID to participate; please see #5 above.

8. Is the USHJA Horse Registration Number the same as my USEF Horse Recording Number and Horse ID Number?

Yes. If a horse was USHJA Life Registered prior to 12/1/2021. However, if a horse is new to USHJA and USEF after 12/1/2021, their IDs will be different. ´╗┐We will like the IDs if the USEF ID is provided to USHJA.

9. Are jumpers still required to be USEF recorded?

Jumpers are no longer required to be recorded with USEF, unless they are participating in USHJA competitive programs, Horse of the Year Awards, want points accrued on the National Computer Ranking List or want to participate in USHJA Zone Horse of The Year Awards.

10. If I have a current USEF Horse ID Number, do I need to have a USHJA Horse registration?

Yes. USHJA's Horse Registration is required to compete at USEF recongized Hunter Jumper competitions per GR 1101.1.

11. Do United States Eventing Association members competing at a USEF Licensed competition have to register their horses with USHJA?

Yes. Every horse competing at a USEF Licensed Hunter Jumper competition (exception Local competitions) will have to register their horse with USHJA (See #10).