Welcome to the United States Hunter Jumper Association! We welcome all equestrians and horse enthusiasts with any interest in the sport. Our memberships are designed to meet your needs and provide you with access to educational, competitive and awards hunter/jumper programs, as well as general sport information. When you join the USHJA, you join a community of equestrians with a passion for the hunter/jumper sport. Find the membership that’s right for you:

USHJA Active/Competing members competing in USEF-rated competitions must renew their US Equestrian membership separately though Additionally, as of December 2021, horse registrations, transfers, leases and name changes will need to be completed through both USHJA and US Equestrian.


Individual Memberships

  • Required for riders, trainers or owners competing at USEF rated competitions
  • Required for USEF Licensed Officials
  • Required for USHJA Committee members
  • Purchase the Active/Competing membership package that fits your competition need: Annual ($85), 3-Year ($240) or Life ($1,500)

  • Designed for those individuals who are not competing in USEF licensed competitions but want to participate in USHJA educational opportunities and wish to receive all other benefits of a USHJA membership.
    Note: Education/Non-Competing members are subject to a non-refundable Show Pass Fee of $30.00 per competition at USEF licensed events.
  • Annual fee: $35

  • Designed for those individuals who are participating in USHJA Outreach competitions or are a member of a USHJA Affiliate Organization.
    Note: Outreach members are subject to a non-refundable Show Pass Fee of $30.00 per competition at USEF licensed events.
  • Annual fee: Free

  • Designed for IHSA Alumni, Riders and Coaches wanting to participate in IHSA competitions.
  • Collegiate Riders: All IHSA hunt seat riders purchase their IHSA/USHJA membership through the IHSA Membership Application.
  • Collegiate Coach fee: $35
  • Collegiate Alumni fee: $15

Please note: All members who are not Life or Active/Competing members are subject to USHJA Show Pass Fees if competing in USEF licensed competitions

Organization Memberships

USHJA Affiliate Association Memberships cost $100 and are valid through November 30 of the current competition year (December 1 to November 30). The following types of groups benefit from an Affiliated Association Membership:

  • Local, state, regional and national organizations, clubs, associations, corporations, and other groups that conduct equestrian competitions or other programs or events.
  • Educational institutions which offer equine related programs.
  • Riding academies or stables with a lesson program that host shows or clinics.

Click here to access the Affiliate Association Membership Application.

USHJA Business Memberships cost $250 and are valid December 1 – November 30.  These are for businesses that want to strengthen working relationships with each other and build long-term relationships with the USHJA and its members, while allowing business professionals to engage within the industry.

The USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Program acknowledges lesson programs, riding facilities, equestrian schools, and other types of educational equestrian programs that emphasize horsemanship and sportsmanship, promote safety, and offer introductory hunter/jumper lessons. These programs create a foundation for well-rounded equestrians who benefit the entire sport, and this recognition is designed to encourage the continued development and growth of these types of programs across the country.

For more information about the Recognized Riding Academy program or to apply, click here. Click here to apply via your Farm/Organization online account.

For competition purposes, at least one owner of the Farm/Organization must have a valid Active/Competing membership. USHJA does not offer competing Farm/Organization memberships.

Farm/Organizational ID Form


Horse Membership

All horses competing in United States Equestrian Federation non-breed-restricted licensed competitions with hunter, hunter breeding, pony hunter breeding, jumper and hunter seat equitation classes must be properly identified and must obtain a registration number from USHJA.