2020 Rule Change Proposals Available for Member Comment

Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 9, 2020—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to invite members to comment on Rule Change Proposals being considered this year. Members may provide input on the proposals until midnight on November 30, 2020, online here. Member comments are an important part of the rule change proposal process, and we look forward to your feedback. 

At the same time members are providing input, USHJA committees and task forces are reviewing rule change proposals and providing comment as well. Following committee/task force review, the proposals are submitted to the Hunter and Jumper Working Groups for consideration. All amendments to the proposals are incorporated into drafts that will be presented during the USHJA Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually this year.

At the USHJA Annual Meeting, USHJA will conduct a Rule Change Proposal Forum on Monday, December 7 at 11 a.m. ET, during which additional comment may be provided by attendees for consideration by the Hunter and Jumper Working Groups. The Rule Change Proposals will move forward to the USHJA Board of Directors with the recommendations and comments of members, committees/task forces, and the Working Groups for voting. The USHJA Board of Directors' votes on the proposals will be submitted to US Equestrian for their consideration and ultimately to a vote by the US Equestrian Board of Directors during their 2021 mid-year Board of Directors meeting.

These proposals remain proposals until the US Equestrian Board of Directors votes to approve, disapprove, or defer the proposals, and their decision is the final step in the rule change proposal process each year. Rule changes are not immediately effective, so members should always check the effective date. The US Equestrian Rulebook and information about all US Equestrian Rule Change Proposals can be found at usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/rulebook.

Registration is open for the 2020 USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting and is available at three different price points. All Access registration is $98 and will give participants complete access to every virtual session and meeting offered across the 12 days.

For those interested in just attending Week One’s education sessions or Week Two's committee and sport governance meetings, including the Rule Change Forum, the cost is $53. Day passes are also available for $14. The State of the Association presentation, Evening of Equestrians Awards celebration and Diversity and Inclusion session with the new USHJA Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Committee will be free.

Click here for the comprehensive Rule Change Proposal Process for rules affecting the Hunter and Jumper disciplines.