Member comment period open for 2019 USHJA Zone Specifications 


LEXINGTON, Ky. –April 16, 2018–The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce that the Member Comment Period for 2019 USHJA Zone Specifications is now open.

"Since each zone has their own specifications, it is important that they are a good fit for the individual zone. Each committee reviews the specifications with an eye to the needs of the zone," said USHJA President Mary Babick. "Once that process is complete, the members get a chance to voice their opinion. I hope you will take the time to submit your feedback."

Zone specifications detail nuances to how C-rated sections, such as Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter and Jumper, Children's Hunter Pony, and Age Group Equitation, run in certain zones. Development of zone specifications allows for members to earn recognition through the Zone Horse of the Year and Zone Stirrup Cup programs in classes that are run in a way that best suits the needs of members in that area of the country.

Each year, the USHJA Zone Committees closely review the specifications for their zone to make any adjustments to better serve the needs of the zone, and then the USHJA makes these adjusted specifications available for member comment. The member comment period for zone specifications will be open until May 16, and members simply email comments or suggestions to

Access zone specifications at

Media Contact:
Megan Lacy
(859) 225-6723

Zone Specifications Contact:
April Hammond
(859) 225-6702