Lexington, Ky.—Jun. 26, 2020—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is announcing updated qualifying criteria for the 2020 USHJA Gladstone Cup Equitation Classic - West, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College.
For 2020 only, the USHJA Gladstone Cup - West qualifying criteria has been modified to allow all Active USHJA junior members to participate in the Classic. Previous criteria required riders to have won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying period from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. The West Coast event will be held at the Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma, California, on Friday, July 17 in conjunction with the 2020 Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West Coast.
The East Coast event remains open to any Junior rider that has won either a USEF Hunter Seat Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, either phase of a WIHS Equitation Classic at a National or Premier competition, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic at a competition with a start date between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020. The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Classic on Sunday, August 23, alongside the 2020 Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast.
Learn more at ushja.org/gladstone.