USHJA Announces 2024 Instructor Credential Live Workshop and Examination Dates and Locations

Lexington, Ky.—March 7, 2024—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce the USHJA Instructor Credential Live Workshop and Examination session dates and locations being offered throughout the year. This year features an expanded calendar with four in-person sessions held across the country. 

Dates and locations this year for Live Workshop and Examination sessions include: 

  • April 22-23 at Chatham Hall in Chatham, Virginia
  • May 20-21 at Hill Country Riding Academy in New Braunfels, Texas
  • June 10-11 at Oldfields School in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland
  • September 23-24 at Maddox Family Farm in Pleasanton, California

To be eligible for registration at a live session, candidates must successfully complete all 10 online learning courses. Twelve seats are available at each session on a first come, first serve basis. Registration for the Texas, Maryland, and California sessions is now open; registration for the Virginia session is closed.

During the live examination, candidates will be tested on their teaching skills and provided individualized feedback. Examiners will score candidates utilizing a standardized rubric that includes categories for safety, structure, organization, professional conduct, and the candidate’s ability to detect and correct errors.

Upon successful completion of all prerequisite online courses, the workshop, and passing scores from two examiners during the live examination, candidates will be awarded the status of USHJA Credentialed Instructor. Candidates will receive their results within 30 days of the examination. 

Registration for the USHJA Instructor Credential is now open for USHJA members above the Outreach level who are 18 years of age or older. Individuals can register in their USHJA member account by signing in at, selecting "My Programs" and clicking on the "Enroll" button next to "Instructor Credential." Those who meet the prerequisites, complete the online registration form, and submit the corresponding fee are granted access to the Instructor Credential Library of online courses. After completing the online courses, candidates interested in pursuing the Credential must submit proof of experience teaching at least 40 hours of mounted and unmounted lessons, and pass a background check before attending a Live Workshop and Examination. 

To learn more about the USHJA Instructor Credential and to sign up for a live session, visit