Lexington, Ky.—Mar. 26, 2020—In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association will extend the suspension of all USHJA competitions and events until May 3, 2020.
Competitions that choose to run during this time period may not include the USHJA name with any class or property and will do so without USHJA recognition. Competitors attending those events will not be able to accumulate or earn points, scores, money won, qualifications or rankings during this period for USEF or USHJA awards programs, Championships and events. Similarly, USHJA Outreach classes are suspended.
The USHJA is committed to supporting date changes for any USHJA properties scheduled to occur between March 16 and May 3, as rescheduling is in the best interest of the sport. Any Outreach events or other USHJA contracted events wishing to reschedule for a date outside of the suspension period should contact the USHJA Sport Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. The USHJA will work to accommodate the rescheduling of as many USHJA events as possible at the request of the manager. The USHJA will refund any fees already collected from Competitions hosting USHJA properties to take place during the suspension time period.
US Equestrian has also suspended recognized competition through May 3. Read their statement here.
The USHJA will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC, as well as state and federal government officials, and will monitor the situation closely and reassess its position before the conclusion of the suspension period.