USHJA Opens Entries for the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W

Las Vegas—August 18, 2021—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has opened entries for the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, November 15-21, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The USHJA invites members across the country to enter for a chance to qualify for the Championships through points and classes in their zone, through their USHJA Affiliate organization or through the USHJA Outreach program. Members interested in attending must pre-enter and pay the $50 pre-entry fee by September 27, 2021, in order to be eligible for qualifying.

The USHJA National Championships will feature National Hunter Championships for Amateur Owner Hunters, Junior Hunters, Pony Hunters, Green Hunters, Adult Amateur Hunters and Children’s Hunters. They will also include the USHJA National Equitation Championships open to Juniors and Amateurs, and the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships with 10 sections of Jumper competition from 1.00m to 1.30m for Junior, Amateur and Open Jumper competitors.

New this year, the USHJA Affiliate Championships will include expanded offerings for Juniors and Amateurs in the Hunters and Equitation at fence heights of 2' and 2'6" and Jumpers from .70m to .90m.

The Championships will also feature two $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, one for Juniors and Amateurs and one for Professionals, a 3’3” USHJA Hunter Seat Medal class, a 3'3" EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal class, as well as 1.00m USEF/USHJA Low Children’s Jumper Championship, a 1.00m USEF/USHJA Low Adult Amateur Jumper Championship, and 3'0"/3'3" and 3'6"/3'9" USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Stake classes.

Members qualify largely based on Zone Horse of the Year points or Zone events between December 1, 2020, and September 27, 2021.

Affiliate and Outreach competitors have an opportunity to compete at the USHJA National Championships in the Affiliate Championship sections, which are open to Juniors and Amateurs. Outreach Competitors must have reached Gold Level status by earning the highest number of points across all sections in their Zone during the qualifying period. Affiliate Organizations establish their own criteria for selecting Championship competitors, and all current USHJA Affiliates are invited to send members. Affiliate competitors do not have to be USHJA members.

Members interested in qualifying must pre-enter for the Championships by September 27 with a non-refundable $50 application fee, which will be credited to the entry fee should the applicant qualify. Points earned from competitions with a start date from December 1, 2020, to September 27, 2021, will count toward qualifying. Entries are available online through, or members may mail their completed entry form to Ryegate Show Services.

The Championships will take place during The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, held at the South Point Hotel, Casino, & Spa's unique Arena & Equestrian Center. The Center offers an exceptional experience where riders and horses stay under one roof and exhibitors can also enjoy the spa, tables and slots, 64 bowling lanes, and nine dining establishments offered at the venue. Learn more about the competition, hotel discounts and more, visit view and download the prize list (pending USEF approval), click here.

The Championships will also include fun activities throughout the week, including free educational clinics. The clinics will be open to the public and will feature a variety of topics including mental skills coaching with Tonya Johnston; Judge with the Judge, and course walks of the National Hunter Derby and Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Grand Prix.

USHJA extends their thanks to current supporting sponsors of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships, including Title Sponsor Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Championship Official Sponsor Alltech/Lifeforce™; USHJA Official Sponsors Nutrena, CWD, Parlanti and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Pharmacy; and USHJA Championship Sponsors Charles Owen, SmartPak, Straight Arrow, Prize Possessions, Essex Classics and Boy O Boy Bridle Works.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this exciting event. Contact Pat Boyle at for more information about sponsorship.

USHJA extends sincere thanks to Blenheim Equisports for hosting the 2021 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships during The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W, as well as the many USHJA volunteers who are making the Championships possible.