USHJA Welcomes Grayson–Jockey Club Research Foundation as Supporting Sponsor of the 2022 USHJA Young Horse Championships

Lexington, Ky.—May 9, 2022—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to announce Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation as the newest supporting sponsor of the USHJA for 2022.

“We are pleased to welcome Grayson–Jockey Club Research Foundation to our family of sponsors,” said Mary Knowlton, president of the USHJA. “These championships are made possible through the support our sponsors and we look forward to another great year of competition for Hunters and Jumpers nationwide.”

Through this partnership Grayson–Jockey Club Research Foundation will serve as a supporting sponsor of the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National ChampionshipsPlatinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships and USHJA Young Jumper Championships.

“Grayson is excited to partner with the United States Hunter Jumper Association as part of our commitment to helping horses of all breeds and disciplines through the equine veterinary research that we support,” said Jamie Haydon, president of the Foundation. “While different breeds of horses can be successful as a Hunter/Jumper, they all must be healthy to compete, and the treatments developed from Grayson-funded research enable sport horses to perform to their greatest potential.”

Open to yearlings, 2-, 3- and 4-year-old horses, the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF/USHJA Hunter Breeding National Championships provide an arena for handlers, owners and breeders to showcase their talented young horses. Classes include in-hand classes for yearlings to 3-year-olds and performance classes for 3- to 4-year-olds. This year's Championships will be held on the East Coast at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, on August 27 and in the Central region at Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas, on September 14-18.

Featuring Championships for 3’0”/3’3” and 3’6”/3’9” Green Hunters, the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships encourage the development of green horses. This year's Championships will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in  Lexington, Kentucky, on August 16-18.

The USHJA Young Jumper Championships feature separate Championships for 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-year old horses, allowing talented competitors to be showcased by owners, breeders and riders at the national level. Now in its second year, the 2022 event will take place September 7-11, at the Traverse City Fall Horse Show in Traverse City, Michigan.

About Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation's leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $32.1 million to fund 412 projects at 45 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation is available at