Several important deadlines are approaching for summer opportunities to learn and compete with the United States Hunter Jumper Association. Cruise the list below to ensure you don’t spend your summer on the couch thinking, “If only I’d read Jumper Nation’s deadlines article more carefully!”


April 30 -USHJAF Gochman Family US Pony Finals Grant
Thanks to the Gochman Family, each year, the USHJA Foundation will award grants to deserving Juniors that give them an opportunity to experience US Pony Finals.
This grant is awarded each year to up to three riders who exemplify the qualities that are most important in our sport—-sportsmanship, tenacity, and horsemanship—-and would otherwise be unable to go to Pony Finals. Applications close April 30, 2016.


May 1 – Ch/AA Jumper Championships (All Zones)

Don’t miss the chance to participate in theUSHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Championships, which will be held by zone in 2016.
In order to be eligible to qualify, riders must apply by May 1, 2016, and have earned a minimum of 20 points in their home zone (does not include points from contiguous zones) from December 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016.*
HITS on the Hudson VII
Saugerties, NY
August 31-September 4, 2016
Constitution Classic
Culpeper, VA
August 24 – 28, 2016
Showplace End of Summer
Roscoe, IL
August 10-14, 2016
Colorado Fall Preview
Parker, CO
September 8 – 11, 2016
Blenheim Fall Tournament
San Juan Capistrano, CA
September 14 -18, 2016
*Riders’ placement on a team is based on points accumulated from December 1, 2015, to 60 days prior to their zone’s Championships.
For complete Championship specifications and to apply online,


May 4 – Emerging Athletes Program

The USHJA is now accepting applications from young riders to participate in a 2016 Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session, presented by Dover Saddlery. The deadline to apply for an Early Summer EAP Regional Training Session was previously April 22, and has now been extended to May 4. The deadline to apply for a Late Summer Regional Training Session is May 11.
Early Summer EAP Regional Training Sessions
June 6-10 Whip N Spur (Wilsonville, OR) Geoff Teall and Nanci Snyder
June 12-16 Georgia Intl Horse Park
(Conyers, GA)
Chris Kappler and Anne Thornbury
June 13-17 Centenary College Equestrian Center (Long Valley, NJ) Karen Healey and Nanci Snyder
June 19-23 Great Southwest Equestrian Center (Katy, TX) Candice King and Colleen Reed
June 21-25 Frying Pan Farm Park
(Herndon, VA)
Kip Rosenthal and Anne Thornbury
Late Summer EAP Regional Training Sessions
June 26-30 Quail Run Horse Centre
(Elkhorn, NE)
Candice King and Nanci Snyder
June 29-July 3 Ledges Sporting Horses
(Roscoe, IL)
Julie Winkel and Colleen Reed
July 5-9 Mt. Holyoke College Equestrian Center (South Hadley, MA) Joe Fargis and Nanci Snyder
July 13-17 Los Angeles Equestrian Center (Burbank, CA) Anne Kursinski and Anne Thornbury
August 2-6 Colorado Horse Park
(Parker, CO)
Julie Winkel and Nanci Snyder
For application requirements and the complete schedule of Regional Training Sessions, visit