The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association has opened the comment period for members to weigh in on rule change proposals the organization is considering for the 2025 competition year.
Member comments are an important part of the rule change proposal process, and USHJA encourages their feedback. Members can provide input on the proposals online here through Oct. 31, but must be signed in to do so.
At the same time members are providing input, USHJA committees and task forces are reviewing rule change proposals and providing comments as well. All amendments to the proposals are incorporated into drafts that will be presented during the 2023 USHJA Annual Meeting, which will be held Dec. 4-7 in Concord, North Carolina. The USHJA Annual Meeting will host a Rule Change Proposal Forum, during which additional comments may be provided by attendees for consideration by the hunter and jumper working groups.
The rule change proposals will then go to the USHJA board of directors to vote on, accompanied by the recommendations and comments of members, committees, task forces and working groups. The board’s votes will be submitted to the U.S. Equestrian Federation for its consideration and ultimately to a vote by the USEF board of directors during its mid-year meeting in 2024.
The USEF board’s decision is the final step in the rule change proposal process each year. Rule changes are not immediately effective, so members should always check the effective date. The USEF Rulebook and information about all rule change proposals can be found here.
More information about the rule change proposal process for rules affecting the hunter and jumper disciplines can be found here.