U.S. Hunter Jumper Association officials announced Monday, March 16, in alignment with the U.S. Equestrian Federation, that all USHJA competitions and events will be suspended for 30 days, effective immediately.
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 April 14, 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 30-day 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 30-day time period.
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.