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Jumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular and perhaps most recognizable equestrian events, aside from Thoroughbred horse racing.  At its highest competitive level, Jumping is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines alongside both Dressage and Eventing.  Essentially, what pole vaulting, high jump and hurdles are to track and field, Jumping is to equestrian sport.

Spectator friendly and easy to understand, the object for the Jumper is to negotiate a series of obstacles, where emphasis is placed on height and width, and to do so without lowering the height or refusing to jump any of the obstacles. The time taken to complete the course is also a factor.  The Jumping course tests a horse’s athleticism, agility and tractability while simultaneously testing a rider’s precision, accuracy and responsiveness.  Perhaps most importantly, Jumping tests the partnership between horse and rider.

Competitive Jumping has enjoyed immense popularity worldwide since the early 1900s, and the discipline continues to grow.  In today’s show ring, horses and ponies of all sizes and breeds compete in Jumping classes representing varying levels of challenge.  Likewise, classes exist for virtually every level of rider from the child novice to the seasoned international professional.

US Equestrian runs numerous Programs for Jumping riders at all levels.  To learn more about these Programs, please see the information below.

 

United States Hunter Jumper Association

USEF International Discipline Association

The USHJA, as the National Affiliate for the Hunter/Jumper discipline, promotes the sport and the well-being of its participants, offers broad based education for its members, and provides the framework for the conduct of the sport.

You can visit the United States Hunter Jumper Association at their website:  ushja.org

 

US Equestrian Jumping Department Contact Information

Lizzy Chesson
lchesson@usef.org | 859 225 7689

Jennifer Haydon
jhaydon@usef.org | 859 225 6911

Erin Keating
ekeating@usef.org | 859 225 2036

Rachel Denning
rdenning@usef.org | 859 225 7688

Nancy Sullivan
nsullivan@usef.org | 859 225 7687

 

Additional Resources

NEW!! Pres Mod - No limit on horses for Amateurs who own the horse

Pres Mod - new limit of 2 horses/height section/competition of Amateur Jumpers will now only be applicable to those Amateurs who do not own the horse/s they are riding in the Amateur Jumper sections. There are no limits on the number of horses that may be ridden by the owner or an amateur member of the owner’s family.

2022 U.S. FEI Jumping Calendar

Calendar of FEI Jumping Events in the US. Updated 6/23/2022

2023 U.S. FEI Jumping Calendar

Calendar of FEI Jumping Events in the U.S. Updated 6/13/2022

COVID memo re U.S. FEI Calendar Policies & Procedures

Memo outlining adjustments to the U.S. FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures due to COVID.

FEI Calendar Policies and Procedures- Jumping

Describes policies and procedures for the U.S. FEI Calendar for CSI and CSIO events

Amateur Jumper Rule Change Effective Dec 1, 2021

Effective 12/1/2021 for the 2022 Competition year, there will only be Amateur Jumper sections and no longer Amateur Owner Jumper sections. See complete rule change.

2022 New Jumper Rule Changes

New Jumper Rules effective Dec 1, 2021 for the 2022 Competition Year.

2021 New USEF Jumper Rules

Important USEF Jumper Rule Updates for 2021, effective 12/01/20.

FEI Approved Safety Cup Manufacturers

Link to current list of manufacturers for FEI Approved Safety Cups

Important FEI Rule Updates 2020

The new FEI Rule updates for 2020 will be effective on 01/01/20.