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HUNTER / JUMPER

Hunters is a classic form of English "hunt seat" riding based on the tradition of fox hunting. Horses may be any breed or age to show in the Hunter Division and includes both flat and over fences classes which judge the horse's movements and form. Jumper will be performance speed and clear round.

 

2023 - 2024 SHOW SEASON


JHA hosts six Hunter/Jumper shows scheduled the 2nd Sunday of the month during show season. Breakfast and lunch is available onsite for purchase. Dates and judges are as follow.

October 8, 2023:
Judge - Lisa Foreman
October 14-15th, 2023:
2-day equine biomechanics clinic with Stephany Fish of Serendipity Dressage. 
For details click HERE!
November 12, 2023:
Judge - Mark Wonderly
January 14, 2024:
Judge - Doug Bruce
February 11, 2024:
Judge - Leslie Woodworth
March 10, 2024:
Judge - Carolyn Vincent
April 14, 2024:
Judge - Jenny Fischer
 
SHOW GUIDELINES

Riders will ride the entire season as the age of the first show of the season. Show management reserves the right to split, combine or cancel a class if necessary. Horses can only participate in three jumping divisions per show. 

Make sure to take advantage of our early registration discount by submitting your online entry forms no later than midnight on the Wednesday preceding each show. Click the button at the bottom of this page to be directed to our online registration page. Entries will still be accepted the morning of the show if you miss the online registration cutoff. In order to help us expedite the line for show-day entries, please use the 'Printable Entry Form' button below to print and complete your form before arriving. You can also make show-day entry payments ahead of time using the 'Buy Now' links on the online registration page.

Tip - Our online entry forms allow you to sign up for one show or multiple shows at the same time. So, for your convenience, you can submit your entries for the entire season and then make individual payments before each show. That way, you lock in the early registration discount for the whole season and never have to worry about missing the cutoff.

Failure to comply with any of JHA's rules may result in progressive discipline. First error results in a written warning to the
rider and/or trainer; second error results in a $250 fine to the rider and/or trainer/barn, third error results in
disqualification of the rider/horse pair and/or trainer for the remainder of the season.

All horses must be under control at all times. A Show Director, Board Member or Judge may disqualify any horse or rider for unsportsmanlike behavior, safety, abuse, or cruelty reasons. They may also disqualify any animal that is not sufficiently gentle or

sound to be shown without danger to the public, show officials or exhibitors. NO FEES WILL BE REFUNDED

COGGINS

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you submit a copy of your current negative Coggins report. A copy of your horses CURRENT NEGATIVE Coggins must be submitted with your entry. Failure to provide proof of a current negative Coggins before the show will result in elimination without a refund.

ATTIRE

Proper show attire (show shirt and jacket) are required. Riders will be marked down for not wearing proper attire. Helmets are required for all ages on horseback on arena premises. Riders MUST BE WEARING THEIR NUMBER any time they enter the ring!

RING ETIQUETTE AND RULES

There will be a strict 2-minute gate call for all classes unless permission is arranged ahead of time with the show official. NO loud coaching or yelling from the rail during competition. At judge’s discretion you will be warned once, after that your exhibitor will be excused from the arena. No refund will be offered to a participant if eliminated from a class.

The large ring will be open for schooling in the morning and during lunch. School in the schooling ring during your division time. No more than 5 riders will be permitted in the arena at a time, and jumps cannot be changed. They will be set at the height for our cross rail classes. 

YEAR-END AWARDS

To qualify for year-end awards riders must 1) be in good standing with JHA, 2) complete JHA's annual volunteer service requirement of 6 volunteer hours at any Jupiter Horsemen’s Association event or show, 3) compete in the same division on the same horse at 4 out of the 6 scheduled shows for the season, Points are awarded based on the number of riders in the class. Grand and Reserve Champion awards will not be awarded for division with less than three (3) riders.

 

The top end-of-year score receives the Grand Champion Award. The second highest score receives Reserve Champion Award. Show and year-end placings are awarded through 6th place. Any horse/rider combination who wins an End-of-Year Grand Champion Award or Reserve Champion Award may not earn Grand or Reserve Champion in that same level with the same horse the following year. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Members can fulfill their volunteer hour requirements at any JHA show or event, in addition to a variety of administrative tasks. Friends and family members ARE allowed to volunteer on behalf of competitors, however competing kids are strongly encouraged to volunteer doing age-appropriate tasks. Volunteer opportunities can be viewed on our volunteer page.

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