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RULE CHANGES FOR 2019 SHOW SEASON
Please be aware of the following rule changes, effective December 1, 2018, for the 2019 show year:

Schooling Hunters and Suitable Hunters will be combined into a single section for year-end awards.  Shows may continue to run separate Schooling and Suitable divisions, but the points will be counted toward a single year-end award.  Also, the USHJA 2'6", 2'9", and 3" Hunter divisions may be combined with or run concurrently with the NJHSA Schooling or Suitable division(s).

Children's Hunter Ponies will become a single combined division for year end awards.  The NJHSA Board reserves the right to split the section by size (Small/Medium and Large) if participation warrants.

Low Children's Equitation will become a single combined section for year end awards.  The NJHSA Board reserves the right to split the division according to Horses and Ponies if participation warrants.

Low Children's Hunters will become a single combined section for year end awards. The NJHSA Board reserves the right to split the division according to Horses and Ponies if participation warrants.


THE MID-YEAR POINTS CUT-OFF IS EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2018  
Points for the first half of the show year, December 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018, have been locked as of July 15, 2018. No further inquiries for the first half of the year can be made, and no alterations of points for the first half can be made.

All shows for the first half of the year have been reported and posted.  

Click here for the list of reported shows.


REVISED SPECIFICATION BOOK AVAILABLE:  Our current specs, revised as of December 1, 2017, are now available.  Please be sure to read them and become familiar with the rules. 

Download the current spec book

Important changes to note:

  • You must compete at a minimum of five (5) competitions to be eligible for a year-end award.

  • Pre-Children's Eq and Hunter are now Low Children's Eq and Hunter, and are consistent with USHJA Stirrup Cup specs

  • Low Adult Hunter is now consistent with USHJA Sitrrup Cup specs

  • Jumper divisions have been simplified to be consistent with USEF rules.  There are now four Jumper divisions:

    • Itty Bitty Jumper 0.7m (2'3")
    • NJHSA Jumper 0.8m - 0.9m (2’7” – 2’11”)
    • NJHSA Jumper 0.95 – 1.05m (3’1” – 3’5”)
    • Childrens's/Adult Amateur Jumper - Zone 2 spec

TRAINERS AND PARENTS, please note: 

  • Mini-Stirrup Equitation:  Any participant in Mini-Stirrup Equitation who reaches 400 points will receive an Achievement Award.  This is not a high-score division.  Restrictions:  Once a rider canters at any show, they are no longer eligible for Mini-Stirrup.
  • Short Stirrup and Beginner Rider Divisions:  Once a rider jumps 2' or higher at any  show, they are no longer eligible for Short Stirrup or Beginner RIder sections.  Trainers are urged to keep this in mind when considering moving a rider up.