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Program Overview

The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program plays an important role in developing top Jumping riders by encouraging Junior and Young Riders to develop the skills that lay the groundwork for future international successes.  It addresses the principal that form follows function and that it is important for a rider to have equitation basics and a solid jumper seat position in order to become an effective jumper rider.  The Talent Search program fosters this tradition in U.S. Jumping and builds on preparing the next generation of international jumping riders.

The Program consists of qualifying classes held across the country and the annual Finals held each autumn.  A unique feature of the Talent Search Program, there is a Final held on each coast: the Finals East is held at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ and the Finals West is held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals attracts the nation’s top Junior and Young Riders and former winners have gone on to great success in international Show Jumping competition.  Over the course of multiple phases of competition, culminating in a head-to-head competition among the top entrants, the Finals are carefully orchestrated to test the entrant’s skills in the show jumping arena.

Read on for information about the Talent Search Finals and review the Class Rules (EQ 110.9) and qualifying information in the Additional Resources section below.

 

 

2024 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Point Standings

 

 

2024 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals

 

Finals – West
September 20 - 22, 2024
San Juan Capistrano, CA

An entry form will be available in August.

 

Finals – East
October 4 - 6, 2024
Gladstone, NJ

A link to the entry platform will be available in August.

 

For inquiries related to the Finals please contact Rachel Denning at [email protected].

 

 

2023 Results

Camilla Jerng, 2023 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - West Champion 

Luke Jensen, 2023 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - East Champion

 

 

Show Manager?  Contact Ali Kicklighter, US Equestrian Sponsorship Program Manager, at [email protected] to receive a Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search banner for your competitions.

Questions about the Talent Search Program & USEF Show Jumping Pathway?  Contact Erin Keating, US Equestrian Director of Jumping Development Programs, at [email protected]

Questions about the Talent Search Finals?  Contact Rachel Denning, Director of Jumping Coordination, [email protected]

Additional Resources

2024 Talent Search Qualifying Criteria

2024 Talent Search Qualifying Criteria

Delta Air Lines Discount Code

Delta Air Lines discount code for individuals traveling to 2024 Talent Search Finals - West or East.

2023 Talent Search Finals East Final Results

Final results for the 2023 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East

2023 Talent Search Finals West Final Results

Final results for the 2023 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West

2023 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - Prize List

Prize list

Platinum Performance

Platinum Performance is the official sponsor of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program.