The USEF Pony Jumper Championships provide an opportunity for Junior pony riders to compete against their peers over multiple days of Jumping competition. A Team Championship and an Individual Championship will be offered. Fence heights will be a maximum of 1.15m.
The 2020 USEF Pony Jumper National Championship will be held in Lexington, Kentucky (USA), August 3 -9, in conjunction with the USEF Pony Finals.
Thursday, August 6: Individual Championship Phase I, Welcome Class, 1.05m Table II (Clear Round)
Friday, August 7: Team Championship & Individual Phase II, 1.10m Modified Nations Cup with two indentacle rounds
Saturday, August 8: Individual Championship Phase III, 1.10m Table II one round with Time Allowed. In the event of a tie for Gold, Silver, or Bronze, there will be a jump-off over a shortened course where fence heights can reach 1.15m and in which time will decide between competitors with equal faults.
Saturday, August 8: Farewell Class, 1.05m Table II (Clear Round) for those not eligible for or taking part in the Individual Championship Phase III
*New for 2020 - Pony Jumper Certificate of Capability**
Athlete/pony combinations wishing to compete in the USEF Pony Jumper National Championships must earn a Certificate of Capability by completeing a course set at 1.10m or higher with a score of four (4) faults or less within the qualifying period (June 2, 2019 - June 14, 2020). Athletes shall ensure that USEF receives verification of this in writing by submitting a completed USEF Certificate of Capability form or official show results that include faults by no later than June 15, 2020.
June 2, 2019 - Qualifying Period for 2020 USEF Pony Jumper National Championships begin
February 10, 2020 - Online applications open
June 14, 2020 - Online application deadline, Qualifying Period closes, Certificate of Capability submission deadline
June 29, 2020 - Pony Jumper Standings Final
July 1, 2020 - Invitation process begins