Lexington, Ky. - The second annual AON/United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) National Championships kick off this evening with the $25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Professional Section. The Championships will take place at South Point Equestrian Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., from November 11-17 in conjunction with The Las Vegas National Horse Show. Riders will compete for national titles and have an opportunity to earn Horse of the Year points in their sections. All competitors and their families will also enjoy free VIP access, fun activities throughout the week, and an experience to remember.
This competition features the Hunter National Championships for amateur owner, junior, pony, green, adult amateur, and children’s hunter sections. They also include the USEF/USHJA Jumper National Championships with eight sections of jumping competition from 1.10m to 1.40m for junior, amateur, and open competitors.
Additionally, the Championships are host to the USHJA Equitation National Championships for riders 14 and under and those aged 15-17, as well as the one-of-a-kind USHJA Affiliate Championships, where USHJA affiliates are invited to send their best 2′ and 2’6″ horse-and-rider combinations to compete.
How to Watch
USEF Network is streaming the AON/USHJA National Championships daily beginning Monday, November 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET, as well as select classes at The Las Vegas National Horse Show.
Follow USHJA and US Equestrian
The United States Hunter Jumper Association is a recognized affiliate of US Equestrian. Keep up with the AON/USHJA National Championships all week by following USHJA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Visit the US Equestrian Learning Center video library to find out more about the hunter discipline with Geoff Teall and how to walk a show jumping course with McLain Ward. Stay up to date throughout the competition by following USEF Network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #JoinTheJoy.
Photo by: Andrea Evans/US Equestrian