The United States Hunter Jumper Association has expanded its Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory and Henry, to include a west coast class in addition to the east coast class that is entering its 12th year at the US Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast on July 11 in Devon, PA. The new west coast Hunterdon will be held at the US Junior Hunter National Championship West Coast on July 25 in Del Mar, CA.
“We’re excited to add this prestigious class to the US Junior Hunter National Championship West Coast,” said Kevin Price, USHJA executive director. “It offers an opportunity to showcase exceptional equitation, and we look forward to seeing the talent it draws on the west coast.”
Named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon, the USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is open to any rider that is an Active USHJA junior member, at the time of the competition, and has won a USEF Medal, ASPCA Maclay, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, or Overall WIHS Equitation Classic during the qualifying year. The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a three round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course set at 3’6″.
The US Junior Hunter National Championships East Coast is held July 11-12 at the Brandywine Horse Show and the US Junior Hunter National Championships West Coast is held July 25-26 at Blenheim EquiSports.
Previous winners include: Victoria Colvin, Caitlin Boyle, Lillie Keenan, Genevieve Zock, Sarah Milliren, Catherine Tyree, Taylor Ann Adams, Katherine Newman, Maggie McAlary, Addison Philips, and Lexy Reed. Riders may only win the USHJA Hunterdon Cup once, and the year’s prior winner is invited to present awards for the following year.
For more information about the Hunterdon Cup, visit www.ushja.org/hunterdon.