LEXINGTON, Ky. — April 9, 2018 — -The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic – East and West Coasts, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, will again be held in conjunction with the 2018 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships, and prize lists for these competitions are now available.
The USHJA Hunterdon Cup and USEF Junior Hunter National Championships will be held on the West Coast at Blenheim EquiSports in Del Mar, California, July 23-24, and on the East Coast at HITS Saugerties, July 30-31. The Hunterdon Cup – West Coast will be held on July 23, and Hunterdon Cup – East Coast will be held on July 30. Download the East Coast prize list here and the West Coast prize list here.
The USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic, presented by Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College, is a three-round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course set at 3’6″. The class is named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon. The class 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 (June 1, 2017-May 31, 2018). The qualified rider list, which is updated on a biweekly basis until finalized in June, is available at ushja.org/Hunterdon.
Diane Carney and Lynn Jayne graciously donated the Hunterdon Cup perpetual trophy that is presented each year to the class winner. Riders may not win the USHJA Hunterdon Cup more than once, and winners are invited to present awards for the following year. Past winners have included: Augusta Iwasaki (2017 West), Taylor St. Jacques (2017 East), Kayla Lott (2016 West), Maya Nayyar (2016 East), Victoria Colvin (2015), Caitlin Boyle (2014), Lillie Keenan (2013), Genevieve Zock (2012), Sarah Milliren (2011), Catherine Tyree (2010), Taylor Ann Adams (2009), Katherine Newman (2008), Maggie McAlary (2007), Addison Philips (2006) and Lexy Reed (2005).