2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships
RELEASE: August 25, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jennifer Haydon
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, will host the annual USEF National Junior Jumper Championships, which will be held October 14-16, 2010. This exciting jumper competition for junior riders features both a Team Championship and an Individual Championship. Zone Invitations
Each Zone may field a team of the top four horse/rider combinations that have applied from their respective zone’s National Junior Jumper Championship Standings. A team is comprised of at least three horse/rider combinations but no more than four horse/rider combinations. In the case of no team sent forth from a Zone, that Zone may send up to two individual horse/rider combinations.
Each Zone’s horse/rider standings will be based on money won in the classes indicated below and can be located on the USEF website at www.usef.org. If a rider has two horses in the top four, that rider may choose which horse he or she will take and the next highest-placed horse/rider combination will be placed on the team. If for any reason a horse/rider combination is not able to compete as part of the team, the next available horse/rider combination will be invited to compete. In the event of a tie in the standings, the tie will be broken by the number of first places, followed by the number of second places, and so on until the tie is broken. Application–New for 2010
Riders wishing to be considered for the 2010 USEF National Junior Jumper Championships must complete an application by one of the following two methods:
1. Applications completed online at www.usef.org will have a fee of $25. Online applications must be completed by August 31, 2010. Online applications will no longer be available as of September 1, 2010.
2. Applications made by regular mail, fax, or hand-delivered must be returned with an application fee of $30 to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Attn: Jennifer Haydon, Jumping Department, USEF, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, fax (859)231-6662. Applications must be postmarked, hand-delivered, or faxed on or prior to Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Applications postmarked, hand-delivered, or faxed after Wednesday August 25, 2010 will not be accepted. IN THE EVENT AN APPLICATION IS RECEIVED WITHOUT AN APPLICATION FEE, THOSE APPLICATIONS SHALL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF THE APPLICATION FEE IS RECEIVED BY Friday, August 27, 2010. Eligibility
Riders must be United States citizens. The Zone of each rider is determined by the rider’s point state as recorded with USEF as of December 1, 2009 (See JP 100.4). All riders must be members in good standing with the Federation. All riders must be juniors per USEF General Rule 126 at the time of the Championships. All horses must be recorded with the Federation pursuant to USEF General Rule 1102 and must be shown under the correct owner of record.Required Documents
FEI Passports are not required. Horses are required to have health documents and vaccinations as required by their state of origin, the state of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Each rider member must submit a USEF Code of Conduct form to the Federation office in Lexington, KY, by October 1, 2010. Certificate of Capability
Each horse/rider combination must earn a Certificate of Capability completing a course set at 1.40m (4’7” or higher with a score of 4 faults or less within their Zone’s qualifying period. Riders must verify this in writing with official complete show results that include faults. Each rider member must submit their Certificate of Capability (see below) to the Federation office in Lexington, KY, by October 1, 2010. Classes to Count
All classes held in the United States must be held at USEF recognized competitions using classes defined by USEF rules. Junior Jumper classes may be combined per JP 117.4. Open Jumper classes offering