An educational and informational website dedicated to the equestrian who enjoys showing horses.


What do you need to join? vs. what can you join?

There are many clubs, leagues and programs that you

must join, should join or could join!

   Speak with trainers and professionals, barn mates and other riders about what might be right for you.  It is easy to get lost in the "alphabet soup" of knowing what to join.  Most clubs and leagues have a membership form to complete, a membership fee to pay, and there are benefits and programs that come with each.  Click on our links below or go to our links page to get more information.  


Know that you joined....

      Know what you joined...

             Know when you joined...

                    Know why you joined......know the USEF Sportmanship Charter!

The actual membership forms are available here to download, print and submit following the directions on the form.


If you would like to compete in a show that is sanctioned (recognized) by the National Federations, it is mandatory that you join:

1)  the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

2)  the United States Hunter/Jumper Association (USHJA)

Every owner, rider and trainer must hold a current membership to participate in a USEF/USHJA show (or pay a $75 Show Pass Fee).

(Tip:  even an owner who is not riding is subject to membership fees, as he/she is considered to be exhibiting the horse)  EXCEPTION:  Leadline, WT, Opportunity and Outreach classses)

Every horse must also be a member of the USHJA to compete (EXCEPTION: Leadline, WT, Opportunity and Outreach classes).  

Go to to join the USEF and the USHJA


New Jersey Horse Shows Association -

New Jersey Professional Horseman's Association -

Marshall & Sterling League -

Princeton Equestrian League -