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.
THE MANTRA OF EXHIBITOR RESPONSIBILITY:
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 www.usef.org to join the USEF and the USHJA
OPTIONAL FOR POINTS:
New Jersey Horse Shows Association - www.njhsa.org
New Jersey Professional Horseman's Association - www.njpha.net
Marshall & Sterling League - www.hitsshows.com
Princeton Equestrian League - www.princetonequestrianleague.com