was organized in 1989 as a
Volunteer Group and it has provided a democratic and responsive
association of those members in the hunter and jumper discipline of
the Federation ever since.
It is now incorporated to become
the Hunter Association with a pure democratic structure that
respects the right of all the Members to be heard and to vote their
opinions. It will continue as a financially accountable Nonprofit
Corporation to better represent the varied interests of all the
Hunter and Jumper Members of the Federation.
The NHJA has been organized for
the benefit of exhibitors, owners, trainers, competition managers at
all levels of the sport of Equestrian and who are amateur or
Its purpose is
Educate these members to improve
their individual performances and events by developing and presenting
seminars on issues affecting horses and riders at the national,
regional, state and local levels. And to develop and make
materials such as videos and publications
that will enhance a rider’s partnership with their horse.
that quality is
maintained at rated events by proper training of judges, stewards,
other licensed officials and competition managers to keep them current
on the rules, regulations and guidelines set by the Federation,
and the latest standards to improve competition and the safety of both
the horse and the rider.
the judgments set
down by the USEF regarding suspensions of owners, trainers, riders or
managers. Ensure the protection of the horse through reporting both
abuse of any animal to either the USEF or local authorities and
enforcement of the USEF Drug and Medications
riders at all levels
of competition to strive for quality, sportsmanlike behavior and
continuing education about
horses and riding both in the competitive world and for recreation.