Sonoma Horse Park to Host USEF Junior Hunter National Championship
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

We are pleased to announce that Sonoma Horse Park has been selected to host the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship and USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic for three years starting in 2019. The first edition will take place July 22 - 23, 2019, followed by two weeks of Sonoma Horse Park's summer show series: HMI Equestrian Classic (AA) July 24 - 29 and Giant Steps Charity Classic (AA) July 30 - August 4.

The competition will be held in Sonoma Horse Park's Grand Prix Arena and will feature courses of custom jumps designed specifically for the event. All rounds will be live streamed and available on demand. Sonoma Horse Park's VIP will be open throughout the event and VIP catering will be complimentary for all attendees.

Sonoma Horse Park's Ashley Herman said, "We are honored to host the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship and USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic. It is a privilege to produce such a special event and we look forward to welcoming the nation's top Junior Hunter and Equitation riders to Sonoma Horse Park."
USEF Junior Hunter National Championship

Established in 2001, the USEF Junior Hunter National Championship showcases the best junior hunters in the nation while providing riders opportunities to meet and spend time with competitors from all over the country. The USEF Junior Hunter Championship offers qualified Junior Hunters the opportunity to compete against their peers in 3’3 and 3’6 heights with the top finishers named National Champions in their respective divisions. Each year, more than 1,000 eligible hunters qualify to compete in the prestigious final which is held on each coast over two days and is comprised of three phases: handy hunter, classic, and under saddle phase. The overall score from the weighted sections determines the ultimate winner.


Download USEF Jr Hunter Championship Specs

USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic

Named in honor of George Morris and his farm, Hunterdon, the USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Classic is a three-round class that combines the precision of equitation and handiness of hunters over a course set at 3'6.

Held during the East and West Coast US Junior Hunter National Championships, the Hunterdon Cup 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.

Download USHJA Hunterdon Cup Specs

Download 2019 Tentative Schedule of Events

Detailed information will be posted soon at

For eligibility questions, contact Kelsey Shanley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 859.225.6960. Press release provided by Sonoma Horse Park.