United States Hunter/Jumper Association
The United States Hunter/Jumper Association, or USHJA, is the governing body for hunt seat and show jumping in the United States. The mission statement of the USHJA is to "unify and represent the interests of all levels of participants in order to promote and enhance the hunter and jumper disciplines and provide educational experiences in a manner that will benefit both horses and members."
The USHJA is a young organization, formed in 2004. Its roles include:
- Representing all levels of riding in the hunter and jumper disciplines in the United States, not just the Olympic competitors, and giving a voice to all members of every level. The USHJA bridges the international, national, state, regional, and local levels of the discipline.
- Providing educational experiences for both human and equine, including riders, trainers, coaches, grooms, and parents.
- Setting rules to benefit the welfare of the horses in the discipline.
- Help govern the discipline through a more efficient rule change process.
The organization is an affiliate of the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation).