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About Us


The New Jersey Horse Shows Association (NJHSA) is dedicated to:

  • Fostering horsemanship by furthering the art of riding and promoting the welfare of horses and ponies;

  • Generating and enhancing general public interest and participation in equestrian activities in the State of New Jersey;

  • Providing an incentive for competition through participation in the NJHSA Annual High Score Awards; and

  • Representing the exhibitor-members in those matters of concern where a forum is needed.

 
NJHSA Activities

  • Monthly Open Meetings -- Second Thursday of the month, 7:30 PM at Panatieris Restaurant, 268 Route 202, Raritan Plaza, Flemington, NJ  08822.  Dates subject to change.

    February 9, 2017 August 10, 2017
    March 9, 2017 September 14, 2017
    April 13, 2017 October 12, 2017
    May 11, 2017 November 9, 2017
    June 8, 2017 December 14, 2017
    July 13, 2017

     

  • Annual High Score Awards Dinner Dance -- January 2017, Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, NJ


Special Presentations 

  • Junior Rider of the Year

  • Trainer of the Year

  • Members' Choice Award

  • Horse Show of the Year

We Support:

    • The New Jersey Horse Council

    • The USHJA Zone II Hunter Finals
    • The NJPHA Fall Finale Scholarship Event
    • Sussex County Farm and Horse Show
    • Garden State/Junior Essex Troop Horse Show
    • The New Jersey Professional Horseman's Association
  • Mylestone Equine Rescue

Rule Changes for 2013:

The NJHSA Executive Board has made some important changes to our rules and specifications for the 2013 Show Year.  Download our current specs here.  Please be aware of the following:

*      Two-Tiered Points System:  Effective December 1, 2012, points will be awarded on a two-tiered system.  Unrecognized shows will continue to earn points based on the standard points table.  Recognized shows will earn points based on a +1 increment level.  Please click here for more information on our new points system.

*      Minimum number of competitions:  Points must be earned in at least three competitions to be eligible for a year-end high score award.

*      Mini-Maclay – combination with other classes NOT permitted:  Effective December 1, 2012, the Mini-Maclay class may NOT be combined with any other equitation class.  Exhibitors are cautioned that if any combination is suggested by Show Management or is published as a combined class in a prize list, the points will NOT be counted.

*      Mini-Stirrup Achievement Level:  Effective December 1, 2012, the Mini-Stirrup Equitation Achievement Award points level will be 400 points.  Any exhibitor in this division reaching 400 points will receive an Achievement Award at year-end.  This change reflects the level of participation in the division.

*      Level 3 / 4 Jumper Division will no longer be sanctioned for NJHSA points:  Effective December 1, 2012, the Level 3 / Level 4 Jumper Division will no longer be sanctioned for NJHSA points.  This decision was made due to the lack of participation in this division over the last several years.  Shows are free to offer Level 3 / Level 4 classes, but they will no longer be counted for points, even if they are labeled as “NJHSA” in a prize list.

*      Points from USEF Recognized classes and divisions will not be counted from Unrecognized (Schooling) shows:  Effective June 1, 2012, points from Children’s Hunter, Adult Amateur Hunter, Child / Adult Jumpers, and Gold Medal (when run concurrently with USEF or PHA Medal) will not be counted from Unrecognized shows.  While Unrecognized (Schooling) shows are free to offer these sections and classes at their shows, NJHSA points will not be accrued from these shows.

2013 Information for Show Managers:

Effective December 1, 2012, NJHSA’s application procedure will be strictly enforced.  As a reminder, please be aware of the following if you are running NJHSA-pointed shows:

 

*      Please be sure to submit your application at least 14 days prior to your competition, as well as a copy of your prize list and applicable fees.  Download a Show Application

*      If you are running a series of shows, a single application may be submitted for the entire series of dates.

*      In no case will results be entered into our database until fees have been paid. 

*      NEW FOR 2013 - All results must be submitted electronically, either in ShowPro export format or USEF (.dat) format.  Any shows requiring manual input or significant reformatting will be assessed a $50 fee which must be received prior to entry of results into our database.

*      Please be sure that all NJHSA classes and divisions are offered in accordance with our current specifications.  Download our  2013 specifications

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A reminder to riders in combined divisions: 

Because the certain divisions are frequently combined, please be sure to check the other division standings for any points which may have been mis-classified.  This primarily affects Low Adult Hunters, Pre-Children’s Hunters, Pre-Children’s Equitation, and Children’s Hunters.  If you find points in the incorrect section, please notify the Points Secretary at points@njhsa.org.

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