Rules and Specs

Download the current NJHSA Rules and Specifications

NJHSA recognizes the following divisions and classes:


Short Stirrup Hunter

Beginner Hunter

Low Children's Hunter

Children's Hunter

Low Adult Hunter

Adult Amateur Hunter

Hopeful Hunter

Schooling/Suitable Hunter

Pleasure Horse or Pony


Itty-Bitty Jumper - 0.7m (2’3”)

0.80m-0.90m Jumper (2’7” – 2’11”)

0.95m-1.05m Jumper (3’1” – 3’5”)

Children's / Adult Jumper (Zone 2 Specs)


Mini Stirrup Walk-Trot

Short Stirrup Equitation

Beginner Rider Equitation

 Low Children's Equitation

Junior Bronze Medal

Mini Maclay

Gold Medal

Low Adult Medal

Adult Medal


Please be aware of the following rule changes, effective December 1, 2019, for the 2020 show year:

  • NEW!  Hopeful Hunters - Open to all.  Fences at 2'-2'3", no combinations.  USHJA 2' and 2'3" hunter divisions will also be counted towards this section.

  • Schooling/Suitable Hunters - Adjustment to spec for Suitables to state "Fences at 2'9' OR 3', height to be stated clearly in the show prize list."  Also, USHJA 2'6", 2'9", and 3' Hunter divisions will be counted towards this section.

  • Itty-Bitty Jumpers - Division restriction updated to add: "Riders who have won $1000 individually as of Dec 1 of the current show year and horses who have won $1000 individually as of Dec 1 of current show year are ineligible for Itty-Bitty’s as a combination. Permanent lifetime restriction."

  • Child/Adult Jumpers, Children's Hunters, and Adult Amateur Hunters - The restriction that points will only accrue at USEF-recognized shows has been removed.  Points for these sections will accrue at all NJHSA-pointed shows.

  • Low Children's Hunter and Equitation Divisions - Cross entry restriction updated to read as follows:  "Riders may not cross-enter at the same show into the Children's Hunter, Pony Hunter, Children’s Medal, or any class/division where fences exceed 2'9". "


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