New program enhancements for 2016

The Young Jumper Championship (YJC) Program now offers over 450 Qualifying Classes at USEF competitions throughout the country, culminating with three League Finals Championships.

  • YJC Qualifying Classes for Five Year Olds at USEF competitions in the first half of the year may be offered at 1.00 to 1.10 M. From July 1st courses may be set between 1.10 and 1.15m. The Regional Finals will see courses at 1.10-1.15m for the 1st Round, 1.15m for the 2nd Round, with a maximum of 1.20m on the 3rd day.
  • YJC recorded Five Year Olds may earn qualifying scores in certain non-USEF events held around the country. In an effort to offer show ring experience at a more moderate cost for owners of Five Year Olds, the YJC will keep records of horses’ rounds over courses from 1.00 M to 1.15 M at designated Schooling or Young Horse Shows around the country.
  • USEF licensed competitions may offer Four Year Old classes (judged on ‘clear round’ or ‘style’) and list them as YJC affiliated classes. Judges cards, results and class entry lists must be forwarded to the YJC offices, along with the other YJC Qualifyier results, for inclusion in the Four-Year-Old database.
  • Non-USEF licensed shows may apply to be affiliated with the YJC . Jumper classes of 0.85 M up to 1.15 M, whether restricted to Young Horses or not, could count toward performance tabulation for Four and Five Year Old YJC-nominated horses. Organizers should fill out the form to be found at the website Dates and contact information for your events will be listed on the website.

How do we participate?

  • Download a Young Jumper Championships Horse Recording Form from the website. • Complete the form and mail with a legible copy of the horse’s Breed Registry papers showing the foaling date, pedigree information, and complete description of the horse, along with payment for the Annual Recording fee.
  • Compete in designated YJC Qualifying classes to earn an invitation to a Regional Final. You can keep track of your horse’s records on the YJC website to assure all results were properly submitted by YJC Show Organizers.


From its inception, the YJC has awarded more than $2 million in prize money in the League Finals alone, and many of the program’s alumni have gone on to successful International careers as well as becoming winners at the National level in Amateur, Junior, Young Rider, Hunter Derby, and Grand Prix competition.