EMO Insurance Joins USHJA as Title Sponsor of USHJA Jumping Seat Medal

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Lexington, Ky.—February 27, 2019—The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association is pleased to welcome EMO Insurance as the multi-year title sponsor of the USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal. The EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal Series and Finals provides Junior competitors with a competitive Jumping Seat equitation opportunity at the 3’3” fence height, culminating with East and West coast finals.

"We are delighted to welcome EMO Insurance as the title sponsor of the EMO Insurance/USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal," said Kevin Price, executive director of the USHJA. "The series and finals for this program have grown in popularity since they started just a few years ago, and we look forward to another great year of competition for equitation riders nationwide."

In 2019, the EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal classes will include two phases: an over fences and a flat for three to 12 riders.

Riders who earn 10 or more points in any EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal classes between August 2 and August 1 of the current competition year are eligible to compete in the 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals. Finals will be hosted on both the East and West coasts, and qualified riders may choose either location. These 3’3” equitation finals aim to help riders gain experience in a format similar to that of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program.

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“We’re excited about the opportunity to promote this program nationwide while staging both the East and West coast finals,” said EMO Insurance’s E. Sue Bopp. “Since its inception, the 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal has grown exponentially, providing junior riders a stepping stone up the equitation ladder. EMO Insurance is thrilled to support the next generation of riders as they strive to reach their goals.”

The 2019 EMO Insurance/USHJA Jumping Seat Medal Finals will be held on the West Coast at the Blenheim International Jumping Festival in San Juan Capistrano, California, September 18-22, and on the East Coast at the Capital Challenge Equitation Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 27-29.

For more information about the EMO/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Medal, please visit https://www.ushja.org/competition/equitation/33-jumping-seat-medal

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About the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association

The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication and rules. We provide a wide array of programs for all hunter/jumper levels, and we are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additionally, we are committed to preserving the history of our sport and through our Foundation we support charitable and benevolent services. To learn more, please visit: www.ushja.org.



New for 2018 EMO Western States Championship Show 

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$10,000 in added prize money, plus more fun at The Celebration is why exhibitors should add these two events to their 2018 show schedule.

Get ready for another exciting year at the EMO Western States Championship and The Celebration with 10 AQHA shows (combined between the two events). Dates are confirmed for June 28 – July 8, 2018, at the extraordinary South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. For 2018, an estimated $10,000 will be paid to the winners of the championship classes in addition to the gold, silver and bronze trophies.

The EMO Western States Championship is a prestigious championship-style event that exhibitors qualify for by attending Quarter Horse shows January 1 – December 31, 2017. Qualifying is available via state or nationally. To check on state/national qualifying rules, go to: westernstateschampionship.org/qualifying.html

Championship classes include open, amateur, amateur select and youth Western and English rail classes, trail, western riding, reining, working cow horse, speed events and performance halter.

In addition to the EMO Western States Championship, the 10-judge Celebration Quarter Horse division runs in conjunction with the EMO Western States Championship Show. AQHA open, amateur, amateur Select, youth and Level 1 classes are offered. You do not need to qualify to show in the AQHA Celebration classes.

For information on the EMO Western States Championship show or The Celebration AQHA show, go to WesternStatesChampionship.org.

Do you have news to share from your AQHA affiliate? Send it to Tara Matsler at tmatsler@aqha.org.