Traverse City Horse Shows to Host 2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships 

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Traverse City, Mich. – Mar. 29, 2021 – The management team at Traverse City Horse Shows (TCHS) is thrilled to be host the 2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships. Set to take place during the Traverse City Tournament of Champions and the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, running September 8-12, riders, owners and breeders will have the opportunity to showcase their young jumpers and compete at the national level. The championship will award prize money through 15th place and will offer incentives and bonus prize money for United States breeders and American-bred horses.
 
Debuting for its first time in 2021, the USHJA Young Jumper Championships will serve as the national championship for young jumpers in the United States. It allows the opportunity for owners, riders and breeders to showcase their talented young jumper prospects at one of the largest and most sought-after equestrian venues in North America. 
 
The competition will offer separate championships for horses aged 4-8 years old. Four-year-olds will compete in a Style and Jumping Championship, including a first qualifier and final round at the .90m height. Horses aged 5-8 years old will compete over a three-round format that features first and second qualifiers. The final round will include a 1.15-1.40m jumper class based on each age section, as well as a consolation classic for horses not competing in the final.
 
Photo courtesy of USHJA
 
As part of the championship program, USHJA will also offer a U.S. Breeder and Owner Incentive. While enrollment is required for all horses participating in the Championship, the Incentive is for breeders and owners enrolling three or more horses foaled in the United States to receive a discount on the enrollment fees. The purpose of this enrollment incentive is to allow breeders from around the country the opportunity to showcase more than one talented young horse. All breeders and owners participating in the Incentive must prove that each horse was foaled in the U.S., which includes breed and sport horse documents that state the breeders or owners name and place of foaling. 
 
Enrollment for the 2021 USHJA Young Jumper Championships is now open!
 
Annual enrollment: based on a horse’s age and is determined by the birth year, regardless of day and month. 
 
4-Year-Olds
  • Style and Jumping Championship: January 1-until the start of the Championship – $100
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5-, 6-, 7- and 8-Year-Olds
  • Early Enrollment: January 1 until June 30 of the current competition year – $150
  • Middle Enrollment: July 1 until 45 days prior to the start of the Championship – $300 
  • Late Enrollment: 44 days until 24 hours prior to the start of the Championship – $750
 
U.S. Breeder and Owner Enrollment Program:
 
Early Enrollment: January 1 until June 30 of the current competition year
  • First three horses (required for participation in Enrollment Incentive) – $450
  • Additional one to three horses – $75/horse
  • Each additional horse after six – $50/horse
 
Middle Enrollment: July 1 until 45 days prior to the start of the Championship
  • First three horses (required for participation in Enrollment Incentive) – $900
  • Additional one to three horses – $150/horses
  • Each additional horse after six enrolled – $100/horse
 
Late Enrollment: 44 days until 24 prior to the start of the Championship
  • All horses – $750
 
Save the date for the 2021 Traverse City Horse Shows!
 
Traverse City Spring, presented by Turtle Creek Hotel & Casino
June 9 – 27, 2021
World Championship Hunter Rider Week (TCS III)
 
Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors
July 7 – Aug. 15, 2021
World Championship Hunter Rider Week (GLEF 2)
Major League Show Jumping CSI 5* (GLEF 3)
USHJA Zone 5 Jumper Team/Platinum Jumper Championship (GLEF 5)
FEI North American Youth Championship – Jumping & Dressage (GLEF 6)
 
Traverse City Tournament of Champions
Sept. 1 – 19, 2021
USHJA Young Jumper Championship (TCF 2)
Silver Oak Jumper Tournament (TCF 2)
Traverse City Hunter & Derby Finals (TCF 3)
American Gold Cup Presented by, CaptiveOne Advisors (TCF 3)
Major League Show Jumping CSI 5* (TCF 3)
 
Traverse City Horse Shows Fast Facts:
 
Where: Flintfields Horse Park
6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Ten miles east from the beautiful resort town of Traverse City.
 
Accommodations: Traverse City is a popular vacation destination and accommodations go quickly. Don’t wait – book your housing early!
 
Official Hotel & Fun Partners
 
Official Home Rental Partner
231-342-4686 | stephen@sckaras.com
 
Official Tourism Partner – Traverse City Tourism
Please call or email Sarah Barnard to book groups of 8+ guests.
231-995-3910 | sarah@traversecity.com 
 
For more accommodations information, including a full list of partner hotels, please visit
 
Flight accommodations: Traverse City is as easy to get to as life is once you arrive! Book your flight to Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport – TVC for the season. Visit www.tvcairport.com for more information!
 
Official Equine Ground Transportation Partner
Brook Ledge Horse Transportation
Phone: Craig at 847-815-2175; Christina at 847-815-6533; Chicago Office at 888-265-3007
Website: BrookLedge.com
 
Official Equine Air Transportation Partner
The Dutta Corporation
 
Sponsorship, vendor and advertising opportunities:
Nicolle Meyer – nicky@mmg.management/440-258-5099
Matt Morrissey – matt@mmg.management/941-915-3457