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The Only One In South Louisiana!

The Only One In South Louisiana!

About Us

Since the organization was established in 1953 it has strived to promote the growth and development of our sport and help its members achieve their goals both locally and nationally. We believe the changes we are proposing will help the growth of our riders, owners, trainers, and horse show managers.

Below are some guidelines about the organization. If there are any questions please feel free to contact us at louisianahunterjumper@gmail.com or thru our  Facebook page.

Beginner Divisions


LHJA Trot X Eq Trot course of Xs. Beginner riders who have NEVER cantered or cantered a jump at a show.
Mini Stirrup Eq Trot over X to cantering 18” vertical. Riders who have not jumped 2’ or higher at any show. May NOT enter LHJA W/T or LHJA Trot X.
Pre Short/Long Stirrup Hunter Open to riders who have not jumped 2’ or higher at any show. Riders will show over a 12”-18” course.
Beginner Participant Beginner ring members who have not competed in LHJA Trot X Eq, Mini Stirrup Eq, or Pre Short/Long Eq are eligible for Beginner Participation awards.

Hunter Divisions


Short Stirrup 18”-2’ no oxers- Open to riders 12 yrs old and under who have not jumped higher than 2’3” in classes at any show.
Long Stirrup 18”-2’no oxers- Open to riders 13 yrs old and over who have not jumped higher than 2’3” in classes at any show.
Novice 2’3” no oxers- Open to all junior and amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes where fences are 2’9” or higher at the same show.
Pre Children’s 2’6”- Open to all junior riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into classes where fences are 3’ or higher at the same show.
Pre Adult Amateur 2’6”- Open to amateur riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into classes where fences are 3’ or higher at the same show.
Modified Children’s 2’9”- Open to all junior riders. Horse/Rider may not cross enter into
classes where the fences are 3’3” or higher at the same show.
Modified Adult Amateur 2’9”- Open to amateur riders. Horse/Rider may not cross enter into classes where fences are 3’3” or higher at the same show.
Adult Amateur 18-35 3’- Open to adult amateur riders who have not yet reached 36 yrs old by USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for A/O Hunter at the same show.
Adult Amateur 36 & Over 3’- Open to adult amateur riders who are 36 yrs old and over
according to USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for A/O Hunter at the same show.
Amateur Owner 18-35 3’3”- Open to Amateur Owner riders who have not yet reached 36 yrs old by USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Adult Hunter at the same show.
Amateur Owner 18-35 3’6”- Open to Amateur Owner riders who have not yet reached 36 yrs old by USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Adult Hunter at the same show.
Amateur Owner 36 & Over 3’3”- Open to Amateur Owner riders who are 36 yrs old and over according to USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Adult Hunter at the same show.
Amateur Owner 36 & Over 3’6”- Open to Amateur Owner riders who are 36 yrs old and over according to USEF standards. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Adult Hunter at the same show.
Small Junior Hunter 3’3”- Open to junior riders. Horses to measure 16 hands and under with the USEF. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter at the same show.
Small Junior Hunter 3’6”- Open to junior riders. Horses to measure 16 hands and under with the USEF. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter at the same show.
Large Junior Hunter 3’3”- Open to junior riders. Horses to measure over 16 hands with the USEF. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter at the same show.
Large Junior Hunter 3’6”- Open to junior riders. Horses to measure over 16 hands with the USEF. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter at the same show.
Children’s Hunter Horse 3’- Open to junior riders. Horse/Rider combination is not eligible for Junior Hunter at the same show.
Children’s Hunter Pony 2’ small & medium, 2’6” large- Open to junior riders. USEF Rider age rules apply. Pony/Rider combination is not eligible for regular Pony Hunter at the same show.
Small Pony 2’3”- Open to junior riders. USEF age rules apply to riders. Small ponies to
measure under 12.2h. Pony/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter Pony at the same show.
Medium Pony 2’6”- Open to junior riders. USEF age rules apply to riders. Medium ponies to measure 12.2h-13.2h. Pony/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter Pony at the same show.
Large Pony 3’- Open to junior riders. USEF age rules apply to riders. Large ponies measure over 13.2h-14.2h. Pony/Rider combination is not eligible for Children’s Hunter Pony at the same show.
Baby Green 2’6”- Open to horses in their first or second year of showing. Horses cannot cross enter into classes where the fence height exceeds 2’9” at the same show.
Green 3’ or 3’3”- Open to horses in their first(3’) or second(3’3”) year of showing in the division. Horses cannot jump higher than 3’6” at any show.
Green Hunter 3’6” or 3’9”- Open to horses in their third(3’6”) or fourth(3’9”) year of showing in the division. Horses cannot move back down should they choose to move up before the corresponding year.
Performance 3’3” or 3’6”- Open to all horses. Can compete at either 3’3” or 3’6” sections.

Equitation Divisions


Short Stirrup 18”-2’ no oxers- Open to riders 12 yrs old and under who have not jumped higher
than 2’3” in classes at any show.
Long Stirrup 18”-2’no oxers- Open to riders 13 yrs old and over who have not jumped higher
than 2’3” in classes at any show.
Novice 2’3” no oxers- Open to all junior and amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into
classes where fences are 2’9” or higher at the same show.
Pre Children’s 2’6”- Open to Junior riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes where
fences are 3’ or higher at the same show.
Pre Adult 2’6”- Open to adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes where
fences are 3’ or higher at the same show.
11 & Under 2’3”- Open to junior riders 11 yrs old and younger.
12-14 2’6”- Open to junior riders 12-14 years old.
15-17 3’- Open to junior riders 15-17 years old.
Adult Amateur 3’- Open to adult amateur riders.
LHJA Medal 3’- Open to all junior and amateur riders.
Mini Medal 2’6”- Open to junior and amateur riders who have not jumped 3’ or higher.
Micro Medal 2’3”- Open to junior and amateur riders who have not jumped 2’6” or higher.

Jumper Divisions


Hopeful .75-.85- Open to all horses and ponies that do not jump higher than 1.05 at the same show.
Low Schooling .90-1.0- Open to all horses and ponies.
High Schooling 1.05-1.15- Open to all horses and ponies.
Open Jumper 1.20+ Open to all horses.
Low Children’s/Adult up to 1.05- Open to junior and amateur riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into any classes 1.20m and above at the same show.
High Children’s/Adult 1.10-1.15- Open to junior and amateur riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into any classes 1.20m and above at the same show.
Low Junior/Amateur 1.20-1.25- Open to junior and amateur riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into Children’s/Adult jumpers at the same show.
Medium/High Junior/Amateur 1.30-1.40- Open to junior and amateur riders. Horse/Rider combination may not cross enter into Children’s/Adult jumpers at the same show.



Champion and Reserve Champion points will only be awarded to Divisions with three or more horses.

Champion 20 points
Reserve Champion 15 points

NSF Checks
If any member submits an NSF check written to a horse show, trainer, or the organization their points will not count until the matter is rectified. Also applies to non-payment at a horse show. Horse show managers have the right to not allow that member to compete.