Traverse City, Mich. – Jan. 13, 2020 – The Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, is pleased to announce the addition of the United States Hunter Jumper Association(USHJA) Zone Jumper Team Championships for Zones 5 and 6, as well as the USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships, to its 2020 summer competition schedule. Both events will be held during Week V of GLEF, which will take place July 29 to Aug. 2, 2020, and will celebrate the skills of child, adult, junior, amateur and professional athletes both individually and in teams in a series of divisions.
The USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships provide riders with a competitive team experience and an opportunity to earn Zone Horse of the Year points in the Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper (1.10/1.15m), 1.20/1.25m Junior and Amateur Jumper and 1.30/1.35m Junior and Amateur sections. The Championships will consist of both team and individual competition, pitting eligible horse-and-rider pairs against each other after qualifying in their respective division at USEF-licensed competitions. Additionally, competitors in the Championships are considered USHJA Emerging Jumper Riders for the year during which they participate, offering them the opportunity to earn the title of USHJA Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider and a coveted spot at a USHJA Gold Star Clinic.