International Jumper Futurity and Young Jumper Championships
What is the difference between the two programs?
INTERNATIONAL JUMPER FUTURITY: The International Jumper Futurity is a true Futurity.
- Stallions must be nominated in order for their offspring to be eligible.
- Young horses must be nominated (one-time nomination fee) before they can compete as 4-year-olds.
- Each year, Regional competitions are held for the 4-year-olds and horses that complete the course are awarded $1,000 in prize money. Stallion nominators receive $200 for each offspring and the original nominator of the young horse receives $100.
- Additional cash awards are given to the horses that the judges feel most represent Best Grand Prix Potential, Best Performance and Best Type.
- IJF nominated horses are eligible to compete in the Young Jumper Championships for 5, 6 and 7/8-year-olds at no charge, and only IJF horses can share in additional $40,000 per year in IJF bonuses.
- Foreign stallions (frozen semen) may be nominated, but the resulting foals must be born in North America.
- Imported horses are not eligible.
Click here to view complete IJF Program Guidelines.
YOUNG JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Young Jumper Championships are open to all horses of the appropriate age upon payment of an annual Recording Fee to the YJC office. This fee is waived for IJF horses.
- Horses must be nominated annually.
- Imported horses are eligible, provided they have appropriate proof of age and their nomination fee has been paid.
- Over 160 shows across the U.S. offer Qualfying classes for 5, 6 and 7-year-old jumpers.
- The Young Jumper Championships hosts Eastern and Western League Finals each year for 5, 6 and 7 year olds, offering meaningful competition and prize money for young jumpers.
- IJF nominated horses are eligible to compete in the Young Jumper Championships for 5, 6 and 7/8-year-olds at no charge.
- Only IJF horses can share in additional $40,000 per year in IJF bonuses.
- The 2005 National Horse Show in Wellington, FL, will offer Young Jumper classes for the first time in its 122 year history.
- The top 2 horses in each age group (East and West) will receive an invitation to compete at the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses in Lanaken, Belgium in September of 2005.
Click here to view complete YJC Program Guidelines.
Deadline for IJF Young Horse Nominations is April 30, 2005.