The NMHJA membership year began on December 1, 2023. All current memberships expire on November 30, 2024. The effective date of membership is the date the application and payment are received by NMHJA. Any points won by you or your NMHJA recorded horse prior to the effective date of your membership will not be considered.
All USEF/USHJA exhibitor memberships and horse registration may be completed at a competition; check with the Competition Secretary for assistance in determining what forms are right for your objectives. If you wish to apply before attending a competition, read more below.
It is not required to be a member of USEF/USHJA to participate in an USEF rated show. However, if you are not a member of USEF or USHJA, you will be assessed a $30/show/organization ($60 max per show) show pass fee; this fee is non-refundable. At all NMHJA Series shows and many other USEF shows, there are a limited number of classes which are exempt from the membership/show pass requirement. Check the prize list or contact show management if you are unsure.
Except for a very limited number of classes, every horse entered at an USEF/USHJA competition must have at minimum a free USEF horse ID or an USHJA lifetime registration. The USHJA registration is $75. To accumulate USEF national or zone awards, the horse must upgrade the ID to an annual ($75) or lifetime ($200*) recording. Beginning December 1, 2017, to be eligible to accumulate points, a horse MUST have a microchip and the microchip MUST be registered with USEF. Beginning December 1, 2018, to be eligible to compete at an USEF/USHJA competition, every horse MUST have a microchip and the microchip MUST be registered with USEF. For more information about micro-chipping and competition requirements, please click here.
It is your responsibility to:
Apply for the applicable memberships
Record your horse(s)
Ensure information is updated when you buy a new horse, change your horse’s name (or your name!), or change status (amateur/professional)
Provide complete and accurate entry forms to horse show office staff.