The MOHJO Rule book contains all the important details of how we run the association, and describes the requirements for the Year End Awards. The Rule book generally follows the governing practices of our national bodies, but since there are some specific divisions and age groups that are not defined by USHJA, it's a good idea to be familiar with the MOHJO rules.


In addition, show managers should use the Rule book as the guide to determining which classes to offer that will provide MOHJO points for the competitors, and name classes accordingly.


You can download the the Official Rule Book here.


New in 2019


We hope all the MOHJO members, and anyone who competes in a MOHJO recognized show, will take the time to read the recently updated MOHJO rulebook. Here are the highlights of the additions and changes you will find:


New divisions recognized: we’ve added the following divisions for recognition with a Year End Award (page in the rule book with the class specifications)

  • Low Child/Adult Hunter: a 2’3” division for junior and amateur riders (page 11)
  • MOHJO Equitation: a 2’6” equitation division for junior and amateur riders (page 14)
  • USHJA Tack Trunk Medal: now includes a year end award for the winner of the yearly Finals class (page 15-16)
  • Beginner Rider Jumper: .65m to .7m division for junior and amateur riders (page 13)
  • MOHJO Mini Prix: 1.0m jumper class open to all horses and riders (page 13)

Point Modification Points will be awarded in classes with at least 2 riders competing; points will no longer be awarded to classes with a single entry. See page 5 in the Rule book for complete details on points awarded.


Children’s Hunter pony is included in the class specifications. Please note: As stated, while the course will not be adjusted for ponies in terms of the distance between fences, the fence heights will be appropriate to the size of the pony (generally 2’ for small/medium, 2’6” for large).


Long Stirrup can be offered in prize lists as Child and Adult (under/over 18) sections, and remain split as long as entries warrant. If Child and Adult sections need to be combined at any show, competitors would receive points in their age appropriate division.


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