Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association

About Us

Welcome to the Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association's Web Page. SWVHJA is a member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). SWVHJA offers numerous year-end awards to our members who show in recognized horse show divisions. Equitation Medal Finals for Pony, Hunt Seat and Adult Medals are also held at the Year End horse show.  For recognized divisions awarded Year End High Score awards see below.  In addition to the divisions below, SWVHJA also offers these special awards: High Point Rider 12& Under, Show Jumper of the Year and the Top Ten Thoroughbred awards.  SWVHJA also partners with VPBA to offer prizes to the top Virginia-bred ponies in the Small/Medium and Large Pony divisions.  See below for additional information.

To join or renew, please use the Membership link above.

Hunter Divisions

  • Green Hunter
  • Low Hunter
  • Working Hunter
  • Children’s Hunter
  • Adult Amateur Hunter
  • Small-Medium Pony Hunter
  • Large Pony Hunter
  • Special Children’s Hunter
  • Special Adult Hunter
  • Thoroughbred Hunter
  • Short Stirrup Hunter

Pleasure Divisions

  • Hunter Pleasure Pony
  • Junior Hunter Pleasure Horse
  • Adult Hunter Pleasure Horse


  • Junior Equitation 14 & Under
  • Junior Equitation 15-17
  • Adult Equitation
  • Short Stirrup Equitation
  • Pre-Beginner Equitation
  • Beginner Equitation
  • Pony Medal
  • Hunter Seat Medal
  • Adult Medal

Jumper Divisions

  • Level 2 Jumper
  • Level 3 Jumper
  • Level 4/5 Jumper
  • Children’s/Adult Jumper
  • 0.75m Jumper
  • Low Jumper


The Virginia Pony Breeder's Association offers Champion and Reserve Champion awards to VPBA recorded Virginia Bred ponies being shown in SWVHJA recognized shows. 

For more information on Virginia Pony Breeders Association, please visit