The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes. The USEF trains, selects, and funds our United States Equestrian Team which consistently wins medals at the highest level of international competition, including the Olympic Games. The USEF also licenses equestrian competitions of all levels across the United States each year.
The discipline of hunters is deeply rooted in tradition. Names like Sallie Sexton, Ronnie Mutch, Bert DeNemethy and Bill Steinkraus bring thoughts of admiration, tradition and horsemanship to our minds. Looking at old photos of brave horsemen soaring over stone walls and other natural obstacles in perfect form and style will give chills to just about anyone. The USHJA High Performance Hunter Committee developed the USHJA International Hunter Derby to bring the tradition and art of horsemanship back to the show ring stronger and better than ever.
Since 1952, the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) has been championing the interests of both riders and horses to bring its members some of the most rewarding equestrian experiences in the Pacific Northwest. Today, this focus is stronger than ever. WSHJA members and sponsors alike can take pride in being part of a growing community of equestrians dedicated to the highest standards of horsemanship, sportsmanship, and stewardship of the hunter jumper sport.
The Lake Washington Saddle Club is an equestrian club based at Bridle Trails State Park in Bellevue, WA, committed to preserving, improving, and maintaining Bridle Trails State Park. They run Hunter and Jumper Fun Shows, Dressage Schooling , B-rated Hunter, Playdays, Trail Training and other equestrian activities which provide funds for improvements and maintenance of the park.