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Welcome to the Junior Membership Page


The UPHA is proud to represent the Junior Members of the organization.  The youth are truly the future of the UPHA and we strive to bring worthwhile programs to help our future Associate and Professional members .  From equitation instruction information to scholarships, you will find information on this page on how your youth can grow in the sport of horse showing with the United Professional Horsemen's Association.


What Designates a Junior Member of the UPHA?


To qualify as a Junior member, youth riders must be under the age of 18 as of January 1st of the current season.

As a junior member of the UPHA, we have provided information and programs for you, the junior exhibitor.

What if every time you rode through the gate, you were helping someone in need? What if every time someone applauded you, you knew they were applauding your compassion? It’s a shared-commitment program that encourages riders to show in competitions, and encourages donors to pledge funds for charity for each class in which the rider shows.

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The UPHA Open Gate Learning Center is designed to help students in grades 3-12 stay abreast of their academic requirements by providing a structured learning environment during the national competitions.

The UPHA Challenge Cup was established in 1972 to encourage competition for saddle seat equitation riders throughout the nation.

The UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup was established in 1998 to allow an opportunity for riders with physical and mental disabilities to compete on horse showing at a national level.  

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