The Mountaineer Hunter Jumper Association was founded in 1998 to promote riders in the tri-state area that show on the local level. 


Our mission is to instill a foundation for riders to help further their knowledge and involvement in the horse community and promote a healthy approach to competition.  Our members compete in both unrated and rated horse shows.


For our professionals, MHJA offers a Trainer Assistance Program.  The purpose of this program is to help local trainers who encounter a hardship   (i.e. Illness, injury, property damage) in which they are unable to operate their business at regular capacity.


We sanction many hunter/jumper shows on our circuit.  Shows sanctioned by MHJA in 2023 include:  The Sewickley Hunt (Harlansburg, PA), Fair Haven (Grove City, PA), Erie Hunt and Saddle (Fairview, PA), Equisports (Reedsville, WV), Chagrin Valley Farms (Chagrin Falls, OH), Stoney Ridge (Wadsworth, OH) and Swan Lake (Littlestown, PA).


In 2004, MHJA hosted its first Endless Summer Schooling Show, and it was a great success with over 120 entries!  And 2022 topped all expectations with 124 horses and hundreds of entries!  This event is an opportunity for members to receive double points in the divisions for which they are nominated.


Our year-end awards banquet in January honors all our members and recognizes their accomplishments throughout the year.  Members are presented with trophies and ribbons for their placings in their selected divisions.  Our members represent a broad spectrum of individuals ranging from professionals and adult amateurs to junior riders.  Our recognized divisions range from Walk-Trot and Beginner Riders to Adult Amateur and Open Hunters and in Jumpers - from Puddle Jumpers to Schooling Jumpers.  One of the favorites is always the lead liners.  We also award points in the Equitation Divisions.