Feb 07, 2024

Jump 4 Joy USA Partners with the USEA for the 2024 YEH Symposium

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is excited to welcome Jump 4 Joy USA as a “Gold Sponsor of the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium,” which will take place in Ocala, Florida on Tuesday, February 20. In addition to financial support for the event, Jump 4 Joy USA will be providing portable cross-country jumps for the YEH Masterclass evening session at Redtail Ridge Farm South, as well as discounts on purchase of their products for the attendees. Click here to register for the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium.

“Jump 4 Joy USA appreciates the opportunity to support USEA activities,” said Sandy Mercier, owner of Jump 4 Joy USA. “Our family has been involved in the USEA since 1991 in various capacities as competitors, organizers, and clinic/horse trials sponsors. We were Jump 4 Joy customers for seven years prior to becoming the exclusive agent for the USA. We know first-hand how these durable, easy to move, no maintenance, waterproof jumps can lessen your workload and enhance your training programs. Available in various pole weights and FEI approved, Jump 4 Joy jumps are perfect for competition or your private farm.”

Jump 4 Joy was developed in 1995 and boasts British-manufactured products for competition and schooling, including a full array of show jump equipment including wings, poles, planks, fillers, cups, and their exciting collection of cross-country portables. Low on maintenance, high on performance, and a leader in safety innovation, Jump 4 Joy USA believes that they offer the easiest to use system on the market. Jump 4 Joy Ltd. has invested heavily in the latest machinery to produce high quality poly materials for their jumps, as well as incorporating the best available UV inhibitors and color stabilizers. Jump 4 Joy products are distributed in seven countries and used by many professionals around the globe. Here are just a few of the benefits of products sold by Jump 4 Joy USA:

  • Best value. A great investment.
  • Stronger, more durable. No more scraping or painting
  • Poles have completely enclosed wood inserts and available in 4 weights
  • Safer. No metal. Breakaway features
  • Easy to move and adjust
  • Versatile. Set fillers upright or angled. Jump stands are multidirectional
  • Largest range of colors
  • Largest range of designs and personalization options
  • Largest collection of specialty shaped designer wings
  • All jumps, xc portables, and brush jumps are waterproof and will not rot
  • Design your own jumps on the COURSE BUILDER section of the website

Mercier will be on-site at the YEH Masterclass from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET at Redtail Ridge Farm South to talk to attendees about her unmatched product line. Symposium attendees will be offered two exciting deals on Jump 4 Joy USA products. First, the cross-country portables used in the masterclass will be available for sale at a 20% discount after the event. Also, attendees interested in placing an order from Jump 4 Joy USA for other products will receive a 10% discount on their order through March 31, 2024. Mercier will also be serving complimentary margaritas and water at her custom margarita jump near the demonstration for all to enjoy.

Before the evening is over, a drawing will be held to win an incredible $1,500 Jump 4 Joy USA gift certificate! One lucky attendee at the event will take home this exciting prize to shop their extensive line of products. Make sure to sign up to attend here to be eligible to win this drawing.

“The USEA thanks Sandy Mercier and Jump 4 Joy USA for their support of the 2024 Ocala Horse Properties USEA YEH Symposium,” said USEA CEO, Rob Burk. “Jump 4 Joy’s products are quality, long-lasting investments that are a great addition to any farm or competition venue. Sandy has been a long-time supporter of the sport and has an innate understanding of our members needs that creates a great experience when purchasing from Jump 4 Joy USA.”

To learn more about Jump 4 Joy USA and shop their products, visit jump4joyusa.com.

About the United States Eventing Association

The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.

About the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Program

The Young Event Horse (YEH) Program was first established in 2004 as an eventing talent search. Much like similar programs in Europe, the YEH program was designed to identify young horses aged four- and five-years-old, that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. The ultimate goal of the program is to distinguish horses with the potential to compete at the four- and five-star levels, but many fine horses that excel at the lower levels are also showcased by the program.

The YEH program provides an opportunity for breeders and owners to exhibit the potential of their young horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top event horses for the future. The program rewards horses who are educated and prepared in a correct and progressive manner. At qualifying events, youngsters complete a dressage test and a jumping/galloping/general impression phase. At Championships, young horses are also evaluated on their conformation in addition to the dressage test and jumping/galloping/general impression phase. Click here to learn more about the Young Event Horse Program.

The USEA would like to thank ARMA, Bates Saddles, Capital Square, HorseWeek, Kerrits, Parker Equine Insurance, SmartPak, Standlee, and The Jockey Club for sponsoring the Young Event Horse Program. Additionally, the USEA would like to thank The Dutta Corp., Title Sponsor of the Young Event Horse Championships, Ocala Horse Properties, Title Sponsor of the YEH Symposium, and Jump 4 Joy USA, Gold Sponsor of the YEH Symposium.

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