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Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search

Dates and Locations for Finals Announced

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Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search

The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program plays an important role in developing top Jumping riders by encouraging Junior and Young Riders to develop the skills that lay the groundwork for future international successes.  It addresses the principal that form follows function and that it is important for a rider to have equitation basics and a solid jumper seat position in order to become an effective jumper rider.  The Talent Search program fosters this tradition in U.S. Jumping and builds on preparing the next generation of international jumping riders.


The Program consists of qualifying classes held across the country and the annual Finals held each autumn.  A unique feature of the Talent Search Program, there is a Final held on each coast: the Finals East is at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, NJ and the Finals West is held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals attracts the nation’s top Junior and Young Riders and former winners have gone on to great success in international Show Jumping competition.  Over the course of multiple phases of competition, culminating in a head-to-head competition among the top entrants, the Finals are carefully orchestrated to test the entrant’s skills in the show jumping arena. For more information on Platinum Performance.

2017 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals


Finals – East
October 6 – 8, 2017
Gladstone, New Jersey


Finals – West
September 21 – 23, 2017
San Juan Capistrano, California


The annual Prize List is published each summer.  See the Publications and Forms section for the previous year's Prize List.
Upcoming Qualifying Classes
coming soon!
2016 - 2017 Rider Standings
coming soon!
Show Manager?  Contact Ivy Johnson, USEF Marketing Coordinator, at to receive a Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search banner for your competitions.

Questions about the Talent Search Program?  Contact Casey Easley, USEF Director, Jumping High Performance Programs, at


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