Established in 1972, JHA has been welcoming and celebrating our members' accomplishments. Every year, our goal is to provide our members, guests and supporters with a welcoming, safe and most rewarding equestrian experience possible.

 

We welcome you to join us for our scheduled shows, events, end-of-year award ceremony, clinics and other activities for the whole family.

This season we'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary. We not only want to make this a year of celebration, but we hope to make it our best year yet!  We were featured on the Jupiter Farms Residents podcast in September to discuss our plans for the year. Listen to these plans and the podcast here.

OUR MISSION

Jupiter Horsemen's Association provides the equine community with knowledge and opportunity for growth by means of education, competition and camaraderie.

 

JHA has seen thousands of horses and riders develop through its ranks. The passion and commitment to promote quality horse shows each year as well as supporting our members succeed and flourish as riders has increased ridership and members each show season. We welcome riders of all levels, from our youngest or novice riders to our most seasoned veterans. This atmosphere makes for a very competitive show season!

FL STATUTE ON EQUINE LIABILITY

773.04 Posting and notification.

(1) Every equine activity sponsor and equine professional shall:

(a) Post and maintain one or more signs which contain the warning notice specified in subsection (2). These signs shall be placed in a clearly visible location near to where the equine activity begins. The warning notice specified in subsection (2) shall appear on the sign in black letters, with each letter to be a minimum of 1 inch in height, with sufficient color contrast to be clearly distinguishable.

(b) Give the participant a written document which the participant shall sign with the warning notice specified in subsection (2) clearly printed on it. Said written document may be used in lieu of posting the warning on the site of the equine activity sponsor’s or equine professional’s facility, and shall be given to any participant in an equine event not on the location of the equine activity sponsor’s or equine professional’s facility.

(2) The signs and document described in subsection (1) shall contain the following warning notice:

WARNING

Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.

History.—s. 91, ch. 93-169.

Requirements for Assembly

Effective immediately, JHA will require a copy of each horse's negative EIA test within the previous 12 months. Simply providing a number and date will no longer suffice. This is in accordance with Florida Administrative Code, Rule 5C-3.003, Equine which states:

Horses congregated at a public or private assembly must have a report of a negative EIA test conducted within the previous 12 months. Such assemblies include but are not limited to boarding stables and pastures, shows, exhibitions, fairs, rodeos, racetracks and trail rides. The owner of a boarding stable or pasture, the sponsor of an event, or the person designated in charge of an event is responsible for ensuring that the EIA test requirements have been met and must maintain records for a period of two years. These records must be available for inspection by a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) representative whenever requested and must include the following information:

  • The name of the horse;

  • The name of the owner of the horse or the name of the owner's representative;

  • The EIA test date, which is the date the blood sample was obtained to be submitted; and

  • The laboratory accession number of the report of the EIA test;