Objectives of the SMHJA:
- promote the education of the membership of SMHJA in the care, use, handling and good development of horses and horsemanship
- encourage good sportsmanship and proper conduct among horsemen and horsewomen to promote youth participation, and to foster good fellowship among all persons interested in horses
- promote the care, use and publicity of hunters and jumpers in the Southwest Missouri area
- establish a hunter-jumper show circuit and to assist in establishing hunter-jumper activities in other equestrian events.