3.4c Category 1 Medal Finals

  1. Riders must be current Category 1 AHJA members.
  2. The trainer of each rider competing in AHJA Medal Finals classes must be an AHJA member in good standing.
  3. Riders must have accrued a minimum of 6 points.
  4. Points will be posted on www.AHJA.org in a timely manner.
  5. Riders will not lose the Medals Finals eligibility if they compete at a higher height after they have qualified, except as noted. The following conditions apply:
    1. Mini and Silver Stirrup Medal Finals: After qualifying, riders may compete up to and including .9 meter in the jumper ring and 3'0" in the hunter or equitation ring at USEF shows.  If a rider competes above that level, the rider will forfeit their eligibility for the Finals in the Mini or Silver Stirrup Medal Final.
    2. Children's and Adult Medal Finals: After qualifying, riders may compete up to and including 1.0 meter in the jumper ring and 3'3" in the hunter and equitation ring at USEF shows. If a rider competes above that level, the rider will forfeit their eligibility for the Finals in the Children's or Adult Medal Final.
    3. Junior Amateur Medal Finals: No restrictions.
  6. All Medal Finals shall consist of at least two rounds over fences.
  7. In all medal Finals (Pony Medal excluded), two or more tests of the top four competitors are required.
  8. If any Medal Final Class has more than 12 competitors, only the top 12 shall return for the second round. Tied riders in the 12th position shall return. Riders with a score of ZERO score in the first round may return for the second round if they are still among the top 12 riders returning.
  9. If a rider qualifies for more than one Final, that rider must compete at the highest height for which they are qualified. Exception: Pony Medal riders may compete in any other Medal for which they are eligible.
  10. The format and location of the Medal Finals shall be determined each year by the AHJA Board of Directors.
  11. There must be a minimum of 3 entered riders in any Medal Final.