Ontario Hunter Jumper Association

As a result of the continuously evolving situation with COVID-19, please ensure to check horse show venue programs and schedules for final details around OHJA programs as dates as subject to change.

OHJA Equitation Programs


OHJA Jumper Equitation Medal

The OHJA is pleased to offer the OHJA Jumper Medal Series over the course of the 2022 competition season.

This class is open to all Junior/Amateur riders with a current OHJA membership.

Height 1.10m to 1.15m with a time allowed. 

Regular Jumper Course with a posted Jump Off second round ride off for the top 4 riders. 

  • Jumper type course including a Liverpool, a double and a triple combination or 3 double combinations.  Two of the following jumps will be included; wall, triple bar, skinny.
  • Riders to be judged upon entering the ring.
  • Exceeding the time allowed will incur 1 point deduction for each commenced second over the time allowed in both rounds.  A knockdown will incur a four point penalty.
  • Order of Go will be posted.
  • All rounds will receive an open score.
  • Each of the Top 4 scores to return for second round “jump off” ride and will jump in original posted order (not based on scores).
  • Second round, scores should reflect both equitation and jump off skills.
  • The second phase of the class (jump off) may include inside/outside options, fences to be jumped on an angle, areas where competitors can gallop and lines that allow competitors to leave out a stride and or introduce a new line.
  • Both rounds will be based on jumper equitation evaluation. Second round scores to be added to first round.  Total score determines winner.
  • All Jumper Tack permitted, no tack changes for second round.
  • Ribbons to 8th.

OHJA Jumper Medal classes may be run at all Ontario Gold EC sanctioned competitions at their discretion. Please check each horse show program for availability.

OHJA Jumper Equitation Medal Finals
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The 2022 OHJA Medal Finals will be held at the Caledon Equestrian Park as part of the Ontario Jumper Championships. 

Open to the top 20 riders in the current OHJA standings.

There will be no entry fee for the finals however riders must submit an entry form to the horse show office.

Class conditions at the Final will be consistent with the overall series with the exception that riders returning for the jump off round will return in reverse order of scores.

A cooler will also be presented to the winner.

 Ribbons to 10th, medals to the top 3.

In addition, for 2022 the winning Coach/Trainer will receive $500 from the OHJA.

All 20 participants will receive a gift from the OHJA.

Overall Award

The overall OHJA Jumper Medal Series winner will be presented the Matthew Mulligan Year End Award and a $500 bursary at the OHJA banquet.  
Results from the finals will not count towards the overall award.  (EC Rule G113.)

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CET Mini Medal Presented by the OHJA

The OHJA is proud to present the CET Mini Medal for 2022.  Open to Junior and Amateur Riders.

The OHJA/CET Mini Medal is a series of classes which serve as an introduction to the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) Jumper Medal. The OHJA/CET Mini Medal class is designed as an equitation competition where riders are judged on their position and riding style.

The OHJA/CET Mini Medal will be run under the same rules and regulations as the CET Medal, with exceptions such as eligibility and height of fences.  Please refer to EC Rules article G1107 for full class requirements and restrictions. 

Ribbons to 8th will be presented.

OHJA membership not required for any entries outside of Ontario as this is a National program unless participants want to accrue points for the Ontario final of the CET Mini Medal as per EC rule 1107.1.

 

CET Mini Medal Finals Presented by the OHJA

Competitors competing in the OHJA/CET Mini Medal series are eligible to qualify for the OHJA/CET Mini Medal Finals.
The Final is open to those riders in the Top 20.

The OHJA/CET Mini Medal Finals will be run under the same rules as the CET Medal EC Rules article G1110. Exception for the final: mandatory testing. The top four riders return to the ring for mandatory additional testing. Judges are not confined to tests listed in G1009.

Riders will return for the additional mandatory testing with a “0” score (No score will be carried over from the other phases). 

Ribbons will be presented to 10th. Medals to the top 3 and a cooler to the winner.

OHJA CET Mini Medal classes may be run at all Ontario Gold EC sanctioned competitions at their discretion. Please check each horse show program for availability. The finals will be held at the Caledon Cup Final.

New for 2022, the OHJA is proud to offer a $500 bursary to the Year End overall winner, as well as $500 to the winner of the Final and $500 to the trainer of the winner at the Final.

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OHJA Equitation Weekend

Returning once again in 2022, the OHJA is proud to present the OHJA Equitation Weekend during the Ontario Hunter Championships.

This special weekend will showcase the following very prestigious equitation finals:

  1. The Grand Prix Hunter Medal Finals, including the Grand Prix Pony Medal Final, the Grand Prix Junior Medal Final, as well as the Grand Prix Amateur Hunter Medal final.
  2. Emerging Rider Hunter Medal Finals
  3. A, B, C Equitation Flat Finals

For further information on the class specs for each of these finals, please reference:

  1. The Grand Prix Medal Finals
  2. Emerging Rider Hunter Medal Finals
  3. A, B, C Equitation Flat Finals

We will all of the competitors the best luck and are looking forward to what will be a very exciting weekend!

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OHJA High Point Equitation Award

The overall OHJA Jumper Medal Series winner will be presented the Matthew Mulligan Year End Award and a $500.00 bursary at the OHJA banquet.  Results from the finals will not count towards the overall award.  EC Rule G113.

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