Ontario Hunter Jumper Association

OHJA Equitation Programs


OHJA Jumper Equitation Medal

The OHJA is pleased to offer the OHJA Jumper Medal Series over the course of the 2020 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

Presented by Bruno Delgrange

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The 2020 OHJA Medal Finals will be held at Fall Finale held at the Caledon Equestrian Park during the OHJA Equitation Finals Weekend.  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 2019 the winning Coach/Trainer will receive $1,000 from the OHJA.
All 20 participants to 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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OHJA/CET Mini Medal

The OHJA is proud to present the CET Mini Medal for 2020.  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. 

OHJA/CET Medal Finals

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 Autumn Classic September 16-20, 2020.

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OHJA Equitation Weekend

September 25th - October 4th 2020, Caledon Equestrian Park

Returning once again in 2020, the OHJA is proud to present the OHJA Equitation Weekend.  
This special weekend will showcase the following very prestigious equitation finals:

  1. The OHJA Jumper Medal Finals
  2. 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.

The OHJA Equitation Weekend will be held at The Fall Finale at The Caledon Equestrian Park, September 30 - October 4, 2020

The OHJA would like to thank our generous sponsors of these Equitation Finals: Bruno Delgrange and Grand Prix, both of which are longtime supporters of these equitation classes in Ontario.

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

  1. The OHJA Jumper Medal Final
  2. The Grand Prix Medal Finals

We wish 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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