Ontario Hunter Jumper Association

OHJA Handy Hunter Challenge

This popular class is back for 2017! This series is open to junior/amateur riders, who have NOT competed in any class having a height restriction of greater than 1.0m at the same show offering the Handy Hunter Challenge. There is no requirement to have competed in another hunter class or division at the same horse show in order to enter this class.

These classes are to be traditional Hunter competitions reminiscent of open field type classes. To be shown over a set course that mimics the conditions found in the hunt field. The course will be set at 3’ with a minimum of 10 jumps. The course may include ‘field hunter’ type fences such as a coop, straw bales, natural post and rail, gates, hedges. Handy test options may include roll backs, unique approaches, broken lines, trot jumps, unrelated distances, bounce, wingless jumps, skinny jumps and jumps with no ground lines, handy test/track options.

Classes will be held at the following competitions:

Summer Classic - Caledon Equestrian Park          June 27 - July 2, 2017
Ottawa International                                               July 19 - 23, 2017
Angelstone Champions                                          August 16 - 20, 2017
Autumn Classic                                                      September 13 - 17, 2017


  • Entries will be scored over one round only, out of 100. Horses to be scored on the attributes of a handy hunter including quality, movement, jumping style, handiness, manners and way of going. Pace and brilliance are to be rewarded.
  • Horses must jog. Ribbons and prize money awarded to 10th place.
  • Formal attire is requested.
  • Entries (owner and rider) must have a current OHJA membership to participate.

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