The purpose of this class is to introduce novice/intermediate riders to the demands of Medal Class competition. This class is open to junior and amateur members of NorCal who have not shown in any classes higher than 3'3" in the qualifying year. Trainers of contestants must also be NorCal members. A stallion may not be ridden by a junior.
The class may be held in either the hunter ring or the jumper ring. The course will consist of approximately 8 fences 3-ft in height, with a minimum of two changes of direction. A work-off of at least the top 4 contestants is mandatory.
Seven (7) points qualifies a rider for the finals. Qualified riders may continue to compete in the class throughout the year. Points will be awarded as follows:
If 20+ riders complete the course 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2.
If 5-20 riders complete the course 7-5-4-3-2-1
If 4 riders complete the course 5-3-2-1
If 3 riders complete the course 4-2-1
Three riders must complete the course in order to fill the class. If fewer than 3 riders complete the course, no points will be awarded. If fewer than 5 riders complete the course, no medal will be awarded.