The NorCal JUNIOR Medal Class is open to current junior members of NorCal Hunter/Jumper Association. Trainers of contestants must also be current NorCal members. A stallion may not be ridden by a junior.
To be shown over a course of not less than eight fences 3'6" in height. Either hunter or jumper type fences may be used. The course must include at least two changes of direction, and a combination containing an oxer. No triple combinations, water jumps or liverpools are allowed. Two or more tests of the top 4 riders will be required (Tests 1-19). Any exhibitor failing to return for the work-off will automatically be placed last of those called back.
Five (5) points qualifies a junior 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
If fewer than 5 riders complete the course, no medal will be awarded. 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. Management may combine the NorCal Junior and NorCal Senior Medal Classes in the event that one or the other, or both, do not fill.