The NorCal Pony Medal Class is open to current junior members of NorCal Hunter/Jumper Association. Trainers of contestants must also be members of NorCal. No junior over 12 years may compete on a small pony, and no junior over 14 years may compete on a medium pony. Riders in this class may NOT enter a NorCal Junior Medal at the same show. Suitability of pony to rider will be emphasized - stallions are not permitted. One rider per pony.
Hunter-type fences will be used and fence heights will be according to USEF specifications for small, medium, and large ponies. The course, of not less than six hunter-type fences with at least one change of direction, is to incorporate at least two tests (USEF 1-9). No work-off is required.
Three (3) points qualifies a pony 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 2 riders complete the course 3-1
Two riders must complete the course in order to fill the class. If fewer than 2 riders complete the course, no points will be awarded. If fewer than 5 riders complete the course, no medal will be awarded.