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2017 HJAM Specifications

Hunter Divisions

SHORT STIRRUP HUNTER – Open to all riders 11 & under.  Riders in this section may only cross enter into other classes that do not exceed 2′ in height with no oxers. Fences to be a maximum of 2′.  No Oxers.  

HJAM-approved shows may offer opportunity classes (walk, walk/trot, walk/trot/canter, poles, cross-rails) at their discretion.  HJAM will not offer annual awards for such classes but encourages their inclusion in horse show schedules.

INTERMEDIATE CHILDREN’S/ADULT HUNTER – Open to all riders who have never shown in any “A” or “C” rated division in the past 5 years or who are not showing in any class that exceeds 2’6” at this show. Fences 2’ or 2’6,” both fence heights judged together as one class.  No oxers and no in-and-out.

LOW CHILDREN’S HUNTER – Open to Junior riders.  Riders may not cross enter into any class which fences exceed 2’9”. Fences 2’6″ and no in-and-out.  No jog.

LOW ADULT HUNTER – Open to riders 18 years and older.  Professionals not to ride.  Riders may not cross enter into any class which fences exceed 2’9”. Fences 2’6″ and no in-and-out.  No jog.

BABY GREEN HUNTERS – Open to horses in their first 12 month of showing USEF Regular Member Shows. May not cross enter into any classes where fences exceed 3’. No in & out. No jog. Fences 2’6″-2’9”.

NON THOROUGHBRED HUNTER – Open to horses not registered or eligible to be registered with the Jockey Club. Ponies not eligible.  Fences 2’9”

Equitation & Medals

Minimum Entry Requirements – All Equitation and Medal classes must have a  minimum of three entries.  If any class has less than three entries, it may be combined with another Equitation or Medal class run at the same fence height and to the same specifications.

Intermediate Children’s/Adult Equitation – Open to riders eligible for Intermediate Children’s /Adult Hunter. Fences 2′ or 2’6″, both fence heights judged together as one class. No oxers and no in-and-out.  Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required.

Low Children’s Equitation – Same specs as Low Children’s Hunter. Fences 2’6”.  No in-and-out.  Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required.

HJAM Low Children’s Medal – Open to all junior riders who are eligible to show in the Low Children’s and Intermediate Hunter & Equitation Sections. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps.  No in-and-out.   Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required.  The judge must select 2 USEF Tests (1 – 7) to be ridden as part of the course. Fences 2’6″.

Low Adult Equitation – Same specs as Low Adult Hunter. Fences 2’6”.  No in-and-out.  Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required.

HJAM Low Adult Medal – Open to all amateur riders who are eligible to show in the Low Adult and Intermediate Hunter & Equitation Sections. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps.  No in-and-out.  Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required. The judge must select 2 USEF Tests (1 – 7) to be ridden as part of the course. Fences 2’6″.

Limit Equitation – Open to Junior Riders who have not won 6 Blue Ribbons within the Limit Equitation or Open Equitation divisions Over Fences or On The Flat and who have never competed in any class where the fence height exceeds 3’5″. If the rider has won 6 blue ribbons, the rider may complete the show year in the division for year-end award eligibility but may not ride in the division in future years.  To be shown over 6 or more fences with wings. Combination and 1 lead change. Tests 1-7 optional. Fences not to exceed 3’.

HJAM Limit Junior Medal – Open to Junior Riders who have not won 6 Blue Ribbons in the Open Equitation and/or Limit Equitation classes over fences and who have never competed in any class where the fence height exceeds 3’5″. Juniors who are eligible at the beginning of the show year may continue to ride in the HJAM Limit Junior Medal throughout current show season. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps which must include 1 combination including an oxer and 2 changes of direction (changes of Lead). The Judge must select 2 USEF Tests to be ridden as part of the course. Tests 1-7 & 9. Fences 3’

Equitation 14 & under – Fences not to exceed 3’. Tests 1-7 optional.

Equitation 15-17 – Fences not to exceed 3’3”. Tests 1-19 Optional.

HJAM Open Junior Medal – Open to all Junior Riders. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps which must include 1 combination including an oxer and 2 changes of lead. The Judge must select 2 USEF Tests to be ridden as part of the course. Tests 1-19. Fences 3’3”

Adult Equitation – Open to riders age 18 and older. Professionals not to ride. Fences not to exceed 3’. Tests 1-19 optional.

HJAM Adult Medal – Riders 18 years and older.  Professionals not to ride. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps which must include 1 combination including an oxer and 2 changes of lead. The Judge must select 2 USEF Tests to be ridden as part of the course. Tests 1-19. Fences 3’

Short Stirrup Equitation – Open to all riders 11 & under.  Riders in this section may only cross enter into other classes taht do not exceed 2′ with no oxers.  Fences to be a maximum of 2′.  No Oxers.  

Children’s Pony Equitation – Same specifications, fence heights, and distances as Zone V Children’s Pony Hunter.  Riders in HJAM Children’s Pony Equitation & Medal classes are not allowed to cross-enter into any regular pony divisions and are ineligible to enter once the rider has shown in any regular pony divisions or Open Pony Equitation or Medal Classes.  HJAM will allow riders to apply for reinstatement.

HJAM Children’s Pony Medal – Same specifications, fence heights, and distances as Zone V Children’s Pony Hunter.  Riders in HJAM Children’s Pony Equitation & Medal classes are not allowed to cross-enter into any regular pony divisions and are ineligible to enter once the rider has shown in any regular pony divisions or Open Pony Equitation or Medal classes.  HJAM will allow riders to apply for reinstatement.  Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards.  No in-and-out.  Only one bending line or roll back is allowed and neither are required.  The judge must select 2 USEF Tests (1-7) to be ridden as part of the course.  Small & Medium Ponies 2’0″; Large Ponies 2’6″

Pony Equitation – Open to Junior riders. Fences 2’3” small/ 2’6” Med/3’ Large Tests 1-7 optional.

HJAM Pony Medal – Open to Juniors who are eligible to show in the Pony Hunter Divisions. Only current members of the Hunter/Jumper Association of Michigan will receive points for year-end finals and awards. To be shown over a course of no less than 8 jumps which must include one combination including an oxer and 2 changes of lead. The judge must select 2 USEF Tests (1-7) to be ridden as part of the course. Small Ponies 2’3”; Medium Ponies 2’6”; Large Ponies 3’.

HJAM Equitation Medal Finals

Finals to be held during Woodbine Farm August show.  Each Final open to the top 15 riders as of the close of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival IV and will be notified in writing of their qualification.  If a rider earns points during Traverse City Horse Shows August I that moves the rider into the top 15 positions, that rider will be invited to participate with the initial top 15 riders.   If the top 15 riders are not in attendance at Woodbine Farm August, HJAM may offer entry to riders for available/open spots that have previously competed in Medal Classes during the Qualifying Period up to 15 participants.  Entries closed by 5pm the night before the final class.

The Qualifying Period begins with the HJAM Welcome Show and is completed during Great Lakes Equestrian Festival IV.  Points earned during Traverse City Horse Shows August II and Woodbine Farm Hunter Jumper Show – August will count toward the current show year’s annual awards, but not for the medal finals qualification at Woodbine Farm August show.

Riders Qualified for Multiple Medal Finals:  Riders are encouraged to move up divisions during the show season and may be qualified for more than one medal final.  Riders qualified for multiple medal finals may enter the Finals class of their choosing but are restricted from participating in multiple Finals.  Any riders qualified for multiple finals must declare which Medal Finals class they wish to participate in by July 30th to ensure the maximum number of riders are offered an invitation.

Previous Medal Finals Winners: Once a rider has won the Medal Finals Ride-Off Final in the Children’s Pony Medal, the Low Children’s Medal, and the Limit Junior Medal, they are no longer allowed to compete in that Medal Final class again.  For the remainder of the Medal Final Ride-Off classes, winners are allowed to compete again.

See www.hjam.net for additional details.  Riders must be current members of HJAM to participate.  Entry Riders must be entered by 5pm the day prior to Final commencing.  Warm up classes are open to all horses in the HJAM Medal Finals; professionals may ride.

HJAM Open Junior Medal Final – Fences 3’3”

HJAM Limit Junior Medal Final – Fences 3’

HJAM Pony Medal Final – Fences: sm-2’3”; med-2’6”; Large-3’

HJAM Children’s Pony Medal Final – Fences: sm & med-2’0”; Large-2’6” (no combinations)

HJAM Adult Medal Final – Fences 3’

HJAM Low Adult Medal Final – Fences: 2’6” (no combinations)

HJAM Low Children’s Medal Final – Fences: 2’6” (no combinations)

Open EQ Warm up O/F – at respective heights

 

Specifications:  Each final will consist of a minimum of two rounds.  All contestants are first required to perform over an equitation type jump course of no less than 8 fences set at the corresponding height.  Scores for competitor’s jump course will be announced.  The top 8 contestants without major faults are required to return to test on the flat to show at the walk, trot, and canter using both directions of the ring.  At the judge’s discretion, further jumping tests may be required using division appropriate tests from Tests 1-19.  The HJAM Board Medal Finals Committee members in attendance at the Finals will review and approve the Medal Finals courses prior to posting.

Ribbons 1-8 & Winner’s Trophy; Awards to winning Trainer & Groom.  Gift Bag for all participants.

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