Programs & Financial Assistance

Medal Finals Competition

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The OHJA Medal Finals competition is hosted each year near the end of the horse show season. In addition to the jumping competition, all Medal Finals participants must complete a written test, the results of which count toward the final score of each competitor.

Preparation for the Medal Finals is crucial to success! There is a written portion to the finals. Visit our Prepare/Study page for more information.

The OHJA Medal Finals is one of OHJA’s major fundraising events. Members are encouraged to sponsor or donate to support the Medal Finals competition, and to encourage outside sponsorship from businesses that support Oregon’s hunter/jumper community. The OHJA is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; please consult with your tax adviser for more information. Click below to donate to the OHJA Medal Finals, scholarship program, or the Junior Equestrian Fund!

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Junior Equestrian Fund

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The Junior Equestrian Fund (JEF) was established by OHJA to provide financial assistance to young riders, twenty-one (21) or younger, who compete at regional and national Medal Finals or other Finals classes, including the Young Rider and USET.

Eligible riders must participate in fundraising activities to add money to this fund.  Applicants must

have actively participated in the fundraising activities in the current year and must make a formal application to the OHJA Board. Funds are approved and awarded after the young rider attends a Medal Finals or Finals classes based upon several factors, including availability of funds, number of applicants, and demonstrated commitment to OHJA fundraising

If you would like to apply for assistance, please complete the Junior Equestrian Fund Request below. For more information regarding the application process or if you would like to get more involved, please contact the JEF Advisor.

JEF – Get Involved!

The JEF Board is looking for JEF Committee members. The committee is comprised of 3 members who actively help the JEF board with fundraisers, activities, and overall community participation. The JEF Committee will not attend OHJA board meetings, but should be able to attend monthly JEF meetings and fundraise at shows. If you are considering becoming a JEF Board member in the future or applying for an OHJA scholarship, serving on the JEF Committee is a great first step.

To apply for the JEF Committee, please write a 150 word statement explaining why you want to be a member and why you would make a good member. Applications are due April 15th and members will be chosen and announced shortly after. Please send your statement to the JEF Advisor via our contact page.

Local System Medal Finals Program

The Local System Medal Finals Program was established to provide financial assistance to Local System members, both juniors and amateurs, who compete in the OHJA Medal Finals. Riders will participate in fundraising activities to add money to this fund. Applicants must have actively participated in the fundraising activities that current year and must make a formal application to the OHJA Board. Please contact the Medal Finals Advisor for more information.


You can download a Junior Equestrian Fund Request form to complete and mail in, but we really appreciate you helping us be GREEN and efficient by using the online form below.

JEF Fund Request Form

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  • Final Approval Process

    1. The Board will make a decision on the request at the next scheduled Board meeting after receipt of the request by the OHJA Secretary or JEF Advisor.

    2. A JEF Advisor will contact the young rider with the decision.

    3. The OHJA Treasurer will submit a check request to be sent to the young rider with a letter of congratulations from the OHJA President and JEF Advisor.

    4. Young riders who receive JEF Funds will be recognized on the OHJA web site and at the annual banquet.