Celebrating The Equestrian Sport Since 1978
is finally here, and OHJA is happy to announce that plans for points tracking, medal finals, and year-end awards banquest are back. Of course if public health requirements change, we will update you here and adjust accordingly, but with horse shows back underway we are hoping to have a more normal season than last year.
New for 2021 is the Foundation Medal Class
: The OHJA will recognize rider achievements in an entry-level medal, the OHJA Foundation Medal. The Foundation Medal is not a “medal class” as that term is defined in the rulebook and is not eligible for year-end championship awards. Members who earn at least twenty-five (25) points in OHJA Foundation Medal classes during the show year will earn an OHJA Foundation Medal ribbon, based on the following point system, to be presented at the Year-End Awards Banquet.
Specifications: Fence height 2’0” – 2’3”. May include cross rails. No oxers, in and outs, or combinations. Open to junior and amateur riders. Riders may not cross-enter into any class at the same show with a fence height above 2’3”. At the judge’s discretion, the top scoring riders may be brought back to test on the flat (not over fences) to determine final placings.
For points to count in any class, a minimum of three (3) exhibitors must compete in the class. Show management is encouraged to split entries into an Adult division and a Children’s division if there are three or more entrants in each age group. Regardless of the number of exhibitors beyond three (3) in a class, riders will accumulate points as follows: 1st–10 2nd–6 3rd–4 4th–3 5th–2. Ribbons will be awarded through sixth place.
The OHJA is Oregon’s largest hunter/jumper association with over 400 members throughout the State engaged with hunters, jumpers, and equitation. The OHJA includes members of all skill levels, and members from home barns to show barns and everything in between. The OHJA offers its members camaraderie, competition, and a community of others who have a shared love for the sport and our equine partners.