2020 Virtual Medal Show

Click here to download entry packet including course map, rules, and release form: https://www.oregonhunterjumper.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/OHJA-Virtual-Medal-Entry-Packet.pdf

Entry period: Online entry with video link must be submitted no later than July 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Entry Period: Entries must be submitted no later than July 20, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. No late entries will be accepted.

How the Class Works:

  • Six class sections will be offered:
    • Children’s Mini-Medal 2’6”
    • Adult Mini-Medal 2’6”
    • Children’s Medal 3’
    • Adult Medal 3’
    • Low Jr/Sr Medal (3’3”)
    • Jr/Sr Medal (3’6”)  
  • Riders must complete the designated course for the division they enter (see course in packet). Riders may only enter and submit a video for one division.
  • Riders should dress in show attire as they would for a live medal class. Horses should be well groomed, but braiding is neither expected nor required (and will not factor into a rider’s score).
  • The round must be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Please see the section below on how to record your video. Your video will not be posted publicly without your permission.
  • Submit your entry at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAfAYZ54R1VsLTJ_JSgQDdAWTfIYsAvtdhX-v_ZjuAb9BnbQ/viewform?usp=sf_link ; When entering the OHJA Virtual Medal Class, you ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT enclosed in this packet.

Judging

The class is an equitation class and will be judged as such. Each rider will be judged over their single round as submitted, with no further testing.  You will be evaluated on the judge’s interpretation of the ideal for your chosen medal section. The judge determines which riders come closest to those ideals collectively and places riders in 1st–10th place. Jim Dahlquist (USEF-R Hunter) will judge all sections.

Results

Class results will be posted online for first through tenth place by July 27th, 2020; those individuals will also be notified by email. These riders will receive a ribbon. Class winners will additionally receive a prize.

Rules

  1. Donations are encouraged: suggested donation of $15 from OHJA Members and $25 from non-members. All proceeds will go towards the OHJA Scholarship Fund.  Donations can be made here: http://medal.givesmart.com
  2. When entering the OHJA Virtual Medal Class, you ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT enclosed in this packet. 
  3. Set the medal course (see downloadable course diagram in this packet). Choose your medal section (Children’s Mini-Medal 2’6”, Adult Mini-Medal 2’6”, Children’s Medal 3’, Adult Medal 3’, Low Jr/Sr Medal (3’3”), Jr/Sr Medal (3’6”) and set all fences to that height. Be sure to include ground lines in front of every fence.  Adjust the distance of related line. Set trot jump to 2’3” for all sections/heights.
  4. You must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet and appear in proper hunter-show attire; half-chaps are permitted with heeled boots.  
  5. Coaching during the test is not allowed.
  6. The natural background sound for the test must be audible. Rounds with no sound will be disqualified.
  7. You must submit your video via a YouTube link through your online entry at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAfAYZ54R1VsLTJ_JSgQDdAWTfIYsAvtdhX-v_ZjuAb9BnbQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.  Include rider name and medal section in title of upload. 
  8. If the judge determines that the horse appears lame, the judge has the right to eliminate the rider from consideration.
  9. Horses and riders are required to abide by standard equipment rules for equitation. The rider acknowledges that by submitting his/her entry, he/she agrees to abide by standard rules of fair play and horse welfare.
  10. Violation of any of these rules may result in the refusal to accept the entry or non-refundable scratch.
  11. This virtual show does not count toward any awards points for any organization.
  12. We will make every effort to judge this class fairly with the knowledge that there are inherent challenges to judging online shows that make it different from the real-life experience.


How To Record Your Round

Study our course, choose your fence height (2’6, 3’, 3’3 and 3’6) and set all fences to that height.  Adjust related line accordingly.  Set trot jump to 23 for all sections/heights. You are ready to record your video. Note: Videos of rounds must be one continuous filming; unedited from start to finish and have natural sound throughout.

  1. Using a phone or video camera, have a helper video your round: Your helper will stand outside the arena, midway down the long side (see course diagram for which side), ideally in an outdoor arena/field during the daytime. For best results, the camera should not be facing into the sun. An indoor or covered arena may be used if the lighting is good—the better the lighting conditions, the better you will look. Make sure your helper holds the phone/video camera horizontally. 
  2. Prior to your opening circle, your videographer or helper must state the rider’s name, the horse’s name and the fence height that will be jumped. Proceed directly (no stopping and starting the video camera) to your entrance and ride the course. The sound must be turned on throughout the entire video. From the time your round begins, make sure that you and your horse are in the video frame at all times and when jumping the fence, the entire fence is in the video frame. 
  3. Upload your video to YouTube.  Title the video upload with the rider’s name and the medal section he or she wishes to be entered. Example: Jane Doe Adult Medal 3′.
  4. Complete your entry at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAfAYZ54R1VsLTJ_JSgQDdAWTfIYsAvtdhX-v_ZjuAb9BnbQ/viewform?usp=sf_link ; When entering the OHJA Virtual Medal Class, you ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT enclosed in this packet.
  5. Suggested Donation of $15/25 for members/nonmembers made at  http://medal.givesmart.com

If you have questions, please let us know before you submit your entry. Email questions to [email protected].

Good luck everyone!