Ontario Hunter Jumper Association

Make plans to compete in the  
Beginner & Low Children's/Adult
Hunter Stake Classes

The OHJA Beginning & Low Children’s and Adult classes are intended to encourage the use of the Open Numerical Scoring System for both the enjoyment and education of the exhibitors and spectators.

The third trip of the Beginner and Low Divisions is to be run as a Stake Class.

  • This will be a one round class judged numerically out of 100 on quality, movement, jumping style, manners and way of going.
  • The Stake round may contain multiple single jumps, roll backs, bending lines or longer lines.
  • Ribbons to 10th and prize money to 8th.
  • Winners are required to be mounted for presentations.
  • Formal attire is requested.

Classes will be held at the following competitions:

Headwaters Cup at Angelstone                                                                                              June 13 - 17, 2018
Caledon Premier 1 at Caledon Equestrian Park                                                                    July 3 - 8, 2018
Ottawa International  at Wesley Clover Parks                                                                       July 18 - 22, 2018                                                     


How do I know if I'm eligible for these divisions?

Beginner Children’s and Adult Hunter

This division is intended for new riders to learn how to show a hunter.
A beginner hunter is a rider who has NEVER won 6 first place ribbons over fences at an EC of USEF competition (Provincial competitions and Combined Training not to count).  These wins are LIFETIME achievements.  Schooling Non-Pro and Short Stirrup not to count.

Winning your way out – During a competitor’s first year of showing is this division, should they win 6 first place ribbons, they will be allowed to remain in the division to the end of that calendar year. In any subsequent years of competition, should they fulfil the WIN factor, they must progress to another division at the next show.

Children’s and Adult Amateur rider designations are per EC rules, guidelines and limitations.
Courses are made of hunter style jumps and set at a height not to except two foot six inches. (2’6).
Classes will be run per EC rules.  
Riders and horses may cross enter to other divisions for which they are eligible.  

Showing in this division will affect a horse’s eligibility. 
As entries warrant, Children’s and Adults may be combined.
Jogging for soundness at the discretion of Show Management.

Low Children’s and Low Adult Hunters

This division is intended for riders who are learning how to show a hunter and are not yet ready for regular hunter divisions.  There is no time limit for showing in these divisions. 
Open to all Children’s and Adult Amateur rider designations as per EC rules, guidelines, and limitations.
Courses will be made up of hunter style jumps and set at a height not to exceed 2.9”
Classes will be run per EC rules, guidelines, and limitations.
Riders may NOT cross enter at the same show into any Hunter Division with heights more than 2’9” or any Jumper classes with heights more than 1.0m.  Riders may compete in equitation classes where the height does not exceed 3’.
Showing in this division will affect a horse’s eligibility. 
As entries warrant, Children’s and Adults may be combined.
Jogging for soundness is at the discretion of Show Management.

 


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