*Application must be submitted prior to competing in qualifying classes in order for points to count*
*Top 50 to be invited to compete at each Final*
October 22, 2022
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
September 10, 2022
Showplace Fall Classic
November 12, 2022
National Sunshine Series II
About the Events
The USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal is a two-phase class with an over fences and a flat portion. The Finals include an additional bracket-format phase that requires riders to compete on unfamiliar horses in a format similar to that of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA).
There are three different regions that will host an NCEA Medal Finals: East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Each of these Finals is conducted as a three-phase competition.
- Fences Phase: To be shown over a minimum of eight fences 3' 3” in height, spread not to exceed fence height. The course may be either a Jumper or Hunter type course and must include at least two changes of direction and a combination. Water obstacles and liverpools are not permitted. An open numerical scoring system must be used in the first phase, with each rider's score announced at the completion of their round.
- Flat Phase: The top 20% or top ten scoring riders, whichever is greater, will return for the flat phase. Judges will test riders on their skills on the flat by asking for demonstration of additional basic dressage movements such as the shoulder in, haunches in, or leg yield.
- Bracket Phase: The Flat and Fences phase will both count equally in determination of the top 4 riders to return for the Bracket phase to compete on neutral horses. The fourth and first place rider will compete over a course of at least 8 fences on the same horse. The second and third place rider will compete over a course of at least 8 fences on the same horse. The winners of each head to head will compete for the championship and reserve.
For more information about the NCEA, please visit http://www.collegiateequestrian.com.
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