Harrisburg, Pa. - Over 200 junior competitors will take part in the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final on October 15 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The Final is a key equitation competition that dates back to 1948 and has played a role in the development of many top riders. Several competitors have gone on to represent the U.S. on senior teams, such as previous champions Kent Farrington, Lillie Keenan, Brian Moggre, Spencer Smith, and Jessica Springsteen.
The Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final is composed of multiple rounds and judged on equitation over a course set at 3’6”. All riders compete in the first round where judges Jack Towell and Timmy Kees will select the top 25 riders to move on to compete in round two. Following round two, the judges must ask at least the top four combinations to return for additional testing, which can include a variety of formats, to determine the champion. The name of the winner will be engraved on the Adrian Van Sinderen Trophy.
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