BREAKING NEWS: MHSA Stock Seat Medallion Finals are BACK!

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2018 Horse Show Medallion Workout Patterns


MHSA is proud to support the Junior Exhibitor. In 1983, MHSA began its Medallion Equitation Program.  Nominated equitation riders compete throughout the year in Junior and Adult Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, and Stock Seat MHSA Medallion Classes. Junior Saddle and Stock Seat Riders must compete in at least one qualifying class in order to be eligible to compete in the Finals, held each year at a designated show, while the Hunt Seat and Adult Stock Seat, and Saddle Seat Riders participate in a year-long high point competition.

MHSA Medallion Equitation Program

MHSA Junior Hunt Seat Medallion Class is open to all Hunt Seat Equitation Riders, 17 and under, who are current members of MHSA, and are nominated in equitation. A first place win in a MHSA Medallion Class shall not prohibit the rider from competing in the class for the rest of the show season. Contestants must be current members of MHSA and nominated in equitation prior to the class being held. A rider may not cross enter into another MHSA Medallion Class at the same show. Competitor must use the same horse in all phases. In order to consider a class filled, at least 2 competitors must complete the course. Course Specifications – to be shown over a course of not less than 8 obstacles at 2’9” with spreads not to exceed 3’3”. The course must include at least one combination, one oxer, and two changes of direction (lead changes) after the first fence. Two or more tests are required of the top four riders from USEF Equitation Tests 1-19. Classes are judged on seat and hands, guidance, and control throughout. Jumping faults of the mount do not count. A fall of horse or rider or three disobediences shall eliminate a contender. An MHSA Medallion will be presented to the winner of each class that is completed. The MHSA Scott Haines Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the overall high point rider who has accumulated the most points throughout the year in the MHSA Junior Hunter Seat Medallion Classes.
MHSA Adult Hunt Seat Medallion Class is open to all Hunt Seat Equitation Riders, 18 and over, who are current members of MHSA and are nominated in equitation. A first place win in a MHSA Medallion class shall not prohibit the rider from competing in the class for the rest of the show season. Contestants must be current members of MHSA and nominated in equitation prior to the class held. Competitor must use the same horse in all phases. In order to consider a class filled, at least 2 competitors must complete the course. Course Judging Specifications: to be shown over a course of not less than 8 obstacles at 2’9” with spreads not to exceed 3’3”. The course must include at least one combination, one oxer, and two changes of direction (lead changes) after the first fence. Two or more tests are required of the top three riders from USEF Equitation Tests 1-19. Classes are judged on seat and hands, guidance, and control throughout. Jumping faults of the mount do not count. A fall of horse or rider or three disobediences shall eliminate a contender. An MHSA Medallion will be presented to the winner of each class that is completed. The MHSA Otis & Bee Brown Memorial Adult Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the overall high point rider who has accumulated the most points throughout the year in the MHSA Adult Hunter Seat Medallion Classes. Show Management may combine the Junior and Adult Hunt Seat Medallion classes if there are not 2 riders in each class.
The MHSA Junior Medallion classes are open to all current MHSA members who are 17 years of age and younger, and are nominated in MHSA Equitation. A first place win in an MHSA Medallion class shall NOT prohibit the rider from competing in the class for the rest of the show season. A class is considered filled, even with just one rider. However, show management may combine the Junior and Senior Stock Seat Medallion classes if there are not two riders in each division. Exhibitors may ride a mare or gelding of any breed. Riders will be judged on the rail at a walk, trot/jog, and canter/lope both ways of the ring. A workout, chosen from those approved by MHSA must be given to the top riders in the class, and be posted one hour before the show begins. At least four exhibitors will be asked to do the pattern. However, all riders may be asked to perform the pattern. An MHSA Medallion will be presented to the winner of each class.
The MHSA Finals Competitions are held at the end of the show year at designated horse shows. Riders must have shown at least once during the current show year in a qualifying class. Finals will be held only if there are at least three riders qualified. Should less than three riders qualify, no finals will be held and points will revert to year end awards at the Celebration of Champions. Exhibitors may ride a mare or gelding of any breed. In the Saddle Seat Medallion Finals, no preference should be shown between a clipped mane and tail horse, or a pleasure horse. The workout pattern will be of Judge’s Choice. The winner of the Junior Saddle Seat Medallion Finals will be presented the MHSA Scott Haines Perpetual Trophy; the winner of the Junior Stock Seat Medallion Finals will be presented the MHSA Sir Love A Lot Perpetual Trophy. Ribbons through Top Ten will be awarded.
The MHSA Adult Saddle and Stock Seat Medallion classes are open to all current MHSA members who are 18 years of age and over, and are nominated in MHSA Equitation. The rules are the same as for the MHSA Junior Medallion Program. However, in the Adult Medallion Program, there are no Finals. The riders accumulating the most MSHA points in the respective Medallion divisions will be presented the Medallion Trophies at the Celebration of Champions. The Adult Saddle Seat Medallion winner will be presented the MHSA Ashley Re’ Curl Perpetual Trophy, and the Adult Stock Seat Medallion winner will be presented the MHSA Janian Midsummer Knight Perpetual Trophy. Should less than three riders qualify, no Medallion Trophies will be awarded, but the points will be recognized as a regular year end award class. Ribbons through Top Ten will be awarded.

 

MHSA Stock and Saddle Seat Medallion

MHSA Stock and Saddle Seat Medallion

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Ehlen
23 Lemp Rd.  #B
Kirkwood, MO  63122
314-966-8621
robertehlen@gmail.com