The USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal provides Junior exhibitors with the opportunity to develop their equitation skills over a jumper-style course. Year-end awards will be awarded to the top 12 riders in the Eastern and Western Leagues.
The USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal is open to Junior active members of the United States Equestrian Federation and USHJA who have not reached their 18th birthday as of December 1 of the current competition year (per USEF rules).
Any rider in his or her final Junior year may not compete in any classes held at a competition with a start date after August 1 of that competition year. Courses include at least 8 fences set at 1.0m (3'3") in height, at least one double or triple combination, and at least three spreads from 1.0m to 1.15m (3'3" to 3'9"). A Liverpool and a small water jump may also be included at the course designer's discretion. The medal class is judged on the rider's equitation style, technical merit, judgment and execution of an efficient, time saving pace and track.
Starting in 2019, riders who earn 15 or more points in any Jumping Seat Medal classes between August 2 and August 1 of the current competition year are eligible to compete in the USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal Finals. Finals will be hosted on either coast, and qualified riders may choose either location. This 3’3” equitation finals aims to help riders gain experience in a format similar to that of the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Program.
The USHJA 3'3" Jumping Seat Medal class may be offered at any USEF Licensed Competition contingent upon the class being listed in the prize list and submission of a fee report form.