After monitoring the new CHSA Medal qualification process for the first year, it has become apparent that there is still confusion regarding the tests and who must do them.

Ideally it would be preferable that the Medal class be run as a separate class.  There would be no confusion as the 2 tests are included in the class trip.   However, this adds classes to a show (time) as well as more jumping for the horse’s legs.

When the class is combined with another existing class – as in the second trip in a division, then there is confusion regarding the test and who takes it, when all competitors in the class are not trying for the medal qualification.

Therefore, the Finals Committee made the following change:

If the medals are run in conjunction with another class – there will be no tests- just instruct the judge to give a score to this competitor’s medal trip (just like the Marshall & Sterling Hunter Classics).  This score can then be put on CHSA Medal class card.  That will determine the placings for those in the class who are qualifying for the Medals.

Also: the number of fences requirement (formerly 10) has been eliminated so that managers can offer as many jumps in the class as is convenient.

We hope that this makes the medal qualifying classes flow more smoothly without any confusion.

The CHSA Medals Committee

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