CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

PUDDLE JUMPER

.65 Meters

Open to horses and ponies. Horses, ponies and riders in this division may only cross enter into any class not exceeding 3’ if otherwise Eligible. Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ or greater than 2’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off. Professionals may not compete in this division. Showing in this division only does not break novice status.

NOVICE HORSE

.75 Meters

Open to horses and ponies in their 1st or 2nd year of showing in jumper classes at any height higher than 2’ as of December 1 of the current show year. Horses may not compete in classes where jump height is higher than 3’.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3”or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.  Season points are awarded to horse owner, are accrued to the horses membership number regardless of rider.

NOVICE RIDER

.75 Meters

Open to children and adult amateurs in their 1st or 2nd year of showing in jumper classes at any height higher than 2’ as of December 1 of the current show year. Riders may not compete in classes where jump height is higher than 3’.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3” or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.   Professionals may not compete in this division. Season points are awarded to the rider in this division on any horse.

OPEN 2'6"

.75 Meters

Open to all riders and all horses.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3” or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

LOW JUMPER

.90 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ 9” or greater than 3’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

THOROUGHBRED JUMPER

.90 Meters

Horses competing in the Thoroughbred division will accrue points for VHSA & CVSJA.  The VHSA Associate Thoroughbred Jumper Division is limited to horses that are registered with or are eligible to be registered with the Jockey Club and have a TIPS number.  Horses and owners must also be registered current members with VHSA for points to count toward VHSA year-end awards.
Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ 9” or greater than 3’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

CHILD/ADULT JUMPER

1.0 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, juniors, and amateurs. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’0” or greater than 3’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off. Professional not allowed.

OPEN 3'3"

1.0 Meters

Open to all riders and all horses.  Fence height shall not be lower than 3’0” or greater than 3’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

SCHOOLING JUMPER

1.10 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’3” or greater than 3’6” with not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

MODIFIED JUMPER

1.20 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’6” or greater than 4’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

CVSJA MEDAL (Equitation)

2'6" & 3'

Open to all Juniors and Adult Amateurs riding horses or ponies. Jump courses will be designed to follow jumper style equation guidelines. This class is intended to give riders a chance to practice and improve their equitation showing talents and prepare them for the top National Equitation qualifying classes.  Each rider will execute a course of a minimum of 8 jumps as well as ride a flat phase.  Ribbons 1st through 6th will be awarded as well as a Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate to the winner.  The judge will provide written feedback for each trip and a brief verbal conversation of rider’s performance.  Jump heights will be offered in two classifications 2’6” and a 3’.  No horse may jump more than 2 trips.  Year-end award for high point rider. Additionally, our  junior committee will vote on most improved junior participant.

SPECIAL CLASSES

CROSS RAILS

18"

 Exhibitors compete over a course of 9  to 12 jumps.  Jump heights are no higher than 18",  Class is judged as an optimum time course.  Riders may not compete in any other class at the same show.  Ribbons from 1 to 8.

JEANNE DUNFORD MEMORIALGAMBLER'S CHOICE

We will run two separate classes. Class 1: Jumps lower than 1 meter (3'3"). Class 2: Jumps will be 1 meter and higher. Each jump is assigned a point value and may only be jumped twice. Riders choose their own path and jump as many jumps as possible in 60 seconds. If a horse has left the ground to a jump when buzzer sounds, that jump will count. If a jump is knocked down, it may not be jumped again. The Joker is the highest jump worth most points. It may be jumped twice. If you clear the Joker then you earn the points, but if you knock it down the points are deducted from your total score. Horses with the most points win.

COSTUME CLASS

The costume class will be used to determine the order of go for the rotating pair relay. Ribbons 1-6 will be awarded for costume class. Costumes are not mandatory, teams not in costume will go at the top of the order. The rotating pair relay consists of a team of 2 riders. The entire course is jumped twice. The team chooses how they want to divide the course into sections, but the fences must be jumped in the correct order.  One change of rider is mandatory. Each rider must jump at least 2 jumps. Competitors may change over as often as they wish. A change is obligatory when a fault is incurred.  A disobedience  is indicated by an audible signal at which time the other competitor must first jump the obstacle which has not been jumped by his partner and then continue the course. Knock downs  incurred are penalize by adding four seconds for each occurrence to the time of the round. The first two disobedience's are penalized only by time, the third disobedience incurs elimination. Should a competitor jump an obstacle before his partner has landed over preceding obstacle, the pair will be eliminated. Both riders enter the ring, after the tone the first rider begins their section. (If team member 1 has a knockdown at fence 3 team member 2 must jump fence 4. If team member 1 has a stop at fence 3 team member 2 must jump fence 3.) The fastest overall time wins. In case of a tie for first place there will be a jump off over a shortened course.  

MINI PRIX

The last show of the year is our Mini Prix offering $2,500 in prize money for the day.  Formal Dress Required (Jackets, Breeches and boots, No half chaps).  The fee for each class is $50. You must be pre-registered to compete, there is a posted order of go for each class.    Winners are awarded double points toward CVSJA year-end awards.  There is only one class in each division which will consist of 12 jumps, and will be scored under the USEF Table II, Section 2 format. Riders may choose to do their jump-off immediately following their qualifying round or come back at the end of all the qualifying rounds. Each class must have 5 riders to fill the class. Presentation of sashes and celebration victory gallop will follow each division.

 

Prize money is paid out as follows .

 

                    1st        2nd       3rd        4th        5th        6th

                    40%      25%,    15%       10%       5%        5%

 

             $250 Prize Money                             $500 Prize Money

                   2’     (.65 M)                                         3’3” (1.0 M)

                   2’6” (.75 M)                                         3’6” (1.10 M)

                   2’9” (.80 M)                                         3’9” (1.20 M)

                   3’     (.90 M)                                        

​CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCORING​​

Table II, Section 2 (b)    Time First Jump-off

Timed first round and jump-off, if any, are decided by adding the faults incurred over the course and 

any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  If a competitor is clear in the first round, the competitor will, without leaving the ring and upon audible signal commence the designated jump-off course.  If 

there are no clear rounds and a tie exists for first place, there will be one jump-off in which time will 

decide the event of equality of faults.


Table II, Section 1     Time First Round

The first round is decided by adding together the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  Horses with clear rounds or equal faults are classified according to their time taken to complete the course.


Table IV, Section 1     Optimum Time First Round

The first round is decided by adding together the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  Horses with clear rounds or equal faults are classified according to their time taken to complete the course. Horses with the time closest to the optimum time (over or under) 

will be placed accordingly.  The optimum time for the course is 4 seconds less than the time allowed.


TIME ALLOWED – The time allowed will be based on a speed of 350 meters per minute.  Judges may 

adjust times as they deem necessary.


TIME TO START – A competitor will have 45 seconds from the time the judge sounds an audible signal 

to cross between the start markers in the proper direction and start the course.  If a competitor does 

not cross through the start line within the allotted time, the timers will begin counting the time of the jump course immediately as the start clock expires.  In classes or (phase of class) where time is not 

being recorded, competitors will have the 45 seconds to cross the start line or be eliminated.


Refusals and knock downs each penalized: 4 faults

Time faults – per second exceeding allowed: 1 fault

3 Refusals equal: Elimination

Rider Falls equal: Elimination    

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