Downeast Equitation Medal Specifications

2015 DMF

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Downeast Walk-Trot Poles Medal

Open to riders 10 years of age and under. Must not have shown over fences or cantered at any horse show. Contestants shall be required to show at a trot over a minimum of four rails (poles) on the ground. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of contestants, at least two, may be called back for testing. Testing optional, verbal testing recommended.

Downeast Short Stirrup Equitation Medal

Open to riders 12 years of age and under, competing on horses or ponies. Riders must never have shown over fences that exceed 18”. Riders shall be required to perform a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence height will be 18”. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of contestants, at least 2, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional, verbal recommended. USEF tests 1-8. All ages (Short and Long Stirrup) compete together at the qualifying shows, but age groups will be divided at the finals into 12 & under, and 13 & over through adults.

Downeast Long Stirrup Equitation Medal

Open to riders 13 of age and older through adults. Riders 13-17 must be in their first three years of showing over fences and must never have competed in a class or division with fences higher than 2’. Adults may not have shown in a class or division with fences higher than 2’ in the previous 7 years. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. Riders shall be required to perform a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence height will be 18”. 25% of contestants, at least 2, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional, verbal recommended. USEF tests 1-8. All ages (Short and Long Stirrup) compete together at the qualifying shows, but age groups will be divided at the finals into 12 & under, and 13 & over through adults.

Downeast Modified Junior Medal

Open to riders 17 years of age and under, competing on horses or ponies. Riders not to have shown over 2’6″ at a recognized show. Contestants shall be required to perform over a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence heights will be 2’3”. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of the contestants, a minimum of 2 riders, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional.

Downeast Mini Medal

Open to riders 17 years of age and under, competing on horses or ponies. Riders not to have shown over 2’6″ at a recognized show. Contestants shall be required to perform over a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence heights shall be 2’ for small & medium ponies and 2’6″ for large ponies & horses. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of the contestants, at least 2, may be called back for individual testing. Testing is optional. USEF tests 1-8.

Downeast Junior Medal

Open to riders 17 years of age and under, competing on horses or ponies. Riders shall be required to perform over a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence heights shall be 2’9”. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of the contestants, a minimum of 2 riders, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional. USEF tests 1-19.

Downeast Modified Adult Medal

Open to riders 18 years of age and older, competing on horses or ponies. Riders shall be required to perform over a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence heights shall be 2’3”. If a rider wins the medal final, they are no longer eligible to compete in this division. 25% of the contestants, at least 2 riders, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional. USEF tests 1-8.

Downeast Amateur Adult Medal

Open to amateur riders 18 years of age and older, competing on horses or ponies. Contestants shall be required to perform over a minimum of six fences with at least one change of direction. Fence heights shall be 2’6″. Amateur Adult Medal Final is open to all adults, even those who have previously won the medal final. 25% of the contestants, at least 2 riders, may be called back for individual testing. Testing optional. USEF tests 1-19.

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