OVPSC Divisions

2016 OVPSC POINTED DIVISIONS 

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SHORT STIRRUP – Maximum jump height of 18”. Open to riders under 12 years as of Jan 1, 2016 on horses or ponies. Riders may only cross enter into the Open 2’0″, Pre-novice/Novice at 2’0″, or the Intro Hunter divisions, as long as they meet division qualifications. The walk/trot class will be judged as an equitation class and the other three classes in this division will be judged as a hunter division. (Walk/trot class points not to be included in division championship calculation nor towards overall short stirrup year-end awards; however, walk/trot will have its own annual award). Horses/ponies permitted to trot their lead changes. 

INTRO HUNTER – Same specifications as Short Stirrups, no age limit. Open to beginner riders only. May cross enter into Open 2’0″, Pre-novice at 2’0″, Novice at 2’0″, or Short Stirrups as long as they qualify 

PRE-NOVICE RIDERMax height 2’0″ is intended for riders in their first year of showing (with the exception of the short stirrup, intro or beginner divisions). To be judged as a hunter division. *Riders may reapply for eligibility at the discretion of the executive committee. Riders may cross enter into Short Stirrup, Intro Hunter, or Open 2’0″ as long as they qualify. If not competing in Short Stirrup or Intro Hunter these riders may cross enter into Novice Rider or Bronze Hunter 2’3″. They are also eligible for Pre-Novice/Novice Equitation. 

NOVICE RIDER – Max height 2’3”. Open to riders who have not won three first place ribbons over fences in a recognized, Trillium or OVPSC show, excluding ribbons won in Short Stirrups, Pre-Novice and/or Intro. To be judged as a hunter division. *Riders returning to the show ring after a prolonged absence may reapply for status at the discretion of the executive committee. Riders may cross-enter into any division for which they qualify except Short Stirrup and Intro Hunter. 

PRE-NOVICE/NOVICE EQUITATION ON THE FLAT and OVER FENCES- Max height 2’0″ Open to riders entered in those divisions and eligible riders in the Open Hunter 2’0″ or Bronze Hunter jumping 2’3″. 

OPEN HUNTER - 2’0″ Open to all riders, horses and ponies. Distances will not be adjusted for ponies. No oxers. 

GREEN HUNTER – Max 2’3”. Open to horses and ponies in their first or second year of showing. Distances will not be adjusted. 

TRAINING HUNTER – 2’3″/2’6” Open to all riders, horses and ponies. Distances will not be adjusted for ponies. Competitors may choose to jump 2’3″ or 2’6″ but must jump all three classes of the division at that height, however they may change heights from show to show. 

BRONZE HUNTER – 2’3″/2’6″Open to junior and amateur riders. Ponies allowed. Competitors may choose to jump 2’3″ or 2’6″ but must jump all three classes of the division at that height, however they may change heights from show to show. Competitors may cross-enter into other divisions for which they are eligible. 

BRONZE JUMPER – Consists of 3 classes, two Table A 0.75m classes with a jump off, and a Table A 0.85m class with a jump off. 

BRONZE JUMPER EQUITATION – Jump height 0.85m. This class will follow the Bronze Jumper classes where offered. Not open to professional riders. A year end award will be presented. May call back the top 5 for a flat phase, time permitting. 

HACK DIVISION – Open to horses only. No ponies may compete. This class will only be offered at some single day Bronze shows. A Silver Hack division is offered at Trillium shows. EC Silver licences are required but passports are not required. THJA memberships are only required if you wish to accumulate Trillium points. Prize money is awarded in this division. 

SPECIAL JUMPER CLASSES – Any of these jumper classes can be entered individually. There are some classes that are not part of a division. .70 m Clear Round, .70 m Match the Time. These classes are planned to run on Sunday mornings before the Bronze jumper division. There is also an unrated .80 m Clear Round and .90 m Clear Round, to run on Saturday mornings before the 1.0 m Trillium Junior/Amateur Jumper. Other jumper classes may be offered. Check individual prize lists. 

BRONZE SHOWS MAY ADD OTHER SPECIALTY CLASSES AT THEIR DISCRETION.