Dear SAHJA Members,
We realize that the recent show cancellations and postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been frustrating and stressful. Many of you likely had your riding goals planned out for the year, assuming that you would be able to compete over the past couple of months.
With the SAHJA Medal Finals on the horizon, the SAHJA Board has voted to make a change to the qualifying parameters for all three SAHJA Medals. For the 2020 Medal Finals only, riders will need three (3) points to be qualified to compete in the Medal Finals. Our hope is that in doing this, we have relieved some pressure off those individuals who already had points and were trying to qualify for the Finals in June. In addition, by lowering the qualifying criteria by two points, we hope to allow for more riders to qualify who currently do not have any points.
Though the show calendar is ever-changing at the minute, it currently looks like the Brookside Splash will be the remaining opportunity to qualify. The show will feature two separate opportunities to qualify for all three medals. All qualifiers will be pinned in sections separating qualified riders from non-qualified riders in an effort to help everyone try to acquire the points that they need.
With so many things constantly changing in the world and our local community, we want our members to rest assured that we are striving for a Medal Finals event that will remind us all what we’ve been missing over the past few months. If you have any questions about the changes we have made, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We hope to see everyone in June at the SAHJA Medal Finals.
The SAHJA Board