The 2022 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final kicks off this morning, with the first competitor stepping foot in the ring at 7 a.m. It is estimated that the final round will start at 4 p.m.
Mark Jungherr and Karen Healey are judging the class of 231 competitors. Thomas Hern Jr. designed the course. Oliver Kennedy and Sissy Wickes will be commentating live on USEF Network all day, and last year’s winner Grace Debney will join them for Round 2. The Chronicle will be blogging ringside all day. You can follow along here. There’s a lot of information to parse through, so scroll down for the course map, course description, order of go and more.
Here is the course for Round 1.
Jump 1 is the white Pennsylvania National vertical off the right lead. Jumps 1-2-3 are on an S line across the ring. The turn back to Fence 4, a gray Swedish oxer, is tight. It’s six or seven strides bending back to a natural split one-stride where the top rails are angled. There’s a left turn back to the oxer-to-oxer one-stride, 6A and 6B, bending in about four strides to Fence 7, a brush-covered skinny, and back to the Dover Saddlery gate in about five strides. It’s a tight right-hand turn back to Fences 9 and 10 in three strides, bending line in about six or seven strides to the skinny brush-pile by the in-gate. Riders will finish up with a long ride to the single triple-bar on the diagonal off the left lead.
There is a dotted line about halfway across the ring that riders may not cross before they start the course.
- The order of go is posted here.
- USEF Network will be live-streaming. USEF Network is free for USEF members.
- Results, schedule and order of go for the entire show is here on Show Management System.
- Don’t forget to follow the Chronicle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chronofhorse
- We will have a full analysis of the competition in the Nov. 7th issue.
See full results here. Want more Pennsylvania National? The Chronicle will be on the scene through grand prix night bringing you photos and stories. Plus see more analysis from the Pennsylvania National in the Nov. 7 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.