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Southeast Medal Finals Welcomes Horse Shows in the Park as Sanctioned Shows

Pony Medal winners strike a pose at the 2015 Southeast Medal Finals.

Horse Shows in the Park and Hunt Country Horse Shows are the newest sanctioned shows of the Southeast Medal Finals. The Melbourne-based organization hosts hunter and jumper shows throughout central and north Florida, enabling participants a direct route to qualifying for the Southeast Medal Finals.

The new sanctioned shows raises the total to more than 100 member events!

The following horse shows and organizations are all sanctions of the 2016 SEMF:

  • Central Florida Hunter Jumper Association, Tampa, Florida
  • Run for the Ribbons Horse Shows, Morriston, Florida
  • West Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association Harvest Time, Germantown, TN
  • Fox Lea Farm, Venice, Florida
  • Silver Sands Bridle Club Hunter Jumper Schooling Show, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
  • The Ridge at Wellington, Florida
  • Horses in the Park/Heritage Horse Show, Plantation, Florida
  • Palm Beach County Mounted Posse Horse Show, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Cheryl & Company, Alpharetta, GA
  • RMI Tri-State Cleveland, TN
  • Spring Time in Dixie/Spring Time Encore, Germantown, TN
  • Jacksonville Spring Classics, Jacksonville, FL
  • Brownland Farm Franklin, TN
  • Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Upperville, VA
  • Pensacola Summer Classics, Pensacola, FL
  • BMR Benefit Horse Show, Alpharetta, GA
  • Atlanta in the Fall, Fairburn, GA
  • Chatt Hills Winter Fest, Fairburn, GA

Didn’t qualify for a finals yet? Don’t county yourself out. There are a few ways you still can qualify.  Riders may still qualify through Sept. 11th for the SEMF. Or qualify at the show in a wild card class.

Entries close Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

All riders who qualify for the finals after the closing date WILL NOT be shut out and will not be charged late fee to enter the finals!

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

What’s New, What’s Different at the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals

The 2016 Southeast Medal Finals (SEMF) is shaping up to be another spectacular event with great new additions to the class list and entertaining formats and classes, creating a one-of-a kind finals enjoyed by riders, trainers, and families alike.

Now in its fifth year, the Southeast Medal Finals offers up-and-coming riders the opportunity to compete in a true Finals experience through qualifying shows and competition inside a major coliseum at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. This year we are able to take advantage of the beautiful colosseum and offer more opportunities for horses and riders to get indoor experience.

We are so excited to announce that our 2016 charity partner is going to be Kids Cancer Foundation, a 501©(3) non-profit charity that provides hope and support to children and their families that are battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders.

We encourage all to take the time to learn about this small but amazing organization.

Many of the fun events that will take place this year will directly benefit Kids Cancer Foundation. www.kidscancersf.org.

New Footing and Drainage

The first and most important item is the footing and drainage in the outdoor show and schooling rings. Jacksonville Equestrian Center has improved the drainage and grading in all the outdoor and schooling rings for 2016.

New Classes:

Additions to the schedule of classes and Finals include:

  • The Children’s Hunter, Pony Hunter, and Medal Finals
  • The Challenge of the States Team Equitation Competition for Juniors AND Adults
  • The Hunter Finals Under Saddle Challenge
  • The Tally Ho Farms Pony and Developing Jumper Rider Classic
  • Age Group Equitation divisions at multiple heights offering Championship and Reserve Champion for each section

What’s Different:

  • All Hunter Finals will include an under saddle phase.
  • All Jumper Finals return to the highly requested “modified” World Cup Format with three rounds of jumping, including an initial speed class.

What’s the same:

  • You must be a member of the Southeast Riders League to compete in any of the finals. You can join at any time before the show and your qualifications from earlier in the year will be retroactive.
  • Live Streaming of all the finals in the coliseum
  • Great prizes and awards

FAQs:

Q: Do I have to be qualified to show at the Southeast Medal Finals?
A: No, we offer many classes that require no qualification.   SEMF offers classes from cross rails to 4ft jumpers.

Q: Can I qualify for a finals at the 2016 SEMF?
A: Yes.  We offer many wild card classes that can qualify you for your respective finals for 2016!

Q: Can I bring additional horses that aren’t going to do a finals?
A.  Yes!  We encourage everyone to bring any horses and riders who want to get indoor experience, show mileage, qualify for 2017 equitation finals, or horses and ponies that are for sale.

Visit www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com for more information and submit your email to receive updates.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

Southeast Medal Finals Southeast Medal Finals Shines Light on Kids Cancer Foundation

2-year-old Kinleigh, a Kids Cancer Foundation patient.

Imagine a day filled with hospitals instead of horses, fear instead of frolicking, and exhaustion instead of exhilaration. For children battling cancer and their families, those images are reality. The Kids Cancer Foundation is the charity of the Southeast Medal Finals, and several special events will be held for the charity that helps children battling cancer and their families.

“My goal is to create awareness of this great organization while raising funds so they can continue to do what they do,” said Southeast Medal Finals founder James Lala. “What I find amazing is how Kids Cancer Foundation supports these families in so many ways from emotional support to tutoring and medical help. The most impressive thing to me is how they help families navigate through the medical care industry that the children need.”

Kids Cancer Foundation provides numerous programs, including a pediatric oncology patient care navigator, arts and health programs, tutoring and homework club for patients and siblings, family socials, and more. Created in 2001 by a group of doctors, nurses, parents and community leaders, its mission is to provide hope and support to children and families battling cancer.

Under the leadership of founder and Executive Director Michelle O’Boyle, Kids Cancer Foundation has provided more than $400,000 in financial assistance to families, given away more than $200,000 worth of gifts and toys, and most importantly, celebrated more than 50 “end of treatment” parties. Learn more about KCF at www.kidscancersf.org.

“We’re very excited about the event, and many of us are planning to attend,” O’Boyle said.  “We look forward to meeting everyone involved.”

At the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals, proceeds from a silent auction will benefit KCF. Generous supporters already have donated equestrian boots and clothing, accessories, fine art, and jewelry. Auction items are still being accepted. If you have something to donate, please call 561-906-6668.

In addition to the silent auction, competitors and their families won’t want to miss out on the fun classes, including a dog costume contest, parent lead-line, horseless puissance and others. Entry fees from all the fun classes benefit Kids Cancer Foundation.

During the 2016 SEMF, one lucky ticketholder will win a custom jump created by Frankie and Alex Alameda of Wood Craft Solutions. The jump features the Kids Cancer Foundation heart logo, and the word “love” in purple stylized letters. For a suggested donation of $25 to Kids Cancer Foundation, you can earn a chance to win the jump, or 5 chances for $100. Tickets will be available online soon. Meantime, call James Lala at 561-906-6668 to get one today.

To get all the latest information on the Southeast Medal Finals, visit www.SoutheasMedalFinals.com and join our mailing list.

Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association 2016 Shows Named as SEMF Sanctioned Events

Amber Hopper and Alias Z in the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association July 2015 show.

The Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association will launch its 2016 season with all shows as sanctioned events for the Southeast Medal Finals, enabling participants for the first time to qualify for the finals competition that takes place September 16-18.

Created in 1968, the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding quality horsemanship, sportsmanship and fair competition. It holds eight two-day shows with classes in hunters and equitation at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. The first show takes place April 29-30.

“We created the Southeast Medal Finals as a horse show accessible to all riders,” said SEMF creator James Lala of Wellington. “Some of these riders might never have participated in a horse show beyond the local level, so we’re pleased to offer members of the Palm Beach Horseman’s Association a chance to participate in a real finals event.”

Each month, the Palm Beach Horseman’s Association 2-day show attract between 80 and 100 participants in classes from lead-line up through open hunters, said Association President Tanja Koschnick.

“Our schooling shows are the stepping stone to that next level of going to the rated shows,” Koschnick said. “This affiliation would give participants a prestigious finals to work toward without having to travel too far.”

For more information about the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association and its show schedule, visit www.pbcha.org or call Koschnick at 561-308-2510.

The Southeast Medal Finals offers a special end-of-season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone. The SEMF offers finals competitions in hunters, jumpers, and equitation Sanctioned events offer riders a more direct path to the finals. Riders also may qualify through wins at non-sanctioned events. Full details on qualifying can be found at www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com.

The 2016 Southeast Medal Finals benefits Kids Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides resources and emotional support for kids with cancer and for their families. The finals will include live and silent auctions to benefit Kids Cancer Foundation. Sponsorships as well as in-kind donation opportunities are available. For more information, please visit www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com.

Southeast Medal Finals Fact Sheet

WHAT:

Southeast Medal Finals is a finals show scheduled for September 16-18, 2016, offering a special end of season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival is a National rated show scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, that maximizes use of a Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and for those desiring to get a jump on the upcoming season.

WHERE: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

2016 SEMF to Benefit Kids’ Cancer Foundation

2-year-old Kinleigh in Lead Line Class.

James Lala, creator and founder of the Southeast Medal Finals, is proud to announce that the Kids’ Cancer Foundation will be the charitable beneficiary of the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals.

Lala is an advocate of the charity that works as a support system for children battling cancer and their families. The 2016 Southeast Medal Finals will include silent and live auctions to benefit Kids’ Cancer Foundation.

“Kids’ Cancer Foundation is a wonderful organization that provides resources and emotional support for kids with cancer and for their families. I’m very proud that the Southeast Medal Finals will be supporting the organization and families this year,” Lala said. “It’s amazing what they do for those kids and their families.”

Children with cancer or blood disorders typically undergo 2½ to 3½ years of treatment, and five years of follow-up. Chemotherapy treatments, doctor visits and trips to the hospital consume the majority of their time and significantly impact the entire family.

Kids’ Cancer Foundation provides numerous programs, including a pediatric oncology patient care navigator, arts and health programs, tutoring and homework club for patients and siblings, family socials, and more. Under the leadership of founder and Executive Director Michelle O’Boyle, Kids’ Cancer Foundation has contributed upwards of $400,000 in financial assistance to families, given away more than $200,000 in gifts and toys, and most importantly, celebrated more than 50 “end of treatment” parties.

Equestrian donors have made it possible in the past for children under Kids’ Cancer Foundation care to attend horseback riding camps. And the kids have participated in “fun shows” as part of James Lala’s horse shows.

“He has a big heart,” O’Boyle said of Lala. “Something resonated in him seeing these kids. And the kids’ riding programs have been one of the best opportunities for them,” she added.

In addition to the Southeast Medal Finals naming Kids’ Cancer Foundation as its charitable partner, James Lala’s Wellington Quarantine has a long-term program of support for Kids’ Cancer Foundation. Lala is making a $25 donation for each horse whose owner chooses Wellington Quarantine and is inviting the clients to match it. Lala recently delivered the first donation check to Kids’ Cancer Foundation.

Auction items for the Southeast Medal Finals silent and live auctions are now being accepted. Please call 561-906-6668 if you are interested in supporting through an auction contribution or other donation. For more information about the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals, visit www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com.

ABOUT KIDS’ CANCER FOUNDATION

The Kids’ Cancer Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)( 3 ) charity, whose mission is to provide hope and support to children and families in our community battling childhood cancer and/or a blood disorder. The Kids’ Cancer Foundation strives to meet all the unique physical, educational, emotional, financial and spiritual needs of the many local children and families they care for. For more information about the Kids’ Cancer Foundation, visit their website at: www.kidscancersf.org or contact Michelle O’Boyle at: (561) 371-1298.

Southeast Medal Finals Fact Sheet

WHAT:

Southeast Medal Finals is a finals show scheduled for September 16-18, 2016, offering a special end of season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival is a National rated show scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, that maximizes use of a Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and for those desiring to get a jump on the upcoming season.

WHERE: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

WTHJA Shows Named as 2016 SEMF Sanctioned Events

Photo by Randi Muster.

The West Tennessee Horse Show Association will continue its affiliation with the Southeast Medal Finals for the 2016 season, with all its shows serving as sanctioned events for the 2016 Medal Finals.

Based in Germantown, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis, the West Tennessee Horse Show Association has promoted excellence in horsemanship, riding, training and competition in the hunter and jumper industry since 1980. Its National (A) and Regional (C) rated USEF/USHJA horse shows attract participants from across the South, Central and Midwestern United States. Horse Show Manager Barney Mallace will be joining the staff of the 2016 Southeast Medal Finals, slated for September 16-18, 2016.

“We’re delighted to have the West Tennessee Horse Show Association with us again this year, and especially pleased that Horse Show Manager Barney Mallace will be working with us,” said James Lala, SEMF founder. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and professionalism and will be a great asset to the Medal Finals.”

Mallace said he believes having the West Tennessee shows as sanctioned events will promote their growth as well as that of the Southeast Medal Finals.

“We’re always looking for new ways to boost entries here, and we believe the affiliation with the Medal Finals will boost entries for both,” Mallace said. “We’re committed to it this year and into the future.”

The West Tennessee Horse Show Association hosts six shows, all of which are held at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds. In addition, the Germantown Charity Horse Show hosted by the Germantown Charity Association, one of the largest multi-breed shows in the country, will be a sanctioned event for the SEMF, Mallace said.

For more information about the West Tennessee Horse Show Association and its show schedule, please visit www.wthja.com. For the latest information on the Southeast Medal Finals, visit www.SoutheastMedalFinals.com.

Southeast Medal Finals Fact Sheet

WHAT:

Southeast Medal Finals is a finals show scheduled for September 16-18, 2016, offering a special end of season culmination and finals show that is attainable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival is a National rated show scheduled for September 23-25, 2016, that maximizes use of a Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and for those desiring to get a jump on the upcoming season.

WHERE: Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

Silver Sands Bridle Club Adds SEMF Sanctioning for 2016

Silver Sands Bridle Club Inc. was formed in 1948 and was originally known as the Volusia County Quarter Running Horse Association.

SSBC is a membership organization with emphasis on showing horses. The predominant interest lies in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Hunter Jumper and Barrel Racing Shows, which are held monthly.

SSBC has added SEMF sanctioning and will be offering SEMF Medal & Hunter Classes at its shows in 2016. James Lala, SEMF Creator, said, “I could not be more excited to add Silver Sands Bridle Club to the list of member events. SSBC is a grassroots organization and that is the heart of what SEMF is all about. I am thrilled for the new relationship between SSBC and SEMF to blossom and grow.”

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT:
Southeast Medal Finals, modeled after the New England Medal Finals, offers a special end of season culmination and finals show that is both attainable and affordable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival maximizes use of the Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and a wonderful way to end the season for those staying home.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

SEMF Announces 2016 Dates

It is with great excitement that the SEMF Management Team announces its 2016 dates. The Southeast Medal Finals will be held September 15-18, 2016. We are also pleased to announce that the SEMF management has added The Southeast Fall Festival, a National rated horse show immediately following the SEMF, on September 21-25, 2016.

SEMF is planning to return to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for the 5th year in a row. Expect some major changes to the format, schedule and the facility! Week 1 will be Southeast Medal Finals, where top riders and mounts will compete for top honors in their respective Medal, Hunter and Jumper Section. Week 2 will be Southeast Fall Festival, a USEF National and Level 3 Jumper Show. SE Fall Festival will maximize use of the Coliseum for a fantastic indoor prep. Plenty of Professional, Junior and Amateur divisions will be offered. Things exhibitors should look forward to in 2016 at both shows are shorter days, better footing, team competitions and additional prize money. “The decision to return to Jacksonville was a difficult one that was not taken lightly,” said James Lala, the show’s founder. “I researched tons of facilities in the southeast, visited and spoke to facility management and truly weighed all of the options, but the simple fact remains that the indoor at Jacksonville is unlike any other at any facility in the southeast and most closely resembles that at Indoors.” So be on the lookout for plenty of opportunities to show indoors, under the lights, and be sure to add 2016 SEMF & Southeast Fall Festival to your show schedule!

SEMF would like to extend its deepest gratitude to National Horse Show, for allowing it to be the host of the prestigious Maclay Regional Finals for the past 4 years. SEMF would likewise like to extend its deepest gratitude to Bob Bell and Stadium Jumping, for providing excellent management services during that time. It is truly bittersweet to no longer host the Maclay Regional Finals; however, SEMF is excited for the future and new opportunities for growth in the coming years. By moving the SEMF forward a week, it offers Maclay Regional Riders an ideal prep while freeing up the coliseum to offer riders an experience like no other. In addition, the Southeast Fall Festival offers horses and riders a chance to compete in a coliseum before heading to the indoor finals. Exhibitors can unpack, set up and stay at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for 2 weeks of competition.

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT:
Southeast Medal Finals, modeled after the New England Medal Finals, offers a special end of season culmination and finals show that is both attainable and affordable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival maximizes use of the Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and a wonderful way to end the season for those staying home.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

The Benefits of Being a SEMF Show in 2016

Southeast Medal Finals, in its 4th year of existence, “has gained popularity and its growth has surpassed my wildest of expectations,” said show creator and manager James Lala. “This past year, we had an incredible 92 competitors in the Phelps Medial Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals, which left me beyond words excited.” One thing is for sure: the staggering growth and participation is a true testament to the need for an event like this. Exhibitors can qualify at any show in the US or Canada and need not be USEF or CEF sanctioned. The criteria for qualification are significantly easier at SEMF Member Events (Sanctioned Shows).

From a managerial standpoint, there are only benefits to being a SEMF Member Event:

  • There is no sanctioning fee to apply to become a member event
  • Riders and trainers are given an obtainable & prestigious finals
  • Our finals are geared towards EVERYONE
  • Helps expand the local & grass roots industry
  • Classes fit easily into a busy schedule
  • All SEMF classes can be combined with other similar classes, or run separately
  • No fee is required to run SEMF classes
  • Increase in your show’s entries
  • Advertising by SEMF including links and logos on the SEMF Website
  • Application is simple and can be done fully online at the SEMF Website

Riders, Trainers & Parents, be sure to ask your favorite show organization, manager or series to become a SEMF Member Event!

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT:
Southeast Medal Finals, modeled after the New England Medal Finals, offers a special end of season culmination and finals show that is both attainable and affordable for everyone.

Southeast Fall Festival maximizes use of the Coliseum for a fantastic prep for those headed to indoors and a wonderful way to end the season for those staying home.

Equitation Finals:

  • Junior 3′ Medal Finals
  • The Riding Habit Adult Medal Finals
  • The GGT Footing 2’6″ Children’s Medal Finals
  • The Ovation 2’6″ Adult Medal Finals
  • Pony Medal Finals
  • Children’s Pony Medal Finals

Hunter Finals:

  • The Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Adult Hunter Finals
  • 2’6″ Children’s Hunter Finals
  • Junior Hunter Finals
  • Amateur Owner Hunter Finals
  • Pony Hunter Finals
  • Children’s Pony Hunter Finals

Jumper Finals:

  • The Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Low Children’s Jumper Finals
  • High Children’s Jumper Finals
  • Low Adult Jumper Finals
  • High Adult Jumper Finals
  • Low Junior Jumper Finals
  • Low Amateur Owner Jumper Finals

http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Manager:
James Lala
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

General Information, Membership & Sanctioning:
Alexis Newman (904) 993-2053
semedalfinals@gmail.com

Region 3 Maclay/NHSAA Maclay Champion: Ashton Alexander

Ashton Alexander takes home the blue with a seamless and bold performance aboard Fernway Park. Alexander, of Ocala, FL, is trained by Bibby Hill and Don Stewart of Don Stewart Stables, also in Ocala, FL. Alexander successfully navigated the course, designed by Phil DeVita, and was called back last to test. She managed to hold onto the lead spot to secure her victory, for the second year in a row. Congratulations Ashton – everyone at Southeast Medal Finals wishes you a successful Indoor Circuit!

Contact Information:

Managers:
James Lala, Philip DeVita & Stadium Jumping
(561) 906-6668
jdlala@aol.com

Secretary:
Susie Morrissey (941) 527-6602
susiemorr@aol.com

Sponsorship and Advertising:
Paula Taylor (561) 629-2977
ptaylor.quarantine@aol.com

Live feed by Bryan Morgan brought to you by Holly Hill Horse Transport.

Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:

WHAT:
The Southeast Medal Finals is an A-rated indoor and outdoor hunter, jumper, and equitation finals horse show modeled after the New England Medal Finals. It attracts top riders and offers both a fantastic prep for those headed to Indoors or a special culmination for those ending their show season.

WHEN: September 17-20, 2015

WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with over 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. It is centrally located for USHJA Zone 4 and Region 3 competitors. The complex includes a network of adjacent trails, available to explore and enjoy for a casual hack during horse show down times. Area attractions include a 18 hole public golf course across the street, so Dad and Brother will have something fun to do to pass the time and a swimming center within walking distance.
Physical Address: 13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221

Equitation Finals:

  • Maclay Regionals
  • The Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior 3′ Medal
  • Riding Habit Southeast Adult Medal
  • GGT Footing Southeast 2’6″ Children’s Medal
  • Ovation Southeast 2’6″ Adult Medal
  • Southeast Pony Medal

Hunter Finals:

  • Tenney’s Custom Saddlery Southeast Children’s Hunter
  • Southeast Adult Hunter
  • AG Equestrian Southeast 2’6″ Children’s Hunter
  • Southeast 2’6” Adult Hunter
  • C. M. Hadfield’s Southeast Junior Hunter
  • Southeast Amateur Owner Hunter
  • Southeast Pony Hunter

Jumper Finals:

  • Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks $500 Southeast Low Children’s Jumper
  • North Run $500 Southeast High Children’s Jumper
  • Long Creek Farms $500 Southeast Low Adult Jumper
  • Wellington Quarantine $500 Southeast High Children’s Jumper
  • $1,500 Southeast Low Junior Jumper
  • $1,500 Southeast Low Amateur Owner Jumper

Jumper Classics:

  • Geddaway Farm $5,000 High Junior Jumper
  • Reid & Associates Equine Clinic $5,000 High Amateur Owner Jumper

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