The $5,000 Bright Futures Medal Series, presented by SunLife advisor Sean Jones in conjunction with the Trillium Hunter Jumper Association, will help young riders prepare now for their post-secondary education financial planning. The series was established by Jones, a fellow equestrian, to educate young riders on the importance of finance, education and horsemanship. (Sean Jones also participated in the For The Herd Program in 2020 and developed a free financial webinar series in partnership with OE and Equine Guelph to assist equine business owners navigate finances.)

Open to all “A” equitation riders (as per Trillium Hunter Jumper regulations) across all zones in Ontario, combined equitation scores over fences and under saddle will be tracked throughout the season leading up to a final competition at the Trillium Championships. The top 20 on the leaderboard will be eligible to complete in the Final, which will consist of an over-fences phase with the top 10 riders coming back to test.

The winner will receive a $2,500 RESP contribution, cooler, medal and rosette. Placings 2nd – 6th will receive an RESP contribution ($2,500 divided over the five placings), medals and rosettes.

The series will run throughout the 2021 horse show season across each zone. Watch for for upcoming details on the THJA website; the THJA 2021 Yearbook can be downloaded here.