Medal Testing

Apply for a Medal Test in 3 Easy Steps

(1) Apply Here

(2) Submit Payment via the prompt below

(3) Upload your Videos Here

Novice Pin

The Novice Pin is available in Walk, Trot and Canter to the left and the right.

The Fee for a Novice Pin is $15.00

Trot Medal

The Trot Medal is available to both the left and the right.

The Fee for a Trot Medal in either directions is $25.00

Copper Medal

The New Copper medal is available to both the left and the right.

The Fee for a Copper Medal in either direction is $25.00

Fees and Guidelines

FEES: $25.00 - TROT AND COPPER $15.00 - NOVICE PIN

1. You can apply for more than one test - but will need to submit fee's and a video for each test requested.

2. The place and date test will take place is required on the application.

3. Judge MUST be arranged prior to applying.

4. Fee's are due with the application, NO refunds will be given. Go to Paypal Instructions above.

5. Postponement of the medal test due to weather conditions is allowed.

6. Application are accepted at anytime.

7. There is a $10.00 flat shipping Fee for the medals.

8. See American Vaulting Association rules and guidelines for medal tests.

9. The same email address can be used to submit more than one candidate (i.e. a Club email) One submission her vaulter.

Submission Guidelines


General Guidelines

  1. All uploaded videos must not have been previously reviewed by AVA judges, or used in a past medal test. Any video suspected of having been filmed during another competition will not be accepted. Only one vaulter per video.

  2. You can video as many times as you want but you can only submit one video per medal test for judging. Videos of medal test must be unedited from start to finish. The video must be one continuous recording of photo-centric images.

  3. Video must be clean. Overlays of text, graphics or other non-photo based images, are not allowed.

  4. The medal test must be videoed at a distance per the Guidelines below.

  5. Coaching and assistance during the medal test is not allowed, unless a boost is allowed in the rules and guidelines.

  6. Music for medal Testing is an option and suggested.

  7. Virtual Medal Test Technical Requirements:

    • Video: 1080P Resolution (minimum), 30-60 fps (minimum 30fps, max 60)

    • Stabilizing: If you are using a mobile device, please use a stabilizer or tripod for clear video. Hand-held video will not be accepted.

    • Audio: The audio should be clearly heard in the video, and a judge should be able to hear small details in the music.

    • File type: This should be either .mov or .mp4. Videos should be submitted using your account.

  8. Video submissions: Use the vaulter’s name as it appears on your AVA Membership card. MEDAL TEST AND VAULTER NAME.

  9. Have someone run the music for you – the vaulter should raise their hand to start the music just like a live Medal Test. Make sure music is loud enough for the judge to hear.

  10. Violation of any of these rules may result in the refusal to accept the video, which will then need to be resubmitted with an additional fee of $10.00.


Horse Filming Guidelines

  1. After entering the arena, execute the bow and a trot circle per AVA rules.

  2. After the vaulter is finished with the medal test and has dismounted, the video should capture the bow and run out.

  3. All AVA rules on attire must be followed. Vaulter numbers must be visible and displayed per AVA rules.

  4. If the judge determines that the horse appears uneven, the judge has the discretionary right to excuse the vaulter and not continue scoring the medal test. Judge will make notes on the score sheet indicating their observations. The Judge’s decision is final. The horse’s welfare and health must be the first priority.

  5. The camera should be set up as if it were on the judges stand, so approximately 40' from the center of the circle and raised to the level of a Judge's eye level in a Judges booth.