Where the Foxfield Jumping Derbies test how high a horse can jump a difficult course, the Foxfield Medal Finals test its riders' effectiveness and elegance over a course that is similar in difficulty, but not in size. Like the Foxfield Jumping Derbies, the Foxfield Medal Finals asks riders to complete a course of fences that combine traditional arena obstacles with cross-country obstacles that present riders with different types of challenges. But where speed is the tie-breaker in Foxfield's Jumping Derbies, skill decides the winners in the Medal Finals; finalists must complete a second round of tests, both over fences and on the flat.
The Foxfield Medal Final offers two divisions -- one for riders 18-35 years old and another for riders 36 & over. Winners are determined in each division, but the Grand Championship is awarded after a work-off between the ten highest-scoring riders from both divisions.