Region 2 YE Awards

Region 2 Local Circuits Year End Awards Program Guidelines 2013

1. PURPOSE REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL

  1. To help provide funds for Region 2 sponsored GMO Educational programs.
  2. To provide a standard set of classes throughout the region that will count toward Region 2 Local Circuits Year End Awards.
  3. To encourage local competitions managers to put together a series of schooling dressage competitions that will provide competitors with a standard quality of classes and judges.
  4. To allow local competitor’s scores to compete on a regional level without leaving their home circuit.
  5. To encourage the competitor to improve their skills, gain show experience and confidence to move up to USDF/USAErated shows.
  6. To provide a venue to educate and train a base of show volunteers: scribes, gatekeepers, scorers, bit checkers; etc for localand the USDF/USEF recognized shows.
  7. To encourage local competition managers to provide a series of dressage competitions that will coordinate dates, judges,and have a standard set of classes which may be used toward Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards.
  8. To encourage riders to join a local GMO (Group Member Organization of the USDF).

2. HORSE/RIDER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Competitor must be a current or new member of a local GMO to compete for Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards.

  1. Competitor is responsible for following the rules and completing the requirements of the local shows.
  2. If competing in Musical Freestyle, competitor must send to Points Person a copy of a score of 60% or above of the highesttest in the level they wish to compete.
  3. Competitor may compete in two adjacent levels on the same horse.
  4. Competitor may show more than one horse. EACH horse/rider combination MUST complete the registration form andsend to the Region 2 Points Person.
  5. A horse may be shown by up to two competitors. EACH horse/rider combination MUST complete the registration formand send to the Region 2 Points Person.
  6. Competitor must send a COMPLETED REGION 2 LOCAL CIRCUIT REGISTRATION FORM 2013 for eachhorse/rider combination to the Region 2 CIRCUIT POINTS PERSON with a check for $25.00 for each LEVEL or TWOLEVELS for $45.00, before they are eligible to receive points.
  7. Rider MUST fill out a REGION 2 YEAR END HIGH POINT AWARDS SHOW FORM for each competition.
  8. Rider must include a readable front copy of each test to be used for year-end awards.
  9. To qualify for YEAR END AWARDS a minimum of FOUR test scores per level are needed.
  10. Horse/rider combinations that have shown at USDF/USEF recognized competitions Second Level & above are NOTeligible to compete in Intro. and Training level for Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards.

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3. CLASS ELIGIBILITY

  1. STANDARD SET OF CLASSES:
    1. USDF Intro A , B, & C
    2. TRAINING LEVEL Tests 1-3
    3. FIRST LEVEL Tests 1-3
    4. SECOND LEVEL and above ( State Tests)
    5. DRESSAGE HORSE IN HAND (3 YRS AND UNDER)
    6. DRESSAGE HORSE IN HAND (4 YRS AND OVER)
    7. MUSICAL FREESTYLES (State Level)
  2. Musical Rides include Freestyles, Pas de Deux, Quadrilles. (Musical rides may be divided, if warrant).
  3. Any Restrictive classes are NOT eligible for Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards.
  4. Competition managers may provide Junior (18 & under), Senior (19 & over), Open, and Adult/Am.Divisions if the entries warrant. Points will follow the competitor in Open or combined classes.
  5. Dressage Horse in Hand is OPEN to all horses to be shown individually on the Triangle in theappropriate headstall (Weanlings and Yearlings are shown in a halter. Two year olds and up are shown in a bridle). *The competition managers reserve the right to accept/decline an entry that may present an unsafe situation for competitors and horses.
  6. USDF/USEF recognized classes are NOT eligible for this awards program.
  7. The competitions are required to have a minimum of an L graduate Judge.
  8. A summary of Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards Guidelines and a copy of the Registrationform may be reprinted.
  9. A complete Region 2 Local Circuit Year End Awards Regulations will be e-mailed upon request.

4. YEAR END AWARDS

  1. Awards will be given to the top 10 riders in each LEVEL for Junior (18 or less), Senior (19-49), Open, Adult-Amateur and Vintage(A/A 0r Open) (50 years and older). Divisions based on their AVERAGED PERCENTAGE SCORE if entrants warrant. Divisions may be combined if entries warrant.
  2. Awards will be given to the top 10 dressage horses in hand in each of the two levels (3 yrs & under and 4 yrs & over) based on their AVERAGED PERCENTAGE SCORE if entrants warrant.
  3. A minimum of FOUR scores per LEVEL are needed to qualify for Year End Awards.
  4. Award results will be published on the Region 2 Website and may be printed in local GMO newsletters.
  5. Awards will be mailed to the recipient.
  6. Show year will be from November 1 to October 31.

7. CONTACT: For further information, please feel free to contact: E-mail Cathyjacob@Juno.com Catherine B. Jacob, 7230 Cincinnati-Brookville Road, Okeana, Ohio 45053 (513) 738- 2746

For additional information on the 2013 Region 2 Local Circuits Year End Awards, please visit www.usdfregion2.org.

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