Area Championships

NOTE:  The TR CH has changed from Waredaca to Marlborough HT

2009 Area II Championships Policy

The following events will serve as hosts for the 2009 USEA Area II Championships:

Level

Date

Event

Location

Beginner novice

8/22-23/09

Difficult Run PC HT

VA

Novice

10/22-25/09

Waredaca HT

MD

Training

9/19-20/09

Marlborough HT

MD

Preliminary

10/30-11/1/09

Virginia HT

VA

Intermediate

9/18-20/09

Plantation Field HT

PA

Advanced

9/18-20/09

Plantation Field HT

PA

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL

1.      All competitors must be current members of the USEA.

2.      All horses at Novice through Advanced must be registered with the USEA.

3.      All qualifying competitions must be USEA registered horse trials, two-day or three-day events.

4.      Divisions must have five or more starters to count as qualifying competitions.

5.      No horse may compete in more than one championship in a calendar year.

6.      Beginner Novice divisions will not count as qualifiers for the Novice division.

7.      All qualifying competitions must be listed on entry form.

8.      Residency in Area II is not required to participate in the Area II Championships.

QUALIFICATION PERIOD

The qualification period for the Area Championships shall begin on the day after the previous year’s Championship or 365 days before the closing date, whichever is closer to the last qualifying date. The qualification period for the Area Championships shall end on the Closing date of the Current Year’s Championship.

DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

BEGINNER NOVICE

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through third (3rd) at one event within Area II.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split: 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider may never have competed above Novice level within the previous five years, rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF Rules 2009, horse may be of any grade.

·         Junior/Young Rider - Rider may never have competed above Novice level within the previous five years, rider must meet junior/young rider status as defined by USEF Rules  2009., horse may be of any grade.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse may never have competed above Novice level, horse must be 4-5 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

NOVICE

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through third (3rd) at one event within Area II.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split:
 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider may never have competed above Training level within the previous five years, rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF Articles 808-810, horse may be of any grade.

·         Junior/Young Rider - Rider may never have competed above Training level within the previous five years, rider must meet junior/young rider status as defined by USEF Rules for  2009., horse may be of any grade.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse may never have competed above Training level, horse must be 4-5 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

TRAINING

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through third (3rd) at one event within Area II.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split:
 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider may never have competed above Preliminary level within the previous five years, rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF for  2009, horse may be of any grade.

·         Junior/Young Rider - Rider may never have competed above Preliminary level within the previous five years, rider must meet junior/young rider status as defined by USEF Rules for  2009., horse may be of any grade.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse may never have competed above Preliminary level, horse may be of any grade, horse must be 4-5 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

PRELIMINARY

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through third (3rd) at one event within Area II.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split:
 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF Rules for  2009, horse must be Grade 3 or Unrated at time of qualifying.

·         Junior/Young Rider - Rider must meet junior/young rider status defined by USEF Rules ., horse must be Grade 3 or Unrated at time of qualifying.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse must be Grade 3 or Unrated at time of qualifying, horse must be 5-6 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

INTERMEDIATE

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through fifth (5th) at one event in any Area.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split:
 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF Rules for  2009 horse must be Grade 2, 3, or Unrated at time of qualifying.

·         Young Rider - Rider must meet young rider status defined by USEF Rules,  horse must be Grade 2, 3, or Unrated at time of qualifying.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse must be Grade 2, 3, or Unrated at time of qualifying, horse must be 5-6 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

ADVANCED

1.      Horse and rider must qualify together.

2.      Horse and rider must place first (1st) through fifth (5th) at one event in any Area.

3.      If entries allow, division will be further split:
 

·         Adult Amateur - Rider must meet amateur status as defined by USEF Rules for  2009.

·         Young Horse - Any rider, horse must be 6-7 years old.

·         Open - Any rider, any horse.

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