Year end awards rules – Eventing

Schooling-Show-Announcements-1RULES GOVERNING IDCTA EVENTING AWARDS
(Revised 2014)

Section 1 In order to qualify for any award, the rider of each horse must be a Regular, Young/Junior Rider, and/or Life member of the Association. The rider must be a member before the start date of competition(s) for which scores are submitted in order to have these scores count toward awards. This is the responsibility of the rider; the only exception is if a $50 late fee in addition to the regular membership fee is paid. See membership application for renewal rules.

Section 2 Awards will be determined for all levels from results of United States Eventing Association (USEA)Three Day Events, Two Day Events, Horse Trials and Mini Events held in the United States. Riders are eligible for awards for USEA recognized events OR Mini-events, but not both. Please state your intent when submitting scores.

Section 3 Points submitted for awards will be calculated and recorded per the following rules:

Rider or owner must properly and fully complete the IDCTA awards form. The form is available on the Awards section of the website (www.idcta.org).

The USEA result summary from the USEA website (including final point scores) must be submitted. If scores will not be on the website before the deadline, the signature of the show secretary or organizer must be submitted instead. For unrecognized events, the signature of the show secretary or organizer with the final placing and score are required.

Award forms must be postmarked by October 31 if mailed, or received via email or fax by the awards committee by October 31.

Section 4 The show year begins on November 1 (or that weekend) of one year and ends on October 31 (or that weekend) of the following year.

Section 5 It is the rider or owner’s responsibility to report his or her own scores.

Section 6 In the event that no qualified recipients for an awards category are presented to the awards committee, that awards category for that year will be deleted.

Section 7 USEA recognized Combined Test points will be awarded at half the value listed for a Horse Trial. (This includes horse trials that have to cancel one phase, as well as the Wayne Eventing Derby.) Unrecognized Combined tests will be awarded at half the value for a mini-event, and the points will count towards the mini-event division. For unrecognized combined test points to count, the rider must submit at least one qualified score from a mini-event.

Section 8 A rider who has ridden above the Preliminary level in the 5 years prior to the current show season is not eligible to receive year end award recognition in the Novice, Beginner Novice or Mini Event categories. A rider that has ridden above the Training level in the 5 years prior to the current show season is not eligible to receive award recognition at the Beginner Novice level or the Mini event level. Riders are not eligible for both mini event awards and recognized level awards in the same year. Please state your intent on the awards form.

Section 9 All riders who wish to be eligible for year end awards must volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per calendar year at IDCTA related activities or other sanctioned shows/events. The hours will be recorded by the rider and must be signed by appropriate volunteer coordinator or show organizer. It is the rider’s responsibility to forward the score report sheet to the awards committee. Hours must be completed and sent to the awards chairperson, postmarked by October 31 of the award year.

Ken-Borden-2Eventing Awards

The Association shall present awards in each of the following categories:

USEA Advanced Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Intermediate Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Preliminary Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Training Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Novice Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Beginner Novice Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

USEA Starter Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

Mini Event Level – Champion, Reserve Champion, Third Place, Fourth Place, Fifth Place, and Sixth Place.

Each of the above categories will be divided into Open, Adult Amateur, and Young Rider. A rider can qualify for Open or Adult Amateur, but not both. To qualify as an Adult Amateur, you must be registered with the USEA or USEF as an Amateur. At the Mini Event level, there will only be Adult Amateur and Young Rider divisions.

Beginner Novice Green Horse Award

This award is for horses with USEA Beginner Novice scores that do not qualify for the Adult Amateur or Young Rider divisions because the rider has competed at or above the Training level in the past 5 years. The horse may qualify for other awards at the recognized level with a different rider. The points earned at this level will not count towards Horse of the Year points or Rider of the Year points. The horse may not have competed above USEA Novice level at any time.

Novice Green Horse Award

This award is for horses with USEA Novice scores that do not qualify for the Amateur or Young Rider divisions because the rider has competed at or above the Preliminary level in the past 5 years. The horse may qualify for other awards at the recognized level with a different rider. The points earned at this level will not count towards Horse of the Year points or Rider of the Year points. The horse may not have competed above USEA Training level at any time.

High Point Horse Of The Year – Champion and Reserve Champion. Presented to the horses with the highest point totals for the year. Points from the Green Horse awards and Mini Event level do not count towards this award.

Young Rider Of The Year – Champion and Reserve Champion. Presented to the Young Riders with the highest point totals for the year. (Definition of a Young Rider per IDCTA by-laws). Points from the Green Horse awards and Mini Event level do not count towards this award.

Adult Amateur Rider Of The Year – Champion and Reserve Champion. Presented to the Adult Amateur rider (ages 22 to 39 years) with the highest point totals for the year. Amateur determined as per USEF rules. Points from the Green Horse awards do not count towards this award.

Master Amateur Rider Of The Year – Champion and Reserve Champion. Presented to the Master Adult Amateur rider (40 years and older) with the highest point totals for the year. Amateur determined as per USEF rules. Points from the Green Horse awards do not count towards this award.

Low Score Champion – Presented to the Horse and Rider combinations with the lowest final submitted score at each USEA recognized level. There must be at least two riders receiving awards in a division for this award to be given. Scores from the Green Horse awards do not count towards this award.

Definitions of Awards

Champion of a Level – Awarded to the horse/rider combination accumulating the most points at that level.

Reserve Champion of a Level – Awarded to the horse/rider combination accumulating the second highest points at that level.
Third Through Sixth Placing of a Level – Awarded to the horse/rider combinations accumulating the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth highest number of points at that level.

Horse Of The Year Award – Awarded to the horses having the highest and second highest total cumulative points from USEA recognized competitions from Starter through Advanced levels in accordance with the point system and rules. Riders and owners must be IDCTA members at the time of the competitions for the results to count toward year end awards (or subject to a $50 late fee plus regular membership fee). Points are accumulated from the start date of membership. Points from the Green Horse awards do not count towards this award.

Points Chart

CCI, CIC, Classic Format 3-Day Events (including phases A-D), and American Eventing Championships
1st 25 Points
2nd 23 Points
3rd 21 Points
4th 19 Points
5th 17 Points
6th 15 Points
7th 13 Points
8th 11Points

Completion 4 Points

Completion applies such that the horse/rider combination is given a placing at the end of competition that is lower than 8th place, and has a final numerical score. Completion points are already factored into the 1st through 8th points.

USEA Horse Trials

Advanced, Intermediate, and Preliminary levels
1st 12 Points
2nd 10 Points
3rd 9 Points
4th 8 Points
5th 7 Points
6th 6 Points
7th 5 Points
8th 4 Points

Completion 2 Points

Completion applies such that the horse/rider combination is given a placing at the end of competition that is lower than 8th place, and has a final numerical score. Completion points are already factored into the 1st through 8th points.

USEA Horse Trials and unrecognized Mini Events

Training, Novice, Beginner Novice, and Starter levels
1st 10 Points
2nd 8 Points
3rd 7 Points
4th 6 Points
5th 5 Points
6th 4 Points
7th 3 Points
8th 2 Points

Completion 1 Points

Completions of a Horse Trial apply such that the horse/rider combination is given a placing at the end of competition that is lower than 8th place. Completion points are already factored into the 1st through 8th points.

Excellence in Eventing Award

This award is offered to horse/rider combinations with 3 final scores 50 penalties or less from USEA recognized events at 2 different levels (Beginner Novice through Advanced) for a total of 6 submitted scores per combination. No more than 2 of the scores per level can be from the same venue. For 2014 awards, scores can be submitted beginning with the year 2008. Please submit a rider summary from the USEA website including the relevant scores. Rider and owner must be a member during the current awards year, but not required to have been a member in prior years.

Eventing Journey Award

This award is offered to horse/rider combinations with 2 final scores 50 penalties or less from USEA recognized events at 3 different levels (Beginner Novice through Advanced) for a total of 6 submitted scores per combination. No more than 3 of the scores can be from the same venue. For 2014 awards, scores can be submitted beginning with the year 2008. Please submit a rider summary from the USEA website including the relevant scores. Rider and owner must be a member during the current awards year, but not required to have been a member in prior years.

Eventing Score Form 2017

IDCTA Eventing Journey Award 2017

Volunteer Hours Reporting Form 2017