Year end awards rules – Eventing

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RULES GOVERNING IDCTA EVENTING AWARDS

(Revised January 2018)

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 and Horse Trials held in the United States.

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.
  • 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.)

Section 8: A rider/horse combination 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 or Beginner Novice categories. A rider/horse combination 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.

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.

Eventing 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.

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.

Additional Awards

  • High Point Horse Of The Year – Champion and Reserve Champion. Presented to the horses with the highest point totals for the year. Points from Schooling Show 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 Schooling Show 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 level 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.
  • 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.

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 horse having the highest total cumulative points from USEA recognized competitions from Beginner Novice 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 For Awards will be accumulated in the same manner as they are for USEA Year end

Eventing Journey Award

This award is offered to horse/rider combinations with 2 final scores of 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 2018 awards, scores can be submitted beginning with the year 2012. 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.

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