Equestrian Division Placement Information

EQUESTRIAN DIVISION PLACEMENT INFORMATION

Hunter Seat

NOTE: Recognized competitions for Hunter Seat riders include any competition that is sanctioned by BOTH United States Equestrian Federation(USEF) and United States Hunter Jumper Association(USHJA); or by both USEF and the United States Eventing Association(USEA); or by both USEF and the United States Dressage Federation(USDF).

Open Hunter Seat Equitation over Fences: Open riders over fences are those who have won more than 6 classes over fences 3’6” or higher in recognized competitions or placed in the Top Ten in the Maclay Finals or USEF Talent Search Finals.

Open Hunter Seat Equitation on the Flat: Open riders on the flat are those who have won more than 10 equitation classes on the flat in recognized competitions.

Intermediate Hunter Seat Equitation over Fences: Intermediate riders over fences are those who have won no more than 6 classes over fences at 3’6” or higher in recognized competitions. 

Intermediate Hunter Seat Equitation on the Flat: Intermediate riders on the flat are those who have won 6-10 equitation classes on the flat in recognized competitions.

Novice Hunter Seat Equitation over Fences: Novice riders over fences are those who have won no more than 6 classes over fences 3’ or higher in recognized competitions.

Novice Hunter Seat Equitation on the Flat: Novice riders on the flat are those who have won no more than 5 equitation classes on the flat in recognized competitions.  

Walk-Trot-Canter Hunter Seat Equitation: Walk-Trot-Canter riders are those who have not competed in any over fences higher than 3’ in any competition, nor have these riders competed in recognized USEF and/or USEA competitions.

Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter Hunter Seat Equitation: Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter riders are those who have had more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition that required them to jump more than eighteen inches.

Walk-Trot Hunter Seat Equitation: Walk-Trot riders are those who have had no more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition which required them to canter or lope.


Western

NOTE: Recognized competitions for Western riders include any competition that is sanctioned by the American Quarter Horse Association(AQHA); National Reining Horse Association(NRHA); and/or American Paint Horse Association(APHA) only in classes in which National point records are kept, and excluding AQHA and APHA Novice classes and NRHA Green Reiner classes

Class 15 - Open Western (includes Open Reining): Open Riders are those who have finished in Top Five in ANY non-gaited breed National/World Championship, or finished in the top 10 of the AQHA/APHA/NRHA World/Congress Championship in a western class excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship or novice classes.

Class 14 - Advanced Western Horsemanship: Advanced riders are those who have won more than 5 blue Western Horsemanship ribbons in recognized competitions in classes of five or more riders, or have earned 26 or more points from any breed association, or have competed in an AQHA/APHA/NRHA World Championship or finished in the Year end Top three in state or affiliate AQHA/APHA/NRHA association, in a western division in western classes excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship or novice classes. 

Class 13 - Novice Western Horsemanship: Novice riders are those who have competed in mounted classes in recognized competitions to include any western class and who have not earned more than 25 points from any breed association in western classes, excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship, non-loping classes, or “novice” division classes.

Class 12B - Intermediate II Western Horsemanship: Intermediate II riders for class 12B are those who have competed in non-recognized competitions which required them to lope or canter.

Class 12A-  Intermediate I Western Horsemanship: Intermediate I riders are those who have had more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition that required them to lope or canter

Class 11 -- Beginner Western Horsemanship: Beginner riders are those who have had no more than 24 weeks of instruction and who have not competed in a mounted competition which required them to canter or lope

 

You will also need to send a riding video to:
   Margaret Knight Ellington (mellington@berry.edu)
   or via mail - PO Box 490054  Mount Berry, GA, 30149