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.

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

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

Novice Hunter Seat Equitation: Novice 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.

Pre-Novice Hunter Seat Equitation: Pre-Novice 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.

Introductory Hunter Seat Equitation: Introductory 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); American Paint Horse Association(APHA); National Reigned Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) and/or National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) only in classes in which National point records are kept, and excluding AQHA, APHA, NSBA Novice/Level 1 classes and below AND NRHA Green Reiner classes.

Class 15 - Open Western (includes Open Reining): Open Riders for class 15 are those who have finished in Top Five in ANY non-gaited breed National/World Championship in western horsemanship; or placed in the top 5 of an AQHA/APHA/NRHA/NSBA World/Congress Championship, Derby or NRHA affiliate finals in a scored Western pattern class excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship or novice/LI/green classes. Open riders are those who have competed on an NCEA (National Collegiate Equestrian Association) team.

Class 14 – Level II Western Horsemanship: Level II riders are those who have won more than 5 blue Western Horsemanship ribbons in classes of five or more riders in recognized competition; or competed at a high school equestrian National Finals in the highest level of Horsemanship or Reining on a random draw; Level II riders have finished in the Year end Top three in state affiliate of AQHA/APHA/NRHA/NRCHA/NSBA association or any non-gaited breed association in a scored Western pattern class excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship or novice/LI/green classes; or finished as a finalist (top 15) in a AQHA/APHA/NRHA/NRCHA and NSBA World/Congress championship excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship or novice/LI/green classes.

Class 13 – Level I Western Horsemanship: Level I riders for class 13 have competed in mounted classes in recognized competitions; have placed in the top 5 in State, Inter-State, or National 4H, or any high school equestrian association during Junior or Senior years, in Western Horsemanship or Reining. Level I riders may not have not earned more than 25 points from any breed association in western classes, excluding roping, games, halter, showmanship, novice/level 1 classes or non-loping classes.

Class 12B – Rookie B Western Horsemanship: Rookie B riders for class 12B are those who have competed in non-recognized competitions which required them to lope or canter excluding games or speed events.

Class 12A-  Rookie A Western Horsemanship: Rookie A riders are those who have had more than 24 weeks of instruction. Excluding games or speed events, Rookie A riders 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