Fourth 2 * Fourth 3 – $300 Precision Fit Saddlery FEI PSG Challenge $450 * FEI TOC (ex.
PSG, YH, Para-eq, MFS)* USDF MFS TOC FEI MFS TOC Open/BLM Open/GAIG Open/BLM/GAIG Open/BLM/GAIG Open/BLM/GAIG Open/BLM/GAIG *VADA Stakes Class No USEF/USDF memberships or Horse ID required for Intro or Opportunity Classes.
Opportunity classes also exempt from $16 USEF fee. Definitions/Eligibility BLM – Qualifying class for 2012 BLMs.
Riders must be members of a participating organization at the time of the show to be eligible.
GAIG – Qualifying class for the 2012 GAIG/USDF Championships (declare qualifying ride on entry form) – Entry fee plus additional $10 fee required, MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS.
Rider and owner must be USDF participating members and USEF members; horse must be USDF Lifetime registered and USEF recorded.
Owners may be USDF Business Members.
Except for FEI Junior or Young Rider Freestyle entries, competitors in freestyle qualifying classes must submit a photocopy of a test verifying eligibility to enter class.
Open – Open to all Horses and Riders.
Show management may split into AA’s and Junior/Young Rider sections based on class size AA – Open to Adult Amateurs only; competitors must compete as adults from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 22 & they must hold a current USEF Amateur card.
JR – Open to Junior riders only; ages 18 and under in the current year.
YR – Open to Young riders only; ages 16 through 21 in the current year.
JR/ YR – Open to Juniors and Young riders only; Individuals are eligible as JR until the end of the calendar year in which they reach 18 or YR until the end of the calendar year in which they reach 21 (specify on entry form).
TOC – Test of Choice (specify test level on entry form).
May ride any test that does not have a specific class.
May be qualifier if proper test ridden and fees paid.
MFS – USDF or FEI Musical Freestyle only; no Pas de Deux or Quadrille. PRIZE LIST DIRECTIVES General: EVERY CLASS OFFERED HEREIN WHICH IS COVERED BY THE RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CURRENT USEF RULE BOOK AND WILL BE CONDUCTED AND JUDGED IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH. • • Management reserves the right to split, combine, delete, or add classes dependent on entries.
Management also reserves the right to add or substitute judges or make any changes required by circumstances.
DOGS MUST BE ON LEASHES AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON SHOW GROUNDS OR IN STABLE AREAS. Headgear Rule for Dressage: • Anyone mounted on a horse must wear protective headgear except those riders AGE 18 AND OVER while on horses that are competing ONLY in FEI levels and tests at the Prix St.
Georges level and • above (including FEI Young Rider Tests, the USEF Developing Prix St.
Georges Test and the USEF Brentina Cup Test).
On set-up day, ANYONE mounted on a horse must wear protective headgear, NO EXCEPTIONS. — ADDITIONAL USEF AND USDF REQUIREMENTS: • • • • For current Great American/USDF Championship requirements, go to www.usdf.org/competitions/competitions-championships/regionals/index.asp For current BLM Championship requirements, go to www.cblm.org For current Dover Medal Program information, go to www.usdf.org/awards/performance/adultmedalprogram.asp Each barn has one sharps container per 50 horses available.competition Management may fine any individual including trainers, owners, exhibitors, or their agents up to $100 for improper disposal of needles or other sharp disposable instruments.
In accordance with GR1301.7: Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles • • • on the competition grounds of licensed competitions.
Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license.
Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense.
Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6.
Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
USEF MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides.
A nonmember may participate as a handler, rider, driver, owner, lessee, agent, coach or trainer at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions, Dressage Competitions, Reining Competitions and Combined Driving Competitions upon payment of a $30 nonmember registration fee.
Participants in the following classes are exempted from the Requirements of this rule: 1) leadline; 2) exhibitions; 3) games and races; 4) classes for 4-H members; 5) walk trot and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program); 6) USDF introductory level tests, pas de deux and quadrille classes; 7) NRHA Endorsed Reining Competitions; 8) Opportunity classes. 9) citizens of other nations who have proof, in English, of current membership in good standing of their own National Federation, 10) USEA beginner novice division; and 11) assistant handlers in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes.
ATTENTION COMPETITORS: Each competitor is responsible for supplying management with correct association numbers (USDF, United States Equestrian Federation) for horse, owner, rider, and trainer, before the day(s) of the competition.
The scores of competitors who fail to supply correct numbers may not be counted toward national awards. USEF Competition Name: SVDA, Inc.
Spring Fling Competition Division(s) and Rating(s): Dressage Competition Level 1, Not Rated (N) USEF#: 322645 USDF Membership Benefits: USDF is dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.
For details on member benefits, including educational programs, awards, and other opportunities, refer to the USDF Competitor & Member Guide or the USDF website at www.usdf.org. Membership Requirements for USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Competitions: Owners and riders, including foreign riders and owners who are not residents of the US, wishing to participate in a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition as a rider or owner/lessee, must have either a USDF Group Membership, Participating Membership (PM), or have a USDF Non-Member (NM) identification number and pay the USDF NM fee. (Note: USDF business members can own horses but cannot compete as riders with their USDF BM.) Individuals cannot compete at a USEFlicensed/USDF-recognized competition with a USDF Education Membership.
Horses competing at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions must have either a USDF Horse Identification (HID) number or a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR).
Proper credentials or verification certificates must be presented to the competition secretary.
Riders and owners wishing to participate in a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition, and not able to present the competition secretary with verification of a USDF membership or NM identification, and USDF LHR or USDF HID, must complete a USDF Competition Affidavit Form and pay the $5 affidavit filing fee.
A copy of a completed affidavit form from another competition may also be used for verification purposes for up to 60 days. (Exception: Affidavits cannot be used at Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships.) Exceptions: • Horses competing only in Individual Breed Classes (IBCs) at DSHB competitions, sires and dams of horses in DSHB group classes, where those sires or dams are not actually competing in the same competition, horses competing only in breed restricted dressage or DSHB classes at Regular Competitions (eg all Arabian, all Friesian, or all Morgan classes), or in USDF Introductory Level tests, Pas de Deux, Quadrille, FEI ParaEquestrian classes, are exempt from this requirement.
Also exempt are horses ridden in leadline, exhibitions, games and races, classes for 4-H members, walk-trot, academy and opportunity classes. • Riders and owners/lessees competing only in classes which are exempt from the USDF HID requirements are also exempt from the USDF NM identification number and NM fee requirements.
Also exempt are handlers of horses competing in DSHB In-Hand or Group classes.
Memberships Defined Participating Membership (PM): A membership issued to an individual directly by USDF.
The membership year is December 1 through November 30.
PMs are available for 1-year ($75), 5-years ($300), or life ($1,500).
A USDF Youth Participating Membership (YPM) is available for individuals who have not reached their 21st birthday by December 1 of the current membership year ($60).
A PM allows the member to compete at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions and to participate as a rider and/or owner/lessee for all Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards, Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series Finals and the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship program.
Group Membership (GM): A membership issued to an individual by USDF when the member name and dues are submitted to USDF through an affiliate Group Member Organization (GMO).
The GM year begins December 1 and ends November 30.
A GM allows the member to compete at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions and participate in the USDF Rider Awards program.
Business Membership (BM): A membership that runs December 1 through November 30 and is issued to a business or organization directly by USDF.
The USDF BM ($200) offers a wider variety of advertising benefits.
BMs satisfy requirements of horse ownership only.
Education Membership (EM): A membership issued to an individual directly by USDF.
This online education only membership expires 12 months after the date joined.
This membership type does NOT allow an individual to compete at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition.
Non-Member (NM) Identification Number: For each USDF NM owner/lessee and USDF NM rider there will be a USDF NM fee of $25 and a USDF NM form per competition that must be collected by the show secretary and submitted to USDF along with the USDF Report of Fees document and the $5 affidavit fee if the person cannot provide a copy of their USDF NM card.
Owners/lessees or riders exempt from the NM number requirements are also exempt from paying the USDF NM fee.
If there are multiple owners of a horse and all are NMs, only one of the owners must pay the NM fee.
If the horse has at least one owner who is a current USDF member there is no NM fee assessed.competition management will be invoiced for all applicable USDF NM fees not received with the USDF post competition paperwork, along with a report listing all USDF NMs.competition management is then required to submit the NM fees within 30 days to the USDF.
An individual with a USDF NM identification number is not eligible for any USDF membership benefits.
Once a USDF NM number has been assigned, a USDF NM card can be obtained from the USDF website.
Horse Identification (HID) Number: A one-time tracking number for horses ($25).
Scores earned by a horse with an HID number will be recorded, but will NOT be counted towards Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards.
A horse with an HID number is not eligible to compete in Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional qualifying or championship classes or Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series Finals.
An HID number can be upgraded to a Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) for a fee of $70.
If a horse has a USDF LHR it does not need an HID number.
An HID number is a one-time fee that does not need to be renewed.
Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR): A horse with an LHR ($95) is eligible for Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards, and eligible to compete at Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series Finals and Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional qualifying and championship classes, assuming requirements for the owner and rider are met.
If a horse has an LHR it does not need an HID number.
An LHR does not need to be renewed.
How to Join USDF Applications for USDF Participating Membership (PM), Business Membership (BM), Horse Identification (HID) number, and Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) may be found in the following locations: • On the USDF website: www.usdf.org.
You can submit the application online or download the form and fax or mail it to the USDF office. • In the show office at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions classified by USEF as Dressage Competitions, and Regular Competitions which are open to all breeds. • By calling or writing the USDF office at (859) 971-2277, 4051 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 The effective date of membership is the date the form and correct fees are received in the USDF office or, if applying at a competition, the date accepted by the competition secretary, provided the application is signed and dated by the competition secretary, member, and/or horse owner on that same day. This competition is recognized by USDF for 2012 09/10 2012 Great American Insurance Group/ USDF Regional Dressage Championships A single Regional Dressage Championship program organized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), will be held in each of the nine USDF regions.
In addition, Alaska and Hawaii may each hold state championships if an official request from a Group Member Organization (GMO) is received by April 1 of the prior year.
The Regional Championship Program Rules can be found on the USDF website at www.usdf.org.
Please refer to the 2012 USDF Member Guide for the comprehensive list of rules and requirements for this program.
Membership/Registration Requirements for Qualifying and Championships Rider: • Must be a USDF Participating* Member (PM) at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. • Must be a USEF member (Junior Active, Senior Active, or Life) at the time the qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships.
Horse: • Must be USDF Lifetime Registered (LTR) at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. • Must be USEF (Annual or Lifetime) recorded at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. • USDF horse registration and USEF horse/recording must be in the name(s) of the current owner(s) or lessee(s) of record. • A horse is not required to have breed registry papers.
Owner: • Must be a USDF member (PM* or Business Member (BM)) at the time the qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. • Must be a USEF member (Junior Active, Senior Active, or Life) at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. * PMs are USDF members who join USDF directly.
USDF Group Members (GM) are ineligible. Final 9/11 Minimum Qualifying Scores One set of nationally-standardized qualifying scores has been established for all USEF/USDF Regional Championships, for levels through Grand Prix, in three divisions: open, adult amateur and junior/young rider.
FEI Junior and FEI Young Rider classes have only one respective division.
Freestyles have only open divisions.
The minimum percentages are as follows: OPEN Training Level (Test 3) 68% First Level (Test 3) 66% Second Level (Test 3) 64% Third Level (Test 3) 62% Fourth Level (Test 3) 62% FEI Junior (Team Test) — FEI Young Rider (Team Test) — Prix St.
Georges 60% Intermediate I 60% Intermediate II 60% Grand Prix 60% FREESTYLE First Level Second Level Third Level Fourth Level Intermediate I Grand Prix OPEN 63% 63% 63% 63% 63% 63% AA 63% 62% 61% 60% 60% — — 60% 60% 60% 60% AA — — — — — — JR/YR 63% 62% 61% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% JR/YR — — — — — — Final 9/11
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