SOUTHERN DISTRICTS DRESSAGE CLUB & ALBANY PONY CLUB proudly present A CELEBRATION OF HORSES AND MUSIC 25th & 26th May 2013 Albany Equestrian Centre – Roberts Road – Albany Associate and Official Classes Championships for music and non-music tests Preparatory to Advanced Individual Freestyles, Pas de Deux and Quadrille to music Entries close Friday 10th May 2013 Entries mail to: SDDC, P.O.
Box 632, Albany WA 6331, Deliver to: Europa – Albany, or Albany Stockfeeds Conditions of Entry 1.
All riders must be full members of Southern Districts Dressage Club, EA or PCAWA.
Riders who have opted only to take up public liability insurance through PCAWA, but are not full members of PCAWA, are not eligible to ride. 2.
Eligibility for Official – Riders must be a financial member of EA.
A rider may ride a pony in official competition from the start of the year they turn 10 years of age.
A rider may ride a horse in official competition from the start of the year they turn 12 years of age, there is no maximum age for riding horses or ponies in official competition.
Young Rider is a specific age category (refer to the EA general regulations which state start of the year riders turn 16 till the end of the year they turn 21 years of age).
Horses and Ponies must be registered and have a current Dressage Performance Card or Pony Dressage Performance Card.
Ponies must hold a current valid EA height certificate showing they do not exceed 149cm with shoes or 148cm without shoes.
A bridle number must be displayed on both sides of the horse/pony at all times whilst being ridden or lunged.
A maximum of 3 tests per day and only two consecutive levels over the course of the event may be ridden per horse/pony. 3.
Eligibility for Associate – Riders must be a financial member of EA, SDDC or PCAWA.
Day insurance is no longer available.
Horses and Ponies need not be EA registered to compete in Associate classes.
For Associate competitions the horse must NOT be in possession of a current EA Dressage Performance Card.
Horses in possession of a current EA Dressage Performance Card may only compete H/C.
A maximum of three tests per day can be ridden. 4.
Closing date for entries – all entries must be received by 5pm Friday 10 May 2013.
Entries can be made via post to SDDC PO Box 632, ALBANY WA 6331, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with EFT receipt attached, delivered to Albany Stockfeeds or Europa Saddlery – Albany. 5.
Entry Fees a. $25 per test, individual freestyle, $20 for Pas de Deux and Quadrille freestyle for SDDC & PCAWA members b. $30 per test, $25 for individual freestyle, $20 for Pas de Deux and Quadrille freestyle for non-SDDC members 6.
Direct Deposit Details: Southern Districts Dressage Club BSB: 036 168 Account: 158842, please include your full name as reference with payment.
An email should be sent to the Event Organiser at email@example.com advising the payment reference number, your full name, amount paid, date paid or a copy of the receipt together with your entry form.
Deposits must be made by the closing date. th 7.
Individual Freestyles a.
Preparatory test – This test will be ridden according to the rules set out in the version developed in 2009 for the Margaret River Dressage Spectacular.
This version can be accessed from the SDDC website.
Preliminary test – the test being used at this year’s competition is the Dressage WA Preliminary Freestyle (2012).
Available on SDDC website.
Novice, Elementary, Medium & Advanced tests – These will be ridden according to the rules set out in the EA or FEI freestyles. 8.
Pas de Deux – This test will be ridden according to the rules set out in the PCAWA Pas de Deux (2012) test.
A copy of the test to be ridden can be accessed from the SDDC website.
A combination of horse and pony must enter the Horse Pas de Deux class. 9.
Quadrille freestyle – Teams of four horses, ponies, or a combination of both, ride a freestyle test to music using dressage elements from an appropriate compulsory level.
Creativity and artistic presentation, as well as technical precision are scored.
The test is performed in a standard dressage arena (20m X 60m).
Whistles may be blown.
Horses must enter the arena in single file.
Once inside the arena, the team may use a configuration of its choice to come to a halt facing the judge.
Tests may be a maximum of six minutes duration.
The test will be timed and judged from the move-off of the lead horse or pair, after the initial halt and salute.
Timing and judging will cease at the final salute.
In case of a tie, the higher score for artistic impression will break the tie.
The test used is the United States Dressage Federation 2011 Quadrille freestyle at FIRST LEVEL (copy available on the SDDC website).
Any type of music may be selected.
Vocals are permitted.
Music of one genre, style or theme is recommended.
Entrance music is optional. 10.
Helper Duties – Riders are able to self-help.
If riding more than one horse then additional helper duties will be allocated.
It is the rider’s responsibility to check the list of helper duties that are sent with the draw and to ensure that the helper duty is completed.
Helper duties that are not completed will result in the rider being ineligible for prizes.
Please indicate which duties your helper can perform on the entry form.
Please report to the Helper Desk 10 minutes prior to your scheduled helper duty time. 11.
Draw – The draw will be available on the SDDC website www.sddc.org.au.organisers will attempt to contact competitors if a change is made after the draw has been posted that affects them but final responsibility is on the competitor to check the draw on the day of the competition.
Whilst every attempt will be made to adhere to start times in the draw it is the rider’s responsibility to be aware via the Marshall/Gear Checker if an arena is running ahead of schedule.
If this does occur you may be asked to ride up to 15 minutes earlier than the draw time. 12.
The event will be held in accordance with the current EA Dressage Rules. 13.
Please ensure you are familiar with the Equestrian WA Code of Conduct.
Please refer to the EA website for more information www.wa.equestrian.org.au. 14.
Protests and Appeals – These must be in writing and accompanied by a fee of $50.
Attention is drawn to the SDDC website under ‘SDDC Protest Protocol’ (http://www.sddc.org.au/site/competitions.html). 15.
Registration and Performance Cards – These must be available on the day of competition.
Pony Dressage competitors may also be required to produce their height certificate. 16.
Catering/Canteen – Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Albany Pony Club will run the canteen over the weekend including Sunday breakfast. 17.
Stables and Camping – There are yards available on the grounds and a shower and toilet; however, there are no powered camping sites. 18.
Refunds and Scratchings – Entry fees will not be refunded after the closing date of entries unless a medical or veterinary certificate is produced within 5 days of the completion of the event, and in such cases, there will be a full refund.
Riders may be changed before the start of the class, however a rider of a horse may not be changed if another rider has ridden the horse on the day either in warm-up or in the competition.
If a rider is changed, the Organising Committee must be notified in writing no later than 40 minutes prior to the start of the competition.
Horses cannot be changed and the draw position cannot be changed without the permission of the Organising Committee. 19.
Disclaimer of Liability – Neither the Organising Committee nor EA accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, grooms, spectators or any other person or property whatsoever.
All EA members sign a disclaimer form when joining. 20.
Presentations – will take place at the completion of the event.competitors are asked to attend presentations in full competition attire and Pas de Deux Pairs competitors to be mounted.competitors are asked to acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors in either writing or in person. 21.
Dogs – must be on a leash at all times.
If complaints are made regarding an unruly dog the Organising Committee may require the dog to be removed from the event. 22.
Championship Awards – There will be championship awards for non-music tests as well as music tests.
There will be no separate championships for ponies, and preparatory scores will not count towards championship awards.
Championships will be awarded based on the rider’s best two scores in any given level for preliminary through to advanced levels. Official non-music championships: Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium & Advanced.
Associate non-music championships: 16 years & under, 17-39 years, 40 years & over.
To be eligible for non-music championship awards, riders must also successfully complete (without elimination) one individual freestyle test.
Freestyle placings will not count towards championships (with the exception of FEI levels).
This freestyle test must be ridden at the higher level to be eligible to nominate for championships at two levels.
For example if you are competing at Preliminary and Novice levels, a freestyle ridden at Preliminary level will make you eligible for the Preliminary Championship but not Novice, if the freestyle is ridden at Novice level you are eligible to nominate for both Preliminary or Novice.
Only one Championship per competitor will be awarded; if the competitor has the highest scores for both levels the higher level will be awarded. Music championship awards will be awarded according to age categories (16 yrs & under, 17-39 yrs, 40 yrs & over), and both Official and Associate riders are eligible to nominate for these awards.
These will be determined by combining the two highest scores achieved by a rider in any two music tests including one only individual Freestyle, Pas de Deux and Quadrille. Jennifer el Hassani Perpetual Trophy.
This award was introduced in memory of Jennifer el Hassani as an encouragement award for those riders who have left school and are embarking on their professional careers, while still competing on their horses.
It is open to riders 18-25 years; either riding Official or Associate classes, as a Hi Point Young Riders award, and is based on placings in their best two tests ridden at Novice level and above. 23.
Freestyle Music CDs – It is recommended that you ensure your CD is compatible with the sound system (preferably CD/R) and you bring at least one back up on the day.
Please ensure that CD/RW is not used and an appropriate audio file format is used.
MP3 format is not compatible.
All CD’s should be clearly labelled with rider, horse name and class details.
CD’s must be collected at the event and will not be posted. 24.
Officials, ground staff and volunteers – These people are essential to the running of the event.
Please treat them with respect.
Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated.
Verbal or physical bullying behaviour will be reported to the Organising Committee and disciplinary action will be taken where appropriate. 25.
Event schedule: Saturday NONNON- MUSIC TESTS Official Preliminary 1B Novice 2B Elementary 3B Medium 4B Advanced 5B Associate Prep B Preliminary 1B Novice 2B Elementary 3B Medium 4B Advanced 5B Official Official Preliminary 1C Novice 2C Elementary 3C Medium 4C Advanced 5C Associate Prep C Preliminary 1C Novice 2C Elementary 3C Medium 4C Advanced 5C MUSIC TESTS – Saturday & Sunday Official and Associate Prep Individual Freestyle Preliminary Individual Freestyle Novice Individual Freestyle Elementary Individual Freestyle Medium Individual Freestyle Advanced Individual Freestyle Official and Associate Associate Pas de Deux • Ponies Horses & combination Horse/Pony Quadrille to music Sunday • RIDER’s NAME: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Helper Duties Please indicate which duties you would like to assist with.
Please mark at least three in order of preference. Arena Up Runner Organising Judges Tea/Coffee Airport transfer for Judges Arena Dragging Helper Desk Gear Checker General Duties day prior Arena Down Penciller Organising Judges lunch Poo pick up Marshall Music assistant Vehicle for judge Administration duties ** Where a preference is not indicated, a task will be allocated where required. COMMENTARY FOR FREESTYLE (PLEASE RETURN WITH YOUR ENTRY):
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