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SPECIAL FREE TACK STALL for each TEAM that has all team members entered into the show and Team Form completed on or before CLOSING DATE
There are no qualifying scores needed to enter. A team can be 3 or 4 riders. You may enter as part of a team or as an individual, and be put on a mixed team. A team may represent a dressage club, farm, barn, instructor, Pony Club, 4-H club, any youth riding club, or be a group of individuals. Any individual or partial team needing team members is encouraged to send in their entry and a mixed team will be formed. To enter, send in the official 2016 Entry Form for the rider and a Team Competition Entry Blank with the names of the team members.
Each competitor will ride two tests in their division. All Tests will be ridden on Saturday. Riders competing in FEI divisions will only ride one test.
Note: Age restrictions are: Child Rider: 13 years & younger; Junior Rider: 16 years & younger; Junior/Young Rider (Jr/Yr): 14-21 years; FEI Young Rider: 16-21 years.
1. Scoring: All scores from each team member will be counted. No scores will be dropped. Eliminated ride will be counted as 25%. Total percentage from each team member will be added together and divided by the number of team members to compute team placing. Bonus points from Team Games will be added to final score! Three and four member teams may be in the same division. Tests (and ribbons for individual classes) may be picked up at the Show Office once the class is completed.
2. Awards: USDF Team medals on neck ribbons will be awarded for first through sixth place in each division. Placing will be determined by the average of the team's total score. USDF rosettes will be awarded to the Individual High Score Champion and Reserve in each division. Trophies for all members of first place team in each division. Other awards will be presented throughout the weekend. NOTE: Riders will be expected to participate in the mounted awards ceremonies dressed in safe riding attire.
3 Awards Ceremonies: The time and order of awards ceremonies will listed in the show program and will be posted in the show office. Awards ceremonies will be held in the Ring 1 except in the case of inclement weather. Teams will line up in reverse order (6th thru 1st) along the outside of the large arena and enter as directed through the side door. Medals and ribbons will be distributed at this time. One team at a time will enter the arena and complete the victory lap. That team will exit through the small warm up arena and the next team will enter. All others should wait outside, well off the main road, until their division is called. At all times during the awards ceremonies, safety is of utmost importance. If a horse is unruly or upset, the rider may either lead it into the arena, taking care to stay clear of other horses and leaving before the victory lap, or attend un-mounted but in show attire. Young children and novice riders should have an adult available to hold/lead their horse or pony.
Youth Team Activities:
During the competition we are offering several education activities geared towards the Youth Team Members. You are welcome to participate in as many of these activates as you would like. Note: Additional activities might be added as time permits.
A. Cover Art Contest Cover Art Contest (Deadline August 1, 2017) A drawing or photo by anyone under 18 will be chosen for the cover of the Show Program. The artist does not have to be entered in the show. Other artwork submitted but not chosen for the cover will also be included inside the Program. All artwork will be added to the NCDCTA website (www.NCDCTA.org). Drawings may be mailed or sent electronically. All drawings should be no larger than 8" x 11", must be vertical (like the front of a book) and in black/white. Color photos may be submitted but will be printed in black/white. Photos must be vertical and sent electronically at 300 dpi at 100% of the size; if it is a smaller photo, the resolution needs to be higher. Do not include words or numbers in drawings, but do sign them at the bottom. Include your name, hometown and age written on the back of the drawings or in the email. Snail mail to: Martie Healy, 2201 Astor St. #13, Orange Park, FL 32073 must be RECEIVED by deadline.
B. Veterinary Lecture/Demonstration. This educational activity will be scheduled for late Friday afternoon in order to aid the young competitor in preparation for their competition day.
C. Youth GAMES: Add bonus points to your Team Score! Dressage Trivia and more check show website for all details.
Open to ALL (kids of all ages!) as individuals or put together a team!
YTC Teams will compete in Dressage Trivia as a TEAM to earn BONUS POINTS which will be added to their YTC scores.
Trivia Questions will cover dressage topics as well as general horse and equitation topics.
Trivia Questions will be available in the Show Office starting Friday at 3pm.
ALL Trivia Answers must be turned in to the Show Office by 3pm on Saturday.
Research IS allowed!
Special PRIZES for the Dressage Trivia. Prizes will be awarded Saturday afternoon.
D. Decorate Your Stalls In an effort to foster teamwork we would like to see the team members working together to decorate their stalls. Stalls will be judged and awards will be given out on Saturday afternoon.
E. Parade of Teams: Parade of all teams prior to award ceremony. Teams will be judged on Best Team Spirit Attire. Decorating of horse and rider encouraged!