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GUIDEBOOK to the

2022 USPC Championships

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JULY 27 - 31, 2022

TRYON INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CENTER MILL SPRING, NC


Tryon International Equestrian Center 25 International Blvd Mill Spring, NC www.ponyclub.org

Entries Open 8 AM Eastern Time, Monday, May 2 Entries Close Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 5

Vice President of Activities Jan Whitehouse JanW@ponyclub.org 859-221-3342 Championships Organizer Erin Woodall activities@ponyclub.org 859-559-0650

OFFICIALS

Overall Chief Horse Management Clare Burkhart

Overall Ground Jury Jan Whitehouse Clare Burkhart Jennifer Sweet

GOVERNING RULES All competitions governed by the current USPC discipline rulebooks, Horse Management Handbook and annual newsletters. Please refer to the rulebooks page of the Pony Club website. Failure to abide by the competition procedures will result in the entry being refused. Organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry. Online entries, payments, and stall deposits must be received by the entry deadline. All Rallies Must Finish On or Before July 5, 2022.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Hotels................................................ 25

GENERAL INFORMATION

Onsite Dining.................................... 26

Championships................................... 5

Local Attractions............................... 26

Admission........................................... 5

Local Weather.................................... 26

Bicycles.............................................. 5

Golf Cart Rental................................ 26

Dogs and Pets..................................... 5

Ice..................................................... 26 ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Golf Carts........................................... 5

Arrival Dates.................................... 27

Other Motorized Vehicles................... 5

Arrival Email.................................... 27

ENTRY INFORMATION Entry Details...................................... 6

Arrival Procedure............................. 27

Volunteers, Chaperones, & Coaches.. 6

Departure Procedure......................... 27

Exceptions/Substitutions.................... 7

Competitor Packet Pickup................ 27

Horse Management............................ 7

Parking.............................................. 27 Trade Fair.......................................... 27

AWARDS Awards Ceremony.............................. 8

EQUINE TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

Breed Awards..................................... 8

Show Services.................................. 28

Recognition Awards........................... 8

Bedding, Hay & Feed....................... 28

FACILITY MAP............................................ 9

Equine Travel Requirements............ 28

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE........................ 10

Loading/Unloading........................... 29

DRESSAGE................................................ 12

Stabling Information........................ 29

EVENTING................................................. 13

Stall Cards........................................ 29

MOUNTED GAMES................................... 15

Stall Deposits & Stall StripPing....... 29

POLOCROSSE............................................ 16

Waste Disposal................................. 30

QUIZ............................................................ 18

Hacking............................................ 30

SHOW JUMPING........................................ 19

Barn Hours....................................... 30 EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

TETRATHLON............................................ 20 WESTERN DRESSAGE.............................. 22

Special Events.................................. 31

GYMKHANA INVITATIONAL.................. 23

Workshop Information..................... 31

WESTERN TRAIL INVITATIONAL.......... 24 LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS Camping............................................. 25 ponyclub.org

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TENTATIVE OVERALL SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY - JULY 27 12:00 pm - Move In Begins

THURSDAY - JULY 28

8:00 am - 10:00 am - Packet Pickup 12:00 pm - Competition begins (Barn access limited to competitors only) 6:00 pm - Barns Closed 6:30 pm - Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Night Checks

FRIDAY - JULY 29

6:00 am - Barns Open 3:00 - 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors (Quiz Barns excluded) 6:00 pm - Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Night Checks

SATURDAY - JULY 30

6:00 am - Barns Open 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Barns Open to Visitors (Quiz Barns excluded) 5:00 pm - Quiz Awards 6:00 pm - Barns Closed 6:00 pm - Saturday Night Lights/Upper-Level Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Night Checks

SUNDAY - JULY 31

6:00 am - Barns Open 5:00 pm - Mounted Discipline Awards

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CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competitions are available in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Quiz, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon, and Western Dressage. USPC will also be offering Western Trail and Gymkhana Invitational. The Invitationals are open to all USPC members and equine enthusiasts who wish to apply.

ADMISSION Admission is FREE for spectators at USPC Championships East, including the trade fair, Saturday Night Lights, Invitationals, and Workshops

BICYCLES Bicyclists must always give way to horses and must be parked at the end of barns during competition.

DOGS AND PETS No dogs are allowed in the barns or indoor venues. Dogs are allowed on the premises provided they are always leashed. Dogs must be on a short leash and never left unattended. No animals other than competition horses are allowed in the barn or competition areas.

The unsafe use of personal electronic transport devices, as determined by the competition officials and management in their sole discretion, that do not require a driver’s license to operate, including but not limited to segways, hover boards, and single wheeled scooters is prohibited on competition grounds. Operating such devices in areas where people gather may be deemed “unsafe use” if there is a risk of harm to others. If the operator of the device is a minor, the parent/legal guardian or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating the device in violation of this rule is accountable and may be subject to penalties. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.

OTHER MOTORIZED VEHICLES

GOLF CARTS All golf cart or other motorized vehicle drivers must have a valid driver’s license, follow all posted signage, and be parked in appropriate areas.

No small motorized vehicles (except golf carts or handicapped scooters) are allowed. No gators, mules, mopeds, scooters, or similar-type vehicles are permitted on the show grounds by non-approved show personnel.

Golf carts will have limited access in some areas, and signs will be posted. Golf carts are not allowed in the barns. Those violating these rules will be subject to a fine. USEF Motorized Vehicle Statement 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 ponyclub.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Championships are open to active USPC members who are in compliance with all USPC requirements (SafeSport and background checks) and meet the eligibility parameters of age, certification, and specified discipline requirements outlined in the USPC rulebooks and newsletters.

temporary license may operate the above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent/ legal guardian or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for penalties against those responsible for the child committing the offense. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.


ENTRY INFORMATION

ENTRY DETAILS

Entry Process Beginning May 2, members (or parents) marked eligible may register for Championships. A member can check their eligibility status by logging into the USPC website and clicking on the Registration link on their profile. Entries must be completed (including payment) by noon Eastern Time on July 5. Members will be marked eligible for Championships by their regional supervisor (RS). Only after a member has been marked eligible are they able to begin their entry. Complete entries (as applicable) require competitor mount, chaperone, and volunteer information. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $50 per competitor, and competitor-initiated discipline/division changes will be charged a $25 change fee. Following the entry of individual competitors, RSs must merge region teams and assign team chaperones, coaches, and volunteers. Entry Fees Mounted Competitors

Cancellations and Refunds Refund requests must be e-mailed by the competitor to Activities@ponyclub.org by the closing date of July 5 at noon ET, to receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. No requests for refunds will be granted after the closing date. NOTE: Canceled divisions or disciplines due to lack of entries may transfer to another eligible discipline or will receive a full refund. Stable Managers Any Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping and Western Dressage team including a competitor below the age of 18 must include an unmounted stable manager. Any Polocrosse team including a competitor below the age of 18 must include a stable manager, who may or may not bring a spare horse. For teams made up of participants all above the age of 18, an unmounted stable manager is highly recommended.

Stall Deposits and Stall Stripping All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to Modified Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $405 USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo Quiz Competitors line and mailed to Attention: Championships, USPC, Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $265 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Modified Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $245

Stable Managers

Unmounted Stable Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 Mounted Stable Managers (Polocrosse only). . . . . . $200

Coaches

Per coach, per discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15

Entry Fee Includes Stabling for mounted competitors, a ticket to the competitor party, Championships t-shirt, a Championships discipline pin for competitors, and a stable manager pin for stable managers. A Championships discipline pin for one chaperone per team and coaches (as appropriate). Entry Closing Date Noon Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Change Fees After completing their entry, competitor-initiated changes may incur a $25 change fee. Late Entries Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $50 per competitor.

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VOLUNTEERS, CHAPERONES, & COACHES Volunteers (Mandatory Requirement): Each team must have a volunteer per competitor to assist with Championships. During the entry process, competitors must submit volunteer information. We welcome additional volunteers who may sign up by contacting activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org. Chaperones Any team or competitor under the age of majority must have an official chaperone listed who is at least 21 years of age included in their entry. This person will act as the contact for that team. Competitors above the age of majority must submit emergency contact information with their entry. All chaperone forms will be completed online prior to arrival.

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EXCEPTIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS Exceptions It is recognized that local conditions vary across the country and that different rally formats may require some flexibility in the Championships eligibility requirements. Therefore, in unusual circumstances, it may be requested to allow for exceptions to competition eligibility parameters to ensure safety and a positive experience for our USPC members. Exceptions can be submitted following the criteria outline as found on the Championships Competition Resources page. There are no exceptions for age or certifications. Substitutions Eligible mount substitutions can be requested and are subject to the discipline rules and approval of the review panel. Eligible substitutions must come from the RS, using the online form, by July 20. Refer to applicable discipline rulebooks for mount substitution requirements.

Horse Management Expectations The judging of horse management will adhere to the 2022 Horse Management Handbook and Competition Rules, along with the current Horse Management Newsletter for both standard and modified divisions. Standard Divisions Competitors need to come prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of horse management skills at the championships level. Competitors will be judged to their current HM certification standard and are expected to be self-sufficient in the care of their mount. Modified Divisions Modified divisions are structured to allow competitors the opportunity to demonstrate their horse management skills, while offering education and assistance to those competitors who may fall short of their horse management certification standard. Competitors in modified divisions should come prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of horse management skills at the championship level. However, the horse management staff may offer oneon-one education while a competitor takes an active role in completing a specific task, or group education with an entire team(s) to cover specific areas where skills may be lacking.

HORSE MANAGEMENT USPC Horse Management practices will be in effect from arrival to departure for ALL competitors. Please carefully review the 2022 Horse Management Handbook and Competition Rules and the 2022 Horse Management Newsletter prior to arrival on the competition grounds. Each team must send at least one competitor for night checks each night. Only competitors are allowed in the barns for night checks, and they must wear appropriate footwear. The Overall Championships Organizer must approve any competitor requests for barn access outside of posted barn hours.

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ENTRY INFORMATION

Coaches Coaches are mandatory in Show Jumping and allowed in all other mounted disciplines. Each coach incurs a $15 per discipline fee. All coach forms must be completed online prior to arrival. Refer to appropriate coach forms and rulebooks for details about coaching responsibilities and expectations.


AWARDS

AWARDS CEREMONY Award ceremonies will be held in the Blue Ridge arena and are scheduled based on conclusion of discipline competitions. Ceremonies will take place between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. Please watch for announcements on specific times. Overall Awards Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each division of each discipline (Tetrathlon pins individual division winners). Placing ribbons to all competitors. Horse Management Awards All mounted disciplines will receive Horse Management team awards. First-place teams will receive Margo Leithead Awards. Discipline Specific Awards Please see discipline sections below for information about discipline awards.

BREED AWARDS Competitors in Standard Divisions are eligible for Breed Awards. American Connemara Pony Society Award Awarded to the highest-placed registered Connemara purebred or half-bred in Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping Standard divisions. To be eligible, a copy of the pony’s registration must be submitted to awards@ponyclub.org by July 5.

Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) Awards All Standard divisions of Dressage, Eventing, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon and Western Dressage at Championships are eligible for TIP Awards. Open to all Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book recognized by The Jockey Club. Riders and Owners must apply for a TIP Number (there is no fee to apply, more information at tjctip.com). Competitors must submit their TIP number when filling out the mount information in their Championships Entry.

RECOGNITION AWARDS Scandalously DanDee Best Presented Pair Award Presented to one competitor per discipline who goes above and beyond in presentation and turnout of both mount and rider for the horse inspection. Competitor is chosen by the inspection panel. Tiny But Mighty Character Award Awarded to one member per discipline who displays excellent character both in and out of the arena. Members are chosen based on recommendations from the horse management staff, volunteers, and discipline organizing volunteer staff.

Cleveland Bay USPC Championships Award Awarded to the highest placed registered pure or partbred Cleveland Bay in the Standard divisions of all mounted disciplines. To be eligible, competitors must complete the application by July 1 of the competition year. For more information visit clevelandbay.org or email info@clevelandbay.org. Draft Cross Breeders and Owners Association Rising Star Award (DCBOA) Awarded to the top scoring DCBOA rider (riding a DCBOA registered horse) in Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Polocrosse or Tetrathlon in the Standard divisions. Rider’s membership and horse registration must be submitted to DCBOA by July 1 of the competition year. For more information, visit draftcrossbreedersandowners.com/blog2/awards.

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TENTATIVE DISCIPLINE SCHEDULES

Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 12:00 pm – Briefing 1:00 pm – Musicals Sound Check (Standard divisions) 4:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Turnouts Begin 9:00 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Continues 10:00 am – Freestyle 101 Workshop 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

EVENTING Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 2:00 pm – Briefing 4:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:00 am – Turnouts Begin 8:00 am – Dressage Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm – Workshop 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks

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Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Cross Country Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Stadium Begins 5:00 pm – Awards

GYMKHANA INVITATIONAL Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 1:00 pm – Briefing 2:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:00 am – Turnouts Begin 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks July 30th, Saturday 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

MOUNTED GAMES Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 1:00 pm – Briefing 2:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks

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Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:00 am – Turnouts Begin 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm – Workshop 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

POLOCROSSE Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 12:30 pm – Briefing 2:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:30 am – Turnouts 8:00 am – Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barn Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am– Competition continues 2:00 pm – Workshop 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

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TETRATHLON

Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 10:00 am – Briefing 2:00 pm – Written Tests 6:00 pm – Office Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party Friday - July 29 8:00 am – Competition Continues 2:00 pm – Wrap It Up! – Bandaging Workshop 6:00 pm – Office Closed Saturday - July 30 8:00 am – Competition Continues 11:00 am – Workshop 5:00 pm – Awards 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights

Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 1:00 pm – Briefing 3:00 pm – Horse Inspection 4:00 pm – Workshop 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:00 am – Turnouts Begin 8:00 am – Ride 1 Begins 2:00 pm – Shooting Phase 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 9:00 am – Ride 2 1:00 pm – Swim Phase 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Run Phase 5:00 pm – Awards

SHOW JUMPING Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 1:00 pm – Briefing 2:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:30 am – Turnouts Begin 7:30 am – Mandatory Coaches Briefing 8:30 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 5:00 pm – Workshop 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 5:00 pm Course Walks 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

WESTERN DRESSAGE Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 12:00 pm – Briefing 1:00 pm – Musicals Sound Check (championship divisions) 4:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Turnouts Begin 9:00 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition

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Continues 10:00 am – Workshop 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Member Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

WESTERN TRAIL INVITATIONAL Thursday - July 28 8:00 am – 10:00 am Packet Pickup 1:00 pm – Briefing 2:30 pm – Horse Inspection 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:30 pm – Opening Ceremony/ Competitor Party 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Friday - July 29 6:00 am – Barns Open 7:00 am – Turnouts Begin 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Saturday - July 30 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm – Barns Closed 6:00 pm – Upper-Level Showcase/ Saturday Night Lights 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Night Checks Sunday - July 31 6:00 am – Barns Open 8:00 am – Mounted Competition Concludes 5:00 pm – Awards

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DRESSAGE

DRESSAGE

Manager: Terry Abrams dr.east.manager@ponyclub.org 540-357-0700 Secretary: Lynn du Celliee Muller dr.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 209-712-0498 Dressage Judges: Margaret Freeman 'S', Sue Hughes 'r' Technical Delegate: Carolyn West Chief Horse Management Judges: Cindy Medina & Elizabeth Young Entry Information & Stall Deposits Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration Teams consist of three to four riders and a stable manager. Teams including competitors below the age of 18 – require a non-riding stable manager. Senior teams with members all above the age of 18 – a non-riding stable manager is highly encouraged. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Any teams entered with four riders and no stable manager may be split up.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Jr. Training Level Sr. Training Level Jr. First Level & Up Sr. First Level & Up

Modified Jr. Training Level Sr. Training Level Jr. First Level & Up Sr. First Level & Up

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age & Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM

Standard Divisions Complete Test 2 and 3 and musical ride at the competition level at a standard Dressage rally. Earn a minimum score of 60% on Test 3. Modified Divisions Earn a minimum score of 55% on Test 2 at a standard or modified Dressage rally.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Format Standard Divisions Training — Fourth Level: Test 2 ridden once, Test 3 ridden twice and a Musical Freestyle FEI riders — PSG riders ride PSG twice, Fourth Level Test 3 once and Fourth Level Musical Freestyle Modified Divisions Test 1 ridden once, Test 2 ridden twice, and workshop. 2022 Tests Training Level: 2019 USEF/USDF Training Level Tests 1, 2 and 3 First Level and Above: 2019 USEF/USDF Tests 1, 2 and 3 and FEI current year tests Musical Rides For all musical rides: TWO clearly labeled USB flash drives must be provided or email to dr.east.manager@ ponyclub.org. Costumes will be allowed for the Musical Kur, Pas de Deux and Quadrille Freestyles. Competitors must have the approval of their RS as to the suitability of the costumes.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS

Musical Freestyles Training: 1st-10th place individual ribbons First Level and Above: 1st-10th place individual ribbons Pas de Deux (combined division including Training and First Level & Above): 1st-10th place team ribbons Quadrille:1st-10th place team ribbons. Dover “I Love Pony Club” Pin This special award recognizes the 1st-place competitors in the Musical Kur, Pas de Deux, and Quadrille Musical divisions having more than one competitor/team. It is a replica of the gold “I Love Pony Club” pin that belonged to Robert Dover’s mother. Mrs. Dover’s original pin is on display at USPC headquarters in Lexington, Ky. The Upper-Level Dressage Award Award goes to the First Level or above rider with the highest average score (technical and musical). The average score must exceed 58%.

Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021.

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EVENTING

Secretary: Patricia Palm 2025 Horatio Hagood Road Rembert, SC 29128 ev.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 262-370-8196 XC Course Designer: John Michael Durr 'S’ Stadium Course Designer: Kelly Sanders President of the Ground Jury: Sue Smithson ‘S’ Technical Delegate: Michelle Brochu 'r' Dressage Judge: Sue Hughes 'r' Co-Chief Horse Management Judge: Robert Holt & Catie Itschner Entry Information & Stall Deposits Complete Eventing entries require a combination of electronic and hardcopy information to be submitted. Online entries must include: • Competitor registration and payment • USEA Horse Trial Entry Form completed via Docusign after entries closed (parents are to sign as trainer if trainer will not be present at competition). • Chaperone form (if necessary) • Coach form (if applicable) Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check, directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration Teams consist of three to four riders and a stable manager. Teams including competitors below the age of 18 - require a non-riding stable manager. Senior teams with members all above the age of 18 – a non-riding stable manager is highly encouraged. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Any teams entered with four riders and no stable manager may be split up. USPC Eventing Championships are recognized by USEA. Refer to membership requirements as listed below for each division. For USEA membership information, go to their website at www.useventing.com.

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Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Modified 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 $45 Show Pass 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 (exception: Friesian performance FR222) 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.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Jr. Beginner Novice Sr. Beginner Novice Jr. Novice Sr. Novice Jr. Training Sr. Training Jr. Preliminary Sr. Preliminary

Modified (USEA Hybrid Divisions) Jr. Beginner Novice/Starter Sr. Beginner Novice/Starter Jr. Novice/Beginner Novice Sr. Novice/Beginner Novice Jr. Training/Novice Sr. Training/Novice

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age & Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM

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USEF MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT

Manager: Laura Pitt ev.east.manager@ponyclub.org 610-952-2364


EVENTING

Competition Minimum Requirements Modified Beginner Novice and Novice Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Complete a standard Eventing rally and one USEA recognized event at or above the competition level, both with numerical scores. OR If no standard Eventing rally is available, complete a modified Eventing rally and one USEA recognized event at or above the competition level, both with numerical scores. OR If no modified Eventing rally is available, complete two USEA recognized events at or above the competition level, both with numerical scores, and complete a mounted standard rally as a rider at a D-2 or above HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge. Standard Beginner Novice and Novice Levels Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Complete (with numerical scores) a standard Eventing rally and one USEA recognized event at or above the competition level with no more than 20 XC jumping penalty points total between two competitors. OR If no standard Eventing rally is available, complete (with numerical scores) two USEA recognized events at or above the competition level with no more than 20 XC jumping penalty points between two competition, and complete a mounted standard rally as a rider at a C-1 or above HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge. Modified Training Level Competitions must have occurred on or after January 1, 2021. Complete a standard Eventing rally and two USEA recognized events at or above the competition level, all with numerical scores. OR If no standard Eventing rally is available, complete a modifed Eventing rally and two USEA recognized events at or above the competition level with numerical scores. OR If no modifed Eventing rally is available, complete three USEA recognized events at or above the competition level, all with numerical scores, and complete a counted standard rally as a rider at a D-2 or above HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge.

If no standard Eventing rally is available, complete (with numerical scores) three USEA recognized events at or above the competition level with no more than 20 XC jumping penalty points between the three competitions, and complete a mounted standard rally as a rider at a C-1 or above HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format Standard Divisions Dressage – Friday, Cross-Country – Saturday, Stadium – Sunday Modified Divisions Dressage – Friday, Cross-Country – Saturday, Stadium – Sunday, workshop 2022 Tests Beginner Novice: USEF 2022 Beginner Novice Test B Novice: USEF 2022 Novice Test B Training: USEF 2022 Training Test B Preliminary: USEF 2022 Preliminary Test A *All tests will be ridden in a small arena on synthetic footing. Cross-Country Cross-country course closed except for official schooling dates. Standard Divisions Will be of championship level over varied terrain. Modified Divisions Will compete in USEA hybrid divisions, riding the higher divisions Dressage/Stadium phases and the lower divisions Cross-Country Course. The divisions are Training/Novice, Novice/Beginner Novice, and Beginner Novice/Starter.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS USEA Individual Ribbons 1st–10th place individual divisions.

Standard Training and Preliminary Levels Competitions must have occurred on or after January 1, 2021. Complete (with numerical scores) a standard Eventing rally and two USEA recognized events at or above the competition level with no more than 20 XC jumping penalty points between the three competitions. OR

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MOUNTED GAMES

Entry Information & Stall Deposits Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration Ideal team formation is four to five members per team. If entry numbers do not allow for full teams, the organizing committee may run any division as a pairs competition. Regions are encouraged to send individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. (See Games Rulebook, Article 29 for options on “Playing Up.”)

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Youth Intermediate 12-14 Junior Intermediate 15-17 Senior Intermediate 18+ Youth Open 12-14 Junior Open 15-17 Senior Open 18+

Modified Youth Intermediate 10-14 Junior Intermediate 15-17 Senior Intermediate 18+

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/ Flat/HSE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Format Standard Divisions Competition will include 31 games.

Modified Divisions Competition will include 23 games and workshop. 2022 Games Any of the following may be included in the competition: Ball and Bucket, Ball and Cone, Balloon, Bending, Bottle, Canadian, Carton, Egg and Racquet, Fishing, Five Cone (Team)/Three Cone (Pair), Five Flag (Team)/ Three Flag (Pair), Five Mug (Team), Golf Ball and Spoon, Hi-Lo, Housewife’s Scurry, Hula Hoop, Litter, Mug Shuffle, Needle and Thread, Nine Ring, Old Sock, Pony Club, Pony Express, Postman’s Chase, Potato, Pyramid, Quoits and Cones, Ring, Rope, Rubber Ducky, Spillers Pole/Pony Club Pole, Stepping-Stone, Stick Pegging, Sword, Tack Shop, Three-Mug, Tool Box, Two-Flag, Windsor Castle, Wizard’s Castle. * Please note that some games may be played more than once. Pinnies No pinnies will be provided, and each team must bring one white helmet cover/band to be used by their team. Pinnie numbers assigned in order of entry, with #1 as the Captain. Pinnie numbers are VERY important in Games, so please check with your team for accuracy in assigning numbers. Each team must bring their own pinnies made in accordance with the 2022 Games Rulebook. Photos of pinnies must be submitted to gms.east.manager@ponyclub. org by July 20, for approval.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS

Frances E. Pitts Memorial Trophy Given in memory of Frances Pitts, a member of the 1995 USPC International Games Team. Awarded to the Games player who demonstrates excellence in horsemanship, sportsmanship, and leadership during Games Championships. The winner receives an engraved Julep Cup.

Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Standard Divisions Complete a standard Games rally at the competition level and play a minimum of eight games.

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Manager: Sharon deCant gms.east.manager@ponyclub.org 757-406-2844 Secretary: Nicole Gorrell gms.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 443-787-5421 Chief Judge: Ric Sutton Technical Delegate: Kenny Timmerman Co-Chief Horse Management Judge: Andrew Marsh & Gina Nelson

Modified Divisions Participate in eight games in a standard or modified Games rally at the competition level.


POLOCROSSE

POLOCROSSE

Manager: Holly Beth Hatcher px.east.manager@ponyclub.org 703-302-9550 Secretary: Summer Pollinger px.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 262-370-2196 Technical Delegate: TJ Watson Chief Umpire: Kat Liner Chief Horse Managment Judge: Earl Lenhert Entry Information & Stall Deposits Polocrosse entries will be completed online, as will chaperone and coaches forms. American Polocrosse Association (APA) competitors must complete their entry at https://smr.to/p81015. Questions can be directed to activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org. Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

APA RECOGNITION

The American Polocrosse Association is sanctioning the 2022 USPC Polocrosse Championships. Additional information about the competition is available on the event website.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Novice Intermediate Advanced

Modified Novice Intermediate

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM

Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021.

Team Configuration Teams consist of three to four riders and a stable manager.

Standard Divisions Must complete a standard Polocrosse rally at the competition level.

Teams including competitors below the age of 18 – require a non-riding stable manager.

If no standard Polocrosse rally is available, compete in an APA sanctioned tournament at the competition level:

Senior teams with members all above the age of 18 – a non-riding stable manager is highly encouraged.

Novice: minimum D grade Intermediate: minimum C grade Advanced: minimum A/B grade

Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Any teams entered with three riders and no stable manager may be split up. Divisions will be balanced based on the APA rating scale. APA Members and Canadian PC members are invited to participate in the USPC Polocrosse Championships. Teams and divisions can consist of any mixture of USPC members and APA members. * It is highly recommended that each team bring two stable managers to Championships. Spare mounts will incur a $200 stabling charge. The first stable manager may be a replacement rider (if eligible) and is responsible for the extra/replacement mount. The second stable manager is only a stable manager and is NOT permitted to be a replacement rider or bring an extra/replacement mount.

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and participate in a mounted standard rally as a rider or stable manager at the minimum certification level. Modified Divisions Participate in a standard or modified Polocrosse rally at the competition level. If no Polocrosse rally is available. Participate in an APA play-day or tournament at the competition level and participate in a mounted regional rally as a rider or stable manager at the minimum certification level.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Format The competition will be an APA sanctioned tournament played over two or more days depending on number of entries.

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Standard Divisions Chukkas will be six or eight minutes. Play will be based on the number of teams entered. Modified Divisions Fewer chukkas will be played to accommodate HM’s educational schedule and discipline workshop. Play will be based on the number of teams entered. Pinnies/Jerseys Each team will be required to bring their own team shirts or pinnies with playing position numbers. Mounts In the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions, all mounts are to be 14 hands or larger. Competitors may request an exception to compete with mounts less than 14 hands.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS

The American Polocrosse Award for Exemplary Sportsmanship This award will be given annually to the USPC Polocrosse competitor (including horse managers), whose actions and behavior best exemplify excellent sportsmanship during the USPC Championships competition in the standard division. APA will award the recipient with an APA pin and one year’s paid membership to the APA. Selection will be made by the Chief Umpire, CHMJ, and the TD. The “Cadillac Memorial Trophy” This is an annual award given by the Diemer Family in memory of their great Polocrosse mare Cadillac. Along with the honor of being named, the best horse is awarded a leather halter with nameplate “Best Horse.” This will be awarded in the standard division. Selection will be made by the umpires based on fitness, agility, and responsiveness of the mount.

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The overall winner will be the team that wins the highest number of chukkas, combined with the Horse Management score.


QUIZ

QUIZ

Manager: Dave White quiz.east.manager@ponyclub.org 315-402-3926 Secretary: Amanda Baker quiz.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 205-540-6600 Technical Delegate: Becky Logsdon Entry Information All entries and chaperone forms will be completed online. Team Configuration Teams composed of four competitors. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Junior D 12-17 Junior C/H-B 12-17 Senior D 18+ Senior C/H-B 18+ H-B/H/H-A 14+ (two person teams)

Modified Novice D 10-11 Novice C 10-11 Junior D 12-17 Senior D 18+

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 D-2 HM Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Standard Divisions Complete in a standard Quiz rally at the competition level. Modified Divisions Participate in a standard or modified Quiz rally at the competition level.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Format Standard Divisions 2 Barn rounds, 6 Classroom rounds, 10 Mega-Room tables, 10 Stations, and Written Test Modified Divisions 1 Barn round, 4 Classroom rounds, 5 Mega-Room tables, 5 Stations, Written Test, and a workshop.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS

Top Placing Individuals 1st-10th individuals in all divisions.

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 D-3 HM

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SHOW JUMPING

All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Please include measurement cards for large ponies if available. Large ponies without a measurement card will be measured at the competition. Team Configuration Teams consist of three to four riders and a stable manager. Teams including competitors below the age of 18 – require a non-riding stable manager. Senior teams with members all above the age of 18 – a non-riding stable manager is highly encouraged. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Any teams entered with four riders and no stable manager may be split up.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Jr. Introductory Sr. Introductory Jr. DHR Sr. DHR Jr. Advanced Sr. Advanced

Modified Jr. Introductory Sr. Introductory Jr. DHR Sr. DHR

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Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Standard: Complete a standard Show Jumping rally. Complete three rounds at the competition level with 12 or fewer jumping faults and no eliminations in the designated rounds. Modified: Participate in a standard or modified Show Jumping rally. Complete a minimum of two rounds at the competition level with 24 or fewer jumping faults without being eliminated in either round.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Competition Format Standard Divisions • Five rounds of competition. • One round will be designated as the equitation round, thus receiving two scores: a knockdown score and an equitation score. • The Jump-off rounds for the Advanced and Developing Horse/Rider levels will be run according to USEF Table II, Sec 2(b). • For Developing Horse/Rider and Advanced levels, one of the rounds will be a two-phase round (aka Power and Speed). • For the Introductory level all five rounds will be knockdown rounds. Modified Divisions • Three knockdown rounds of competition. • One round will be designated as the equitation round, thus receiving two scores: a knockdown score and an equitation score. • The Jump-off rounds for the Developing Horse/Rider level will be run according to USEF Table II, Sec 2(b). • For the Introductory level all three rounds will be knockdown rounds, with one of the rounds also being scored as an Optimum Time round. • Workshop

DISCIPLINE AWARDS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022

Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM

‘Five Clear Round’ Ribbons Clear round ribbons awarded to all standard riders who complete five clear rounds in standard divisions. Equitation Ribbons 1st-6th in all divisions (only for scores 60 and higher).

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SHOW JUMPING

Manager: Ada Holley sj.east.manager@ponyclub.org 404-625-3694 Secretary: Sandy Wright sj.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 704-219-9249 Course Designers: Kevin Lenehan 'R' Judges: Kevin Lenehan 'R' & Melissa Roades 'R' Stewards: Terri Foreman & Eric Wright Co-Chief Horse Management Judge: Paul Chance & Yvonne Ferrante Entry Information & Stall Deposits All entries, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. Electronic copies of scoresheets and Stewards' reports must be emailed to secretary, sj.east. secretary@ponyclub.org.

Mounted: C-1EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM


TETRATHLON

TETRATHLON

Manager: Bonnie LaMonte tet.east.manager@ponyclub.org 610-476-1412 Secretary: Sally Herbert tet.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 603-448-2474 Chief Horse Management Judge: Earl Lenhert Riding Phase Course Designer/Judge: Kelly Sanders Technical Delegate: Tim Herbert Entry Information & Stall Deposits Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration Teams composed of four mounted competitors. (Stable managers will not be utilized at Championships.) Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Novice 12-13 Intermediate 14-15 Junior 16-17 Senior 18+

Modified Pre-Novice Team 10-11 Novice 12-13 Intermediate 14-15 Junior 16-17 Senior 18+

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 EV/HSE Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE

Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Pre-Novice Modified Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level and ride, run, and swim at the PreNovice height and distances.

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Novice and Intermediate Standard Complete a standard Tetrathlon rally at the competition level; earn a total minimum score of 2600 and a minimum score of 550 in the riding phase. Modified Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level. Junior and Senior Standard Complete a standard Tetrathlon rally at the competition level; earn a total minimum score of 2800 and a minimum score of 550 in the riding phase. Modified Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format Standard Divisions 2 Rides, Running, Swimming, Shooting Modified Divisions 2 Rides, Running, Swimming, Shooting, and Show Me the Way—Walking Your Riding Course Workshop Riding Phase Riding phase will consist of two jumping rounds. Both rounds may include a slip rail and gate. One of the rounds will be designated as the equitation round, thus receiving two scores: a knockdown score and equitation score. Running Phase Running phase will take place on-site. Shooting Phase Shooting phase will take place on-site. Swimming Phase The swimming will take place off-site at Isothermal Community College. It is the competitor and parents’ responsibility to arrange for competitor transportation to this site. Isothermal 286 ICC Loop Rd Spindale, NC 28160 Horses Competitors are to bring their own mount or share a suitable mount. The competitor must inform the secretary of all horse-sharing arrangements. There will not be a pool of horses available, nor will the manager arrange horse matching. Those who, out of necessity, are riding unfamiliar mounts will have an opportunity to ride that horse before a panel consisting of the manager, riding steward, and TD to ensure suitability. In the event a combination is unsuitable, every effort will be made to find

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that competitor a suitable mount. Please indicate on your electronic entry if you are willing to share your horse or pistol.

highest overall score in the highest offered division for the competition. (Standard divisions only)

DISCIPLINE AWARDS Participation Certificates For all competitors to certify phase scores and overall total score. Certificates printed on-site between the last inquiry period and the beginning of the awards ceremony. Overall Individual 1st – 3rd ribbons and Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. 4th – 10th ribbons.

Geriann Henderson Sportsmanship Award This award is presented to the Tetrathlon competitor who displays exceptional inclusiveness and unconditional support of teammates and competitors alike. The winner is chosen by a selection committee.

Stettinius Achievement Award This award is presented to the female USPC competitor with the highest overall score in the highest offered division for the competition. (Standard divisions only)

Perfect Score Certificates Awarded to all competitors meeting the criteria.

Equitation Ribbons 1st thru 3rd for the top equitation scores across divisions.

Sacksen Achievement Award This award is presented to the male USPC competitor with the

USPC Upper-Level Showcase Join us during the Saturday Night Lights in the Tryon Stadium to celebrate and find out what it takes to be an Upper-Level member. All Championships competitors who have earned a national certification are eligible to participate and will be contacted by the National Office after the closing date.

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George Helwig Team Award Presented to the US team with the three highest individual scores, regardless of divisions, for each phase added together, plus Horse Management scores. (Standard divisions only)


WESTERN DRESSAGE

WESTERN DRESSAGE Manager: Terry Abrams wd.east.manager@ponyclub.org 540-357-0700

Secretary: Lynn du Celliee Muller wd.east.secretary@ponyclub.org 209-712-0498 Dressage Judges: Margaret Freeman 'R', Sue Hughes 'R' Technical Delegate: Carolyn West Chief Horse Management Judge: Cindy Medina & Elizabeth Young Entry Information & Stall Deposits Entry, chaperone, and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration Teams consist of three to four riders and a stable manager. Teams including competitors below the age of 18 - require a non-riding stable manager. Senior teams with members all above the age of 18 – a non-riding stable manager is highly encouraged. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Any teams entered with four riders and no stable manager may be split up. USPC Western Dressage Championship is also recognized with the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) (Competition number 22-319). To comply with WDAA class scheduling parameters, please click here for a tentative outline of events and schedules.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age and Certification Minimum Requirements Standard Divisions Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE/WST Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Divisions Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE/WST Stable Manager: D-2 HM

Competition Minimum Requirements All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after July 5, 2021. Standard Divisions Complete a standard Western Dressage rally. Complete Test 3, 4 and musical ride at the competition level. Earn a minimum score of 60% on Test 4. Modified Divisions Participate in a standard or modified Western Dressage rally and earn a minimum score of 55% on Test 3 at the competition level.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format Standard Divisions Test 3 ridden once, Test 4 ridden twice and a musical freestyle Modified Divisions Test 2 ridden once, Test 3 ridden twice, and a workshop 2022 Tests (based on divisions) Basic Level: 2022 WDAA Tests 2, 3 and 4 Level 1 & Up: 2022 WDAA Tests 2, 3 and 4 Musical Rides TWO clearly labeled USB flash drives or links emailed to dr.east.manager@ponyclub.org must be provided. Costumes will be allowed for Musical Freestyles. Competitors must have the approval of their RS as to the suitability of the costumes.

DISCIPLINE AWARDS Musical Freestyles Basic: 1st-10th place individual ribbons Level 1 and Up: 1st-10th place individual ribbons

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Standard Jr. Basic Level Sr. Basic Level Jr. Level 1 and up Sr. Level 1 and up

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Modified Jr. Basic Level Sr. Basic Level Jr. Level 1 and up Sr. Level 1 and up

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GYMKHANA

GOVERNING RULES

The Gymkhana Invitational will be run in accordance with the 2022 USPC Gymkhana rulebook, the Horse Management Handbook and annual newsletters as posted on the rulebooks page of the Pony Club website.

Secretary: Erin Roland activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org 859-559-0651

GENERAL INFORMATION

Team Configuration Teams composed of four riders and a stable manager (nonriding). Based on entry numbers, team configuration may be altered.

DIVISIONS OFFERED Novice, Intermediate and Advanced

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022

Competition Format Invitational: Up to 20 races over three days, (some may be repeated). Races Selected from the Below List Barrel, Big O, Big T, Birangle, Cat’s Cradle, Double Bowtie, Figure 8, Figure 8 Pole Cowhorse, Four Leaf Clover Barrel, Hitch and Go, Hourglass, Key, Phoenix Lights, Pole Bending, Potato Race, Reverse Keyhold, Single Stake (or Single Barrel), Straight Away Barrel, Tail Spin, Turn N Burn, Two Barrel Cowhorse, Wild Lark.

AWARDS

Horse Management Expectations Current or Former USPC member: Judged at current certification level as of Jan 1, 2022 Non USPC member: Judged as D-2 HM

Overall Awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the overall winning team and placing ribbons to all participants.

ENTRY INFORMATION

Entry Process & Stall Deposits Entries shall be submitted online at https://smr.to/p81012. Questions can be sent to activitiescoordinator@ponyclub. org. Competitors will be required to enter and pay for their entry prior to the noon EDT July 5 entry deadline. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $50 per competitor. Following the entry of individual competitors, the Secretary will merge teams and assign team chaperone, coach and volunteers.

Horse Management Awards Teams will receive Horse Management awards.

All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Entry Fees Mounted Invitational Competitors $350 Unmounted Stable Managers $0 Entry Fee Includes Stabling for mounted competitors, team tack and feed stall, Competitor Party ticket, and Championships t-shirt. Entry Deadlines Opening Date: Monday, May 2, 2022 Closing Date: Noon ET, Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Manager: Erin Woodall activities@ponyclub.org 859-559-0650


WESTERN TRAIL INVITATIONAL

WESTERN TRAIL Manager: Erin Woodall activities@ponyclub.org 859-559-0650

Secretary: Erin Roland activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org 859-559-0651 Team Configuration Teams composed of four riders and a stable manager (nonriding). Based on entry numbers, team configuration may be altered.

GOVERNING RULES The Western Trail Invitational will be run in accordance with the 2022 USPC Western Trail rulebook, the Horse Management Handbook and annual newsletters as posted on the rulebooks page of the Pony Club website.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format Invitational: Up to five rounds of competition per the 2022 USPC Western Trail Rulebook.

DIVISIONS OFFERED Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Age Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 Horse Management Expectations Current or Former USPC member: Judged at current certification level as of Jan 1, 2022 Non USPC member: Judged as D-2 HM

AWARDS

Overall Awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the overall winning team and placing ribbons to all participants. Horse Management Awards Teams will receive Horse Management awards.

ENTRY INFORMATION Entry Process & Stall Deposits Entries shall be submitted online at https://smr.to/p81014. Questions can be sent to activitiescoordinator@ponyclub. org. Competitors will be required to enter and pay for their entry prior to the noon EDT July 5 entry deadline. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $50 per competitor. Following the entry of individual competitors, the Secretary will merge teams and assign a team chaperone, coach and volunteers. All mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks to be made out to USPC with the name of the competitor on the memo line and mailed to USPC, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Entry Fees Mounted Invitational Competitors $350 Unmounted Stable Managers $0 Entry Fee Includes Stabling for mounted competitors, team tack and feed stall, Competitor Party ticket, and Championships t-shirt. Entry Deadlines Opening Date: Monday, May 2, 2022 Closing Date: Noon ET, Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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CAMPING

HOTELS

Days Inn by Wyndham 626 W Mills St. Columbus, NC 28722 (828) 348-8853 Pet friendly

Baymont by Wyndham 164 Jameson Inn Dr. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 351-6192 Pet friendly

Holiday Inn Express 200 Holiday Inn Dr. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 351-6192 Pet friendly

Quality Inn 205 Commercial St. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 248-3400 No pets

Hampton Inn & Suites 227 Sparks Dr. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 382-1001 No pets

Days Inn by Wyndham 2600 US Highway 74A Bypass Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 202-5108 Pet friendly

Bed & Barn Farms 661 Big Island Rd. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 248-4463

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LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

RV pads are located conveniently on-site. For reservations, click here, or contact TIEC at 828-863-1015 or e-mail lodging@tryon.com. Electrical, water and sewage is at each space with access to the Recreation Center with showers, washers/dryers, kitchen, TV and, games. Picnic tables and grills are available. Pet friendly. Only trailers or campers with correct RV permits will be allowed in the RV Parking area. RV Pad reservation is for the space only and does not include RV. Guests must bring their own RV.


LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

ONSITE DINING OPTIONS

Blue Ginger Sushi Roger’s Diner Campagna Italian Cuisine Mane Street Coffee

Jennifer’s Creamery Legends Grille Siesta Cantina The General Store

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR BY AREA Blue Heron Whitewater 35 Little Pine Rd. Marshall, NC 28753 Phone: 888-426-7238 www.blueheronwhitewater.com Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park 431 Main St. Chimney Rock, NC 28720 Phone: 828-625-9611 www.chimneyrockpark.com Adventure America Zipline Canopy Tours 10320 US 19 W. Bryson City, NC 28713 Phone: 866-319-8870 wildwaterrafting.com Black Mountain Golf Club 17 Ross Dr. Black Mountain, NC 28711 Phone: 828-669-2710 ASHEVILLE Biltmore One Lodge St. Asheville, NC 28803 Phone: 877-245-8667 www.biltmore.com Adventure Center of Asheville 85 Expo Dr. Asheville, NC 28806 Phone: 877-247-5539 www.ashevilletreetopsadventurepark.com Appalachia Guild of Healing Arts 12 1/2 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-767-1431 www.appalachiahealingarts.com

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Altamont Anglers Fly Fishing Guides Contact for booking Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-698-5250 http://www.altamontanglers.com/ Asheville Art Museum 175 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-253-3227 www.ashevilleart.org Asheville Brewery Tours 101 N. Lexington Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-233-5006 ashevillebrewerytours.com Asheville Fly Fishing Company Contact for booking Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-779-9008 www.ashevilleflyfishingco.com French Broad Outfitters 704 Riverside Dr. Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828-505-7371 www.frenchbroadoutfitters.com

LOCAL WEATHER As North Carolina can be very hot and humid at this time of year, please make sure participants and horses are prepared for these conditions. Chaperones should be prepared to furnish their participants with plenty of appropriate liquids, fruit, etc., and check each day to see that sufficient liquid is being consumed. Participants are expected to have an ample supply of water and if necessary, electrolytes for their mounts. Please refer to Appendix II of your discipline rulebook for information regarding heat illness and clinical signs.

GOLF CART RENTAL Contact TIEC at 828-863-1015

ICE Directions for ordering bagged ice from TIEC will be included in the competitor’s arrival packet.

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ARRIVAL DATES All riding disciplines may arrive starting at noon on Wednesday, July 27 and they must arrive by 10 am on Thursday, July 28. NO EARLY ARRIVALS OR LAYOVERS ON-SITE. FENCE, which is close to the facility has the ability to handle a limited number of early arrivals. Please call to speak to a representative at 828-859-9021. There shall be no arrivals between the hours of midnight and 7 am.

All discipline packets are available on Thursday, July 28 from 8 am – 10 am at the discipline offices. Review Competitor Arrival email with detailed information about office locations

PARKING

Vehicles Parking is permitted in designated areas only. Only licensed vehicles with licensed operators will be permitted.

ARRIVAL EMAIL An email with details regarding the competition venue, arrival procedures will be sent to all Championships Competitors the week before the competition begins. An email with stabling assignments will be sent to competitors on July 27. Please review and print a copy of the emails for reference.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURE

Trailer Parking All trailers MUST be parked in the designated trailer parking lot across from the facility. Trailer parking access will be limited during competition hours. Check with TIEC security for access.

TRADE FAIR The USPC trade fair of local businesses and sponsors will be located around the Tryon Stadium, including Shop Pony Club.

Stall assignments will be sent via email on July 27. We are unable to accommodate any special stabling requests.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURE All competitors must have stalls cleaned and depart by 8 am on Monday, August 1. Anyone not stripping their stall prior to departure’s stall deposit check will be cashed.

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ARRIVAL INFORMATION

COMPETITOR PACKET PICKUP


EQUINE TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

SHOW SERVICES

24-Hour Veterinarian Tryon Equine 3689 Landrum Rd Columbus, NC 28722 828-894-6065 Photographer GRC Photo P.O. Box 1094 Bealeton, VA 22712 540-439-5010

Farrier Jack Montgomery 864-310-9748 Will be on-site during competition hours, information posted at Discipline Offices.

BEDDING, HAY, AND FEED Bedding No bedding is included with your entry fee. You may bring your own bedding or pre-order. Directions for pre-ordering will be included in the competitor’s arrival email. Hay and Feed You may bring your own hay and feed or preorder. Directions for pre-ordering will be sent in the competitor’s stabling information email.

EQUINE TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS Equine Travel Requirements and Veterinary Health Papers Traveling with your equine across state lines takes careful planning and forethought. Changes in travel requirements change from day to day because of ongoing disease outbreaks and concerns. As a horse owner, it is your responsibility to verify the requirements in place at the time of your travel. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services has a very helpful website for your planning, as well as the Equine Disease Communication Center. Currently all horses must have a negative Coggins within one year. Horses originating from outside of North Carolina are required to have a Certificate of Veterinary Health (CVI) within 7 days. Coggins and CVI must be valid for the duration of the competition and travel to and from North Carolina. All horses must also have proof of EHV-1, EHV-4, Influenza, (Rhinopneumonitis), and WNV vaccinations within the past 6 months. A reminder, these requirements may change, and it is the competitor/owner’s responsibility to adhere to all equine transportation requirements.

SPONSORS WANTED Support our competitors at the 2022 USPC Championships

Sponsorships are available for every budget. If you or someone you know would like to support Championships, please visit the Sponsor section on the Championships website for information, or contact the national office.

Contact development@ponyclub.org fundraising@ponyclub.org (859) 254-7669

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LOADING/UNLOADING

Commercially Shipped Horses Must have an authorized horse-knowledgeable representative to meet the van on arrival and be able to care for horses until competitors are on the grounds. Plan to be at the barns BEFORE your horse is scheduled to arrive. Long hauls are stressful on horses. Please care for them responsibly.

Thank you to our sponsors!

STABLING INFORMATION Stall Specification Permanent stalls, 10’ x 12’, with full doors and mats. Fans are included in each of the stalls. Smoking is not permitted in or around the barn area. No drilling or nailing into doors or walls permitted. Posters, flyers, and other printed materials shall not be stapled on any building. They may be posted on designated bulletin boards only. Stall Assignments Stall assignments will be emailed to the competitor on Wednesday, July 27, and posted on the Championships East website. We are unable to accommodate any special stabling requests. Team Tack & Feed Rooms Stabling, plus a team tack room and feed room, is included in the entry fee, and covers from 12 noon on Wednesday, July 27 until 8 am on Monday, August 1.

STALL CARDS

All competitors must have a completed stall card, including mount information and owner contact information. These stall cards should be left on the stalls upon move-out to help identify the stalls have been stripped.

STALL DEPOSITS & STALL STRIPPING

All Championships mounted competitors must send a $50 stall deposit check directly to the USPC National Office, which will be destroyed following verification of their stall being stripped. Any competitor/ participant who does not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. ponyclub.org

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EQUINE TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

Participants must unload as quickly as possible in the barn areas. No vehicles are allowed in the barn areas except for loading/unloading. All aisles and roadways around barns must be kept open pursuant to fire regulations.


EQUINE TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

WASTE DISPOSAL

Manure Disposal All manure and used shavings removed from stalls or trailers must be placed in the specified muck locations. Empty shavings bags must be placed in trash cans, and NOT in the manure pits. Medical Waste Hazardous medical waste (needles and syringes and other medical supplies) must be discarded in appropriate sharps containers in the barn and must not be discarded in stalls, manure pits, or trash cans.

HACKING

Exercising and Schooling (Hacking) Exercising and schooling of mounts must take place only in the designated locations. Once competition commences, no hacking will be allowed through the completion of the competition.

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Hacking locations and information will be included in the Competitor Arrival email to all participants. Competitors must wear their armband with medical card or bracelet and must have a responsible adult (18 yrs or older) with them at all times when hacking. This adult will be responsible for the safety check. Longeing, once the competition starts, will be according to the HMH Article 72 in the areas designated.

BARN HOURS Barns open 6 am and close 6 pm. Barns are open from 8 pm - 8:30 pm for competitors only for night checks during competition.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Competitor Party A competitors’ party will be held on Thursday evening following the Opening Ceremonies. Each competitor will receive one ticket in their competitor’s packet. The process for purchasing additional tickets will be posted on the Championships Competition Information page of the USPC website. Saturday Night Lights On Saturday Night, there will be face painting, performers, free rides on the venetian carousel, and a live band. There is fun in store for guests of all ages! In the past, there have been fire twirlers, acrobats, magicians, mechanical bull riding, sand-castle building, shag dancing competitions, vintage car shows, and craft beer festivals. Member Showcase Nationally certified competitors will be exhibiting their talents Saturday evening under the lights of the Tryon Stadium! Come watch USPC’s finest demonstrate Dressage Musical Freestyles, Mounted Games, Gymkhana, Polocrosse, Show Jumping from Eventing, Show Jumping and Tetrathlon competitors as well as "Are you smarter than a Quiz competitor" Trivia, and recognition of all stable managers.

Polocrosse – Cooling Out and Tricks to Nail the Turnback for the Horse Did you know there are simple, minor things that you can do to nail the horse's turnback on the first try? We will discuss tricks and things anyone can do to make sure their horse sparkles during their turnback checks! Quiz – Get Your Juices Flowing, a trip through a life-sized digestive tract This workshop will include names of parts and their functions and will be appropriate for everyone from the unrated through H-A candidates. It features visits by various internal parasites, in areas they affect. Show Jumping – What is an Equitation Judge Looking For? How your equitation round is scored? The equitation judges will discuss what they are looking for in an equitation round and how it is scored. Tetrathlon – Shooting Learn to perfect the one phase that you have the most control over. Get tips from Olympic shooters on shooting stance, sighting-in your pistol properly, breathing techniques, and how to practice for a consistent score every time.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Workshops are open to everyone and required for Modified Championships competitors. Check discipline schedules for specific times and locations. Dressage – Freestyle 101 Learn the importance of music selection and choreography as you design your freestyle. Eventing – Vet Box An educational workshop on vet box procedures will be offered for competitors in both the Championships and Modified Championships divisions. During this workshop, competitors will be familiarized with vet box procedures, resources, and basic principles for pulling up and cooling out after cross-country. Briefing will also cover post-cooldown strategies to ensure horses (and riders!) are comfortable, sound, and feeling their best for the Jumping Test on the final day of competition. ponyclub.org

2023 USPC Convention January 18 - 22

Marriott St. Louis Grand St. Louis, MO

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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Opening Ceremony Every competitor is invited to participate in the Opening Ceremony and stay for the Competitors Party in the Tryon Stadium.

Games – Strategies for Games Play Who knew there was more to playing mounted games than just going fast? This workshop covers strategies for creating effective lineups, improving teamwork among members, and specific gameplay scenarios according to the various games being played.


Good Luck!

at the 2022 USPC Championships

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