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USPC FESTIVAL 2021 Presented by SSG Riding Gloves | Sponsored by State Line Tack

Guidebook JULY 19 - 26, 2021

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK | LEXINGTON, KY


USPC FESTIVAL 2021 Presented by SSG Riding Gloves | Sponsored by State Line Tack

JULY 19 - 26, 2021 KENTUCKY HORSE PARK | LEXINGTON, KY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 Considerations ............................... Tentative Overall Festival Schedule ................. Kentucky Horse Park Admission ..................... Kentucky Horse Park Rules & Regulations ..... Trade Fair ......................................................... Parking ............................................................. Golf Carts ......................................................... Bicycles ............................................................ Onsite Dining ................................................... Ice ..................................................................... Dogs and Pets ................................................... Local Weather ...................................................

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LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS ........................... 7 Camping ........................................................... 7 Hotels ............................................................... 7 LOCAL ATTRACTIONS ................................... 8 Dining Options ................................................. 8 Things to Do ..................................................... 8 EQUINE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS .. 9 Show Services .................................................. 9 Bedding, Hay, and Feed ................................... 9 Equine Travel Requirements ............................ 9 Loading/ Unloading ......................................... 9 Stabling Information ........................................ 9 Stall Cards ...................................................... 10 Stall Deposits and Stall Stripping .................. 10 Early Arrival and Layover Stalls .................... 10 Waste Disposal ............................................... 10 Hacking .......................................................... 10

FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Opening & Closing Dates ............................... 11 Officials .......................................................... 11 Governing Rules ............................................. 11 TENTATIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE .. Special Events  .............................................. Opening Ceremony ......................................... Member Showcase ........................................... Competitor Party ..............................................

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CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRY INFORMATION ... Entry Details ................................................... Volunteers, Chaperones, & Coaches .............. Exceptions/Substitutions ................................ Arrival Email .................................................. Arrival Dates .................................................. Arrival Procedure ........................................... Departure Procedure ....................................... Competitor Packet Pick-Up ............................ Barn Hours ..................................................... Horse Management Expectations ...................

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DRESSAGE ..................................................... 20 EVENTING ..................................................... 21 GAMES ........................................................... 23 POLOCROSSE ................................................ 24 QUIZ ............................................................... 26 SHOW JUMPING ........................................... 27 TETRATHLON ................................................ 29 WESTERN DRESSAGE .................................. 31 GYMKHANA INVITATIONAL ....................... 32 WESTERN TRAIL INVITATIONAL ................ 33

FESTIVAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

Education Participant Fees ............................. 35 Education Entry Information .......................... 35 MOUNTED CLINIC INFORMATION ............ 36 Mounted Clinic Options ................................. 36 Additional Mounted Opportunities ................ 37 UNMOUNTED WORKSHOP INFORMATION .. Unmounted Workshops .................................. Registration Procedures ................................. Horse Management Expectations ...................

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FESTIVAL EDUCATION ADDITIONAL ........ 39 INFORMATION

CHAMPIONSHIPS EDUCATIONAL ............. 15 WORKSHOPS CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS ........................ 16 Awards Ceremony .......................................... 16 Breed Awards ................................................. 16 ponyclub.org

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USPC Festival Guidebook


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USPC FESTIVAL 2021 Presented by SSG Riding Gloves Sponsored by State Line Tack

JULY 19 - 26, 2021 KENTUCKY HORSE PARK LEXINGTON, KY FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Every three years, USPC members converge upon the Kentucky Horse Park for a single national Championships. Championships includes competition in eight Pony Club disciplines, and this year includes Invitational Gymkhana and Western Trail competitions. Don’t miss out on competing and seeing the best of the best at USPC Festival Championships 2021!

FESTIVAL EDUCATION Pony Club’s foundation is built on education and mounted clinics; and unmounted education is an essential part of Festival. Pony Club members and all equine enthusiasts are invited to participate in the mounted clinics, and unmounted workshops following Championships. Mounted clinic opportunities include cross–country, distance riding, western dressage, polocrosse, show jumping, dressage, games, hunter seat equitation, and groundwork. Unmounted workshops include equine nutrition, numerous veterinary topics, national certification preps, while the Masters Clinic series features professionals demonstrating their sport. Additionally, limited attendance opportunities include an early Monday morning Mock Foxhunt, D–Camp, and the Lendon Gray’s Dressage4Kids Program.

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COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Currently, this means spectators are not allowed at the event. Attendance is limited to competitors, participants, chaperones, coaches, parents, competition, and event staff. The organizing committee will continue to monitor the situation and updated information shared closer to the event. We are counting on all attendees to do their part to help make our upcoming event as safe as possible. The following COVID-19 social distancing and safety practices reflect the current requirements we expect for the event. USPC, KHP, USEF, and other applicable groups may modify these mitigation protocols before our event. 1. Face coverings are required for all attendees when on grounds and not mounted. 2. Everyone in attendance will practice social distancing during the event, including maintaining six feet of separation (both indoors and outdoors). Building and spectator capacities may be limited to account for social distancing and based on current public health department guidelines. 3. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue. 4. Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to stay home. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath. As excited as we are about USPC Festival 2021, we also recognize that this is a continually evolving situation. USPC may need to adjust or cancel events in the case of identified risk, such as changes in local COVID conditions or known instances of non-compliance with safety guidelines. We indeed are stronger together. With your help, we look forward to a safe and successful summer!

TENTATIVE OVERALL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE MONDAY, JULY 19 — CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY, JULY 23 — CHAMPIONSHIPS

TUESDAY, JULY 20 — CHAMPIONSHIPS

6:00 am Barns Open 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Education Packet Pick-Up 5:00 pm Riding Discipline Championships Awards

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 — CHAMPIONSHIPS

7:00 am Championships Competitors Must be Moved Out 8:00 am Education Move-In Begins 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Education Packet Pick-Up 1:30 pm Education Briefings 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Teaching and Longeing Clinics (pre- registration required) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm RRP Masters Makeover

12:00 pm Championships Move-In Begins

8:00 am - 10:00 am Championships Packet Pick-Up 10:00 am Quiz Championships Competition begins 12:00 pm Championships 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 6:00 am Barns Open 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Championships Barns Open to Visitors (Quiz Barn excluded) 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

THURSDAY, JULY 22 — CHAMPIONSHIPS

6:00 am Barns Open 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Championships Barns Open to Visitors (Quiz Barn excluded) 6:00 pm Barns Closed 5:00 pm Quiz Championships Awards 6:30 pm Championships Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

SATURDAY, JULY 24 — EDUCATION

SUNDAY, JULY 25 — EDUCATION

7:30 am - 11:30 am D-Camp 8:00 am - 11:30 am Mounted and Unmounted Clinics 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm D-Camp 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mounted and Unmounted Clinics

MONDAY, JULY 26 — EDUCATION

6:30 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Foxhunt 7:30 am - 11:30 am D-Camp 8:00 am - 11:30 am Mounted and Unmounted Clinics 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm D-Camp 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mounted and Unmounted Clinics

TUESDAY, JULY 27

8:00 am Education Participants Must be Moved Out

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GENERAL INFORMATION

USPC has a long-standing commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of members, mounts, and volunteers. While there is no way to eliminate all risks related to COVID-19, USPC Festival 2021 will be conducted according to the current KHP, USEF, local, state, and national guidelines and requirements.


GENERAL INFORMATION

USPC GENERAL ADMISSION Admission is FREE to Festival Championships, the Trade Fair, Members’ Showcase, Gymkhana Invitational, Western Trail Invitational and Championships Educational Workshops. If the Championships Educational Workshops whetted your appetite for more, onsite registration is available at the Show Office for the Unmounted Festival Education workshops for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK ADMISSION

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK RULES & REGULATIONS Detailed participant information regarding parking, golf carts, and other information are available on the Kentucky Horse Park website. While the highlights of the information are included in the following document, all Festival attendees are responsible for reviewing and abiding by all KHP regulations while onsite.

TRADE FAIR The USPC Trade Fair of local businesses and sponsors will be located in the Covered Arena and around competition venues, including Shop Pony Club.

PARKING Parking Pass All vehicles must purchase a $15/vehicle/event parking pass from the front gate of KHP. The pass must be displayed at all times. Passenger Vehicles Parking permitted in designated areas only, and there is NO PARKING on any grass at KHP. Only licensed vehicles with licensed operators will be permitted. 2021 USPC FESTIVAL GUIDEBOOK

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

A Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) admission for the world–renowned International Museum of the Horse, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Saddlebred Museum, and live equine presentations, is included in the entry fee price for all Championships competitors and Education participants. Competitors and participants should stop by the USPC Show Office to pick up their wristband. Additional KHP admission tickets can be purchased from the Show Office for friends and family.

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Trailers All trailers MUST be parked in the designated trailer parking lot, behind the Alltech Arena, across from the Secretariat Center. NO trailer parking in the front lot of KHP or any location designated with “No Trailer Parking” signage. Inappropriately parked trailers will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Golf carts will have limited access in some areas, and signs will be posted. Golf carts are not allowed in the barns. Those violating the golf cart rules will be subject to a fine. Golf Carts available for rent onsite from Cunningham Golf & Utility Vehicles, 859–233–7921. 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 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(s), legal guardian(s), 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 sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from the rule.

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BICYCLES

HOTELS Specially priced Festival rooming blocks are available at the following hotels. Make sure to book by the deadline to receive the best price. Visit the Festival Local Amenities page of the website for the most up to date information.

ONSITE DINING The Kentucky Horse Park offers several dining and food options onsite including the Iron Works Café located next to the Visitors Information Center. The Paddock Café/Patio Bar located next to the Show Office and the Campground Store.

ICE Bagged ice can be purchased onsite from Dever, next to Barn 21.

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

Clarion Hotel 1950 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511 859-233-0512 $125 Book By: June 27, 2021

GLO Best Western 1935 Stanton Way Lexington, KY 40511 859-554-8854 $124

Courtyard Lexington North 775 Newtown Court Lexington, KY 40511 859-253-4646 $131 Book By: June 18, 2021

Book By: June 18, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton 1801 Newton Pike Lexington, KY 40511 859-455-5000 $159 Book By: June 11, 2021

LOCAL WEATHER As Kentucky 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 symptoms.

Fairfield Inn Lexington North 2100 Hackney Place Lexington, KY 40511 859-977-5870 $124 Book By: June 18, 2021

Call and request the USPC Festival 2021 room rate.

Hilton Lexington Downtown 369 West Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507 859-231-9000 $144 Book By: June 20, 2021 Marriott Resort Griffin Gate 1800 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511 859-231-5100 $149 Book By: June 19, 2021 Residence Inn by Marriott, Lexington North 1080 Newtown Pike Lexington, KY 40511 859-231-6191 $164 - $234 Book By: June 20, 2021

CAMPING With a campground conveniently located at the Kentucky Horse Park facility, you can stay onsite for the duration of Festival. For reservations, click here, or call Reserve America at (888) 4KY-PARK or (888) 459-7275. Electrical, water and sewage dump available, with picnic tables and grills 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. ponyclub.org

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LOCAL ACCOMODATIONS

Attendees may ride bicycles to traverse the park. Bicyclists must always give way to horses, and bicycles must be parked at the end of barns during Championships competition.


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

DINING OPTIONS

Offsite Dining Georgetown • Broussard’s Delta Kitchen • Cattleman’s Roadhouse • Cracker Barrel • FatKats Pizzeria • Fava’s • Galvins’ • Local Feed • Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders • Mi Casita • Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant • Rodney’s on Broadway • The Kitchen at Country Boy Brewing • Wilshire’s

Offsite Dining Lexington • Cracker Barrel • Corto Lima • County Club • Doodles • Goodfella’s Pizzeria • Grey Goose • Malone’s • Pies and Pints • Ramsey’s • Red State BBQ • Stella’s • Windy Corner

THINGS TO DO

GEORGETOWN

LEXINGTON

Evans Orchard & Cider Mill

Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate

198 Stone Road Georgetown, KY 40324 502-863-2255 www.evansorchard.com

Georgetown Antique Mall 124 West Main Street Georgetown, KY 40324 502-863-1891

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement 1841 Paynes Depot Road Georgetown, KY, 40324 502-863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org

120 Sycamore Road Lexington, KY 40502 859-266-8581 www.henryclay.org

Brewgrass Trail

Includes 20+ Breweries www.visitlex.com/about/discover/ flavors/brewgrass-trail/

Explorium Children’s Museum 440 West Short Street Lexington, KY 40507 859-258-3253 www.explorium.com

Headley-Whitney Museum 4435 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington, KY 40510 859-255-6653 www.headley-whitney.org

Horse Farm Tours

https://www.visitlex.com/listing/horsefarm-tours/6517/

Hopemont, the Hunt-Morgan House

201 North Mill Street Lexington, KY 40507 859-253-0362 www.bluegrasstrust.org/hopemont

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Keeneland Racetrack 4201 Versailles Road Lexington, KY 40510 859-254-3412 www.keeneland.com

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Include 18+ Distilleries www.kybourbontrail.com

Kentucky Wineries

Include 13+ Wineries https://www.visitlex.com/mediagallery/item/lextreks%3a-wineries-oflexingtons-bluegrass-region/594985b1 8c73d562425d7297/

Mary Todd Lincoln House 578 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 859-233-9999 www.mtlhouse.org

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 3505 Lexington Road Harrodsburg, KY 40330 800-734-5611 www.shakervillageky.org


LOADING/ UNLOADING

SHOW SERVICES Farrier Scott French 502-599-7115 Onsite during Championships

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.

Photographer GRC Photo 540-439-5010

Videographer RNS Video Media 708-599-8694

Commercially Shipped Horses Must have authorized horse-knowledgeable representatives to meet the van on arrival and be able to care for horses until competitors are on the grounds. Plan enough individuals as appropriate for the number of mounts on the van and to be at the barns BEFORE the horses are scheduled to arrive. Long hauls are stressful on horses. Please care for them responsibly.

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Onsite Bedding, Hay, Feed, Stall Mats and Turnout Paddocks Dever, Inc 859-233-9702

BEDDING, HAY, AND FEED

STABLING INFORMATION Stall Specification Permanent stalls, 10’ x 10’, asphalt floors, with full doors. All mount stalls required to have a completed stall card including mount information and owner contact information.

No bedding, hay or feed is included with your Championships entry fee or Education registration. You may bring your own, pre-order from Dever, 859233- 9702, the week prior to move-in or purchase from Dever onsite.

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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 Kentucky Department of Agriculture is a helpful website for your planning as well as the Equine Disease Communication Center.

Park Equine Hospital (Versailles) 3550 Lexington Road Versailles, KY 40383 Ph: 859.873.7275 (PARK) Fax: 859.873.7274 24/7 Full-Service Hospital

Park Equine Hospital (Paris) 5455 Lexington Road Lexington, KY 40511 Ph: 859.987.4303 Fax: 859.987.4304 Appointment Only Hospital

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EQUINE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

24-hour Veterinarian Park Equine Hospital 5455 Lexington Road Lexington, KY 40511 859-987-4304


WASTE DISPOSAL

Smoking is not permitted in or around the barn area.

EQUINE TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATIONS

No drilling or nailing into doors or walls permitted.

Manure Disposal All manure and used shavings removed from stalls or trailers must be placed in the manure pits, not at the end of the barns, and not in trashcans. Empty shaving bags must be placed in trashcans, and NOT in the manure pits.

Posters, flyers and other printed materials shall not be stapled on any building. They may be posted on designated bulletin boards only. Stall Assignments Championships stall assignments will be emailed to the competitor on Monday, July 19 and Education stall assignments will be emailed to the participant the week of July 19. All stabling assignments will be posted on the Stabling page of the website. We are unable to accommodate any special stabling requests.

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 trashcans.

Championships 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 Monday, July 19 until 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 24. Education Participant Tack & Feed Rooms Stabling, plus a shared tack/feed room, is included in the registration fee, and covers from 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 24 until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27.

STALL CARDS

All Championships mounted competitors and Education mounted participants 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.

All Championships mounted competitors and Education mounted participants will be required to 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. Those participating in both Championships and Education must submit two separate $50 stall deposits.

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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. The adult will be responsible for a safety check and may be mounted or unmounted.

Education Hacking and Longeing Hacking and longeing of mounts must take place only in the designated locations. Hacking locations and information will be included in the Participant Arrival Email to all participants. Participants 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.

No arrivals prior to noon on July 19 and no layovers after 8 a.m. on July 27. Additional stabling within those dates may be booked using the online form available June 15 - July 8 on the USPC website.

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Championships Exercising and Schooling (Hacking) and Longeing 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.

Longeing, once the competition starts, will be according to the (HMH Article 72) in the areas designated.

STALL DEPOSITS AND STALL STRIPPING

EARLY ARRIVAL AND LAYOVER STALLS

HACKING

Longeing in accordance with HMH Article 72 in designated areas.

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JULY 19 - 23, 2020 OPENING DATE CLOSING & POSTMARK DATE

8 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 3, 2021

Noon EDT, Monday, June 28, 2021

OFFICIALS

Vice President of Activities Sue Beth Bunn SueBethB@ponyclub.org 706-566-2494

Overall Chief Horse Management Maggie Howley

Championship Organizer Erin Woodall activities@ponyclub.org 859-559-0650

Overall Ground Jury Sue Beth Bunn Ben Duke Maggie Howley

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.

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FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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TENTATIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

DRESSAGE

TENTATIVE DISCIPLINE SCHEDULES

July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 1:00 pm Briefing 2:00 pm Musicals Sound Check (Championship divisions) 4:30 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Turnouts Begin 9:00 am Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 22, Thursday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm A View From C Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 23, Friday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards

EVENTING July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 2:00 pm Briefing 4:30 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 7:00 am Turnouts Begin 8:00 am Dressage Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm Cross-Country Course Walk Workshop 5:00 pm Vet Box Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 22, Thursday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Cross Country Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors

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6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 23, Friday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Stadium Begins 5:00 pm Awards

GAMES July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 12:00 pm Briefing 1:30 pm Horse Inspection, Weights and Measures 3:00 pm Scramble Team Familiarization 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Strategies for Games Play Workshop 8:00 am Turnouts Begin 9:00 am Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 22, Thursday

6:00 am Barns Open 9:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 23, Friday

6:00 am Barns Open 9:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards

GYMKHANA INVITATIONAL July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 3:00 pm Briefing 5:00 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

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July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 12:00 pm Turnouts Begin 1:00 pm Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 22, Thursday 6:00 am Barns Open 12:00 pm Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 23, Friday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards

POLOCROSSE July 20, Tuesday

8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 12:00 pm Briefing 1:30 pm Horse Inspection 4:30 pm Ultimate Warm-Up Unmounted Racket Skills Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 21, Wednesday

6:00 am Barns Open 7:30 am Turnouts 8:00 am Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barn Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 22, Thursday

6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Competition continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm- 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 23, Friday

6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Competition Concludes 5:00 pm Awards


QUIZ

TETRATHLON

July 20, Tuesday

July 20, Tuesday

July 21, Wednesday

8:00 am Competition Continues 6:00 pm Office Closed

July 22, Thursday

8:00 am Competition Continues 2:00 pm Straight from the Horse's MouthWorkshop 5:00 pm Awards 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase

SHOW JUMPING July 20, Tuesday

8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 12:00 pm Briefing 2:30 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 21, Wednesday

6:00 am Barns Open 7:00 am Turnouts Begin 7:00 am Mandatory Coaches Briefing 8:00 am Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 5:00 pm Equitation Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 22, Thursday

6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 5:00 pm How to Ride an Optimum Time Round and a Two-Phase/ Power & Speed Round Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 23, Friday

6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards

8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 1:00 pm Briefing 4:00 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 21, Wednesday

6:00 am Barns Open 7:00 am Turnouts Begin 8:00 am Ride 1 Begins 2:00 pm Shooting Phase 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 5:00 pm Show Me the Way Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 am - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 22, Thursday

6:00 am Barns Open 9:00 am Championship Divisions Ride 2 1:00 pm Swim Phase 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm Hitting Your Mark Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks

July 23, Friday

6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Run Phase 5:00 pm Awards

WESTERN DRESSAGE July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 1:00 pm Briefing 2:00 pm Musicals Sound Check (Championship divisions) 4:30 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Turnouts Begin 9:00 am Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 22, Thursday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 4:00 pm A View From C Workshop 6:00 pm Barns Closed

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WESTERN TRAIL INVITATIONAL July 20, Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 3:00 pm Briefing 5:00 pm Horse Inspection 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony July 21, Wednesday 6:00 am Barns Open 12:00 pm Turnouts Begin 1:00 pm Mounted Competition Begins 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 22, Thursday 6:00 am Barns Open 12:00 pm Mounted Competition Continues 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barns Open to Visitors 6:00 pm Barns Closed 6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 23, Friday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards

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8:00 am - 10:00 am Packet Pick-Up 10:00 am Briefing 1:00 pm Competition Begins 6:00 pm Office Closed 6:30 pm Opening Ceremony

6:00 pm Competitor Party/Member Showcase 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Night Checks July 23, Friday 6:00 am Barns Open 8:00 am Mounted Competition Continues 5:00 pm Awards


TENTATIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

SPECIAL EVENTS Opening Ceremony A celebration of our members achievements, all competitors are invited to walk with their region in the Opening Ceremony. No animals will be allowed in the arena. Member Showcase Competitors who have earned a national certification will be exhibiting their talents Thursday evening under the lights of the Rolex Arena! Come watch USPC’s finest demonstrate Dressage Musical Freestyles, Mounted Games, Gymkhana, Polocrosse, Show Jumping from Eventing, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon, Western Dressage, Are you Smarter Than a Quiz Competitor Trivia, and includes recognition of all stable managers that have earned a national certification. Competitor Party A competitor party will be held on Thursday evening in conjunction with the Member Showcase. Each competitor will receive one ticket in their competitor packet. The process for purchasing additional tickets will be posted on the Championships Competition Information page of the USPC website.

Join us!

Member Showcase USPC Festival 2021 Presented by SSG Riding Gloves Sponsored by State Line Tack

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Dressage — A View From C* An interactive workshop led by Lois Yukins, USEF ‘S’ judge, and one of the country’s most popular and sought after judges. This workshop will cover what judges are looking for during your test, ways to improve your performance, and various insights to highlight your mount’s strengths. Eventing — Cross-Country Course Walk Strategy* Walking your cross-country course can be an intimidating proposition for even the most experienced competitor. Join your Cross-Country course designer William Robertson as he steps you through his thought process as a designer while he is creating the course and what you should be thinking about as the rider preparing for the course. Eventing — Vet Box Participants will familiarize themselves with vet box procedures, resources, and basic principles for pulling up and cooling out after cross-country. Briefing will also cover post-cool down strategies to ensure horses (and riders!) are comfortable, sound, and feeling their best for the Jumping Test on the final day of competition. 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 game play scenarios according to various game being played. Polocrosse—Ultimate Warm-Up Unmounted Racket Skills* Competitors in all divisions and guests new to polocrosse will hone racket handling from the nation's high-grade players. Participants warm up for competition while meeting players on the ground in skill-based drills culminating in an ultimate game for the whole group. Rackets available to loan for the workshop.

Quiz — Straight from the Horse's Mouth* Learn about how an often forgotten part of the equine anatomy is essential to a healthy horse. Join Marty Whitehouse Riney, veterinarian and Pony Club Graduate “A” as she discusses equine dental anatomy. Show Jumping — What to Know When Walking Your SJ Course* Everyone knows they should walk their courses prior to competition, but why? Join the experts as they explain what you should be thinking about and their thoughts as they design courses. Show Jumping — How to Ride an Optimum Time Round and a Two-Phase/Power & Speed Round Learn from the jumping judge how to ride these two new rounds being offered at championships. Tetrathlon — Show Me the Way — Walking Your Riding Course* Join your course designer, William Robertson, as he takes you through what you should be thinking about as you walk the course. During the session, Tetrathlon Committee Chair, Nichole Fisher, will share hints and tips on being as precise and efficient as possible at the slip rail and gate. Tetrathlon — Hitting Your Mark Learn to perfect the one phase over which you have the most control, shooting! 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. * Workshops are required attendance for modified competitors in those disciplines. All workshops are open to competitors and other Festival participants.

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CHAMPIONSHIPS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

CHAMPIONSHIPS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP INFORMATION


CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS

AWARDS CEREMONY

BREED AWARDS

ALL awards presentations are scheduled to occur in the Covered Arena. Quiz Awards presentation on Thursday at 5 p.m. and Mounted Discipline Awards presentations on Friday afternoon are unlikely to start until 5 p.m. so please plan accordingly. Overall Awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded to the overall winning team in each division of each discipline (Tetrathlon pins individual division winners). Placing ribbons awarded to all competitors. Horse Management Awards All mounted disciplines will receive Horse Management team placing ribbons. First place teams will receive Margo Leithead awards. Discipline Specific Awards Please see discipline sections below for information about discipline awards.

American Connemara Pony Society Award Awarded to the highest placed registered Connemara purebred or half-bred in Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping Championships divisions. To be eligible, a copy of the pony’s registration must be submitted to the Discipline Secretary prior to the competition. Cleveland Bay USPC Championships Award Awarded to the highest placed registered pure or part- bred Cleveland Bay in the Championships 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 Top scoring DCBOA rider (riding a DCBOA registered horse) in Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Polocrosse or Tetrathlon in the Championships 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. Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) Awards All Championships 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.

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ENTRY DETAILS

Stall Deposits and Stall Stripping 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/participant who does Entry Fees not strip their stall will lose their stall deposit. Checks Mounted Competitors to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $440 Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Modified Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $420 Lexington, KY 40511. Quiz Competitors Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $295 Modified Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $275

Hardcopy Entry Information Games and Eventing are the only two disciplines that Stable Managers require any hardcopy forms to be submitted. All other Unmounted Stable Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 entry information will be completed online (including Mounted Stable Managers (Polocrosse only) . . . . . $100 Chaperone and Coaches Forms) or must be emailed Coaches to the Discipline Secretary. Please see the discipline Per coach, per discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 listing for specifics on mailed or emailed information. Entry Fee Includes: Stabling for mounted competitors, Festival t-shirt, souvenir program, KHP general admission, and a Championships discipline pin for all Championships competitors. A Championships Discipline pin for one chaperone per team and coaches (as appropriate). Entry Deadlines Opening Date: 8 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 3, 2021 Closing Date: Noon EDT, Monday, June 28, 2021 Late Entries Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $25 per competitor.

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CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRY INFORMATION

Entry Process — Individual Registrations Now Required Entries shall be submitted using a new process. During the entry period, all eligible competitors will receive an email outlining the registration process with a link. Competitors will be required to enter and pay for their entry prior to the noon EDT, June 28 entry deadline. Complete entries will require competitor mount, chaperone, and volunteer information. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $25 per competitor. Following the entry of individual competitors, RSs will merge region teams and assign team chaperone, coach, and volunteers.

Cancellations and Refunds Only cancellations made by the closing date of June 28 at noon EST, will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests must be emailed by the competitor, to activities@ponyclub.org. No Requests for refunds will be granted after the closing date. (NOTE: cancelled divisions or disciplines due to lack of entries may transfer to another eligible discipline or will receive a full refund.)


CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRY INFORMATION

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.

EXCEPTIONS /SUBSTITUTIONS Exceptions Due to the postponement of Festival 2020, the eligibility period for Championships was extended to June 1, 2019— June 27, 2021. Recognizing the difficulty of currently hosting rallies, members without access to a rally are encouraged to apply for exceptions. Exceptions can be submitted following the criteria outline found on the Championships Competition Information page. There are no exceptions for age or certifications.

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. All chaperone forms will be completed online prior to arrival. Competitors above the age of majority must submit emergency contact information with their entry. 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.

Substitutions Eligible horse substitutions can be requested and are subject to the discipline rules and committee approval. Refer to applicable discipline rulebooks and annual newsletters for eligibility requirements. Eligible substitutions must come from the RS and be submitted by noon ET on July 18, through the online Championships Horse Substitution Form. Failure to abide by the following procedures will result in the entry being refused. Organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry. Forms must be complete with all required signatures and postmarked by the closing date. All Rallies Must Finish On or Before June 27, 2021

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ARRIVAL DATES All riding disciplines may arrive starting at noon on Monday, July 19 and they must arrive by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20. All mounts must remain on the grounds for the duration of the competition. NO EARLY ARRIVALS, a list of early arrival options is available on the Championships Competition Information Page of the website. Layovers can be arranged at $75/ night through Erin Woodall, activities@ponyclub.org.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURE Stall assignments will be sent via email on July 19. All vehicles should enter through the main KHP entrance gate. Passenger vehicles should stay in the left lane and all trailers should use the right lane. Trailers will be routed to the right into the staging area where they will proceed through the veterinary paperwork check and receive their stall assignments if they do not have them already.Vehicles and trailers should unload as quickly as possible and depart the barn area. No vehicles or trailers allowed in the barn area for the duration of competition and until after that discipline completes their awards. Mounts should arrive between the hours of noon - 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19 or 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20. No arrivals outside of these hours.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURE Barns will not be opened to begin move out until after awards for that discipline are completed. No trailers or vehicles are allowed into the barn area until authorized by Traffic and Parking. Championships layovers can be arranged at $75/night, using the online form available June 15 - July 8.

All competitor packets will be available on Tuesday, July 20 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the discipline offices. Review Competitor Arrival email with detailed information about office locations.

BARN HOURS Barns open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Barns are open from 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for competitors only during night checks during competition.

HORSE MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS USPC Horse Management practices will be in effect from arrival to departure for ALL competitors. HM Judging will commence at noon Tuesday, July 19. Please carefully review the USPC Horse Management Handbook 2021 and the 2021 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. Horse Management Expectations Horse Management judging will be based on the 2021 Horse Management Handbook and will be judged the same across all divisions. Championships Divisions Competitors need to know and come prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of Horse Management skills. Modified Championships Divisions Competitors need to know and come prepared to demonstrate their knowledge of Horse Management skills. If a competitor is unprepared to demonstrate to the standard, the HM staff will help by advising while the competitor will take an active role in completing the task. Modified Championships divisions will adhere to the same judging as Championships divisions but will be structured to allow additional education to members as needed. Expanded education opportunities may include one-on-one in the moment, and Horse Management staff time with individual teams to expound on a specific topics.

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Competitor Arrival Emails An email with details regarding the competition venue, and 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 the morning of July 19. Please review and print a copy of the emails for reference and following registration if you are not receiving emails from USPC, please notify activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org.

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DRESSAGE

DRESSAGE OFFICIALS

Organizer: Terry Abrams dr.organizer@ponyclub.org 540-357-0700 Secretary: Lynn du Celliee Muller dr.secretary@ponyclub.org 209-712-0498

GENERAL INFORMATION

Dressage Judges: Susan Posner ‘R’ Lois Yukin ‘S’

Competition Format: Championships: 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 Championships: Tests 1 ridden once, Test 2 ridden twice, A View From C Workshop.

Technical Delegate: Carolyn West Chief Horse Management Judge: Yvonne Ferrante

2021 Tests: Training Level Competitors: 2019 USEF/USDF Training Level Tests 1, 2 and 3 (based on division) First Level and Above Competitors: 2019 USEF/USDF Tests 1, 2 and 3 (based on division) FEI Current year Tests

Entry Information Entry, chaperone and coaches’ forms will be completed online. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Musical Rides: For all musical rides: TWO clearly labeled CDs or USB flash drives must be provided. Costumes will be allowed for Musical Freestyles, Pas de Deux and Quadrille Freestyles. Competitors must have the approval of their RS as to the suitability of the costumes.

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 riders and a Stable Manager (non- riding). Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Championships Jr Training Level Sr Training Level Jr First Level & Up Sr First Level & Up

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS

Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championship Divisions: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Championship Divisions: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM

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 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, Kentucky. 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 June 1, 2019) Championship 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 Championship Divisions: Earn a minimum score of 55% on Test 2 at a standard or modified Dressage rally.

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EVENTING OFFICIALS

Secretary: Patricia Palm 2025 Horatio Hagood Road Rembert, SC 29128 ev.secretary@ponyclub.org 203-470-8688 XC/Stadium Course Designer: William Robertson ‘r’

President of the Ground Jury: Sara Miller Leary ‘R’ Technical Delegate: Mellisa Warden ‘R’ Dressage Judge: Karen Winn ‘S’

Chief Horse Management Judge: Becky Smith

Entry Information Complete Eventing entries require a combination of electronic and hardcopy information to be submitted. Online entries must include: • Competitor registration and payment • Chaperone form (if necessary) • Coach form (if applicable) Hardcopy entries must include: • USPC Eventing Affidavit • USEA Horse Trial Entry Form (Parents are to sign as trainer if trainer will not be present at competition.) • Current Coggins Test • Stall Deposit (mailed to USPC Office) NOTE: Forms available at www.ponyclub.org under Events/Championships/Competition Information Please send hardcopy paperwork postmarked by June 28, 2021 to the Discipline Secretary. If the information is mailed on June 28, 2021, the paperwork must be overnighted. Please ensure that a signature is not required. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

USEF Membership Statement Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides. A nonmember may participate as a handler, rider, driver, owner, lessee, agent, coach or trainer at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions, Dressage Competitions, Reining Competitions and Combined Driving Competitions upon payment of a $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; 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.

Safe Sport Statement Reminder: All USEF Life and Senior Active members, as well as participants who have regular contact with minor athletes, are required to comply with the U.S. Center for SafeSport training requirement to be eligible to participate in the competition. All participants must adhere to the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code, USEF Safe Sport Policy, and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. More information about these can be found at www.usef.org.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 riders and a stable manager (non- riding). Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. USEF/USEA Recognition: USPC Eventing Championships are recognized by USEA. Each competitor must fill out an individual USEA

Championships Jr. Beginner Novice Sr. Beginner Novice Jr. Novice Sr. Novice Jr Training Sr. Training Jr. Preliminary Sr. Preliminary

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EVENTING

Organizer: Laura Pitt ev.organizer@ponyclub.org 610-952-2364

Horse Trial entry form, which may be found on the Championships Competition Information page of the USPC website Refer to membership requirements as listed below for each division. For USEA membership information, go to their website at www.useventing.com.


EVENTING

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championship Divisions: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Championship Divisions: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM Beginner Novice and Novice: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) Championship Divisions: Complete a standard Eventing rally and one USEA Recognized HT or comparable event with no more than 20 XC penalty points at the competition level. If no Eventing rally is available, Complete two USEA Recognized HTs or comparable events with no more than 20 XC penalty points at the competition level and complete a standard mounted rally as a rider at the minimum HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge. Modified Championship Divisions: Participate in a standard or modified Eventing rally and one USEA Recognized HT or comparable event at the competition level (without riding elimination). If no Eventing rally is available, Participate in two USEA Recognized HTs or comparable events at the competition level (without riding elimination). Participate in a standard mounted rally as a rider at the minimum HM certification level and watch Vet Box video. Training: (Competitions must have occurred on or after January 1, 2019) Championship Division: Complete standard Eventing rally at the competition level and two USEA Recognized HT or comparable event with no more than 20 XC penalty points. If no standard Eventing rally is available. Complete three USEA Recognized HTs or comparable events with no more than 20 XC penalty points at the competition level and complete a standard mounted regional rally as a rider at the minimum HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge. Modified Championship Division: Participate in a standard or modified Eventing rally and one USEA Recognized HT or comparable event at the competition level (without riding elimination). If no Eventing rally available. Participate in two USEA Recognized HTs or comparable events at the competition level (without riding elimination) and participate in another standard or modified mounted rally as a rider at the minimum HM certification level and watch Vet Box video. Preliminary: (Competitions must have occurred on or after January 1, 2019)

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Championship Division: Complete standard Eventing rally at the competition level and two USEA Recognized HT or comparable event with no more than 20 XC penalty points. If no standard Eventing rally is available. Complete three USEA Recognized HTs or comparable events with no more than 20 XC penalty points at the competition level and complete a standard mounted regional rally as a rider at the minimum HM certification level and prove Vet Box knowledge.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format: Championships: Dressage—Wednesday, Cross Country— Thursday, Stadium—Friday Modified Championships: Dressage—Wednesday, Cross Country—Thursday, Stadium—Friday, Cross-Country Course Walk Strategy Workshop 2021 Tests: Beginner Novice/Starter: USEF 2018 Beginner Novice Test B Novice/Beginner Novice: USEF 2018 Novice Test B Training/Novice: USEF 2018 Training Test B Preliminary/Training: USEF 2018 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. Championships: Will be of championship level over varied terrain. Location of the Kentucky Three-Day Event and 2021 American Eventing Championships. Modified Championships: Will compete in USEA hybrid divisions, Training/Novice, Novice/Beginner Novice, and Beginner Novice/Starter. Location of the Kentucky ThreeDay Event and 2021 American Eventing Championships.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS USEA Individual Ribbons 1st-10th place individual divisions. Frank Bierman Award for Excellence in Eventing Awarded annually in honor of Frank Bierman, former facilities manager at the Virginia Horse Center. This award goes to the Training Level Championships competitor that has a clean cross-country ride closest to the optimum time and whose horse has an acceptable recovery rate and completes the competition without being eliminated in any phase in the championship division. The recipient will receive an engraved Jefferson cup, as well as having their name added to the perpetual trophy on display at the USPC headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

July 19 - 26, 2021


GAMES OFFICIALS

Secretary: Nicole Gorrell 2509 Laurel Falls Lane Raleigh, NC 27603 gms.secretary@ponyclub.org 443-787-5421

Chief Judge: Diane Hickok

Technical Delegate: Betsy McLeod Chief Horse Management Judge: Lara Hubner

GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Information Hardcopy entries must include: • Rally Program signed by TD (sent by RS) • Stall Deposit (mailed to USPC Office) Send the program postmarked by June 28, 2021 to the Discipline Secretary. If the information is mailed on June 28, 2021, the paperwork must be overnighted. Please ensure that a signature is not required. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration: Ideal team formation is 4-5 members per team. If entry numbers do not allow for full teams, the Organizing Committee may run any division as a pairs competition. Regions encouraged to send individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. (See Games Rulebook, Article 29 for options on “Playing Up.”)

DIVISIONS OFFERED

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

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS

Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/ Flat/HSE All Levels: Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) Championships: Complete a standard Games rally at the

Competition Format: Championships: Competition will include 31 games. Modified Championships: Competition will include 23 games and Strategies for Games Play Workshop. 2021 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 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 2021 Games Rulebook. Photos of pinnies must be submitted to gms.secretary@ ponyclub.org by June 22, for approval.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 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.

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GAMES

Organizer: Sharon deCant gms.organizer@ponyclub.org 757-406-2844 Fax 757-410-5456

competition level and play a minimum of 8 games. Modified Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Games rally at the competition level. Complete Games entries require a combination of electronic and hardcopy information to be submitted. Online entries must include: • Competitor registration and payment • Chaperone form (if necessary) Coach form (if applicable)


POLOCROSSE

POLOCROSSE OFFICIALS

Organizer: Holly Beth Hatcher px.organizer@ponyclub.org 703-302-9550 Secretary: Summer Pollinger px.secretary@ponyclub.org 302-757-4298

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Chief Umpire: Rahul Desai

Championships Novice Intermediate Advanced

Technical Delegate: Emma Strider

Modified Championships: Novice Intermediate

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS

Chief Horse Management Judge: Robert Holt

Entry Information Polocrosse entries will be completed online, as will chaperone and coaches forms. APA competitors must contact activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org for entry details. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration: Teams composed of 3 riders and one or two stable managers*. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Divisions will be balanced based on the APA rating scale. APA Members and Canadian PC members are invited to participate at 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 $100 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.

Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM All Levels: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) Championships: Must complete a standard Polocrosse rally at the competition level. If no standard Polocrosse rally is available, compete in an APA sanctioned tournament at the competition level: Novice: minimum D grade Intermediate: minimum C grade Advanced: minimum A/B grade and participate in a mounted standard rally as a rider or stable manager at the minimum certification level. Modified Championships: 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 2 or more days depending on number of entries. The overall winner will be the team that wins the highest number of chukkas, combined with the Horse Management score.

APA Recognition The American Polocrosse Association is sanctioning the 2021 USPC Polocrosse Championships. Additional Championships: Chukkas will be 6 or 8 min. The information about the competition is available on the number of chukkas played and the amount of time per Competition Information page of the website. chukka will be based on the number of teams entered.

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Modified Championships: Fewer chukkas will be played to accommodate HM's educational schedule and the discipline workshop in the modified divisions. The number of chukkas played and the amount of time per chukka 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 H or larger. Competitors may request an exception to compete with mounts less than 14 hands.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS The American Polocrosse Award for Exemplary Sportsmanship: This award will be given annually to the USPC Polocrosse competitor (including stable managers), whose actions and behavior best exemplify excellent sportsmanship during the USPC Championships competition in the championship 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 championship division. Selection will be made by the umpires, based on fitness, agility, and responsiveness of the mount.

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QUIZ

QUIZ ORGANIZERS Organizer: Becky Logsdon quiz.organizer@ponyclub.org 812-969-3638 502-905-1476 Secretary: Amanda Baker quiz.secretary@ponyclub.org 205-540-6600

Technical Delegate: Stephanie Infante Barn Phase CHMJ: Clare Burkhart

Entry Information: All entries and chaperone forms will be completed online. Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 competitors. Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams.

DIVISIONS OFFERED Championships: 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 Championships: Novice D 10-11 Novice C 10-11 Junior D 12-17 Senior D 18+

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 D-3 HM Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 D-2 HM All Levels: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) Championships: Complete in a standard Quiz rally at the competition level. Modified Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Quiz rally at the competition level.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format: Championships: 2 Barn rounds, 6 Classroom rounds, 10 Mega-Room tables, 10 Stations, Written Test Modified Championships: 1 Barn round, 4 Classroom rounds, 5 Mega-Room tables, 5 Stations, Written Test, Straight from the Horse's Mouth Workshop.

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

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Organizer: Ada Holley sj.organizer@ponyclub.org 404-625-3694 Secretary: Sandy Wright sj.secretary@ponyclub.org 704-219-9249

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS

Judges: Melissa Roades, ‘R’ Gegi Winslett, ‘R’ Stewards: Jennifer Merrick-Brooks Sam Ose Terri Foreman

Course Designers: Richard Lamb Melissa Roades, ‘R’

Chief Horse Management Judge: Bunny Hendricks

Entry Information: All entries, chaperone, and coaches forms will be completed online. Electronic copies of scoresheets and Steward’s reports must be emailed to secretary, sj.secretary@ponyclub.org. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format:

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 mounted competitors and a stable manager (non-riding). Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams. Please include measurement cards for large ponies if available. Large ponies without a measurement card will be measured at the competition.

DIVISIONS OFFERED Championships: Jr. Introductory Sr. Introductory Jr. Developing Horse and Rider Sr. Developing Horse and Rider Jr. Advanced Sr. Advanced

Modified Championships: Jr. Introductory Sr. Introductory Jr. Developing Horse and Rider Sr. Developing Horse and Rider

Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE Stable Manager: D-2 HM All Levels: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) Championships: Complete a standard Show Jumping rally. Complete 3 rounds at the competition level with 12 or fewer jumping faults and no eliminations in the designated rounds. Modified Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Show Jumping rally. Complete a minimum of 2 rounds at the competition level with 24 or fewer jumping faults and not be eliminated in either round.

Championships: • Five rounds of competition. • One of the five rounds will be designated as the equitation round, thus receiving two scores: a knock down score and equitation score. • The Jump-off rounds for the Advanced and Developing Horse and 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. Two rounds will also receive bonus points based on optimum time. Modified Championships: • Three knockdown rounds of competition. • One of the three rounds will be designated as the equitation round, thus receiving two scores: a knock down score and equitation score. • Two of the rounds for the Introductory level and one round for the Developing Horse/Rider level will also recieve bonus points based on optimum time. • The Jump-off rounds for the Developing Horse and Rider level will be run according to USEF Table II, Sec 2(b). • What to Know When Walking Your SJ Course Workshop.

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SHOW JUMPING ORGANIZERS


SHOW JUMPING

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS

Horse 3 and Horse 4 Awards Special awards will be presented to riders competing for the first time in the Horse 3 and Horse 4 levels.

‘Five Clear Round’ Ribbons Clear round ribbons awarded to all championships riders who complete five clear rounds in championship divisions. Equitation Ribbons 1st-6th in all divisions (only for scores 60 and higher). Vieva Perrin Memorial Award for Horsemanship Awarded annually to the rider in the Advanced Division who best exemplifies the classical principles of horsemanship and “the American jumping style.”

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Judy Thayer Coaching Award Given in Festival years, to the Coach who best demonstrates the attributes of Judy’s coaching style. A Coach who: 1. Shows respect for the rider and especially for the mount in the heat of the competition, as well as after. 2. Always encourages riders to focus on the positive in order to learn from each riding experience inside and outside of the competition arena. 3. Recognizes that the simplest methods in coaching often create the best communication between riders and their mounts.

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TETRATHLON ORGANIZERS

Chief Horse Management Judge: Robert Holt

Judge: Julie Congleton Riding Phase Course Designer: William Robertson ‘r’ Technical Delegate: Angie Binkerd

Entry Information: All entries, chaperone, and coaches forms will be completed online. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention: Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 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 Championships: Novice 12-13 Intermediate 14-15 Junior 16-17 Senior 18+

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 EV/HSE Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 EV/HSE All Levels: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019)

GENERAL INFORMATION Competition Format: Championships: 2 Rides, Running, Swimming, Shooting Modified Championships: 2 Rides, Running, Swimming, Shooting, and Show Me the Way— Walking Your Riding Course Workshop Riding Phase: Championships: 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 knock down score and equitation score. Modified Championships: Riding phase will consist of one jumping round. Round may include a slip rail and gate. The round will receive two scores: a knock down score and equitation score. Running Phase: Running phase will take place onsite. Shooting Phase: Shooting phase will take place onsite. Swimming Phase: The swimming will take place off-site, and it is the competitor and parents’ responsibility to arrange for competitor transportation to this site.

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TETRATHLON

Organizer: Nichole Fisher tet.organizer@ponyclub.org 831-239-3067 Secretary: Sally Herbert tet.secretary@ponyclub.org 603-448-2474

Pre-Novice: Modified Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level and ride, run, and swim at the Pre- Novice height and distances. Novice and Intermediate: Championships: 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 Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level. Junior and Senior: Championships: 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 Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Tetrathlon rally at the competition level.


TETRATHLON

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 organizer 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 organizer, riding steward, and TD to ensure suitability. In the event a combination is unsuitable, every effort will be made to find that competitor a suitable mount. Please indicate on your electronic entry if you are willing to share your horse or pistol.

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS

Participation Certificates For all competitors to certify phase scores and overall total score. Certificates printed onsite between the last inquiry period and the beginning of the Awards Ceremony. Phase Ribbons 1st thru 3rd in each phase (ride, run, shoot and swim). (Championships divisions only) Overall Individual 1st through 3rd ribbon and Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals. 4th thru 10th ribbons

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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. (Championship divisions only) Sacksen Achievement Award This award is presented to the male USPC competitor with the highest overall score, in the highest offered division for the competition. (Championship divisions only) 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. (Championship divisions only) 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. Equitation Ribbons 1st-3rd for the top equitation scores across divisions. Perfect Score Certificates Awarded to all competitors meeting the criteria.

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Organizer: Terry Abrams dr.organizer@ponyclub.org 540-357-0700 Secretary: Lynn du Celliee Muller dr.secretary@ponyclub.org 209-712-0498 Chief Horse Management Judge: Yvonne Ferrante

Championships: 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 Championships: Participate in a standard or modified Western Dressage rally and earn a minimum score of 55% on Test 3 at the competition level.

Dressage Judges: Susan Posner ‘R’ Lois Yukins 'S'

GENERAL INFORMATION

Technical Delegate: Carolyn West

Refer to Entry Process or information on submitting entries. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention Stabling, USPC Festival, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

2021 Tests: Basic Level competitors: 2017 WDAA Tests 2, 3 and 4 (based on division) Level 1 & Up competitors: 2017 WDAA Tests 2, 3 and 4 (based on division) Musical Rides: For all musical rides: TWO clearly labeled CDs or USB flash drives 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.

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 riders and a stable manager (non-riding). Regions are encouraged to send additional individuals or partial teams to place on scramble teams.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Championships: Jr. Basic Level Sr. Basic Level Jr. Level 1 and up Sr. Level 1 and up

Competition Format: Championships: Test 3 ridden once, Test 4 ridden twice and a musical freestyle Modified Championships: Test 2 ridden once, Test 3 ridden twice, A View From C Workshop

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF DIVISIONS

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC AWARDS Musical Freestyles Basic — 1st-10th place individual ribbons Level 1 and up — 1st-10th individual ribbons

Age and Certification minimum requirements: Championships: Must be 12 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: C-1 DR/EV/Flat/HSE/WST Stable Manager: D-3 HM Modified Championships: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Mounted: D-2 DR/EV/Flat/HSE/WST Stable Manager: D-2 HM All Levels: (Competitions must have occurred on or after June 1, 2019) ponyclub.org

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WESTERN DRESSAGE OFFICIALS


GYMKHANA INVITATIONAL

GYMKHANA OFFICIALS

GOVERNING RULES

Organizer: Connie Riker

Chief Judge: Diane Usher

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Technical Delegate: Kenny Timmerman

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Secretary: Erin Roland activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org

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Chief Horse Management Judge: Lara Hubner

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 riders and a stable manager (nonriding). Based on entry numbers, team configuration may be altered.

The Gymkhana Invitational will be run in accordance with the 2021 USPC Gymkhana 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 20 races over two days, (some may be repeated). Races Selected from the Below List: Barrel, Big O, 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

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Novice, Intermediate and Advanced

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Horse Management Expectations Current or Former USPC member: Judged at current certification level as of Jan 1, 2021 Non USPC member: Judged as D-2 HM

ENTRY INFORMATION

Entry Process Entries shall be submitted via hardcopy form submitted to the Gymkhana Invitational Secretary, activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org. Competitors will be required to enter and pay for their entry prior to the noon EDT June 22 entry deadline. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $25 per competitor. Following the entry of individual competitors, the Secretary will merge teams and assign team chaperone, coach and volunteers.

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.

All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention Stabling, USPC Festival, 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, and Championships t-shirt. Entry Deadlines Opening Date: Monday, May 3, 2021 Closing Date: Monday, June 28, 2021

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

Chief Judge: TBD

Technical Delegate: TBD Chief Horse Management Judge: TBD

Team Configuration: Teams composed of 4 riders and a stable manager (non- riding). Based on entry numbers, team configuration may be altered.

GOVERNING RULES The Western Trail Invitational will be run in accordance with the 2021 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 2021 USPC Western Trail Rulebook.

DIVISIONS OFFERED

AWARDS

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Age: Must be 10 years old by Jan. 1, 2021 Horse Management Expectations Current or Former USPC member: Judged at current certification level as of Jan 1, 2021 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. Horse Management Awards Teams will receive Horse Management awards.

ENTRY INFORMATION Entry Process Entries shall be submitted via hardcopy form submitted to the Western Trail Invitational Secretary, activitiescoordinator@ponyclub.org. Competitors will be required to enter and pay for their entry prior to the noon EDT June 28 entry deadline. Incomplete entries requiring additional information will incur a late fee of $25 per competitor. Following the entry of individual competitors, the Secretary will merge teams and assign team chaperone, coach and volunteers. All 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. Checks to be made out to USPC and mailed to Attention Stabling, USPC Festival, 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, and Championships t-shirt. ponyclub.org

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Organizer: Michael Frederickson

Entry Deadlines Opening Date: Monday, May 3, 2021 Closing Date: Monday, June 28, 2021


RRP MASTER CLASS AT USPC FESTIVAL 2021

PRESENTED BY SSG RIDING GLOVES Thoroughbreds have incredible potential as sport horses after racing, but getting started with a new off-track prospect can be a challenge. The RRP Master Class was conceived to give spectators a comprehensive look at what to consider when evaluating prospects and how to approach those early rides off the track. The Format Recently retired racehorses from reputable aftercare organizations will be presented to our clinicians for evaluation. Trainers will then be paired randomly with the horses and break out to work independently showcasing their approach to the first ride on a retired racehorse while our

commentators offer their expert insights into what they’re seeing and their own approaches. After the training sessions are complete, trainers will provide additional insight into what their impressions were of their horses and what the next few months would look like for the horse in their training program. The clinic concludes with questions from the audience.

WHERE: Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY DATE: Saturday, July 24, 2021 TIME: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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FESTIVAL EDUCATION An essential part of USPC Festival is the education component. Mounted Clinics and Unmounted Workshops are offered to all Pony Club members and all equine enthusiasts, after the Championships have concluded. Mounted clinics include Cross-Country, Distance Riding, Western Dressage, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, Hunter Seat Equitation, Dressage, Games, and Ground Work. Unmounted workshops include the Masters Clinic series where professionals will demonstrate their sport, in addition to a plethora of equine related topics. Additionally, members can participate in a Mock Foxhunt, D-camp, and apply to ride in the Lendon Gray’s Dressage4Kids Program.

D CAMP ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Five Mounted lessons, unmounted instruction, Masters Clinics, Festival t-shirt, souvenir program, stabling and shared tack and feed rooms. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Only cancellations made by the closing date of July 5 at noon Eastern Time, will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative fee. Refund requests must be sent by email to Connie Jehlik: instruction@ponyclub.org NO REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.

EDUCATION PARTICIPANT FEES

EDUCATION ENTRY INFORMATION

Mounted Education

Unmounted Education

D-Camp*

Members Only

$445

$245

$360

USPC Parents & Leaders

n/a

$165 (2 days) $95 (1 day)

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NonMembers

$475

$270

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*Includes 5 mounted small group lessons and unmounted instruction.

MOUNTED EDUCATION ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Four Mounted clinics, unlimited Unmounted workshops, Masters Clinics, Festival t-shirt, souvenir program, stabling (8 a.m. 7/24--8 a.m. 7/27) and shared tack and feed rooms. UNMOUNTED EDUCATION ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Unlimited Unmounted workshops, Masters Clinics, auditing of Mounted clinics, Festival t-shirt, and souvenir program.

MASTERS CLINICS: July 24 and 25 (Open to all Education participants) Saturday late afternoon, in the Covered Arena, Retired Racehorse Project. The RRP’s innovative demonstration allows the opportunity to observe how experienced horsemen and horsewomen analyze offtrack Thoroughbred prospects and demonstrate their approach to the first rides in a second career. You won’t want to miss this! Tentatively set on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm:TBD MOUNTED CLINIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES: Mounted Clinics run on Sunday 7/25 and Monday 7/26, and are open to any D-2 riding certification and above, who are at least 10 years old. Each participant in the Mounted Clinics program will have four (4) riding clinics and the opportunity for Unmounted Workshops of their choice from our diverse schedule of offerings. Riding groups will be matched both

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MOUNTED CLINIC INFORMATION

by riding level and age whenever possible. Age groupings will be 10-13, 14-17, 18-25, and 26 and above. Clinics will be assigned in the order registrations are received. Register early to have the best chance of getting your preferred clinics!

day before the scheduled clinic. The show office is located on Nina Bonnie Lane.

Youth, please consult with your parents, instructor and your DC/CA when filling out the entry, because you need to sign up for a specific level of activity in many of the offered clinics. You need to sign up for the level of activity at which you are CURRENTLY riding. All mounted participants, this is NOT a ‘moving up’ situation and you will benefit most from riding at the level that matches your skills. For example, the Show Jumping clinic is broken down by different fence heights. If you are currently jumping 2’9” in lessons, DO NOT sign up for the 3’-3’3” division, sign up for the 2’6”-3” division. If you over-estimate the ability of your horse or yourself, you may not be able to participate as fully as the rest of your riding group. If you have questions, please call the Instruction Director, Connie Jehlik, at 859/254-7669, ext. 223, or instruction@ponyclub.org. Mounted Clinic groups will be as small as possible to afford the greatest concentration on individual skills. This will give the clinicians a chance to give participants the best possible experience. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY Bad weather can close, delay or cancel some events at the discretion of the Kentucky Horse Park. In the event of inclement weather, the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. does NOT issue refunds or rainchecks. We will adjust the schedule if possible to accommodate riding clinics and workshops to the best of our ability.

MOUNTED CLINIC OPTIONS

Cross Country: Your chance to ride with many advanced level competitors, these clinics will give you the opportunity to school the wide variety of fences at the Kentucky Horse Park, and work on pace, terrain and the techniques necessary to compete in horse trials and 3-day events. This is NOT a ‘moving up’ situation and you will benefit most from riding at the level that matches your skills. Clinicians will be listed on the website. • Intro to Cross-Country-jump up to height of (2’3”) • Beginner Novice (2’7”) • Novice (2’11”) • Training (3’3”) • Preliminary (3’7”) • Ride with a National Examiner Distance Riding: Learn how to be successful in Distance Riding. This will be a fun, comfortable, entry-level trail ride over the easy terrain of the Kentucky Horse Park. This will be a half-day block and each session will include instruction. You will be walked through the procedures used in Distance Riding ranging from pace to conditioning tips and TPR skills. The pace is based on a steady trot, is approximately 7-10 miles in length and ride time will be a 2-hour maximum. No extensive preconditioning is required, and you should be riding your horse a minimum of 5 days a week for about 1 hour (similar to conditioning for other disciplines). Bring 2 buckets and a sponge labeled with your name for the half-way point. Dressage: The goal of the Dressage clinics is to develop your riding skills and improve your knowledge of the components necessary to successfully ride dressage tests. Lessons will be either semi-private (2 riders) or private lessons. Clinicians will be listed on the website.

July 25 and 26 Each mounted clinic participant may choose from the following clinics. Every effort will be made to place your clinic choices based on priority. Clinics will Clinic levels offered as well as other choices: be filled on a space-available, first come, first serve • Training Level basis. We have recruited top U.S. equestrians to teach • First Level the clinics. Clinicians will be assigned at random, and • Second Level and above additions or substitutions of clinicians may occur. Any • Ride with a National Examiner request for on-site schedule changes will cost $25.00 • Ride a Test with a dressage judge for critique and MUST be into the show office by 1:00 p.m. the and ways to improve ride (extra charge)

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Ground Work and Horsemanship: Learn to apply natural horsemanship principles when handling and riding your mount. A natural horsemanship clinician will work with you and your horse in groups of 4-6. The KHP Mounted Police will teach these sessions and they are “the best clinic” of the entire weekend! Hunter Seat Equitation: For those pursuing the Pony Club Hunter Seat Equitation (HSE) track or IEA HSEq. These clinics will focus on how to maintain the correct HSE position and be effective throughout your course work. A great opportunity to better understand the Pony Club HSE track and how it could lead to the Pony Club Show Jumping track. • 2’3” to 2’6” • 3’ to 3’3” • 2’6” to 3’ • 3’3” to 3’6” Polocrosse: Have you been reading about how much fun Polocrosse is? Here is your chance to try this exciting sport. Experienced players also will have an opportunity to develop their skills under excellent instruction while having fun playing with others from around the country. Select the level that you are currently Riding • Beginner • Intermediate / Advanced Show Jumping: For experienced Show Jumping competitors, these clinics will emphasize equitation over fences and show jumping course riding skills. This is NOT a ‘moving up’ situation and you will benefit most from riding at the level that matches your skills. Clinicians will be listed on the website. Clinic levels offered as well as other choices: • 2’3” to 2’6” • 3’3” to 3’6” • 2’6” to 3’ • Ride with a • 3’ to 3’3” National Examiner

Western Dressage: Western Dressage is a growing discipline across the country. Do you wonder if your horse can do this, what type of tack, how they train, and what they are looking for when riding a test? Come ride with a current Western Dressage instructor that will help you get started in this discipline. Western tack is preferred, but not required for participation in this clinic. Early Morning Mock Foxhunt: Ride with members of a local Kentucky Hunt Club over the terrain of the KHP at the early morning (6:30 a.m.) Mock Foxhunt on Monday, July 26. You must be able to safely ride your mount out in the open in a large group. Be sure to select the early morning foxhunt on your electronic entry, if you wish to participate (does not count as one of your mounted clinics), and remember that space is limited, so sign up early. Formal hunt attire preferred, but not required. Please carefully assess whether your mount is suitable to ride in a large group.

ADDITIONAL MOUNTED OPPORTUNITIES D Camp D Camp runs during Festival Education, and is designed for the Pony Club youth member who is unrated up to the D-2 certification level and is NOT qualified for Championships. Attendees must be at least 6 years old up to 12. Participants ride twice a day and get to experience group instruction taught by mostly graduate A’s and other wonderful instructors. Basic riding skills will be taught using a variety of methods such as playing games on horseback, learning how to ride in the open safely in a group, and working towards their next certification. Besides riding, campers will have unmounted instruction in the barn and a chance to experience taking care of their mount while at the Kentucky Horse Park. There will be a limited number of slots available for D Camp, so make sure to register early! Registration will be online only beginning May 3, 2021. See Education Registration for more information.

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Games: Whether you are an experienced player or just want to give Games a try, we guarantee you will enjoy this clinic. Clinician will share coaching secrets to make even the trickiest games look easy. Horses and ponies welcome. Beginner and experienced players are all welcome. This is also a great opportunity for DC’s, CA’s and parents to get some ideas for developing a games program in their club or center. NEW- There will be one session which will focus on Gymkhana, (done in either an English or Western saddle) come try it out!


MOUNTED CLINIC AND UNMOUNTED WORKSHOP INFORMATION

Dressage4Kids Dressage4kids, Inc. is very proud to offer the Dressage4Kids’ TEAM Program for dedicated, determined young dressage riders of all levels, ages 25 and under. The goal of the program is to find, to help to educate, and to be part of the development of talented youth to become the international riders, teachers, and trainers of the future. This opportunity is open to Pony Club youth members and non-Pony Club youth members who want to participate in this unique program during Festival Education, July 25 and 26, 2021.Information regarding the D4K TEAM Program can be found at dressage4kids.org, along with the application (limited to 10 participants). Any riders who are already part of the D4K TEAM Program should email Mary Livernois at d4k.org@gmail.com to express an interest in riding in this clinic.

UNMOUNTED WORKSHOPS Participants of any age or certificate level may register for the unmounted workshops covering information from the D level to the H-HM level (however, at least 8 years old is recommended). Participants will have unlimited access to all unmounted workshops and may audit mounted clinics. We have many exciting plans for workshops including (but not limited to): • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Once registered, please contact Connie Jehlik, Instruction Director, instruction@ponyclub.org at the USPC National Office for further information and additional fees associated with this opportunity.

World Class Grooming H-B Prep How to Plan and Organize for the H-A Test Sports Psychology Fitness Workshops H-B Test Opportunity Equine Biosecurity Supplements and Hay Quality Return to Play and Dangerous Riding Penalties Vet Box Equine Nutrition Colic and Emergency Surgery How to Evaluate, Walk and Ride a Course Hands on: Tack, Feed and Horse Stall When to Contact Your Farrier Getting to Know Your OTTB Vet Diagnostics Lab-hands on Bandaging Basics Conformation as it relates to Performance Latest in Equine Dentistry Parasitology Pre-purchase Exam Equine Wound Management Equine Acupuncture Teaching and Longeing for National Tests

Remember any unmounted registrant may also audit any of the mounted clinics. Keep checking out the updates on the Pony Club website as workshop information is added. USPC PARENTS AND LEADERS This registration is open to any USPC Parent or Leader who is interested in participating in Festival Education. Registered participants will have unlimited access to unmounted workshops, and may audit mounted clinics.

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current Horse Management Handbook for guidelines) including proper footwear, at all times in the barn areas.

Festival Education Entry Process Registration opens May 3 at 8:00 a.m. EDT, and closes at noon EDT on July 5, 2021. Detailed directions about registration in addition to the registration link is available on the Festival Education page of the USPC website. Registrations are completed individually and clinic assignments are on a first come, first serve basis. Clinic assignments will be made AFTER the closing of registration. Clinicians will be assigned at random. (Additions/substitutions of clinicians may occur). Any request for on-site schedule changes will cost $25.00 and MUST be into the show office by 1:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled clinic. Payment must be made at the time of entry by Credit Card or Electronic Check online. After registering online all mounted participants MUST MAIL the following to the National Office: • A copy of the confirmation email that you received after submitting your registration online. • $50 stall deposit check for each mount

All paperwork must be sent to the USPC National Office and postmarked by the closing date of July 5, 2021. Late entries will be accepted on a spaceavailable basis, will be subject to a $50 late fee, and may have limited clinic options available.

HORSE MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS DURING EDUCATION EDUCATION HORSE MANAGEMENT: There will be no Horse Management judging during the Educational Programs at Festival. In keeping with USPC policy of monitoring the safety and well-being of all participants and their mounts, there will be a Horse Management presence during the Educational Program. It is recognized that Festival Education is a time to learn and have fun. Barns will be open to anyone who is appropriately dressed, (please see the

Everyone needs to follow the horse care practices outlined by the following: • The Standards of Proficiency at their certification level • Current Horse Management Handbook and HM Newsletter • Current USPC Manual of Horsemanship D and C Manuals • Direction of any Festival Staff If basic horse care is not followed, the Horse Management (or Festival staff ) will work with the involved individual to ensure that they understand the expectations (an instructional opportunity). If after an initial individual instructional session, the problem should continue the attendee will forfeit his/her lessons until these issues are resolved. The parent or responsible adult will be informed of the problem and steps that have been taken to that point. If the disregard for basic care continues it will result in the attendee being excused from Festival due to neglect. Health, safety, and well-being of both the participant and horse are of utmost importance to all and Horse Management guidelines will be followed by all participants while on the Kentucky Horse Park property. EDUCATION BARN HOURS: Barns will open at 6 a.m. and all mounts MUST be fed by 6:15 a.m. to keep all horses in the barn on the same schedule. This morning time will also be the time to muck out stalls, and set the horse up with hay and water for the morning. This schedule leaves time for Education participants to tack up and go to their mounted sessions. Layover horses staying on the property will be subject to the same rules as Education participants. EDUCATION SAFETY CHECKS: There will not be specified safety checks prior to mounted clinics. Each participant is responsible for tacking up and getting to the clinic on time. Parents are welcome in the barn areas to help (please wear appropriate shoes). Clinicians will check riders for correct tack and that girth and helmet are snug.

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