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Labor of Love I

August 31, 2024

Labor of Love II

September 1, 2024

Open: 7/20/24
Close: 8/20/24


HOY Update (click here)


2nd Quarter 2024 Newsletter now online (click here)


HOY Update (click here)


1st Quarter 2024 Newsletter now online (click here)


4th Quarter 2023 Newsletter now online (click here)

NCDCTA Small Horse
& Pony Series

Rules Governing NCDCTA Championships

  • 1. Horse must be registered for Horse of the Year (HOY). Rider must be an active NCDCTA member in good standing. Horse/rider combination must have at least 1 qualifying HOY score at the level they wish to enter by the closing date of this show. Qualifying scores must be earned at USEF/USDF recognized competitions. Except for Introductory Level, riders, owners and trainers must be current USEF and USDF members or pay non-member fees. USEF non member fee must be paid on USEF website.

  • Qualifying Scores:

Introductory through First Level - 60% or higher

Second through Fourth Levels - 58% or higher

FEI Levels - 55% or higher

Musical Freestyles (FEI & USDF) - 55% or higher

  • Levels offered at the Championships: Intro (Jr, AA, Open); Training through Fourth Levels (Jr, AA & Open); FEI PSG, I-1, I-2 & Grand Prix (Jr/YR, AA, Open); USDF Musical Freestyles (Jr, AA, Open); FEI Musical Freestyles (Jr, AA, Open).

  • Competitors may enter the Championships in anticipation of qualifying, but if the horse/rider team has not qualified by the closing date they shall be placed in the corresponding non-championship class.

  • Qualification for the Championships shall be solely determined by NCDCTA Membership Database. A list of those qualified shall be published on the NCDCTA website.

  • A horse/rider team may qualify at more than one level and all qualified horse/rider teams are permitted to compete in the Championships in consecutive qualified levels.

  • A horse may complete in only one division per level. Horse may be entered in another level (up to one level above or below) in the same or a different division.

  • Winning Horse/Rider teams will be ineligible to win the same level two years in a row, except for Grand Prix and Grand Prix Musical Freestyle.

  • Adult Amateur status shall be determined according to USEF rules.

  • Tests to be ridden at 2024 Championships: Two (2) designated Championship classes – one per day at each level for Introductory through Fourth levels & USEF Musical Freestyles. For USDF Intro, Tests A & B; for USEF levels, tests 2 & 3 of the level; FEI will ride one championship test on one day and these tests will be double judged. Competitors in Grand Prix can choose between the two Grand Prix tests.

  • Championship Scoring: In divisions that require two tests, the two Championship classes must be entered and a score obtained in order to qualify for an award. Winners at each level and division will be determined by averaging the percentage scores for the two rides. In case of a tie, the winner is determined by the highest scoring ride on the second day.

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