Earning Points

Points are awarded as follows:

Equitation – Points Awarded to Rider
1st =10pts; 2nd =6pts; 3rd. =4pts; 4th = 2pts; 5th =1pt; 6th = 0.5pt
Champion = 20pts
Reserve Champion = 12pts

Hunters – Points Awarded to Horse
1st =10pts; 2nd =6pts; 3rd. =4pts; 4th = 2pts; 5th =1pt; 6th = 0.5pt
Champion = 20pts
Reserve Champion = 12pts

Jumpers – Points Awarded to Horse
1st =10pts; 2nd =6pts; 3rd =4pts; 4th = 2pts; 5th =1pt; 6th = 0.5pt
Champion = 20pts
Reserve Champion = 12pts

For NLEA Club Shows, all points are multiplied by 2. 


Point Qualifications – Revised 2019

In all hunter and equitation classes, there must be two (2) entries over fences and (3) on the flat in each division for class points and champion and reserve points to be awarded. In the event of less than three (3) in the division, class points only will be awarded.  All points will be doubled at Club shows.

In jumper classes, there must be at least two (2) entries in each class of the division for class points and champion or reserve points to be awarded.  In the event of less than two (2) entries in any division, class points only will be awarded.  All points will be doubled at Club shows.

Riders must enter and compete in any division (three classes) in at least two (2) shows, one (1) being a Club show, to be eligible for year-end equitation awards (may be on different horses).  Horses must compete in at least one (1) division (three classes) in at least two (2) shows, one (1)  being a Club show, to be eligible for year-end hunter awards (may be with different rider).

Any ineligible rider/horse in a division (ineligible as deemed by either the NLEA board or NLEA Points Committee) will forfeit points and may be asked to return awards/ribbons.  The next highest riders/horses will be moved up to the corresponding placing/points, including champion or reserve.

In the event of a tie for year-end awards, the rider/horse with the highest number of over fences points will break the tie.  If a tie still remains, two (2) awards will be given for the placing.

To be eligible for year-end awards, one must be a member in good standing.

Any dispute regarding point totals must be provided in writing to the NLEA board within thirty (30) days of the last Club show.  The board will take the dispute under consideration and vote to resolve it.  The decision of the board is final.  The disputing member will be notified within thirty (30) days of the board’s decision.

 


Eligible Divisions

Only the following divisions and classes will be recognized for year end awards in the NLEA. Show management reserves the right to cancel or combine any classes or divisions deemed necessary. 

Hunter Divisions

Beginner Hunter: X-rails to be ridden at the trot or canter. Open to all beginner riders or horses who have not jumped over fences 2’0” or higher at any show. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 2’ or higher. The flat class will be walk/trot/canter.

Short Stirrup Hunter: Fences 18”-2’0” Open to riders 12 years of age have who not shown over fences 2’3” or higher at any show. Riders may not cross into any class with fences 2’3” or higher 

Long Stirrup Hunter: Fences 18”- 2’0” Open to riders 13 years of age or older who not shown over fences 2’3” or higher at any show. Riders may not cross into any class with fences 2’3” or higher.

Pony Hunter: Open to all ponies with measurement card.
Fences: Small- 2’0”, Medium- 2’3”, Large- 2’6”

Pre-Child/Adult Hunter: Fences 2’0” – 2’3” Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 3’0” or higher.

Modified Children’s/Adult Hunter: Fences 2’6” – 2’9” Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 3’3” or higher.

Children’s/Adult Hunter:  Fences 2’9” – 3’ Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences are 3’6”.

Junior/Amateur Hunter:  Fences 3’6” Open to all junior/amateur riders.

Green Hunter: Fences 2’6, 3’, 3’3” Open to all horses in their first 3 years of showing. Indicate height on entry form.

Performance(Open)Hunter: All fence heights. Open to all horses/riders. Open card at each fence height, will be judged as one open class. Multiple entries/fence heights are allowed. Indicate fence height(s) on entry form.

EQUITATION DIVISIONS

Walk/trot Equitation:   Open to all beginner riders. Division will consist of three classes and be judged on equitation. Riders may be asked to demonstrate: work collectively at the walk and/or trot, halt and/or back, figure eight, demonstrate 2-point or jumping position over pole(s), and/or answer a question regarding basic horsemanship, tack, equipment and/or confirmation (USEF Equitation tests) Riders may cross enter into any flat classes for which they are eligible.

Beginner Equitation:  X-rails to be ridden at the trot or canter. Open to all beginner riders or horses who have not jumped over fences 2’0” or higher at any show. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 2’ or higher. The flat class will be walk/trot/canter.

Short Stirrup Equitation:  Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’0″ or higher at this show

Long Stirrup Equitation:  18”-2’0” Open to riders 12 years of age or younger who have not shown over fences 2’3” or higher at any show. Riders may not cross enter into any classes with fences 2’3” or higher.

Pre-Child/Adult Equitation: 2’0” – 2’3” Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 3’0” or higher.

Modified Child/Adult Equitation: 2’6” – 2’9” Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into classes with fences 3’3” or higher.

Children’s/Adult Equitation 2’9”-3’0”:  Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter into any classes with fences 3’6” or higher.

Junior Equitation:  Fence height will correspond with division.
Equitation 11 & under
Equitation 12-14
Equitation 15-17

JUMPER DIVISIONS

Hopeful/Puddle: Open to all horses and ponies that do not jump higher than 2’6 at that show.

Low Schooling: Open to all horses/riders. Level 0

High Schooling/Child/Adult: Open to all horses/riders. Level 1

Modified: Open to all horses/riders. Level 2

Junior/Amateur: Open to all horses/riders. Level 3

Each division will include:
Table 2.II.b – Time First, Jump Off
Table 2.II.c – Power and Speed
Table IV.I.I Optimum Time

The classes will be scored in accordance with USEF rules. Champion/Reserve points and awards will be awarded with a minimum of (2) entries in each class. Classes may be combined of entries warrant. Multiple horse/rider combinations are allowed. All classes will be operated under applicable USEF rules.

Fence Heights:

Puddle: 2’ (.60 – .65 M)
Level 0: 2’3-2’6 (.70 – .75 M)
Level 1: 2’9-3’0 (.85 – .90 M)
Level 2: 3’0-3’3 (.95 – 1.0 M)
Level 3: 3’6” (1.05 – 1.15M)
Level 4: 3’9” (1.20 – 1.25M)