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 2015

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

Mini Stirrup Hunter Division

Short Stirrup Hunter Division: 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. 

Long Stirrup Hunter Division: 18″-2’0″ Open to amature riders 13 years of age and old, who have not shown over fences 2’3″ or higher at any show.

Beginner Hunter Division X-rails to be ridden at the trot or canter: Open to all beginner riders and horses who have not jumped over fences 2’0″ or higher at any show.The flat class will be a walk/trot class. Hunter points go to the horse and equitation points go to the rider.

Schooling Hunter 2’3″ or 2’6″: Open to all horses/riders

Pre-Child/Adult Hunter 2’3″: Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’0″ or higher at this show

Modified Children’s/Adult Hunter 2’6″-2’9″: Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’3″ or higher at this show

Working Hunter 3.0″-3’3″: Open to all horses and riders

Children’s/Adult Hunter 2’9″-3’0″:  Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’6″ or higher at this show 

EQUITATION DIVISIONS

Pre-Child/Adult Equitation 2’3″:  Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’0″ or higher at this show

Modified Children’s/Adult Equitation: Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’3″ or higher at this show

Children’s/Adult Equitation 2’9″-3’0″: Open to all junior and adult amateur riders. Riders may not cross enter where fences are 3’0″ or higher at this show

Walk/trot Equitation Division: Open to all beginner riders. Division will consist of three classes- Walk/Trot Hunter U/S, Walk/Trot Horsemanship (Riders may be asked to demonstrate additional horsemanship related tests)  and Walk/Trot Equitation O/F (poles on the ground). Riders may cross enter into poles on the ground only. All points go to the rider.

Poles on the Ground Equitation: Open to all beginner riders who have not jumped over fences 2’0″ in classes at any show. May cross enter into beginner hunter/equitation division only. All points go to the rider. Walk/trot only

Beginner Equitation Division X-rails to be ridden at the trot or canter: Open to all beginner riders and horses who have not jumped over fences 2’0″ or higher at any show.The flat class will be a walk/trot class. Hunter points go to the horse and equitation points go to the rider.

Mini-Stirrup Equitation Division: trotting or cantering X-rail to cantering out over a 18″ vertical. Open to all beginner riders who have not jumped over fences 2’3″ or higher at any show. All points go to the rider.

Short Stirrup Equitation Division: 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.

Long Stirrup Equitation Division: 18″-2’0″ Open to amateur riders 13 years of age and old, who have not shown over fences 2’3″ or higher at any show.

JUMPER DIVISIONS

There will be three (3) jumper classes and one (1) division:
Table 2.II.b. (Time first, jump off), Table 2.II.c. (Power and Speed) and Table IV.1.I. (Optimum Time) see USEF Rulebook for class specifications. In each class, riders will compete at level/fence height as specified on entry form. Multiple horse/rider combinations are allowed. All levels/fence heights will be judged in order from lowest to highest (beginning with Level O) and 3 sets of awards will be given. There must be two (2) entries in division for class points and champion and reserve points to be awarded. 

Jumper courses to consist of USEF table 2.II.b – Time First, Jump Off; table 2.II.c – Power and Speed; and table 2.I.a – Speed

Level 0 Jumpers:  2’3″-2’6″. Open to all horses and ponies that do not jump higher than 3’0″ at this show.

Level 1 Jumpers:  2’9″-3’0″. Spreads to 3’0″.  Open to all horses and riders.

Level 2 Jumpers:  3’0″-3’3″. Spreads to 3’3″.  Open to all horses and riders.

Level 3 Jumpers:  3’3″-3’6″. Spreads to 3’6″.  Open to all horses and riders.

Level 4 Jumpers:  3’6″-3’9″. Spreads to 3’9″.  Open to all horses and riders.