Important facts about the levels

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  • The HB is a Horse Management Rating at the combined C3 / B level
  • The HB is taken after the C2 and before or after the C3
  • Age requirement: 13 years of age prior to 1/1/13 
C3 Level: Available in Traditional, Dressage or Show Jumping
  • Taken after the C2 and before or after the HB
  • If taken before the HB, it is called the C+. After passing both the HB and the C3, the member becomes a C3
  • Age requirement: 13 years of age prior to 1/1/13
  • Dressage Standard = First Level
  • Show Jumping Standard = Level II - III (3’6”)
  • Eventing Standard = 3’3” Novice / Training Level 
H-HM / H / HA Level: The H-HM / H / HA is the Horse Management rating at the A level
  • Age requirement: 16 years of age prior to 1/1/13
  • The H-HM / H and the HA are the same test. It is called the H if taken before the B and the HA after the B. When an H rated member passes the B they automatically become an HA.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The recently approved H-HM is the Horse Management rating at the A level. An HB rated member can now move directly to the H / HA level test without taking the C3 test. The H-HM, the H and the HA are all the same test. An H-HM will become an H after passing the C3 and an HA after passing the B. 
B Level: Available in Traditional, Dressage or Show Jumping
  • Age requirement: 14 years of age prior to 1/1/13
  • Dressage Standard = Second Level
  • Show Jumping Standard = Level III - IV (3’9”)
  • Eventing Standard = 3’7” Training / Preliminary Level
A level: USPC’s highest level. Available in Traditional, Dressage or Show Jumping
  • Age requirement: 16 years of age prior to 1/1/13
  • Dressage Standard = Third Level
  • Show Jumping Standard = Level V - VI (4’3”)
  • Eventing Standard = 3’9” Preliminary / Intermediate Level

**You may rate across or down levels and disciplines, but not up to a different discipline. You can take achieve any rating level in all three disciplines!