Show Jumping Rally


2014 Qualifying Show Jumping Rally

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Location: Buckeye Horse Park

Date: June 7, 2014

Deadline for Registrations: May 5, 2014

Tri-State Omnibus <-- Click here

2014 HMH Rule Book <-- Click Here

Rally Kits Ins and Outs

Rally General Information

How to Prepare The 5P's


Top Ten Epic Fails in Horse Management <---- Very Good Read !

Pony Club competitors will be judged according to USEF rules. Each competitor is highly encouraged to review the USEF Rule Book to become familiar with jumping faults, penalities and ring requirements, which in some cases are different than the USPC Show Jumping Rulebook

A list of questions based on the USPC 2012 Show Jumping Rulebook: Click Here

Handout on Bio-security, Concussions, & Heat Illnesses - 
A list of questions based on Delmarva handouts:
2013 Study Guide on Bio-security, Concussions, & Heat Illnesses
Note:  Not a rulebook, but competitors are expected to know this information and questions regarding it will be included.
HM Rules Study Guide Click Here

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For More Information, Contact Rally Organizers: 

USPC - Show Jumping Website

USPC - Show Jumping Rally Organizer's Guide - 2008

Teams: Teams consist of 3 or 4 riders and a Stable Manager, all members rated as of the closing date of entries.  Teams may be D-Teams, C-Teams, or mixed levels.  Teams may be made up of riders competing in different jumping divisions.  Ribbons will be awarded first through last place for overall score in each of the team categories (D, C and mixed), and first through third place for Horse Management score in each of the team categories.

Rules: This competition will be governed by the following. (These materials must be made available to your team members, Stable Managers, chaperones, coaches and parents to read and understand prior to the rally. )
  • USEF Rule Book 
  • USPC Horse Management Handbook and Rules for Competition
  • Show Jumping Rulebook
Jumping Divisions:
  1. Pony or Horse 2.3”, .70 meter (non-qualifying Division) 
  2. Pony or Horse 2’7” .80 meter (non-qualifying Division)
  3. Large Pony or Horse 2’11” (Developing Horse & Rider Division)*
  4. Large Pony* 3’3" Division 1.00 meter
  5. Horse I*  3’3" Division 1.00 meter
  6. Horse II* 3’5" Division 1.05 meter
  7. Horse III* 3’7" Division 1.10 meter
  8. Horse IV* 3’11" Division 1.20 meter

*Qualifying Rounds: Those wishing to qualify for USPC Championships must be entered in one of the following Divisions: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. These Divisions are open to all show competitors. Divisions should be selected based upon rider and horse ability and experience. Keep in mind; this is an “A” Hunter –Jumper Show that will be highly technical with challenging courses. Jump equipment will be colorful and set to full height and spreads. Competitors are strongly encouraged to consider these factors when choosing competition division/heights. 

Jump Off/Bonus Round: Jump off heights will not be raised. Jumping a clear round (no jumping, time, or technical faults) in the designated final round of classes offering a Jump-off round qualifies the competitor for the Jump-off round. The Jump-off will be a shortened course of not less than six obstacles, and may include two obstacles which were not in the first round, as shown on the course map and reviewed during a course walk.  Pre-round briefing should include discussion of the Jump-Off, as NO additional coaching will be allowed for the Jump-Off. The Jump-Off will be according to USEF Table II 2 (b); the riders will remain in the ring after completing the final round. Upon the audible signal from the judge indicating a clear round, the rider will start the Jump-off Round.  Table II 2(c) will also be used for a jump off round; after a clean first round (no faults), the rider is to continue (without pause) to the jump off course, which is also a shortened course of 6–8 jumps.  Coaches need to be familiar with USEF rules and appropriately prepare their students.  

Equitation Round:  The Equitation Score will be obtained during one of the jumper rounds. That round will receive two scores: a normal knockdown/jumper score and an equitation score, which will be included like a bonus round score. The equitation round score must be included in the qualifying scores used to select Championship competitors. Each competitor will receive a written score sheet with Judge's comments after the close of the Rally. These scores are not subject to inquiries or protest. The expectations for Show Jumping Equitation are explained in USPC 2012 Rules for Show Jumping Rally, Section V: "Good approaches (and good jumps) are a combination of several important factors: balance, line, impulsion, pace, and distance…a good jumping performance is more than just jumping higher, faster, or more difficult fences or winning in competition. Good jumping is safer, smoother and easier for both horse and rider and unites them…Correct equitation over fences is that style, form and technique which best enables the horse to perform most correctly, efficiently and confidently over the course, including on the flat between fences and over the jumps.”

Regitration and Payment: Each individual can sign up and pay by themselves. DC/CA or the Rally Organizer will decide on team composition and let the participants know who the captain and stable manager is. They will aslo assign a team name to sign up under. Even a team name of "PVPC" is sufficient or "PVPC Team 1" , "PVPC Team 2" will work. It just a way for the organizers to group the participants the way the club intends. Enter "Scratch" as team name if you want the organizer to find you a scratch team. If you are signing up as a Stable Manager, the registration fee will be discounted, and you wont go through a payment process. If you are signing up as a rider, you now have an option of Paying by PayPal or Paying by Check (Useful if club/center pays a portion of you rally fee. Send a Check made out to: 
The participant will check off the "captain" field if they are the assigned captain. Each participant will put down who their chaperone is. Of course they can all put down the same person. 

Register and pay for the Rally entry here:


Additional Information:

2013 USPC Championships Show Jumping Qualifying Information

USPC Handbook and Rules For Show Jumping 2012

Article 1 -- Eligibility of Riders

7. At the USPC Championship Rally, riders and Stable Managers shall be a minimum age of 12 years and must be rated D-3 or above. Minimum and maximum ages are determined by the Pony Club member’s age on January 1 of each year. USPC Championships will include three divisions: Developing Horse and Rider, the Modified Division, which includes Horse I and Large Pony, and the Regular Division, which includes Horse II, Horse III, and Horse IV.

8. Riders in regional rallies competing for a chance to ride in the USPC Championships must be challenged over a minimum of three courses, including two courses in which a portion of the fences are set to the maximum irst round height and spread for that level as given in the speciications (see Appendix I). One of the rounds must have an equitation score.

9. At the Championship Rally, the rider and the same mount will compete at the level at which they have qualiied at a regional Show Jumping rally.

10. Any rider who has been eliminated for any reason in any round at a qualifying rally will not be eligible for the Championship Rally.

11. Regional Supervisors are required to certify the eligibility of a rider entered in the Championships competition. The eligibility is determined from the original competition score sheets. The scores from the regional rally are required to be sent in with the Championships entry. The Show Jumping Committee requires that qualiiers have no more than 12 jumping faults over three qualifying rounds at their qualifying rally. (Time faults are not included.)

12. Additional Championship eligibility rules will be broadcast on DC/CA and RS Digests, posted on the website and published in the Championship Goldbook.

Show Jumping Newsletter 2012

The Show Jumping Committee, recommends that regions have Show Jumping clinics to prepare for Championships and Show Jumping specialty ratings. Riding with conidence, staying balanced around the turns and maintaining rhythm is so important.

The Show Jumping Committee requires that qualiiers have no more than 12 jumping faults over three qualifying rounds at their qualifying rally and may not have been eliminated from any course for any reason (including any rule or technical infractions in competition arena or schooling area).


The Developing Horse and Rider Division is now in the current rulebook. Open to D-3s (for a 3-year probationary period) and up, minimum age 12 yrs., 2’9” – 3’, a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 double combinations and no triple combinations. Jump of round: maximum height not to exceed 3’.

Please note that the committee recommends that the Championship competitors in all divisions are riding at least at the C-2 certiication skill level over fences.

Tri State Championships Qualifying Information