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Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

POINTS

 

PLACEMENT POINTS

 

RANKING POINTS

Placements points are used for our Lifetime Awards (Equine Carrot Award & Star Rider Award). Every event awards rider and equine placement points equally. One participation point is earned by non-placement riders and equines.  Rides with less than 11 competitors will award 1 participation point to all riders and equines.

 

  PLACEMENT
# Competitors 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
11 to 19            
Advanced 4 3 2 1 1 1
Intermediate 3 2 1 1 1 1
Novice 2 1 1 1 1 1
20-29            
Advanced 9 8 7 6 5 4
Intermediate 7 6 5 4 3 2
Novice 4 3 2 1 1 1
30-60            
Advanced 10 9 8 7 6 5
Intermediate 8 7 6 5 4 3
Novice 5 4 3 2 1 1
61+            
Advanced 11 10 9 8 7 6
Intermediate 9 8 7 6 5 4
Novice 6 5 4 3 2 1
  Ranking points are used for year-end awards and can be used for tournaments. Ranking points are accumulated from every event attended based on the overall placement held at the ride. For example, a first place rider with 50 competitors at the event, will earn 50 ranking points. Ranking points accumulate for the region which you reside.
 

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH BRACKET I WILL END UP IN AT YEAR-END?

Each time you compete, you place in a bracket:
Novice = 1  Intermediate = 2  Advanced = 3

(1) Add up your bracket placements to determine your Challenge Level Sum
(2) Divide by the number of events attended

 Bracket Avg Challenge Level
Novice ~ 1.49
Intermediate 1.5-2.49
Advanced 2.5+


Rule of thumb: You will qualify for the bracket that you most often rode in.
Example: you rode in 10 events, 6 of which you placed in Intermediate. You will fall into the Intermediate bracket.

# Events Challenge Level (Bracket placed in) Points
6 2 (Intermediate) 12
4 3 (Advanced) 12
10 total   24 total

                     24 points / 10 events = 2.4 = Intermediate