NCDCTA Horse of the Year – HOY

NCDCTA Horse of the Year Awards will be offered in the following divisions, which may be combined as warranted by number of participants. Tests such as FEI Jr, Pony, Young Horse, Para, etc. will be counted in the USEF equivalent per rule DR 119.

Eventing

Jr/YR – Maiden, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary & Above

Open – Maiden, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary & Above

Dressage

Jr/YR – Intro, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Jr/YR FEI, Musical Freestyle

Adult Amateur – Intro, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, FEI Prix St. Georges, FEI Intermediare I, FEI Intermediare II/A/B, FEI Grand Prix, Musical Freestyle

Open – Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, FEI Prix St. Georges, FEI Intermediare I, FEI Intermediare II/A/B, FEI Grand Prix, Musical Freestyle

Guidelines

  1. All NCDCTA HOY points must be earned at NCDCTA recognized shows and events, with two exceptions: A. Eventers reporting out-of-state results for USEA / USEF / FEI recognized events, and B. Dressage competitors reporting out-of-state championships (Regional Championships, National Championship and BLM Champion Competition). Form must be submitted within 7 days of competition. For shows after November 1 results must be submitted within 3 days of competition.
  2. First place HOY winners are ineligible to win the same division for the following three consecutive years. Exceptions: FEI Grand Prix Dressage, Musical Freestyle Dressage, Jr/YR FEI and Preliminary and above eventing, and if horse ownership / lease has changed.
  3. Both rider and owner/lessee must be current NCDCTA members, and horse must be registered at the time the points are earned (within the HOY season for the show). Points accrue in divisions determined by rider's status. Adult Amateurs and Junior/Young Riders must avow their status on the NCDCTA membership application. If no status is stated, application is considered incomplete. A change in status must be sent directly to the NCDCTA membership secretary in writing, and points will accrue in the new division from that date forward. If a Status Correction is necessary for any reason, all points earned will be placed into the corrected division. Status Corrections must be approved by the HOY committee.
  4. Junior/Young Riders are members who are 21 years of age or younger as of December 1 of the award year. Jr/Yrs must state birthdate on membership application and horse registration.
  5. Points are based on results reported by recognized competitions for the award year November 16 - November 15.
  6. Points will be posted on the website throughout the year, and the top 6 rankings in each division will be publicized. The top 3 in each division will be honored at the annual banquet in January.
  7. Only points from NCDCTA recognized shows will count toward HOY awards with the exception of out of state USDF Regional Championships, USDF National Finals and BLM Championships. Competitors are responsible for reporting results for any out of state Regional Championship, USDF Dressage Finals or BLM Championship within 10 days of the end of the competition.
  8. It is the competitor's responsibility to verify accuracy by checking website throughout the year. Results submission of NCDCTA recognized schooling competitions are the sole responsibility of the show manager. Failure to submit complete results or any infractions of the guidelines may result in recognition denial for current or future competitions. NCDCTA offers no warranties or guarantees as to the quality of competition or suitability of venues at recognized schooling shows, and reserves the right to deny recognition to competitions the executive board deems sub-standard, for policy infractions such as late results, or for any reasons forthwith. Any questions regarding points should be directed to the NCDCTA membership secretary.
  9. Eventing: Horse and rider must complete a USEA or NCDCTA horse trials at the appropriate level within the year to be eligible for a final HOY ranking.
  10. Eventers are encouraged to submit out-of-state results report forms within 10 days of competition.

Horse Registrations

  1. Horses must be registered, or registration renewed, with the NCDCTA Membership Secretary on or before January 31 of the current awards year for retro-active (from Nov. 16) points to be recorded. Registrations received after Jan. 31 will accumulate points from date of receipt.
  2. Horse registrations must be accompanied by a full day volunteer card, two half-day cards, or $50 fee payable to NCDCTA. Current form must be used.
  3. After the initial horse registration has been filed, only the volunteer card(s) indicating the horse to be credited (or $50 fee in lieu of volunteer card) must be submitted for subsequent years. If ownership/lease changes, a new registration form, with volunteer card or fee, is required.
  4. It is the responsibility of the owner/lessee to verify that their horses have been registered. Registration and membership numbers should be included on all entry forms, and show managers are required to submit these numbers, as stated by entrants, in final results. A current list of members, registered horses, and their numbers will be posted and updated quarterly on the website. Members assume responsibility for including numbers on entry forms.

Volunteer Cards

Earn:

  1. Volunteer cards may be earned at any NCDCTA recognized competition or NCDCTA sponsored educational activity. Persons willing to volunteer should contact the indivudual competition / activity manager. Upon submission of competition results to NCDCTA, show manager will be mailed 5 cards per day of competition (dressage and combined tests) or 10 cards per day of competition (horse trials). It is the competition manager's responsibility to distribute the cards to individuals who have earned them.
  2. For NCDCTA sponsored competitions and activities, there is no cap on card limits. Manager / Organizer will contact Show Recognition Chair with specific card requests within 10 days after the competition / activity. Volunteers who have not received their cards in a timely manner should contact the show manager. Persons serving on the NCDCTA Executive Board are entitled to 6 volunteer cards per year.
  3. Persons submitting articles for the newsletter, pre-assigned by the editor (currently Wendy Cracovia - news@NCDCTA.org), are entitled to a full day volunteer card.
  4. Volunteer cards are fully transferable.

Use:

  1. NCDCTA Volunteer Cards may be used to register a member's horse for the Horse of the Year awards program. One full day volunteer card per horse must be submitted annually for renewal. Horse to be credited must be marked on the card when submitted to Membership/HOY Secretary.
  2. Volunteer cards may be used in lieu of full or partial audit fee at NCDCTA sponsored educational activities.

Note: Per executive board decision 4/19/07, all expiration dates on volunteer cards are null and void.

 

Points

  1. To qualify for HOY awards in a dressage division, a minimum of 14 points must be earned (FEI and MFS exempt from this requirement). To win a division (at all dressage levels), a minimum of 25 points must be earned. Members leading a dressage division with less than 25 points will receive an honorable mention.
  2. To qualify for HOY awards in an eventing division, the horse/rider combination must complete at least one (1) USEA or NCDCTA Horse Trials at the applicable level during the competition year.
  3. NCDCTA Dressage HOY points:
    For all USDF licensed shows, the number of points will be equal to the final score multiplied by 0.1 (moving the decimal one place to the left). For instance, a 65.432% will earn 6.5432 points.

    • For all NCDCTA schooling shows, the number of points will be halved--which can also be calculated by multiplying the final score by 0.05. A 65.432% will earn 3.2716 points.
    • For the NCDCTA championship participants, (for the championship classes only) the number of points will be doubled--or calculated by multiplying the final score by 0.2. A 65.432% will earn 13.0864 points.
    • At Intro through First Levels, a minimum score of 60.000% is necessary to earn points, regardless of placing.
    • At Second through Fourth Levels, a minimum score of 58.000% is necessary to earn points, regardless of placing.
    • At FEI Levels, a minimum score of 55.000% is necessary to earn points, regardless of placing.
    • For Musical Freestyles, a minimum score of 58.000% is necessary to earn points, regardless of placing.
    • Points will not be rounded up or down, but reported unchanged.
    • DOUBLE points will be awarded in the championship classes for the championship participants at the annual NCDCTA Dressage Championships, and in all classes/divisions at the NCDCTA Eventing Championships. Eligibility for both the Dressage and Eventing Championships requires at least one HOY point to be earned by the horse/rider pair in the division(s) they wish to participate in the Championships during the qualifying period of the Championship.

NCDCTA Eventing HOY Points

NCDCTA Horse Trials

  • First Place – 6
  • Second Place – 5
  • Third Place – 4
  • Fourth Place – 3
  • Fifth Place – 2
  • Sixth Place – 1

USEA/NCDCTA Horse Trials

  • First Place – 12
  • Second Place – 10
  • Third Place – 8
  • Fourth Place – 6
  • Fifth Place – 4
  • Sixth Place – 2

NCDCTA Combined Test

  • First Place – 3
  • Second Place – 2.5
  • Third Place – 2
  • Fourth Place – 1.5
  • Fifth Place – 1
  • Sixth Place – .5

USEA/NCDCTA Combined Test

  • First Place – 6
  • Second Place – 5
  • Third Place – 4
  • Fourth Place – 3
  • Fifth Place – 2
  • Sixth Place – 1

NCDCTA Eventing & Combined Test Program

General Requirements: Riders must track placings and submit form to earn a medal. There are two SEPARATE medal programs - one for Horse Trials; one for Combined Tests. Three scores are required for each program - 3 HTs or 3 CTs. HT scores do not count towards the CT Medal and vice versa.

  1. Beginning with results from January 2011 onward. Results do not have to be achieved within a year, this program is ongoing.
  2. An individual must have a current NCDCTA Membership at the time scores are achieved.
  3. A horse must be registered with the NCDCTA. Submit a volunteer card or $50, annually, to stay in the medal program.
  4. The same score for one level may be applied toward the next level.
  5. You must obtain three different scores at a minimum of two venues.
  6. Venue is defined by location of the event, not the competition. For example, to earn a medal that requires scores be obtained at two separate venues, an individual could not submit scores from three separate competitions all located at the Carolina Horse Park.

Maiden

  • Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times
  • Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times
  • Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times

Beginner Novice

  • Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times
  • Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times
  • Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times

Novice

  • Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times
  • Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times
  • Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times

Training

  • Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times
  • Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times
  • Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times

Preliminary

  • Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times
  • Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times
  • Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times