2016 Southwest Dressage Championships Houston Dressage Society Autumn Classic

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Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 9 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Dressage Level 4 Competition

Final Prize List Updated 9/23/2016

Southwest Dressage Championships Houston Dressage Society Autumn Classic Opening Date August 12, 2016

Received By Closing Date September 12, 2016

October 6-9, 2016 USEF/USDF Recognition # 320519 SWDC Recognized #17102A Qualifier for the 2016 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan

Hosted by licensee Houston Dressage Society at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center 2501 South Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450 USDF and SWDC Qualifying Seasons September 15, 2015-September 12, 2016 Official Qualifying Competition for the 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships and the 2017 Southwest Dressage Championships Official Qualifying Competition for the 2017 Dover/USDF Adult Amateur Medal Program

Judges: Sandra Hotz “S” Eric, CO* Paula Lacy “S” Arcata, CA * Natalie Lamping “S” Ocala, FL *

Sandy Osborn “S” Porterdale, GA * Debbie Riehl-Rogriguez “S” Arvada, CO * Gary Rockwell “S” Wellington, FL *

David Schmutz “S” Glendale, CA * Bill Warren “S” Stoughton, MA * Lois Yukins “S” Manchester by the Sea, MA *

* Judges with YH Certification

Technical Delegates: Frances Cross “R” Southampton, MA Camille Kopcik “R” Johnson City, NY Secretary: Susan Peacock 837 Glenlake Drive Edmond, OK 73013 (405) 749-9777 [email protected] Fax: 866-487-6624

Assistant Secretary: Sharon Patrick Johnstown, OH (937) 371-2446 [email protected]

Show Manager: Ed Lavallee Wylie, TX (214) 366-7125 [email protected]

Licensee Contact: Leslie Rohrer President HDS (713) 523-0448 [email protected]

For more information and prize list updates, go to www.houstondressagesociety.org www.showsecretary.com

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Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 9 Dressage Championships Prize money for Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in each Championship Class for all levels and divisions. Ribbons will be awarded for First through Eighth place for all levels and divisions in accordance with USEF/USDF rules. Awards Ceremonies Attendance Riders placing in Great American/USDF Regional Championship classes must be present, mounted, and in full riding attire for awards ceremonies (eight places for all Championship classes). Failure, without prior permission of the competition manager, in consultation with the Technical Delegate, the Awards Coordinator, and the USDF representative, to be present and properly attired will eliminate the official score and placing and the next highest score will move up in placing. In the case of inclement weather, unmounted ceremonies may be held. Awards Ceremony Schedule A tentative schedule for the Awards Ceremonies will be printed in the “Show Program” and the official schedule will be posted in the show secretary’s office by noon on the day prior to the beginning of the competition. Prize Money Policy Prize money for Great American/USDF Regional Championships will be paid directly by the USDF office to the recorded horse owner within thirty (30) days of the last day of each championship. Champions in each region and division will receive $343 in prize money, an engraved silver tray, and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $229 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships.

The official prize list of the Great American/USDF Region 9 Dressage Championship appears in the Great American Insurance Group/ USDF Regional Championship Official Prize list webpage and may be obtained after May 1, 2016 from the USDF website at www.usdf.org or by calling USDF at 859-9712277.

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HDS Autumn Classic/ GAIG Region 9 Championship/SWDC Championship National Tests Thu 4 5

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Class Name USDF Introductory Test A USDF Introductory Test B USDF Introductory Test C Southwest Dressage Introductory B Championship Southwest Dressage Introductory B Championship USEF Training Test One USEF Training Test Two USEF Training Test Three Great American/USDF Training Championship Great American/USDF Training Championship Great American/USDF Training Championship Southwest Dressage Training Championship Southwest Dressage Training Championship Southwest Dressage Training Championship Southwest Dressage Training Pony Championship USEF First Level Test One USEF First Level Test Two USEF First Level Test Three Great American/USDF 1st Level Championship Great American/USDF 1st Level Championship Great American/USDF 1st Level Championship Southwest Dressage 1st Level Championship Southwest Dressage 1st Level Championship Southwest Dressage 1st Level Championship Southwest Dressage 1st Level Pony Championship USEF Second Level Test One USEF Second Level Test Two USEF Second Level Test Three * Great American/USDF 2nd Level Championship Great American/USDF 2nd Level Championship Great American/USDF 2nd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 2nd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 2nd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 2nd Level Championship USEF Third Level Test One USEF Third Level Test Two USEF Third Level Test Three Great American/USDF 3rd Level Championship Great American/USDF 3rd Level Championship Great American/USDF 3rd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 3rd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 3rd Level Championship Southwest Dressage 3rd Level Championship USEF Fourth Level Test One USEF Fourth Level Test Two USEF Fourth Level Test Three Great American/USDF 4th Level Championship Great American/USDF 4th Level Championship Great American/USDF 4th Level Championship Southwest Dressage 4th Level Championship Southwest Dressage 4th Level Championship Southwest Dressage 4th Level Championship

Divisions (specify) Open Open Open JR/YR AA OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony

Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR Open OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony

Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR Open OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony

Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony

Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony

Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR

Fee $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $40 $40 $40 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60

Q: GAIG $10 SWDC $8 S+ $8(JR/YR & AA)

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

*USDF Dover Saddlery Adult Medal Friday Class 23-2. 6

HDS Autumn Classic/ GAIG Region 9 Championship/SWDC Championship Class List FEI Tests Q: GAIG $10 Divisions Fee SWDC $8 Thu Fri Sat Sun Class Name (specify) 70

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FEI Prix St. George Great American/USDF FEI PSG Championship Great American/USDF FEI PSG Championship Great American/USDF FEI PSG Championship Southwest Dressage FEI PSG Championship Southwest Dressage FEI PSG Championship Southwest Dressage FEI PSG Championship FEI Intermediare I Great American/USDF FEI I-I Championship Great American/USDF FEI I-I Championship Great American/USDF FEI I-I Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-I Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-I Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-I Championship FEI Intermediare A FEI Intermediare B FEI Intermediare II Great American/USDF FEI I-II Championship Great American/USDF FEI I-II Championship Great American/USDF FEI I-II Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-II Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-II Championship Southwest Dressage FEI I-II Championship FEI Grand Prix Great American/USDF FEI GP Championship Great American/USDF FEI GP Championship Great American/USDF FEI GP Championship Southwest Dressage FEI GP Championship Southwest Dressage FEI GP Championship Southwest Dressage FEI GP Championship FEI Junior Team Test Great American/USDF FEI Junior Team Test Championship FEI Young Rider Team Test Great American/USDF FEI Young Rider Team Test Championship

OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR Open Open OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony Open Amateur Jr/YR Open Amateur JR/YR OP, AA, JR/YR, Pony Open Amateur JR/YR Open Amateur JR/YR JR JR

$45 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $45 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $45 $45 $45 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $45 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $45 $60

G + $10 S + $8

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$45 $60

G + $10

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8

G + $10

Note: Houston Dressage Society (HDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Texas. The club is dedicated to furthering the art of dressage through education for its members and through conducting shows in order for its members to achieve their goals.

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HDS Autumn Classic/ GAIG Region 9 Championship/SWDC Championship Class List Freestyles, Equitation, Para Equestrian, Pas De Deux Thu 55 15 25 35 45 15OC

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Class Name USDF Training Freestyle USDF 1st Level Freestyle USDF 2nd Level Freestyle USDF 3rd Level Freestyle USDF 4th Level Freestyle Great American/USDF 1st Level Freestyle Champ Great American/USDF 2nd Level Freestyle Champ Great American/USDF 3rd Level Freestyle Champ Great American/USDF 4th Level Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage USDF Training Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage 1st Level Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage 2nd Level Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage 3rd Level Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage 4th Level Freestyle Champ FEI Intermediare I Freestyle Great American/USDF FEI I-I Freestyle Champ FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Great American/USDF FEI GP Freestyle Champ Southwest Dressage FEI Freestyle Champ USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals (13 & Under) USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals (14 to18) Pas De Deux (specify level and riders) $ per team Para Equestrian Test of Choice- 1** Para Equestrian Test of Choice- 2**

Divisions (specify)

Fee

Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open Open JR

$45 $45 $45 $45 $45 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $45 $60 $45 $60 $60 $60

JR Open Open Open

$60 $60 $60 $60

Q: GAIG $10 SWDC $8 SWDC + $8 G + $10 S + $8 G + $10 S + $8 G + $10 S + $8 G + $10 S + $8

G + $10 S + $8 G + $10 S + $8

** A minimum of two Para Equestrian entries are required to hold these classes. All riders: Enter a “Q” after the appropriate class number if entering the class as a Great American/USDF qualifier and include the qualifying fee of $10 and if you intend on entering the SWDC Qualifiers as a qualifier and include the qualifying fee of $8.

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Fee Schedule (note the reduced fee structure for stabling!): Show Office Fee (per entry per show – separate entry required for each show) Great American/USDF Qualifying Fee (additional) SWDC Qualifying Fee (additional) USEF Drug/Medication Fee (D/M = $8, USEF = $8) USEF Show Pass Fee (formerly non-member fee includes rider, owner and trainer) USDF Non-member Fee per rider and owner USDF Affidavit Fee Non-compete fee per show

$50.00 $10.00 $ 8.00 $16.00 $30.00 $25.00 $ 5.00 $50.00

Late Entry Fee (if space avail & per entry) Change After Closing Date (per change) Incomplete entry fee Returned Check/Declined Credit Card handling Fee All entries using credit card for payment must use the online entry at www.showsecretary.com A convenience fee of 3.2% will be charged on all credit card transactions

$50.00 $10.00 $20.00 $35.00

Championship Full Stall Fee (Wednesday 1:00 pm – Sunday 9:00 pm/incl. 2 bags of shavings) $170.00 Championship Full Tack Stall Fee (Wednesday 1:00 pm – Sunday 9:00 pm) $150.00 Championship Long Weekend Stall Fee (Thursday 1:00 pm - Sunday 9:00 pm/incl. 2 bags of shavings) $140.00 Championship Long Weekend Tack Stall Fee (Thursday 1:00 pm - Sunday 9:00 pm) $120.00 Championship Weekend Stall Fee (Friday 1:00 pm- Sunday 9:00 pm/incl. 2 bags of shavings) $110.00 Championship Weekend Tack Stall Fee (Friday 1:00 pm- Sunday 9:00 pm $90.00 Early (Tues) Arrival/Late (Mon) Departure per night per stall/tack stall (must designate arrival/departure dates) $55.00 One day Stall Fee (includes 1 bag of shavings – in by 5:00 pm night before/out by 9:00 pm) $60.00 One day Tack Stall Fee (out by 9:00 pm- Open Show only) $45.00 Pony Measurement Fee (Measurement must occur in advance of rides) paid by owner, no more than $25.00 Additional Shavings/Bag $ 12.00 RV Hook-Up (per night) - request space number on entry – map on GSWEC website $50.00 Other: 2015 HDS membership (new or renewal) varies according to type Sponsorship

varies according to type

Lodging:     

Holiday Inn Express (Official Show Hotel) 21010 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 (on north side feeder road at I-10 east of Mason Rd, I-10 exit 745) 281/392-1010 (3.5 miles from Great Southwest Equestrian Center) Comfort Inn, 22025 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 (on south side feeder road at I-10 west of Mason Rd, I-10 (exit 745) 281/392-8700 (3 miles from Great Southwest Equestrian Center) LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 22455 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450 Phone: (281) 392-9800 (on south side feeder road at I-10 west of Mason Rd, I-10 exit 743) (4 miles from Great Southwest Equestrian Center) Hampton Inn, 22055 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 (on south side of feeder road at I-10 west of Mason Road, I-10 (exit 745) 281-392-1000 (3 miles from Great Southwest Equestrian Center) Home 2 Suites by Hilton. 20985 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450. 281-398-3500, www.houstonkaty.home2suites.com

Directions: GSWEC is located on the east side of Mason Road approximately three miles south of Interstate Highway 10 (Exit #745) Phone: (281) 578-7669 9

ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT: WWW.SHOWSECRETARY.COM Entries: Entries must be received by September 12, 2016. Entries after closing date will be considered post entry and will incur late fees. FOR SPECIAL DELIVERIES, PLEASE SEND ENTRIES WITHOUT A SIGNATURE NEEDED!! NO CERTIFIED, REGISTERED, OR EXPRESS MAIL WITH A SIGNATURE NECESSARY FOR RECEIPT WILL BE ACCEPTED!! E-MAILED ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Official Ride Times: Stabling assignments and provisional times will be available to competitors at www.showsecretary.com. Official times will be available at noon the day before the show. All Change requests must be made by 11:00 AM the day prior to the class. On-line entry is available at www.showsecretary.com You may still mail your paper entry and check to Susan Peacock. Make checks payable to Houston Dressage Society and send with entry to Show Secretary: Susan Peacock, 837 Glenlake Dr., Edmond, OK 73013. No post-dated checks accepted. Include copies of owner/rider/trainer/coach current USEF card(s) or nonmember fee and USDF card(s) or non-member fee. Include copy of horse’s Registration/Recording card or certificate. A copy of a Coggins taken within 12 months of the show dates must accompany each entry. The name on the Coggins MUST match the horse’s show name or a notarized letter from the vet must accompany the Coggins. All entries using credit card for payment must use the online entry at www.showsecretary.com A convenience fee of 3.2% will be charged on all credit card transactions. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, received on closing date. Entries may be limited. If the classes are oversubscribed, entries will be accepted and scheduled in the following order: 1.) Great American or SWDC Championship entries received by closing date (mail, fax, or online). Open show rides of horse/rider combinations entered in Great American or SWDC Championship classes may be limited. 2.) Horse/rider combinations entered only in the open show will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis of entries received by closing date (mail, fax, or online). 3.) Late entries including Great American or SWDC Championship entries postmarked after closing will be accepted at the discretion of the show secretary and show committee based on a space available basis and charged a $50 late fee. If the classes are oversubscribed, a waiting list (in the order of draw) will be maintained. Membership/Non Member/Proof of Membership fees: All participants (rider, owner, trainer, agent, lessee, or coach) must present to the competition secretary a current USEF membership card or copy thereof. In the event the participant does not have his/her card or copy, he/she must pay a $30 USEF show pass fee per show. All Riders and Owners must present a current USDF Participating, Group, or Business (owners only) membership card or pay the USDF non-membership membership fee per show. Those who cannot provide proof of their USDF membership may fill out an affidavit form and must pay the $5 fee. The affidavit may also be used to verify horse registration and/or horse ownership. The USDF non-member fee is $25 plus the $5 affidavit fee if a copy of the USDF non-member card can’t be provided. The USDF Affidavit Form may be found on www.USDF.org. Great American/USDF Qualifying Classes: For Great American/USDF Qualifying rides, horses must have an annual or lifetime USEF recording and a USDF lifetime registration, riders must be USDF Participating Members and owners must be a USDF Participating or Business member. Great American qualifying entries must include horse USEF and USDF registration and owner’s USDF card. Riders and owners must also be competing members of USEF. USDF affidavits cannot be accepted for entries into Great American/USDF Championship classes. Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to closing date will be refunded, less office fee. If the owner is owed a refund of $25 or less, the refund can be donated to the HDS Education Fund by checking the line at the bottom of the entry form. No refunds will be given after closing date with the exception of fees collected on behalf of USEF (drug fees) and USDF (qualifying fees). Hazardous Weather/Act Of God/Accident Policy: Management reserves the right to cancel any classes due to hazardous weather, Acts of God, accident, or emergency. Every effort will be made to reschedule with priority given to any qualifying classes being offered. No refunds for cancellations due to hazardous weather, Acts of God, accidents or emergencies. Schedule: Classes may not necessarily be run in the order listed in the class lists. It is the responsibility of the rider to inform the show secretary of any time conflicts as soon as possible after receiving the schedule. Management reserves the right to change officials, limit entries, combine or cancel classes, and modify the schedule, and to modify or cancel awards and/or make whatever changes are required by circumstances to the competition specifications listed herein. Show Management reserves the right to cancel classes insufficiently filled and to refuse or require withdrawal of an entry for cause deemed sufficient by Show Management. Class Explanations: JR/YR - Open to Juniors and Young Riders only; any rider is eligible until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 21. Only Juniors ages 14-18 may enter FEI Junior Tests. Only Young Riders ages 16-21 may enter FEI Young Rider Tests. AA - Open to Adult Amateurs only; competitors must compete as adults from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 22. Must hold current USEF Amateur card. 10

Non-compete horses are allowed on grounds, if space is available. Owner must fill out entry form and pay office, noncompete fee, and stall fees, but no USEF drug fee. All horses must wear bridle numbers at all times when out of stall. Scores: It is the responsibility of the competitor to verify the accuracy of all scores. Scoring errors must be reported to the Show Secretary within one hour of the official posting of the scores from the last class of the show day during which the score was earned. Freestyles/Music: The minimum score required to enter a freestyle class at any level for a horse/rider combination is 60 percent. Competitors must submit a copy of a test at the highest level showing that the required 60 percent was met in order to enter the Freestyle at that level. Music for all freestyles on CD must be given to the show office upon arrival to show grounds and check in to show office. Sound checks will be conducted 5 p.m. Wednesday (10/5) and 5 p.m. Friday (10/7). The times for sound checks will be posted in the show office. Competitors are responsible to picking up their music before the end of the show. Music left will not be mailed. Pony Measurements: Show Management will notify Veterinarian and Technical Delegate of competitors requiring Pony measurements. Ponies will be measured on Wednesday (10/5) at 5:00 p.m. Additional measurement times, if required, will be posted in the show office on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. All ponies competing in pony classes that do not have a valid pony card must be measured prior to the first class shown. Measurement requests must be received prior to the start of competition. Stabling: Stalls are permanent, 10 x 10’ with solid walls and doors. Two bags of shavings are provided with each stall. Additional bags may be purchased – must use facility shavings per contract – no outside shavings permitted. Stall charts will be posted and check-in will start at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Early arrivals and late departures are only available by arrangement with Show Secretary at $45/night/stall. Cost applies to horse stalls or tack stalls. Stalls must be vacated by 9:00 pm Sunday or the late departure fee paid. A stall fee must be paid for every horse. No staples or nails are allowed to be affixed to any Great Southwest Equestrian Center Property with the exception of stall cards. Individuals wishing to tape advertisements or flyers to the walls must first obtain approval in writing from Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Such approval must be shown to Show Management prior to display or the flyers will be removed. There is a $50 penalty for switching horse stalls without notifying the Show Office in advance.

GSWEC will charge a $100 fine for anyone bringing in shavings from outside the facility. THERE WILL BE NO SMOKING IN THE BARNS AND NEAR THE INDOOR WARM-UP ARENA. DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS WILL BE PROVIDED. Arenas/Footing/Warm-Up: All tests and warm-up will be ridden in either indoor or outdoor arenas with sand/clay or Otto Sport footing. Lungeing will be permitted in the designated outdoor arena in front of Barn E only. In the event of inclement weather or poor footing in the assigned lungeing area, a portion of the Barn D indoor warm-up will be allocated for lungeing. Arenas close at 9:00 pm. Schedule for schooling will be posted at the show grounds. Competition arenas will be 20 x 60 m. Non-qualifying training level classes, Dressage Seat Equitation classes, Para Equestrian TOC classes, and Para-Equestrian Freestyles, with the exception of Level 4 Para-Equestrian Freestyles, may be ridden in a small arena, 20 x 40 m. The arenas will be open for schooling beginning on the Wednesday prior to the show until 9:00 p.m. and during the show after each of the evening awards ceremonies until 9:00 p.m. Veterinarian: The veterinarian, Katy Equine (281) 391-8250, will be on site each show day. Phone numbers and information will be posted at the show grounds and in the show secretary’s office. Farrier: The farrier, Chris Guillory (713) 498-2428, will be on site each show day. Phone numbers and information will be posted at the show grounds and in the show secretary’s office. Concessions are available at show grounds. No cooking is allowed on the premises. Dogs: Well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome. Harris County leash law will be enforced. 11

AWARDS Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 9 Dressage Championships Prize money for Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in each Championship Class for all levels and divisions. Ribbons will be awarded for First through Eighth place for all levels and divisions in accordance with USEF/USDF rules. Riders placing in Great American/USDF Regional Championship classes must be present, mounted, and in full riding attire for awards ceremonies (eight places for all Championship classes). Failure, without prior permission of the competition manager, in consultation with the Technical Delegate, the Awards Coordinator, and the USDF representative, to be present and properly attired will eliminate the official score and placing and the next highest score will move up in placing. In the case of inclement weather, unmounted ceremonies may be held. Prize money for Great American/USDF Regional Championships will be paid directly by the USDF office to the recorded horse owner within thirty (30) days of the last day of each championship. Champions in each region and division will receive $343 in prize money, an engraved silver tray, and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $229 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships.

United States Dressage Federation Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Final The USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Final classes numbers are DM13 and DM1418 and will be ridden on Sunday, October 9, 2016. USDF will provide Champion and Reserve Champion awards for DSE Medal Semi-Final classes. The top two riders in each Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Final class will be invited to the 2017 USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals (date and location TBD.) Riders must meet the current USEF definition of Junior for purposes of competition in the Dressage Division. In order to compete in a USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Final class, he/she must have qualified in one of two ways: 1.) qualified for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships at any level (with the exception of freestyles) on a horse that is both USDF Lifetime Registered and USEF Annual or Lifetime recorded. Horses that are ridden in the DSM Semi-Final classes MUST have at least a USDF HID number, but do not need to be USDF Lifetime Registered, and USEF Annual or Lifetime recorded (unless also competing in other classes at the Great American/USDF Regional Championships, or 2.) a competitor must earn a qualifying score during the qualifying period in any open Dressage seat Equitation class. Only one score of 70% or higher will qualify a competitor to compete in the USDF DSM Semi-Finals. There is a universal qualifying period of August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016. Riders in DSM Semi-Finals classes may ride a different horse than the one on which they qualified for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships. Protective headgear as described in USEF DR 120.6 will be required for participation in these classes.

Southwest Dressage Championships Prize money will be awarded for the first three places in SWDC Championship Classes. The amount is determined by the amount of surcharge fees collected from qualifying rides throughout the year and the number of entries in all the Open, Amateur, and Junior/Young Rider Championship classes. It is allocated as follows: First - 50%; Second - 30%; Third – 20%. Prize money will be dispersed within thirty days to the owner in the Open division, to the rider in the Amateur division, and to the rider (or parent/legal guardian if the rider is not 18 years of age) for the Junior/Young Rider division. The top three riders are required to return mounted and in full riding attire for the awards ceremonies in order to receive their awards. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded for the first, second, and third places. Ribbons will be awarded for first through sixth places. Riders placing in SWDC Championship classes should wear their medals at all times during the show (except while riding). The Tommy Thompson SWDC Award will be given to the rider/horse that has the highest score at the SWDC Championships. Classic Combination Highest Total Awards In AA & Open Divisions Award figured by the highest combination of the age of rider + age of horse + % score in a SWDC Championship Ride. Fill out the form in the show office when checking in to be considered for these awards.

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Houston Dressage Society Autumn Classic Awards 1. Individual classes- trophies will be awarded for 1st place. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 6th place. Qualifying classes will not be pinned separately. 2. High Score Award- There will be a Champion High Score ribbon and trophy plus a Reserve High Score ribbon given at each of the National Levels (Training through Fourth) for each division (Open, AA, Jr) for scores received through Sunday. There will be a Champion High Score ribbon and trophy plus a Reserve High Score ribbon given for the highest FEI scores across all FEI tests combined for each division (Open, AA, Jr) for scores received through Sunday. Quadrille, Pas De Deux, Freestyles, Introductory Level, Materiale, Young Horse, Para Equestrian, Rider Test and Equitation Classes are not eligible. 3. HDS has applied to host the USDF/Dover AA Medal Class. Class will be number 23-2 on Friday, October 7. 4. Breed awards- There will be special HDS High Point Breed ribbons for the HDS Autumn Classic. Competitors must submit breed show registry papers to the Show Secretary before the start of the show. Late submissions after October 7, 2016, will not be accepted. The following breeds are included for a total of 15 HDS Breed High Point ribbons: Oldenberg, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Dutch (KWPN), Danish, PRE, Lusitano, Westphalian, Trakehner, AQHA (Quarter Horse), Thoroughbred, American Warmblood, Welsh/Welsh Cob, Arab/Half Arab, and "Unregistered." If your horse is unregistered, please submit a letter that says this with your horse's name on it. 5. Pony High Score Award: The Pony Division will have a High Point National Dressage Pony Cup Champion ribbon and trophy along with second through fifth place High Point National Dressage Pony Cup ribbons for the highest Pony scores for the National and FEI tests combined at the HDS Autumn Classic. Freestyles, Opportunity Classes, Para, Pas De Deux, Quadrille, Introductory Level, Materiale (3-5 yr old) and Equitation classes are not eligible for these High Point awards. Riders must collect their awards at the show. Awards will not be mailed afterwards. 6. National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Partner Shows, which means that anyone entered in any of the Pony Division classes will have their scores count toward NDPC Year-end awards. An NDCP Champion Ribbon will be mailed to the pony with the highest score over the two days after NDPC adds points for degree of difficulty based on the test ridden. You must compete in the Pony Division to be recognized by NDPC. HDS Autumn Classic Adult Amateur High Point Award sponsored by Olva Stewart Pharo of Equestrian Portraits

This award will be presented to the Adult Amateur with the highest HDS Autumn Classic score at Training through Fourth Level. The rider must have ridden the same horse in at least two HDS Autumn Classic tests on two separate days. Freestyles, Rider Tests, Pas De Deux, Quadrille, Introductory Level, Materiale, Young Horse and Equitation classes are not eligible. The winner will receive a bronze casting of the Grand Prix dressage horse head, like the one on the original perpetual trophy, mounted on a walnut pedestal with show name and date engraved on a brass plate. The original trophy will be engraved with the name of the winner. The award will be presented on Sunday.

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National Dressage Pony Cup Awards Sponsored by Marie Morgan and Solstice Farms National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) showcases the exceptional talent, training, and commitment of ponies, their owners, breeders, trainers, and riders in the art and sport of dressage. NDPC encourages competition at every level, for riders of any ability or age, and ponies of any breed or mix of breeds to compete and enjoy their experience. NDPC partners with USDF recognized shows around the country to offer our Partner Show Program. These shows will offer at least one ‘pony only’ class, but possibly more, and an opportunity to receive a USEF Pony Measurement card. All ponies must have their USEF Measurement Card in order to compete. You do not need to be an NDPC member to participate in a Partner Show. All scores in “pony only” classes will automatically be entered in the NDPC Year-End Awards Program, where you will be competing with ponies across the country. Learn more at www.dressageponycup.com NDPC Show Awards: Champion High Point ribbons and HDS trophy will be awarded along with second to sixth place National Dressage Pony Cup ribbons for the next highest scores in the Pony Division in classes combined Training Level through Grand Prix. There will be one set of ribbons for the HDS Autumn Classic. After the show, NDPC will mail an overall champion ribbon and certificate to one pony winner each day. The overall champion is computed using the NDPC Degree of Difficulty Chart as outlined below. NDPC Year-End Awards: All pony tests ridden will automatically be entered in NDPC Year-End Awards. Degree of Difficulty Chart Level Introductory Level A, B, C Training Level 1, 2, 3 First Level 1, 2, 3 Second Level 1, 2, 3 Third Level 1, 2, 3 Fourth Level 1, 2, 3 FEI (PSG, I-1, I-2, GP) FEI Pony Test

Degree of Difficulty Points Added Per Level 0,0, .5 1, 1.5, 2 3, 3.5, 4 5, 5.5, 6 7, 7.5, 8 9, 9.5, 10 12 6

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All questions not covered in these rules and regulations shall be decided by the show management whose decision shall be final. Every horse entered for competition will comply with the rules of the horse show management, but management will, in no case, be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur, and it shall be condition of entry that each exhibitor shall hold this horse show and the officials and employees of the show blameless for any loss or accident to his horse, employees, equipment, which may occur from sickness, fire or otherwise. The management reserves the right to refuse, accept conditionally, or to cancel any entries, disqualify any riders or exhibitors, prohibit entries and cancel award prizes without claims for damages; to cancel or combine unfilled classes, or to reschedule classes after due notice to exhibitors; to change rings or rotate judges. Exhibitors are notified that any act of discourtesy or disobedience to the judges or officials, on the part of the owner, manager, rider, or groom shall disqualify the horse, and the owner shall forfeit his entry fee and other fees. Show management reserves to itself the power to prohibit any person from attending or showing a horse in the ring and to remove any groom or horse from the show without being liable for compensation. No person will be allowed in the show ring during the time of judging except the exhibitor and those having official or requested duties to perform. It is the tradition of the show that riders be correctly attired for the class in question, that attendants be neatly dressed and the horses properly presented. Management may in its discretion bar any person from entering the ring if not suitable presented to appear before an audience.

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EVERY CLASS OFFERED HEREIN WHICH IS COVERED BY THE RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CURRENT USEF RULE BOOK WILL BE CONDUCTED AND JUDGED IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH. Helmet Policy: DR120.6 From the time horses are officially admitted to the competition grounds by competition management, anyone mounted on a horse at any time on the competition grounds, including non-competing riders, riders on non-competing horses, mounted participants in exhibition classes and those competing in all classes and tests, including Para-Equestrian tests, must wear protective headgear as defined by this rule and otherwise in compliance with GR801. The harness must be secured and properly fitted. Sharps Containers: Competition management shall place a minimum of one sharps container per each competition, whether or not stabling is provided. Additionally, at least one sharps container per fifty occupied stalls for the disposal of needles and other disposable sharp instruments in convenient locations in barns housing competition horses. It is competition management’s responsibility to replace such containers when full and dispose of them properly. Competition management may fine any individuals including trainers, owners, exhibitors, or their agents up to $100 for improper disposal of needles or other sharp disposable instruments. If local law has different requirements, local law will prevail. 2016 Motorized Vehicle Statement GR1301.7: Minors who do not have a valid driver's license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorized vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver's license. The parent(s), legal guardian(s), or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule. USEF MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT GR901.9 Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides. A nonmember may participate as a handler, rider, driver, owner, lessee, agent, coach or trainer at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions, Dressage Competitions, Reining Competitions and Combined Driving Competitions upon payment of a $30 Show Pass registration fee. Participants in the following classes are exempted from the Requirements of this rule: 1) leadline; 2) exhibitions; 3) games and races; 4) classes for 4‐H members; 5) walk trot and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program); 6) USDF introductory level tests, pas de deux and quadrille classes; 7) NRHA Endorsed Reining Competitions. 8) Opportunity classes, 9) citizens of other nations who have proof, in English, of current membership in good standing of their own National Federation, 10) USEA beginner novice division; and 11) assistant handlers in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes. ATTENTION COMPETITORS Each competitor is responsible for supplying management with correct association numbers (USDF, United States Equestrian Federation) for horse, owner, rider and trainer, before the day(s) of the competition. The scores of competitors who fail to supply correct numbers may not be counted toward national awards.

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WARNING: UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

If the owner is owed a refund of $25 or less, the refund can be donated to the HDS Education Fund by checking this line:____________

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