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1 January 2023 to 30 June 2024

Trakehners Australia Leaderboards 

 

Trakehners excel in many disciplines.  We want to promote and reward TA member owner/rider/breeder/trainers by recognising achievement in each discipline.  

The 2023-24 Leaderboard will be for competition results in the from 1 January 2023 until 30 June 2024.  This 18 month period is a “once off” to change over to match the membership year, but we did not want participants to miss out on 1 January to 30 June 23 results counting. 

The Leaderboard has categories for Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping and a NEW category for Young Horse Competition (one category for all disciplines).  

Categories may be added to, please feel free to contact us with your suggestions.

The rules of the leaderboard for 2023-2024 are: 

  1. The leaderboard scores are accrued by a horse or pony registered with the TA Inc or the TV that is owned or leased by a current TA Inc member.  The horse or pony may be a purebred or a partbred.  The rider may be the owner, lessee, or a rider engaged by the owner or lessee.

  2. The horse may be ridden in competition by different riders, and the horse accrues points towards the leaderboard regardless of the rider/s.  

  3. Entry to the Leaderboard is free for TA Inc owners or lessees. 

  4. The Leaderboard award runs for points accrued at events from 1 January 2023 until 30 June 2024.

  5. Eligible disciplines are: 

    1. Dressage

    2. Eventing

    3. Showjumping

    4. Young Horse Competition (Young Horse competitions for dressage, jumping and eventing are included in the one category here for young horse competitions for 4,  5, 6 and 7 year olds)

  6. Eligible events and exclusion to eligibility are: 

    1. EA/FEI official Dressage, showjumping, eventing and young horse competitions.

    2. Unofficial dressage showjumping and eventing, including HRCAV or Pony Club official and unofficial Dressage, showjumping, eventing and young horse competition.

  7. To qualify as eventing, the competition must have all 3 components of dressage, jumping and cross county. 

  8. For Dressage, tests with only walk-trot elements do not qualify for leaderboard points. 

  9. For Dressage, score must be a minimum of 55% to gain points.

  10. Freshman jumping is not eligible for points.

  11. Young horse dressage, showjumping and eventing competitions may only accrue points as Young Horse competitions. 

  12. The leaderboard points are differently weighted for Official EA/FEI compared with HRCAV or Pony Club and unofficial events (see table below)

  13. Results for competitions in January to October 2023 must be submitted by 30 November 2023.  Results for November and December must be submitted by 30 January 2024.  Results for January to March 24 must be submitted by 30 April 2024.  Results for April to June 24 must be submitted by 30 July 2024.  In situations of hardship, Committee may allow later submission of results on request of a participant. 

  14. Only the highest placing score achieved on one competition day is counted.  "Jackpot" or Championship results are not included.  

  15. If your score is an equal placing, full points for that placing are awarded.

  16. Results may be submitted for the combination by either:

    1.  the rider of the combination if a current TA Inc member; or 

    2. the breeder, owner or lessee of the horse or pony if a current TA Inc member; and

    3. the person submitting the results is responsible for the accuracy of results and by submitting result confirms that the rider of the combination agrees to these rules.  

  17. Leaderboard entries are to be made via the TA Inc Website, using the Leaderboard Entry Form form below.  Each entry must attach a completed Leaderboard Results Form (Word document attached below to download, complete then upload with your entry).  For any competition wehre results are not accessible by on-lone link you must also submit the results sheet for the event signed by the competition/show secretary.

  18. Leaderboard entries will be considered by the Leaderboard subcommittee and entered on the Leaderboard when approved by the subcommittee.  A subcommittee member must not enter their own results or those of a horse owned or bred by them into the leaderboard.  The subcommittee reports entries and results to the TA committee at each meeting.  If the subcommittee has any doubt as to the validity of an entry, that entry will be listed at next committee meeting for decision.  TA Inc Committee make all decisions as to the eligibility of claimed points for inclusion in the Leaderboard, and that decision is final.

  19. TA Inc may publish photos of the winners and place getters in the Leaderboard on the TA website and/or social media page. 

  20. There will be prizes awarded for each discipline (Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Young Horse).  If there are less than 10 entries in any discipline, then prizes will only be awarded to 3rd place.  It is intended that the prizes awarded will be: First place = Rug, 2nd place = Saddle cloth, 3rd place = head collar.   4th, 5th and 6th place (if more than 10 entrants) = rosette.  

  21. Scores for Leaderboard for 2023-24 are accrued as follows for Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Young Horse.  Please note that the Leaderboard structure, included disciplines and scoring may change in future years.  

Official EA/FEI competitions

1st = 12 points

2nd = 10 points

3rd = 8 points

4th = 6 points

5th  = 4 points

6th  = 2 points

Unofficial or HRCAV or Pony Club Competitions

1st = 6 points

2nd = 5 points

3rd = 4 points

4th = 3 points

5th  = 2 points

6th  = 1 points

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