ANRC Take it Forward College Team Equitation Tournament

The ANRC Take it Forward College Team Tournament is a virtual team competition open to any college or university that offers a 4-year or 2-year degree program. The team tournament is similar to the intercollegiate format you may be familiar with. A participating school may create one or more teams with students currently enrolled in their school. There will be three tournaments offered in the fall. Your two best team scores will be added together to determine the top ten team placings. The top ten teams are invited to compete in the TOURNAMENT FINALE to be held on November 20!

TOURNAMENT DATES:

SEPTEMBER KICK OFF CLOSED
•Entries open September 10 and close September 20. The tournament is limited to the first 20 teams that enter.
•Coaches upload videos on September 21-22. Judging begins September 24.

OCTOBER TURNOVER (enter here)
•Entries open October 1 and close October 17. The tournament is limited to the first 20 teams that enter.
•Coaches upload videos on October 18-19. Judging begins October 22.

NOVEMBER TOUCHDOWN (enter here)
•Entries open October 21 and close November 2. The tournament is limited to the first 20 teams that enter.
•Coaches upload videos on November 3-4. Judging begins November 7.

CLASSES:

  1. Novice Flat – for riders who have never competed in a USEF recognized competition (FLAT TEST 3).
  2. Limit Flat – for riders who have not won more than 5 equitation classes on the flat in USEF recognized competitions (FLAT TEST 5).
  3. Limit Over Fences 2’3″- 2’6” – for riders who have not won more than 6 classes at 3′ or higher in USEF recognized competitions (ANRC Course C).
  4. Open/Intermediate Flat – for riders who have achieved above the requirements for Classes 1,2 and 3 (FLAT TEST 9).
  5. Open/Intermediate Over Fences 2’9” – for riders who have achieved beyond the requirements for Classes 1-3 (ANRC Course D).

Note: New flat tests and courses will be assigned to each class and will be made available soon.

HOW TO ENTER:

  • To participate, join the ANRC Take it Forward Virtual Clinic and Horse Show Series Facebook Group Page.
  • Be sure to check the entry open and closing dates for each tournament. Click (enter here) to find the entry form.
  • Coaches (not the students) fill out an entry form for each team they want to enter. ANRC will assign a number to each team.
  • You can enter one rider in each class, however, you are not required to have a full team to compete. Your lowest class score will be dropped in each tournament.
  • You may use the same rider in Limit Flat and Limit Fences or a different rider in Limit Flat and Limit Fences as long as they are qualified for that class. The same applies to the Open/Intermediate Division.
  • Horses may be interchanged.
  • Your team(s) can be made up of different riders in each tournament.
  • The fee to enter each team in the tournament is $150 per team. Submit payment using PayPal or Venmo.
  • Scratches made 10 days prior to the closing date will be refunded. No refunds or credits will be made after the entry closing date.
  • Video your rider’s performance for each class. Coaches upload ALL of the videos on the ANRC Take it Forward Virtual Clinic and Horse Show Series Facebook group page on the dates indicated. When the coach uploads the rider’s video, each performance must be identified with the team number and the class name. Example: Team #206, Limit Flat
  • One judge from the panel will be selected to judge each class and will have one week after the class has run to complete all scoring.
  • Results will be posted for individual classes along with team standings within 10 days.
  • Entered riders can request a private written evaluation from the judge assigned to their class using a separate entry form and paying a fee (see below).
  • All entered schools are invited to participate in the ANRC Take it Forward Virtual College Recruiting Fair to be held October 26-30. We will add your school logo and website link to our College Fair web page. If you register for the college fair and pay an additional fee, you will have full access to student folders that include their profile and recruiting videos on October 26-30. The registration form can be found HERE.

JUDGE EVALUATIONS:

In each tournament, a judge from the panel will be will be randomly assigned to a class. Entered riders can request a written evaluation on their flat or fences round. Riders must submit the JUDGE EVALUATION REQUEST FORM at least 3 days before the tournament is scheduled to be judged. The fee is $50 per round using PayPal.me/anrc2020 or Venmo (ANRC Take it Forward).

JUDGING AND SCORING:

In each tournament, a judge from the panel will be will be randomly assigned to a class. USEF rules for equitation apply. The judge will reward correct position and a performance that is well-executed; demonstrates a correct use of aids; and exemplifies cooperation between horse and rider throughout. Numerical scoring will be used for all over fences classes. A maximum of 10 points will be given for each movement in the flat test. The scores are then totaled to determine the final flat test score.

Reminders:

  • Martingales are prohibited on the flat.
  • At the judge’s discretion, videos that are blurry or do not adequately capture the performance may be disqualified.
  • Coaching from the sidelines is not allowed during the video performance.

SHOW ATTIRE:

Riders must wear ASTM approved protective headgear and clothing suitable to be judged for equitation.

VIDEO PERFORMANCES:

Flat Test:

  • Use a ring or performance area that will enhance your flat test or jumping course.
  • Flat performances must use the dressage ring letters A,F,B,M,C,H,E,K. in the correct order and place to define their space.
  • Shoot the video from B if possible. Your second best option is from the letter C.
  • You Tube is your best option for uploading. The video must be able to be enlarged on the computer screen.

Jumping Course:

  • Use a ring or performance area that will enhance your jumping course.
  • A courtesy circle is recommended.
  • Fence heights and distances between elements must appear to be in accordance with the class entered. Judges may penalize rounds that do not adequately match the requirements for the course.

SHOOTING THE VIDEO:

  • Set up the schooling show class according to instructions. Arena corners must be marked and arena letters visible for flat program rides.
  • Videos must be in landscape (horizontal) view
  • For the flat, shoot the video from the letter B, or if that is not possible, letter C is your next best option.
  • Use a tripod or steady surface to keep the video as steady as possible
  • Keep the entire horse/rider in view at all times.
  • Zoom in as the horse and rider move further away.
  • Your class must be filmed from beginning to end with no editing or cutting.
  • Please make sure video submissions are clear and crisp. Blurry videos will not be judged.
  • NO editing of videos
  • No coaching from the sidelines during the video round.
  • You Tube is your best option for uploading. The video must be able to be enlarged on the computer screen.

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