ORUSPC Show Jumping Rally

2018 Show Jump Rally - September 14-16 2018

Registration Opening Date: August 1, 2018            Closing date: August 25, 2018

Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Rd, Eugene, OR

ORGANIZING CLUB:  Fox Hills Pony Club

RALLY CONTACT: Jennifer Hoxeng, hoxeng417@gmail.com

RALLY REGISTRATION FEES: $165 per competitor.  $660 per full team.  

         Judge: Robin Chinburg
        Chief Horse Management Judge: Nancy MacIsaac
        Technical Delegate: Naomi Meadows
        On Call Vet: Del Oeste Equine
        On Call Farrier:

USPC CHAMPIONSHIPS: This rally is a qualifier for 2019 USPC Championships.  Requirements for qualifying are detailed in the USPC Handbook & Rules for Show Jumping Competition 2018 and 2018 Newsletter. Qualifying certifications for this rally are based on the certification of the member as of September 1 2018 and qualifying age is as of January 1, 2019.

RALLY RULES: The Rally is governed by the most recent USPC Handbook and Rules for Show Jumping Competitions and the USPC Horse Management Handbook. Please be familiar with these handbooks.  In addition, the USEF Show Jumping Rules are referred to if additional guidance is needed during the equitation round. 

SHOW JUMPING DIVISIONS: The three rounds for each class are Normal Knockdown with Equitation (to be scored as a Normal Knockdown round), Normal Knockdown with a Jump Off Round, and Take Your Own Line. All competitors will ride the Jump Off if the 2nd Round Normal Knockdown is clear  of jump faults and time penalties. Refer to the Show Jumping Rulebook for a description and rules for each round.

DC/CA and parents are strongly encouraged to have competitors rally at a level below their usual competition height on that mount. We would like all riders at the rally to be able to safely complete their rounds.

  1. Pyramid Poles/Cross rails:  Stack of three poles to 12” 
  2. Cross Rails:  18” to 2’ 
  3. Cross Rails/Verticals:   2’ to 2’3”
  4. Introductory:   2'6" 
  5. Developing Horse or Rider:   2’9” to 3’ 
  6. Large Pony/Horse 1:   3’ to 3’3” 
  7. Horse 2:   3’3” to 3’6” 
  8. Horse 3:   3’6” to 3’9”
  9. Horse 4:   3’9” to 4’ 

HORSEMASTERS:  Horsemaster members will have the opportunity to participate and compete at this rally and qualify for Championships in their own division. 

TEAMS: Teams are made up of 3-4 riders and one stable manager.  Teams are allowed to be a mix of youth and horsemaster competitors.  A team of three riders is considered a "short team" and will not have the opportunity to drop a score.  See the USPC SJ Rulebook for complete details.

COMPETITION AND AWARDS: This will be a team competition, using team scores for overall and horse management placement. Teams may be made up of riders from any combination of divisions. Organizers reserve the right to change or combine divisions depending on number of entries.  Ribbons will be given to all teams for the overall competition and for horse management.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Accommodations are the responsibility of the teams. Teams may choose to stay on the grounds Friday and Saturday nights. Book RV/Camping using this link https://www.oregonhorsecenter.com/where-to-stay/

STABLING: Each team will be assigned one stall per horse plus an additional feed room and tack room stall  Team stalls will all be located together. Initial bedding (1bale shavings) will be provided, additional bedding can be brought in, and will also be available onsite for sale for $8 per bale.  *No outside bedding allowed

ARRIVAL:  Horses may be hauled in between 3 PM and 6 PM on Friday.  Please come prepared to put up stall and feed cards upon arrival. Tack rooms may be set-up once horses have been cared for, however tack rooms to be set up by team members only.  Parents may help unload supplies from cars and trailers, but may not assist in any other way. 

NOTE: Members and/or their horses are not allowed on the property at any time before 3 PM on Friday.  Horses may be hand led around the show grounds on Friday between 3PM and 6:00 PM. These areas will be noted by the rally committee upon arrival. There will be no training or riding allowed on Friday.

ATTIRE:  All competitors must be appropriately dressed at all times during the Rally. If they are not, the judge or steward may refuse to allow them to compete or receive awards.  Please refer to the Horse Management Handbook for description of appropriate attire for work in the barn, jog outs, turnouts, etc.

MEDICAL ARMBAND OR BRACELET:  A medical armband or bracelet must be worn by competitors and stable managers at all time during the rally.  If wearing a medical armband, signed Medical Releases for each competitor must be inside the medical armband.

COACHES:  Coaches will follow the coaching guidelines as outlined in the “Guidelines for Coaching at USPC Show Jumping Competitions” found in the USPC Handbook and Rules for Show Jumping Competition.  Coaches are required to attend a meeting scheduled immediately following the first course walks on Saturday.

VOLUNTEERS: Each team is required to furnish a minimum of two volunteers per day who will assist at the rally. With more volunteers involved, volunteer shifts will be shorter. Volunteers will receive an online link to sign up for shifts prior to the rally.

HORSE MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS: The Oregon Region HMO, Elena Frank, will be scheduling the HM Volunteers for the rally. If you have an adult interested in participating as an HM Volunteer please direct them to Elena elenaf2020@gmail.com

CHAPERONES: Each team must be accompanied by a Chaperone and a signed copy of the Chaperone Form must be submitted to the show office upon arrival.  All Chaperones must check in with the Rally Office upon arrival. Chaperones will follow the chaperone guidelines as outlined by USPC.  A Chaperone must be 21 or older and is responsible for the conduct of those competitors in his/her charge. The Chaperone must stay on the Rally Grounds at all times during the rally competition, or must designate another adult to be responsible for the team if he/she must leave; the Rally Office must be notified of this change.

FOOD: Food will be provided for volunteers; we recommend you also plan on bringing your own food for when you are not volunteering.

LONGEING: Longeing is allowed as designated by CHMJ. Longeing will only be allowed at times and in the area designated by the CHMJ and a sign-up sheet will be available at the CHMJ office. If a participant needs to longe at a different time they must obtain permission from the CHMJ and be supervised by a person designated by the CHMJ. Participants are responsible for providing their own horse handler. Longeing rules apply. Refer to Horse management rule book for specifics.

BRIEFING: The first official Rally briefing will be a team meeting at 6:00 pm Friday evening. This meeting is open to rally competitors, officials and parents. Parents and Chaperones may attend but are not allowed to comment. If there are questions concerning the facilities, etc., parents or chaperones may inquire at the Rally Office.

MISCELLANEOUS: A neutral zone will be located near the rally office for parents and participants use. No smoking, no alcohol, and no dogs allowed on the grounds.


Please complete one entry form per team, catch competitor or horsemaster individual.  Team registration is to be done by your DC or CA or a designated rally organizer.

Show Jumping Rally Registration Form (link to a separate document/page)

Rally Chaperone Duties Form   Each team is required to have a chaperone.  A signed copy of the chaperone form must be submitted to the show office upon arrival on the show grounds

Rally Coaches Form   Coaches are required.  Coaches may NOT be the chaperone.  Coaches must bring a signed coaches form to the rally and submit it to the show office

Two ways to Pay :

  1. Determine your registration fee. Then click on PayPal button to submit payment.
  2. Send a check to the Regional Treasurer, Sabrina McDermott, 22010 NE 227th Ave, Battleground, WA 98604


SJ Rally Registration Payment
Name of Team or Club


Link to most current SJ Rulebook, SJ Newsletter, Horse Management Rulebook, Horse Management Newsletter

Link to rally documents needed including coaching forms, stall card template, feed chart template, etc.

Link to Bio-Security Measures at Rallies


SAMPLE SCHEDULE - subject to change

3:00-6:00 PM      Arrival, feed and tack room set up
6:30 PM         Official Rally Briefing and parent information meeting   
7:30 PM        Horse inspections/dinner on your own
9:30 PM        Barn closes when excused by CHMJ; it may be earlier

6:30 AM          Barn opens/everyone feed/breakfast on your own
7:30 AM         Rally Briefing     
8:00 AM        Course open for walking
8:00 AM        Volunteer briefing
9:00 AM        Coaches briefing
9:30 AM        Turnout inspections begin
10:00 AM       Equitation Round begins:  All Divisions
            **Lunch on your own as you can/course change
12:45 PM       Course open for walking
1:15 PM         Safety checks begin 
2:00 PM         Knockdown Round:  All Divisions        
6:30 PM        Feed horses
         **Dinner on your own
8:00 PM        Barn closes            

6:30AM          Barn opens/everyone feed/breakfast on your own
7:00 AM         Rally briefing - in barn for competitors        
7:30 AM        Course open for walking
8:30 AM        Safety checks begin
9:00 AM        Take Your Own Line Round:  All Divisions
            **Lunch on your own as you can
3:30 PM          Awards/Close of Rally