2019 ORUSPC Eventing Rally

2019 Oregon Region Eventing Clinic and Qualifying Eventing Rally: Aug 16 - 18 2019

Entry deadline:  July 21 2019

Meadows Vineyard, 25700 Powerline Rd, Halsey, OR

NEW!! Clinic (Saturday) and Rally (Sunday) - we have changed the format to provide a great learning opportunity for our members. Instead of holding the team competition over Saturday and Sunday we are holding a riding and Horse Management clinic on Saturday followed by a one day rally competition on Sunday. Members have to commit to the whole weekend (i.e.cannot just come for either the clinic or the rally) and haul in will be Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm. We will be using trailers as tack/feed rooms. All food will be provided for the entire weekend for competitors and is included in the entry fee. We will be offering a meal plan for parents/volunteers once we have the final numbers of competitors.


RALLY CONTACTS:  Michele Stevens (oregonregionponyclub@gmail.com) or Annie Winter (AnnieWinterRS@gmail.com)

RALLY LOCATION:  Meadows Vineyard, 25700 Powerline Rd, Halsey, OR

ARRIVAL - from 3pm on Friday August 16 (rally briefing is at 6pm)

RALLY REGISTRATION FEES: $175 per competitor


        - Chief Horse Management Judge: Nancy MacIsaac
        - Technical Delegate: Dorothy Hamilton
        - Dressage Judge:  Sara Meeuwsen 
        - Stadium Judge: Naomi Meadows
        - On Call Vet: Del Oeste
        - On Call Farrier: Luke Murphy

USPC CHAMPIONSHIPS: This rally is a qualifier for USPC Championships,2020.  Requirements for qualifying are detailed in the 2019 USPC Handbook & Rules for Eventing Competition and 2019 Newsletter. Qualifying certifications for this rally are based on the certification of the member as of August 1st, 2019 and qualifying age is as of January 1, 2019. Note that in addition to successfully completing a USPC Eventing Rally, qualifiers for Championships have to successfully complete a USEA recognized event in the year preceding Championships. (Training level qualifiers have to have completed 2 recognized events in addition to the Eventing Rally)

RALLY RULES: The Rally is governed by the most recent USPC Handbook and Rules for Eventing Competitions and the USPC Horse Management Handbook. Please be familiar with these handbooks.  

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

DIVISIONS: (note new USEF dressage tests 2018 - http://useventing.com/competitions/dressage)
        Training -- Dressage test 2018 USEF Training test B  jumps max 3’3”
        Novice -- Dressage test 2018 USEF novice test B  jumps max 2’11”
        Beginner Novice -- Dressage test 2018 USEF beginner novice test B jumps max 2’8”
        Intro -- Dressage test 2018 USEF beginner novice test B jumps max 2’0”, water optional
        Grasshopper - Dressage test 2019 USDF Intro Test B, jumps max 12”, no water, ditches, or combinations

XC COURSES: May be modified (shorter and with less jumping efforts than USEA recognized event standards). Courses may include ditches, water, banks appropriate to level (no bank, water optional for Introductory).

ARENAS/FOOTING: Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium will on grass.

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.


COMPETITOR ACCOMMODATION: Most people choose to dry camp onsite during the rally due to the relative remoteness of Meadows Vineyard. Meals are included in the cost of entry. There are no RV hookups onsite and the property is not suitable for large RV's. The closest motel is the Travel Lodge in Halsey. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/travelodge/halsey-oregon/travelodge-pioneer-villa/overview?CID=LC:TL::GGL:RIO:National:18208&iata=00093796

HORSE ACCOMMODATIONS: Horses will be stalled in outdoor corrals. Bring your own bedding (shavings or straw OK) 

COACHES: Coaching is allowed, but not required in Eventing for all levels. Each coach must provide a signed coaching form, from the most current Eventing rule book. These will be available at the secretary’s tent.  Coaches may NOT be chaperones.

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.  Coaches may NOT be chaperones. 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.

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

FOOD - thanks to our host, Naomi Meadows, meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch are provided for competitors. We will be offering a meal plan for parents once we have finalized numbers (cost should be in the $30 to $40 per person range) We recommend you supplement with some snacks that can be kept in tack rooms for easy access.

WATER BOTTLES - It is important that everyone brings their own refillable water bottle as we are not providing plastic water bottles or coffee cups (so bring a coffee/tea mug if you want a hot beverage in the morning)

TRASH/RECYCLING - competitors are responsible for hauling out their own trash so please be mindful of your waste.

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 (including Horse Management Volunteers) 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.

- A neutral zone will be located near the rally office for parents and participants use. 
- No smoking, no alcohol. No dogs.


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.

Eventing rally 2019 entry 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   Coaching is allowed, but not required in Eventing for all levels. Each coach must provide a signed coaching form, from the most current Eventing rule book, at the mandatory Coaches meeting.  Coaches may NOT be chaperones.

Two ways to Pay : Click Here

Determine your registration fee. Then click on PayPal button on ORUSPC website to submit payment.

Send a check to the Regional Treasurer, Sabrina McDermott,22010 NE 227th Ave, Battle Ground, WA 98604


REFUNDS:  After the closing date, no refunds will be issued. The RS may allow refunds in cases if extenuating circumstances exist.



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