|What is a "rally"?|
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Rallies are team competitive "events" that allow members the chance to test their skills against others in a fun, cooperative, team atmosphere. Rallies can be within a club, an interclub competition, or a larger regional event.
Mounted rallies may revolve around a specific discipline such as eventing or dressage, while others may be designed to work with members that have attained a certain rating, such as D2 or D3. However, rallies are not always mounted events. Quiz is a particular rally where teams of four members compete in a verbal quiz to test their horse knowledge.
Mounted rallies are made up of teams with each team containing three or four riders and a stable manager. The stable manager is a very important member of the team. Just what is a Stable Manager?
Whatever the type of rally, you can be assured it will be a learning experience!
Rally Dates for the current year can be found in the Calendar.
Rally Participant Forms
The paper work required is basically the same for all Rallies and includes the following:
Parent FormsA parent of each competitor is encouraged to help at Rallies either as a Volunteer or Chaperone. If you want to be the team Chaperone, please read and sign a copy of the following form and return with your pony clubber's rally paperwork.
Chaperone Rules and Duties. Available at http://www.ponyclub.org/forms.php.
The Rally Coordinator will contact parents concerning specific volunteer opportunities at each Rally.
All completed forms and checks should be sent
to LHPC Rally
Committee Chairman. See your pony club roster for contact information.
Rally Prep/ChecklistClick here to download Rally Prep Checklist
What are Championships?USPC Championships are the biggest rallies ever. Contestants from all across the eastern portion of the country compete in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon and Quiz representing their regions. The western part of the United States has a separate Championships, except for every third year which is Festival when we all come together at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
When and Where does it happen?USPC Championships happen every year. Festival years include the Championships and other educational opportunities. Festival takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in historic Lexington, KY, and dates will also be included in the calendar.
Who can attend?Those wishing to compete in the Championships will need to qualify in Virginia Region’s Qualifying rallies. Check with your DC for qualifying information or check under forms on the USPC website www.ponyclub.org for "Qualifying Criteria for Championships."