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Masters

  • The Rider’s age is determined as of 1 January 2023.
  • Adult “Masters” (over 25 years): All Riders must be current financial members of Pony Club Australia. This includes Riders who are current financial members of a Pony Club that is a member of a State Association that is a member of Pony Club Australia.
  • A minimum of two states are required to compete to constitute a PCA National Team Championship event, otherwise the event will become a competition for individuals only.
  • The results from the Masters Championships do not count for the Roger Braham OAM Perpetual Shield.

Masters Dressage Championship

This is a Hybrid competition. All tests will be judged from a video recording to ensure a level playing field. Please refer to the filming guidelines in the Dressage Championship section.

  • The Team is to be a maximum of 4 Riders with the top 3 scores to count.
  • All Riders in each Team form the Team.
  • Where there are insufficient numbers to form a Team, Individual Riders are permitted.
  • Points are accumulated from each event.
  • All Riders will be scored for Individual Championships.

Masters

Preliminary

1.1
1.2
1.3

Novice

2.1
2.2
2.3

Elementary

3.1
3.2
3.3

Medium

 

Advanced

 

TESTS:

Dressage Rules & Tests | Equestrian Australia

Riders compete at the 3 consecutive tests at the level they have chosen. Each Rider can only ride each Championship test once.

SCORING:

Individual Championship

  1. Each Rider competing at any level may score Individual Championship points.
  2. Riders must compete in all three consecutive tests at the same level to be eligible for Individual Championship points.
  3. If a Rider is eliminated in an event, Individual Championship points will not be awarded for that event, but the Rider is eligible to score Individual Championship points and Team Championship points in other events.
  4. Individual Championship points are allocated to each Rider for each test as follows:
    1. First place – 35 points
    2. Second place – 34 points
    3. Third place – 33 points and so on until the end of the field
  5. If there are equal placings in a particular event, the placings will be determined as follows:
    1. The higher total collective marks will decide the higher placing.
    2. If these marks remain equal, the placings remain tied.
  6. Points awarded at the completion of each event will be totalled to determine the Individual Champion. The Individual Champion is the Rider with the highest combined Individual Championship points of the three tests collectively at each dressage level.
  7. If there are equal placings for the Individual Championship, the Individual Champion will be determined as follows:
    1. The Rider with the highest aggregate percentage of the three tests combined.
    2. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .3 test.
    3. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .2 test.
    4. If there is still a tie, the Rider with the highest score in the .1 test.
    5. If there is still a tie, equal placings will be awarded for Individual Champion. Team Championship.

Team Championship

  1. All four Riders in a Team must commence each scheduled test for the Team to be eligible for Team Championship points.
  2. The three Riders with the highest Individual Championship points from each Team count towards the Team Championship.
  3. If there is an equality of Team Championship points for two or more Riders in the same Team, the Rider competing at the higher dressage level will take precedence over the Rider competing at the lower dressage level.
  4. Team Championship points are allocated to the placings of each Rider for each dressage level as follows:
    1. First place overall – 35 points
    2. Second place overall – 34 points
    3. Third place overall – 33 points; and so on until the end of the field.
  5. The Team Championship will be awarded to the team with the highest points.
  6. If there is an equality in Team Championship points for two or more Teams, the Team with the highest number of Riders competing at the higher level of dressage will be the Team Champion.

Masters Showjumping Championship

This is a Hybrid competition.

  • For entries from each State or Territory:
  • The Team is to be a maximum of 4 Riders with the top 3 scores to count. All Riders in each Team form the Team
  • Where there are insufficient numbers to form a Team, Individual Riders are permitted.
  • Points are accumulated from each event.
  • All Riders will be scored for Individual Championships.
Championship Event 1Championship Event 2Championship Event 3
Sub-JuniorArticle 273.1, 273.2.2.1, 273.3.3.2, 273.4.4
(Competition over Two Rounds)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
Junior/Senior CombinedArticle 273.1, 273.2.2.1, 273.3.3.2, 273.4.4
(Competition over Two Rounds)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
MastersArticle 273.1, 273.2.2.1, 273.3.3.2, 273.4.4
(Competition over Two Rounds)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
Article 238.2.2
(AM5)
Sub-JuniorJunior/SeniorJunior/SeniorMasters
Number of Efforts9 to 129 to 129 to 129 to 12
Max Starting Height0.75 m1.0 m1.10 m0.75 m
Max Height0.85 m1.10 m1.20 m0.85 m
Max Spread0.95 m1.20 m1.30 m0.95 m
Speed - Metres p/min325325325325

SCORING:

By the Judge physically present and judging the rounds:

  • The Judge will conduct each class and judge each Rider in each class according to the rules.
  • The results must be submitted immediately to Pony Club WA according to the instructions given

By the central remote Scorer:

Individual

Step 1: Collate results received from Judges physically present and judging the rounds.
Step 2: Use the following Points System to allocate the corresponding points to each Rider:

Points System

  1. Every Rider that completes an event will score points according to their placing in their field:
    1. First place overall – 35 points
    2. Second place overall – 34 points
    3. Third place overall – 33 points and so on.
  2.  If a Rider is eliminated in an event, they will not be awarded points for that event. However, they are eligible to score points in the other events.
  3. These Individual Rider points for each event are added together progressively throughout the Championship to determine the Individual Champion.
  4. In the event of an equal placing in an event, the scores will be added together and divided equally.

Teams

  1. A Teams consist of a four Riders with the best 3 scores to count. To be eligible for a Team placing, at least 3 members of the Team must complete each scheduled event.
  2. A minimum of 3 Team members must ride all Championship events before the Team is eligible for an award.
  3. Points obtained by the 3 highest placed riders in each Team for each event are totalled for that event.
  4. In the case of the equality of points for the final placing, the scores will be added and divided equally. If these are still equal, then the placings are tied.
  5. If a Rider is eliminated, which would preclude the Team from obtaining a Team score, then the eliminated Rider can continue for the Team (receiving 20 penalties more than the worst placed competitor who has finished that round), thereby enabling the Team to be scored in the following way:
    1. If the Team is a two-round event, then the Rider carries that score into the next round.
    2. If the Team event is, for example, an AM5 then the score obtained by the above method becomes the Rider’s Team score.
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