Area Championships

2014 Area Championship Locations

2014 Area 2 Championships will be held at Virginia Horse Trials Oct 31-Nov 02, 2014

Below are the Area 2 requirements. 

  1. All competitors must be current members of the USEA.
  2. All horses must be registered with the USEA.
  3. All qualifying competitions must be USEA registered horse trials, two-day or three-day events.
  4. Divisions must have five or more starters to count as qualifying competitions.
  5. No horse may compete in more than one area championship in a calendar year.
  6. All qualifying competitions must be listed on entry form.
  7. Residency in Area II is not required to participate in the Area II Championships.
  8. Horse and rider do not have to qualify together.
  9. For BN-P, Horse and rider must place 1st through 5th at one event within Area 2 based on based on the upgraded Amateur, Jr and YR placings used for the USEA Leaderboard.
  10. For I & A   Horse and rider must place 1st through 5th at one event in any area.
  11. If entries allow, division will be further split with definitions that conform to USEA/USEF definitions

New Rider and Horse Divisions Changed

USEA has reminded us that the new Rider and Horse Divisions have changed. This change could affect eligibility on the Area level, especially with the championships.  There may be a grace period considered for this competition season. We will post the eligibility requirement once our date and venue are chosen.. Please let us know if you are personally adversely effected by the rule change regarding Championship qualifications.

The new 2012 Definition

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Qualification Period for Area 2 Championships

Changes have been made to the Area 2 Championships Policy qualification policy, effective immediately, to revise and correct a loophole in the prior policy. This change applies to all Championship competitions in Area 2 for 2010 and beyond.

The new policy provides that:

"The qualifying period for the Area II Championships is from the closing date of the previously run Championship of a given level to the closing date of the current year's Championship at the same level." 

Reason for the new policy: The former policy could result in a qualifying ride not counting in any year and created some confusion about qualifying dates with some rides being used for two consecutive championships. 

The new policy ensures that every ride at every horse trial (including the championship event) is eligible to count as a qualifying ride and may only be used for one championship.  As an example, under the old policy, people who obtained a qualifying result at Waredaca in August of 2009 at BN would not qualify for the BN championship in 2009 since it was after the BN CH closing date, nor would they qualify for the BN championships in 2010. Under the new policy a qualifying ride at Waredaca in 2009 will count in 2010.

The new policy will extend the qualifying periods of every Championship competition this year (except for the Preliminary Championship).  A one year transitional arrangement was introduced for Preliminary to ensure that no competitor would be any worse off because of this change. This transitional arrangement leaves the qualifying period of the Preliminary Championship unchanged from what was originally announced.
The new policy may result in a qualifying period of less than 365 days due to variances in the dates of consecutive championships.  However, this was also true of the former policy.

The former Policy:
"The qualification period for the Area Championships shall begin on the day after the previous year’s Championship or 365 days before the closing date, whichever is closer to the last qualifying date. The qualification period for the Area Championships shall end on the Closing date of the Current Year’s Championship. “

 The full policy can be found in the forms section of the website. Following are the new qualification dates.

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Changes have been made to the Area 2 Championships Policy qualification policy, effective immediately, to revise and correct a loophole in the prior policy. This change applies to all Championship competitions in Area 2 for 2010 and beyond. 


The new policy provides that:
"The qualifying period for the Area II Championships is from the closing date of the previously run Championship of a given level to the closing date of the current year's Championship at the same level."


The full Championship Policy can be found on the Area 2 website http://www.usea2.net   under forms
http://www.usea2.net/index.php?option=com_docman&Itemid=127
 
Reason for the new policy: The former policy could result in a qualifying ride not counting in any year and created some confusion about qualifying dates with some rides being used for two consecutive championships.


The new policy ensures that every ride at every horse trial (including the championship event) is eligible to count as a qualifying ride and may only be used for one championship
.  As an example, under the old policy, people who obtained a qualifying result at Waredaca in August of 2009 at BN would not qualify for the BN championship in 2009 since it was after the BN CH closing date, nor would they qualify for the BN championships in 2010. Under the new policy a qualifying ride at Waredaca in 2009 will count in 2010.


The new policy will extend the qualifying periods of every Championship competition this year (except for the Preliminary Championship).  A one year transitional arrangement was introduced for Preliminary to ensure that no competitor would be any worse off because of this change. This transitional arrangement leaves the qualifying period of the Preliminary Championship unchanged from what was originally announced.

The new policy may result in a qualifying period of less than 365 days due to variances in the dates of consecutive championships.  However, this was also true of the former policy.


Qualifying dates for 2010 Area 2 Championships 
BN: Aug 21 Difficult Run Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates: 8/24/09 - 8/4/10
New qualification Dates: 8/4/09 - 8/4/10

N: Oct 29 Virginia Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates: 10/26/09-10/12/10
New qualification Dates: 10/05/09-10/12/10

T: Oct 29 Virginia Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates: 10/26/09-10/12/10
New qualification Dates: 9/02/09-10/12/10

P: Sept 3 Five Points Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates 11/2/09-8/17/10
New qualification Dates: 11/2/09-8/17/10 (unchanged)
(pursuant to one year transitional arrangement)

I: Sept 3 Five Points Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates 9/21/09-8/17/10
New qualification Dates: 9/01/09-8/17/10
 
A: Sept 3 Five Points Horse Trials
Old qualification Dates 9/21/09-8/17/10
New qualification Dates: 9/01/09-8/17/10

The former Policy:
"The qualification period for the Area Championships shall begin on the day after the previous year’s Championship or 365 days before the closing date, whichever is closer to the last qualifying date. The qualification period for the Area Championships shall end on the Closing date of the Current Year’s Championship. “

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