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2020 HCS, USA, Saddlery/MDHT Starter Trial Championship Series

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October 31, 2020 08:00
Until Nov 1

HCS, USA Saddlery/ MDHT Starter Horse Trials Series NEW FORMAT for 2020!! Due to the Pandemic, the March, April and May HCS, USA Saddlery MDHT Starter Trials had to be canceled. We have added an August starter to this series, so there will be 4 total starter trials this fall, including the Championship along with regular starter trial on October 31/November 1st. SATURDAY: Prelim CT, Modified, Training, Novice, Beginner Novice (in that order) SUNDAY: Novice, Beginner Novice, Elementary, Intro (in that order) Format for our newly added August starter trial will be P-CT, M, T, N, BN, El, Intro. CHAMPIONSHIP: For the Starter Series, there will be a Championship on the final Starter weekend. There will be a Championship division and regular divisions for each level. In order to qualify for a Championship division, the same horse/rider combination must place 1st - 6th in at least 1 of the Starters and have competed in at least 2 starters. The level the rider qualifies at will be their Championship level. Combined Tests do not count towards qualifying placings. CASH & PRIZES FOR STARTER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP! Team Competition: Form your own teams of 3 or 4 horse and rider combinations to compete for prizes and medals to be awarded following the final Starter competition. Points from the three highest-scoring team members will be added together to determine the total number of points at each event. Teams can be made up of horse and rider combinations from various levels. Points awarded for top 8 placings as follows: 1st place = 10 points; 2nd place = 8 points; 3rd place = 6 points; 4th place = 5 points; 5th place = 4 points; 6th place = 3 points; 7th place = 2 points; 8th place = 1 point Starter Trials: The Starter Horse Trials consists of all three phases (dressage, show jumping, cross country) in an unrecognized/starter format. For more information and to enter, go to


All Dates

  • November 01, 2020 08:00
  • October 31, 2020 08:00
  • October 18, 2020 08:00
  • October 17, 2020 08:00

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