Tuesday, September 26, 2006



In a continued effort to answer some of your questions, today will begin a two-part blog explaining how to qualify for the USEF Medal and the ASPCA Maclay finals. Eligibility to participate in the Medal and Maclay finals does not require going to "A" shows. Accumulating enough points required for your geographic location is the determining factor.

The USEF HUNTER SEAT MEDAL qualifying period begins October 1 and ends on September 30. A current membership in the USEF is required to enter a class. USEF Medal points accumulate by determining the number of entries in a class and placing in the first through fourth positions. Six entries in a class are required for the points to be valid.

The POINTS accumulate as follows:
  • With 6-15 entries: 1st place is 10 points, 2nd place is 6 points, 3rd place is 4 points, and 4th place 16 is 2 points.
  • With 16-30 entries: 1st place is 20 points, 2nd place is 12 points, 3rd place is 8 points, and 4th place is 4 points.
  • With 31 entries or more: 1st place is 30 points, 2nd place is 18 points, 3rd place is 12 points and 4th place is 6 points.

    The geographic points required by STATE are as follows:
  • 60 points for Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York residents,
  • 38 points for Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island residents
  • 25 points for Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin
  • 13 points for all other states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

    In 2005, over 250 junior riders participated at the USEF Medal finals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania! For further information about qualifying, please go to the USEF website and for information on the 61st Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show, please go to panational.org.

    Next, will be information about the ASPCA Maclay.

    Talk to you soon!
    Maria Schaub


    At Thu Sep 28, 05:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Does Brianne have a blog or a site or a myspace or anything????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    At Thu Sep 28, 08:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Do you or Chelsea have a myspace?

    At Fri Sep 29, 04:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi maria,
    Do you know if Frank Madden is doing clinics anytime soon or how I could find out more about that? I've searched on the internet but haven't come up with anything.
    Thank you!

    At Fri Sep 29, 08:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    chelsea has a myspace. and maria and bri. sis clemmy (woobie)

    At Sat Sep 30, 02:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hey maria! i like just sall you at chaptial punishment!

    At Sun Oct 01, 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Maria!
    Do you ever go to Chase Meadows shows?

    At Mon Oct 02, 09:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    During finals, and other big classes, riders always walk the lines with their trainers. Can you explain HOW you walk the line and figure how many strides to ride the line?

    At Mon Oct 02, 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    good job at capital challenge! i didnt see first rounds but your second round was really good. whimsey looked great. so many of the beacon hill girls rode great both days. congrats<3

    At Sun Jan 07, 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Maria!
    Do you think that if I want to go to the Maclay but don't have a nice enough horse, I could get a sponsered horse to get me there? I have ridden for 6 years and it is my dream to get to the Maclay.

    At Wed Jun 27, 07:54:00 PM, Blogger beeyouteafull said...

    hi i would love to ride in the maclay and it will be my last year to try and qualify for it i know that i have the horse to take me there but i was hoping that you would give me any ideas of excersis that i could do with my horse that would help me. THANKS.

    At Thu Jun 25, 01:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Maria! I just wanted to say thank you for the info on qualifying. It's my dream to be a great rider like you and go to the Maclay. You are such an amazing rider! Thanks for the inspiration!!


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