HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE MEDAL AND MACLAY FINALS - PART 2
The ASPCA MACLAY qualifying period begins September 1 and ends on August 31. Current membership in the USEF and ASPCA is required to enter a class. Six entries in a class are required for the points to be valid.
Like the USEF MEDAL, the ASPCA MACLAY point requirements are by the number of entries in a class and the placing of first through fourth positions, as well as, by the geographic points required by state (please refer to the part 1 blog for this information).
Unlike the USEF Medal, before a junior rider can compete at the ASPCA Maclay National Championships, they compete at one of the seven regional qualifiers held throughout the country in September. Once the regional qualifiers are complete, the final number of junior rider positions (2006 will be 150) is determined proportionally from the number of entries that actually show in each Regional Final.
Forty-eight hours after the last Regional competition occurs in late September, the National Horse Show Association, announces the names of the junior riders who qualified for the ASPCA Maclay National Championships. This year, for the second year in a row, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, Syracuse, New York, hosts the ASPCA Maclay National Championships on November 4th and 5th .
For more information about the ASPCA Maclay, you can go to the USEF website, the National Horse Show website, and the Syracuse Invitational website.
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