AFTER RECEIVING A GOLD MEDAL AT USEF EAST OR WEST COAST FINALS CAN YOU STILL COMPETE AT THE FINALS THE FOLLOWING YEAR?
For the next few weeks, I will be answering questions that you had asked while I was reporting to you this fall about my experiences at the big eq finals.
As far as the USEF East and/or West coast finals are concerned, once a rider has received a gold medal, (twenty class wins are required), he or she can no longer participate in classes during future qualifying periods. However, riders who have won the gold medal are eligible to compete at the finals until they have reached the age of twenty-one. The only competitors, aged twenty-one and under, who are ineligible to compete at the finals, are those riders who have won the talent search final.
If an opportunity to compete at the USEF East Final presents itself in the next few years, I will consider it a privilege to have such an option. School and work responsibilities, obligations and their limitations could influence the decision to enter the competition one way or another.
Catch up with me next week when I answer another one of your recent questions!
Thank you for your continued support.
Talk to you later.