Eventing Youth Team Selection Criteria

The following selection criteria will be used for all ESDCTA-sponsored youth eventing teams.

  • ESDCTA member in good standing, age 21 or younger;
  • Volunteer at ESDCTA activities for at least 8 hours during the qualifying period. Submit signed volunteer form(s) with the team application (these hours cannot be used to fulfill any other ESDCTA volunteer requirement).

For Millbrook Horse Trials Team Competition:
Submit at least 2 scores from USEA recognized horse trials held during the qualifying period* at the Novice and Training level with zero XC jump penalties (time penalties permitted). Include your Jr/Young Rider placing.

For Burgundy Hollow Horse Trials Team Competition:
Submit at least 2 scores from schooling and/or USEA recognized horse trials held during the qualifying period* at the Starter, Elementary, Beginner Novice or Novice level with zero XC jump penalties (time penalties permitted). Include your Jr/YR placing.

*Qualifying period:
Millbrook HT: June 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
Burgundy Hollow HT: September 15, 2015 through August 31, 2016

Scores must be received at shows between the applicable qualifying period and you must be an ESDCTA member when the scores were received.

A rider may compete on a different horse from the one on which the qualifying scores were received if the horse can compete at the same level (or lower). Applicant must also be eligible to compete according to the rules detailed in the competition prize list including being up to date on USEA/USEF memberships, if applicable.

Median scores will be used to rank applicants. In the event of a tie, the horse/rider combination with the highest number of first place points will break the tie. If still tied, points will be compared at second place and below. The horse/rider combination with the most number of points at the highest place will break the tie. If still tied, starter numbers will be compared and the horse/rider combination placing above the greatest number of starters will break the tie.

Application Deadlines

Millbrook Horse Trials received by July 1, 2016
Burgundy Hollow HT Team Challenge received by September 1, 2016

Team applications will be available on the forms page. All applicants must have 8 volunteer hours and have met the criteria outlined in the ESDCTA Youth Handbook. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the youth co-chairs.

Send application and volunteer form(s) via mail or email to:
Heidi Lemack, Youth Committee Co-Chair
12 Hill Road
Allentown, NJ 08501
609.758.4918
RBLStables@aol.com