- riders usually jump three rounds at the height for their level.
Ties for first place are broken by jump-offs, where jumps are raised to
the max. height and the round is timed.
Divisions: maximum jump-off height (Midsouth
does not offer a Small/Med Div)
Large Pony (up to 14.2
Horse I - (intro
level for horse or rider) 3'6" (no
more than two allowed per team)
Horse II, III & IV - higher
levels 3'9", 4',
and 4'3" (respectively)
Non-Qualifying Divisions: maximum jump-off height:
Pony A (Small/Medium Pony)
Pony B (Large
2'6" (2'9" max)
Horse A 2'9" (3' max)
(of rail or flag) - 4 faults (caused by any part of horse, rider or equipment)
Fall of rider or horse - Elimination from that round only
Martingale - Running martingale
except that standing is allowed for Ponies thru Horse I
Bits - Any kind allowed.
Nosebands - dropped, cross (figure 8) or flash; only used with snaffles.
Whip - 30" (same as Eventing). No blinkers or hoods.
If for riding mistake = rider free to ride in next round.
If for a violation between classes (failure to report for safety check, a rule
violation in schooling area, warming up without a coach) =
rider is eliminated from next class.
(from further participation in Rally)
Rapping a horse
(jumping it over a hand-held obstacle)
Cruelty or poor sportsmanship.
Not schooling where supposed to, etc.
(same idea as Eventing).
round - one round only will also be
judged on equitation, i.e. your position and pace, so you can earn extra points for a pretty ride.
of tack in the warm-up ring requires permission of either the Paddock Master or
the Steward, then re-checked by the safety check person.
Adjustment of bridles
& martingales can be checked by the Paddock Master, then the safety check
from Eventing Rally:
Uses faults instead of penalty points (watch for that on jump penalty
The TD is called a "Steward"; a "Paddock Master"
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