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NDPC National Show Information

Show Organizer: Tracy Gross
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Show Secretary: Susan Peacock
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Entries will be handled through www.ShowSecretary.com
National Dressage Pony Cup is held in conjunction with MSEDA Dressage at the Park I & II

National Dressage Pony Cup Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 5-6, 2015
MSEDA Dressage at the Park I & II Dates: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 4-6, 2015

Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Prize List

Show Requirements

Ponies must have a current USEF Pony Measurement Card.

Ponies without a current USEF Pony Measurement Card will be assigned a time to be measured before their first ride.

If you need a pony measured, WE WILL OFFER TWO (2) TIMES AT THE SHOW FOR PONY MEASUREMENTS and YOU MUST SPECIFY WHEN YOU SEND IN SHOW REGISTRATION which of these two times you prefer:
1. Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm
2. Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Owners must be current members of USEF in order to receive a USEF Pony Measurement Card.

Measurement rules and requirements are governed by USEF. For information visit the USEF's Pony Measurement FAQ page: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/Faqs/measurementFAQ.aspx.

Ponies, Riders, and Owners must be current members of USDF (Introductory Test riders and ponies are not required to be USDF members).
Ponies, Riders, and Owners must be current members of USEF.

Show Rules

Ponies may compete in more than one level.

Ponies may compete with multiple riders.

Each Rider/Pony combination must ride a designated test each day at the level they are competing to be eligible for prizes:

  Saturday Sunday
          Introductory Test B

Test C

Training Level Test 2 Test 3
First Level Test 2 Test 3
Second Level Test 2 Test 3
Third Level Test 2 Test 3
Fourth Level Test 2 Test 3
FEI Pony Test competitors are required to ride specific tests each day to qualify for prizes:
  Saturday Sunday
FEI Pony Test Team Individual
FEI PSG, I1, I2 and GP competitors may ride their test of choice each day to qualify for prizes, yet tests must be consecutive levels.
Musical Freestyle Tests may be ridden on scheduled to be ridden on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Only one (1) Freestyle Test is required to qualify for prizes.
Readers are permitted Introductory through Fourth Level. Whips are allowed per USEF rules.
Rider/Pony combinations who won Champion or Reserve Champion at NDPC with an averaged score of 68% or higher will not be eligible for NDPC Awards at the level or any lower level in which they received Champion or Reserve Champion. (They may compete, but will not be eligible for awards.)


For Pony Cup Awards:
Scores from Saturday and Sunday's tests are averaged. (Add test scores together and divide by 2).

For High Point Rider Awards:
The Highest score for a ridden test will be used to determine High Point Rider Awards for Junior/Young Rider, Amateur, and Open.

For Pony Cup Breed Award:
The Pony Cup Breed Award is an overall award that encompasses all registered ponies at every level for breeds represented each year. For recognized traditional "Pony" breeds, there are no height requirements or measurement restrictions for the National Dressage Pony Cup Breed Awards (see list below).

A copy of valid registration papers must accompany the entries.

Scores from dressage tests ridden on September 5 & 6, 2015 at the MSEDA Dressage at the Park or National Dressage Pony Cup that fulfill the requirements (See above for mandatory tests each day) will count towards the Pony Cup Breed Awards.

To balance the degree of difficulty as the levels increase, the below chart of points will be added to the average scores to determine the Pony Cup Breed Award:

  Points Added
          Introductory 0
Training Level 2
First Level 4
Second Level 6
Third Level 8
Fourth Level 10
FEI Level 12
FEI Pony Test
   (Jr. Riders Ages 12-16)

Recognized Traditional "Pony" Breed Awards Open to Equines Measuring Any Height:

American Connemara Pony Society
Bashkir Pony
Chincoteague Pony
Dales Pony
Dartmoor Pony
Dutch Pony
Exmoor Pony
Fell Pony
Society of North America Fjord Pony
German Riding Pony
Hackney Pony
Haflinger Pony
Icelandic Pony
New Forest Pony
Points AddedNewfoundland Pony
North American Sport Pony Registry
Pony of the Americas
Quarter Pony
Shetland Pony
Welsh Pony
Welsh Cob Pony

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