Trial Rules 2010 Edition
1) The trials will be governed under the CEA Jumping Rules (most recent published edition see TTEA website: http://ttea.weebly.com/cea-jsjc-rules.html), using FEI Table A at a speed of 325m/min.
2) Each competitor must provide a horse willing and capable of jumping; in the 16 and under Category up to 0.95m and in the 14 and under Category up to 0.80m.
3) Each trials will take place over two days with not more than four rounds per day.
4) There will be up to four rounds per day in each category, depending on the number of entries.
a. If there are four or more entrants each rider must do four rounds per day.
b. If there are two or three entrants, there will be three rounds per day. It is the responsibility of the competition organizer to arrange for a third horse if needed.
c. If there is only one competitor, the competitor is automatically qualified for the team, but must ride at least two rounds each day of the competition, at their level, for practice.
5) If there are more than four entrants, there will be only four rounds.
6) Each round will be a new course. Each course must be available to be walked by riders.
7) The order of go for the trials will be determined firstly by a draw of the horses which will be numbered 1st -4th. Then riders will be pulled, the first rider will be assigned the first horse and so on. Riders are not guaranteed to ride their own horse in the competition.
a. For subsequent rounds the horse order will remain the same and the rider will simply be dropped down to the next horse on the order of go. This happens for each round.
b. The draw will be done by the judge in the presence of the coaches (coaches must be present 45 minutes before official start time to witness the draw, if they are not present, the draw will proceed without them).
c. As per CEA rules if a horse goes lame during a round, it must be replaced by the reserve horse and that round must be re-started on the reserve horse after a suitable warm-up. If a horse is lame after a round, that round counts for the rider and the replacement horse will be used for the following rounds.
8) Faults will be awarded to each competitor based on their score over each of the rounds. Faults will be added together for a final total after the last round. A rider can drop their worst score of the two days. If a rider is eliminated or withdraws for any reason, that rider is given a total of 25 faults for that round.
a. Should there be equality of faults at the end of the trials; the accumulated time for all 5 rounds (excluding the dropped round) will be used; the rider with the lowest accumulated time will be placed higher. There will be no jump-offs and no ties.
b. In the case of an elimination the rider gains 25 faults for that round and carries the slowest time for that level for the competition.
9) As with all TTEA events, the first competitor of each round has 5 minutes after the course walk has ended to be called to the ring. For all competitors, once their name has been called for competition, they have 2 minutes to enter the competition ring or they will be eliminated.
1) The horses are to be warmed up at the walk and trot ONLY before the jumping warm up of FIVE MINUTES commences. The jumping warm-up consists of five low cross-rail fences plus a vertical and an oxer, neither of which may be jumped more than twice.
1) All competitors must be TTEA members.
2) All horses must be registered with the TTEA.
3) All competitors must be riding at least four times per week and be able to continue after the trials (including reserve riders).
4) Competitors (both horse and rider) in the 16 and under level must have successfully completed (i.e. no eliminations and less than 20 faults) in at least one Super League leg in Class 3 (1.05m for 2009, 0.95 to 1.10m for 2010) previous to the trial date. Competitors (both horse and rider) in the 14 and under level must have successfully completed (i.e. no eliminations and less than 20 faults) in at least one Super League leg in Class 2 (0.8m for 2009, 0.8 to 0.95m for 2010) previous to the trial date.
5) Competitors are expected to compete in neat, clean polo shirts and any colour breeches or jodhpurs.
1) The team will be declared based on the results of the show and will be the Trinidad and Tobago team for the next two CEA JSJC legs.
2) The team will be the 16 and under rider with the least faults after all rounds and two days and the 14 and under rider with the least faults after all rounds and two days.
3) A reserve team will be declared. The reserve team will be the 16 and under rider with the second least faults after all rounds and two days and the 14 and under rider with the second least faults after all rounds and two days.
4) All team members and reserve team members must be able to practice at least four days per week following the trials. If a team member is unable to maintain this, the reserve team member will replace that member.