The goal of the Triple Crown Prelim to PRO Team Championship is to mentor and educate the next generation of young riders by introducing them to a team experience prior to the full NAJYRC experience. The series will work to establish the foundations of becoming a reliable team member and horseman; allowing young riders that may not have the financial backing, have aged out, or have not completed the qualification process for NAJYRC to be integrated into a team experience.
PRELIM TO PRO TEAM SERIES SPONSORS
We would like to thank Triple Crown Nutrition, Presenting Sponsor of the Prelim to PRO Team Series, for their continued support of PRO Junior Programs. In addition we are very grateful for the support of our Team Sponsors: World Equestrian Brands, SSG Riding Gloves and Furlong's Healthy Horse. Please show your support for our junior sponsors by visiting them and investing in their wonderful products.
Individuals are asked to be Junior Members of PRO to participate in the Prelim to PRO Team Championship. An email letter of intent from the participant which includes a proposed schedule of qualifying events must be submitted to PRO by the designated entry closing date, as posted in the USEA Omnibus, in order to participate.
Each Championship Team will be composed of a minimum of three and maximum of four riders. Each team will be paired with a PRO professional member as their team coach/mentor.
Rider briefings and seminars will be held at the Triple Crown Prelim to PRO Team Championship at Plantation Field International. Team Coaches/Mentor(s) will also host course walks. Warm up help will be offered when time allows. Riders are expected to support each other throughout each stage of the competition. Past educational seminars have included: equine nutrition, veterinary care, farrier care, grooming and horse management, equipment fitting and media skills. Video interviews will be conducted at the completion of the team championship. Riders must make themselves available for media and press requests.
Riders are required to obtain qualifying scores as individuals at the preliminary level as required by the USEF/FEI rules for CIC1*. Qualifying results will follow current qualification criteria: obtaining 3 Nationally Qualifying Results at the Preliminary level by having no more than 50 penalty points in a USEF Dressage Test, no Cross-Country jump penalties with no more than 36 time penalties, and no more than 16 Show Jumping jump penalties.
PRELIM TO PRO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP presented by Triple Crown Nutrition
Qualified riders will be grouped into teams prior to the start of the competition at Plantation Field International. Each team will be coached by a member of the Prelim to PRO Coach/Mentor List. Riders will be expected to arrive the day prior to the start of competition to attend team meetings.
Teams will be stabled together, where possible and team members are expected to support each other throughout each stage of the competition. At the end of each day, team meetings will be held to discuss strategy with team coach and plan for the next stage of competition. Each team will have courses with their team coach daily. Team coaches will offer help in warm-up, as time permits. Video interviews will be conducted at the completion of the event of the top individual and team members, and the award ceremony will be pinned.
Final scores at the Triple Crown Prelim to PRO Team Championship will be tabulated using individual rider scores in all three phases. Team scores will use the best three individual scores for their final team standings. Rider’s may only use a single horse within the division as their nominated team horse.
Email letter of intent to participate in the Prelim to PRO Team Series must be sent in to PRO prior to designated event entry closing date. Email must include tentative schedule of qulifying events and name of nominated horse.
Teams will be required to write a team blog for PRO and their team sponsor on how they are preparing for the the Prelim to PRO CIC1* Team Championships
Individual winner will be required to write a blog for PRO and World Equestrian Brands on how participating and winning the Prelim to PRO Team Series has furthered their education as a horse person and affected his/her career.
Attend all educational seminars and get-togethers provided by sponsors at Plantation Field International during the Triple Crown Prelim to PRO Team Championship.
Complete PRO University curriculum modules.
Comply with all media or press requests.
Hannah Sue Burnett
Junior Programs Coordinator - Jimmie Schramm
Responsible for coordinating with riders and event organizers, and sponsors for junior programs.
Head Coach/Mentor: Buck Davidson
Responsible for recruiting coach/mentors, clinic standards and schedule. Responsible for the development of program strategies.
Triple Crown Prelim to PRO Team Championship (CIC1* level)
Plantation Field International CIC1* | September 14-17 | Unionville, PA
Clinics will be offered on the East Coast and there is no clinic fee to PRO Junior Members
Rider will have to pay for a dry stall
Rider must provide their own bedding, hay and grain for their horse
Rider is required to be a working student during the clinic
Rider will be responsible for their own horse transport to and from clinic
Rider will be responsible for their own accommodations and food
PRIZES FOR PRELIM TO PRO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
The top three teams will receive prizes
- Ribbons 1-8th place
Winning Team will receive Vespucci Bridles and Reins Courtesy of World Equestrian Brands.
- Runner Up Team will receive E.A. Mattes Half Pads
- Third Placed Team will receive Equlibrium Airlite Cross Country Boots and Stretch & Flex Wraps Courtesy of World Equestrian Brands.
- Other prizes may be added.