Monday, March 12, 2018

High Point 2018

Remember that all competitors need to ride in at least two HCWE shows this year to qualify for High Point. The list below are the riders who have ridden in one show in 2018



Thursday, January 4, 2018

HCWE High Point Program 2018

HCWE High Point Program (for members only)       

In 2018, High Country Working Equitation will once again offer a High Point program to its riders. The program was a huge success in 2016 and 2017, and HCWE is excited to offer its first A-rated show, and five B-Rated shows in 2018. The High Point Program offers members the opportunity to earn points toward year-end awards. The intention of High Country Working Equitation High Point Program is to foster fun and friendly competition while rewarding our showing members at the end of the year.

The High Point Championship will be awarded for each division of competition that HCWE offers, at each level. These divisions and levels are as follows: Children, Amateur and Open divisions at Level I, Level II, Level III, Level IV, Level V and Level VI. If there are no members who show at a level or division in any of the HCWE sponsored shows, then the High Point for that level or division will not be awarded.

Qualifications for High Point Award Program

·        A rider must be a member of High Country Working Equitation in good standing, whether an individual or family member.
·        All membership fees must be paid in full prior to the beginning of a qualified show for the points to count for that show.
·        The member must show in at least two HCWE qualified shows to be included in the High Point Program.
·        The member who shows in two HCWE qualified show will automatically be included in the High Point Program upon showing. No additional fees are required.
·        Points will be awarded to a Rider/Horse team.
·        A rider may earn points on more than one horse, but the points will be counted separately for each Rider/Horse team.
·        A Rider/Horse team can only compete in one division, at one level, for the purposes of the High Point Championship.
·        Points will be counted for High Point in the division in which the Rider/Horse team competes in their first show, with the following exceptions:
    • If a Rider/Horse team decides to advance to a higher level (e.g. from Level I to Level II) the points earned at each level will be counted separately (not combined).
      • The team will compete for High Point at the Level where they’ve earned the most earned points.
    • If a Rider/Horse team step down a level (from Level III to Level II) with approval of the HCWE trainers and Board.
      • The team will compete for High Point at the Level where they’ve earned the most earned points.
·        In the event a Rider/Horse team can no longer compete during the show year due to equine injury or illness, the rider may replace the horse, one time, with a veterinarian's written confirmation, for as many shows as required. The replacement horse must be shown in the same division and at the same level as the original horse. All points earned will be transferred to the new horse.
·        Points can only be earned at High Country Working Equitation qualifying shows.

Qualifying Show Series

·        Rocky Mountain Horse Expo A-Rated Show – March 7 & 8
·        HCWE B-Rated June Show #1 – June 9
·        HCWE B-Rated June Show #2 – June 10
·        HCWE B-Rated July Show #1 – July 14
·        HCWE B-Rated July Show #2 – July 15
·        WE Fall Festival B-Rated Show (McCook, Nebraska – Tri-State) October 6 & 7


Earning Points

·        Members will earn points by showing in the above listed, qualifying, HCWE shows.
·        The qualifying competition period is from January 1st to November 1st, 2017.
·        HCWE Board of Directors reserves the right to add or remove eligible shows from the above list, at any time during the competition period, with notification to members.
·        Point accumulation for each division and each level will be progressive over the show series.
·        Members must show in two shows, either schooling or rated, to be entered in the High Point Program.
·        One point will be earned for each point scored on the dressage and EOH phases.
·        Points will not be awarded for participation in the Cattle Phase of any offered show.
·        The Level I division championship will be determined by adding together all of the points the Rider/Horse team has earned in their Dressage and EOH phases for the qualified shows in which they competed.
o   If a tie exists, total EOH scores will determine winner
o   If a tie still exists, both will be awarded High Point Championship
·        The Level II, Level III, Level IV, Level V and Level 6 division championship will be determined by adding together all of the points each Rider/Horse team has earned in their Dressage, EOH, and Speed phases for the qualified shows in which they competed.
o   The points for the Speed phase will be determined by the following:
§  The fastest ride time, including speed bonus’ and penalties, will receive 70 points.
§  A third of a point will be deducted (.3) from 70 points for each second slower the subsequent times are: See chart.
§  If a rider is three minutes and fifty four seconds slower than the fastest time, they will receive zero points for the speed round.
·        DQ scores zero in any phase

Point Calculation and Recording

·        The calculation and awarding of points shall occur after each High Country Working Equitation show by the High Point Committee.
·        All Horse/Rider teams from each show will receive points, based on the criteria listed above, upon completing their second show.
·        A list of Horse/Rider teams and their earned points will be available for viewing on HCWE’s website and blog once the show scoring and awarding of points is complete, with the exception of HCWE’s final show of the season. The scores and final points earned will be revealed at the End of Year High Point party.
·        All decisions of the High Point Committee and/or Board of Directors regarding the awarding of points are final and may not be appealed.



Level
Dressage Phase
Ease of Handling Phase
Speed Phase
(timed event)
Points Earned Toward
High Point Championship
I
One point earned for each point scored on test.
One point earned for each point scored on test.
DQ = 0 points.
Not eligible to compete.
Dressage + EOH
II, III, IV, V
One point earned for each point scored on test.

One point earned for each point scored on test.
DQ = 0 points.
Maximum of 70 points
-1/3 point per second
DQ = 0 points.
Dressage + EOH + Speed






Note: Applies to both the Amateur and Open Divisions. (DQ = Disqualification)


Recognition and Awards          

·        High Point Champion, Reserve High Point Champion and Honorable Mention will be recognized and awarded after the final HCWE show for each division and level in which members competed.
·        High Point Champion will be awarded to the Rider/Horse team that earns the highest number of points; Reserve Champion will be awarded to the Rider/Horse team that earns the second highest number of points; the third highest Rider/Horse team will win Honorable Mention, in Open and Amateur divisions, at Level I, II, III, IV and V.
·        These Rider/Horse teams will be determined by adding together all of the points earned at HCWE qualifying shows for the year.
·        In the event of a tie, the combined dressage scores for the show series will be used to break the tie. If a tie still exists, combined scores for the EOH will be used.
·        The High Point Championships will be announced and awarded at the End of Year High Point party.
·        Starting in 2017, a rider/horse team may only win High Point Champion at Level I, one time. Level I is an Intro level and winning High Point indicates the ability to compete beyond an introductory level.
·        Starting in 2017, for Level I, II, III, IV and V, a rider/horse team may only win High Point Champion at the same level two years in a row. They must then advance to the next level in order to continue to compete for High Point.

Disclaimers

·        High Country Working Equitation has the right to cancel a HCWE show at their discretion.
·        No member has the authority to compel HCWE to hold a scheduled show or reschedule a show or set any policies or rules governing the show.
·        HCWE reserves the right to change these rules at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

HCWE General Meeting and Year End Awards Banquet

High Country Working Equitation held their general meeting and year end awards banquet on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The food was awesome: beef tenderloin, roasted chicken, roasted veggies, roasted potatoes, salad, salmon, chips and guacamole, cake and grape dessert. A shout out to the cooks for their effort on Saturday in lieu of ponies - it was a fantastic feast.

Lauren Gueswel and Steve B ripping chicken apart in prep for dinner

After the attendees were fed, the general meeting began.

Chris Stanko, President, welcomes everyone and begins the meeting

Much was talked about. It was determined that within the club we have riders that want to participate in Fun Days and Schooling Shows, and riders who want to compete in Rated Shows, for National Awards and Medals. HCWE believes we will be able to accommodate both in the coming year, but it will take help from our community in volunteers to make it happen.

Karen Burch, VP/Treasurer and Chris Stanko, President

The situation with WE United and the Confederation for Working Equitation entering into talks about merging into one National Organization was thoroughly discussed. Pros and cons were laid out and the Club decided to license our shows with the Confederation for Working Equitation for the 2018 season. This decision will help with keeping costs down and expand the judging pool for our shows.

The group of riders who are trained by Lyndsey Fitch.

Nancy Copeland and Ann Hayes honored with HCWE's Golden Riders Award.

Acknowledging and Thanking our Show Secretary and score keeper.

 Kitty M owner of Circle Star Arena, honored for hosting shows this year.

Lauren Gueswel honored for hosting our shows.

 Year End Awards: High Point Championship Buckle, Reserve Champion Yeti Tumbler and Honorable Mention Scarf

 High Point Championship Buckle

Jo B, winner of Intro level High Point 2017

Sharon V winner of Reserve Champ Novice B

Sheri P, winner of High Point Champ Intermediate A, Intermediate B
Honorable Mention Intermediate B

Lauren Gueswel, High Point Champion Novice A Open, Intermediate B Open
Reserve Champion Novice A Open

Mary Sadler HCWE's Most Improved Rider Award
Reserve Champion Intro 

Congrats to all of our riders and winners in 2017

Intro Level Amateur
Jo Bottorff      High Point Champion 
Mary Sadler         Reserve Champion
Queta Smith        Honorable Mention

Intro Level Open
Alison Mazurkiewicz        High Point Champion
Lyndsey Fitch       Reserve Champion
Jody Marken       Honorable Mention

Novice A Amateur
 Barb Harris       High Point Champion
Kim Speek       Reserve Champion
Annaleen Vermeulen       Honorable Mention

Novice A Open
 Lauren Gueswel       High Point Champion
Lauren Gueswel       Reserve Champion
Lyndsey Fitch       Honorable Mention

Novice B Amateur
Karen Burch        High Point Champion
Sharon Vadas       Reserve Champion

Intermediate A Amateur
Sheri Prucka       High Point Champion

Intermediate B Amateur
Sheri Prucka       High Point Champion
Isabelle Sheets       Reserve Champion
Sheri Prucka       Honorable Mention

Intermediate B Open
Lauren Gueswel       High Point Champion
Chris Stanko       Reserve Champion

Advanced
TJ Summerfield       High Point Champion


            


 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hallo-WE-en

8 Riders
Some pretty fantastic costumes
9 obstacles

HCWE's second Annual Hallo-WE-en event was a huge success

 Since it was just for fun and to give our riders an opportunity to ride a bit faster than they were used to, everyone had an hour to school their horses on the obstacles.


 Caterpillar and butterfly

 Gamora and Baby Groot


 Smurfs


 Masquerade


 Safari hunter riding a tiger


 Joker 


 Fast as lightning


















Can't wait to do it again next year

Monday, October 23, 2017

End of Year Party



Our End of Year Party will be 
November 11th, 2017

A wonderfully delish dinner will be catered

Dinner starts at 5:30 pm

The location will be the Izaak Walton Clubhouse
at

18 South Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501

 This meeting will be our annual General meeting of the Club

Plus

High Point Awards

General Celebration of the Year

 Chance to appreciate our Competitors, 
Volunteers and  Members

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Order of Go and Course Maps

Order of Go
Saturday 14,2017
First Ride at 8:30 am
 
Novice/Intermediate
 
 
Order of Go October 14
Dressage
First Ride at 8:30 am
Riders are responsible for being ready when it is time for them to ride
If a rider does not enter the arena and start their ride within 60 seconds
of the bell it is a DQ for that phase
Name
Horse
#
Maree McAteer
Smokey
159
Jo Teter
Teter's Copy of Bandy
164
Kim Speek
Sabio
167
Leslie Martien
Satori
165
Lyndsey Fitch
Levi
161
Samantha Winsett
Rookie
163
Lauren Gueswel
Holiday
162
20 minute judge break
 
 
Barb Harris
Fortunate Destiny
166
Maree McAteer
Marco
160
Jo Teter
Teter's Dazzle
170
Karen Burch
Ashke
169
Kate Fowler
Wingman
171
Lauren Gueswel
Smart Uno Olena
173
Chris Stanko
CO
174
EOH Course Walk (Course closes after 30 minutes)
 
In conjunction with lunch
Order of Go remains the same
First EOH ride at noon (could be subject to change)
Speed will take place following EOH
 
 
EOH Course Maps
Saturday 14, 2017
Novice/Intermediate
 
 
 
 
Speed Maps
Novice/Intermediate
 
 
 
Lunch will be available for purchase on Saturday $6
 
 
 
Order of Go
Sunday, October 15
First Ride at 8:30 am
 
 
 
Order of Go October 15, 2017
Dressage Ride
First Ride at 8:30 am
Riders are responsible for being ready when it is time for them to ride
If a rider does not enter the arena and start their ride within 60 seconds
of the bell it is a DQ for that phase
Name
Horse
#
Mary Sadler
Heart
157
Alison Mazurkiewicz
Ziva GPA
158
Samantha Winsett
Emerald
151
Maureen Bevins
Isis
156
Jo Bottorff
Holiday
155
Queta Smith
San Antonio Girl
153
Kate Fowler
Rebecca Jill
154
Jane Brueckner
Rookie
152
Nancy Copeland
Cider
167
EOH Course Walk (30 minutes)
 
20 minute break for Judge
EOH will start 45 minutes after the final Dressage test ride
 
EOH Course Map
Introductory Level
Sunday 15, 2017