Sierra Pacific

Quiz Rally

Quiz Rally 2024

Entry Link is OUT!

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

Location: San Marin High School, 15 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA

Fees: $65 per competitor:  

Extras: lunch and T-shirt optional (additional fee).  

Registration: open now and closes on Feb 5, 2024.  Fees must be paid at the time of registration.  Fees are not refundable. 

Rally Organizer: Alicia Garlick

Rally Secretary: Rosa Dixon, 


Volunteers: Quiz Rally runs on volunteers!  Each team must have a chaperone present and at least one adult to volunteer.  

Rules:  USPC Rules and Handbook for Quiz (2024)

Teams: Teams will consist of 3 or 4 members within the following divisions:

Novice D: D1/UR to D3 HM, 11 and under as of 01/01/2024

Novice C:  C1 HM & C2 HM 11 and under as of 01/01/2024

Junior D:  D1/D2/D3 HM; 12-17 years of age as of 01/01/24

Senior D:  D1/D2/D3HM; 18+ years of age as of 01/01/24

Junior C and up C1 HM and up; 12-17 years of age as of 01/01/2024

Senior C and up: C1 HM and up; 18+ years of age as of 01/01/2024

NOTE: Quiz competitor MUST BE AT LEAST 10 YEARS OF AGE as of JANUARY 1, of the championships year and rated at least D-2 HM. 


Competitors that wish to qualify for championships and expect to be the minimum age and certification by then, but are not currently, may “compete up”.  For example a D1 member who wishes to qualify for championships and plans to take their D2 before the championships, must sign up and compete as a D2 at this Quiz rally in order to qualify.  Members wishing to attend championships should sign up for the division that matches the age they will be on Jan.1 of the year of the Championships they wish to attend.


***Sample of 2024 Schedule***

Rally Schedule:  (may change depending on the number of entries)
8:00  a.m. Registration opens **Chaperones must pick up packets!
8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast (available for purchase)**
8:30  Judges and Volunteers' Briefing
8:45  Competitors' Briefing
9:00  Competition begins
4:00 p.m. Rally concludes at approximately
5:00 Ribbon/Award Ceremony

**Breakfast, snacks, baked goods, and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day!


Required Attire:  Armbands with a USPC Medical Card or Medical Bracelet are required for competition. Barn safe boots are required for the Barn Phase of the competition. Remember to wear your Pony Club Pin!


LUNCH:   Pre-orders for lunch will be taken, with choices of  Sandwich, fruit, chips, and a bottle of water. Lunch is $15 for competitors, extra lunches can be ordered for $15. Competitors and coaches are welcome to bring their own food. 



Note to DCs & CAs or Club Rally Coordinator:

Please promote the rally to your members. Make sure they understand the criteria for qualifying for championships. 

Determine the team make-up (name of the team, team members, captain). Make sure each participant is aware of it. If you do not have a complete team, we will help place your members in a team with other clubs. 

Help your members prepare for the rally.

Each team needs to have a chaperone and volunteer! 




Championships Divisions-Minimum Age and Certifications and Eligibility Process 

 USPC Quiz Rulebook 2024 - Articles 29, 30, and 31

To be eligible for Championships, competitors must meet the age parameters and minimum certifications for the offered Championships divisions.  Age is as of Jan. 1 of the (Championship) competition year, and there are no age and no certification exceptions to the below requirements.  See Article 5 for more details on age and certification minimums.

Modified Novice D:  D2 & D3 HM, 10-11 years of age

Modified Novice C:  C1 HM & C2 HM, 10-11 years of age

Modified Junior D:  D2 & D3 HM, 12-17 years of age

Modified Senior D:  D2 & D3 HM, 18+ years of age

Junior D:  D3 HM, 12-17 years of age

Senior D:  D3 HM, 18+ years of age as of 01/01/23

Junior C and up: C1 HM and up, 12-17 years of age 

Senior C and up: C1 HM and up,18+ years of age 


Each individual Pony Club member who desires to compete at Championships must compete in a regional rally and be judged at the minimum Horse Management certification and same competition level in which they intend to compete at Championships.  This constitutes the “individual eligibility” of the competitor

Members wanting to become eligible for Championships must meet the division criteria below.

Modified Novice D, Modified Novice C, Modified Junior D, Modified Senior D: Complete a standard Quiz rally (or modified of no standard available)

Junior D, Senior D, Junior C & up, Senior C & up: complete a standard Quiz rally

Certified H-B/H-A members wishing to compete at Championships do not have to participate at a regional Quiz rally but must have permission of their RS.