Sierra Pacific

Quiz Rally

Quiz Rally 2023


Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Location: San Marin High School, Novato, CA

Fees: $65 per competitor:  

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

Registration: open now and closes on April 9th.  Fees must be paid at the time of registration.  Fees are not refundable. Preferred payment method a club check payable to Sierra Pacific Region. 

Rally Registration is not complete until all printed forms and payments are received by the Rally Secretary  

Mail completed printed entries and Club checks to Becky Williams at 1011 Emerald Ln, Fortuna, CA 95540

Rally Organizer: Becky Williams - Treasurer,,  (707) 362-5163


PACKET:/ContentDocs/48320/2023 quiz entry packet version 2.docx.      

(If the packet downloads with errors, please contact your DC or CA for an email version)


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 (2023)

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 01/01/2023

Novice C:  C1 HM & C2 HM 11 and under as of 01/01/2023

Junior D:  D1/D2/D3 HM; 12-17 years of age as of 01/01/23

Senior D:  D1/D2/D3HM; 18+ years of age as of 01/01/23

Junior C and up C1 HM and up; 12-17 years of age as of 01/01/2023

Senior C and up: C1 HM and up; 18+ years of age as of 01/01/2023

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. Upon completion of the quiz rally competitors who meet age and rating criteria will be marked eligible and receive an invite to sign up for  2023 or 2024 USPC Championships when entries open. 


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.


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 $10 for competitors, extra lunches can be ordered for $10. 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! 




Team registration packets are due on April 9th, 2023. 

For each team, 

Mail the following to the Rally Secretary:

Team Designation Form – one per team - even if it is not a full team, we need this form completed for scramble registrations too

Quiz Individual Registration Forms for all competitors, one per person

Chaperone Rules/Duties Form – one per team or partial team/club - will be found at

T-Shirt and Lunch Forms 

Club check made payable to Sierra Pacific Region PC covering all fees due for all competitors-one per club.  If your club’s payment needs to be made with a different method, contact Becky Williams., or call/text 707-362-5163 

If your club cannot form a complete team, please indicate this on the Team Designation Form, and the organizers will put your members with competitors from other clubs to form scramble teams. Please indicate if any participant is comfortable with the role of team Captain on a scramble team. 


Information for individual competitors:

Registrations for the rally should be submitted by the DC or club rally coordinator in teams. Please confirm with your club DC when individual forms and payments are due to be submitted to them. For each competitor, please complete and return the following to your DC or rally coordinator by their designated due date (NOTE: This will be before April 9th) 


1) Quiz Individual Registration Form – one per person 

2) Your check or payment is made payable to your own Pony Club so that your club can write a single check for the team to register for the rally. – one per person 

3) shirt and food orders if you are getting either


Championships Divisions-Minimum Age and Certifications and Eligibility Process 

 USPC Quiz Rulebook 2023 - 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.


T-shirt information: Cost $20

White lettering on Navy – below is the sketch of the artwork