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Show Jumping Rally

Show Jumping Rally 2023

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Date: Oct 2023

Location: Murietta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murietta CA

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Entries must be postmarked by .  No refunds after closing date. Refunds will be given with a Veterinarian/Doctor note LESS $15 office fee after closing date.

Teams: This Show Jumping Rally is open to members of all ages and rating levels.  Teams will normally consist of three to four riders and a stable manager.  The Event Secretary will make up scramble teams of individuals and/or small groups entered.  Please remember that all members 18 and over must have a valid Safe Sport Certificate and all members 21 and over must have a background check.  

This will also be a qualifier for the USPC Champs East or Mid-West held in 2023. Anyone interested in qualifying please contact the event organizers prior to the rally. 

The rally will be held over two days, with two show jumping rounds on Saturday and one round followed by awards on Sunday.  Teams may be a mix of all rating levels and ages.  Rally fees will include stabling for two nights, two bags of shavings, and a team tack room.  Additional shavings can be purchased during the rally ($## bag).  Trailers can be used for feed stalls, or a feed stall can be purchased for $80 (two teams can share a feed stall and share this cost).  Tee shirts, polo shirts and jackets will be available for an additional cost. 

Rules: This competition will be governed by the following. (These materials must be made available to your team members, Stable Managers, chaperones, coaches and parents to read and understand prior to the rally. )

USEF Rule Book

USPC Horse Management Handbook and Rules for Competition 2023

USPC Horse Management 2023 Newsletter

Show Jumping Rulebook 2023

Show Jumping Newsletter 2023


Trot Poles class- TBD (if there are enough entries)

18” (cross rails or verticals)    

2’-2’-3” (verticals and oxers)

2’3”-2’-6” (verticals and oxers) Qualifying Introductory Division

Developing Horse and Rider 2’9”-3’0”

Horse I/Large pony 3’0”-3’3”

Horse II 3’3”-3’6”

Horse III 3’6”-3’9”

Horse IV 3’9”-4’0”



Round 1:    Regular knock-down round with equitation scoring* 

Round 2 & 3:    Regular knock down round with jump off 


Jump Off/Bonus Round: Jump off heights will not be raised. Jumping a clear round (no jumping, time, or technical faults) in the designated round of classes offering a Jump-off round qualifies the competitor for the Jump-off round. The Jump-off will be a shortened course as shown on the course map and reviewed during a course walk.  Pre-round briefing should include discussion of the Jump-Off, as NO additional coaching will be allowed for the Jump-Off. Coaches need to be familiar with the rules and appropriately prepare their students.

Equitation Round: That round will receive two scores: a normal knockdown/jumper score and an equitation score, which will be included like a bonus round score. The equitation round score must be included in the qualifying scores used to select Championship competitors. Each competitor will receive a written score sheet with Judge’s comments after the close of the Rally. These scores are not subject to inquiries or protest. The expectations for Show Jumping Equitation are explained in USPC 2021 Rules for Show Jumping Rally: “Good approaches (and good jumps) are a combination of several important factors: balance, line, impulsion, pace, and distance…a good jumping performance is more than just jumping higher, faster, or more difficult fences or winning in competition. Good jumping is safer, smoother and easier for both horse and rider and unites them…Correct equitation over fences is that style, form and technique which best enables the horse to perform most correctly, efficiently and confidently over the course, including on the flat between fences and over the jumps.”

Note to DCs & CAs:

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

Determine the team make-up (name of the team, team members, Captain, Stable Manager). Make sure each participant is aware of it. If you do not have a complete team, the organizer will help place your members in team with other clubs. Place all members on the Tea Entry form even if the team is incomplete.

Help your members prepare for the rally.

Drug Testing Important Notice!

California Equine Medication Monitoring Program requires that this rally be registered and monitored by the State of California. State drug testers may be onsite to test your mount. Please read the information below to ensure that your mount is within the medication limits imposed by the State of California.

Additional Information:

Stalls:  Included in rally entry fee and come with 2 bags of shavings

Rally shirts: are available as an additional purchase