*Exceptions can be made for adult riders that have had at least a ten-year break between showing in performance or equitation before returning to Academy.
Horse is to be tacked as if giving a lesson. Snaffle and Martingale is encouraged on young riders, full bridles are acceptable. Any leverage bit rein is PROHIBITED through the martingale. The saddle must be consistent with the style of riding.
Headgear: ASTM/SEI certified safety helmets are the ONLY acceptable headgear. Riders under 12 are REQUIRED to wear helmets. Older age riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets, but this will be left up to the discretion of their trainers.
Every rider must qualify in a preliminary class in order to compete for a Championship class. The top 10 ribbon winners from each age group will move on to the Championship rounds. If a class has to be split, only the top 8 from each split will qualify for the Championships.
Junior and Senior Finals will consist of the top 8 ribbon winners from each age group in their respective category. Ten ribbons will be awarded in the Grand Championship finals.