2017 Qualifying Tetrathlon Rally
This will be a qualifying rally for the 2017 Championships.
Non-Qualifiers are welcome!
UNMOUNTED COMPETITORS ARE WELCOME TOO! Unmounted competitors may compete in run, shoot, and swim phases!
will pay at least half the entry fee for Middle California competitors for any USPC Championships.
Regular Registration - $100
Pick 3 Phases (non-qualifying) - $100
Pick 2 Phases (non-qualifying) - $75
Stabling - $50
Additional meals for family and/or non-competitors - $45 for pizza dinner Friday, lunch Sat & Sun.
Date: June 16 - 18, 2017
Location: Graham Hill Showgrounds, 1145 Graham Hill Rd. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
General Info: Stabling is uncovered pipe paddocks. If horse is on site, a responsible adult must stay on site. Mornings and evenings can be foggy, bring warm clothes and possibly blankets for horses. Tent camping is available. RVs/campers are allowed but no generators or hook-ups, must park in designated parking area.
Deadline: Registration will Open on May 1st and Close on May 31st. - No refunds after entries close.
Senior: 16 yrs and older and C1 and above
Junior: 13-16 yrs and D3 and above
Intermediate: 13 yrs and older and D3 and above
Novice: 11-12 yrs and D3 and above
Pre-Novice: 13 yrs and younger and D2 and above
10 & under: 10 yrs and younger and D1 and above
Teams: Each team will consist of three or four riding competitors. Any Pony Club Member in Good Standing with a suitable mount and the maturity to handle competition at this level is welcome. We will attempt to combine individuals from different clubs to make up teams if necessary. Teams may be a mix of all rating levels and ages.
Contact Rally Organizer: Nichole Fisher at
To Register: Complete the online registration, then send the Coach's Form, Waiver, and Chaperone Form to
395 Del Monte Ctr #164
Monterey, CA 93940
2017 USPC Championships Tetrathlon Qualifying Information
USPC Handbook and Rules For Tetrathlon 2017
Article 8 - Championships Qualifications
1. To compete at the National Championship a competitor must have competed at a Regional or Inter-Regional Qualifying Rally in the Novice, Intermediate, Junior, or Senior Division. With the endorsement of the DC/CA and RS and the Tetrathlon Committee, any A/H-A/B/C-3 Trad/HSE certified competitors who request it are invited to participate at Championships without attending a qualifying Rally. Any other exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Tetrathlon Committee and the Vice President of Activities.
2. With the permission of his/her own RS, a competitor may qualify outside his/her own region to compete at the National Championships. However, Regional Supervisors are encouraged to organize and support a circuit of InterRegional qualifying Rallies and to allow their Tetrathletes to qualify outside of their respective regions.
3. To compete at Championships, a competitor must be at least 11 years old as of January 1 of the Rally year and of the appropriate certification for the division.
4. At Championships, the competitor must ride at the level he/she rode at his/her Regional qualifying Rally. The competitor who rides down at the Regional Qualifying Rally must take the 200 point penalty and ride down at Championships. Only Juniors and Seniors may ride down a level.
5. To compete at Championships, Senior and Junior competitors must compete in all four phases of a qualifying rally and attain a total score for the four phases and Horse Management of not less than 2400 points. Intermediate and Novice competitors must compete in all four phases of a Qualifying Rally and attain a total score for the four phases and Horse Management of not less than 2200 points. The secretary of the Qualifying Rally must certify this score. The Tetrathlon Committee will review this number annually. A competitor will not qualify for Championships if eliminated or disqualified in any phase of the competition, or if he/she receives a score of less than 550 in the riding phase.
6. To compete at Championships, the competitor’s DC/CA and RS must approve that the competitor’s riding skill is suitable for his/her level.
7. At Championships, the Organizer will determine the number of competitors that Regions may send.
Middle California Championships Qualifying Information
Our region supports qualified members attending Championships. Members who wish to attend must meet age, rating, and qualifying requirements for the discipline of their choice, which includes qualifying at a regional rally or the equivalent. All eligible members are invited to qualify for regional teams. Based on available funds, the Region will pay at least half the entry fee for Middle California competitors for any USPC Championships.