Rally Overview for Parents . Please print form below to get better idea of what happens at a rally.
At national & international equestrian competitions the competitor is required to 'jog' their mount before a panel of officials. This is called a Horse Inspection, commonly referred to as "Jogs", and is done to demonstrate the soundness of the horse prior to competing. Horse Inspections are required for all mounted sports at USPC National Championships. At regional rallies, while not always required, rally officials/judges could require it of any competitor if deemed necessary for the safety of the mount and rider. See video at the bottom of this page showing proper jogging procedures.
Save on your computer, add a picture of your horse, type in the member's information, and print it. (there is no requirement for it to be typed, you can fill it out by hand if you prefer) You MUST bring a Stall Card to every USPC competition. Slipping the stall card into a plastic sleeve will keep it clean and reusable for the next rally.
This is a list of all the equipment that each team MUST have at a rally. The club owns this equipment and it is stored and transported in a large tack trunk (called a 'rally box"). A member of the team will transport the rally box to the rally. Please note; each team is REQUIRED to do an equipment check of all the required equipment at least 1 week prior to the competition. All members of the competing team must be present. This meeting is usually set up by the team captain or stable manager.
Along with the team's required equipment, each rider is required to bring their own individual equipment (tack, grooming, attire, etc.) This is a list of the rider's required equipment.
Every rider at a pony club rally must present themselves and their horse for inspection before riding. This is called a Turnout Inspection, formally referred to as a Formal Inspection or "Formals" for short. This is the sheet used by the examiner to grade the rider. Review this sheet to know what the examiner will be checking during your Turnout Inspection. The link above is 3 pages; 1st page is for D1, D2, D3 // 2nd page is for C1, C2 // 3rd page is for C+, C3, B, A
No rider will be allowed to compete without a medical armband with a current medical insert card. This is the medical card that needs to be filled out and inserted into your medical armband. You can purchase additional armbands on-line at the USPC Bookstore.
With few exceptions, each mounted rally team must have a 'stable manager' on their team. The stable manager is responsible for the organization of all items relating to the care and safety of the mounts. This document details the Stable Manager's job.
Flow of a Rally for Parents (docx)Download
2019 Feed Chart Fillable (pdf)Download
2019 Stall Card Fillable (pdf)Download
Medical Card (pdf)Download
PC Rally Equipment List (docx)Download
Rider Rally checklist (docx)Download
Show Jump coach 20 (pdf)Download
2019 safety and Turnback checklist (pdf)Download