Saddlebred Enthusiasts Encouraged to Participate in a Survey Regarding the Juvenile Division and the Need for a Masters Division
RELEASE: June 11, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the USEF Rules and Standards Subcommittee
The USEF Rules and Standards Subcommittee is conducting a survey until July 1, 2010, to evaluate the need to increase the age of the Juvenile Division and the need for a Masters division.
These ideas were presented to the USEF Rules and Standards Committee at the January Convention and a Subcommittee was formed. The Committee consists of Chuck Herbert, Ellen Beard and Misdee Miller.
The discussion for these changes were based on instances of Juvenile riders having aged out while still attending High School and families have chosen to sell the horse instead of moving into the Amateur Division where the horse is not as well suited. The committee members also discussed the logistical difficulties often faced by 18- to 21-year-olds involved with competing in Saddlebred competitions during their college-age years as amateurs.
The idea of the Masters division is based on the idea that some riders do not want to compete against their younger counterparts as well as it gives an opportunity for someone who starts showing later in life to have a division that allows them to compete with riders of the same age.
All Saddlebred enthusiasts are encouraged to participate through the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/KRX86H2
. With questions regarding this issue or this survey, contact Chuck Herbert at (812) 204-5798 or by email at email@example.com
or Ellen Beard at (270) 556-5195, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org