Points and Mileage

How Annual Competition Points are Calculated

  • Races 20 miles in length or more:
    • 25 points for completing the race, plus
    • points equaling 2 times the number of miles completed, plus
    • 5 points for each team you beat to the finish line
  • Races between 10 and up to 19 miles in length:
    • 25 points for each team member, plus
    • points equaling 1/2 the number of miles completed, plus
    • 3 points for each team you beat to the finish line
  • Races less than 10 miles:
    • 25 points for each team member
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Requirements

To be eligible for annual year end awards for any of the categories offered for either Ride & Tie or Equathon, individuals must be a current or lifetime member of Ride & Tie. The winning equine, individual, or team must also have competed in at least 2 sanctioned races and have accumulated a minimum of 125 points for that particular category.  Awards are based on points accumulated.  In the event of a tie, the award will be presented to equine, individual or team with the most miles.

Division Awards

Annual awards for Ride & Tie and Equathon will mirror each other beginning in 2020.  Those categories are:

  • Horse of the Year
  • Top Man/Man Team
  • Top Man/Woman Team
  • Top Woman/Woman Team
  • Top Individual – High Mileage*

*only if that individual is NOT eligible for a team award

Horse of the Year

The Horse of the Year award is presented to the equine that competed in at least two sanctioned races, accumulated a minimum of 125 points and the highest mileage for events completed that year.

Top Individual – High Mileage

The Top Individual – High Mileage award is presented to the individual who accumulates the highest mileage for events completed that given year.  They must have competed in at least two sanctioned races, have accumulated a minimum of 125 points and are NOT eligible for a team award.

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