Amateur Owner Rider (AOR) Leaderboard
Equestrian Victoria is very excited to announce the launch of the Amateur Owner Rider Leaderboard. The AOR Leaderboard will collect AOR results for the new membership year commencing 1 July, 2015 and finishing 30 June, 2016.
From 1 July, 2015 all AOR dressage results will be collated to compile a Leaderboard for all dressage levels (Preliminary to Grand Prix). The Leaderboard will be updated monthly. The winner and runner up at each level will be notified and acknowledged for their achievements at the EV Awards night in July, 2016.
Equestrian Victoria is also very excited to announce that there will also be a major prize for the AOR with highest points across all dressage levels which will be announced shortly.
For those wanting to know how to earn points for the AOR, here is how it will work.
Points will only awarded for scores over 58%
AOR placings go to 3rd place (ribbon/sash/rosette) but points will be allocated to 4th placing.
The leaderboard will be a point system, with a maximum of 4 points for a win if there are 4 or more AOR competitors, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd, 1 for 4th. If there are only 3 AOR in the class then 3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd and so on. If there is only 1 AOR in the class they will receive 1 point.
Must be the same horse and rider combination. If you have two horses competing AOR, they will appear separately on the leaderboard.
Points for a combination will NOT be carried to a higher level on the leaderboard for the levels. EG. if someone has 40 points in Prelim and decides to move up to novice, they start at zero points in novice. PLEASE NOTE - Points will be added for a combination that moves up a grade for the overall AOR winner across all levels.
As this is the first year the EV will be running a leaderboard we request that everyone read the following to help it run as smoothly as possible.
Please read the AOR Criteria to make sure you are eligible, the criteria can be found Here
When you receive the draw for your competition, please check that you are marked as AOR and if not, please let the organizing committee of the event know so they can fix their records.
Could all organizing committees please make sure that the AOR results are sent into the EV Office so we can record them on the Leaderboard.
Equestrian Victoria is excited to promote dressage to all riders and would like to wish everyone good look with your results.
If any rider or organizing committee has questions please feel free to contact Dolly Joyce or Michael Bragge for more information.
Dolly Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Email - email@example.com
Dressage Victoria Mid-Year Report Card
If I were writing a mid-year report for Dressage Victoria it would not be all that different from the thousands I have written for Secondary School students over the years. The format we teachers use is common. We start with a positive, make mention of strengths but then look at areas for improvement and finish on a positive.
DV has run some outstanding events so far this year. DJWTS, YRDC and the CDI-W @ MI3DE were all a big hit with the fans. Planning for Saddleworld Dressage Festival is well underway with a number of exciting innovations for 2015. DV’s finances are looking healthy again and we are starting to put funds back into development of squads and officials. Again we have a record number of members holding a current performance card for a Dressage Horse or Pony. There are 1926 current Dressage Performance cards in Victoria 283 of which are for Dressage Ponies. With a couple of events to go it looks like 7,000 official EV Dressage tests will have been ridden over the 2014/15 calendar of events. While entry numbers do vary, many clubs received strong numbers for their major events this year.
At the high performance level we have seen possibly the strongest year for Victorian performances. At the grassroots level, however we have some work to do. It has become obvious that while Dressage is very strong in the clubs and venues around outer Melbourne, EA Dressage is struggling in regional Victoria. There are a few strong organising committees in regional Victoria, but many areas do not have access to EA Dressage. DV has started discussions with clubs in these areas with the intention of finding how we can help correct this problem. We need to find an easy way to splice some EA tests into local regional events. HRCAV a doing a marvellous job servicing the regional equestrian market, but some of their advanced riders also need the chance to ride some EA tests.
DV started the Amateur Owner Rider category in 2014. We made ribbons available free to clubs and encouraged riders to nominate as AOR on entry forms. This coming season 2015/16 we have asked all events to acknowledge AOR on draws and especially results. These results will be tallied and a Leader Board maintained. More information will be out soon about this exciting initiative. It is designed to celebrate the majority of our competitors who work all week at a non-equestrian job to be part of our beautiful sport.
In summary a good half year report for DV, with many positives, a clear area for improvement and an initiative with a bright future.
Chairman, Dressage Victoria