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    Default Mini prix vs Grand prix?

    What's the difference, aside from prize money!
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    Fence heights. Mini Prix's can be anywhere from Level 5 to level 8. The smallest GP's I've seen start at Level 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    Fence heights. Mini Prix's can be anywhere from Level 5 to level 8. The smallest GP's I've seen start at Level 8
    Except all jumper levels have been abolished. So classes are simply done in meters now (i.e. 1.4m). I'm not sure exactly what the specs are for mini prix and grand prix, but a mini would be lower in height than a grand prix...perhaps someone else here knows.



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    Three grand prix levels as stated by USEF
    Mini prix is a "Fluff" term used to make people feel important.




    Open National Standard. Must include:
    (1) at least one double and one triple, two triples, or three doubles;
    (2) at least two obstacles not less than 1.50 m (4’11”)
    (3) at least eleven obstacles at a minimum height of 1.40 m (4’7”) and
    (4) at least three spreads 1.50 m to 1.60 m (4’11” to 5’3”), in addition to any used in
    combinations.

    Open Regional Standard. Must include the following:
    (1) at least one double and one triple, two triples, or three doubles;
    (2) at least two obstacles not less than 1.45 m (4’9”)
    (3) at least eleven obstacles at a minimum height of 1.30 m (4’3”) and
    (4) at least three spreads not less than 1.45 m (4’9”) in width


    Open International Standard. Must include:
    (1) at least one double and one triple, two triples, or three doubles;
    (2) at least one obstacle not less than 1.60 m (5’3”) and two additional obstacles
    not less than 1.50m (5’);
    (3) at least eleven obstacles at a minimum height of 1.45 m (4’9”); and
    (4) at least two spreads not less than 1.65 m ( 5’5”) in width and three additional
    spreads not less than 1.60m (5’3”) in width.
    (5) At outdoor events, an open water jump not less than 3.65 m (12’) is strongly
    recommended.
    (6) For outdoor


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    There is no National standard for "Mini Prix".

    Just a smaller version at anything any show wants to provide...and have seen them down to 1m at locals, maybe 1.2 or so at some small rated shows. It's just a name to attract rider entry fees and make them feel important. Looks good in a sale ad too.

    Right up there with those schooling Jumper classes where everybody clear gets a blue-a little misleading but good marketing.
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