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    Default Explanation of BNR

    What exactly is the definition of this? I see there are BN and BNR. What is the difference??? Thanks!



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    BN = Beginner Novice

    BNR = Big Name Rider



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    I see this BNR on Omnibus entry forms....it's a divison for the event, correct? Usually follows BN and then BNR for the division...I am assuming BNR for Beginning Novice Rider or Beginner Novice Restricted???? If restricted, restricted by what or how? What are the rules?


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    Beginner Novice Rider - restricted to riders that haven't competed at [whatever the currents rules say about higher levels in X number of years, something like Training in the past 2 years].



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    4.5 RIDER (R) - Levels restricted by rider are limited to those competitors who have not completed more than two Horse Trials at the next highest level or higher in the previous 24 months. e.g. Training Rider - the competitor may not have completed more than two Horse Trials at the Preliminary Level or higher in the previous 24 months.
    So, for Beginner Novice Rider (BNR), the rider may not have completed more than 2 horse trials at the Novice level in the past 2 years. The horse may have compteted at any level.
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    Then there's BNH (horse) and not to be confused with BNR (Big Name Rider) slang on the forums
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    This being why BNT is infinitely preferable to BNR when discussing big-name people.
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    Not always interchangeable. Many BNR's do not have a slew of students. George Morris although a BNT is not a BNR.



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    Quote Originally Posted by scubed View Post
    So, for Beginner Novice Rider (BNR), the rider may not have completed more than 2 horse trials at the Novice level in the past 2 years. The horse may have compteted at any level.
    That is the OLD rule.

    The current rule is
    4.5 RIDER (R) - Open to competitors who have not completed an event above the
    next highest level in the 5 years preceding
    the date of the competition, e.g. a Novice
    Rider may have completed an event at Training level, but not Preliminary
    level or higher in the 5 years preceding the date of the competition; a Training
    Rider may have completed an event at Preliminary level, but not Intermediate
    level or higher in the 5 years preceding the date of the competition.
    So, for Beginner Novice Rider, the rider may not have completed at TRAINING in the last FIVE years. The horse may have competed at any level.
    Janet

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    Thanks so much for explaining this. For some reason, I thought it meant "restricted". Makes sense!



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