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What is a Beginner Novice Rider?

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  • What is a Beginner Novice Rider?

    What are the criteria for Beginner Novice Rider? Just curious. Thanks.

  • #2
    It's in the rulebook, which I don't have handy, but I believe it's any rider who hasn't completed more than one Novice horse trial in the previous two years.
    "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"

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    • #3
      Not a professional and can't have ridden training level or higher, for I believe 2 years.
      Beth Davidson
      Black Dog Farm Connemaras & Sport Horses
      http://blackdogconnemara.com
      visit my blog: http://ponyeventer.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        I lied:

        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.
        So must not have completed any Training level or higher event in the last 5 years.
        "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"

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          #5
          So could have shown Training or Prelim+ "back in the day" but based on what they've done last 5 years can qualify for beginner novice.

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          • #6
            Also no stipulation that they can't be a professional-- there are some that are new to the sport.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Highflyer View Post
              Also no stipulation that they can't be a professional-- there are some that are new to the sport.
              And some that are not new I competed against a couple of very well known riders in BN last year.
              RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

              "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

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              • #8
                Sometimes the entry secretary will lump you if they only have a few in the open.
                Beth Davidson
                Black Dog Farm Connemaras & Sport Horses
                http://blackdogconnemara.com
                visit my blog: http://ponyeventer.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pcwertb View Post
                  Sometimes the entry secretary will lump you if they only have a few in the open.
                  Yes, you're right (not enough coffee) I missed the word "Rider"
                  RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

                  "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pcwertb View Post
                    Not a professional and can't have ridden training level or higher, for I believe 2 years.
                    It is 5 years, and amateur/pro status doesn't matter.
                    Janet

                    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                      #11
                      I still would like to see the BNR and BNH division : ) I did my very first event a few weeks ago (horsies very first event too). I talked to a gal in my division who said she had been eventing for 20 years (apparently at higher levels 10 years ago) but who now qualified as a BNR. She did very well. Wow this is a tough sport (level of competition in BNR!). But I'm going to keep at it!

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                      • #12
                        Hey Mukluk, I know how you feel when I did tadpole back in May (schooling show) felt like quite a few of the competitors did not really belong in the division but oh well, I had a blast anyway

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                        • #13
                          I think at starter HTs the BNR divisions can come up tougher than the BNH. At least, I have seen much lower dressage scores in the BNR division, that I assume are mainly dressage riders having fun at the lower levels.

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