Site Updated May 13th, 2017
May 13 - Copper Penny And Estes Park Festival Prize Lists Now Available Online
The prize lists for the Copper Penny I & II Horse Shows and the Estes Park Festival Horse Show are now available online. Go to the Horse Shows page to view and download your copies today!
May 13 - CEP Announces Changes To Scottsdale Fall Shows In October
Instead of running two back-to-back USEF Regional I (B) shows in October, CEP has decided to make the first week a Hunt Cup Horse Show (Oct 22) followed by one USEF Regional I (B) show, the Scottsdale Fall Classic (Oct 27-29). It is CEP’s hope that by doing this, all of the rated horses will attend the one show, and if there are at least 75 horses actively competing, the show can apply for an upgrade to National (A) rating in 2018. So if you want to see this show go back to a National (A) rating next year, please help us get to at least 75 showing horses this year!
May 13 - Updated Remaining CEP 2017 Show Schedule For Arizona
The updated schedule of remaining CEP horse shows in Arizona for 2017 includes:
USEF Rated Shows
Oct 27-29 / Arizona Fall Classic / USEF Regional I (B) & Jumper 1
Nov 15-19 / Arizona Season Finale / USEF National (A) & Jumper 3 / USHJA Zone 8 Championship
Hunt Cup Shows
Oct 1 / Hunt Cup October I
Oct 22 / Hunt Cup October II
Nov 18-19 / Hunt Cup November
All shows held at the Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please note that the above schedule is subject to change at management’s discretion.
February 4 - CEP Announces Date Change For Hunt Cup September
CEP has just been informed by Westworld that its traditional Hunt Cup date in September is no longer available, having been given to another event. So the Hunt Cup September will now move a week later and be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 and be renamed the Hunt Cup October I. Same show, same two rings, just a week later!
February 4 - So Why Are The October Shows Only Regional I (B) Rated?
A trainer recently emailed CEP asking why the two weeks in October were not USEF National (A) rated? The answer is simple … ever since the USEF / USHJA instituted minimum entry numbers for shows based upon rating, the two October shows have failed to get at least 100 horses each, therefore failing to meet the minimum entry count needed to keep its National (A) rating. A USEF National (A) rated show must have at least 100 horses (75 now due to recent rule change) actively compete in order to keep its rating. If not, it is reclassified to the next lower level, which in this case is Regional I (B) rated. As long as the show gets at least 50 horses, it can keep its Regional I (B) rating. If the show grows and breaks 75 horses in 2017, it can re-apply for a National (A) rating for the following year. This is also what has happened to the HITS Arizona Winter Circuit in Tucson. So, it’s not management’s choice to run a lower rated show … it is required by rule when not enough entries participate.
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