Regional Championships: The Journey

Background

With our 3rd and 5th from the show back in January, Frankie and I had amassed 14 points in our division. To qualify for the Regional Adult Jumper Championships, you need to apply (which I already did) and get at least 20 points by June 1.

I know there is a consistent system on how points are awarded based on how many people are in the class, the placing, and the moon sign on the previous Tuesday, but I do not know what this system is. It is not the standard 10-6-4-2-1-0.5 that I thought.

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Someone communed with the universe to come up with the point system

So going into HITS, we needed to get at least 6 points.

As you saw in our show recap, Frankie and I captured 2nd place in a class on Sunday. Hooray! That means we got the points….right? Probably? The class barely filled (only three people), so I didn’t know how many points 2nd would net me.

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Mayyyybe???

I feverishly refreshed my record on USEF.org over and over and over hoping to see results- no dice. With the deadline looming, I had no idea whether or not I needed to go to another show in May.

Cue the detective work.

Private Eye

The first logical step for me was to call the HITS home office. I asked a very nice lady if she knew whether points from the recent Culpeper show had been sent in to USEF, she looked into it and said they were recently sent/in the process of being sent, and USEF had to take it from there.

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Thank you nice lady I am hanging up now

And then called USEF and talked to another very nice lady. She did some sleuthing for me, and told me that points weren’t likely to be posted for at least another week or two.

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Thank you other nice lady but also I’m getting nervous

(Someone be proud of me that I called strangers twice in one day, I do not like talking to strangers on the phone)

I had 24 hours to make a decision on an upcoming show, so that wasn’t going to work for me. I was a little stumped! Both the show and USEF were dead ends.

But LOL I am a huge creeper and once I remembered that I started getting creative.

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Time for some doughnuts and stalking

I went to the USHJA Zone 3 list of ridersΒ in my division, and clicked through name by name until I found someone who had placed 2nd out of 3. I noted their name, their horse’s name, and which show/class they had received that placing in.

Then I took that information over to the Horse Search feature on USEF and found that pair, scrolled down until I found that specific show and class, and looked to see how many Zone points they had earned with that specific class.

10 points.

Meaning we earned 10 points as well, we are currently at a total of 24, and that means we are qualified for finals!

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Let’s get psyched for finals, gang. Also lets learn how to ride a 1.15m course before we get there hahahahahahatotallyit’llbeawesome.

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27 thoughts on “Regional Championships: The Journey

  1. Tracy - Fly On Over 05/04/2017 / 9:24 am

    Welcome to the dark side of internet sleuthing! It’s so amazingly satisfying, yet so totally creepy when you talk about it out loud….

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    • hellomylivia 05/04/2017 / 10:14 am

      haha it felt so right at the time but I got some weird looks when I explained it to someone…

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  2. CallyJumps 05/04/2017 / 10:02 am

    CONGRATS!!!!

    The 10-6-4-etc thing is just for calculating division championship points. I’m assuming it’s like Zone and National points, and jumpers uses a chart like hunters, where it depends on the division rating (so like, Adult Amateurs and Sidesaddle are always C, even if they run at an AA show like Upperville) and the number of people in the class. So with the goofy base points chart (which I actually have saved as a photo on my phone, so no, not at all points stalkery), when you’re second out of 3 it would be 9 points (6 for second, plus 3 total entries). Search the Jumper section of the rule book, there’s an increment chart in the Hunter section that makes it easier to figure out points without having to wait for the USEF. (Signed, the person who missed out on a Zone award by .5 last year.)

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    • hellomylivia 05/04/2017 / 10:14 am

      Girrrrrl you’re the best!!! Just looked it up in the rule book and confirmed our 10 points πŸ™‚

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      • CallyJumps 05/04/2017 / 10:19 am

        Glad to help πŸ™‚ Always double check when they actually post them, but it makes it a little easier to figure out. Also USEF sometimes provisionally posts results if you actually go search by show, though the points won’t show up yet.

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      • hellomylivia 05/04/2017 / 10:23 am

        Thank you for teaching me more USEF-stalking techniques πŸ˜‰

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  3. HunkyHanoverian 05/04/2017 / 12:27 pm

    This entire post is awesome. You are awesome. P.s. Congrats on qualifying!!

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    • hellomylivia 05/04/2017 / 12:39 pm

      Stop it, you’re making me blush πŸ™‚ Thanks girl!!

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  4. Allison Stitzinger 05/04/2017 / 2:16 pm

    I just love it when being creepy pays off! CONGRATS on qualifying! You’ve worked hard!

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  5. Stacie Seidman 05/04/2017 / 2:42 pm

    Congrats on the qualifying and all, but seriously CONGRATS on calling strangers! Definitely up near the top of the list of things I hate doing also. Kind of unfortunate since it’s part of my job.

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    • hellomylivia 05/05/2017 / 7:18 am

      Oh man I definitely got myself a celebratory cup of coffee after calling both haha

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  6. shelbyrallen 05/04/2017 / 2:42 pm

    You go Glen Coco! Isn’t it fun when we use Internet stalking for good πŸ™‚

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    • hellomylivia 05/05/2017 / 7:19 am

      And suddenly the phrase “frantic telegraphs” popped into my head…

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    • hellomylivia 05/05/2017 / 7:20 am

      Amen to that! If I can order pizza online, I want to be able to do everything else online please.

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  7. carey 05/05/2017 / 4:43 pm

    Woot! Congrats on qualifying! And on your internet skillz!

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