Atlantic Canada Equestrian Championships
Team PEI Qualifying Criteria – 2017

Team Composition

  • One team of four riders.  One score will be discarded.  Team of three will be accepted.


Declaring Intent to Compete

  • Riders must submit a declaration form and a non-refundable declaration fee before the first selection competition applied.
  • Riders may declare multiple horses but will only be eligible to ride one horse at the Championships.
  • Riders must submit a separate form and pay a declaration fee for each horse.
  • In the event of an injury or illness to a declared horse, riders may submit an alternate horse, which has achieved qualifying scores, at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • All qualifying scores must be submitted to the IHC office:


  • A minimum of two scores will be considered. Scores will be averaged to determine selection.  Minimum score criteria is below:
  • Junior Rider:…………………exceeding or equal to 63
  • Senior Rider:…………………exceeding or equal to 65
  • Qualifying scores will be considered from any 2 sanctioned competitions:
    • One or more may be used from a PEI IRHA sanctioned competition.
    • One or more may be used from General or NRHA classes at NRHA judged competitions.
  • Qualifying classes are NRHA patterns 1-15.
  • Members may ride one or two handed depending on qualifying level.
  • All qualifying scores must be submitted in advance of 30 days before the date of the Championships.


Team Selection Criteria

  • Selection is determined by the highest average from the top 2.
  • In the event of a tie, the two scores of the tied athletes will be compared. The athlete who achieved the single highest score will be named to Team PEI. In the event that there is still a tie, the athlete with the next highest score will be named to Team PEI. This process will continue until the tie is broken.
  • Scores will be evaluated with an emphasis on qualifying scores, but also take into account overall horse/rider suitability and sportsmanship. For better evaluation, riders should submit results from all competitions, not just qualifying scores.
  • The selection committee reserves the right to consider other factors leading up to the championship to aid in overall team selection. For example, horse soundness.
  • Declared riders must be a member of the Island Horse Council.
  • Declared riders must be a member of the PEI Reining Association.


If you would like to download the Reining Criteria file, please click on the link below.

Reining PEI Athlete Selection Criteria