Qualifying Requirements for 2019 World Championships

By January 18, 2019 May 3rd, 2019 Rules & Qualifying, World Championship Series Shows

Rider Qualification Guidelines

2019 USTPA World Championship Series Finals

Fort Worth, Texas

November 5-10, 2019

1. QUALIFYING PERIOD

September 17, 2018 through (and including) September 22, 2019.

2. MINIMUM SHOW & RIDE REQUIREMENTS (see #3 below for Single Class Only Qualifying)

a) Minimum Show Requirement. To qualify to ride any available Team Penning or Ranch Sorting class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must ride a minimum of six (6) total rides in Team Penning, Ranch Sorting or a combination of both at each of four (4) separate Shows during the Qualifying Period.

b) Team Penning Minimum Ride Requirement. To qualify to ride any available Team Penning class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must:

  1. Meet the Minimum Show Requirement, and
  2. Ride a minimum of Twenty-Four (24) total Team Penning rides during the Qualifying Period at all eligible shows combined.

c) Ranch Sorting Minimum Ride Requirement. To qualify to ride any available Ranch Sorting class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must:

  1. Meet the Minimum Show Requirement, and
  2. Ride a minimum of Sixteen (16) total Ranch Sorting rides during the Qualifying Period at all eligible shows combined.

Important Note: The Minimum Ride Requirements for Team Penning and Ranch Sorting are cumulative, and may be achieved in any combination at any show or shows throughout the Qualifying Period. The only minimum ride requirement at a single show is six (6), but there is no minimum number of Team Penning or Ranch Sorting rides that must be met at a single show. As long as the rider has entered the minimum six (6) rides in at least four (4) shows, and a combined total of at least twenty-four (24) Team Penning Rides and sixteen (16) Ranch Sorting rides during the Qualifying Period, that rider will be fully qualified in both Team Penning and Ranch Sorting. Riders that want to qualify to ride any Team Penning class at Finals, but not Ranch Sorting, must only meet the Team Penning Minimum Ride Requirement (and vice-versa for Ranch Sorting).

3. SINGLE CLASS QUALIFYING

a) Minimum Show Requirement. To qualify to ride only a single Team Penning and/or Ranch Sorting class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must ride a minimum of four (4) total rides in Team Penning, Ranch Sorting or a combination of both at each of four (4) separate Shows during the Qualifying Period.

b) Single Team Penning Class Minimum Ride Requirement. To qualify to ride in a single specific TeamPenning class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must:

  • Meet the Minimum Show Requirement for Single Class Qualifying, and
  • Ride a minimum of Sixteen (16) total Team Penning rides in the specific class being qualified during the Qualifying Period at all eligible shows combined.

c) Ranch Sorting Minimum Ride Requirement. To qualify to ride in a single specific Ranch Sorting class at the 2019 World Championship Show, riders must:

  1. Meet the Minimum Show Requirement for Single Class Qualifying, and
  2. Ride a minimum of Twelve (12) total Ranch Sorting rides during the Qualifying Period at all eligible shows combined.

In the event one or more of the qualifying USTPA Shows does not offer the specific-number Team Penning and/or Ranch Sorting class at that show, the rider may satisfy the qualifying requirement by riding any higher number class, the minimum number of rides described above.

As an example, and for the purpose of additional clarification, if a rider plans to ride in the #5 Team Penning class and the #3 Ranch Sorting class at the 2019 World Championship Show, that rider must first meet the Single Class Minimum Show Qualifying Requirement, and then have at least sixteen (16) total Team Penning rides in the #5 or higher numbered Team Penning class, and at least twelve (12) total Ranch Sorting rides in the #3 or higher numbered Ranch Sorting class during the Qualifying Period.

4. QUALIFYING SHOWS

Up to Two (2) USTPA World Championship Series (National) shows and any other USTPA Sanctioned Show may be used in any combination to satisfy the Minimum Show Requirements. Two (2) Co-Sanctioned Shows may be applied for each required Show in Ranch Sorting and/or Team Penning, up to a maximum of Two (2) Co-Sanctioned Shows to off-set one of the Four (4) required Shows.

Please remember that any Regional Finals and of course the World Championship Show are not qualifying shows for the purpose of satisfying the Minimum Show Requirement.

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