National Points

The 2017-2018 RSNC National Sort For The Saddles Points Race has begun!

The 2017-2018 National Saddle Race points earning season started June 23, 2017 and ends June 10, 2018 (for all shows received with paperwork, payment, and files from the Producer.) The top 20 point earners from each state, as well as all frozen contestants, in six separate categories will enter the National Finals with 40 points to 2 points respectively. Masters division will enter with 20 points down to 1 point respectively.

The 2018 RSNC National Finals has a 5 show requirement for all riders, with the exception of new members, that wish to compete for pay-backs as well as other prizes. Only the top 20 point earners from each state that have attended 5 shows are eligible for the saddle or other year-end awards. For an event to count as a qualifying show for the 2018 World Finals, contestants must enter a minimum of 5 times in each show. If a contestant’s success at a show has warranted their being bumped up to the next rating category within one month of a finals event, the contestant will be held at their lower rating for that one month time frame and moved up after the finals event has been completed. All new members who join during the 2017/18 points earning season are automatically eligible to compete regardless of the number of events they have completed at.

(Points from the 2017 Finals do not count towards the 2017-2018 season)

Click on your State to view points. These accumulated points will determine the contestant’s placing in the Top 20 of each division for their state.

 

Qualifying Divisions
All 2016 Graduating Beginners Automatically Qualified
All 2016 Graduating Rookie Automatically Qualified
Novice (#3) Top 20 from each State
Amateur (#4, #5 & #6) Top 20 from each State
Open (#7, #8 & #9) Top 20 from each State
Masters 50 & Over Top 20 from each State
Youth Top 20 from each State

For the # of points awarded in a division RSNC has adopted the following AQHA point system for all contestants that place in the Top 10 in any division throughout the year long contest. (AQHA Point System)

# of
entries
in class
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
3-4
1/2
*
*
*
**
*
*
*
*
*
5-9
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
10-14
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
15-19
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
*
20-24
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
*
*
25-29
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
1/2
*
*
*
30-34
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
*
35-39
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
*
40-44
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2
*
45 & Up
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1/2

Any division that has more than 100 teams will be double points.

Any contestant can earn points in any sanctioned class in which they are eligible to ride. The Masters will be a class of its own throughout the year and those points will be kept separately. The points will be awarded throughout the year to give contestants who compete in RSNC events an advantage going to the National Finals. The top 20 contestants in each category, from each State, will enter the finals with 20 to 1 points respectively.

The Top 20 from each division, in each State will be eligible for year end awards.

A contestant throughout the year can earn points in any State, but will represent the State in which they live.

In the event that the contestant’s rating is changed, his/her points will be carried with him/her to the next division unless moving those points improves the contestants standing in the points race. In this case only the points that will put the contestant in the same standing as the division prior will be carried over. Example: A Novice has 50 points, is in Fourth place and is moved to the Amateur division. The Fourth place Amateur has 30 points. In this case the Novice being moved can only transfer 30 of his/her 50 points to the Amateur division, tying with the Fourth place Amateur. However, every contestant that graduates from Novice to Amateur or Amateur to Open is automatically qualified for the Finals with a minimum of 20 points.

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