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South African 100 miler help needed
Hi there all!
For those of you who read the first article I mailed I recieved a few
enquiries regarding Fittest horse award and have included some data
IF YOU HAVE ANY BRAIN WAVE OR SUGGESTION ON HOW NATIONAL COLOURS SHOULD BE
>AWARDED PLEASE PUT YOUR THOUGHS ONTO EMAIL AND MAIL ME !!!!!
These suggestion are going to be put forward to council soon and we would
like to know the pro`s and cons of awarding colours annually , the merit
point system over two years with the same rider/horse combination.
What do you think of the idea of a Tri nation Endurance Championship ? ANY
IDEAS regarding this.
Is this idea viable or is it impractical ?????????
>I would appreciate email address for NATRAC,UMECTRA and what ever other
>addresses you have , that have to do with Endurance riding.
>In my last letter I only glanced over some of the rules.
>Yes we do have an award for fittest horse and weight does count . We have
>three weight categories , lightweight = below 160.6 lbs standardweight
>Heavy weight 209lbs and over .
> BEST CONDITIONED HORSE FORMULA
>Only horses which complete the ride within the top 10 and 20% of the
>time are considered for the award. Horses ridden by senior riders weighing
>160.6lbs or more are considered
>Time (100 points)
>The winning horse (shortest time)is credited with 100 points. All other
>horse forfeit 1 point per minute , or part thereof , that they were slowre
>than the winner .
>For rides in excess of 50 miles , points are deducted as follows:
>Two day rides 1 point per 2 minutes
>Three day rides 1 point per 3 minutes
>one day ride of 100 miles 1 point per 2 minutes
>one day ride of 127 miles 1 point per 3 minutes
>Four day rides of 300 miles 1 point per 4 minutes
>Mass (100 points)
>The heaviest rider under consideration is allocated 100 points. All other
>riders forfeit one point per Kg , or part thereof , by which thay are
>lighter than the heaviest rider .
>Pulse rate (100 points)
>The average pulse rate of the horse covering the entire ride is calculated.
>an average pulse rate of 39 b.p.m is used as the base line and is allocated
>100 points. Two points per beat over 39 is deducted from the average pulse
>rate between 40 and 49 , and between 50 and 70 four points per beat are
>Penalties (50 points)
>The following factors (weighted differently ) are considered on a 6 point
>scale with 0 being normal and 5 considered furthest from normal.
>Factor weight Scale value
>Motion 3 5
>Habitus 3 5
>Hydration 1 5
>Mucous membrane 2 5
>Skin lesions 1 5
>The calculated total is deducted from 50. If no penalties are incurred the
>total of 50 points are awarded .
>Penalties incurred for accelerated pulse or motion will eliminate the horse
>from the award.
>The final choice of the best conditioned horse does not depend wholly on
>above formula . after identification of the quallifying horses according to
>the point system horses within certain point parameters (refer to schedule
>below) are re-examined in order to ascertain whether the best conditioned
>horse according to the point system , would be able to be ridden the
>1day ride : 10 points 100 miler: 10 points
>2day ride: 20 points 127 miler :15 points
>3day ride :30 points 300 miler :30 points
>Should only one horse be under consideration by the point system the horse
>has to undergo the above mentioned examination .
>Horse which qualify for the award but have been removed from the venue will
>not be considered.
>There are also more rules for 100 miler concerning Haematocrit and plasma
>Cheers Greg Miles
>El Barec Arabians
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