$50,000 Monterrey Challenge Cup for Young Horses

In October 1999, the Monterrey Young Horse Challenge for 5 and 6-year-old jumpers will be offered for the first time in Monterrey, Mexico. This very prestigious event, held as part of one of the world's finest competitions, will offer more than $50,000 in prize money for these young jumpers. In addition to inviting horses of both ages from the Americas and Europe, the event is offering free air transport for the leading 5 and 6-year-olds from two League Finals of a new U.S. Young Jumper Series.

Each year, the exact number of horses to be invited to take part in the Monterrey Young Horse Challenge, as well as the number to be offered travel reimbursement to go to Monterrey will be at the discretion of the Monterrey organizers. For 1999, all 5 and 6-year-olds may request an invitation to the Monterrey Young Horse Challenge events, but free air transport for the leading 5-year-old and 6-year-old horses from each Young Jumper Championship League Final will be provided by the Monterrey Organizing Committee provided a minimum of 25 horses have participated in the age category at the League Final..

The Monterrey Young Horse Challenge will consist of two competitions offered October 1999, at the Monterrey CSI-A. A maximum of 45 horses 5 years of age, and 45 horses 6 years of age are expected to be invited to compete. All horses will jump on Wednesday and Thursday for purposes of qualifying for the best twenty of each age category for their Final to be held on Saturday.

The Monterrey Challenge competitions will be conducted as follows:

5-Year-Olds

Wednesday: Round One. All horses will jump one round over a course of approximately 10 fences with two double combinations, set at approximately 1.15m in height, with a time allowed calculated at 325 m/m.

Thursday, Round Two. All horses will jump (in the reverse order from Round One) a second round over a course of 10 to 12 fences, with one double and one triple combination, set at approximately 1.15 to 1.20m in height, with a time allowed calculated at 325 m/m. The 15 horses with the least total faults from Rounds One and Two will be eligible to take part in a jump-off against the clock. The order of go for the jump-off will be the reverse order of faults and time. Time taken on course will be used for purposes of breaking ties for all horses having the same total score form Rounds One and Two. At the completion of Thursday's competition the best 20 horses will be eligible to take part in Saturday's 5-year-old Final. The fifteen which participated in the jump-off and the next five in order. Again reverse order of qualification will be used for the order of go.

Saturday, 5-year-old Final. Scored under Table A Article 238.3am5 over a course of approximately 12 fences set at not more than 1.20m in height, and with a time allowed calculated at a speed of 350 m/m. Order of go to be reverse the order of qualification.

6-Year-Olds

Wednesday, Round One. All horses will jump one round over a course of approximately 10 fences with two double combinations, set at approximately 1.20m in height, with a time allowed calculated at 350 m/m.

Thursday, Round Two. All horses will jump (in the reverse order from Round One) a second round over a course of 10 to 12 fences, with one double and one triple combination, set at approximately 1.25m in height, with a time allowed calculated at 350 m/m. The 15 horses with the least total faults from Rounds One and Two will be eligible to take part in a jump-off against the clock. The order of go for the jump-off will be the reverse order of faults and time. Time taken on course will be used for purposes of breaking ties for all horses having the same total score form Rounds One and Two. At the completion of Thursday's competition the best 20 hrses will be eligible to take part in Saturday's 6-Year-Old Final&emdash;the 15 which participated in the jump-off and the next five in order. Again reverse order of qualification will be used for the order of go.

Saturday, 6-Year-Old Final. Scored under Table A Article 238am5 over a course of approximately 12 fences set at not more than 1.30m in height, and with a time allowed calculated at a speed of 350 m/m. Order of go to be the reverse the order of qualification.

Additional Rules

  1. All horses will require FEI passports and age will be verified at the time of the veterinary inspection,
  2. Riders may ride no more than two horses in each age group,
  3. Free transport by air from Los Angeles will be offered by the Organizing Committee to the best placed 5-year-old and the best placed 6-year-old in the US Western League Final. Free air transport from New York will also be offered by the Organizing Committee tot he best placed 5-eyar-old and the best placed 6-year-old in the US Eastern League Finals, provided a minimum of 25 horses participate in the Final for each age group. In addition, a discount on the full fare of air transport will be offered to additional qualified young horses if space in available on the plane from Los Angeles.
  4. Free transport by air from Amsterdam will be offered by the Organizing Committee to the best placed 5-year-old and the best placed 6-year-old from the World Breeding Championships.
  5. Prize money:
    • 5-year-olds&emdash;not less than US $20,000 (anticipate US $25,000).
    • 6-year-olds&emdash;not less than US $30,000 (anticipate US $37,500).

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