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Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Email: jackereynolds@yahoo.com


January 6, 2015

Scoring: Understanding the Green Bean Team Scoring System

  • You will earn points based on the miles you've ridden as can be verified in the official AERC record.    It is each rider's responsibility to first verify that their completion has been uploaded to the AERC member website.   Do this by going to rider history/ enter your last name, search the results for your name, click on it, and make sure the ride information is correct.  If you find an error in your ride record call AERC immediately to fix it.  Your ride data will be time sensitive.   It will ultimately be the rider's job to make sure their ride results are recorded accurately so that we may verify and enter into the data sheet for scoring purposes.

  • Points and miles are credited to riders based on official AERC rides where the rider earned a “completion”.    This is means you have to officially by AERC rules complete the ride.  If you are pulled you will earn no points, and if you rider option you will earn no points (but PLEASE if you need to rider option do so, we maintain that horse welfare supersedes this competition).  It is going to happen to almost every team out there at some point over the season so don't sweat it.  (From a strategy point of view this is why it is extremely important to ride conservatively...) Remember the motto: To Complete is to Win?  Never truer than in Green Bean Team competition.

  • Rides completed during the current AERC season (Dec. 1 of previous calendar year to Nov. 30 of current calendar year) will apply to the current year’s competition.     This means we are going to go back in the AERC record and look at rides ridden since the beginning of the season, add them onto the data sheet for scoring and ascribe points to them.  It will be the rider or Team leader's responsibility to notify the ride secretaries (Jacke Reynolds or Deb Moe) that there are rides to be scribed.   So any rides completed the first official part of the AERC ride season for the month of December will count.
  • Points and miles are credited according to the number of miles a ride is sanctionedSo if the ride was sanctioned for a specified distance that is how you will be scored.  Lost on trail miles, or GPS'd miles will not count. 


  • Point multipliers will apply as follows:
    • Limited Distance Rides of 25-49 miles = Multiplier of 1
    • Endurance Rides of 50-74 miles = Multiplier of 1.25
    • Endurance Rides of 75-99 miles = Multiplier of 1.5
    • Endurance rides of 100 miles = Multiplier of 1.75 

      • Here is how this is going to work.   Example:  You complete a 35 mile ride, you score 35 points (35 X 1).
      • You ride a 65 mile ride, you score 81.25 points (65 X 1.25)
      • You ride a 75 mile ride, you score 112.5  (75 X 1.5)
      • You ride a 100 mile ride, you score 175 (100 X 1.75)


  • Points and rankings are updated and posted by the designated Green Bean Endurance Team Secretary (Jacke Reynolds or Deb Moe, who will be in charge of specified teams for scoring purposes.   Please be patient with us as we pilot this exciting new program!)






  • Placing and Recognitions
  • High Point Team
    • Awarded to the team in each division with the most points.  The team with the overall highest points out of all the divisions will be recognized as the overall high-point champion. (there will be a high point On the Vine, and a high point Picked, and then Overall highpoint of the combined categories.  So three ways to win under teams)
    • Team placing will be determined by the number of points earned by the top four points-earners on each team.  The points earned by the lowest points-earner on a team will not be counted.  (Low point riders please note that your score is important.  In all likelihood we could have a tie, in that case the low point rider's points will be used to break that initial tie!)  
      • First tie-breaker: Overall points including those earned by the teams low point rider
        • Tie-breakers - in the case of a tie, the following will be applied:
      • Second tie-breaker: Overall team completion rate for all rides
        (From a strategy point of view this is why it is extremely important to ride conservatively...)
      • Third tie-breaker: Overall number of rides completed for any distance
  • Team Overall High-Milage
    • Awarded to the team in each division with the overall highest mileage completed.  The team with the overall highest miles out of all the divisions will be recognized as the overall high-mileage champion.
    • Tie-breakers:
      • First tie-breaker: Overall team completion rate
      • Second tie-breaker: Overall number of rides completed for any distance



  •  High-Point Rider (This is an individual award.  One award will be given for On the Vine individual high point rider, and the picked high point rider) (2 more opportunities to win)
    • Awarded to the individual rider in each division with the most points.  The rider with the overall highest points will be recognized as the overall high-point champion.
    • Tie-breakers:
      • First tie-breaker: Overall completion rate
      • Second tie-breaker: Overall number of rides completed for any distance
  • High-Mileage Riders (this prize goes to the individual rider who garners the most miles)
    • Awarded to the individual rider in each division with the most miles.  The rider with the overall highest mileage will be recognized as the overall high-mileage rider.
    • Tie-breakers:
      • First tie-breaker: Overall completion rate
      • Second tie-breaker: Overall number of rides completed for any distance
  • Luck-of-the-draw (another random shot at winning a cool prize by riding with your team)
    • After all recognitions have been awarded, all riders that completed at least one ride during the season will be entered into a drawing for the “Luck-of-the-Draw” prize
  • Mentor of the Year (if someone has been a great help to you, please nominate them when the time comes to receive this award).   Our mentors are the best of the best!
    • Each team may nominate ONE mentor for the mentor-of-the-year award by completing the form toward the end of the year.  The mentor-of-the-year award will be decided based on the information provided with this form (more info to come).  Mentor nominees do not have to be participants in the Green Bean Team competition (though teams are allowed to nominate mentors who are participating).

      So that is the quick primer on the rules.   If team leaders have questions you may direct them my way, I'll be happy to try and clarify.

      I'm so excited about how this program has just taken off (in a big way).  We have sixteen teams already registered, expecting to fill two more spots in the next few days.  Leaving only two team spots available so if you have been thinking about...now is the time!
        It is going to be a thrilling year ☺ Please remember to stay focused, as the leader today may not be the leader tomorrow.  So many variables may come into play for each and every team.  Horses sidelined, riders sidelined, team members dropping, pulls, over times,   teams shooting for the big rides, teams shooting for multiple short distance rides to hedge their bets towards points.  Many things can happen to upset the game along the way.   Do your best!  Stay at it!   Those are key.   If the most you can ride is two rides, then feel good about that, maybe you will break a tie.  If you are able to ride a hundred miler...let us know so we can ALL CHEER YOU ON!   If this is your year to burn up the trail...well come on!!!   I'm looking forward to seeing a sea of green t-shirts bobbing down the trail this season  ☺

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