Spread the word to your newbie riders. We hope to play again and do it just as well in 2016.
For the 2016 ride season we are making some changes that will have an affect on the point spread. We will be adding bonus points for such activities as volunteering at rides, and turning in did not completes/RO's/rider pulls. Points for pulls? Yes. This is a group of relatively new riders and we feel that we need to collect that data to know how we are doing, and who might need a connection with a mentor. Most riders will encounter the dreaded pull some time or other, but we especially want to know why. We will be adding bonus points to our individual competition (which will be separate from TEAMS in 2016) for such things as first LD, first 50, first 75, first 100 to hit the scoreboard quarterly. This will reward riders for incremental growth. Pull them together hopefully and get them using "strategy" for some of their points. The volunteer aspect will allow a rider who has to temporarily sideline/rest their horse to gain non-riding points (but they must have one ride on the board to do so). It will serve as a way to TEAM build. As a point tracker, it will make my job much more complicated. In 2016 my Co-director and I will divide and conquer. She will track TEAMS and I will track INDIVIDUAL.
We are looking for sponsors for year end awards or monthly give-aways, but as last year will turn the ride fees into the prize structure. Prizes awarded will be based in value on fees collected. Modest but meaningful.
Join us in 2016!