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Technical Merit Award

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award is presented to junior and adult amateur riders at the Training level who demonstrate safe, effective riding across country. The Award was established in 2009 by the USEA Professional Horseman’s Council (PHC) to educate riders and trainers about what constitutes safe riding across country.
Original Post Date: 06/05/2013 - 11:54   |   Last Updated: Mon, 2013-08-19 10:40

Competition for the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award is in motion at various events across the country.  Designed to encourage safe and proper cross country riding, this competition rewards an amateur and a junior from each training division at selected events for demonstrating proper cross country technique.  Ten events, one from each area of the country, host the award.  
Original Post Date: 06/14/2012 - 12:22   |   Last Updated: Thu, 2012-06-14 12:23

The USEA has finalized the schedule for the 2012 Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards, and one horse trial in each of the ten areas of the country will play host to the award. The Technical Merit Awards will be judged for Training Amateurs and Juniors at the following events:
Original Post Date: 04/20/2012 - 10:30   |   Last Updated: Fri, 2012-04-20 11:26

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was founded by the USEA Professional Horsemens’ Council. The hope is that this award will provide incentives for riders who demonstrate safe and appropriate cross-country technique, and will also educate riders and trainers as to what constitutes safe riding across country.
Original Post Date: 03/02/2012 - 14:32   |   Last Updated: Thu, 2014-03-27 12:02

The USEA is happy to announce that riders entered in the Training Junior and Training Amateur divisions at the Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships will be judged for the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award. The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was first introduced at the Event at Rebecca Farm in 2009 and a few other events have hosted it since. In 2011 the USEA is expanded the reach of the award to give more riders a chance to be judged on their cross-country riding.
Original Post Date: 09/02/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Wed, 2011-11-02 11:39

The USEA has eight Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards scheduled to be judged at horse trials around the country. The Technical Merit Awards will be judged in the Training Rider and Training Junior divisions at the following events:The 2011 Season of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award kicked off at the Red Hills Horse Trials on March 10-13, where judge Becky Holder gave 16-year-old Caroline Martin the highest score of the day, a 72.1. The next events will be as follows:
Original Post Date: 06/06/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Wed, 2011-06-15 13:37

The USEA is happy to announce that Red Hills Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida on March 10-13 will be the first event in 2011 to host the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award.
Original Post Date: 03/03/2011 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Mon, 2011-05-09 16:32

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was presented to a rider in each division of preliminary and training levels at this year's Event at Rebecca Farm. This year's award was judged by Level IV ICP instructor, Peter Gray, and Paul Delbrook. 
Original Post Date: 07/31/2009 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Fri, 2011-05-13 15:58

Competitors at the Winona Horse Trials will be among the first in the nation to compete for the NEW ‘Technical Merit Award’. The top four scoring riders at each level will receive a ribbon and the best scoring rider at each level will receive a certificate for a photo of their horse competing at the Winona Horse Trials along with a ‘Technical Merit Award’ picture frame to put their photo in. 
Original Post Date: 05/04/2009 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: Mon, 2011-05-16 14:20

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