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Technical Merit Award

Leesburg, Va.
Original Post Date: 02/16/2016 - 13:27   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:16 13:29:09

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award, which aims to recognize safe and effective cross-country riding at the Training level, will kick off the 2016 season in February at the Pine Top Advanced H.T. Junior and adult amateur Training level riders entered will be vying for a chance to receive a Charles Owen Body Protector and helmet bag. Year end high-point winners will receive a Charles Owen helmet. 
Original Post Date: 01/14/2016 - 14:18   |   Last Updated: 2016:01:14 16:42:53

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award was founded by the USEA Professional Horsemens’ Council. The hope is that this award will provide incentives for amateur 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: 01/12/2015 - 12:01   |   Last Updated: 2016:02:02 15:21:34

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: 2013:08:19 10:40:27

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: 2012:06:14 12:23:15

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: 2011:11:02 11:39:42

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: 2011:05:13 15:58:23

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: 2011:05:16 14:20:16

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