- The instructors/coach must show positive leadership, good sportsmanship and demonstrate a supportive attitude towards all competitors, volunteers, judges, officials and show management/staff. Any infraction of the aforementioned qualities will lead to the coach's immediate disqualification*.
- If an instructor/coach has not signed up for the series before the series begins, competitor points earned by that instructor/coach's competitor at MDHT competitions earlier in 2017 will not be counted. In order to receive points, the instructor/coach must be on the premises for the entire duration of his or her student's 3 phases of competition.
- Points can only be accrued for amateur riders, no professional rider points will count towards this award.
Point system is as follows:
1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 8 points
3rd place - 6 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 4 points
6th place - 3 points
7th place - 2 points
8th place - 1 point
Points will be combined for the three (3) 2017 MDHT USEA Recognized Events (not including FEH and YEH) and the six (6) 2017 MDHT Starter Trials. *Instructors/Coaches must comply with all rules stated above in order to be eligible for prize money.
$1000 Instructor/coach with the highest number of points
$500 Instructor/coach with the second highest number of points
$250 Instructor/coach with the third highest number of points