Dear Maclay Members,
 
This is a reminder that if you wish to change your qualifying region, you must do so via fax or email by August 15, 2019.

REGIONAL DECLARATION FORM

Maclay riders have the option to compete in any Regionals. This may be in either their home region based upon the point requirements of their own official USEF state of residence, or any other region based upon the highest point requirements of any state within that chosen region, whichever is greater (Exception: Riders whose home regions are either in Region 1 or Region 2 may change into Regions 3 through 8, however, those riders may not alternate between Regions 1 or 2)
 
Example: If a rider from Florida, which requires 38 points, chooses to compete in the Regionals in Region 1 “Northeast” (CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT), he or she would have to have obtained 50 points which is the requirement of the state (CT) within the chosen region with the highest point requirement for qualifying.
 
A rider may only change Regions one time per qualifying year. Once a rider completes the paperwork to compete in another Regionals other than his or her own home region, no other Region changes can be made and that rider may not revert back to their home Region.
 
Any rider wishing to compete in a different region than their home region must notify the NHS in writing by August 15 using the official form provided by the NHSAA (forms may be downloaded from NHS.org website). On this form each rider will be asked to state his or her intention to compete in the Regionals and in which Region. Forms must be received by the NHSAA no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on August 15, or by 5:00 PM on the Monday following August 15 if that date falls on a Saturday or Sunday. Absent compelling circumstances, no changes can be made to the declared Regionals after this deadline. Should a rider or trainer claim such compelling circumstances, such a claim must be made in writing to the NHSAA prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 25, regardless of its day of the week. The NHSAA shall publish its decision no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the fifth business day following August 25. The decision of the NHSAA will be final. Under no circumstances whatsoever may a rider request to change their Region after August 25.
 
If you have any further questions, please email our offices here.

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