The Dressage NZ Board meeting on 18th January further reviewed Series Points and qualifications giving consideration to 2021 lockdowns 

South Island Zilco Leaderboards & Super 5 League – no change . Finals to be held at SICH 5-7 February 

North Island Zilco Leaderboards & Super 5 League
Maximum 3 scores to count (reduced from 5) 
Finals for both these NI series will be held at the North Island Championships  6-8 May at Taupo.  Land Rover Horse of the Year will become a qualifying event for the Zilco Series, and the Bates Nationals a qualifier for the Super 5  League

Land Rover Horse of the Year Qualifying 
As this event is now a Zilco Qualifier rather than the final,  the qualification exemption has now been extended to Northland, Waitemata & Auckland competitors 

Should excessive entries be received then these regions who must still have prior qualified, priority will be given to:

  1. Riders who have qualified at an event in Jan/Feb (automatic)
  2. Riders who have competed in a qualifier but not necessarily gained the qualifying mark (this could be owing to lack of available coaching and competition during lockdown) and then if spaces are available
  3. Riders who have not competed in a qualifier who wish to enter 

Qualification still applies to competitors from all other areas 

Top Ten Leagues 
The number of qualifying scores to count is now reduced to 7 for all competitors 

AMS Young Rider Performance Awards & Prestige Equestrian Futures Prize 
The number of eligible scores is reduced to 7. The final rounds will be held at North Island Championships 6-8 May and prizes presented at Dressage Awards Dinner late June (Date TBC) 

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