2016 Western Semi Finals

Added 1/22/2015: Understanding the IHSA Western Semi Finals 

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Date March 19-20, 2016
Hosts Tennessee
Hosted by Middle Tennessee State
Judges:  Debra Jones-Wright & Tyler Crouse


Hosted by Black Hawk College
Judges:  Lisa Moden & Alan Mitchels

IHSA Semi-finals - March 2016 @ BHC
Semi Finals BHC

Hosted by University of Findlay
Judges: Rhonda Replogle & Bob Kail
            Findlay Semis Information

 Semi-finals-entry-form-2016 - to be submitted by Region Presidents ONLY to the appropriate show secretary, as listed on the entry form

Regions will send their Regional Champion Western Team, plus the top two individuals in each division, to one of three National Semi-Final sites, as distributed below. Alumni will be distributed between Tennessee and Ohio Semi-Final sites only (see below).

No Alumni

Alumni from Z2R5, Z3R4&5
Alumni from Z6R4, Z7R5
Zone 1

Zone 2 Z2R5 Z2R2, Z2R3 Z2R1
Zone 3 Z3R4&5 Z3R1&2 Z3R3
Zone 4

Zone 5 Z5R2(1) Z5R3(8) Z5R1, Z5R5
Zone 6 Z6R4 Z6R1(2), Z6R2(9) Z6R3
Zone 7 Z7R5(7) Z7R3 Z7R2, Z7R1(4)
Zone 8 Z8R5(5), Z8R1, Z8R3 Z8R4 Z8R2

1. Qualifying for Semi Finals

a. Regional High Point Riders go straight to Nationals, and do not compete at Semis
b. Each Region will send top 2 Individuals from each class, including Alumni, and the Regional Champion Team
c. Approx 16-18 riders per Individual class, 8 or 9 riders per Team class at Semis

2. Qualifying for Nationals

a. Regional High Point Riders go straight to Nationals, do not compete at Semis.
b. From each Semi Finals, Top 4 Individuals and Top 3 Teams will advance to Nationals
c. Maximum of 12 riders per Individual class, and 9 per Team class at Nationals, High Point Rider class excepted.
d. The IHSA Western Committee reserves the right to adjust Alumni qualifiers to Nationals based on availability.

3. Consistency

All possible care will be taken to maintain equal quality of the show and awards for all three Semi Finals. All semis will be held over two days, with two qualified judges judging both days. All riders in each class will ride a pattern on their rail horse after the rail portion of the class is completed. Judges may ask riders for additional testing, including changing horses, after the patterns are run.

Approved Western Patterns

Patterns used at IHSA Western Semi Finals and Nationals will come from this list. Click the link to view each pattern. 

Please report any problems with pattern instruction or graphics to the IHSA Western Committee.

2015 Beginner Pattern A
2015 Beginner Pattern B
2015 Beginner Pattern C
2015 Beginner Pattern D
2015 Beginner Pattern E
2016 Beginner Pattern F

2015 Intermediate Pattern A
2015 Intermediate Pattern B
2015 Intermediate Pattern C
2015 Intermediate Pattern D
2015 Intermediate Pattern E
2016 Intermediate Pattern G
2016 Intermediate Pattern H
2016 Intermediate Pattern I
2016 Intermediate Pattern J
2016 Intermediate Pattern K
2016 Intermediate Pattern L
2016 Intermediate Pattern M

2015 Novice/Alumni Pattern A
2015 Novice/Alumni Pattern B
2015 Novice/Alumni Pattern C
2015 Novice/Alumni Pattern D
2015 Novice/Alumni Pattern E
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern F
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern G
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern H
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern I
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern J
2016 Novice/Alumni Pattern K

2015 Advanced/Open Pattern A
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern B
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern C
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern D
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern E
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern F
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern G
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern H
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern I
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern J
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern K
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern L
2015 Advanced/Open Pattern M
2016 Advanced/Open Pattern Q
2016 Advanced/Open Pattern S
2016 Advanced/Open Pattern T
2016 Advanced/Open Pattern U