WHAT IS IT?

The Tracker Handicap System (created by HorseShowTracker.com and owned by Funnware Development, LLC) was inspired by the phenomenal growth of equestrian team roping and ranch sorting handicap systems and based on the similar idea of golf-handicaps in sporting events. Known as the “Tracker Handicap System”, this newly released scoring system gives everyone who participates a competitive chance to win at their level based on their abilities.  The system leverages a competitor’s financial investments to win even more money.

Similar to a Side Pot Class – the Tracker Handicap System is an add-on to an existing class and runs currently. 

The Tracker Handicap System is used in horse show classes in which competitors receive a score (Trail, Horsemanship, Western Riding, etc.)

While the Tracker Handicap System is being newly released, it has been developed over years of data collection. The Tracker team has analyzed years of equine competitions to develop and prove the accuracy of its extensive math calculations. The Tracker Handicap System is currently in beta version – meaning it is a nearly complete prototype, but not yet ready for full release.

WHO IS IT FOR?

At this time, the Tracker Handicap System is being geared towards:

Disciplines:

  • Trail
  • Ranch Riding

With an eye towards:

  • Ranch Trail
  • Western Riding
  • Showmanship
  • Horsemanship and
  • Equitation

For each discipline, we would have Handicaps broken out as follows:

  • Amt L1
  • Amt L3-L2 (combined)

  • Open Jr L1
  • Open Jr L3-L2 (combined)
  • Open Sr L1
  • Open Sr L3-L2 (combined)

  • Youth 

WHERE IS IT USED?

The Tracker Handicap System is currently being tested in a variety of Stock Breed type shows. However, as this system becomes more popular and widely utilized, it is anticipated to be used for a broader range of equestrian events that contain scored classes.

WHO MANAGES THESE HANDICAP/SIDE POT CLASSES?

The Tracker Handicap System Side Pot Classes are managed by the HorseShowTracker.com staff.  Show Secretaries & Show Managers are not responsible for answering questions pertaining to these classes.  Questions should be directed to: 877-464-8282 or by email at kathytrask@funnware.com.