The Athletic Equestrian League is an organization of Grade 4-12th, Mini Division for Grade 1-3 and Adults. Riders in The AEL are judged against a set of standards both on the flat and over fences and recieve a score on their ride. In addition each athlete completes an unmounted practicum, and that score is added to their mounted scores. Each rider receives a flat score(40pts), an over fences(40) and the practicum (20) and all 3 scores are added together for their score of the day which determines the placings for each division. In addition the riders take home a copy of their score sheets that include the judges comments so they can go home and improve on their scores and work on what they need to fix.