Alright, so this local Horse Trial offers all of the normally USEA recognized levels, starting with BN. But it also offers 1 down from that, "Starter", which is what I've been showing at all summer in the mini trials (unrecognized 1-day Events). The jump from Starter to BN is a significant one - from a max at 2'0" to a max at 2'7" with far more oxers and such.
I've schooled BN and feel pretty confident in my jumping skills and mare's but I would hate to try out my very first recognized Event at a level I had never shown at before...so hmmmm...they DO offer my little Starter level, but here's the differences from the USEA website:
USEA - Calendar - Sep*03-04, 2011 South Farm Fall H.T.
USEF/USEA Recognized: P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: N,T,BN
USEA Recognized Tests: Starter
So what is the difference between "USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized" versus "USEA Recognized Test"?