Showing Rules

UK RIDERS SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Ridden:17 August 2019 :: In-Hand: 18 August 2019

Weston Lawns

SHOWING CLASSES AND RULES



FIRST ROUND LOCAL QUALIFIERS ONLY REQUIRED

No horse or pony under 4 years of age is eligible to compete in ridden classes. 

The judge’s decision is final. Any complaints must be put into writing and received by the 16th September 2018, with a non-returnable fee of £20. Complaints will be dealt with fairly and as promptly as possible. 

No animal or rider may leave the ring without permission of the judge and ring steward. Once a class has commenced there shall be no change of rider or handler. 

A fall of animal or rider whilst mounted in any class will result in disqualification and they MUST leave the ring dismounted. If an animal gets loose from its handler whilst in the ring it will also result in disqualification. Animals displaying continued disobedience may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified.  

Correctly secured British Standard Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet current Safety Standards MUST be worn by all riders. 

Show canes are not to exceed 75cms (30”) in pony classes. Hunting crops are permissible. Bit-less bridles and running gags are not permitted. Boots are not permitted in any classes. No bandages or protective pads on any animal's legs or feet are permissible in any class.  

Anyone entering competitions or supporters will have deemed to have given permission to be photographed and for any such photographs be used on social media, relevant websites, press releases, etc., unless UK Riders are otherwise informed.  

Additional rules may be implemented at Weston Lawn Equitations. Please be aware of and adhere to the rules. 

UK Riders Showing Classes are open to any competitor achieving a placing of 1 - 3 in a qualifying competition. There are no second rounds. Classes as follows:


RIDDEN CLASSES - 17 August 2019

Class 1: Lead Rein: Riders must not have attained their 9th birthday before the 1st January 2019. To be shown in a snaffle bridle, lead rein to be attached to the noseband 

Class 2: First Ridden: Riders must not have attained their 12th birthday before 1st January 2019. To be shown in a snaffle bridle. 

Class 3: Walk Trot: Open to novices only. To be shown in a snaffle bridle. 

Class 4: Junior: Ridden – Rider must not have attained their 16th birthday before 1st January 2019. 

Class 5: Novice: Not to have won more than 3 first prizes in a ridden open class before 1st January 2019. To be shown in a snaffle bridle. 

Class 6: Veteran: Open to Horse/Ponies aged 15 years old and over 

Class 7: M&M: Open - Welsh A, B, C, D, Shetland, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Eriskay, Kerry, Connemara, Highland, Dales, Fell, New Forest, Galloway

Class 8: Piebalds & Skewbalds: Plaited/Hogged 

Class 9: Spotted/Roan/Palomino/Dun: Open Class 

Class 10: Ridden Cobs: Plaited/Hogged. Traditional/Native 

Class 11: Rare/Foreign Breeds - Including Arabs 

Class 12: Coloured & Odd Coloured: Horse/Pony Open class 

Class 13: Part Bred: Open Class 

Class 14: Riding Horses & Hacks 

Class 15: Open Ridden: Open to horses/ponies any breed  

CLASS 16: 2019 RIDDEN SHOW CHAMPION: Open to combinations placed 1st – 3rd in classes 1 - 15


IN-HAND - 18 August 2019

Class 17: Youngstock: Open to 1, 2, 3-year olds 

Class 18: Novice: Not to have won more than 3 first prizes in a ridden open class before 1st January 2019. 

Class 19: Miniatures: Horses and Shetlands (excludes Standard bred Shetlands). 

Class 20: Veteran: Open to Horse/Ponies aged 15 years old and over 

Class 21: Piebalds & Skewbalds: Plaited/Hogged. Traditional/Native 

Class 22: Spotted/Roan/Palomino/Dun: Open Class 

Class 23: Mountain, Moorland & Shetlands 

Class 24: Cobs & Coblets: Traditional/Hogged 

Class 25: Rare, Foreign Breeds: Recognised Foreign breeds including Arabs, Cleveland, Clydesdale, Dales, Dartmoor, Eriskay, Exmoor, Fell, Hackney, Highland, New Forest, Shire, Suffolk 

Class 26: Coloured & Odd Coloured: Horse, Pony Open class 

Class 27: Part Bred: Open class 

Class 28: Riding Ponies: Not exceeding 153cm 

Class 29: Best Senior handler: Open class. Handlers must be 17 years old or over. 

Class 30: Best Young Handler: Open class. Young Handlers 16 years and under. No Stallions. 

Class 31: Open In-Hand Any Breed:  Open to horses/ponies any breed 

CLASS 32 - 2019 IN HAND SHOW CHAMPION: Open to combinations placed 1st – 3rd in classes 17 - 31


Competitors must present their qualifying slip and UK Riders Membership Card for their entry to be validated. 

Competitors can qualify from In hand and Ridden classes. Competitors placed 1 – 3 will be issued with a qualifying slip at the time or soon after qualifying. 

UK RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 QUALIFYING CLASSES

All entries must be made on line via www.equoevents.co.uk. Entries will be listed and open on Equo Events from 1st July 2019.  Entries will close one week before the Championships.  Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of UK Riders depending on available times.

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Championships are again kindly sponsored by Le Chameau. 

GENERAL RULES

UK Riders Showing Classes are open to any competitor achieving a placing of 1 - 3 in a qualifying competition. There are no second rounds.

  • All ridden animals must be four years old and over. The age of an animal shall be calculated from the 1st January in the year of its birth. 
  • No animal or rider may leave the ring without permission of the judge and ring steward. Once a class has commenced there shall be no change of rider or handler
  • A fall of animal or rider whilst mounted in any class will result in disqualification and they MUST leave the ring dismounted. If an animal gets loose from its handler whilst in the ring it will also result in disqualification.
  • Animals displaying continued disobedience may, at the discretion of the judges, be disqualified. 
  • Riders can be mounted or unmounted for the presentation of rosettes. 
  • On Health and Safety grounds all competitors must be in good general health and physically fit to take part. 
  • Correctly secured British Standard Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet current Safety Standards MUST be worn by all riders. Correct dress should be worn in all classes and further dictated by requirements of societies/organisations awarding qualifications in named classes. 
  • Show canes are not to exceed 75cms (30”) in pony classes. Hunting crops are permissible. Bit-less bridles and running gags are not permitted unless otherwise stated in the class specific rules. Boots are not permitted in any classes. No bandages or protective pads on any animal's legs or feet are permissible in any class. See individual organisations rules for entry requirements pertaining to qualification classes
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