15th AUGUST, WESTON LAWNS
UK Riders National Championships are aimed at the unaffiliated horses and rider, however, BS Jumping Club members are eligible to take part on non BSJA affiliated horses & ponies. UK Riders relies on good will and sportsmanship to ensure this rule is adhered to. If information comes to light following the National Championships, any placings gained will be withdrawn from the competitor and all awarded prizes, in whatever form, must be returned. If a horse and rider combination qualify for the National Championships and subsequently affiliate they remain eligible to continue to the National Finals of the current year’s competition, at the level they gained qualification in before affiliating. All showjumping classes will be run in accordance with BSJA rules. Please refer to the BSJA Yearbook for further information.
A riding hat which conforms to PAS015 or VG1, (both must be kite marked), with a three-point linkage harness, properly adjusted and fastened, must be worn always whilst mounted.
No horse or pony under 4 years of age is eligible The judge’s decision is final. Any complaints must be put into writing and received by the 16th September 2020, with a non-returnable fee of £20. Complaints will be dealt with fairly and as promptly as possible.
UK Riders will not tolerate any offensive or abusive behaviour towards any show official or judge either at the Championship Show or via social media, internet or in any form of publication.
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 Lawns Equitation. Please be aware of and adhere to the rules.
UK Riders reserve the right to change the rules or listed judges at any point during the Competition. UK Riders will list any such changes on our website www.ukridersequestrianevents.co.uk and on our Facebook page.
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Maximum heights of fences
1) New Starts: 40cm – 45cm
2) Mini: 50cm – 55cm
3) Beginners: 60cm – 65cm
4) Novice: 70cm – 75cm
5) Intermediate: 80cm – 85cm
6) Advanced: 90cm – 95cm
7) Master: 1m
FIRST ROUND QUALIFIERS
Competitions are divided into Horse (over 14.2hh) and Pony (14.2hh and under) sections. Competitors placed 1 – 6 in both Horse and Pony sections will be issued with a qualifying slip at the time of, or soon after, qualifying.
As long as deemed safe and satisfactory by the Showjumping Judge/Event Secretary, there are no restrictions in age of rider for horses or ponies.
If a competitor in the first six has already qualified, the centre may pass down the relevant qualification.
Competitors must then return the slip with the relevant fee, (if not currently a member), to UK Riders. UK Riders will issue new members with a membership card and all members with a qualification confirmation slip.
Combinations of horse/ppony and rider qualifying in classes 5 (80cm - 85cm), 6 (90cm – 95cm), and 7 (1m) in the first round are not eligible for classes 1 – 4 in the Regional Qualifier. Any qualification in classes 1 – 4 in these circumstances will become invalid.
HORSE AND PONY RULES FOR UK RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Please note that horses (over 14.2 hh) and ponies (14.2hh and under) will not compete against each other at the Championships, regardless of rider status.
All entries must be made on line via www.equoevents.co.uk. Events will be listed and open on Equo Events from 1st March 2020 closing date will be announced. Late entries will be accepted at the discretion of UK Riders depending on class sizes.
RACEHORSE TO SHOWJUMPING STAR
There will be classes at the 2020 UK Riders Championships solely for Ex-Racehorses. Maximum heights of fences not to exceed:
1) Novice: 70cm – 75cm
2) Intermediate: 80cm – 85cm
3) Advanced: 90cm – 95cm
4) Master: 1m
Competitors qualifying in the first round must then return their qualification slip with the relevant fee, (if not currently a member), to UK Riders.
UK Riders will issue new members with a membership card and all members with a qualification confirmation slip. These must be presented at the National Championships.
Please inform UK Riders on your qualification slip if you are competing on an ex racehorse.
Additional rules may be implemented at Arena UK. Please be aware of and adhere to the rules. UK Riders reserve the right to change the rules or listed judges at any point during the Competition. UK Riders will list any such changes on our website www.ukridersequestrianevents.co.uk and on our Facebook page.