Showjumping Rules

UK RIDERS SHOWJUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

9TH SEPTEMBER 2018, ARENA UK

 

Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF

Kindly sponsored by Le Chameau

ARENA UK

SHOWJUMPING RULES

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.

SECOND ROUND REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

Competitors must present their qualifying slip and  UK Riders membership card for their entry to be validated. 

Competitors placed 1 – 6 WITH A CLEAR ROUND in  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 their slip to UK Riders within 14 days of qualifying. Competitors may enter as Regional qualifiers as they wish to qualify for the National Championships.


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. 

NATIONAL FINALS

All entries must be made on line via www.equoevents.co.uk. Events will be listed and open on Equo Events from 1st July 2019. 2019 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 2019 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 taking part in this category are not required to attend a Regional Qualifier. This is to ensure we have enough entries to make these classes viable to run.

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.

GENERAL RULES

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.

  • Both members and non-members of UK Riders are eligible to compete in the 1st round qualifiers. Non-members must join UK Riders before being able to progress onto the 2nd round Regional Qualifiers.  
  • The membership fee for UK Riders is currently £25.00 per combination for the year. The membership year begins on the 1st day of the following month in which the qualification is attained in the first round. Discounts are available for family membership and for riders wishing to enter on more than one horse/pony. 
  • UK Riders National Championships are aimed at the unaffiliated horses and riders; however, British Showjumping 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 that any competing pair breaches these rules, 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 2018, with a non-returnable fee of £20. Complaints will be dealt with fairly and as promptly as possible. 
  • 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.

For further information on UK Riders showjumping rules, please feel free to contact us.