Rules

DDRC CLUB RULES

  1. Riding Jackets, Jodhpurs and Riding Boots must be worn by all mounted competitors. Un-mounted competitors should be correctly dressed for showing. Trainers are not allowed.

(a)      In the case of extreme hot weather, riding jackets may be forfeited but a white long sleeved shirt/blouse must be worn. This is at the judge’s discretion.

  1. Riding hats with chinstraps must be worn by all persons when mounted on any horse/pony on any part of the showground. Hats must be according to current standards brought in on 1 January 2016. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the competition if already competed, or if not already competed, you will not be able to compete until you have found a hat which complies to the standard.
  2. It is the rider/handler’s responsibility to ensure their horse/pony is tacked up correctly. Random spot checks may be carried out.
  3. Chinstraps must be fastened at all times. Failure to do so will result in automatic elimination.
  4. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry to any class or entry to the showground without stating a reason.
  5. No entries will be accepted unless accompanied by the correct fee and all cheques must have the name and address of the signatory on the reverse of the cheque or they will not be accepted.
  6. The organisers reserve the right to request a height certificate of any animal and proof of age of riders where there is an entry requirement. We also reserve the right to measure any horse/pony. Please note that for veterans and youngstock a copy of a passport must be available on request.
  7. Objections must be made within 30 minutes of the incident and accompanied by a deposit of £20.00 which will be forfeited if the objection is overruled.
  8. The organisers will not accept any responsibility or liability for loss, damage or illness to any property, person or animal however caused.
  9. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times on any part of the showground.
  10. No horse or pony under the age of 4 years may be ridden on the showground.
  11. No galloping or cantering on the showground is allowed except as required by a judge or in the practice areas.
  12. Improper use of whips or spurs at any time on the showground will result in elimination. The wearing of spurs is NOT allowed in Ring 2.
  13. A riders age will taken as from January 1st 2016.
  14. Club membership runs from January 1st – December 31st.
  15. Points will only be awarded from the date of MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL or in the case of a new member, the DATE OF JOINING the club.
  16. Members must attend a minimum of 2 shows during the year to qualify for the DDRC points system.
  17. The ruling of any judge or official is final and any person found arguing will be asked to leave the showground.
  18. Any person found mistreating any animal or using bad language will be asked to leave the showground.
  19. Class trophies will only be awarded to fully paid up members who come first in each class.
  20. A ‘Best Members’ rosette will be awarded to the highest placed fully paid up member.
  21. The organisers reserve the right to either alter or cancel any class and to amalgamate any class where there are insufficient entries.
  22. Any member winning the overall BEGINNERS or NOVICE jumping championship in rings 1 or 2 will not be eligible to enter the horse/pony that won the championship in that class again. Any rider discovered to have done this will have their points for the end of season trophies deducted.
  23. Points are accumulated on rider/horse or pony and handler/horse or pony and not on a membership basis.
  24. Once the rope on the showing rings has been fastened, there is STRICTLY no admittance to the ring by any competitors.
  25. A horse or pony may now jump hors concours immediately after its competitive round and not wait until the end of the class. The horse/pony who has jumped hors concours will remain hors concours in that ring for the rest of the day.
  26. Members must have their DDRC membership cards with them in the ring before they can be awarded a trophy. If the card is not presented in the ring when requested, the trophy will not be presented.

CTR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER RULES

 Showjumping

  1. Riders must buy their membership numbers from C&T Rider prior to the competition at a cost of £20 when purchased online by visiting: http://chilternrider.com/webshop/memberships/memberships/
  2. Their numbers will be issued automatically so there is no need to wait for our office to issue a number. Alternatively riders can call the office and order their number over the phone by calling 01582 748982 at a cost of £23. Riders cannot qualify if they do not have a membership number.
  3. Riders cannot qualify unless they have a valid membership number for the 2016 season with the prefix SSJ16.
  4. CTR Membership numbers must be entered on the DDRC membership form when entering.
  5. First, Second and Third placed horses and ponies qualify in each class. The qualification can pass down the line as far as 5th place
  6.  Horses and ponies must go clear in the first round to qualify.
  7. NEW FOR 2016 – As of this season, CTR show jumping members will be issued with a qualification card which they must get signed by the show secretary on the day of the show when they qualify.
  8. Please note: Horse/pony combinations cannot enter more than two classes and they must be consecutive i.e. mini and novice, novice and small open, small open and open except for the equestrian.co.uk jump challenge which can be entered as a third class.

Showing

  1. Riders must be a member of Chiltern & Thames Rider. Riders must have obtained a membership number from Chiltern & Thames Rider BEFORE entering a qualifier. If they do not have a membership number they cannot qualify.
  2. This can be done by calling 01582 748983 or visiting: http://chilternrider.com/webshop/memberships/memberships/
  3.  Riders cannot qualify unless they have a valid membership number for the 2016 season with the prefix SH16.
  4. CTR Membership numbers must be entered on the DDRC entry form when entering.
  5. Qualification can pass down the line as far as 5th place.
  6. NEW FOR 2016 – Show secretaries are not required to send their results to CT Rider anymore. For 2016, we will be issuing all members with a qualification card which they must get signed in the ring by the judge.
  7. Passports must be available if asked for by a judge or an official of the show.
  8. Horses and Ponies who have qualified for or competed at HOYS (except SEIB Search for a Star and TSR HOYS Showing Master Class) in the years 2014, 2015, or 2016 are not eligible for the C&T Rider Championships.
  9. All Stallions and Colts must be shown bitted.

10. Stallions must be shown/ridden by competitors who have obtained their 14th birthday by 1st January 2016.

11. Lead Reins are only permitted in the Lead Rein Classes and Best Turned Out.

Please see Classes for any additional rules specific to that class.

CTR DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER RULES

Dressage

CT Rider Summer Dressage Membership is required. Riders must be Chiltern & Thames Rider Members for the 2016 Summer season before competing in a qualifying class.

Members should enter their membership number on the entry form at qualifying shows before competing in the class. Membership costs £20 online and £24 over the phone and lasts for the winter dressage season. (For qualifying shows between 19 th October 2015 and 23rd March 2016. Riders can buy their membership on line by visiting http://www.chilternrider.co.uk or by phone on 01582 748983.

Classes are as follows:

INTRO Neither horse nor rider to have competed BD Affiliated Dressage by the date of the championships as a full competing, music, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest or Veteran BD member. They must not have won a prelim class before the date of qualification. Qualifying classes can be BD Intro A or B. The best Junior also qualifies as long as 58% is achieved (14 years and under by the date of the championships) Horses/ponies of any height.

PRELIMINARY RESTRICTED

Section a) Neither horse nor rider to have competed BD Affiliated Dressage by the date of the championships as a full competing member, music, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest or Veteran BD member.

Section b) Either equine or rider may have competed BD as a full competing member but not together but the horse must not have more than 50 BD points at prelim level and/or 15 points at novice level. Horse and rider combinations may have competed in the following categories: music BD, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest and Veteran BD member but the horse must not have more than 50 BD points at prelim level and/or 15 points at novice level.

The best Junior also qualifies as long as 58% is achieved (14 years and under by the date of the championships). Horses/ponies of any height. The Juniors will be combined from section a) and b) above at the finals to make their own class.

Equine and rider combinations who have been placed in the top three in the Open section at previous CTR championships, must continue to compete in the open section.

PRELIMINARY OPEN – For horses and riders who have competed BD combined or separately as a full competing, music, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest or Veteran BD member. The horse must not have more than 50 BD points at prelim level/and or 15 points at novice level. The best Junior also qualifies as long as 58% is achieved (14 years and under by the date of the championships) Horses/ponies of any height.

NOVICE – RESTRICTED

Section a) Neither horse nor rider to have competed BD Affiliated Dressage by the date of the championships as a full competing BD, music, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest or Veteran BD member.

Section b) Either equine or rider may have competed BD as a full competing member but not together. The horse must not have more than 50 points at novice level or 15 points at elementary level. Horse and rider combinations may have competed in the following categories: music BD, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest and Veteran BD member but the horse must not have more than 50 points at novice level or 15 points at elementary level.

CTR DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER RULES

The Juniors will be combined from section a) and b) above at the finals to make their own class. Equine and rider combinations who have been placed in the top three in the Open section at previous CTR championships, must continue to compete in the open section.

NOVICE OPEN – For horses and riders who have competed BD combined or separately as a full competing, music, eventers BD, RC BD, PC BD, Team Quest, My Quest or Veteran BD member. The horse may have gained 50 points BD at novice level and/or 15 points at elementary level. The best Junior also qualifies as long as 58% is achieved. (14 years and under by the date of the championships). Horses/ponies of any height.

Please note: Horse and Rider combinations are not allowed to enter both the Restricted and Open sections at the final.

Restrictions apply to the date of the final, not the date of qualification. If a horse and rider qualifies at a lower level and then competes out of the class restrictions, they must enter a class that they are eligible for at the final.

Veteran horses 20 years and over on 10th April 2016 who have BD points at a higher level than novice but are deemed no longer suitable to perform at elementary and medium level, may apply to the show director, suem@chilternrider.co.uk to ask for special permission to compete in Prelim and Novice non-restricted classes.

Who Qualifies? 1st and 2nd place in each section of each class qualifies. At least 58% must be achieved by all qualifiers. If the winner and second placed have already qualified, the qualification goes down the line to the next best tests but those tests must be at least 58%. If there are most than 10 entries in the class, 1st 2nd and 3rd qualify. *The Best Junior also qualifies but the junior must achieve 58%.

NEW for 2015/16 – MEMBERS WILL BE ISSUED WITH A MEMBERSHIP CARD WHICH THEY MUST GET SIGNED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW BY THE SECRETARY OF THE QUALIFYING SHOW, IF THEY QUALIFY. Once qualified, riders can enter on line. The signed qualification card must be scanned and/or photographed and emailed to sage@chilternrider.co.uk at the time of entering on line so that we can verify the qualification to the entry.

Please note: It is the horse and rider combination that qualifies. No horse or rider substitutions will be allowed at the final. Horses and ponies may be ridden by two riders on the day but both riders must be CTR members and only consecutive classes may be entered e.g. prelim and novice. No horse may enter more than three classes at the championships.

THINK PINK QUALIFICATION

Youngstock

Qualifications are given to the highest placed two, not to have already qualified in the top six. Qualification Cards will be provided to qualifying competitors.

Should there be more than 5 yearlings entered in the youngstock class, they will be split at the Finals.

Young Handler under 16

Qualifications are given to the highest placed two, not to have already qualified in the top six. Qualification Cards will be provided to qualifying competitors.

Diamond Shows –

The winner from every in hand and ridden showing class at the shows held on (dates tba) qualify for the Think Pink Diamond Finals.

The finals are to take place on the (date tba) at Rosewood Stud Cambridge. The final classes will be split. The top ten from each final will go through to the evening performance for placing, Evening turnout encouraged. All finalists to receive a rosette. Think Pink shows raise money for Cancer Research UK. Find us on Facebook or www.thinkpinkshow.co.uk

Qualifiers at Shows between May & August inclusive

Please see Classes for any additional rules specific to that class.

OTT (ONE, TWO, THREE) QUALIFICATION

Youngstock

ENTRY is by QUALIFICATION ONLY

It is brand new this season, with classes for every type/breed in each age section. Each breed/type will have its own championship with Champs & Res standing forward for the 2016 Supreme Championship We are also running Open classes for youngsters. Over & Under 14.2hh, Fillies, Colts & Geldings In hand Eqitation & a Concorse d Elegance. With £1,000 in prize money up for grabs this is the event for youngsters Not To Be Missed.

Championship to be held 30th October 2016, Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, RUGBY
Overnight stabling will be available

– To qualify simply attend a qualifying show You DO NOT have to join or sigh up before the qualifying show.
– The 2 Highest placed yearling Two and Three in youngstock classes will qualify.
– The highest placed Yearling, 2 & 3 year old in Open Classes will qualify.
– You only need to qualify once to enter as many classes as you wish at the Championship Show, hence qualifiers will be handed down.

Once you have qualified complete and return your registration card and your Championship Finalist Rosette and schedule will be sent out direct to you.

Please note:
At Qualifyings show & Championship Show your animals AGE will be taken from the YEAR of BIRTH
2015 = Yearling
2014 = 2 year old
2013 = 3 year old

Qualifiers at MAY Show only

Please see Class 12 for any additional rules specific to that class.

SHOWJUMPING QUALIFIER RULES

Mini Tour Championships up to 40cm

Mini Tour Championships are for very novice/inexperienced riders i.e. beginners to jumping. Guideline: Riders who are ‘competent’ at 60cm or above should enter the Small Tour.

All Mini Tour classes (up to 40cm Classes)

In the past 3 years (from 30th September 2016) horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points; Combination not to have won in any jumping class at 60cm or above. Riders not to have competed in BS competitions or any BE events or in any Pony Club Area Novice or Championship show jumping or eventing.

Small Tour Novice Championships 50cm, 60cm, 65cm & 70cm

In the past 3 years from 30th September 2016, horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points. Combination not to have competed in BS competitions or any BE events, except on a day ticket or at BS Club; not to have competed in Pony Club or Riding Club Area Intermediate Championship level show jumping or eventing.

Grand Tour Intermediate Championship

Intermediate 75cm & 80cm Classes

Horses/ponies – not to have won a total of 49 points or £49 (notional) prize money in BS, not to have earned any BE points or more than 49 BE Foundation points (or none within the past 3 years from 30th September 2016). Combination not to have competed in BS classes at 1m or above; not to have competed at BE 100 or Pony Club Area Intermediate Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

Small Open 85cm & 90cm Classes

Horses/ponies – not to have won 99 points or £99 (notional) prize money or points in BS or more, not to have earned 10 BE points or 99 BE foundation points (or none within the past 3 years from 30th September 2016). Combination not to have competed in BS classes at 1.10m or above; not to have competed at BE Novice or Pony Club Open Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

Restrictions

Please note that the same horse/rider combination cannot compete in both Small Tour and Grand Tour classes in the same discipline or more than 4 levels within show jumping. You can compete in more than one discipline in different Tours. (i.e. Small Tour dressage and Grand Tour Show Jumping).

The Sunshine Tour is exclusively for unaffiliated and amateur riders, competing with unaffiliated horses and ponies. In some cases you can have dabbled in or lightly competed in affiliated competitions, but ‘professional’ riders are excluded.

Over qualified?

If you find that you are overqualified for the class that you qualified in, either because of restrictions or because you are now competing at a higher level you are still able to take part in the championship as you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level class. E.g. in show jumping if you qualify at 80cm you could voluntarily upgrade to 85cm. N.B. If you upgrade from a Small Tour class to Grand Tour then all your qualifications will be rolled over to Grand Tour.

N.B. Horses/ponies that have some points/money/wins, but not earned any within the last 5 years might be eligible to compete. Contact Sunshine Tour HQ for clarification.

Qualification is achieved by being placed 1st to 4th in any qualifying show jumping class and registering with Sunshine Tour HQ. Once verified, provided you fall within the restrictions you’re entitled to enter the championships at the level you have qualified for. If less than 12 entries, qualifiers are awarded at a ratio of 1 per 3. Competitors must register their qualification within 28 days online at: www.sunshinetour.co.uk

For all rules check out www.sunshinetour.co.uk

The 2016 Show Jumping Championships are being held on 16, 17 & 18 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Friday is for warm up classes and Saturday and Sunday are full of championship classes, as well as fun and open classes on Sunday.

Qualifiers at Shows between May & July inclusive.

SHOWING QUALIFIER RULES

All Sunshine Tour Showing Championships are for unaffiliated/ novice showing exhibitors and so should not be professionally produced/trained for the show ring i.e. kept in training or livery with a professional / affiliated showing producer during the current year. DIY livery at a professional yard is acceptable but the horse/pony must not be currently ridden or trained by a professional producer during the current year.

Horses/riders that have exceeded the restrictions, but not within the previous 3 years from 30th September 2016 might be eligible to compete; this rule may not apply to RIHS, HOYS and Olympia restrictions – see notes below for clarification.

You CAN compete in BOTH Small & Grand Tour Showing if you fit the relevant restrictions.

Small Tour 

Horse/Ponies 

  • Cannot have won any affiliated showing class, e.g. BSPS, SHB, NPS within 3 years from 30th September 2016.
  • Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS within 5 yearsfrom 30th September 2016
  • Can have taken part in preliminary rounds of affiliated classes but must not have taken part in second rounds within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Riders/Handlers

  • Riders/handlers never to have competed at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia and must not be involved with schooling, training, breaking, producing or breeding show horses/ponies.
  • Can have taken part in preliminary and second rounds of affiliated classes that do not require prior membership, e.g. VHS, CHAPS, SSADL but must not have been gone forward to the relevant championships within 3 years of this championship.
  • Cannot be currently listed on any showing panel and /or judge affiliated or unaffiliated showing classes; this restriction applies to paid or unpaid activities.
  • Cannot teach other to ride, except in Riding School teaching clients not on their own horse/pony.

Grand Tour

Horse/Ponies 

  • Cannot have won any affiliated championship class e.g. BSPS, SHB, NPS, CHAPS, SSADL championship showing class within 3 years from 30th September 2016.
  • Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS (except part of The Showing Register Masterclass) within 5 years from 30th September 2016.
  • Can have taken part in second rounds of affiliated classes that do not require prior membership, e.g. VHS, CHAPS, SSADL but must not have gone forward to the relevant championships within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Riders/Handlers

  • Riders/handlers must not have competed at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia within 5 years of the championship and must not be professionally involved with schooling, training, breaking, producing, breeding or judging show horses/ponies.
  • Cannot be currently listed on any affiliated showing panel and /or judge affiliated showing classes; this restriction applies to paid or unpaid activities.
  • Cannot teach other to ride, except in Riding School teaching clients not on their own horse/pony.

Qualification is achieved by being placed 1st to 4th in any qualifying class and registering with Sunshine Tour HQ. Once verified, provided you fall within the restrictions you’re entitled to enter the championships for the classes you have qualified for. If less than 12 entries, qualifiers are awarded at a ratio of 1 per 3. Competitors must register their qualification within 28 days online at: www.sunshinetour.co.uk

The 2016 Showing Championships are being held on 16, 17 & 18 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead. Friday features NEW training and warm up classes and Saturday and Sunday are full of championship classes!

Qualifiers at Shows between May & July inclusive.

Please see Classes for any additional rules specific to that class.

DRESSAGE QUALIFIER RULES

This championship is for unaffiliated and amateur riders with unaffiliated and novice horses/ponies.

The spirit of this competition as an amateur and unaffiliated championship is very important to us as organisers, to our sponsors and to our competitors, so we request that all participants respect the spirit of restrictions, not necessarily just the letter of the law. If you find that you are overqualified for the class that you qualified in, you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level class. E.g. in show jumping if you qualify in 75cm then you could upgrade to 85cm. Horses/riders that have more than the allowed points or placings, but not earned in the previous 3 years (from 30th September 2016) are eligible to compete. Contact HQ for clarification.

You CAN compete across Tours if you fit the relevant restrictions.

Horse/rider combinations can compete in up to 2 dressage championship levels, which must be consecutive; e.g. If you qualify for Intro, Prelim & Novice you can compete in Prelim and Novice but not Intro and Novice (you can compete in more than 2 championship classes).

All points/winnings restrictions refer to the previous 3 years from 30th September 2016 so if horse/rider is over qualified provided NONE of the points/wins have occurred within the past 3 years then you could are eligible – if in doubt please check with Sunshine Tour HQ at: enquiries@sunshinetour.co.uk

SMALL TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Small Tour Intro: Horses/ponies not to have earned any BD or BE points. Riders not above BD Group 8, or have earned any BE points or foundation points within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Small Tour Prelim: Horses/ponies not to have earned any BD or BE points. Riders not above BD Group 8, not to have earned any BE points or within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Small Tour Novice: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 20 BD or any BE points or more than 49 foundation points. Riders – not above BD Group 7, not to have competed at BE Novice or above within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

GRAND TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Grand Tour Prelim: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 20 BD or 10 BE points. Riders not above BD Group 7, not to have competed at BE Novice or above within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Grand Tour Novice: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 49 BD or 20 BE points. Riders not above BD Group 6, not to have competed at BE Open Novice or above within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Grand Tour Elementary: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 99 BD or 30 BE points. Riders not above BD Group 6, not to have competed at BE Intermediate or above within 3 years from 30th September 2016.

Qualification is achieved by being placed 1st to 4th in any qualifying class and registering with Sunshine Tour HQ. Once verified, provided you fall within the restrictions you’re entitled to enter the championships for the classes you have qualified for. If less than 12 entries, qualifiers are awarded at a ratio of 1 per 3. Competitors must register their qualification within 28 days online at: www.sunshinetour.co.uk