Sun Shine Tour Rules

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GENERAL RULES

This show is a qualifier for The Sunshine Tour Championship held at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th September 2020. The Championships are for unaffiliated and amateur competitors of in Dressage from Intro to Elementary, Showjumping from Lead Rein to 1.05m, Showing for lead rein, in hand, ridden, working hunter, veterans, plus many more.

To qualify: 1st to 4th placed in dressage, show jumping, showing and eventers challenge qualify. Qualification does not pass down the line.

Bring your Qualification Form available from www.sunshinetour.co.uk or ask the Secretary if they have any spares available.

Rules and restrictions apply, please check the website www.sunshinetour.co.uk for Terms & Conditions.

Qualifying Shows are between April and July 2020.

This championship is for amateur riders with unaffiliated and novice horses/ponies. Professionals and professionally produced combinations are excluded from competing in the Sunshine Tour. Our definition of a ‘professional’ is someone who earns money from:
• Training, schooling or competing horses/ponies.
• Buying and/or selling or breaking in horses.
• Teaching and/or training riders (see exception below).
• Judging affiliated classes in the same discipline as your competition (paid or unpaid).

If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities mentioned above, please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

People who work with horses primarily for care, e.g. grooms, vet nurses and participate in day to day exercising of horses, but not schooling, training, competing or breaking client’s horses can qualify.  Instructors who only teach in a riding school with riding school horses/ponies can qualify.

2020 SHOW JUMPING QUALIFICATION

If you qualify and record your qualification by 31st July, you will be given a Unique Qualification Number for each qualification earned. Horse/rider combination can take part in a maximum of 5 championships which must not be more than 20cm difference from lowest class to highest.

Each Qualification Number allows you to enter one championship class:
At the same height as qualification     OR     5cm below your qualification     OR     above your qualification height.

TOURS are groups of classes, divided by competence and measurable points/winnings restrictions – please respect the spirit of each level as well as the letter of the law. You CAN compete in Small & Grand Tours if you fit the relevant restrictions, but Mini Tour is exclusive.

If you are outside the restrictions for the class that you qualified in, you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level.

Mini Tour Championships

Mini Tour classes are for very novice/inexperienced riders. As a guideline, riders who are ‘competent’ at 60cm or above should enter the Small Tour instead. Mini Tour combinations cannot compete in Small or Grand Tour.
Pony: During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship ponies not to have earned any BS points (except in Club) or any BE points or BE foundation points.
Rider: not to have competed in BS competitions (including Club or Just for Schools) or any BE events or in any Pony Club Area Novice or Championship show jumping or eventing.

Small Tour Championships 50 to 70cm Classes

Horse/Pony: Not to have more than 20 BS points (except in Club or Just for Schools) or any BE points or foundation points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Combination: not to have competed in BS competitions (except at Intro, in Club or Just for Schools) or any BE events; not to have competed in Pony Club or Riding Club Area Novice Championship level show jumping or eventing.

Grand Tour Championships 70cm & 75cm Classes:

Horse/Pony: Not to have more than 50 BS points (except in Club or Just for Schools) or any BE points or more than 50 BE foundation points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Combination: not to have competed in BS classes at 85cm or above; not to have competed at BE events or Pony Club Area Intermediate Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

Grand Tour Championships 80cm, 85cm & 90cm Classes:

Horse/Pony: Not to have more than 100 BS points (except in Club or Just for Schools) or more than 10 BE points or more than 100 BE foundation points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Combination: Not to have competed in BS classes at 1m or above (except in Club or Just for Schools); not to have competed at BE 100 or Pony Club Open Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

Trophy Tour Championships 95cm, 1m & 1.05m Classes:

Horse/Pony: Not to have more than 150 BS points (except in Club or Just for Schools) or more than 20 BE points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.

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

The 2020 Championships are being held on 17 – 20 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Qualifiers at Shows between April & July inclusive.

Showing Qualifier Rules

This championship is for amateur riders with unaffiliated and novice horses/ponies. Professionals and professionally produced combinations are excluded from competing in the Sunshine Tour. Our definition of a ‘professional’ is someone who earns money from:
• Training, schooling or competing horses/ponies.
• Buying and/or selling or breaking in horses.
• Teaching and/or training riders (see exception below).
• Judging affiliated classes in the same discipline as your competition (paid or unpaid).

If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities mentioned above, please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

People who work with horses primarily for care, e.g. grooms, vet nurses and participate in day to day exercising of horses, but not schooling, training, competing or breaking client’s horses can qualify.  Instructors who only teach in a riding school with riding school horses/ponies can qualify.

All Sunshine Tour Showing competitors, horse & ponies must not be professionally produced/trained for the show ring and must not be kept in training or livery (including DIY livery) with a professional / affiliated showing producer during the current year.

2020 SHOWING QUALIFICATION
If you qualify and record your qualification by 31st July, you will be given TWO Unique Qualification Numbers for each qualification earned. Each Qualification Number allows you to enter one championship class.

TOURS are groups of classes, divided by competence and measurable points/winnings restrictions – please respect the spirit of each level as well as the letter of the law. You CAN compete across Tours if you fit the restrictions.

If you are outside the restrictions for the class that you qualified in, you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level.

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

SMALL TOUR

Horse/Ponies

  • During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies can be registered with a showing or breed society but must not have won any affiliated class.
  • During the period 1st January 2015 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies cannot have competed in any affiliated showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS (from 1st January 2017 for TSR HOYS Masterclass and Search for a Star).
  • During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies can have taken part in preliminary qualifying rounds of classes that do not require pre-membership of the society but must not have taken part in second rounds or championships.

Riders/Handlers

  • Riders/handlers never to have competed in showing classes at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia and must not be involved with schooling, training, breaking, producing or breeding show horses/ponies.
  • 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 others to ride, except in Riding School teaching clients not on their own horse/pony.
  • During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s championship; riders/handlers can have taken part in preliminary qualifying rounds of classes that do not require pre-membership of the society but must not have taken part in second rounds or championships.

GRAND TOUR

Horse/Ponies

  • During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies can be registered with a showing or breed society and have been placed in first round competitions but must not have won a championship class.
  • During the period 1st January 2015 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies cannot have competed in an affiliated showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS (from 1st January 2017 for TSR HOYS Masterclass and Search for a Star).
  • During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s championship: horses/ponies canhave taken part in second rounds of affiliated classes but must not have gone forward to the relevant final or championships.

Riders/Handlers

  • During the period 1st January 2015 to the date of this year’s championship: riders/handlers must not have competed in showing classes at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia 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.

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

The 2020 Showing Championships are being held on 19 – 20 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Qualifiers at Shows between April & July inclusive.

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

DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

If you qualify and record your qualification by 31st July, you will be given a Unique Qualification Number for each qualification earned. Horse/rider combinations can compete in 2 levels of championship and you can compete on one or more days. Your championship classes must not exceed 2 levels (Intro, Prelim, Novice, Elementary) and must be consecutive; e.g. if you’ve qualified for Intro, Prelim & Novice, you can compete in Prelim & Novice championships but not Intro & Novice championships. Warm up classes can cover 3 levels.

Each Qualification Number allows you to enter one championship class:
At the same level as your qualification test     OR     a level above your qualification test.

You DO NOT have to compete in exactly the same TEST as your qualification, only the same LEVEL or above.

TOURS are groups of classes, divided by competence and measurable points/winnings restrictions – please respect the spirit of each level as well as the letter of the law. You CAN compete across Tours if you fit the restrictions.

If you are outside the restrictions for the class that you qualified in, you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level.

DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SMALL TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Small Tour Intro: Horse/Pony: During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship horses/ponies not to have earned any BD points.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Intro Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned any BE points or BE foundation points. Rider not to have competed at BE 100 or above.

Small Tour Prelim: Horse/Pony: During the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship horses/ponies not to have earned any BD points.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Prelim Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned any BE points or BE foundation points. Rider not to have competed at BE 100 or above.

Small Tour Novice: Horse/Pony: Not to have earned more than 20 BD points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Novice Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned any BE points or more than 50 BE foundation points. Rider not to have competed at BE Novice or above.

GRAND TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Grand Tour Prelim: Horse/Pony: Not to have earned more than 20 BD points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Prelim Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned more than 10 BE points. Rider not to have competed at BE Novice or above.

Grand Tour Novice: Horse/Pony: Not to have earned more than 50 BD points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Novice Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned more than 20 BE points. Rider not to have competed at BE Intermediate or above.

Grand Tour Elementary: Horse/Pony: Not to have earned more than 100 BD points. If horse/pony has more points than permitted, but NONE earned during the period 1st January 2017 to the date of this year’s Sunshine Tour Championship, they are eligible.
Horse, Rider & Combination: BD Elementary Bronze restrictions apply to horse, rider or combination of both.
British Eventing Record: Combination not to have earned more than 30 BE points. Rider not to have competed at BE Advanced Intermediate or above.

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

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