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 12th – Sunday 15th September 2019. 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 1st to 6th in eventers challenges.

Bring your Personal Qualification Form available from www.sunshinetour.co.uk or ask the Secretary for a ‘Wild Card’.

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

Qualifying Shows are between April and July 2019.

SHOWJUMPING QUALIFIER RULES

You CAN compete in Small & Grand Tours if you fit the relevant restrictions, but Mini Tour is exclusive. Tours are divided by competence and competitive achievement as well as measurable restrictions, please respect the spirit of each level as well as the letter of the law. NEW: 20cm Rule – if you have multiple qualifications, you can’t have more than 20cm gap between the heights of championships you compete in, e.g. if you compete in 60cm, you can compete up to & including 80cm championships (if you have qualified).

Mini Tour Championships

Mini Tour Championships are for very novice/inexperienced riders. Guideline: Riders who are ‘competent’ at 60cm or above should enter the Small Tour instead. Mini Tour combinations cannot compete in Small Tour.

All Mini Tour classes: Horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). 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 50 to 60cm Classes

Horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS except Club, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). 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 Novice Championship level show jumping or eventing.

65cm & 70cm Classes: Horses/ponies not to have won a total of 19 points or £19 (notional) Prize money, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Combination not to have competed in BS competitions at 80cm or above 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.

SHOWJUMPING QUALIFIER RULES

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 in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). 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 in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). 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.

95cm, 1m & 1.05m Classes: Horses/ponies – not to have won 149 points or £149 (notional) prize money in BS or more; not to have earned 20 BE points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship).

Restrictions

The spirit of this competition as an amateur & unaffiliated championship is very important, to our sponsors and to our competitors, so we request that all participants respect the spirit of restrictions not 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. Horses/riders that have more than the allowed points or placings, but NONE earned in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship are eligible to compete. If in doubt, contact HQ for clarification.

This championship is for unaffiliated and 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:
• Riding, 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).

People may work with horses primarily for care, which might involve day to day exercising of horses (e.g. grooms, vet nurses) or teaching in a riding school. If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities on a regular basis, please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

Qualification is achieved by being placed 1st to 4th in any qualifying show jumping class. Competitor must fill in their qualification form, downloaded from sunshinetour.co.uk, and get the show organiser or secretary to sign it. Then Send your completed and signed form to registrations@sunshinetour.co.uk or post to GBEC and they will send you a Unique Qualification Number to register for the Championships.

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

The 2019 Show Jumping Championships are being held on 12 – 15 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Qualifiers at Shows between April & July inclusive.

SHOWING QUALIFIER RULES

The spirit of this competition as an amateur & unaffiliated championship is very important, to our sponsors and to our competitors, so we request that all participants respect the spirit of restrictions not 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. Horses/riders that have more than the allowed points or placings, but NONE earned in the period 1st January 2016 (1st January 2014 for HOYS, RIHS and Olympia) to the date of this year’s championship are eligible to compete. If in doubt, contact HQ for clarification.

This championship is for unaffiliated and 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:
• Riding, 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).

People may work with horses primarily for care, which might involve day to day exercising of horses (e.g. grooms, vet nurses) or teaching in a riding school. If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities on a regular basis, please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

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 ridden or trained by a professional producer at any time in the current year.

Horses/riders that have exceeded the achievements listed, but NONE earned in the period 1st January 2016 (1stJanuary 2104 for HOYS, RIHS & Olympia) to the date of this year’s championship are eligible to compete.

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

SMALL TOUR

Horse/Ponies

  • Can be registered with a showing and/or breed society but must not have won an affiliated class during the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship
  • Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS during the period 1st January 2014 to the date of this year’s championship (from 1st January 2016 for TSR HOYS Masterclass and Search For A Star)
  • Can have taken part in preliminary rounds of classes that do not require pre-membership of the society but must not have taken part in second rounds or championships during the period from 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship.

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 classes that do not require prior membership of the society but must not have taken part in second rounds or championships during the period from 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s 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.

SHOWING QUALIFIER RULES

GRAND TOUR

Horse/Ponies

  • Can be registered with a showing and/or breed society and have been placed in first round competitions but must not have won a championship class during the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship.
  • Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS during the period 1st January 2014 to the date of this year’s championship (from 1st January 2016 for TSR HOYS Masterclass and Search For A Star)
  • Can have taken part in second rounds of affiliated classes but must not have but must not have gone forward to the relevant championships during the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship

Riders/Handlers

  • Riders/handlers must not have competed at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia class during the period 1st January 2014 to the date of this year’s 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 showing class. Competitors must fill in their qualification form, downloaded from sunshinetour.co.uk, and get the show organiser or secretary to sign it. Then Send your completed and signed form to registrations@sunshinetour.co.uk or post to GBEC and they will send you a Unique Qualification Number to register for the Championships.

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

The 2019 Show Jumping Championships are being held on 12 – 15 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 QUALIFIER RULES

The spirit of this competition as an amateur & unaffiliated championship is very important, to our sponsors and to our competitors, so we request that all participants respect the spirit of restrictions not 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. Horses/riders that have more than the allowed points or placings, but NONE earned in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship are eligible to compete. If in doubt, contact HQ for clarification.

This championship is for unaffiliated and 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:
• Riding, 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).

People may work with horses primarily for care, which might involve day to day exercising of horses (e.g. grooms, vet nurses) or teaching in a riding school. If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities on a regular basis, please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

DRESSAGE QUALIFIER RULES

DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

You CAN compete across Tours if you fit the relevant restrictions

Horse/rider combinations can compete in 2 levels of championship and you can compete on one or more days. You must record a valid qualification for each championship class that you wish to contest. Your classes must not exceed 2 levels (Intro, Prelim, Novice, Elementary) and the levels must be consecutive; e.g. If you qualify for Intro, Prelim & Novice you can compete in Prelim and Novice but not Intro and Novice.

SMALL TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Small Tour Intro: Horses/ponies not to have earned any BD or BE points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 8 or have earned any BE points.

Small Tour Prelim: Horses/ponies not to have earned any BD or BE points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 8, not to have earned any BE points

Small Tour Novice: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 20 BD or any BE points or more than 49 foundation points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 7, not to have competed at BE Novice.

GRAND TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Grand Tour Prelim: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 20 BD or 10 BE points (or none in the period 1stJanuary 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 7, not to have competed at BE Novice.

Grand Tour Novice: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 49 BD or 20 BE point (or none in the period 1stJanuary 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 6, not to have competed at BE Open Novice.

Grand Tour Elementary: Horses/ponies not to have earned more than 99 BD or 30 BE points (or none in the period 1st January 2016 to the date of this year’s championship). Riders not above BD Group 6, not to have competed at BE Intermediate.

Qualification is achieved by being placed 1st to 4th in any qualifying dressage class. Competitors must fill in their qualification form, downloaded from sunshinetour.co.uk, and get the show organiser or secretary to sign it. Then Send your completed and signed form to registrations@sunshinetour.co.uk or post to GBEC and they will send you a Unique Qualification Number to register for the Championships.

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

The 2019 Show Jumping Championships are being held on 12 – 15 September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Qualifiers at Shows between April & July inclusive.

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