EQUIFEST

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The DDRC Show is affiliated to Equifest, taking place at the East of England Showground on the 18th – 20th August 2022. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify.

Qualifiers for Equifest 2022 will run from the 15th November 2021 – 31st July 2022. Qualifiers after the 31st July 2022 will be qualifiers for the 2023 Show.

The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified will qualify for the relevant Equifest Championship to be held at the East of England Showground on the 18th – 20th August 2022.

1. EQUIFEST OPEN MOUNTAIN & MOORLAND IN HAND (DDRC Classes 15 & 16)

Open to In Hand Mountain & Moorland ponies registered with their respective Pure Bred Societies of Connemara, Dales, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Shetland, Welsh A, B, C and D.  Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age. 

This class may be divided as appropriate.

2. EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN MOUNTAIN & MOORLAND (DDRC Class 34)

Open to Mountain & Moorland ponies registered with their respective Pure Bred Societies of Connemara, Dales, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Shetland, Welsh A, B, C and D. Stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over. Rider any age. 

This class may be divided as appropriate.

7. EQUIFEST OPEN SHOW PONY LEAD REIN (DDRC Class 35A)

Leading Rein Pony, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over not exceeding 128cms. Riders not to have attained their 8th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be led by an attendant and shown in a snaffle bridle. Lead rein to be attached to the noseband only.

8. EQUIFEST OPEN SHOW PONY FIRST RIDDEN (DDRC Class 35B)

First Ridden Pony, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 128cm. Riders not to have attained their 10th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be shown in any suitable bridle.

16. EQUIFEST OPEN RIDING HORSES (DDRC Class 30)

Open Riding Horse, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, any height. Riders any age.

Classes may be divided as follows:

  • Small Riding Horses – mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. Riders any age.
  • Large Riding Horses – mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 158cms. Riders any age.

17. EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN COBS (DDRC Class 29)

Open Ridden Cob, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age.

Classes may be divided as follows:

  • Open Lightweight Ridden Cob, mare or gelding, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms.  To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age.
  • Open Heavyweight Ridden Cob, mare or gelding, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms.  To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age.
18. EQUIFEST OPEN MAXI COBS (DDRC Class 29)

Open Maxi Cobs, mare or gelding 4 years old and over, exceeding 155cms – to be judged as Cobs. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age. 

19. EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN HUNTERS (DDRC Class 31)

Open Ridden Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 153cms. Riders any age.

Classes may be divided as follows:

  • Lightweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, capable of carrying up to 12.7 stone.
  • Middleweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, capable of carrying 12.7 stone but not 14 stone.
  • Heavyweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over capable of carrying over 14 stone.
20. EQUIFEST OPEN SMALL HUNTERS (DDRC Class 31)

Open Small Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. Riders any age.

22. EQUIFEST RIDDEN PIEBALD / SKEWBALD (DDRC Class 33)

Open ridden Piebald / Skewbald stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over. Riders any age. The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championship subject to their show rules & conditions.

Classes may be divided according to entries.

23. EQUIFEST IN HAND PIEBALD / SKEWBALD (DDRC Class 19)

Open in Hand Piebald / Skewbald stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age. The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championships subject to their show rules & conditions

Classes may be divided according to entries.

24. EQUIFEST OPEN IN HAND RIDING PONIES (DDRC Class 21)

In hand Riding Ponies, stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding.  Any age, not to exceed 153cms at maturity.

Classes may be divided according to entries.