Qualifiers

We are pleased to be able to offer several qualifiers this season. All shows (except the Charity Show) have qualifiers. 

South West Ponies Association (SWPA)

All open shows –  Classes 11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, F
 

This show is a qualifier for the South West Pony Association Championships to be held on 2 – 4 September 2021 at The David Broome Event Centre, Crick, Monmouthshire. NP26 5XP To qualify for the Championships:


1. Enter one of the qualifying classes.
2. Be one of the two highest placed exhibits not already qualified within the first four and receive a qualification card.
3. Complete the entry form on the qualification card.
4. Register on-line at www.showingscene.com within 14 days of qualification
5. Upload this card using our on-line management system at www.showingscene.com


Please note: Registration fee for 2020/1 is £30 to include all members of the family and equines owned by the family. For shows held after the 2021 Championship Show, qualification will be for the 2022 Championship Show.

Dartmoor Hill Pony  (DHP)
 The qualifying show for the Dartmoor Hill Pony Championship Qualifier 15 August 2021

There is a change to the format this year, hopefully to encourage more Dartmoor Hill Ponies to compete in the shows, and the performance classes. First of all, the Championships will now not be held as Ridden/In-Hand classes with the ponies present, but as accumulated points to be won at the accredited shows. The points will then be added up and awarded at the End of Season Party.

E.G: The Top DHP Ridden will win 5 points and £5.00
The Second DHP Ridden will win 3 points and £3.00
The Top DHP In-Hand will win 5 points and £5.00
The Second In-Hand will win 3 points and £3.00

In addition, the winning ponies will each receive a special DHP rosette. 

All Dartmoor Hill Ponies applying for a special rosette and entering the Championship must hold a card proving they are bona fide Dartmoor Hill Ponies.

Cards can be obtained from Mrs. A. Came, 7 Summerhills Crescent, Liverton TQ12 6HG or by emailing hjarvis52615@gmail.com. The cards cost 6 first class stamps, and lasts for the lifetime of the pony.

 

Retraining of Racehorses  (RoR)

RoR AMATEUR Ridden Show Series Qualifier – Sponsored by Tattersalls July 18th 2021 (Class 18)

Open to all RoR and NR competition registered horses, 4yrs and over, mares and geldings, owned, produced and ridden by an Amateur.  Riders must be 15 years or over on the 1st January 2021. Horses should be ridden in a snaffle, Pelham or simple double bridle with a plain cavesson noseband.   Horses should be plaited.

The Series is open to AMATEURS only – those employed in racing will be allowed to compete. Class will be judged under ‘riding horse’ format without ‘type’ being taken into consideration.  Racing injuries and blemishes ARE IGNORED in this series

This class is a qualifier for the RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series FINAL. The Judge will not ride at the qualifiers but will ride in the final.

The first three go forward to the final at the Hickstead Derby Meeting 2022

Rosettes  1st - 6th.

Prizes - 1st £30 plus RoR Gift 2nd £20, 3rd £10

RoR prizes will not be awarded to RoR qualifiers with numbers forward of two or less, however qualification for the final will stand.

Amateur definition:

The rules are as in the rulebook with the following addition that an amateur may not show a horse owned or sponsored by a company or commercial firm. In addition a person classed as amateur must not be supported by a company in any way or act as brand ambassador whether financially or in-kind. An amateur is a person who for the purpose of RoR classes does not/has not during the current season or previous season:

Engage (d) in breeding, livery, buying or selling, dealing or hiring horses in a commercial capacity. Horses must not have been stabled at or reside in a Professional Producer's/Trainer's yard from January 1st 2020. Riders must not have ridden any animals produced by a Professional/Trainer in the current or previous season. Horses and riders must not receive any help from a Professional Producer/Trainer at a SHOW in the current season. A rider who has ridden for a Professional/Producer Trainer in the current or previous season must not have ridden horses at a show. Any breaches of this ruling will be taken seriously and will result in disqualification from future classes.

RoR OPEN In Hand Show Series Qualifier 2021 - July 18th 2021 (Class 43)

Open to all RoR and NR competition registered horses, 3yrs and over, fillies, mares and geldings. Blemishes caused through racing will be ignored. Horses do not need to be shod to compete in the RoR Open In-Hand class. Horses can be shown in a Bitless/In Hand Bridle.

All those entering horses and/or participating in the show agree to be bound by the Retraining of Racehorses Rules and Regulations from time to time in force.

This class is a qualifier for the RoR OPEN In Hand Showing Series FINAL

The first three go forward to the final at the RoR National Championships at Aintree on August 2021.

RoR prizes will not be awarded to RoR qualifiers with numbers forward of two or less, however qualification for the final will stand.

Rosettes 1st - 6th.

Prizes - 1st £30 plus RoR Prize, 2nd £20, 3rd £10

Side Saddle Association

SSA QUALIFIER DETAILS 15TH August 2021 Classes 16 & 17

 

BEST HORSE OR PONY RIDDEN SIDE SADDLE – Class 16

The Judge shall be on the current SSA Judges’ Panel. Open to horses and ponies 4 years old or over: conformation & manners will be taken into consideration; horses/ponies will not be stripped. A Special rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Adult and Junior Members of the SSA carrying their current Championship Points Cards. The Highest placed coloured exhibit ridden by a competitor aged 16yrs or over (who has not already qualified) receives a Special Rosette and qualifies for the Side Saddle Final at the CHAPS Championship Show. Open to any type of exhibit. Riders/Owners need not be a member or their exhibit registered with CHAPS at the time of qualification, but in order to compete at the Championships, the Rider/Owner must be a showing member and their horse/pony registered with CHAPS before entering the final. Lead Rein competitors are eligible for this class. Leaders must be correctly dressed.

 

SIDE SADDLE CONCOURS d’ÉLÉGANCE – Class 17

The Judge shall be on the current SSA Judges’ Panel but may be assisted by a Celebrity or Sponsor. The sole criterion for this class is the elegance of the picture presented by horse and rider. Attention may be paid to the rider’s personal appearance but detailed inspection of rider or tack is not required. Fancy dress or period costume is not permitted. Competitors are required to walk, trot and canter. No individual show is required, but the Judge may ask groups of 3 or 4 riders to give short displays. A Special rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Adult and Junior Members of the SSA carrying their current Championship Points Cards. N.B. Silk hats are permitted to be worn by Adults IN THIS CLASS AT ANY TIME OF DAY. Juniors must wear hats to current Safety standards or above for this class. Adult riders not wearing such hats do so at their own risk.

Coloured Horse & Pony Society
 

CHAPS SOCIETY QUALIFER DETAILS - 13th June  2021 Classes 16, 23a, 33, 34, 38 & 44a

"This show is affiliated to The Coloured Horse & Pony Society (UK). Affiliation No. 21108. Both owner and the rider/exhibitor need not be a member of CHAPS (UK) nor must the horse or pony be registered with CHAPS (UK) to compete. However in order to Qualify both Owner and Rider/Exhibitor need to be a current showing member. Members to apply in writing to CHAPS (UK) for appropriate qualifier card. The CHAPS (UK) Championship Show will be held on 12th-14th August 2021. Shows held on or after the 9th August  2021 of Championship Show will count as 2022 qualifiers. The following classes are CHAPS (UK) Qualifiers 16, 23a, 33, 34, 38 & 44a. For full rulings and information on competition/qualification, please refer to the CHAPS (UK) Members' Handbook; or visit www.chapsuk.com for rulings. Only “coloured” horses and ponies (as defined in the current CHAPS UK Members’ Handbook) may compete these classes. All stallions, 4 years old and over entering these classes must be graded with CHAPS (UK). All stallions must wear Stallion ID Discs in the ring without exception

Veteran Horse Society

13 June 2021 Classes 38 & 52

 

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2021.

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2021

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

Open to members and non-members.  All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances.  Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification. 

VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each Area Qualifier class will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals.  Members must carry their card in the ring at all times and have their showing card signed by the judge as proof of qualification.  Non-members will receive a red qualification card which can be exchanged for signed showing card when applying for VHS membership. It is the competitors responsibility to present their Showing card to the judge.


Regional Finals are open to members only.

 

All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Championships,
to be held at Arena UK Lincolnshire on 1st - 3rd October 2021.  No qualification or membership necessary.  See VHS website for schedule.

 

For further information please visit the VHS website www.veteran-horse-society.co.uk  or telephone the VHS Show Office on 01239 881300 or 07789 514004.

 

 

CLASS 1F              DIAMOND VETERAN IN-HAND (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height
CLASS 2F              VETERAN IN-HAND (20 – 24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height
CLASS 3F              PRE-VETERAN IN-HAND (15 – 19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.
CLASS 4F              DIAMOND VETERAN RIDDEN (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height
CLASS 5F              VETERAN RIDDEN (20 – 24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height

CLASS 6F              PRE-VETERAN RIDDEN  (15 – 19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.