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 9, 10,15, 16, 20,  21, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, F

This show is a qualifier for the South West Pony Association Championships to be held on 1 – 3 September 2022 at The David Broome Event Centre, Crick, Monmouthshire. NP26 5XP

 

To qualify for the Championships: SWPA Members Enter one of the qualifying classes. Be either first or second in the class, and get your card signed. Take a picture of the card and upload via www.showingscene.com

 

Non SWPA Members Enter one of the qualifying classes. Register on-line at www.showingscene.com within 14 days of qualification. Send an Email to RichardatSWPA@aol.com advising of the show you attended, the class entered, and the position gained. You will be sent Qualifying Cards for the Horses / Ponies registered.

 

Please Note: Registration fee for 2021/2 is £20 to include all members of the family and equines owned by the family.

 

For shows held after the 2022 Championship Show, qualification will be for the 2023 Championship Show

The Gypsy Cob Association  (TGCA)
Affiliation Number 22/260264/STC
 
Classes 39 & 41 26th June 2022

No known breeding required to enter these classes 

No Membership required to Enter these Classes 

TGCA Breed classes are qualifiers for the Best of Breed Finals at the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association's (TGCA) National Breed Championship Show “TOYS”. 

Traditional Classes are open to all traditional gypsy cobs and are qualifiers for the Traditional Finals at ‘TOYS’. Part Bred classes, are open to all part bred traditional gypsy cobs and are qualifiers for the part bred finals at “TOYS”. The exhibit must have one parent that is a traditional gypsy cob. 

 Stallions – All stallions (four years and over) in order to enter any TGCA affiliated class MUST be TGCA registered, have passed TGCA stallion evaluations and their TGCA stallion disc displayed on their bridle. Stallions and colts over the age of two, MUST be shown in a stallion bridle with a metal bit and chain lead as per the current TGCA rulebook. 

 

Current TGCA members must present their Membership card and Qualification card to the judge in the ring for signature.  Non-members MUST receive a qualification card from the judge and have 21 days to join the TGCA and register their horse to validate the qualification. Please refer to www.tgca.co.uk for further details including membership, horse registration and showing rules (contained within the members handbook). 

Championships 

Quest for a Star Championship Inc Youngstock Quest for a Star- Traditional Gypsy Cobs
1st, 2nd and 3rd from the TGCA classes above may go forward to the Quest for a Star Championship as per below rule.
ONLY current TGCA members and horse/pony that is already TGCA registered can exhibit in this championship, if exhibit already has their Quest for a Star Qualification in particular section, they should be ask stand aside to allow members that have not yet qualified.
Membership card and Member’s qualification card (specific to that exhibit) must be presented upon entry into the ring. The Champion and Reserve qualify for the Ultimate Star Championships at TOYS.
The Greatest Gelding Award - Traditional Gypsy Cobs
The award is aimed to encourage the showing of geldings, therefore creating a market for often unwanted colt foals and enabling the creation of a network of potential performance prospects to represent the best Traditional Gypsy Cob breed in the World at the highest level. This Award should be given to the highest placed registered Traditional Gelding.

 

Retraining of Racehorses  (RoR)

Class 25 - Tattersalls RoR AMATEUR Ridden Show Series Qualifier 2022 

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 2022. Horses should be ridden in a snaffle, Pelham or simple double bridle with a plain cavasson 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 Tattersalls RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series FINAL. The Judge will not ride at the qualifiers.

The first three go forward to the final to be held at the Hickstead Derby Meeting, June 2023

Rosettes  1st - 4th. Prizes - 1st £30 plus RoR Gift 2nd £20, 3rd £10

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

Tattersalls RoR OPEN In Hand Show Series Qualifier 2022 - Class 45

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 Jockey Club  RoR National Championships at Aintree in August 27th 2022. 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 - 4th. Prizes - 1st £30 plus RoR Prize, 2nd £20, 3rd £10

Side Saddle Association

15TH May 2022 -  Classes 26 (A, B, C)

EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN QUALFYING CLASS– Class 25A

The Judge shall be on the current SSA Judges’ Panel. Run under SSA Rules defined in the current Members’ Handbook. Open to SSA Members and Non-Members. Members carrying their current Championship Points Cards are eligible for SSA rosettes to 3rd Adult and 3rd Junior places and SSA Championship Points. Competitors must wear a hat to current Safety Standard or above. In all equitation classes it is the rider and not the horse/pony that is judged and qualifies, as there will be no reference to the sex, breeding or conformation of the horse/pony. However, the horses/ponies should, in the opinion of the judge, have manners suitable for carrying a side saddle. Horses/ponies shall be four years old or over. Riders enter the ring together and are required to walk, trot and canter on the right rein, followed by a change of rein through trot and canter left before being called into line. Each competitor then gives a freestyle show of no more than 2 minutes including walk, trot and canter, after which turnout is inspected.

BEST HORSE OR PONY RIDDEN SIDE SADDLE – CLASS 25B

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 28

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.

Veteran Horse Society
18th September 2022 -  Classes 20 & 46

 

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 age category will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals.  Members must carry their cards in the ring and  have their showing card signed by the judge in the ring 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. This MUST be done within 21 days of qualification.   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 30th September – 2nd October 2022.  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 - VETERAN IN-HAND, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over).
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories:
Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height

 

CLASS 2F - VETERAN RIDDEN, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over).
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories:
Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height