Judged out of 100, Marks will be given for: 20 - Paces (5 - Walk, 5- Trot, 5- Canter, 5-Gallop). 10 – Show Jumping 10 – Cross Country 10 – Suitability X2 Judges 2 penalties will be deducted for a fence down, 2 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal.
FORMAT For the 4 & 5yr old Qualifiers A series of movements to showcase your horses movement for suitability for the dressage phase of eventing. All movements are approximate, you will be not judged on your accuracy. Maximum time limit of 2.30 mins. Once the judges have concluded their dressage assessment they will ring the bell again to indicate that you must move onto the jumping phase. You will not be penalised as an error however it may affect your marks. There are 7-8 show jumps including a double combination, followed immediately by 6-8 Cross Country fences for the 4 year olds and 7-8 fences for the 5 year olds 2 penalties will be deducted for a fence down, 2 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal. You will NOT be timed for the SJ or XC Phases. Fence Heights: Max 90cm for 4yr olds | Max 1.00m for 5yr olds
For the 4 & 5yr old Championship Dressage phase as the qualifiers. Showjumping 8-10 fences The Cross Country will be marginally longer incorporating a water complex, ditch and steps. You will not be timed for SJ or XC phases. 2 penalties will be deducted for a refusal or fence down Fence Heights: Approx 90cm for 4yr olds | approx 1.05m for 5yr olds Judges: 5* FEI Judge + 5* Rider Course Designer: International Course Designers
For the 6yr old Championship Any 6yr old horse that has completed two BE novice clear rounds XC is eligible to enter the 6yr old Championship at Hickstead directly. Horses are to be judged on their paces, jumping ability, balance fluency, and perspective as a future Champion. Dressage: NEXGEN Eventing 6 year old test. Arena 20m x 60m. To be ridden at least one hour before the Jumping phases. Show jumping/XC: 8-10 fences then immediately into the Cross-country phase which will incorporate 10 - 14 fences including water, ditch & steps Fence Heights: Max:1.15m (SJ), Max:1.10m (XC)
Scoring for; Dressage: Marks will be given for walk, trot , canter, ride-ability, technical execution and general impression. The NEXGEN 6yr old eventing dressage test will include optional movements which will gain additional marks if executed correctly, please refer to the test sheet for more information. Show jumping: 2 penalties will be deducted for a fence down, 2 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal. XC: 2 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal. Time penalties and speed: 0.2 penalties awarded for every second over the optimum time in the cross country only. There will also be a Type and Suitability mark out of 10 added to the score at the end.
Judges: Dressage: One BD List 1 Judge + 5* Eventing Rider Show Jumping/XC: Course Designer: International Course Designers
COMPETITION The 4 & 5 yr olds must be ridden in a snaffle bridle only. For 6yr olds all bits/bridles must comply with British Eventing rules. Running martingale only. Front boots are permitted. NO hind boots or bandages of any kind may be worn in the 4 and 5yr old classes. Hind boots are permitted for 6 olds to comply with BS and BE rules. Jumping whip only allowed (max length 75cm). Number discs must be clearly displayed on both sides of the horse. Stallion discs must be worn. Riders to wear Cross Country dress for the entire competition. For any other rules not specifically mentioned above please refer to the BE rulebook. British Eventing approved hat and body protector only. Any falls in the ring will result in automatic elimination. Three refusals may result in compulsory retirement at the discretion of the judge. Should there be an equality of points, the combination who has the higher jumping marks across country will be placed highest. In the event of a tie of placing in that phase, the placing will be allocated according to the highest marks in the following order: 1. XC. 2. Suitability and type. 3. SJ 4. Paces
GENERAL Times will be available on www.nexgenhorses.com Times must be strictly adhered to and competitors must compete in drawn order. Failure to show up on your time may result in elimination. For entry amendments and timing requests please email email@example.com. Classes will run strictly to time allocation order. All marking is at the judges discretion. No appeals. Any judges must declare any conflict of interest with any entries in qualifiers or the Finals. Should there be there be a conflict with an entry, then that entry may only compete HC. Results will be posted online at www.nexgenhorses.com or the Equipe website. Rosettes will be given to places 1-6 (Covid 19 Permitted). Place 1-3 at the Championships will be required for mounted prize giving (Covid 19 Permitted). Prize money will be sent on via online bank transfer.
Prizes at qualifiers 1st £60 2nd £40 (when there are at least 12 entries) 3rd £25 (when there are at least 18 entries 4th £15 (when there are at least 24 entries) 5th £15 (when there are at least 30 entries) 6th £15 (when there are 36 or more entries)
QUALIFYING The number of people qualifying for the final will depend on starters for each age class. The qualifying ratio is 1 in 5 combinations. Combinations must score a minimum of 7.0 to qualify for the final. ALL finalists must be the same horse and rider combination as they were when qualifying. There will be no substitute of horse or rider allowed for the Finals. In exceptional mitigating circumstance ie; injury of original rider, substitutions may be considered by the organisers at their discretion.
The Breeder of the best British Bred horse in each class will win £300.00 at the Finals. This must be claimed by the Breeder using the Prize Money Claim Form on the website. All British bred finalist qualify for The Equine Bridge. For more information click here.
HOUSE KEEPING Please clean up after your horse and do not leave any droppings in the lorry park or stable areas. It is private property and we expect it to be left in the condition it was found. Fines will be issued to anyone not complying without exception. No dogs allowed on the Hickstead Showground.
PRIZES All prize money is listed on the NEXGEN website which will only be paid via online bank transfer after each show upon completion of a claim form. Prize money must be claimed by using the Prize Money Claim Form on the website. Prize money must be claimed within 14 days of the event you competed at. Failure to do so will result in your prize money being withheld and donated to charity.
Prizes awarded may be reduced below the number offered in the schedule by withholding lower prizes provided the following minimum numbers of prizes are awarded, but with the exception that any competitor who is eliminated or retires from the first round of the competition is not eligible to receive prize money in that competition: Up to five starters 1st prize Up to 10 starters 1st & 2nd prizes Up to 15 starters 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes Up to 20 starters 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th prizes Up to 25 starters 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th prizes Up to 30 starters 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th prizes Over 30 starters all prizes are offered.
ENTRY, PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY Entries must be paid in full at the time they are made through the online.equipe.com entry system. For entry amendments and timing requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prize money must be claimed by using the Prize Money Claim Form on the website. Prize money must be claimed within 14 days of the event you competed at. Failure to do so will result in your prize money being withheld and donated to charity. If you withdraw your entry BEFORE the closing date of entries, the entry fee will only be refunded (less a £10 admin fee). If you withdraw your entry AFTER the closing date of entries you will not be refunded. If the event is abandoned more than 7 days before competition, for any reason, 50% of your entry fee will be refunded. If the event is abandoned within 7 days of the competition date, no entry fees will be refunded. Late entries will be accepted, space permitting and are subject to an additional £10 admin fee.
PASSPORTS All horses must be vaccinated within 6 months of the competition date. Breeding details must be recorded in the horse's passport or breed papers. These are to be submitted before arrival via email. Failure to provide verified breeding may result in disqualification.