FORMAT For the 4 & 5yr old Qualifiers A series of movements to showcase your horses movement for suitable for the dressage phase of eventing. All movements are approximate, you will be not judged on your accuracy. 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 refusal or fence down You will NOT be timed for the SJ or XC Phases.
For the 4 & 5yr old Final A series of movements to showcase your horses movement for suitable for the dressage phase of eventing. Showjumping 8-10 fences The Cross Country will be marginally longer incorporating a water complex 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: Steve Williams
For the 6yr olds Open to 6yr old Horses who have completed 1 BE Novice clear cross country, this competition is for 6yr old Horses at Hickstead only. Horses are to be judged on their paces, jumping ability, balance fluency, and perspective as a future Champion. A series of movements to showcase your horses movement for suitability for the dressage phase of eventing. Showjumping 8-10 fences and 2 penalties will be deducted for a refusal or fence down and will be timed. The Cross country will incorporate 10 - 15 fences including water & steps over an optimum time. Fence Heights: 1.15m (SJ), 1.10m (XC)
For the 7yr olds Open to 7yr old Horses who have completed 2 BE Intermediate clear cross country, this competition is for 7yr old Horses at Hickstead only. Horses are to be judged on their paces, jumping ability, balance fluency, and perspective as a future Champion. A series of movements to showcase your horses movement for suitability for the dressage phase of eventing. Showjumping 8-10 fences and 4 penalties will be deducted for a refusal or fence down and will be timed. The Cross country will incorporate 10 - 15 fences including water & steps over an optimum time. Fence Heights: 1.25m (SJ), 1.20m (XC)
Number discs must be worn & clearly displayed on both sides of the horse. Stallions must wear Stallion discs.
Judges: 5* FEI Judge + 5* Rider Course Designer: Steve Williams
COMPETITION The whole of the competition will take place on a surface in an arena. Warm-up and competition tack as per British Eventing Rules for Novice Dressage 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 and NO hind boots or bandages of any kind may be worn, front boots are permitted. Jumping whip only allowed (max length 75cm) Number discs must be clearly displayed on both sides of horse/pony. Stallion discs must be worn. Riders to wear Cross Country dress for the entire competition. British Eventing approved hat and body protector only. Refusals will be penalised by deducting -2 from competitors score, compulsory retirement may be required at the discretion of the judge. There will be -2 deducted from the competitors score for each knock down of fence. Any falls in the ring will result in automatic elimination.
Times will be available on www.nexgenhorses.com Times must be strictly adhered to and competitors must compete in drawn order. Classes will run strictly to time allocation order. All marking is at the judges discretion. No appeals No prize giving will take place, results will be posted online at www.nexgenhorses.com Prize money will be sent on via online bank transfer. The number of people qualifying for the final will depend on entries for each age class. 1 in 4 combinations must score a minimum of 7.0 to qualify for the final. NEXGEN reserves the right to distribute wildcards at their discretion.
QUALIFICATION 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. If there is an exceptional mitigating circumstance ie; injury of original rider, this may be considered by the organisers at their discretion.
At the Final we will be offering various prizes to the Breeder of the Winning Horse, Breeder of the British Bred Horse, Breeder of the best mare. All British bred finalist qualify for The Equine Bridge.
IMPORTANT - Anyone, including riders, grooms, officials and volunteers that are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the last fourteen days MUST NOT attend the show. If you have not filled in a Track & Trace form prior to arriving, you will be required to complete Track & Trace details upon arrival. Face masks are to be worn in and around the stable area or any other parts of the premises where close contact cannot be avoided. Face masks to be worn by anyone standing in the warm up arenas.
Please contact 07889112161 with any queries on the day.
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.
ARRIVALS AND PARKING On arrival all vehicles will be checked at the entrance point. No admittance to anyone not on the start list. No exceptions.
If you have not filled in a Track & Trace form prior to arriving, you will be required to complete Track & Trace details upon arrival. Face masks are to be worn in and around the stable area or any other parts of the premises where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
Riders may be accompanied by one other person/groom, and one additional person for every additional horse entered. One owner per horse is permitted, unless owners arrive as a family from the same household or bubble. A parking attendant will allocate a parking pitch. All tacking up and preparation of horses must take place within your designated parking areas. Only visit the secretary if absolutely necessary - all information will be sent in your rider pack via email. If you do need to visit the secretary please adhere to the social distancing regulations. If it is a simple question please send a Whatsapp message or ask at the stable manager's office. 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.
COLLECTING RINGS/WARM UP Warm up fences will be managed in accordance with each venue's Covid19 policies. Face masks to be worn by anyone standing in the warm up arenas.
PRIZE MONEY All Prize money is listed on the NEXGEN website and will be paid via Bank Transfer after the show. Please ensure we have your correct bank details via Equipe or emailed to us within 14 days of the event. Failure to do so will result in your Prize money being withheld.
PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY Entries must be paid in full at the time they are made through the online.equipe.com entry system If you withdraw your entry, the entry fee can only be refunded (less a £5 admin fee) if we can replace your entry. 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.
AT THE VENUES Hand sanitiser will be available at key contact points. Catering will be available for takeaway service. Toilets will have enhanced/hand sanitiser/soap. Please only visit the secretary office only if absolutely necessary.
It is essential that the government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic regarding social distancing are strictly adhered to for the successful continuation of equestrian sports. Anyone found not adhering to these guidelines may be asked to leave any of the sites.