Judged out of 60, Marks will be given for: 10 – Jumping X 2 10 – Ride-abilty X2 Judges 2 penalties will be deducted for a fence down, 3 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal. 0.5 penalty per second over the optimum time. Top ten placed horses to jump again and scores added to first round.
FORMAT For the 4 & 5yr old Championship The Coldstream 4 & 5 yr old Show Jumping classes will be judged on suitability & type by our expert Grand Prix Show Jumping judges. To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds at: 4yr olds - 1.0m BS, or above (or country equivalent) 4yr olds will jump a course up to 1.00m with two fences at 1.05. Speed - 325m per min. 5yr olds - 1.10m BS, or above (or country equivalent) 5yr olds will jump a course up to 1.10m with two fences at 1.15. Speed - 325m per min.
Judges: Two International Grand Prix riders Course Designer: International Course Designer
For the 6yr old Championship To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds at 1.20m BS, or above (or country equivalent). To be competed under BS rules Horses will jump a course under Table A10, Height, 1.20 -1.25m, Speed - 350m per min (will NOT be judged on style & performance)
For the 7yr oldsChampionship To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds 1.30m BS, or above (or country equivalent) To be competed under BS rules Horses will jump a course under Table A10, 1.30 -1.35m - 350m per min (will NOT be judged on style & performance)
Course Designer: International Course Designer
COMPETITION The whole of the competition will take place on a surface in an arena. The 4 yr olds must be ridden in any snaffle bridle allowed under BS rules. The 4 & 5 yr olds running martingale only. For 5yr, 6yr and 7yr olds all bits/bridles must comply with BS rules. 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 & 7yr olds to comply with BS rules. Spot checks will be made on boots, spurs,and any other equipment by the Welfare Steward. This may be on any part of the showground whether there are classes running at the time or not. Jumping whip only allowed (max length 75cm). Number discs must be clearly displayed on both sides of horse. Stallion discs must be worn. For any other rules not specifically mentioned above please refer to the BS rulebook. Any falls in the ring will result in automatic elimination. Should there be an equality of points, the combination who has the higher jumping mark will be placed highest.
PRIZES AT FINAL 7yr OLD 1st £2,000 2nd £1,400 3rd £800 4th £500 5th £200 6th £100 6yr OLD 1st £2,000 2nd £1,400 3rd £800 4th £500 5th £200 6th £100 5yr OLD 1st £1,200 2nd £750 3rd £500 4th £100 5th £100 6th £100 4yr OLD 1st £1,200 2nd £750 3rd £500 4th £100 5th £100 6th £100
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. Classes will run strictly to time allocation order. All marking is at the judges discretion. No appeals. 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.
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. All British bred finalist qualify for The Equine Bridge. For more information click here.
PRIZES All prize money is listed on the NEXGEN website which will only be paid via online bank transfer after each show. Please ensure your correct bank details have been submitted when entering on online.equipe.com to receive any prize money you may win.Failure to do so will result in your prize money being withheld. Failure to send your details will result in your Prize money being withheld should you bank details not be present within 14 days of the competition. 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. To receive any prize money you must complete your bank details in the online.equipe.com system while entering to ensure prompt payment. Failure to do so will result in your prize money being withheld. 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.
COVID 19 INFORMATION
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 10 days MUST NOT attend any show. Please contact 07889112161 with any queries on the day.
On arrival all vehicles will be checked at the entrance point. No admittance to anyone not on the start list. No exceptions. A parking attendant will allocate a parking pitch. If you do need to visit the secretary please adhere to any social distancing regulations. If it is a simple question please send a Whatsapp message or ask at the stable manager's office. Hand sanitiser will be available at key contact points. Catering will be available for takeaway service at most venues. Toilets will have enhanced/hand sanitiser/soap. Please only visit the secretary office only if absolutely necessary, all information will be sent via email pack. Warm up fences will be managed in accordance with each venue's Covid19 policies.
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 will be asked to leave any of the sites.