Qualification at BS shows of Double clear Rounds for 4yr olds (Discovery) 5yr olds (Newcomer) and 6yr olds (Foxhunter) from 1st January will culminate in a final at Hickstead in September. Courses will be 10 - 12 show jumps of BS Standard at 1.0 m for 4 yr olds, 1.10 m for 5yr old (plus 2 fences at 1.20 m) & 1.20 m for 6 yr olds with 2 fences at 1.30 m.
There are 5 qualifiers around the country where competitors will perform simple Dressage movements to showcase paces. They will also Jump a Series of 7 - 8 Show jumps 90 cm (4 yr olds) & 1 . 0 m (5 yr olds) followed by 6 - 8 XC Fences. The final will see an extended cross country course for all ages. There will also be a 6 yr old competition, open to horses that have completed two BE novices double clear.
The Coldstream 4, 5 & 6yr old Show Jumping class for young horses at Hickstead will be judged under BS Single Phase, with a short timed section at the same height and on Style & Performance by our expert Grand Prix judges.
To qualify horses must jump 2 rounds at: 4yr olds - 1.0m BS or above 5yr olds - 1.10m BS or above 6yr olds - 1.20m BS or above
At Hickstead: 4yr olds will jump a course up to 1.00m with two fences at 1.05 5yr olds will jump a course up to 1.10m with two fences at 1.15 6yr olds will jump a course up to 1.20 -1.25
All jumping will be jumped on a surface.
Courses designed by Intl Course Builder Steve Williams
NEXGEN is a new initiative in the UK for giving 4, 5 & 6yr old Young Horses the chance to compete against each other in their chosen discipline. We are offering the opportunity to further their careers on The Equine Bridge and recognising British Breeders as never before.