This page tells you a little about all of our qualifiers for this year. To find out more please click on the website button at the bottom of each description.
This year our qualifiers include
CLUB POINTS FOR CLUB AWARDS
THE ROYAL LONDON
THE SHOWING REGISTER
EQUINE SPORTS UK/GRASSROOTS
SENIOR SHOWING AND DRESSAGE LTD
THE SUNSHINE TOUR
Please see below for more information.
CLUB POINTS FOR CLUB AWARDS
Points and Championships explained
Points will be awarded to members for all classes at all shows. To qualify for a trophy at our annual presentation awards night you must have competed in a specified class at three shows or more.
Points will be accumulated for each horse/rider combination on the following basis.
1st Place – 6 points 4th Place – 3 points
2nd Place – 5 points 5th Place – 2 points
3rd Place – 4 points 6th Place – 1 point
Overall Points Awards for - Lead Rein / First Ridden / Junior / Senior / Veteran. Champion & Reserve Champion for each category.
Points will only be awarded to members and will not be awarded retrospectively to anyone joining part way through the season.
Points standings will not be given out/discussed during the season.
Please ask the appropriate committee member if you are unsure of the points system.
Presentation Dance Evening 14th November 2020
STARS - CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Show Teams and Rising Stars Champion of Champions is the brainchild of 35 year old Sarah Harrison. STARS established in 2018 is an inaugural competition that normally takes place over a weekend at the end of the season every year at Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool. This new “end-of-season” Champion of Champions horse show event will give many young and aspiring equestrians something to aim for and to represent the Clubs which they ride for. What a true honour.A total of 60 Riding and Pony Clubs from cross the country have affiliated to STARS Champion of Champions for 2020 and it is anticipated that the event will grow in future years – maybe even holding regional events.Sarah believes this event will bring together the best of the best who will go head-to-head to be crowned Champion; with a chance to win not only the joy of victory for individual riders, but also financial reward and prestige of being crowned the STARS Supreme Riding Club of the Year. This will be done in such a manner as to make it fair whether you represent a large or smaller club – the top ten results from each section will be used and totalled to bring you your eventual Champion,
THE SHOWING REGISTER (TSR)
TSR is for everyone who shows ridden and in hand horses and ponies from Hunters to Natives, Grandmas’ to Tiny Tots we cover the lot!
Passionate about showing we are here to encourage, support and innovate.
THE ROYAL LONDON SHOW
The Royal London Show is a Championship Show for all types of horses and ponies. Anyone is eligible to compete,provided that they have qualified for entry by being placed in a qualifying class and registered with the International Showing Society. Qualifying classes are held at nearly 300 qualifying shows all over the country throughout the season. The show is pitched at those exhibitors who are perhaps not quite good enough to qualify for HOYS or Olympia, but we also welcome those who have qualified, who want to have a “practice run” before their big day.
The Northern Counties Pony Association was formed in 1964 with a small number of branches, this has now risen to 10, covering an area from Cumbria and Durham in the North down to Shropshire and Leicester in the South and including most counties in between.
On joining the NCPA, members can choose one of the eleven Branches to which their membership will be attached. Most Branches hold a number of shows and events each year. These vary as each Branch is responsible for its own calendar of events and functions. Every member of the NCPA is entitled to reduced entry fees at all of the various NCPA Shows. This website will provide you with everything you need to know from how to join, show dates, qualifiers, how to become a Judge and much more.
Equifest has now firmly established itself as one of the largest competing events in the UK’s equestrian calendar. It has earned its place as a major festival favourite – fun for both competitor and visitor alike. Founded in 2008, it has significantly grown and now attracts over 10,000 riders and visitors that come each year, to compete, watch, learn and buy.
Held every August at the East of England Showground
Senior Showing and Dressage Ltd. (SSADL) is the only series that caters exclusively for home produced senior ponies and horses with the Grand Final Championship at Olympia as the pinnacle of the season’s shows.
SSADL is managed and co-ordinated exclusively by a friendly team of individuals that provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise from the equine world. We also pride ourselves in providing highly respected accredited judges from a broad equestrian spectrum to officiate at our first and second round showing qualifiers that form the route to the most prestigious prize to compete at Olympia
This competition is open to traditional mares, geldings and CHAPS (UK) graded stallions, four years old or over, to be registered in, and complying with the showing requirements of, the main body of the stud books of the Coloured Horse and Pony Society CHAPS (UK) or the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA).
Stallions are required to wear CHAPS UK stallion discs in order to compete.
All Riders and owners must be Members of the Coloured Horse and Pony Society, The Showing Register or the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association.
CHAPS(UK) offer CHAPS(UK) Championship Show qualifiers, CHAPS/BSPS Winter Restricted Qualifiers, CHAPS/ PUK Qualifiers, HOYS Qualifiers, Stallion and mare gradings, youngstock evaluations, our magazine "World of Colour" for our members, Junior Bursary, Regional Shows, Championship Show (with gala evenings and mad discos), Xmas Ball, merchandise (which can also be found on our roving trade stand), free issues of "Showing World" sent automatically and lots more. That is besides being a DEFRA approved stud book and Passport Issuing Office, passports being issued to both members and non-members alike.
THE SUNSHINE TOUR
Sunshine Tour Championship of Equestrian Competition
The most fun and exciting championship series in the UK for novice, amateur and unaffiliated riders, handlers, horses and ponies. Featuring Dressage, Show Jumping, Showing and Eventers Challenges for juniors & seniors, held at the most famous UK showground, The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead on 17th-20th September 2020.
Trailblazers provides unaffiliated competitors with an opportunity to qualify and compete at the Trailblazers Championship Finals. With no membership fee competitors can choose what level to compete at, in any or all of the following disciplines held at approximately 60 venues across the UK:
• Combined Training • Dressage • Showing and Working Hunter • Show Jumping
Trailblazers competitions in all disciplines can be treated as simply unaffiliated classes – just pay the entry fee in order to compete.
Equine Sports UK Limited (ESUK) is a company that has been created to give the weekend and grassroots riders their very own Championships. We take the spirit of our Grassroots Championships very seriously, competitors who do not abide by our rules and are found not to be competing at 'grassroots level' will be disqualified.
The aim of UK Riders is to give the unaffiliated competitor the opportunity to take part in a UK National Championship. The 2020 Championships will be held on 15- 16 August at Weston Lawns. Qualifiers are held around the UK in dressage, showjumping and showing.
UK Riders is run by experienced equestrian event organiser, Becky McCormack, who has a strong vision for the future. Becky has a passion for grassroots riding and strives to provide a professionally run event within a supportive, fun and encouraging environment.