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ISH Stud Book Classes

 

CRITERIA

Venues/Dates:

  • Louth County – 22nd & 23rd April
  • Barnadown – 6th & 7th May
  • Cavan – 12th & 14th May
  • Galway Equestrian Centre – 19th & 20th May
  • Mullingar – 4th & 5th June
  • Tattersalls – 22nd & 23rd  July
  • Maryville Stables – 29th & 30th July
  • The Meadows – 18th & 20st August

 

Notes on 2017 Series:

  • Classes for 5 year olds, 6 year olds and 7 year olds will be held at selected venues throughout Ireland.
  • Entries for all ISH SJ classes are on a PRE-ENTRY basis and, for 2017, must be made through the SHOWJUMPING IRELAND ONLINE SYSTEM. No other form of entry will be accepted. Please ensure your entries are made before close of entries as outlined in the show schedules and the SJI bulletin. Entries will open at 10am on the preceding Monday and close at 4pm on Thursday. All entries require a €10 pre-booking fee and can ONLY be accepted online. 
  • Declarations for the finals at each leg must be made within one hour of the conclusion of the qualifier class.
  • Important note on horse and rider combinations – horses must be jumped by the same rider in both the qualifiers and the finals at each show.
  • Riders must go in ‘order of go’ as dictated by the start list.
  • A reserve system will not operate for these classes.
  • Failure to comply with Showjumping Ireland rules, the ground jury, starter or stipendiary steward may result in disqualification.
  • To improve administration of prize money, for 2017 owners and/or riders are asked to submit bank details to Nadia Rea by email nrea@horsesportireland.ie or by post to the HSI offices, in order to facilitate online payment.
  • It is the responsibility of riders and owners to familiarise themselves with ALL criteria detailed in this document.

Eligibility:

  • All horses registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed code ISH, and with sire and dam documented on their passport, are eligible to compete.
  • To check if your horse is eligible to compete please contact Nadia Rea in Horse Sport Ireland (Tel: 045 854543, Email: nrea@horsesportireland.ie)

5 Year Olds:

  • At each of the selected legs of the Series, there will be a qualifier class leading to a final (to be held on the second day of the show).
  • At all legs of the series except The Meadows, the qualifier class will run as a two phase class with the second round against the clock (Article 274/5.3). The top 25 OR all double clears will qualify for the final. However, time will only be used to decide the combinations that have qualified for the finals, where there are less than 25 double clears. The win and associated prize money in the qualifier classes will be divided between the double clears and/or horses on equal faults.
  • At all legs of the series except The Meadows, the final class will be run as a jump-off class not against the clock (Article 238/1.1). The second round will be run as a jump-off not against the clock. Horses must go clear in the first round to jump in the second round. The winner will be determined by faults. Where there are horses on equal faults, the win will be divided.
  • At the final leg (The Meadows), the qualifier class will be run as a two phase class with the second round against the clock (Article 274/5.3). The top 25 horses will qualify for the final.
  • At the final leg (The Meadows), the final class will be run as a jump-off class (Article 238/2.2, Table A with one jump-off).
  • Course builders will be asked to set the courses at 350m/min.
  • Up to and including the first four legs, the suggested heights will be 1m15 for the qualifier classes and 1m20 for the final classes. For the remaining legs, the suggested heights will be 1m20 for the qualifier classes and 1m25 for the final classes.
  • Only non-performance enhancing hind boots may be worn in these classes. If riders do not wish to use the boots as specified in the SJI Boot Rule see picture attached, then no hind boots or bandages of any kind will be permitted, failure to comply with this rule will lead to elimination of horse and rider combination.
  • SJI boot stewards will be in attendance at each leg of the Series to check and swab test boots.
  • Martingales are allowed but must be correctly fitted.

6 Year Olds:

  • At each leg of the Series, there will be a qualifier class leading to a final (to be held on the second day of the show).
  • At the first four legs of the series, the qualifier class will run as a two phase class with the second round against the clock (Article 274/5.3). The top 25 OR all double clears will qualify for the final. However, time will only be used to decide the combinations that have qualified for the finals, where there are less than 25 double clears. The win and associated prize money in the qualifier classes will be divided between the double clears and/or horses on equal faults.
  • At the last four legs the qualifier classes will be run as a two phase class with the second phase against the clock (Article 274/5.3). The top 25 horses will qualify for the final.
  • At the first four legs the final classes will be run as a jump-off class not against the clock (Article 238/1.1). The second round will be run as a jump-off not against the clock. Horses must be clear in the first round to jump in the second round. The winner will be determined by faults. Where there are horses on equal faults, the win will be divided.
  • At the remaining legs the final classes will be run as a jump-off class (Article 238/2.2, Table A with one jump-off).
  • Course builders will be asked to set courses at 350 m/min.
  • The height bands of 1m25 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m30 to the final classes up to and including the first four legs of the series.
  • The height bands of 1m30 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m35 to the final classes for the remaining legs of the series.
  • Only non-performance enhancing hind boots may be worn in these classes. If riders do not wish to use the boots as specified in the SJI Boot Rule see picture attached, then no hind boots or bandages of any kind will be permitted, failure to comply with this rule will lead to elimination of horse and rider combination.
  • SJI boot stewards will be in attendance at each leg of the Series to check and swab test boots.
  • An open water jump with poles over it (not a Liverpool) will be an obstacle in the Irish Sport Horse Show jumping series in 2017, please familiarise your horse to jump such an obstacle.

7 Year Olds:

  • At each leg of the Series, there will be a qualifier class leading to a final (to be held on the second day of the show).
  • The qualifier class will be run as a two phase class with the second round against the clock (Article 274/5.3). The top 25 horses will qualifier for the final.
  • The final class will be run as a jump-off class (Article 238/2.2, Table A with one jump-off).
  • Course builders will be asked to set the courses at 350 m/min.
  • The height bands of 1m30 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m35 to the final classes up to and including the first four legs of the series.
  • The height bands of 1m35 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m40 to the final classes for the last remaining legs of the series.
  • Only non-performance enhancing hind boots may be worn in these classes. If riders do not wish to use the boots as specified in the SJI Boot Rule see picture attached, then no hind boots or bandages of any kind will be permitted, failure to comply with this rule will lead to elimination of horse and rider combination.
  • SJI boot stewards will be in attendance at each leg of the Series to check and swab test boots.
  • An open water jump with poles over it, (not a Liverpool) will be an obstacle in the Irish Sport Horse Show jumping series from 2017, please familiarise your horse to jump such an obstacle.

 

Ground Conditions:

 

  • Where adverse weather conditions occur in the week leading up to any of the legs of the Series, an SJI regional representative will be asked to make a final decision on the ground conditions by 12 noon the day before the first qualifier is due to commence.
  • Should the ground conditions be deemed to be unsuitable for jumping, the classes shall be moved to an all-weather surface or cancelled. Notification will be provided by SJI to the riders by 2pm on the day prior to the qualifier.
  • In the case where the National Grand Prix or Premier Series is called off due to weather conditions, all Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping classes must be called off also.

Prize money:

  • At each leg except The Meadows there will be €9,500 in prize money on offer. There will be €3,500 on offer for the 5 year olds (€350 for the qualifiers and €3,150 for the finals), €3,000 on offer for the 6 year olds (€300 for the qualifiers and €2,700 for the finals) and €3,000 on offer for the 7 year olds (€300 for the qualifiers and €2,700 for the finals).
  • Prize money in all classes will be awarded down to sixth place. In the case of equal placings, prize money will be divided.
  • At the final leg of the Series (The Meadows), there will be a total of €13,550 on offer. As at the other legs, there will be €3,500 on offer for the 5YO classes, €3,000 on offer for the 6YO classes and €3,000 on offer for the 7YO classes. In addition, there will be €1,500 on offer in League prizes (€500 to the winners of each of the three Leagues) and €2,550 on offer in Breeder prizes (€650 to the breeders of the winners of each of the three Leagues, €200 to the breeders of the winners of each of the three finals).
  • Prize winners must take part in the prize giving ceremony (Article 248/5).
  • Prize money breakdown:
    • 5YO qualifier prize money: 1st €115, 2nd €75, 3rd €55, 4th €40, 5th €35, 6th €30
    • 5YO final prize money: 1st €1,040, 2nd €690, 3rd €470, 4th €380, 5th €315, 6th €255
    • 6YO qualifier prize money: 1st €100, 2nd €65, 3rd €45, 4th €35, 5th €30, 6th €25
    • 6YO final prize money: 1st €890, 2nd €595, 3rd €405, 4th €325, 5th €270, 6th €215
    • 7YO qualifier prize money: 1st €100, 2nd €65, 3rd €45, 4th €35, 5th €30, 6th €25
    • 7YO final prize money: 1st €890, 2nd €595, 3rd €405, 4th €325, 5th €270, 6th €215
    • League prizes: Winner €500 per League
    • Breeder League prizes: Winner €650 per League
    • Breeder Final Leg prizes: Winner €200 per final at last leg
  • In the case where one leg of the series is cancelled the prize money for that leg will be redistributed in proportion over the remaining legs of the series.
  • In the case where the last leg of the series is cancelled the prize money will be redistributed to the league winners.

 

 

Points/League System:

  • The Series will be run as a League with points being awarded at each leg in the final classes only (second day).
  • For 2017, the final leg of the Series (The Meadows) will NOT be restricted to combinations who have gained points throughout the Series but will be open to all eligible horses.
  • League points for 5 year olds: Double clear – 5 points, Clear (first round) – 2 points.
  • League points for 6 year olds: Double clear – 5 points, Clear (first round) – 2 points.
  • League points for 7 year olds: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 3, 6th 2, 7th 1, 8th 1, 9th 1, 10th 1
  • League points will strictly apply to horse/rider combinations. No transfer of points will be allowed.
  • In the event of equality of points in the Leagues, the final placings will be determined by places achieved at the final leg (The Meadows).

FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, Lanaken 2017:

  • The FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championship selection criteria will be published separately, on the Horse Sport Ireland website.

Notes:

  • Horse/rider combinations entered to compete in these classes are strictly limited to warming up in the designated practice arenas. Any rider found in breach of this rule by the SJI steward will be eliminated from the class.
  • NO Temporary Tickets are allowed in these classes.
  • Supplementary Tickets are allowed in these classes (at the cost of €40 on top of the entry fee).
  • In the case of ineligibility in terms of age and breeding, ‘Hors Concours’ entries will NOT be allowed.
  • A Senior National Judge and National Judge must form part of the Ground Jury for all classes held as part of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series.
  • A Senior National Course Builder (or above) must be in place for all classes held as part of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Showjumping Series.
  • A SJI steward should be present in the practice arena for the duration of the Studbook classes;
  • All rounds of all classes in the Series must be timed.
  • For further information, please contact Nadia Rea in Horse Sport Ireland (Tel: 045 854543, Email: nrea@horsesportireland.ie).