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Horse Sport Ireland Premier Series 2021 supported by Showjumping Ireland


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2022 Dates to Follow



The duration of the show must be a minimum of two days and to include a National Grand Prix on a day prior to the Premier Series been ran.

The jumping surface must be a well prepared grass surface or an all-weather surface and the show organisers must have a means to maintain the surface to a satisfactory standard as per recommendations from course designers, show director and SJI officials.

All classes held in the main arena before the Premier Series must be pre entered to SJI head office. Show or show organisers must ensure that this class ends on time to ensure the HSI Premier Series starts on time.


The starting time of the Premier Series is to start at 3.00pm, failure to start Grand Prix’s on time will result in the venue/show being penalised to the amount of €3,000 payable to SJI.


Riders may compete on a maximum of three horses.


Each Series  will be run under Article 2382.2, with the fence height being 1.50mtr.


A fine equivalent to the entry fee will be enforced for each declared horse/rider that does not start a Series/leg. Appeals can be made up to 21 days.

If an appeal is successful, monies will be refunded by the venue.


A valid veterinary or medical certificate must be provided to the venue on or before 4.00 p.m. on the 3rd working day after the Grand Prix.


If a horse casts a shoe and a farrier is not available the horse is allowed to be withdrawn from the competition, this must be verified by an official on the day.


Substitution: With the permission of the Ground Jury a rider or horse may be substituted but not both.


Dress: must be in accordance with S.J.A.I. Rules or F.E.I. rules, if this is a prerequisite of the competition. In the latter case this must be stipulated on the Show Schedule. Riders are required to wear numbers if provided.


Appeals: An Appeal Committee can be formed ad-hoc if necessary. The Appeal Committee should consist of at least 3 officials, one of which must be a senior judge and two other Showjumping Ireland officials E.G. Senior Course Designer, Stipendiary Steward, Field Steward and not related to a party interested in the result of the objection.

Where weather conditions/ground conditions are in doubt, a panel of Officials, made up of the President of the Ground Jury, the Senior Course Builder and the Stipendiary Steward will determine if the competition should continue (a) outdoors or indoors (where indoor facilities are available) and (b) decide if the fines will be waived for that round.


Judges: A panel of 3 judges should be in place for the class made up of one Senior National or above, one National or above and one member of the SJI judge’s panel.


Starter: A Starter must be appointed who shall, in conjunction with the Ground Jury, have authority at the entrance to the arena and may stop a competitor from entering the arena improperly dressed, without the correct number, with incorrect saddlery etc.


Course Designer: The course must be designed and supervised by a member of the Senior National Panel, or above. (in accordance with SJI rules) Safety cups are compulsory in all National Grand Prix League Competitions, on the rear of all spread obstacles, both in the main arena, and the practice area. For the final course designer must be approved by the National Competitions Committee.


Live Streaming: All legs will be Live Streamed via the HSI & SJI website & social media.


In the event of a tie for first place at a round of the Series points will be awarded for first place i.e.10 points to each rider. The league table will be based on leading rider/horse combination. If there is a tie for the overall winners of the Series, the highest placed rider on the final day will be the winner. It is advised that prize money for the Series is not paid out until at least 14 days after the show.
























Prize Money €4,500 €3,000 €2,000 €1,334 €888 €592 €494 €328 €220 €144






National Champion: National Champion will be decided on the top horse/ rider combination based on all 5 legs, equal points for all legs.


Prize Fund minimum €15,000 per leg.

Overall Prize Fund for Winning athlete combination: 1st Place: €2,000, Runner Up €1,000.

Overall Breeders Prize Fund for top Irish Bred DAFM registered Horses of the series sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland: 1st €1,500, Runner Up €1,000 & Third Placed Overall €500

Grooms Prize: €100 for the winning groom at each leg.

Owners Prize: A prize will be presented to the winning owner of each leg

Young Rider: €100 Voucher for the top placed Young Rider at each leg


Rider must be present on the day of the Final to receive prize money.


Please note: Showjumping Ireland have the right to alter these rules through the season