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New Heights Champions Series

The New Heights Champions Series will be held at nine locations throughout the year, boasting an overall prize fund of €105,000. 

We are delighted to have TRM & Horse Sport Ireland sponsoring this competition. 

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New Heights Champions Series 2018

 DateShowStart List
1 22-AprMEC Spring Championships TRM/New Heights Champions Series
2 29-AprPortmore Spring Championships TRM/HSI New Heights Champions series GP
3 27-MayBallinasloe Grand Prix Weekend TRM / HSI New Heights Champion Series
4 07-JulOmagh Show TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series GP
5 22-JulTattersalls Ward Union Summer Show 13. TRM/HSI NEW HEIGHTS CHAMPIONS SERIES
6 29-JulMaryville 3 Day Summer Horse Tour TRM/HSI New Heights Champions Series
7 05-AugMullingar New Heights Champion Series & National Grand Prix Show 14 TRM/ HSI New Heights Champion Series
8 02-SepBarnadown Showjumping Irish Breeders Classic Show TRM/HSI New Heights Champion Series





The Meadows (NHCS)


Portmore (NHCS)




Omagh Show (NHCS)


Tattersalls (NHCS)


Maryville Stables (NHCS)


Mullingar Equestrian (NHCS)


Irish Breeders Classic FINAL OF NGP &NHCS
























The duration of the show must be a minimum of two days and to include a National GP on a day prior to the NHCS 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 New Heights Champions Series must be pre entered to SJI head office. Show or show organisers must ensure that this class ends on time to ensure the New Heights Champions Series  starts on time.

The starting time of the New Heights Champions Series  is to start at 3.00pm, with a leeway of 30 minutes failure to start Grand Prix’s on time will result in the venue/show forfeiting €3,000 from SJI.

Riders may compete on a maximum of three horses.

Each New Heights Champions Series  will be run under Article 273.2.2/, at least 25% of the starting number to be brought back for the second round as per the placing’s in the first round, with the fence height being 1.50mtr.

Under Article 292N.1.7, shows may only charge a non-refundable fee in advance of show for entries, such fee is a one off fee of €10 per animal per class except for National GP, New Heights Champions Series, Spring & Autumn GP and National Pony & Young Rider  Championships where full entry fee must be paid. Therefore, full entry will be required for the New Heights Champions Series .

Entry fees- to be capped at €125 for the Grand Prix and capped at €50 for the National GP or a Global Entry fee of €150.

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

If an appeal is successful, monies will be refunded.

A valid veterinary or medical certificate must be provided to the S.J.I. Head Office 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.

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.

The following names must be available to the Grand Prix Coordinator one week prior to the Show: Ground Jury, Commentator, Starter, Appeal Committee, Sponsor and Course Designer.


In the event of a tie for first place at a round of the New Heights Champions 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 winner of the New Heights Champions Series, the highest placed rider on the final day will be the winner

The winner of the New Heights Champions Series will be crowned National Champion.

It is advised that prize money for the New Heights Champions Series  is not paid out until at least 14 days after the show.

Prize money/points will be awarded as follows: 






















































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

Breeders Prize Fund for overall top Irish Bred Horses of series: 1st: €2,500, 2nd: €1,500, 3rd: €1,000

Grooms Prize: €200 for the winning groom at each leg and €1,000 to the overall leading groom of the series

Young Rider: €100 TRI Voucher for the top placed Young Rider at each leg and €200 TRI voucher for the top placed Young Rider at the final.

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


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

Individual Invitations – CSIO5* / CSIYH1* Dublin 2018

The top two rider/horse combinations in the ‘New Heights Champions Series’, following Tattersalls Show on the 22nd of July 2018, will be invited by the RDS to compete as Irish Individual riders.  The rider/horse combinations top 3 results out of 6 legs will count towards the RDS invitation.