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The Underwriting Exchange National Grand Prix League

The Underwriting Exchange National Grand Prix League is the cornerstone of the national calendar. The leagues travels around all four corners of the country with a lucrative overall league winner.

€100 One4All Voucher for the top placed Young Rider at each leg of the National Grand Prix will be kindly sponsored by Showjumping Ireland Junior & Young Rider Committee. 


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National Grand Prix 2020


Saturday, 25th April - Portmore

Sunday, 3rd May - JAG Equestrian

Saturday, 9th May - Barnadown 

Sunday 17th May - Cavan Equestrian

Saturday 23rd May - Ballinasloe

Sunday 7th June - Ballivor

Sunday 14th June - Wexford

Saturday 20th June – Cork Summer Show 

Saturday 27th June - Flavours Of Fingal

Sunday 28th June - Charleville

Wednesday 1st July - Tattersalls

Saturday 4th July Omagh

Sunday 5th July Clonmel

Thursday 9th July – Bannow & Rathangan

Sunday 12th July - Coilog

Sunday 26th July - Maryville

Saturday 1st August Mullingar

Riverlodge TBC

Saturday 15th August National Balmoral

Sunday 23rd August The Meadows 
























Classes run prior to the National Grand Prix League in the main arena may only be finals or competitions with limited numbers. A Start List will be available from the Show Secretary for the National Grand Prix League, and competitors will jump in drawn order only.

The National Grand Prix League is to start at 3.00pm with a leeway of 30 minutes.


All declarations must be made to the S.J.A.I. Head Office.

  1. Week-end shows: Declarations will open at 10.00am on the preceding Monday and close at 4.00pm the preceding Thursday.
  2. Mid-week shows: Declarations will open one week prior to the National Grand Prix date with SJAI head Office and close as prescribed by the Show Organisers and printed in the Show Schedule.

ALL declarations require full entry fee and can ONLY be accepted online through 


Draw: The draw for each Grand Prix will be seeded and drawn in order of league standing.


Fines: A fine equivalent to the entry fee will be enforced for each declared horse/rider that does not start a National Grand Prix League competition.

Appeals can be made up to 21 days but fines MUST be paid within the 14 day period.

If an appeal is successful, monies will be refunded.

A valid veterinary or medical certificate must be provided to the SJI Head Office on or before 4.00pm 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 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.I. Rules, or F.E.I. rules, if this is a prerequisite of the Show. In the latter case this must be stipulated on the Show Schedule.


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.

Point’s allocation for the Showjumping Ireland National Grand Prix League



















































Prizes: Prize money shall be awarded for minimum 1 place for every five starters, with a minimum of 10 prizes.


In the event of a tie for first place at a specific Grand Prix League round, points will be awarded for first place (ie: 10 each) as this is deemed as a win to both combinations. Therefore points to be allocated to the third place combination are for third place and so on.

In the event of a tie for the leading combination of the National Grand Prix League, the combination with the most National Grand Prix League wins will be deemed the winner, if a tie remains, the combination with the most second placings in the National Grand Prix League will be used to decide the overall winner of the National Grand Prix League.


All rounds carry equal points, including final leg.


Overall Prize Fund:

  • 1st place combination €3,000
  • 2nd place combination €2,000
  • 3rd place combination €1,000
  • Leading Owner 1,000


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