Aims of the Youngster Tour Ireland 2020.
Allow Irish horses of 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 yr old to compete at a level suitable for their development, during the summer season on a league format, in a Main Arena setting, then giving them a prestigious Grand Final Weekend with good prize money & additional prizes.
Allow owners/riders to market & sell direct to a client, via use of the Tour's social media platforms & the Website.
Allow owners/riders that have smaller budgets to buy Irish horses to be involved.
Encourage owners & riders to buy Irish born horses from breeders & producers
Encourage Young Riders & Amateurs to buy Irish & compete in Youngster Classes
Encourage Event Horse Producers to join the League to produce their horses.
Provide a Gala Weekend Show, Qualifiers, Grand Final & Consolation Classes, with numerous additional prizes.
Provide continuous marketing during the Tour for Sponsors via Social Media platforms & through the Youngster Tour Website.
Recreate the lost philosophy that
‘Ireland is the Land of the Horse & you come to Ireland for your new horses, from 1m to the very top levels, we have what the customer wants & we are open for business’.
CRITERIA FOR HORSES & SHOWS :
1. Showjumping Ireland registered & Department of Agriculture Approved Passports with Stallion Pedigree recorded & mare’s name & breeder recorded.
Horses with Passports from :Irish Horse Register, Connemara, WSI, Weatherbys Ireland, Leisure Horse Ireland with Pedigree Recorded are eligible to compete.
Passports are a legal requirement for travel & will be checked at Tour Shows-No Passport, No Jump.
2. Horses competing on Irish Horse Board qualifiers where they have won prize money at 2 or more Qualifiers on the League or horses competing at National GP level are not eligible for the Grand Finals Weekend or any prizes associated with the Tour Finals, but are welcome to compete on the Tour & avail of it as a marketing tool.
3. The Youngster Tour Classes will be held in the Main Arena of the Qualifier Shows, and must run as independently advertised classes, not part of any height class.
4. Minimum of 2 Show appearances on the League, running from July to the weekend before the Grand Final 10th-13th September, qualifies you to enter for the Grand Final Weekend.
5. Shows will be pre-entry on the SJI Live as per advertised by each show.
THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.
All Festival Information will be published by Mullingar Equestrian Centre.
Youngster Tour Shows :
Class Height Bands-
4 Yr Olds
Height Bands start @
80cm -90cm –in July
85cm – 1m in August
Grand Final : 90cm-1m
5 Yr Old Tour –
Modified Classes, double clear jumping, with height bands starting @
90cm – 1m in July
95cm – 1.05 in August.
Grand Final @ 1.05- 1.10m
6 Yr Old Tour
Height Bands starting @
1.05m –1.10m in July, modified.
1.05 -1.15 in August, modified
Grand Final : 1.10-1.15m
7/8 Yr Old Tour
Height Bands starting @
1.10m-1.15m in July
1.10 – 1.20m in August
Grand Final @ 1.15m – 1.25m
All courses will be built starting on a rising gradient from lowest height & finishing at the upper limit. Doubles & trebles are at the lower level. These courses should be built as a ‘Style Class’ to create positive riding & the emphasis is on Clear Round Jumping for a good record & also a video for marketing the horse.
4 yo Horses: Article 238.1.1--no jumpoff --divide prizes-- 8 single fences +1 double =10 jumping efforts.
5 yo Horses : Article 238.1.1-- no jumpoff--divide prizes-- 9 single fences +1 double = 11jumping efforts.
6 yo Horses Article 2184.108.40.206 -- Maximum 13 obstacles in both phases.
7&8 yo Horses Article 2220.127.116.11--Maximum 13 obstacles in both phases.
Articles are as per 2020 Rule Book as published by SJI-Show Jumping Ireland
Youngster Tour Ireland Festival – final schedule to be confirmed.
@ Mullingar Equestrian Centre 9-12th September, 2021
All horses will be pre-entered & the rider that rode it on the qualifying number of shows on the Tour is the rider eligible to ride it on the Grand Final Weekend. (If there is a legitimate sale or injury to the rider before the Festival weekend the owner/rider must contact the organiser before the entry is submitted for the Grand Final Weekend & a decision will be made by the Committee on the validity of the requested change of rider)
A rider can ride a maximum of 4 horse/class in the Grand Final Qualifiers & a Maximum of 2 horses in the Grand Final.
If a rider has more than 2 horses qualified for any of the 6, 7 & 8 Yr Old Grand Finals it is the highest placed horses on the Result Sheets that will go forward to the Finals. The remaining horses will go forward to the Silver Tour Finals.
In the case of the 4 & 5 Yr Old Grand Finals, if a rider has more than the quota qualified, the rider will choose the 2 horses from his qualified horses to go forward to the Grand Final. The Rider must notify the Show Office within 1 hour of the class finishing with their choice of horses to allow the next eligible combination to be notified for the Grand Final. The rider’s remaining qualified horses will go forward to the Silver Tour Final.
NOTE : Declarations for all the Finals must be made by 6pm of the evening of the each qualifier, non-declaration will see the next horse on the result sheets being offered a Grand Final Position.
All standard SJI Protocols will stand for Young Horse Classes in relation to Veterinary Checks, Stipendary Stewarding, boots, Warm Up arena fence height & warm up practices etc.
Unsportsmanlike behaviour will be dealt with by the Stipendary Stewards & the Ground Jury.
This will be advertised by Mullingar Equestrian Centre with full information on all Arenas etc.
Youngster Tour Festival 10-13th September. PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
4 Yr Old Q : All Clear Rounds qualify for the final
5 Yr Old Q :All Clear Rounds or Top 20 qualify for the Grand Final
6 Yr Old Q : Top 15 qualify for the Grand Final
7 & 8 Yr Olds : Top 15 qualify for the Grand Final
5 Yr Old Q – All Clear Rounds or Top 20 qualify for the Grand Final
6 Yr Olds Q – Top 15 qualify for the Grand Final
7 & 8 Yr Olds – Top 15 qualify for the Grand Final
4 Yr Old Final in Main Arena in the afternoon before the Autumn GP :
Sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland -e2000 + e1000 Breeders Prize (Double Clears divide prize fund)
5 Yr Old Silver Final – Sponsored by Killossery Lodge Stud - e1000 (Double Clears Divide Prize Fund)
6 Yr Old Silver Final e1000 – Sponsored by Paul O' Shea + other(Jump Off)
7 & 8 Yr Old Silver Final e1000 - Sponsored by David Blake, Pine Hollow Farm USA (Jump Off)
Day 4 – Grand Final Day
5 Yr Old Grand Final – Sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland & Jim Derwin Equestrian (Prize Fund of Euro6000 + Trophy + e1000 Breeders Prizes)
(All double Clears divide the Prize Fund )
6 Yr Old Grand Final – Prize Fund of Euro3000 + Trophy + Breeders Prize – Sponsor to be finalsied.
2 rounds, Jump Off Class
7/8 Yr Old Grand Final – Sponsored by Orpen Horses, USA - Prize Fund of Euro2000 + Breeders Prize
2 Rounds, Jump Off Class.
SAT 1ST/SUN 2ND - JAG
SAT 8TH / SUN 9TH - THE MEADOWS - THIS NEEDS TO MOVE DUE TO PONY TOUR
SUNDAY 16TH MAY - ROSCREA EC - 2 ARENAS
AWAITING A DATE - DUFFYS EC
SUN 6TH /MON 7TH - RAHEEN NA GUN
SAT 12TH/SUN 13TH - TIPPERARY EC - THIS WILL MOVE AS IT IS A CLASH WITH WEXFORD EC GP SHOW.
SAT 12TH/SUN 13TH - WEXFORD EC - GP DATE JUST ANNOUNCED. THE TOUR MAY RUN ON THIS WEEKEND - TO BE CONFIRMED
SAT 19TH - GALWAY EC
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED - KERNAN EC
SAT 3RD/SUN 4TH - CONNELL HILL EC
SAT 3RD/SUN 4TH - KILLOSSERY EC
SAT 19th/ SUN 20th - CAVAN EC
SAT 29/SUN 30 - MULLINGAR EC
DATE TO BE CONFIRMED - CASTLE IRVINE
SAT 1ST/SUN2ND - CLARE EC (MAY BE 1 OR 2 DAYS)
SAT 28TH OR SUN 29TH - BALLYCAHANE EC - YOUNGSTER TOUR ONLY.