Aims of the Youngster Tour Ireland 2021.
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 3 Show appearances on the League, running from May to the weekend before the Grand Final 9th- 12th 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 2220.127.116.11 -- Maximum 13 obstacles in both phases.
7&8 yo Horses Article 218.104.22.168--Maximum 13 obstacles in both phases.
Articles are as per 2021 Rule Book as published by SJI-Show Jumping Ireland
Youngster Tour Ireland Grand Finals
Grand Finals @ Mullingar Equestrian Centre 9-12th September 2021 - schedule to follow.
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.
SAT 1ST – JAG – FIVE STARS TOUR
MON 3RD - JAG – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SAT 8TH - DUFFYS EC - FIVE STARS TOUR ONLY
SUNDAY 16TH MAY - ROSCREA EC - 2 ARENAS YOUNGSTER TOUR & FIVE STARS
SAT 22ND – TIPPERARY EC – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 23RD - TIPPERARY EC – FIVE STARS TOUR
SUN 30TH - SCEILIG EC - YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 6TH – RAHEEN NA GUN – YOUNGSTER TOUR
MON 7TH - RAHEEN NA GUN – FIVE STARS TOUR
SAT 12TH/SUN 13TH - WEXFORD EC -TO BE CONFIRMED
SAT 19TH - GALWAY EC – YOUNGSTER TOUR & FIVE STARS TOUR
SUN 20TH - MARYVILLE EC -FIVE STARS TOUR
SUNDAY 27TH - MARYVILLE EC -YOUNGSTER TOUR
KERNAN EC - To BE CONFIRMED
SAT 3RD – CONNELL HILL – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 4TH - CONNELL HILL EC – FIVE STARS TOUR
SAT 3RD – KILLOSSERY EC – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 4TH - KILLOSSERY EC – FIVE STARS TOUR
SAT 29 – MULLINGAR EC – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 30 - MULLINGAR EC – FIVE STARS TOUR
CASTLE IRVINE - TO CONFIRM
SAT 1ST/SUN2ND - CLARE EC (MAY BE 1 OR 2 DAYS) YOUNGSTER TOUR & FIVE STARS TOUR
SAT 7TH THE MEADOWS EC – YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 8TH - THE MEADOWS EC – FIVE STARS TOUR
SUN 8TH - SCEILIG EC - 5* TOUR
MON 9TH - DUFFYS EC - YOUNGSTER TOUR
SUN 29TH - BALLYCAHANE EC - YOUNGSTER TOUR ONLY.