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Under 8/Under 10 National Discovery League

The Equestrian World Maynooth have been synonymous with the U8/U10 Discovery League. This exciting league is geared for our young athletes to encourage them to participate and most importantly of all, to have fun!




Kindly sponsored by Equestrian World of Maynooth


Leinster Ulster Munster Connaught
05.05 Thomastown 01.06 Enniskillen 06.05 Ballylawn 12.05 Claremorris
12.05 Midlands 09.06 Banbridge 02.06 Mallow 26.05 Athenry
08/09.06 Ballivor 14/16.06 Cavan 07.07 Bandon 09.06 Headford
09.06 Taghmon 15.06 Ballymena NEW**14.07 Clare Agricultural Show 30.06 Easkey
30.06 Ballyfoyle 06.07 Omagh 21.07 Killeady 13.07 Enniscrone
14.07 Inistioge 14.07 National Balmoral 21.07 Newcastle West 14.07 Ballina
21.07 Castlegannon 28.07 The Meadows 25.07 Dungarvan 21.07 Loughrea
28.07 Clonroche 03.08 Portmore 27.07 Corofin 07.07 Tubber


***Final at the National Championships***

CLICK HERE for the Under 8 Connaught leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 8 Leinster leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 8 Munster leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 8 Ulster leaderboard

CLICK HERE for the Under 10 Connaught leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 10 Leinster leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 10 Munster leaderboard
CLICK HERE for the Under 10 Ulster leaderboard







Rules 2019


  • The Under 8 League is for athletes who are under 8 years of age on 1st January 2019 riding 128cm ponies.  The Over 8/Under 10 League is for athletes who are over 8 and under 10 years of age on 1st January 2019 riding 128cm ponies.
  • The League will consist of 32 qualifying shows (8 per Region), the top ten from each region qualifying for the final
  • Athletes may only compete in their own Region and the top 40 (top ten from each region) Under 8 and the top Over 8/Under 10 combinations in the League and those on equal points will go forward to the National Final at the National Pony Championships. ***UPDATE*** if a rider wishes to compete in another Region due to address they may do so however, they must choose one Region only and must apply in writing to to do so before the league commences. After they have declared to compete in another Region they can no longer gain points in their own Region.
  • The height of the fences (first round) for the Under 8 League will be 60cms and for the Over 8/Under 10 League will be 70cms. 
  • Qualifiers will run under Article 238.1.1 or if 2 Phase, then Article 274.5.1. 
  • **NEW** Optimum time will apply only in the Final for Under 8 and Over 8/Under 10
  • There will be no straight jump off against the clock in any qualifier
  • Prizes will be optional for prize money or prizes in kind
  • 1 League point will be awarded for attendance, 1 point for the first clear, 1 point for second clear round at each qualifier to athlete/pony combinations (3 points in total for double clear round)
  • Athletes may compete in the Final on only one pony but if they have qualified more than one, they may select which pony they wish to jump.
  • All athletes/ponies will start the Final with zero points.
  • Athletes who qualify and subsequently compete in any Show jumping category at the RDS are not eligible to take part in the Final of this League at the National Championships.
  • Judges to judge this League as two separate competitions with two sets of results to be recorded and submitted to the office.
  • The highest placed Regional combination will be recognised at the Championships
  • Only qualified combinations may compete in the final