The Spring Tour consists of 4 legs and a final which take place throughout the country at the beginning of the year. 3 of the legs are viewing classes for Fontainebleau. The tour is deemed as a preparation for the season ahead.
League Dates & Venues 2018
24th Feb Ard Chuain
3rd Mar Cavan EC = cancelled due to weather conditions
10th Mar Maryville EC
17th Mar Portmore EC
24th Mar Ennis Showgrounds (FINAL)
Please note: ALL declarations including the warm-up and 148cm 1.30m viewing classes MUST be made online with a non-refundable €10 pre entry fee per animal per class.
For Athletes hoping to qualify for Fontainebleau, please register expression of interest with Michelle in Horse Sport Ireland as soon as possible
***** CLICK HERE for selection criteria for Fontainebleau *****
Important note about Declarations
All Declarations must be done online with a €10 pre entry fee, also within the specified timeframe. Normally 10am Monday til midday Wednesday of the week preceding the show unless otherwise stated. Only pre-declared entries will be accepted.
Please note that ponies participating in the 2018 Tour must have a minimum of 30 points accumulated by 31st December 2017.
Athletes will have to declare for each round of the Tour as they do for the Pony Premier League & Starfinder League. Athletes may substitute a pony with the permission of the Ground Jury but there is no substitute of athlete allowed.
Fence Heights - 128cm 1.00m - 138cm 1.10m - 148cm 1.20m Children on Horses 1.10m/1.20m (Handicap)
1- Ponies must have a minimum of 30 SJI points by 31st December, 2017.
2- Pony Class to be run under Article 238.2.2
3- The 45 second countdown clock will be operational.
4- 3 ponies maximum per athlete per height category - 2 Horses maximum per athlete in the Children on Horse category. Athletes may substitute an animal with the permission of the Ground Jury but there is no substitution of athlete allowed.
5- Entry fee €25
6- Points for the Pony/athlete combination in the Pony League to be awarded to 6th place as follows:
1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 3, 6th 3
Children on Horses Rules
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1- Children on Horse classes to be run under Article 274.5.1(two phase) with two sections a & b.
2- All legs of the league except the last will have points for double clears (time will not be a deciding factor) 00 double clear rounds = 3 points.
3- Last leg of the League will be run against the clock as a jump off competition Article 238.2.2
In these two sections, points will be awarded to all double clears 00=3 points plus additional points for 1st, 2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th as per 1.10 horse classes & 1.20 horse class. 6,5,4,3,3,3 in both a) & b).
4- No substitution of athlete is allowed but an animal may be substituted with permission of Ground Jury.
5- The declared animal may only compete in 1 height category on the day.
*In the event of a tie in all sections, the highest animal/athlete combination placed in the final will be declared the overall league winner.*
***PLEASE NOTE - ATHLETES MUST JUMP AS PER THE START LIST - THOSE WITH MULTIPLE ANIMALS CANNOT SWITCH POSITIONS OF THEIR PONIES***
*** For 2018 there will be a league table for the warm up classes to crown an overall winner at the end of the Tour. See below criteria for further details ***
***WARM UP TOUR CRITERIA***