The Spring Tour consists of 5 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 2019
- 2nd March - Ard Chuain
- 16th March - Cavan
- 30th March - Portmore
- 31st March - The Meadows
- 13th April - Raheen Na Gun
- 27th April - Maryville
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.
128 Warm Up Tour Leaderboard
138 Warm Up Tour Leaderboard
148 Warm Up Tour Leaderboard
** For Warm Up Tour Please Note: Points are awarded as per rules at the time of the competition. If a rider is then placed at a later leg of the Main Spring Tour they will be removed from the list prior to the final. Points will go down the line from the leg at which the original rider gained theirs.
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 2019 Tour must have a minimum of 30 points accumulated by 31st December 2018.
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, 2018
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
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***
***The warm up classes league will continue in 2019 to crown an overall winner at the end of the Tour. See below criteria for further details ***
***WARM UP TOUR CRITERIA***