If a Show cancels due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, another venue can only be authorised by Regional Secretary.
As agreed with our sponsors all Grand Prix Legs must start on time @ 2 P.M. (per original rules). This is critical to facilitate making results available on time for maximum press coverage, also to ensure alignment with sponsor availability for the presentation ceremony.
ShowjumpingIreland wishes to strongly emphasise to Show Organisers, the need to start classes on time and to ensure they run in a timely manner without delay. There is also a strong onus and duty on riders to co-operate by coming into the ring to compete when requested by the Judges and/or to do so.
Failure to comply with these requests may result in a Judge or Starter having to exert their authority as may be required to assist with the running of a class. In this regard the ShowjumpingIreland also wishes to advise Judges that they have a duty to the sport to implement the rules fairly and thereby play their part in avoiding unnecessary delays.
Where Amateur classes are concerned it should be noted that these types of classes (A and AA combined) must be run as one competition and results should not be split as has occurred in some situations in previous years. The results should be recorded as one overall class to ensure that the correct allocations of Amateur rider's points are awarded. Confusion has arisen in the past whereby Amateur classes have been divided where in fact they should be combined.
Show Secretaries please note that any change to a schedule must be done 5 working days in advance of the show and can only amend / add 1 class to the schedule. The addition of a class can only be made for standalone shows not for any leagues.
The maximum attendance which organisers of league shows can request, in order for competitors to gain qualification for the final, is 50% of total number of shows in the league excluding the final.
Modified Two Phases Competition - Article 274.8.N.
These competitions may be run all year at League shows only at the Organiser’s discretion, where athletes with faults in the first round (without a dismount) may continue to jump a second round in training mode. (Restricted to 80cms -1.30m classes only)
Show Organisers must identify such competitions clearly in the SJAI schedule as “modified”.
All competition tickets and result sheets must clearly identify the class with an (M) after the competition type e.g. 1.00m (M)
See also Article 308N.2
Public Interest Events
In an effort to put fun back into show jumping for pony riders, the SJI is encouraging Shows to consider running some of the following classes:
Relay Competitions, fault and out, hit & hurry, Top Score, Take your own line, Accumulator.