Horse Sport Ireland sponsored Combined Training Challenge.

Objective:

Encourage members of other affiliates to compete.

Encourage the use of correct training on the flat and jumping.

 

Discipline membership:

Qualifiers are open to members of Dressage Ireland, Eventing Ireland, Show Jumping Ireland, Pony Club, Irish Pony Society, Riding Clubs.

All riders must hold a minimum membership of the above and be registered at time of entry and competing. Riders must declare which discipline they are registered with at time of entry stating their membership number.

There is no requirement for a horse to be registered to participate in qualifiers, however must abide by Dressage Ireland rules in relation to age and vaccinations.

Regardless of membership in other disciplines, qualified combinations competing in the Finals must hold a minimum of a Dressage Ireland membership by close of entries for the Final.

 

Eligibility for qualifying competitions:

Qualifiers are open to horses/ponies at all level or grade below the following

  • Showjumping not above 1.20
  • Eventing not above 2*
  • Dressage not above Advanced Medium

Children may ride horses from the beginning of the calendar year in which the age of 12 is reached.

 

Levels of competition:

  1. BD Dressage Prelim Test 2 Show Jumping – Maximum height 80cm
  2. BD Dressage Prelim Test 18 Show Jumping – Maximum height 90cm
  3. BD Novice Test 24 Show Jumping – Maximum height 1m
  4. BD Novice Test 34 Show Jumping – Maximum height 1m 10cm

Horses/ ponies may compete together however if entries warrant it classes may be split in to two sections; Ponies 148 and under and horses over 149cm.

The dressage & jumping phases must be ridden in this order – dressage phase first then showjumping.

The same horse and rider must compete both phases.

A horse/pony may not compete in more than two classes on the same day.

Elimination from one phase involves elimination from the whole competition. However, if eliminated in the dressage, a rider may ask permission from the organiser to participate in the Show Jumping phase HC

 

Qualifiers:

Qualifying period from 16th July until three weeks before final.

Entry fee = £20 per horse/rider combination + £5 temporary membership to Dressage Ireland. (Temporary membership is a daily one off payment for Unregistered members)

 

Rules:

1 – Dressage phase:

The dressage phase is run in accordance with DI rules.

Dress is as per DI rules

DI listed dressage judges are required

2 – Showjumping Phase:

To run in accordance with SJI rules.

  • a) Dress is as per SJI rules
  • b) A Show Jumping judge is required
  • c) Course to consist of eight to twelve Fences.
  • d) Courses must include up to two doubles on one or two strides. If doubles are included only a vertical as the second part may be used.
  • e) Distances will be altered for ponies,
  • f) There must not be any related distances less than five strides on the approach or
  • following any double.
  • g) There should not be any 3 stride related distance anywhere in the course.

 

Scoring of the competition:

The marks for the dressage phase are totalled in the normal manner.

Any faults incurred in the jumping phase are deducted from the marks awarded for the dressage phase.

The winner is the combination with the highest score.

Showjumping faults judged under SJI rules

  • Knock down – 4 faults;
  • First refusal – 4 faults;
  • Second refusal (anywhere on course) – 8 faults;
  • Third refusal (anywhere on course) – Elimination;
  • Fall (anywhere on course) – Elimination;
  • Rounds are not timed however there is a maximum time allowed of 2 minutes;
  • All other faults as SJI rule book.

In the event of equality:

If the final score gives equality of marks to two or more competitors, the classification is decided by the highest marks for the dressage test. If there is still equality, the combination with the highest collectives in the dressage wins.

If still equal after the above has been applied, then equal placings should be awarded.

 

Qualification for the Horse Sport Ireland Combined Training Challenge:

  • Top two horse/rider combinations will qualify from each class for the championship;
  • A combination may only qualify for one of the finals;
  • Qualification will pass down if either combination in the top two are already qualified;
  • Wildcards may be issued for classes if warranted.

 

Final:

  • Number of horses qualified for Final = 112;
  • Venue for Final: Barnadown;
  • Date for Final: Sunday 28th October.

 

Entry fee:

€30.00 plus membership to Dressage Ireland;

A combination may only qualify for one of the finals.

 

Prize fund per class at Finals:

  • 1st– €600
  • 2nd– €450
  • 3rd– €300
  • 4th– €200
  • 5th– €150
  • 6th– €100
  • 7th– €100

HSI sponsored Combined Training Challenge Leg 1
DATE: Sunday 26th August 2018 Venue: Portmore Equestrian Centre.
Show Co-ordinator:  T.B.C. Contact No.: T.B.C.
Schedule: Dressage Test: Show Jumping Height:
Class 1: BD Preliminary 2 [S] 80cm max.
Class 2: BD Preliminary 18 [S] 90cm max.
Class 3: BD Novice 56 [S] 1.00m max.
Class 4: BD Novice 34 [S] 1.10m max

HSI sponsored Combined Training Challenge Leg 2
DATE: Sunday 7th October 2018 Venue: Gransha Equestrian Centre.
Show Co-ordinator:  T.B.C. Contact No.: T.B.C.
Schedule: Dressage Test: Show Jumping Height:
Class 1: BD Preliminary 2 [S] 80cm max.
Class 2: BD Preliminary 18 [S] 90cm max.
Class 3: BD Novice 24 [S] 1.00m max.
Class 4: BD Novice 34 [S] 1.10m max
Closing date for entries: Sat 29th September 2018.
 Click HERE for Entries!

Riders must declare which discipline they are registered with at time of entry stating their membership number.

There is no requirement for a horse to be registered to participate in qualifiers, however must abide by Dressage Ireland rules in relation to age and vaccinations.