Show Jumping

The Sunshine Tour Show Jumping Championships cater for for all levels of rider with classes from cross poles and lead rein riders to 1.05m for accomplished riders.‘ Mini Tour’ is for starters, ‘Small Tour’ for those jumping at the lower heights and ‘Grand Tour’ for the more experienced/ambitious combinations!

The 2018 Show Jumping Championships are being held on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

You can compete at your local show, regular show centre or Pony Club or Riding Club between 1st January and 22nd July to qualify. Here’s what you need to know

Here’s what you need to know …..

  • RULES & RESTRICTIONS

    Restrictions 2018 – Show Jumping

    The spirit of this competition as an amateur & unaffiliated championship is very important to us as organisers, to our sponsors and to our competitors, so we request that all participants respect the spirit of restrictions not just the letter of the law. If you find that you are overqualified for the class that you qualified in, you can voluntarily upgrade to a higher level class. Horses/riders that have more than the allowed points or placings, but NONE earned in the previous 3 years (from 30th September 2018) are eligible to compete. If in doubt contact HQ for clarification.

    This championship is for unaffiliated and amateur riders with unaffiliated and novice horses/ponies.

    Professionals and professionally produced combinations are excluded from competing in the Sunshine Tour. Our definition of a ‘professional’ is someone who makes some or all of their living:
    • Riding, training, schooling or competing horses/ponies.
    • Buying and/or selling or breaking in horses.
    • Teaching and/or training riders (see exception below).
    • Judging showing classes (see details with each Tour).

    People may work with horses primarily for care, which might involve day to day exercising of horses (e.g. grooms, vet nurses) or teaching in a riding school, however if your job involves professional coaching, schooling, training, breaking or production of horses you will not be eligible for this championship. If you participate in any ‘professional’ activities on a regular basis please respect the amateur nature of this championship and help your clients instead!

    SHOW JUMPING

    You CAN compete across Tours if you fit the relevant restrictions, maximum number of championship levels per horse-rider combination is 4.

    All points/winnings restrictions refer to the previous 3 years from 30th September 2018 so if horse/rider is over qualified provided NONE of the points/wins have occurred within the past 3 years then you are eligible – if in doubt please check with Sunshine Tour HQ on [email protected]

    The Tours are divided by competence and competitive ability as well as measurable restrictions, please respect the spirit of each level as well as the letter of the law.

    MINI TOUR
    Mini Tour Championships are for very novice/inexperienced riders i.e. beginners to jumping. Guideline: Riders who are ‘competent’ at 60cm or above should enter the Small Tour.

    All Mini Tour classes (up to 40cm Classes): In the past 3 years (from 30th September 2018) horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points; Combination not to have won in any jumping class at 60cm or above. Riders not to have competed in BS competitions or any BE events or in any Pony Club Area Novice or Championship show jumping or eventing.

    SMALL TOUR
    45cm to 60cm Classes: In the past 3 years from 30th September 2018, horses/ponies not to have won any prize money or points in BS except Club, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points. Combination not to have competed in BS competitions or any BE events, except on a day ticket or at BS Club; not to have competed in Pony Club or Riding Club Area Novice Championship level show jumping or eventing.

    65cm & 70cm Classes: In the past 3 years from 30th September 2018, horses/ponies not to have won a total of 19 points or £19 (notional) Prize money, not to have earned any BE points or foundation points. Combination not to have competed in BS competitions at 80cm or above or any BE events, except on a day ticket or at BS Club; not to have competed in Pony Club or Riding Club Area Intermediate Championship level show jumping or eventing.

    GRAND TOUR
    75cm & 80cm Classes: Horses/ponies – not to have won a total of 49 points or £49 (notional) prize money in BS, not to have earned any BE points or more than 49 BE Foundation points (or none within the past 3 years from 30th September 2018). Combination not to have competed in BS classes at 1m or above; not to have competed at BE 100 or Pony Club Area Intermediate Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

    85cm & 90cm Classes: Horses/ponies – not to have won 99 points or £99 (notional) prize money or points in BS or more, not to have earned 10 BE points or 99 BE foundation points (or none within the past 3 years from 30th September 2018). Combination not to have competed in BS classes at 1.10m or above; not to have competed at BE Novice or Pony Club Open Eventing or Show Jumping or above.

    95cm, 1m & 1.05m Classes: Horses/ponies – not to have won 149 points or £149 (notional) prize money in BS or more; not to have earned 20 BE points (or none within the past 3 years from 30th September 2018).

  • QUALIFYING CLASSES
    Juniors
    Lead Rein
    Cross Pole / Bottom Hole / 30cm
    40cm / 1’6”
    45cm / 1’3″
    50cm / 1’9”
    55cm / 1’9″
    60cm / 2′
    65cm / 2’-2’3’
    70cm / 2’3’
    75cm / 2’6’
    80cm / 2’6’-2’9’
    85cm / 2’9’
    90cm / 3’

    Seniors
    65cm / 2’-2’3’
    70cm / 2’3’
    75cm / 2’6’
    80cm / 2’6’-2’9’
    85cm / 2’9’
    90cm / 3’

    Mixed Ages
    95cm / 3′
    1m / 3’3’
    1.05m / 3’6’

     

    Not eligible….. Team, Pairs, Scurry, Table A, Horse & Hound, Puissance, 5 Bar, Fault & Out

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  • HOW TO QUALIFY

    Step 1: Check that you and your horse / pony are eligible to compete at the Championships. There are various levels, so check the Rules & Restrictions tab for details.

    Step 2: Apply for a Personal Qualifier Form and take with you to Sunshine Tour Registered Shows (see Qualifier Shows & Qualifying Dates pages for information).

    Step 3: Achieve 1st to 4th in an eligible class (see Qualifier Classes tab). Fill in the details on your form and ask the Show Secretary to sign, then send to Sunshine Tour (scan & email to [email protected] or post to GBEC).

    Step 4: We’ll issue you with a Unique Qualification Number. Go to the Record Qualification page and record your qualification using the unique number.

    Step 5: Ride – compete – qualify – repeat! You can compete in 4 championship classes no more than 25cm apart, you’ll need a qualification for each.

    Step 6: Read the timetable and schedule for all the need-to-know information and then Enter your championship classes (from 25th July until 13th August, early entry is advised), don’t forget warm up and open classes, stabling, bedding, hay and get ready for the best show of the year!

    Note: qualification does not guarantee a place in the championship, entries are taken in order of receipt and may fill before entry closing date. T&C’s apply: it is competitors responsibility to read the Rules & Restrictions and Schedule before entering.