Showing

RESULTS 2017

Supreme Championship Results

Saturday Showing Results

Sunday Showing Results

 

The Sunshine Tour Showing Championship offer a vast range of championship classes for the showing enthusiast and the showing newcomer! Lead rein, ridden, in-hand, breeds, youngstock, veteran, working hunters and ponies, turnout and fun classes – there’s something for everyone and superb rosettes, sashes and goodies to be won. Every championship qualifies for a Supreme Championship and each day the Supreme Champions have the chance to go forward for the Super Supreme Championship.

The 2017 Showing Championships are being held on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September at the All England Showground, Hickstead.

Friday 15th September offers chances to take part in training sessions and warm up classes with experienced show judges to help you. NEW for 2017 there are TSR Talent Spotting classes – your chance to be selected for the Pathway to HOYS!

Need help and advice about showing?
We’re very pleased to be partnered by The Showing Register who offer free advice for registered Sunshine Tour competitors. For FREE & FRIENDLY advice on all aspects of showing: from what to wear, tack, training for the ring, preparation & presentation of your horse The Showing Register has experts on hand to answer your questions. Email Sarah on [email protected] or website www.theshowingregister.co.uk

Here’s what you need to know …..

  • RULES & RESTRICTIONS

    Download Showing Rules & Restrictions PDF

    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 2017) 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!

     

    SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    All Sunshine Tour Showing Championships are for unaffiliated/ novice showing exhibitors and so should not be professionally produced/trained for the show ring i.e. kept in training or livery with a professional / affiliated showing producer during the current year. DIY livery at a professional yard is acceptable but the horse/pony must not be currently ridden or trained by a professional producer during the current year.

    Horses/riders that have exceeded the restrictions, but not within the previous 3 years from 30th September 2017 might be eligible to compete; this rule may not apply to RIHS, HOYS and Olympia restrictions – see notes below for clarification.

    You CAN compete in BOTH Small & Grand Tour Showing if you fit the relevant restrictions.

    SMALL TOUR

    Horse/Ponies
    Cannot have won any affiliated showing class, e.g. BSPS, SHB, NPS within 3 years from 30th September 2017.
    Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS within 5 years from 30th September 2017.
    Can have taken part in preliminary rounds of affiliated classes but must not have taken part in second rounds within 3 years from 30th September 2017.

    Riders/Handlers
    Riders/handlers never to have competed at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia and must not be involved with schooling, training, breaking, producing or breeding show horses/ponies.
    Can have taken part in preliminary and second rounds of affiliated classes that do not require prior membership, e.g. VHS, CHAPS, SSADL but must not have been gone forward to the relevant championships within 3 years of this championship.
    Cannot be currently listed on any showing panel and /or judge affiliated or unaffiliated showing classes; this restriction applies to paid or unpaid activities.
    Cannot teach other to ride, except in Riding School teaching clients not on their own horse/pony.

    GRAND TOUR

    Horse/Ponies
    Cannot have won any affiliated championship class e.g. BSPS, SHB, NPS, CHAPS, SSADL championship showing class within 3 years from 30th September 2017.
    Cannot have competed in an affiliated championship showing class at RIHS, Olympia or HOYS (except part of The Showing Register Masterclass) within 5 years from 30th September 2017.
    Can have taken part in second rounds of affiliated classes that do not require prior membership, e.g. VHS, CHAPS, SSADL but must not have gone forward to the relevant supreme championships within 3 years from 30th September 2017.

    Riders/Handlers
    Riders/handlers must not have competed at RIHS, HOYS or Olympia within 5 years of the championship and must not be professionally involved with schooling, training, breaking, producing, breeding or judging show horses/ponies.
    Cannot be currently listed on any affiliated showing panel and /or judge affiliated showing classes; this restriction applies to paid or unpaid activities.
    Cannot teach other to ride, except in Riding School teaching clients not on their own horse/pony.

  • QUALIFIER CLASSES

    Sunshine Tour Showing Championships
    Small Tour classes 
    Delightfully Dapper – Ridden
    Delightfully Dapper – In-Hand
    Delightfully Dapper – Lead Rein
    Introduction to Showing
    Junior Handler
    Newcomer In-Hand Horse
    Newcomer In-Hand Pony
    Newcomer Ridden Show Horse
    Newcomer Ridden Show Pony
    Best Rider
    Pony Club Pony
    Riding Club Horse
    Family Horse
    Family Pony
    Newcomer Working Hunter
    Newcomer Working Hunter Pony

    Grand Tour classes
    Top Turnout
    Lead Rein
    First Ridden
    Cob – Ridden & In-Hand
    Riding Horse – Ridden & In-Hand
    Coloured – Ridden & In-Hand
    Show Hunter – Ridden & In-Hand
    Thoroughbred – Ridden & In-Hand
    Natives – Ridden & In-Hand
    Show Pony & Show Hunter Pony
    Youngstock
    Veteran Horse & Pony
    Working Hunter
    Working Hunter Pony
    Working Show Horse
    Foreign Breeds
    Part Breeds

  • 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 page for details.

    Step 2: Achieve 1st to 4th in a qualifier competition – you’ll be given a qualifier card with a unique qualification number on it. Or you can use a Personal Qualifier Form (apply to [email protected]).

    Step 3: Record your qualification using the unique number on your card follow the link from the Record Qualification page.

    Step 4: Ride – compete – qualify – repeat! You can compete in 2 levels of championship e.g. Intro & Prelim or Prelim & Novice and compete in up to 4 championship classes, you’ll need a qualification for each.

    Step 5: Follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on the website to find out how and when to enter the Championship.

    Step 6: Read the schedule for all the need-to-know information and then Enter your championship classes (by 18th August at the latest, but 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.