How to Qualify

NEW QUALIFICATION PROCESS FOR 2018! You will need to apply for a Personal Qualifier Form to take with you to Sunshine Tour Registered Shows. Here’s a  printable How to Qualify Guide

Before you Start: Check that you and your horse / pony are eligible to compete at the Championships. There are various levels, so check the Rules & Regulations tab on the Championship pages for details.

Step 1: Apply for a Personal Qualifier Form HERE. This is sent to you by email for you to print and take to Sunshine Tour Registered Shows.

Step 2: Find out which classes are eligible for qualification, there’s a list on each ‘Championship’ page, then find a Registered Show and up-coming dates on the Qualifying Dates & Shows page. In exceptional circumstances, if you cannot find any Registered Shows or dates in your area you can apply for an Open Qualifier Form to use at un-registered shows. Email explaining why you need an open form.

Step 3: Achieve 1st to 4th in a dressage, show jumping or showing qualifier class. In Eventers Challenge it’s 1st to 6th that qualifies. Fill in the details on your Qualifier Form and askt he Show Secretary or Organiser to sign it to verify your result.

Step 4: Send your completed and signed form to or post to GBEC.

Step 5: We will send you a Unique Qualification Number for you to record your qualification. Fill in your details on the Record Qualification page.

Step 6: Ride – compete – qualify – repeat! Each horse-rider combination can compete in up to 4 dressage, 4 show jumping, 8 showing, 3 eventers challenge championship classes. For dressage and show jumping you’ll need one qualifier ticket qualifies for each championship, in showing or eventers challenges you’ll need one ticket for every 2 championships that you wish to enter.

Step 7: Follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on the website to find out how and when to enter the Championship.

Step 8: 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 some classes may fill before the close of entries on 13th August. T&C’s apply, it is the responsibility of the competitor to read the Rules and Schedule before entering. The Sunshine Tour is exclusively for unaffiliated and amateur riders, competing with unaffiliated horses and ponies.