Qualifying Classes

All the classes listed below will lead you to a championship! Check the list for the classes you would like to qualify in and then look through the list of dates for when and where you can compete in a Sunshine Tour qualifier show:

Information about 2017 qualifying classes

  • Only competitions held between 1st January and 13th August 2017 are eligible (plus November & December 2016 for Eventers Challenge qualifiers).
  • Qualification is gained by being placed 1st-4th (1st-6th for Eventers Challenge). If less than 12 entries in a qualifying class, then 1 per 3 competitors qualifies (at the organiser’s discretion). Qualification can pass down the line.
  • Riders / handlers can qualify from open or restricted and divided or mixed classes and select relevant class according to the restrictions applicable to their class when recording their qualification and entering.
  • Restrictions on previous winning and previous level of competitions apply to all horses/ponies and riders entering the championship. Substitutions of horse or rider are strictly not allowed.
  • Competitors must record their qualification within 28 days and then enter to compete in the Sunshine Tour Championships.
  • Qualification is not a guarantee of entry availability, entries are taken in order of receipt and classes can fill before entry deadline of 18th August

 

View Qualifying Classes:

  • SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Riders can qualify from separate or mixed age group of rider or height of horse/pony classes and select relevant group when recording qualification and entering.

    QUALIFIER 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

  • DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Riders can qualify in open or restricted classes & select relevant section according to restrictions when registering

    QUALIFIER CLASSES

    Intro Dressage
    BD Intro or centre’s own Walk & Trot classes
    Pony Club or Riding Club tests restricted to walk and trot

    Prelim Dressage
    BD Prelim tests
    Pony Club Novice or Riding Club Prelim

    Novice Dressage
    BD Novice tests
    Pony Club Intermediate or Riding Club Novice

    Elementary Dressage
    BD Elementary tests
    Pony Club Open or Riding Club Advanced

    Junior Dressage
    Junior riders taking part in Intro, Prelim, Novice and Elementary classes

    Not eligible….. Teams, training classes, clinics, quadrilles or ‘virtual’ competitions.

  • SHOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Qualifier classes can be open or restricted – qualifiers select relevant class according to the restrictions applicable to their class when registering. Junior qualifiers must comply with age restrictions at the time of the championship. Riders cannot compete in classes that clash according to the pre-published timetable.

    QUALIFIER CLASSES

    Fun Showing Classes
    Novelty and Fun showing classes: e.g. Prettiest Mare, Handsomest Gelding, Judge’s Choice etc, etc
    Ridden ponies, ridden horses, in-hand ponies, in-hand horses (or mixed) and lead rein classes.
    Competitors can be assisted in these classes.

    Turnout Classes
    Condition & Turnout classes – ridden, in-hand & lead rein

    Novice & Restricted Classes (but not training classes)
    Ridden classes for horses or ponies or mixed heights – novice, introductory or restricted classes.
    In-Hand classes for horses or ponies or mixed heights – novice, introductory or restricted classes.
    Junior Handler or Child Handler classes

    Introduction to Showing
    Ridden classes for very novice exhibitors with horses or ponies or mixed heights restricted to set pattern and/or walk & trot classes.
    In-Hand classes for very novice exhibitors / handlers.
    Competitors can be assisted but not led in these classes.

    Lead Rein & First Ridden
    Lead Rein classes – 6 years and under, 10 years and under or mixed age classes (min age 3 years).
    Lead Rein M&M classes
    First Ridden classes – 12 years and under
    First Ridden M&M classes – 12 years and under

    Junior Best Rider
    Junior Best Rider, Junior Equitation, Best Equitation, any class judged on rider skills – 12 years and under, 16 years and under or mixed age classes

    Pony Club, Riding Club, All-Rounder, Family Horse & Pony
    Pony Club Pony or Riding Club Pony
    Riding Club Horse or All-Rounder Horse
    Family or Versatile Pony or Handy Pony
    Family or Versatile Horse

    Veteran Horse & Pony
    Ridden Veteran, Senior or 15+ horse or pony – can be split into age groups or mixed ages
    In-Hand Veteran, Senior or 15+ horse or pony – can be split into age groups or mixed ages
    Lead Rein Veteran, Senior or 15+ horse or pony

    In-Hand Show Horse & Show Pony
    Cobs and Maxi Cobs – in-hand classes, can be separate or mixed height classes
    Show Horse classes – in-hand, can be separate breed/height classes or mixed
    Hunter classes – in-hand, can be divided into small and large hunters or mixed
    Riding Horse & Hacks – in-hand, can be divided in riding horse and hacks or mixed
    Thoroughbreds – in-hand, can be for ex-racehorse, retrained racehorse or thoroughbred
    Mountain and Moorland or Native – in-hand, can be divided into small and large breed or mixed
    Coloured, Odd Coloured and Piebald & Skewbald – in-hand horse or pony or mixed height classes
    Show Pony & Show Hunter Pony – in-hand show pony or show hunter pony or mixed type classes
    Foreign Breeds – mixed breeds, Arabs, Warmbloods or other specific foreign or non-native breeds
    Part Breeds – for recognised or registered part breeds (not just ‘Heinz’ type of classes!)

    Ridden Show Horse & Show Pony
    Cobs and Maxi Cobs – ridden classes, can be separate or mixed height classes
    Riding Horse and Hack classes – can be separate type/height classes or mixed
    Show Hunter & Ridden Hunter classes – can be divided into small and large hunters or mixed
    Thoroughbreds – in-hand, can be for ex-racehorse, retrained racehorse or thoroughbred
    Mountain and Moorland or Native – ridden, can be divided into small and large breed or mixed
    Coloured, Odd Coloured and Piebald & Skewbald – ridden horse or pony or mixed
    Show Pony & Show Hunter Pony – ridden show pony or show hunter pony or mixed type classes
    Foreign Breeds – mixed breeds, Arabs, Warmbloods or other specific foreign or non-native breeds
    Part Breeds – for recognised or registered part breeds (not just ‘Heinz’ type of classes!)

    Working Hunter, Working Show Horse/Cob & Working Hunter Pony
    Working Hunter – can be split by height or mixed height 14.2hh / 148cm and over.
    Working Show Horse or Working Cob
    Working Hunter Pony – can be split by height or mixed height up to 15hh / 153cm.
    M&M Working Hunter Pony – can be split into small and large breeds or mixed
    Nursery Stakes – for junior riders riding ponies
    Novice or Newcomer Working Hunter & Pony – classes restricted to novices

  • EVENTER CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Any type of combined show jumping and cross country style competition. Cross country section can be knock down or fixed, against clock or optimum time. Qualifying competitions can be held on surface or grass (championships are on grass).

    QUALIFIER CLASSES

    60cm
    65cm
    70cm
    75cm
    80cm
    85cm
    90cm
    95cm
    1m