Thank you to all competitors who supported our Show on Sunday 22nd April, we hope you had a fantastic day. Huge thanks to our Judges and Stewards, Show Secretary, Emma Rushton and Richard Hollis. To the First Aid and Photographer and to our hosts, Oakridge Arena for sharing their wonderful facilities with us.
The schedule for the Summer Show (2nd September) will be available shortly, together with online booking and stable booking forms – check out the dedicated Summer Championship page.
Secretary Contact Details are :
Ms Emma Rushton
50 Spencer Avenue
0115 8542710 / 07854 317335
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EQUESTRIAN LIFE CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
Competitors of the Equestrian Life Championship do not need to be affiliated or be members of any Society, but must be true amateurs who do not make a full-time living from producing, training or competing.
Competitors do not need to register to enter or compete in any class, except where stated.
Amateur, Home Produced Combinations that have qualified or competed at HOYS or RIHS are eligible to enter.
All persons entering, competing or otherwise being present at the show are subject to the rules and regulations governing Equestrian Life Shows.
Owners entering animals do so entirely at their own risk, and it is a condition of entry that no liability of any kind attaches itself to the promoters or organizers or venue in any respect whatsoever.
No age limit on classes for ponies, ALTHOUGH riders MUST be a suitable size and weight for the pony they are riding.
Judges will not ride in any classes. Spurs are not to be worn by riders 16 years and under or in M & M or Veteran classes. Spurs must not be worn in any mixed class pony championship. Spurs may only be worn by adults on horses.
Show canes/whips are not to exceed 30”.
Hats to the approved current BSI standard and chin straps fastened must be worn, with the exception of the Evening Performance when bowlers and top hats may be worn, at the competitors’ discretion for those who are aged 18 & Over and have signed the disclaimer on the entry form.
All complaints are to be made in writing**, with a cheque for £40.00, before the end of the show. Any complaints made via email or social media sites will be disregarded.
Any ruling not covered that arises, the decision will be at the discretion of the show organisers.
Clashing of Classes
Whilst every effort has been taken to avoid clashing of classes, this may be unavoidable. Equestrian Life reserves the right to alter/amend the schedule as they see fit. No refunds of entries will be given if competitors are entered in classes that clash. Due to the tight schedule, you will need to prioritise which class/ championship you would prefer to enter in the event of clashing
The Equestrian Life Championships are for the true amateur, home-produced. Animals must not have been on a professional producer’s/trainer’s yard since 1st January in the current year. Riders are not eligible to compete any animal which has been ridden or produced by a professional producer/trainer at any show since 1st January in the current year, but they are able to compete any other animal that has not been produced or ridden professionally since the 1st of January in the current year. Animals and riders must not receive any help from a professional producer/trainer at any show including transporting animals to and from the show since 1st January in the current year. The definition of a professional producer/trainer is a person who undertakes the preparation or production of horses or ponies belonging to other exhibitors for the show ring.
Instructors are eligible to compete UNLESS they specifically specialise in the production of show horses and ponies for the ring for clients.
Side Saddle Classes
These classes are affiliated to the Side Saddle Association. You do not need to be a member of the Side Saddle Association in order to enter these classes. If you are a Member you will need to ensure you carry your points card.
A fall of horse/pony or rider in any class run under Side Saddle Association rules will result in disqualification, and the rider must leave the ring dismounted. It is strongly recommended that medical advice is then sought before competing in any other class.
MUST have attained their 5th birthday and wear a hat to current British Safety standards or above, in ALL classes affiliated to or run by the SSA. A Spur or Spur band is not permitted in any class where jumping is involved.
JUNIOR COMPETITORS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS:
MUST have attained their 5th birthday and be under 18 on 1st January of the current year and wear a hat to current British Safety standards or above, in ALL classes affiliated to or run by the SSA. A Spur or Spur band is not permitted in any class where jumping is involved.
MUST wear a hat to current British Safety Standard or above where indicated in the Class Wording. Where safety hats are not compulsory, Adult competitors wear alternative headgear at their own risk.
ADULT COMPETITORS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS:
MUST be aged 18 or over on 1st January of the current year and wear a hat to current British Safety Standard or above where indicated in the Class Wording. Where safety hats are not compulsory, Adult competitors wear alternative headgear at their own risk.
LEAD REIN competitors
MUST compete Hors Concours in any SSA affiliated class unless otherwise stated.
Stallions Mannerly, responsibly handled stallions are welcome to compete in our Ridden, In Hand and Working Hunter classes, however stallions and colts MUST NOT be led or ridden by any juniors who have not attained their 14th Birthday. Stallions MUST only be ridden or handled by competent people. Any stallion that constitutes a danger to its handler or to other competitors / horses, will be requested to leave the class/ venue, and will not be refunded.
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