Judged out of 60, Marks will be given for: 10 – Jumping X 2 10 – Ride-abilty X2 Judges 2 penalties will be deducted for a fence down, 3 penalties deducted for a run out or refusal. 0.5 penalty per second over the optimum time. Top ten placed horses to jump again and scores added to first round.
FORMAT For the 4 & 5yr old Championship The Coldstream 4 & 5 yr old Show Jumping classes will be judged on suitability & type by our expert Grand Prix Show Jumping judges. To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds at: 4yr olds - 1.0m BS, or above (or country equivalent) 4yr olds will jump a course up to 1.00m with two fences at 1.05. Speed - 325m per min. 5yr olds - 1.10m BS, or above (or country equivalent) 5yr olds will jump a course up to 1.10m with two fences at 1.15. Speed - 325m per min.
Judges: Two International Grand Prix riders Course Designer: International Course Designer
For the 6yr old Championship To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds at 1.20m BS, or above (or country equivalent). To be competed under BS rules Horses will jump a course under Table A10, Height, 1.20 -1.25m, Speed - 350m per min (will NOT be judged on style & performance)
For the 7yr oldsChampionship To qualify horses must jump 2 clear rounds 1.30m BS, or above (or country equivalent) To be competed under BS rules Horses will jump a course under Table A10, 1.30 -1.35m - 350m per min (will NOT be judged on style & performance)
Course Designer: International Course Designer
COMPETITION The whole of the competition will take place on a surface in an arena. The 4 & 5 yr olds must be ridden in a snaffle bridle only. The 4 & 5 yr olds Running martingale only. For 6yr and 7yr olds all bits/bridles must comply with BS rules. Front boots are permitted. NO hind boots or bandages of any kind may be worn in the 4 and 5yr old classes. Hind boots are permitted for 6 & 7yr olds to comply with BS rules. Jumping whip only allowed (max length 75cm). Number discs must be clearly displayed on both sides of horse. Stallion discs must be worn. For any other rules not specifically mentioned above please refer to the BS rulebook. Any falls in the ring will result in automatic elimination. Three refusals will result in elimination. Should there be an equality of points, the combination who has the higher jumping mark will be placed highest.
GENERAL Times will be available on www.nexgenhorses.com Times must be strictly adhered to and competitors must compete in drawn order. Failure to show up on your time may result in elimination. Classes will run strictly to time allocation order. All marking is at the judges discretion. No appeals. No prize giving at the qualifiers will take place, results will be posted online at www.nexgenhorses.com Rosettes will be given to places 1-6 (Covid 19 Permitted). Place 1-3 at the Championships will be required for mounted prize giving (Covid 19 Permitted). Prize money will be sent on via online bank transfer. NEXGEN reserves the right to distribute wildcards at their discretion. Please clean up after your horse and do not leave any droppings in the lorry park or stable areas. It is private property and we expect it to be left in the condition it was found. Fines will be issued to anyone not complying without exception. No dogs allowed on the Hickstead Showground. We will be offering various prizes Breeder of the British Bred Horse, as well as the owner of the best mare. All British bred finalist qualify for The Equine Bridge. For more information click here.
PRIZES All prize money is listed on the NEXGEN website and will be paid via online bank transfer after each show. Please ensure we have your correct bank details via Equipe or emailed to us within 14 days of the event. Failure to do so will result in your Prize money being withheld.
PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY Entries must be paid in full at the time they are made through the online.equipe.com entry system. If you withdraw your entry, the entry fee can only be refunded (less a £5 admin fee) if we can replace your entry. If the event is abandoned more than 7 days before competition, for any reason, 50% of your entry fee will be refunded. If the event is abandoned within 7 days of the competition date, no entry fees will be refunded. Late entries will be accepted, space permitting and are subject to an additional £5 admin fee.
PASSPORTS All horses must be vaccinated within 6 months of the competition date. Breeding details must be recorded in the horse's passport or breed papers. These are to be submitted before arrival via email. Failure to provide verified breeding may result in disqualification.
COVID 19 INFORMATION
IMPORTANT - Anyone, including riders, grooms, officials and volunteers that are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms in the last fourteen days MUST NOT attend any show. If you have not filled in a Track & Trace form prior to arriving, you will be required to complete Track & Trace details upon arrival. Face masks are to be worn in and around the stable area or any other parts of the premises where close contact cannot be avoided. Face masks to be worn by anyone standing in the warm up arenas.
Please contact 07889112161 with any queries on the day.
On arrival all vehicles will be checked at the entrance point. No admittance to anyone not on the start list. No exceptions. A Track & Trace form will be sent to you with the qualifying email and must be filled in and returned prior to arriving at the final If you fail to return a filled in Track and Trace form before the final, you will be asked to complete Track & Trace details upon arrival which may result in a delay at the entrance. Face masks are to be worn in and around the stable area or any other parts of the premises where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Riders may be accompanied by one other person/groom, and one additional person for every additional horse entered. One owner per horse is permitted, unless arriving as a family from the same household or bubble. A parking attendant will allocate a parking pitch. All tacking up and preparation of horses must take place within your designated parking areas. Only visit the secretary if absolutely necessary - all information will be sent in your rider pack via email. If you do need to visit the secretary please adhere to the social distancing regulations. If it is a simple question please send a Whatsapp message or ask at the stable manager's office. Hand sanitiser will be available at key contact points. Catering will be available for takeaway service at most venues. Toilets will have enhanced/hand sanitiser/soap. Please only visit the secretary office only if absolutely necessary, all information will be sent via email pack. Warm up fences will be managed in accordance with each venue's Covid19 policies. Face masks to be worn by anyone standing in the warm up arenas.
It is essential that the government guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic regarding social distancing are strictly adhered to for the successful continuation of equestrian sports. Anyone found not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to leave any of the sites.