Lots of useful info regarding Trailblazers (all disciplines), British Showjumping and other useful bits and pieces!
At Sykehouse Arena we hold Trailblazers Showjumping and Dressage competitions. Membership of Trailblazers is FREE. You can join online HERE, or fill in an application form in the office. These events include ROR qualifiers - Preliminary Dressage and 75 Showjumping.
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Juniors - 65cms 12 and under, 65cms open, 75cms, 85cms, 95cms and 105cms on ponies 148cm & under
If a competitor jumps the 65cms Class they are not eligible to jump the 85cms and above classes competitively on the same day. This applies to the 1st rounds, 2nd rounds and Finals with the same combination. A competitor can jump a different horse/pony on the same day in a higher class.
Junior classes for riders 16 years and under on ponies 148cm and under (must not have attained their 17th birthday by the first day of the National Championships.
Junior Show Jumping, 65cms 12 years and under (rider must not have attained their
13th birthday by the first day of the National Championships Junior Show Jumping).
A junior competitor can enter both the 65cms junior show jumping classes providing they are eligible.
Senior classes for riders 17 years and over on horses over 148cms.
As from July 2013 Seniors can compete on animals 148cm & under in the 65cm,75cm & 85cm Classes, at the National Finals these classes will be jumped separately to Seniors on animals over 148cm.
Riders 12 years and over may ride horses over 148cms in Senior classes on or after their 12th birthday.
LINK TO CURRENT TRAILBLAZERS SHOWJUMPING PAGE: HERE
If circumstances require and there is no specific Trailblazers Rule, Judges will refer to the British Showjumping Rule Book and utilise accordingly.
Trailblazers 65cm: If a competitor (whether Junior or Senior) jumps the 65cm Class they are NOT eligible to jump the 85cm and above classes competitively (this applies to the same combination pony/horse and rider). A competitor can jump a different horse/pony in a higher class on the same day.
Refusals: First refusal - 4 faults, second refusal - 8 faults, 3rd refusal - elimination. The Judge is likely to suggest that you jump another single fence. A single fence not a double. Its purely at the Judge's discretion as to whether you are 'invited' to have a further attempt at a double
H/C (Hors Concours): competitors may elect to jump again in the same class, however the 1st round jumping is the scoring round. H/C rounds are non competitive and are charged at the same rate.
Schooling Whips: are not permitted in any Trailblazers Showjumping Classes
Further information can be found on the Trailblazers website
Intro, Preliminary & Novice
Preliminary, Novice & Elementary
The maximum number of British Dressage (BD) points permitted at Trailblazers 2nd Rounds and Finals is 20 points for Prelim level, 100 points for Novice level and 150 points for Elementary level. BD points allowed in the 1st rounds are at the discretion of the Centre.
Juniors riding ponies/horses. Rider up to 16 years of age and not to have attained their 17th birthday on the first day of the National Championship Show. Seniors riding horses/ponies must have attained their 17th birthday on the first day of the National Championship Show.
At Trailblazers first round dressage competitions, competitors are awarded a qualification pack towards the second round competitions, if they achieve 58% and over.
Every centre can run only one Second Round at each level they have run 1st rounds at over the series, and you need to have qualified at that level to enter. If you have qualified at that level and taken up that Qualification you can choose which centre you wish to go to for your Second Round, it does not have to be the centre you qualified at. It does not matter what test you qualified at in the 1st round it is the level you have qualified at. Centres can choose what tests they run at their 2nd rounds, but you need to enter the level you have qualified at i.e. preliminary, Novice or Elementary.
The top 6 competitors qualify from each level both junior and senior for the 2014 finals.
*Please note that as from July 2013 there are no longer Junior Elementary Qualifiers, these have been replaced with Intro level tests*
Do I need to wear gloves? Yes ... gloves must be worn, 2 mark penalty if not worn (dark colour gloves may be worn in Trailblazers classes).
Can I have a caller? Callers an be used in all classes other than at the National Championships.
Can my trainer/friend/other warm my horse up? Only the person who is due to compete the horse may warm the horse up (BD rule does not apply).
Further information can be found on the Trailblazers Website.
Link to British Showjumping website HERE