Dressage Ireland

National Championships

National Championships 2018

Dressage Ireland National Championships

28th–30th September 2018
Cavan Equestrian Centre

Times
Classes

Championship Classes

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Class Level Test 1 Test 2
1 Preliminary Category 1 BD 17A (2017) DI P8 (2012)
2 Preliminary Category 2 BD 17A (2017) DI P8 (2012)
3 Preliminary Category 3 BD 17A (2017) DI P8 (2012)
4 Novice Category 1 BD 37A (2017) DI N24 (2012)
5 Novice Category 2 BD 37A (2017) DI N24 (2012)
6 Novice Category 3 BD 37A (2017) DI N24 (2012)
7 Elementary Category 2 BD 57 (2007) DI E56 (2013)
8 Elementary Category 3 BD 57 (2007) DI E56 (2013)
9 Medium Category 2 BD 69 (2005) DI M67 (2015)
10 Medium Category 3 BD 69 (2005) DI M67 (2015)
11 Advanced Medium FEI Junior Team (2009/2018) FEI Junior Individual (2009/2018)
12 Advanced BD 102 (2012)
13 Prix St Georges FEI Prix St Georges (2009/2018)
14 Intermédiaire I FEI Intermédiaire I (2009/2018)
15 Intermédiaire II FEI Intermédiaire II (2009/2018)
16 Grand Prix FEI Grand Prix (2009/2018)
17 Young Horse 4yr old - FEI FEI young horse test 4 YO (2005/2017)
18 Young Horse 5yr old - FEI FEI young horse test 4 YO (2005/2017)
19 Novice Freestyle BD Novice Freestyle (2016)
20 Elementary Freestyle BD Elementary Freestyle (2016)
21 Medium Free Style BD Medium Freestyle (2016)
22 Advanced Medium Freestyle BD Advanced Medium Freestyle (2016)
23 FEI Pony Freestyle FEI Pony Riders Freestyle (2009/2017)
24 Prix St George Freestyle FEI Young Riders / PSG Freestyle (2009/2017)
25 Grand Prix Kur FEI Grand Prix Freestyle (2009/2017)
26 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A (U12) DI P4 (2016)
27 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary (12-16) BD 14 (2016)
28 Senior Trailblazers Preliminary (16-21) BD 14 (2016)
29 Junior Trailblazers Novice BD 28 (2008)
30 Senior Trailblazers Novice BD 28 (2008)
31 FEI Pony FEI Pony Team (2012/2018) FEI Pony Individual (2012/2018)
32 Para Equestrian Grade I Team Test (2012/2017) Individual Test (2012/2018)
33 Para Equestrian Grade II Team Test (2012/2017) Individual Test (2012/2018)
34 Para Equestrian Grade III Team Test (2012/2017) Individual Test (2012/2018)
35 Para Equestrian Grade IV Team Test (2009/2017) Individual Test (2012/2018)
36 Para Equestrian Grade V Team Test (2012/2017) Individual Test (2012/2018)
General Information

General Information

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships

A horse may only compete in three tests on any day

Horses and riders must be registered with Dressage Ireland before the closing date of entry to any Regional Schow in order to be eligble for qualifying scores.

All qualification scores must be gained under a suitably listed Dressage Ireland judge at Dressage Ireland shows.

Qualifications

Qualifications

The qualifying period for the National Championships is between the 9th April 2018 and the 10th September 2018.

Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, FEI Pony

To participate in Preliminary, Novice, Elementary and Medium Championships, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 64% on three occasions between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018.

Rider and horse combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in a Championship test from Classes 1-10 above

Two qualifying scores at the same level may be obtained at the same show as long the two tests are judged by different Judges.

Pony Riders with qualifying scores obtained in FEI Pony Classes are also eligible to enter the Medium Championships.

Rider and horse combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in Ireland during the qualification period.

Other qualification scores may have been gained abroad.

All qualification scores must be gained under a suitably listed judge.

Please note: Scores obtained in the following Preliminary tests will NOT count towards qualifying scores: BD1 (2006), BD2 (2016), BD7 (2002)

Advanced Medium and above Championships

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

To participate in Advanced Medium to PSG Championships, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% twice between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018.

Irish based rider and horse combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in Ireland during the qualification period. Other qualification scores may have been gained abroad.

Irish Riders based overseas must have three qualifying scores from three separate shows within the same timeframe.

For Intermédiaire I to Grand Prix competitors must have acchieved a qualifying standard of 63% once between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018.

Please note that a qualification score at Intermédiaire I level gives you one qualification score for PSG as well and that a qualification score at Grand Prix gives you qualification for Intermédiaire II.

Trailblazers Championships

To participate in Junior and Senior Trailblazers classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 64% twice in Trailblazer classes, between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018.

The Trailblazers may carry a whip and have their tests commanded (called out). Trailblazer are not allowed to wear spurs.

Combinations entering Trailblazer classes (Classes 25-29) may NOT enter any other classes

Freestyle to Music Championships

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

Qualification is required as set out above for Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium. For example to compete in the Elementary Freestyle to Music competitors must attain the required qualification for the Elementary championship.

Competitors are asked to provide their music to the organisers at least one hour before the start of the competition.

Please note that music must be supplied on a CD and a copy CD.

It is the responsibility of competitors to ensure that both their chosen music CDs are handed to the show secretary on time and collected after the completion of the classes.

Dressage Ireland does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to CDs.

Para Class

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

To qualify for this class, the rider must have permission from Dara Kearney through HSI and needs to have achieved 63% twice at the relevant level between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018.

Rosettes only and the title Para Equestrian Champion will be awarded to the highest percentage obtained across the five grades.

Young Dressage Horse

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

This class is open to horses 4 or 5 years old, of any breeding.

Horse and rider combinations must have achieved 64% on two occasions at two separate shows between 9th April 2018 and 10th September 2018 in registered Preliminary or Novice or Young Horse Classes.

If there are insufficient entries, classes 17 and 18 will be amalgamated.

Regional Team Championship

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

This class is open to one team from each Dressage Ireland region.

4 Team members in total. ALL levels qualify to be on a team; however MAX. 2 riders per level and 4 different combinations (no same rider permitted on a different horse).

The best three scores are to count.

Teams must be declared and paid for with the show secretary before the start of competition on Friday 28th September.

Competitors belong to the region that they have declared for at the time of registration of membership for 2018.

Regional Under 25 Team Championship

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

This class is open to one team from each Dressage Ireland region with members under 25 on 01.01.2018.

Date of birth must be declared with the entry.

4 Team members in total. ALL levels qualify to be on a team; however MAX. 2 riders per level and 4 different combinations (no same rider permitted on a different horse).

The best three scores are to count.

Teams must be declared and paid for with the show secretary before the start of competition on Friday 22nd September.

Competitors belong to the region that they have declared for at the time of registration of membership for 2018

Stabling

Stabling

Stabling bookings directly on Cavan Equestrian Centre website.

www.cavanequestrian.com