Dressage Ireland

National Championships

National Championships 2017

Dressage Ireland National Championships

22nd–24th September 2017
Cavan Equestrian Centre

Tims
Arena Schedule

Dressage Ireland National Championships 2017 – Arena Schedule / Class Running Order

Friday 22nd September  
Arena 1   Arena 2   Arena 3
Start Time 07:30 Start Time 07:30 Start Time 07:30
Class Test Class Test Class Test
Preliminary Cat. 1A DI P18 (2012) Preliminary Cat. 1B DI P18 (2012) Preliminary Cat. 3 DI P18 (2012)
Para Equestrian First test Intermédiaire II FEI Intermédiaire II Pony FEI FEI Pony Individual
Novice Cat. 1 DI N24 (2012) Elementary Cat. 2 BD 53 (2007) Advanced FEI Young Rider Prelim
Novice Cat. 3 DI N24 (2012) Advanced Medium FEI Jnr Individual Elementary Cat. 3 BD 53 (2007)
Novice Cat. 2 DI N24 (2012)
Prix St Georges FEI PSG (2009/17)
 
Saturday 23rd September  
Arena 1   Arena 2   Arena 3
Start Time 07:30 Start Time 07:30 Start Time 07:30
Class Test Class Test Class Test
Medium Cat. 2 BD 75 (2002) Preliminary Cat. 3 BD 19 (2008/16) Elementary Cat. 2 BD 59 (2010)
Medium Cat. 3 BD 75 (2002) Preliminary Cat. 2 DI P18 (2012)
FEI Pony FEI Pony Team Preliminary Cat. 1A BD 19 (2008/16)
Elementary Cat. 3 BD 59 (2010) Grand Prix FEI GP (2009/17)
Preliminary Cat. 1B BD 19 (2008/16) Advanced Medium BD 98 (2002) Novice Cat. 1 BD 37 (2007)
Para Equestrian Second test HSI 4 & 5yr old
Potential Young
Dressage Horse
FEI Young Horse test
4yr old
PSG Freestyle FEI YR/PSG freestyle
Sunday 24th September
Arena 1   Arena 2   Arena 3   Arena 4
Start Time 07:30 Start Time 08:00 Start Time 08:00 Start Time 10:00
Class Test Class Test Class Test Class Test
Novice Freestyle BD Novice F/S (2016) Novice Cat. 2 BD 37 (2007) Preliminary Cat. 2 BD 19 (2008/16) Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A BD 2 (2016)
Medium Freestyle BD Medium F/S (2016) Medium Cat. 2 BD 76 (2016) Novice Cat. 3 BD 37 (2007) Junior Trailblazers Preliminary B BD 2 (2016)
Grand Prix special GP Special Medium Cat. 3 BD 76 (2016) Intermédiaire I FEI Intermédiaire I (2009/17) Senior Trailblazers Preliminary BD 2 (2016)
Adv. Medium Freestyle BD Adv Med F/S (2016) Young Horse 4yr old FEI Young Horse test
4yr old
Young Horse 5yr old FEI Young Horse test
4yr old
Junior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010/16)
Elementary Freestyle BD Elementary F/S (2016) Senior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010/16)
Mounted Prize Giving for Trailblazer Classes  
Day Schedule

Day Schedule

Friday 22nd September
Start time 7:30
Saturday 23rd
Start time 7:30
Sunday 24th
Start time 7:30
Preliminary Category 1
Preliminary Category 3
Novice Category 1
Novice Category 2
Novice Category 3
Elementary Category 2
Elementary Category 3
Novice Category 3
FEI Pony Individal
Advanced Medium
Para Equestrian
Intermédiaire II
Advanced
Prix St Georges
Preliminary Category 1
Preliminary Category 2
Preliminary Category 3
Novice Category 1
Elementary Category 2
Elementary Category 3
Medium Category 2
Medium Category 3
FEI Pony Team
Advanced Medium
Para Equestrian
Grand Prix
HSI Young Potential Dressage Horse (4/5yr old)
Prix St Georges Freestyle @ 19:00–20:30
Preliminary Category 2
Novice Category 2
Novice Category 3
Medium Category 2
Medium Category 3
Intermédiaire I
Young Horse 4yr old
Young Horse 5yr old
Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A & B
Senior Trailblazers Preliminary
Junior Trailblazers Novice
Senior Trailblazers Novice
Novice Freestyle
Elementary Freestyle
Medium Freestyle
Advanced Medium Freestyle
Grand Prix Special / Kür
Classes

Championship Classes

Class Level Test 1 Test 2
1 Preliminary Category 1 DI P18 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
2 Preliminary Category 2 DI P18 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
3 Preliminary Category 3 DI P18 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
4 Novice Category 1 DI N24 (2012) BD 37 (2007)
5 Novice Category 2 DI N24 (2012) BD 37 (2007)
6 Novice Category 3 DI N24 (2012) BD 37 (2007)
7 Elementary Category 2 BD 53 (2007) BD 59 (2010)
8 Elementary Category 3 BD 53 (2007) BD 59 (2010)
9 Medium Category 2 BD 75 (2002) BD 76 (2016)
10 Medium Category 3 BD 75 (2002) BD 76 (2016)
11 Advanced Medium FEI Junior Individual (2009/2017) BD 98 (2002)
12 Advanced FEI Young Rider Preliminary (2011/2017)
13 Prix St Georges FEI Prix St Georges (2009/2017)
14 Intermédiaire I FEI Intermédiaire I (2009/2017)
15 Intermédiaire II FEI Intermédiaire II (2009/2017)
16 Grand Prix FEI Grand Prix (2009/2017)
17 Grand Prix Kür / Special On request
18 Young Horse 4yr old - FEI FEI young horse test 4 YO
19 Young Horse 5yr old - FEI FEI young horse test 4 YO
20 Novice Freestyle BD Novice Freestyle (2016)
21 Elementary Freestyle BD Elementary Freestyle (2016)
22 Medium Free Style BD Medium Freestyle (2016)
23 Advanced Medium Freestyle BD Advanced Medium Freestyle (2016)
24 Prix St George Freestyle FEI Young Riders / PSG Freestyle (2009)
25 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A* BD 2 (2016)
26 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary B** BD 2 (2016)
27 Senior Trailblazers Preliminary BD 2 (2016)
28 Junior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010/2016)
29 Senior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010/2016)
30 FEI Pony FEI Pony Individual (2012/2016) FEI Pony Team (2012/2016)
31 Para Equestrian More info to follow

* Junior Trailblazers A riders under 12 as of 1st January 2017

** Junior Trailblazers B riders 12 under 16 as of 1st January 2017

Day Schedule

Day Schedule (provisional)

Please note that the final day schedule can only be confirmed after close of entries and final class numbers are received.

Friday Saturday Sunday
Preliminary Cat 1, 2 & 3

Novice Cat 1, 2 & 3

Elementary Cat 2 & 3

Medium Cat 2 & 3

FEI Pony

Advanced Medium

PSG

Intermédiaire II

Para Equestrian
Preliminary Cat 1, 2 & 3

Novice Cat 1

Elementary Cat 2 & 3

FEI Pony

Advanced Medium

Intermédiaire I

Grand Prix

Para Equestrian
Novice Cat 2 & 3

Medium Cat 2 & 3

Advanced

Young Horse 4yr old

Young Horse 5yr old

Junior Trailblazers

Senior Trailblazers

Novice Freestyle

Elementary Freestyle

Medium Freestyle

Advanced Medium Freestyle

Prix St Georges Freestyle
Entries

Entries

Entry Fees

€60.00 for classes 1–11 and 30–31 (Preliminary—Advanced Medium, Pony FEI and Para)
€35.00 for classes 12–29 (Advanced—Grand Prix, Young Horse, Freestyles, Trailblazers)
€40.00 for Regional Teams

Payment

Postal entries to be accompanied by correct payment via cheque, postal order or bank draft, made out to “DRESSAGE IRELAND” and posted to Dressage Ireland, c/o GT Electric, Main Street, Cavan.

Online entries to be paid via PayPal.

NO CASH!

Closing Date For Entries

By post: Friday 26th August 2017.

Online: Monday 28th August 2017 12 noon.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED - all must have arrived at the office BEFORE the closing date or time.

Send your entries for the Championships as early as possible - do not wait till the closing date!

Do not contact the office about late entries as refusal might offend.

Withdrawals

Withdrawals by Sunday 3rd September.

Times

Times on this website Friday 15th September 2017.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Please note final qualifying scores can be obtained up to the 3rd September. Pre-qualification entries must be received by 28th August and will be refunded if qualification scores are not achieved.

Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, FEI Pony and Para Championships

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

To participate in Preliminary, Novice, Elementary and Medium Championships, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 64% on three separate occasions between 13th March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017. 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.

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 13st March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017.

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 13th March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017.

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

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 63% twice in Trailblazer classes, between 13th March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017.

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

The Junior Trailblazers Preliminary class will be split into two sections. Class 25 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A is for riders under the age of 12 as of the 1st January 2017. Class 26 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary B is for riders (over the age of 12) under 16 as of the 1st January 2017.

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 13th March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017.

Rosettes only and the title National Champion will be awarded to the winner of the Championships in each of the five grades.

Prize money in any grade will only be awarded if there are more than five entries in that grade.

For any more information please speak to Dara Kearney through HSI.

Postal entries go the Dressage Ireland Administration Assistant or enter online.

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 13st March 2017 and 28th August 2017, but excluding the Winter Finals 2017 in Preliminary or Novice or Young Horse Classes.

If there are insufficient entries, classes 18 and 19 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 22nd September.

Competitors belong to the region that they have declared for at the time of registration of membership for 2017.

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 01.01.2017.

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 2017.

Champions

Champions

National Champion

The National Champion is the winner of the highest class, excluding Freestyle Classes, regardless of the number of entries received but must have a minimum of 60% to be deemed worthy of the title “National Champion“.

In the event of the required % not gained, the National Champion will be decided by the next class down with a minimum of 60%.

Under 25 Champion

The Under 25 Champion will be the rider (under 25 on the 01.01.2017) who has attained the highest percentage in Classes 1 to 16.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving

Riders must be properly turned out to attend prize giving or send a representative to collect on their behalf, if they cannot be present themselves.

Prizes will not be presented before Prize Giving, and prizes not collected during Prize Giving, will be forfeited.

There will be a rosette awarded to the best Pony, Junior and YR in each Championship Class.

You must declare Pony/Jnr/YR on your entry form to qualify for this.

Special Awards

The Irish Draught Horse Society Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed full R.I.D., who obtains the highest percentage in the highest class at the Championship.

In the absence of a full R.I.D., the trophy will be awarded to the horse with the highest percentage of draught, which obtains the highest mark at the highest level at the Championship.

The Abbeyleix Owen Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the highest placed registered Connemara pony, in the highest class.

In each Championship class, the highest placed Irish Bred Horse will win a special rosette.

Please specify on your entry form if you are entering for these special awards classes.

Stabling

Stabling

Stabling bookings directly with Cavan Equestrian Centre.

Format and Conditions

Format and Conditions of Entry

To compete at the National Championships all riders must be members of and all horses and ponies must be registered with Dressage Ireland at the time of qualification.

The format for the National Championships is that each horse and rider combination (up to and including Advanced Medium level) will ride two tests.

To win the title of Champion at Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Para Level, it is the combined score of each of the two tests ridden which will determine the overall result.

In Preliminary and Novice and Elementary classes, if large entries are received the organisers may split these classes into sections.

With the exception of the Para Classes, classes with less than 3 riders may be amalgamated.

Rosettes will be awarded in Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Para for each of the two tests ridden.

General Conditions

General Conditions - please read carefully

Horse and pony rider combinations may only compete in two consecutive levels at the National Championships.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they have met the qualifying criteria and that the official 2017 entry form is filled out correctly. It is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that the qualifying scores upon which they are relying were awarded at shows affiliated to Dressage Ireland in front of a listed judge who is qualified to judge at this level. Please take note that restricted classes give no qualifications to Championships, with the exception of FEI Pony Classes.

Please note that qualification for the National Championships is for horse/rider combinations (i.e. the rider who qualifies the horse must also ride it in the Championships).

All riders must declare at the office upon arrival to obtain their bridle number.

Horse Passports are compulsory and must be presented at the office at the National Championships and will be retained for the duration of the show.

Competitors are reminded to ensure that all vaccinations are up to date.

Riders must declare their Equine Premise number upon arrival - riders from Northern Ireland must declare their yard post code number.

The results of the competitions at the Championships are final. No correspondence or representations will be entertained.

Riders should be aware that they and/or their horses may be required to be tested for forbidden substances.

In the event of unmanageable numbers, the organisers reserve the right to ballot out. This will be carried out on a first come first served basis.

Send your entries for the Championships as early as possible.

Do not wait till the closing date!