Arab Horse Society
Shows & Events Committee 

We would like to thank you all for your patience whilst we reworked the timetable for the National Show, as most of you realized this has been a massive undertaking!
We are hoping that we have managed to do this so that you have no timetable clashes but unfortunately we may have missed something and for this we would like to apologise.
If this has happened we will of course refund you for the class you cannot compete in, please email with any problems –
With regards to the timetable – if there is not time for the Championship then it will run on from the class as all horses due in championship are already in the ring.
After visiting the showground this week we can say that it is looking amazing and we are really looking forward to making this a successful and enjoyable show for all.
Once again thanks for your patience
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the National Show will be a two day show, after the final closing date we were substantially down on our entries from previous years, so we feel we have no option than to have a full and interesting show on Friday 30th July and Saturday 31st July.
It is such a shame we have had to come to this decision, but we feel with the lower entries will result in to many breaks if we keep it as a 3 days, whereas going to 2 days we can put a timetable together and all 4 rings will be full at all times. We will publish the new timetable early next week.
Our decision to run the show on the Friday and Saturday is we still would have had to vacate the showground on the Sunday as DBEC have another show starting on the Monday, this way people are most welcome stay over on the Saturday night and go home at their leisure on the Sunday. We will of course refund Saturday night stabling if required. We will also refund entries if we put the classes on the Friday instead of Saturday and you cannot make it to the show.
We are hoping because of the terrible time we have all been though over the last 18 months that next year we will be back up to our usual three day show.
All refunds must be applied for by email to
If you paid via PayPal we will automatically do the refund back to your account

Due to an ECAHO rule change which means that none of our ECAHO judges can judge another Pure Bred Class until after they have judged their ECAHO Classes we have had to amend our timetable which is now attached, this also shows the change of judges which were announced last week.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Alan Preston & Scott Benjamin not being able to leave Australia, our judges for the Nationals will now be Mrs Helen Hennekens-van Nes and Mr Koenraad Detailleur, the timetable with which classes they are judging will be published early next week.
We will also be swapping our Novice Ridden Judge, Laura Rowe to the Restricted Ridden Classes, Sue Helen Shuttleworth will now be judging the Novice Classes.

National Show Entry Forms - please note that although the stabling form indicates that you can arrive on the Showground on the Wednesday, this is incorrect. Arrival on the showground is Thursday 29th July, all competitors must leave the showground on Sunday 1st August. There are only permanent stables available. 

The work of this committee includes the following :

Please find attached information about the online entry for Aljassimya Amateur Challenge which is being held online


We regret to announce due to the impact of COVID-19 on the showing season the organisers of the UKIHA have decided to cancel this years presentation and instead allow competitors to carry their points over the 2020/2021 scheme.

We felt as so many competitors accrue points during the March-June season, the absence of shows this year will impact competitors hugely. 

Please retain your points cards and send with your 2020/2021 points card at the end of the next scheme which finishes June 1st 2021.

We will be updating cards on the system for the new scheme shortly.

Thank you for your continued support of the scheme.

We wish you and your families well at this time.


This year at our British National Championship Show the Shows and Events Team have decided to extend the ECAHO Standard Championship method.

This will involve bringing back the top 3 from each ECAHO class for their respective championships.

1st placed horses in their class line up ordered according to age in the front row

2nd placed horses then line up behind them in that order

3rd placed horses then line up behind the 2nd placed horses in that order thus making 3 rows.

The judge will then select his/her GOLD Champion from the 1st placed horses in the front row. The SILVER and BRONZE champion should be selected from the remaining horses.

A fourth horse will be selected which will become the Bronze Champion should one to the three medal winners be disqualified.

The horse will not be announced. In the event two or more of the winners are disqualified, no further substitution will be made.

If a horse placed first in its class is not able to take part in their championship, the horse placed second in the class will move forward and be judged with the other horses placed first. Should a horse placed first be sent out of the ring by the judge or taken out by the handler for any reason, it will be deemed to have taken part in the championship and therefore the second placed horse will not be judged with the other first placed horses.

Substitutions for absent first, second or third placed horses by lower ranked horses will not be permitted.

All horses that qualified for their respective championships MUST take part in the championship. Unless a certificate from the DC Veterinarian is produced, failure to compete will disqualify the horse from the show, with its record of score and class placing being deleted and the horse being disqualified from showing for a period of one year from the date of the show. In the event of a disqualification, horses placed behind the disqualified horse will move up a place in the class but 4th or lower placed horses will not be entitled to enter the championship.

Shows & Events Committee 

Mrs Rebecca McCormick, Council Member & Chairman

Mrs Fiona Grant-Chivers, Council Member

Mr Stephen McCormick, Council Member

Mr Simon Constable, Council Member

Direct Elect Members
Miss Felicity Harper

Judges Training Sub Committee

Mrs Joanne Lowe - Chairman

Mrs Frances Atkinson

Miss Joanne Woodward 

Miss Karen Upton