It is with regret that Council have agreed that our National Show due to be held at the David Broome Equestrian Centre in July is to be cancelled. We have made a reservation with them to hold the 2021 National Show but are still in discussion with them to ensure we get the best date available for us for 2021 as soon as this is finalised we will let you know, we appreciate the support from the centre in honouring our deposit payments which they have agreed to carry forward to next year.
We hope that all our members are keeping safe in these exceptional times and that we can all look forward to meeting again in normal conditions at our events in 2021.
The work of this committee includes the following :
IMPORTANT NOTICE 2019/2020 SCHEME
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.
IMPORTANT NEWS RE CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY
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