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Eligibility Rules for Area Competitions and the Championships- 2010

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ELIGIBILITY FOR AREA QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The District Commissioner is required to certify the eligibility of horse and rider as follows. Should a breach of eligibility

subsequently be discovered, then The Pony Club Office may disqualify the offending competitor. Members who

qualify for the Championships must still fulfill all the following eligibility rules on the day of the

Championships.

Applicable to all three levels – Open, Intermediate and Novice

1. No horse or rider may compete at more than one level of Dressage at Area or above (Open, Intermediate or

Novice) in any one year, nor may any horse be ridden more than once in any one year in any of the qualifying

competitions or at the Dressage Championships.

2. No competitor may ride more than once in any one year in any Pony Club Area Dressage competition or at

the Championships.

3. All Members who have not attained their 21st birthday by the beginning of the current year are eligible to enter

both team and individual competitions. Please also see additional eligibility for Open level below.

4. Horses which have competed at Advanced Medium level or above during the current year are not eligible.

This includes Hors Concours entries.

5. Horses must be 4 years of age or over and there is no height limit.

6. Stallions may only be ridden by Members if written permission is obtained from their District Commissioner

and they must wear identifying discs on their bridles in the interests of safety.

7. All horses and ponies must have genuinely participated at a minimum of 3 working rallies since 1st July in the

previous year, one of which must have been in the current year, with a Member of The Pony Club.

8. All riders entered must be active members of the stated Branch of The Pony Club who have participated at a

minimum of three working rallies of this or their previous Branch since 1st July in the previous year, excluding

team practices and coaching, and have been Members of The Pony Club since at least the 31st January in the

current year. Attendance at camp counts as one working rally. The District Commissioner has discretion in

the case of those who are working.

9. In the case of a transfer of Branch since the previous year’s competition, the Transfer Rule in the current Pony

Club Year Book will be enforced.

OPEN

�� Each OPEN Team may include one Associate Member (Associate Membership is available for persons

aged over 21 years until the end of The Pony Club year in which they become 25 years old).

�� Associate Members may also compete as individuals.

INTERMEDIATE

A. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) represented any Branch in Open Area Dressage or above in previous years.

ii) won any British Dressage (or Dressage Ireland) points at Elementary level or above or competed at BD (or DI)

medium level or above.

iii) been placed 1st – 6th individually in their arena at the Intermediate Dressage Championships.

iv) represented any Branch at the Intermediate Dressage Championships on two occasions.

B. Horses are NOT eligible if :-

i) they are graded BD (or DI) Elementary or above.

NOVICE

�� Members holding their full B Test or B (Riding) may compete as individuals, but only one such

member may be included in a Team. There is no restriction on members holding just B (Horse &

Pony Care).

A. Riders are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) competed or intend to compete at Intermediate or Open Area level or above in Dressage, Eventing or Show

Jumping or Open Tetrathlon in the current year or have done so in previous years.

ii) won any BD (or DI) points.

iii) competed at BD (or DI) Elementary level or above.

B. Horses are NOT eligible if :-

i) they are graded BD (or DI) Elementary or above.

ii) they have competed at Pony Club Open or Intermediate Area Dressage or above in the current year but may

have done so with another rider in preceding years.

C. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) been placed 1st – 6th individually in their arena at the Novice Dressage Championships.

ii) represented any Branch at the Novice Dressage Championships on two occasions.

 

EVENTING

ELIGIBILITY FOR AREA QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The District Commissioner is required to certify the eligibility of horse and rider as follows. Should a breach

of eligibility subsequently be discovered, then The Pony Club Office may disqualify the offending

competitor. Members who qualify for the Championships must still fulfill all the following eligibility

rules on the day of the Championships.

Applicable to all three levels – Open, Intermediate and Novice

1. No horse or rider may compete at more than one level of Eventing at Area or above (Open, Intermediate or

Novice) in any one year, nor may any horse be ridden more than once in any one year in any of the

qualifying competitions or at the Eventing Championships.

2. No competitor may ride more than once in any one year in any Pony Club Area Eventing competition or at

the Championships.

3. All Members who have not attained their 21st birthday by the beginning of the current year are eligible to

enter both team and individual competitions. Please also see additional eligibility for Open level below.

4. Riders or horses who have ‘schooled’ over the Area or Championship Cross Country courses during the

previous two weeks are not eligible to compete. Competing over the course is permissible and does not

render the competitor ineligible.

5. All horses graded British Eventing Advanced (Grade 1) (or Eventing Ireland Advanced) which have

completed at OI/AI/A level during the current year are ineligible at all three levels.

6. All horses must be 5 years of age or over and there is no height limit.

7. Stallions may only be ridden by Members if written permission is obtained from their District Commissioner

and they must wear identifying discs on their bridles in the interests of safety.

8. All horses and ponies must have genuinely participated at a minimum of 3 working rallies since 1st July in the

previous year, one of which must have been in the current year, with a Member of The Pony Club.

9. All riders entered must be active members of the stated Branch of The Pony Club who have participated at a

minimum of three working rallies of this or their previous Branch since 1st July in the previous year, excluding

team practices and coaching, and have been Members of The Pony Club since at least the 31st January in

the current year. Attendance at camp counts as one working rally. The District Commissioner has

discretion in the case of those who are working.

10. In the case of a transfer of Branch since the previous year’s competition, the Transfer Rule in the current

Pony Club Year Book will be enforced.

OPEN

�� Each OPEN Team may include one Associate Member (Associate Membership is available for

persons aged over 21 years until the end of The Pony Club year in which they become 25 years

old).

�� Associate Members may also compete as individuals.

INTERMEDIATE

A. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) Completed an Open Area Event or above in previous years.

ii) completed a British Eventing (or EI) Novice (or JRN or Pony Trials) or above.

iii) been placed 1st – 6th individually in their arena at the Intermediate Eventing Championships.

iv) represented any Branch at the Intermediate Eventing Championships on two occasions.

NOVICE

�� Members holding their full B Test or B (Riding) may compete as individuals, but only one

such member may be included in a Team. There is no restriction on members holding just

B (Horse & Pony Care).

A. Riders are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) competed or intend to compete at Intermediate or Open Area Level or above in Eventing or Show

Jumping or Open Tetrathlon in the current year or have done so in previous years.

B. Horses are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) competed at Pony Club Open or Intermediate Area Eventing or above in the current year but may

have done so with another rider in preceding years.

C. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) completed a BE 100 (or Eventing Ireland Pre-Novice) or above.

ii) been placed 1st – 6th individually in their arena at the Novice Eventing Championships.

iii) represented any Branch at the Novice Eventing Championships on two occasions.

 

SHOW JUMPING

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR AREA QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The District Commissioner is required to certify the eligibility of horse and rider as follows. Should a breach of eligibility

subsequently be discovered, then The Pony Club Office may disqualify the offending competitor. Members who

qualify for the Championships must still fulfill all the following eligibility rules on the day of the

Championships.

Applicable to all three levels – Open, Intermediate and Novice

1. No horse or rider may compete at more than one level of Show Jumping at Area or above (Open, Intermediate

or Novice) in any one year, nor may any horse be ridden more than once in any one year in any of the qualifying

competitions or at the Show Jumping Championships.

2. No competitor may ride more than once in any one year in any Pony Club Area Show Jumping competition or at

the Championships. Except for a competitor who has qualified for either the Open or Intermediate Individual and

Team competition at the Championships in Show Jumping.

3. All Members who have not attained their 21st birthday by the beginning of the current year are eligible to enter

both team and individual competitions. Please also see additional eligibility for Open level below.

4. At the closing date for entries for Area Competitions only unregistered (BSJA) horses and ponies and registered

horses as below are eligible: Grades B & C / Grade A horses which won less than 500 total (Notional) in the

previous calendar year / Horses first upgraded to Grade A in the current calendar year irrespective of winnings.

The qualification for registered ponies is: Grades JD and JC Ponies / Grade JA ponies which won less than 300

total in the previous calendar year / Ponies first upgraded to JA in the current calendar year irrespective of

winnings. Horses and ponies imported from Ireland or horses and ponies graded with points awarded by the

Show Jumping Association of Ireland will have those points converted to pounds sterling by multiplying by a

factor of 9 for horses or 2.5 for ponies. This applies to both re-registered and unregistered horses and ponies.

(i.e. Horses 9.00 = 1 point, Ponies 2.50 = 1 point)

5. Horses must be 5 years of age or over and there is no height limit.

6. Stallions may only be ridden by Members if written permission is obtained from their District Commissioner and

they must wear identifying discs on their bridles in the interests of safety.

7. All horses and ponies must have genuinely participated at a minimum of 3 working rallies since 1st July in the

previous year, one of which must have been in the current year, with a Member of The Pony Club.

8. All riders entered must be active members of the stated Branch of The Pony Club who have participated at a

minimum of three working rallies of this or their previous Branch since 1st July in the previous year, excluding

team practices and coaching, and have been Members of The Pony Club since at least the 31st January in the

current year. Attendance at camp counts as one working rally. The District Commissioner has discretion in the

case of those who are working.

9. In the case of a transfer of Branch since the previous year’s competition, the Transfer Rule in the current Pony

Club Year Book will be enforced.

OPEN

�� Each OPEN Team may include one Associate Member (Associate Membership is available for persons

aged over 21 years until the end of The Pony Club year in which they become 25 years old).

�� Associate Members may also compete as individuals.

INTERMEDIATE

A. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) Completed an Open Area Show Jumping or above in previous years.

ii) competed in BSJA or SJAI competitions above 1.10m in the 1st round.

iii) represented any Branch at the Intermediate Show Jumping Championships on two occasions.

B. Horses are NOT eligible if :-

i) they are currently registered with the BSJA/SJAI in Grades A or B or JA or have been registered in these

grades in the previous two years.

NOVICE

�� Members holding their full B Test or B (Riding) may compete as individuals, but only one such

member may be included in a Team. There is no restriction on members holding just B (Horse &

Pony Care).

A. Riders are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) competed or intend to compete at Intermediate or Open Area Level or above in Show Jumping or Eventing or

Open Tetrathlon in the current year or have done so in previous years.

ii) competed in BSJA or SJAI competitions above 1.00m in the 1st round.

B. Horses are NOT eligible if :-

i) they have competed at Pony Club Open or Intermediate Area level or above in Show Jumping in the current year

but may have done so with another rider in preceding years.

ii) they are currently registered with the BSJA in Grades A or B or JA or the SJAI equivalent or have been registered

in these grades in the previous two years.

C. Combination of Horse & Rider are NOT eligible if they have :-

i) been placed 1st – 6th in the Individual or Team Competition at the Novice Championships in Show Jumping.

ii) represented any Branch at the Novice Show Jumping Championships on two occasions.

 

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