Sunday 15th July 2018

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Championship/Qualifiers

ASHBY SHOW IS AFFILIATED TO:-

National Pony Society S11.079                     Irish Draught Horse Society
TGCA (TGCA/07/17/052)                             BSPS (86/17)
British Show Horse Association                     British Miniature Horse Society
Welsh Pony & Cob Society                          NCPA (148/17)
Shetland Pony Stud Book Society                CHAPS (UK) (17067)      

CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Frank Hewitt Hunter Champion of Champion Cup. The Champion & Reserve Champion from the Riding Horse, Ridden Hunter, Ridden Cob, TGC, CHAPS and Ridden Working Hunter are all eligible to compete for this Championship.

The Rotherwood Supreme In-Hand Trophy.  The Champion & Reserve Champion from the M & M In-Hand, Section A & B, Shetland (Overall), Pony Breeding, Miniature Pony and highest placed In-hand Coloured 15hh or under are all eligible for this Championship.

Supreme Ridden Pony Championship.  The Champion & Reserve Champion from the M&M Ridden, Mini M&M, Open Show Hunter Pony, Mini Show Hunter Pony, WHP & Mini WHP are all eligible for this Championship. Champion £30 – Reserve Champion £20.

QUALIFIERS

Q1. This Show is a qualifier for the NCPA Pony of the Year Show at Warren Farm, Formby, L37 8DJ, in September 2017.   1st and 2nd prizewinners in appropriate classes will qualify.

Q2. NPS Kilmannan Stud M&M In-Hand Silver Medal Rosette Championships. These classes are to be judged under the Rules of the NPS. NPS Silver Medal Rosettes are only awarded when the owner of the champion pony is a Qualifying or Life Member of the NPS.  A valid membership card must be in the rider’s/handler’s possession on entering the ring and be produced immediately on request by either the judge or the steward.  If the owner of the Champion pony is not a Member, or the owner’s membership card is not immediately produced, the rosette may be awarded to the Reserve Champion provided they have the required membership card.  If the Champion pony has previously qualified it is still entitled to the Silver Medal Rosette but the qualification card goes to the Reserve Champion pony, provided the owner of that pony is a Member of the NPS.  The Silver Medal Rosette and the qualification card can be awarded no lower than first Reserve (third). Foals are not eligible for the Silver Medal Championships. Qualifiers are entitled to compete in the final of the Silver Medal Rosette Championships to be held at the NPS Summer Championship Show on 1st - 3rd August, 2017.

Q3. BSPS PREMIER LEAGUE.  All shows affiliated to the BSPS with Open Classes that are NOT qualifiers for the RIHS or HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW or OLYMPIA. This Show is a qualifier for the “BSPS Premier League”, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed ponies in the Lead Rein, First Ridden, Open Show Pony, Lead Rein of Hunter Type, Open SHP, Cradle & Nursery Stakes, Open WHP, Intermediate SRT, WH & SH and Heritage Leading Rein, First Ridden, Ridden and WHP Classes will qualify.

Q4.  BSPS CHALLENGE.  Open Lead Rein, First Ridden, Show Pony, SHP, WHP, Cradle & Nursery Stakes, Int SRT, SH, WH and Heritage M&M Lead Rein, First Ridden and WHP. This show is a qualifier for the BSPS Challenge. Animals must qualify for the Challenge by attending any BSPS affiliated Show and competing in the appropriate class. Ponies must NOT have qualified for the 2017 HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW in the appropriate class.  

Q5. BSPS "BLACK COUNTRY SADDLES" BEST RIDER.  The Best Rider in each of the following Open classes at all BSPS Affiliated Shows will be awarded a Best Rider Card and qualify for the final at the BSPS Summer Championships Show:- Lead Rein, First Ridden, Show Pony, Lead Rein of Hunter Type, SHP, Cradle & Nursery Stakes, WHP, Intermediate SRT, SH & WH, Heritage Lead Rein, First Ridden and the best rider 25 years and under in the Heritage Ridden & Heritage WHP Classes.

Q6. This Show is affiliated to EQUIFEST, taking place at the East of England Showground on 9th - 13th August 2017. The two highest placed exhibits, not already qualified, in each affiliated class will qualify (this does not include Classes 58 - 60 Miniature Horse of the Year, Classes 67 - 69 Catplant Group of Companies Show Hunter of the Year, Class 70 Small Show Hunter of the Year and Class 102 Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Working Hunter).

Q7. This Show is affiliated to The ROYAL LONDON SHOW, 2017. 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed horses/ponies not already qualified in eligible classes will qualify for the Champion of Britain Title classes to be held at the Royal London Show in 2017. Each qualified horse/pony will receive a qualification card in the ring which will enable the owner to enter the Royal London Show, provided the owner and rider/handler are, or become registered with the International Showing Society within 28 days of the qualifying Show. No horse registration is required. For more information telephone the I.S.S. Secretary on 01425 471680/07971 931971 or www.royallondonshow.co.uk.

Q8. Class 102 Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year is a qualifying class for Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, 4th - 8th October, 2017. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.

Q9. Classes 67 - 69 Catplant Group of Companies Ltd Show Hunter of the Year (all weights) are qualifying classes for Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, 4th - 8th October, 2017. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office

Q10. Class 70 - Small Show Hunter of the Year is a qualifying class for Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, 4th - 8th October, 2017. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.

Q11. The Champion Miniature from classes 58 - 60 in the Miniature Horse section will qualify for Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, 4th - 8th October, 2017. Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.

Q12. This show is a qualifier for the 2017 TSR Showing Finals. Qualify and enter ANY of the Finals Central, East Anglia, North West, North East, South East, South, Wales & South West or Scottish. You DO NOT have to be a TSR member to qualify or enter a final. The Rider/Handler qualifies and can enter any horse/pony in any number of Finals. TSR Riders Finals - 1st & 2nd riders qualify and will receive a qualification card in the ring. TSR In Hand Finals - The 2 highest placed handlers with a TSR In Hand Card will qualify in any In Hand class. Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward. Cards are available FREE from the TSR website. Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk

Q13. This show is a qualifier for The Great Midland Horse Show, which will be held at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex on Friday, 18th - Sunday, 20th August, 2017. The following classes are all qualifiers: 21, 22, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 82, 83, 85, 86, 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, 99, 100, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113

Q14. This show is a TOYS 2018 Qualifier.  However, if you are a TGCA member with a TGCA registered cob on the date of the show, you may elect to use your qualification for TOYS 2017 and pay on the day entries at TOYS for the best of breed finals/Quest Championships

Times

HORSES AND PONIES TIMETABLE

Main Ring
9.30 am  - 11.00 am     Shire Horse
3.15 pm  - 4.00 pm       Shire Horse & Cattle Parade

Pony Ring 1
9.00 am                   -    Show Hunter Pony
not before 10.00am   -    Local Rider followed by Young Handler
not before 12.00am   -    Veteran Ridden followed by In-hand
not before 1.00am     -    Pony Breeding
not before 1.30 pm    -    Shetland Pony

Pony Ring 2
8.30 am                      -    Welsh Ponies A followed by Welsh Ponies B
not before 11.00 am     -    Miniature Horse
not before 1.00 pm       -    Side Saddle 

Pony Ring 3
8.00 am                      -    Ridden Hunters
to follow                      -    Riding Horse
to follow                      -    Ridden Cob
to follow                      -    Irish Draught Ridden following by In-Hand

Pony Ring 4
08.30 am                     -    Coloured Horse & Pony
not before 10.30am       -    Retrained Racehorses
to follow                      -    Traditional Gypsy Cob

 

Pony Ring 5
08.30 am                      -    Mountain & Moorland In-Hand
not before 10.00am       -    Mountain & Moorland Ridden

WH Ring
08.00 am                      -     Ridden Working Hunter
not before 11.30 pm       -     RoR/TBA Racehorse Challenge
not before 12.30 am       -    Working Hunter Ponies
 

Course Builder:  Mr D Norlander, Anglesey

Pony Ring 6
Caspian Horse Show

Fancy Dress
not before 2 pm     -    Ring to be decided on the day

Championships in Rotherwood and Glyn Greenwood - Times and rings will be decided on the day

Supreme Judge: Miss J Andrews, Staffs

Some times and places of judging may be changed when the number of entries is known.  The final timetable and any changes will be posted on the website by 4th July.

 
The Society’s Rosettes will be awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion Ponies in all Sections.  Sashes will be awarded to Champions of all sections.

If there is enough interest for plaited working hunter classes then these will be reinstated next year

 

Regulations

1. Ownership.

All classes in this schedule are open to exhibitors residing in any part of the United Kingdom. Exhibits in all classes must be the bona-fide property of the exhibitor and must be in their ownership at the date of the Show. The exhibitor’s name(s) on the Show entry form must be the same as on the animal registration certificate. In the event of the death of an exhibitor between the date of entry and the date of the Show, the executors of the deceased will be deemed to be the exhibitor.

2. Entries.

ENTRIES FOR ALL CLASSES - £12 (unless otherwise stated). Entries should be on the form supplied and should be signed by the exhibitor or his agent. This entry form, together will all entry fees (and subscriptions, if not already paid) must be received by the Secretary not later than the closing date for entries. Late entries may not be accepted. The entry fee for any animal entered but not exhibited will be forfeited (except as provided for under British Showjumping Rules).  Unaccompanied Competitors must provide the Show Organiser a contact telephone number in case of an emergency.  An additional Administration Charge of £25 will be made in the event of unpaid entries.

3. Nominations of Entries

The name of the exhibit and all relevant details must be stated on the entry form Except in the case of Showjumping and Side-Saddle classes.  NO SUBSTITUTION OF ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES.

4. Cancellation of Classes

The Society reserves the right to amalgamate or cancel classes or sections in the event of there being insufficient entries. Entry fees for classes cancelled by the Society will be refunded.

5. Admission

Admission to the Show will be by Vehicle Pass, colour coded for the appropriate entrance and fixed to the windscreen in a prominent position.  The number of admission tickets sent to exhibitors will vary depending on the number of animals exhibited.  NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARK IN THE HORSE BOX FIELD.

Tickets for livestock and horse competitors will be allocated as follows:

1-3 animals - 2 tickets

4 animals and over - 3 tickets

Extra persons will be expected to pay for admission and Stewards may inspect vehicles. All exhibitors should be on the Showground at least half an hour before the stated judging time for their respective classes.  EXHIBITORS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ARRIVE EARLIER TO AVOID TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT THE ENTRANCE GATES.  

EXHIBITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY BRING ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION TO THE SHOW, AS REQUIRED BY MINISTRY REGULATIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN ANIMALS BEING REFUSED ADMISSION TO THE SHOWGROUND.

6. Veterinary.

The Society’s veterinary surgeons are authorised to refuse permission for any animal to be admitted to the Showground suspected of being infected with a contagious or infectious disease or with a disease or injury which, in their opinion renders it unfit or unsafe to be exhibited. Such an animal will not be allowed to compete. The exhibitor will be held entirely responsible by the Society for any circumstances which may result from the appearance of such an animal on the Showground. The Society reserves the right to take blood samples from any animal which the Judge and/or Stewards suspect may have been dosed with illegal substances. A horse ambulance will be in attendance.

7.  Identification.

Exhibits shall be identified in the Judging Rings solely by the numbers issued by the Secretary, corresponding to the catalogue entry for the exhibit. 

8. Judging.

The Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute should any judge be prevented from attending the Show and all entries are accepted on this understanding. Times of judging, as stated in this Schedule, will be adhered to as strictly as possible but are subject to alteration. Exhibitors must be ready to enter the ring at once when called upon by the Stewards. A public address system will be used to advise horse and pony competitors to be ready but it is SOLELY THE COMPETITORS RESPONSIBILITY to be in the ring in time for their class.

The Judges and Stewards have discretion to withhold or vary the first and any other prizes should the quality of the entry or entries not merit such a prize.

9. Horse Height.

Where the height of the horse or pony is specified in any class, the Judge or Steward may require such animals entered in the class to be measured, unless the animal has an official measurement certificate, issued by the Joint Measurement Scheme. Half an inch will be allowed for normal shoes.

10. Age.

The date of birth should be stated on the entry form for foals. The year of birth only need be stated for horses and ponies. All winners of children’s classes will be expected to produce birth certificates, if necessary. Riders aged 18 years and under on the day of the Show, must state their date of birth on the entry form.

11. Safety.

All animals must be secured by halter or other means, except as required at the time of judging. Unruly and fractious animals may be refused admission to the judging rings by the Stewards. Exercising of horses and ponies will only be allowed in the designated exercise areas. Anyone riding a horse or pony anywhere on the Showground must wear a hat, of a standard approved by the governing body under whose rules they are exhibiting and properly fastened. The attention of all exhibitors is drawn to the Society’s Policy, a copy of which may be seen at the Secretary’s marquee.

12. Conduct.

The Council may at any time, before or during the Show, reject any entry, whether the same has been accepted or not, without giving, reasons and their decision shall be final. The Council also has the power to eject from the Showground any commercial photographers, or persons whose behaviour they consider to be objectionable. All dogs on the Showground must be kept on leads at all times.

13. Dress.

Exhibitors of horses and ponies, grooms and attendants must wear correct dress, as approved by the governing body under whose rules they are exhibiting.

14. Objections.

Any exhibitor wishing to lodge an objection must do so in writing and must deliver it to the Secretary within an hour of the Judge’s decision being given. Such objections must be accompanied by a deposit of £10 and will be considered by the Council and their decision shall be final. The deposit will be returned if the objection is sustained. Any complaints should be passed to the Chief Horse Steward to deal with.

15. Prize Money. 

Following the judge’s decision in each class and special award, winning exhibitors will be handed vouchers for their prize money. Prize money will be paid in cash at the Treasurer’s caravan, on the main Show Field, on presentation of prize money vouchers, except where an objection has been lodged but not yet resolved. Please note that all prize money not collected on the day will be forfeited. 

Payable to the following placings dependant on CATALOGUED entries -
 

Catalogued Entries

Pay To

Pay To

Pay To

Pay To

1 - 3

1st

X

X

X

4 - 6

1st

2nd

X

X

Over 6 entries

1st

2nd

3rd

4th


16. Trophies.

All trophies will be available for collection at the Horse Field marquee after each section has finished. They will be held by the winner for one year but will remain the property of the Society and must be returned as directed by the Secretary.

17. Missed Class.

IT IS THE COMPETITOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARRIVE AT THE START OF THEIR CLASSES ON TIME.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN IF CLASSES ARE MISSED.

18. Responsibility.

The Society, its Officers and Staff, disclaim any responsibility and all liability in respect of any accident, damage, injury, disease or loss, howsoever caused, that may occur to any exhibitor or his servant, or the general public, or to any animal, article, vehicle or property brought on to the Showground, or while entering or leaving the Showground. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may be done to, or occasioned by or arising from any animal, article, vehicle or property, exhibited or brought on to the Showground by him. He shall indemnify and hold harmless the Society from and against all actions, suits, expenses and claims on account of, or in respect of any such damage or injury which may be caused or occasioned.

19. Other Regulations.

Any person, competing or exhibiting an animal in a class covered by a breed society, shall be deemed to have consented to the jurisdiction of that breed society and be subject to its constitution and rules (including any disciplinary procedures) insofar as they are applicable to the Show. This Schedule is issued subject to the orders (if any) of DEFRA and local authorities, which may be applicable at the date of the Show. 

20. Interpretation.

Anything not provided for in the foregoing shall be decided by the Society’s Council, whose decision shall be final and binding. On the day of the Show, the Chairman shall have all the powers of the Council under these regulations.

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