Sunday 9th July 2023

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Course Builder:                                                 Mr D Cole
Judges:                                                             Mrs P Smith
                                                                          Mrs S Whitford
                                                                          Mrs T Rushton
                                                                          Miss R Horton-Barr                                                                        
Chief Show Jumping Steward:                          Miss J Wilton
Assistant Chief Show Jumping Steward:          Mr S Markham
Entry Secretary:                                                Mrs E Knott
Collecting Ring Steward:                                  Ms C Dixie

1. The Society is affiliated to British Showjumping and all competitors in the showjumping classes shall be deemed to have consented to the jurisdiction of British Showjumping.
2. Entries in all showjumping classes are restricted to horses registered with British Showjumping and must be ridden by British Showjumping members, in accordance with British Showjumping Rules 77 & 79.
3. Owners entering their horses do so entirely at their own risk and it is a condition of entry that no liability of any kind attaches itself to the British Showjumping, it's Committees or Officers, nor to the Society, it's Council or staff, in any respect whatsoever.
4. Competitors must wear the correct dress and use the correct saddlery and equipment in accordance with British Showjumping Rules 101 & 102.
5. Cancellation of Entries: 50% of entry fees will be refunded in accordance with British Showjumping Rule 79(4).
6. In the event of insufficient starters in any class, lower prizes may be withheld in accordance with British Showjumping Rule 76.6.
7. The Council of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch & District Agricultural Society Ltd reserves the right to refuse any entry, without obligation to give the reason for such refusal.
8. No member shall allow a stallion for which he/she is responsible as owner, lessee, authorised agent or rider to compete or be prepared to compete, in any show jumping competition without taking adequate precautions to ensure other members of the public are not put at risk of injury, in accordance with British Showjumping Rule 82.21.
9. Riders who cannot fully satisfy the conditions laid down in Rule 77.1 must present an entry ticket, conforming to the 'Ticket to Ride' scheme laid down in Rule 77.2. One ticket/class.

Tickets for competitors will be allocated as follows:-

1 - 3 horses        -    2 tickets
4 horses & over  -    3 tickets


Classes to start at 8.30 am



1. Exhibitor - You will need to provide the Ashby de la Zouch & District Agricultural Society with certain personal information relating to you. Your privacy is extremely important to us and so we want you to know exactly how we will use that personal information. Our full privacy notice setting out detailed information about matters such as personal information we use, for what purpose we use it, what our legal basis for doing so is and who we share it with can be viewed on our website  The booking of your class entry to this show will show you agree to this notice.

2. 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.

3  Nomination 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.

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. 

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.


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.

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.
Riders aged 18 years and under on the day of the Show, must state their date of birth on the entry form.

11. Safety.
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 cheap-jacks, hawkers, commercial photographers, or persons whose behaviour they consider to be objectionable. All dogs on the Showground must be kept on leads at all times, except when being exhibited.

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 £20 and will be considered by the Council and their decision shall be final. The deposit will be returned if the objection is sustained.

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 Show Jumping marquee, 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.

16. Trophies.
All trophies will be available for collection at the Secretary’s marquee. 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 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. 

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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