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Competitor Information

See below for Tattersalls Ireland July Show 2018 Rules.

General Showing Rules

General Rules
1. Competitors must wear correct riding clothes, including protective head covering, mounted on the Showground. Showjumping Classes to be judged under SJI Rules.
2. Protective headgear conforming to the current recommended kitemark standard – PAS 015 or EN 1384 and fitted with an adjustable harness is recommended for all riders. Protective headgear conforming to the above standards is compulsory for riders under the age of 16 years and for all riders competing in Performance Classes. In Ridden Show Classes, gentlemen and lady riders over 16 years of age may if they choose wear a bowler hat (gentlemen) or a velvet hunt cap (ladies).
3. The Committee reserves the right to refund entry, alter, amalgamate or cancel any class.
4. The Committee reserves the right to change Rings or Order of Classes at any stage.
5. Horses and ponies in Ridden Classes must be at least 4 years old.
6. The Judge’s decision is final.
7. The Committee reserves the right to ask any person to leave the Showground without giving a reason.
8. Entry fees will not be refunded.
9. No responsibility will be accepted by members of the Committee or Tattersalls Ireland for any loss, damage or accident to persons, animals or property.
Qualification Rules
1. Entries are confined to animals registered in the Irish Horse Register with the breed codes ISH, RID or ID and must have Sire & Dam recorded on the passport.
2. Animals must be sired by a stallion that is classified in the Irish Sport Horse Stud Book as either: Approved/Preliminary/Approved/Supplementary Approved/Recognised/Preliminary Recognised/Not Approved 1 (NAI) or a stallion that is classified in the Irish Draught Stud Book as either Class 1/Class 2/RID (GB)/RID(Can)/Grade 2 (GB)
3. The class is also open to Weatherby registered animals, progeny of Weatherby Thoroughbred Stallions that are not classified in the Irish Horse Register as Not Approved 2 (NA2)
4. Two animals may be selected to qualify for the Final if the Judges and the ISA agree the standard is high enough
5. Exhibitors at both the Qualifier and Final must have the animal’s passport available for inspection prior to entry to the judging ring. Failure to comply with this Rule will lead to immediate disqualification
6. Passports and Microchips should be read by a Veterinary Surgeon at the Final
7. Animals qualified for Final are not eligible to enter any other class at the Show at which the Final is held 8. These Rules should be read in conjunction with the ISA Rules

General Working Hunter Rules

A skull cap or hat and safety harness according to the current approved BSI or European Standard must be worn by ALL competitors in the jumping phase of Working Hunter Classes. Skull caps must have a navy blue or black cover. No hind boots or bandages of any description are allowed in the collecting ring, warm-up or in the actual class.

On completion of the jumping phase all clear rounds and any other horses the judges may require will be asked to return to the ring.

If a horse positively stops, ceases to go forward at any time during its jumping round, or turns its quarters to a fence, or has a complete turnaround, will constitute refusals.

If a horse jumps the incorrect fence out of a pen or lane it will be eliminated. Horses displaying continued disobedience, or horses leaving the ring whether mounted or dismounted, will be eliminated.

Penalties
First Refusal
Second Refusal
Third Refusal
Jumping Knockdown
Fall or Horse or Rider
15
20
Elimination
10
Elimination

1. Working Show Horses

Hacks, Cobs/Maxi and Riding Horses, mare or gelding, 4yo over, exceeding 148cms. Jumps not to exceed 2’9” and 2’9” spread.

2. Qualifier for IHWT Thoroughbred Club Working Hunter Series Final on Sunday 22 July at Tattersalls July Show

Mare/gelding, 4 year old or over, of any height. Riders must be 15 years old or over on 1st January, 2018. Horses to be ridden in any snaffle, pelham or simple double bridle. Horses should be plaited. Front boots of plain colour may be worn during the jumping phase. Fences in the IHWT Retrained Working Hunter Series should have a minimum of 12 and will have a natural appearance. To be judge 60% for jumping performance (40% for actual jumping and 20% for style and performance) and 40% for ride and conformation. No change of rider or tack to be allowed between the jumping phase and the ridden phase except for the removal of boots and/or martingale.

Winner and reserve will go forward to the final. If either of these horses has previously qualified, the qualification may be passed down the line at the judges discretion.

All entries must have registered with the IHWT Thoroughbred Club (registration is free on www.ihwt.ie) and include their registration number on the entry form. Horses must be retired and have raced in a point to point or on the racetrack. All those entering horses and/or participating in the show agree to be bound by the show rules and registrations in force from time to time.

Competitors must wear a safety/kite mark hard hat with a chinstrap. Enquiries regarding class eligibility and TB club can email info@ihwt.ie.

3. Novice Working Hunter

Mare, gelding or stallion (competing stallions must have a ribbon displayed in their tail) four years old or over, not to have won a total of €250, excluding championship money or (or equivalent values) in prizemoney in any Working Hunter Class or 20 IE points or 22 points SJI Show-jumping at home or equivalent abroad before 1st January in the relevant year.
Irish Draught Horses graded ‘A’ by Show Jumping Ireland or competed at Advanced level in Eventing ie. CIC**, CCI**, CNC** or above are not allowed compete. Fences in Novice Working Hunter Classes should have a minimum height of .85m (2’9”) and a maximum height of 1.00m (3’3”). Working Hunters may compete ‘Hors Concours’ in Novice Working Hunter classes in the jumping phase only at the discretion of the Show Secretary but the horse cannot compete in any other Working Hunter classes for the duration of the Show.

4. Restricted Open Hunter

Mare, gelding or stallion (competing stallions must have a coloured ribbon displayed in their tail) four years old and over not to have won a total of €500, excluding championship prizemoney (or equivalent values) in prizemoney in any Working Hunter class or 50 EI points or 45 points SJI Show-jumping at home or equivalent abroad before 1st January in the relevant year. Maximum height of fences 3’6” (1.07m). Working Hunters may compete ‘Hors Concours’ in Restricted Open Working Hunter classes in the jumping phase only at the discretion of the Show Secretary but the horse cannot compete in any other Working Hunter classes for the duration of that Show.

5. Open Working Hunter

(Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019)
Mare, gelding or stallion (competing stallions must have a coloured ribbon displayed in their tail) four years old and over exceeding 148 cms. (14.2 h.h. approx) to be judged in accordance with the rules herein set out. Any horse that has qualified as a Grade A Show Jumper or Advanced Event Horse as at 1st January in the current year is not eligible to compete in Working Hunter Classes. To be judged 60% for jumping performance, 40% as for Hunter Classes. The jumping to be judged 40% for actual jumping and 20% style and presence. Ride and conformation 40%. Fences to be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 in number and a maximum height of 1.14m (3ft.9ins) at the discretion of the Judges. Fences should have a natural appearance and not be easily dislodged. No un-numbered obstacle can be included in the course. The manner of going to be taken into account. No change of rider or tack will be allowed (unless a horse is ridden under side-saddle, in which case, in order to allow the judge to ride, the saddle may be changed for the riding phase only). A rider can ride up to two horses in the jumping phase but then must select only one horse to take forward into the ride and conformation section if so required (no change of rider is allowed).

6. Small Show Hunter

Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019
Mare or gelding, four years old or over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms.

7. Lightweight Ridden Hunter

Mare or gelding, four years old or over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms.

8. Heavyweight Ridden Hunter

4 year old, to carry over 13st., open to any mare or gelding.

9. IHWT Retired Racehorse Show Series FINAL

Open to qualified horses only (1st and 2nd in each of nine Qualifiers). Horses should be ridden in a snaffle, pelham or simple double bridle. Horses should be plaited. Racing blemishes are NOT ignored. In addition to TRI Vouchers, the Winner and Reserve also win opportunity to travel to the RoR Final/Championship at Aintree, UK, to complete in either the
*RoR Elite Showing Series Final or in the RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series Final.
*To compete in the RoR Elite Showing Series Final, the horse must have raced in Great Britain.
If the horse has not run in GB, provided an amateur showing person rides him, he is eligible to go in the RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series Final. All costs of travel to Aintree and accommodation for horse, rider and groom is sponsored through the IHWT TB Club.

10. Ridden Hunter Mare

Open to any mare, four years old or over, exceeding 158cms.

11. Amateur Ridden Hunter

Mare or gelding, four years old or over. A person is an amateur for showing purposes, when showing ridden hunters in an amateur classes, if he or she does not:

a) Engage in livery, buying, selling, dealing or hiring horses as a means of deriving a main source of income. Since 1st January, 2016.
b) Accept remuneration whether it be monetary or goods in kind for employment in connection with horses in a racing, showing or livery stable or riding school (instruction at Pony Club and Riding Club excepted). Since 1st January, 2016.
c) Show a horse owned or sponsored by a company or commercial firm, or a horse for which his or her immediate family accepts livery or training charges from a person outside the immediate concern. Since 1st January, 2016.
d) Show a horse which a professional rider has qualified in the Weight or Small Ridden Hunter classes for either the Horse of The Year Show or the Royal International Horse Show during the current year, unless the horse has subsequently been re-registered under new ownership
e) Professional show persons must not enter the Amateur Ring whilst the classes are in progress. A professional show person is another term for professional producer and as such a professional groom who works for a producer can enter the ring to groom.

12. Lightweight Hunter

Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019
Mare or gelding, four years old or over, capable of carrying up to 12 stones 7lbs.

13. Middleweight Hunter

Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019
Mare or gelding, four years old or over, capable of carrying over 12 stones 7lbs but not exceeding 14 stones.

14. Heavyweight Hunter

Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019
Mare or gelding four years old or over, capable of carrying over 14 stones.

15. Cobs

Mare or gelding, four-year-old or over not exceeding 155cms.

16. Cobs - Maxi

Mare or gelding, four-years-old or over, exceeding 155cms.

17. Ladies Hunter

Qualifier for Royal International Horse Show 2019
Open to any weight hunter, mare or gelding, four-years-old or over, to be ridden side-saddle by a lady wearing hunting costume. Riders to have attained their 16th birthday on 1 January 2018.
Winner awarded the Fania Mahony Memorial Cup.

18. Connolly's RED MILLS Supreme Champion of Champions Ridden Hunter

Open to Champion, Reserve and highest placed four-year-old (if not Champion or Reserve) at designated Qualifying Show.

19. Final - IHWT Retrained Racehorse Show Series

20. Yearling colt, gelding or filly, likely to make a top class hunter

21. Two-year-old colt or gelding (Red Mills All Ireland Qualifier)

22. Two-year-old filly (Kildysart All Ireland Qualifier)

23. Three-year-old filly (Bantry All Ireland Qualifier)

24. Three-year-old gelding, likely to make a top class hunter

25. Coloured Horse

Mare or gelding, four-year-old or over, exceeding 158cms. To be ridden by riders over 14-years-old or over on 1 January 2018.

26. Coloured Horse

Mare or gelding, four-year-old or over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. To be ridden by riders over 14-years-old or over on 1 January 2018.

27. Large Riding Horse

Mare or gelding, four-years-old or over, exceeding 158cms. Riders must be 16-years-old or over on 1 January 2018

28. Small Riding Horse

Mare or gelding, four-years-old or over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. Riders must be 14-years-old or over on 1 January 2018.

29. Final, IHWT Working Hunter Series