16 Sep 2020
The development series will include all levels from preliminary to grand prix and is open to all DI members.
The highlight of the development series is the 4, 5 and 6 year old young horse classes: this will include ponies (horses entered in these classes must be foaled in Ireland and be registered with an Irish horse registration passport). There will also be a prize at each level for the top Irish bred horse at the finals. The Breeders of the winning horses holding a Department of Agriculture Food and Marine Irish Passport in the 4, 5 and 6 year old classes will receive a prize of €350.
The 4 y.o. will ride the Prelim qualifier test, 5 y.o. will ride the Novice qualifier test & the 6 y.o. will ride the Elem qualifier test.
This series will not be broken into any categories and all riders and horses must be full members of Dressage Ireland prior to close of entries.
Combinations can only ride two tests on any one day.
The series will have 5 qualifiers from which one test at all levels up to Grand Prix will be a qualifier for the final at Abbottstown on 1st November 2020.
The top four at each level will automatically qualify for the final; if a rider and horse combination is already qualified the qualification place will pass down the line. Combinations must compete in at least two qualifiers to be eligible for the final.
Prize Fund at each qualifier is €2,000
Prize fund at the final is €10,000
Greenogue– 27th Sep
Thurles – 3rd Oct
Portmore – 10th Oct
Abbottstown – 18th Oct
Greenogue – 25th Oct
Final – Abbottstown – 1st Nov
Entry Fee - €25 per test
Warm up tests at qualifiers;
Prelim DI 18
Adv Med FEI Junior Prelim
Qualifying tests at qualifiers
Prelim BD 15
Novice BD 38
Elem BD 43
Medium BD 73
Adv Med BD91
Adv Med BD 98
DI points will be allocated as usual and all shows will run under DI rules.
Prize money will be allocated pro rata on number of entries
1-4 entries one cash prize
5-8 entries two cash prizes
9-12 entries three cash prizes
All enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
Entries: Please refer to Dressage Ireland Website and Facebook pages as entries will open over the weekend.
It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure they are entered for the correct class in accordance with their DI points.
It is the responsibility of the rider when entering the 4, 5 and 6 year old classes that they send in a copy of the Irish Passport Studbook register the horse is registered with, the marking sheet, breeding details and vaccinations to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure their entry is accepted. Failure to do so will result in the entry not being processed and the entry fee will not be refunded.
For the Finals: Riders in the young horse classes or those wanting to be considered for the top placed Irish Bred Horse at each level must produce the horses passport to the show secretary on the day. Failure to do so will result in them not being allowed to ride in the class and the entry fee will not be refunded.
*** Covid Health Guidelines must be strictly adhered to at all times. All those attending the show must wear masks when not mounted. Riders and grooms are asked to observe social distancing and hand sanitising protocols and try to spend minimal time at the venue. Contact tracing details must be filled out with entries.