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National Winter Finals 2019

6th & 7th April 2019
Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, Co. Cavan

 

WINTER FINALS CLASSES

 

Class  Level Test Test
1

Preliminary 
Category 1

BD 19
(2008/2016)

DI P18
(2012)
2 Preliminary 
Category 2
BD 19
(2008/2016)
DI P18
(2012)
3 Preliminary 
Category 3
BD 19
(2008/2016)
DI P18
(2012)
4 Novice
Category 1
BD 38
(2005)
DI N24
(2012)
5 Novice
Category 2
BD 38
(2005)
DI N24
(2012)
6 Novice
Category 3
BD 38
(2005)
DI N24
(2012)
7 Elementary
Category 2
BD 57
(2007)
DI E55
(2013)
8 Elementary
Category 3
BD 57
(2007)
DI E55
(2013)
9 Medium
Category 2
BD 69
(2005)
DI M77
(2015)
10 Medium
Category 3
BD 69
(2005)
DI M77
(2015)
11 Advanced Medium FEI Jnr Team
(2009 updated 2018)
FEI Jnr Indv
(2009 updated 2018)
12 Advanced BD 102
(2012)
 
13 Prix St Georges Prix St Georges FEI
(2009 updated 2018)
 
14 Intermédiaire I Intermediate I FEI
(2009 updated 2018)
 
15 Intermédiaire II Intermediate II FEI
(2009 updated 2018)
 
16 Grand Prix Grand Prix FEI
(2009 updated 2018)
 
17 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary (Under 12) BD 7
(2002/2016)
 
18 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary (12-16yrs) DI P5
(2012)
 
19 Senior Trailblazers Preliminary DI P5
(2012)
 
20 Junior Trailblazers Novice BD24
(2010/2016)
 
21 Senior Trailblazers Novice BD24
(2010/2016)
 
22 FEI Pony Team Test
(2012/2018)
Individual Test
(2012/2018)
23 Sportsmans Preliminary DI P5
(2012)
 
24 Sportsmans Novice BD24
(2010/2016)
 

 


ENTRIES

 

Entries close on Monday 11th March 2019 at midnight.
Under NO circumstance will late entries be accepted. Please do not contact the office over late entries as refusal might offend.

All postal entries must arrive at the office before closing time on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Withdrawals to be made by:
Monday 18th March 2019 at midday.

Entry Fees:
€60 / £50 for Classes 1 - 11 and 22
€35 / £30 for Classes 12 - 21 and 23 - 24

Balloting
In the event of unmanageable numbers, the organisers reserve the right to ballot out entries. This will be carried out on a first come first served basis.

Stabling
Stabling must be booked directly with Cavan Equestrian Centre and is completely independent of Dressage Ireland.


 

QUALIFICATION FOR WINTER FINALS 2019


A horse may only be ridden by one rider only at the Winter Finals.


Preliminary, Novice, Elementary,Medium and FEI Pony and Para

To participate in Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, FEI Pony and Para classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 64% on three occasions between 1st October 2018 and 11th March 2019.
Pony Riders with qualifying scores obtained in FEI Pony Classes are also eligible to enter the Medium Winter Finals.

Two qualifying scores from the one show can be used as long as the two tests are judged by different judges.
Rider and horse combinations must have competed at least once in Ireland during the qualification period.

All qualification scores must be gained under a suitably listed judge at a registered Dressage Show.

Please note that scores obtained in the following Preliminary tests will NOT count towards qualifying scores BD1 (2006), BD2 (2016) and BD7 (2002).


Advanced Medium, Advanced and PSG

To participate in Advanced Medium, Advanced and PSG classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% twice between 1st October 2018 and 11th March 2019.

Two qualifying scores from the one show can be used as long as the two tests are judged by different judges.
Irish based horse and rider combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in Ireland during the qualification period.
Irish Riders based overseas must have three qualifying scores from three separate shows within the same timeframe.

To participate in Intermédiaire I to Grand Prix classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% once between 1st October 2018 and 11th March 2019.

Please note:

  • a qualification score at Intermédiaire I level gives you one qualification score for PSG as well.
  • a qualification score at Grand Prix gives you qualification for Intermédiaire II as well.


Junior and Senior Trailblazers Classes

To participate in Junior and Senior Trailblazers classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% twice in Trailblazer classes, between 1st October 2018 and 11th March 2019.

The Junior Trailblazers Preliminary class will be split into two sections:

  • Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A is for riders under the age of 12 as of the 1st January 2019. 
  • Junior Trailblazers Preliminary B is for riders (12 years and over) under the age of 16 as of the 1st January 2019.

Please note that Trailblazer members may only compete and qualify for National Competitions in Trailblazer classes.
If the rider is qualified in both Trailblazer and regular adult classes for National Competitions they may not compete in both, they must choose one or the other.

Trailblazers may carry a whip and have their tests commanded (called out). Trailblazer riders are not allowed to wear spurs.


 

PRIZE GIVING

Riders must be properly turned out in competition attire to attend prize giving or send a representative to collect on their behalf, if they cannot be present themselves.

Prizes will not be presented before Prize Giving and prizes not collected during Prize Giving will be forfeited.

 


GENERAL CONDITIONS
Please read carefully!


Horse and pony rider combinations may only compete in two consecutive levels at the Winter Finals.
 

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they have met the qualifying criteria and that the official 2019 entry form is filled out correctly.
It is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that the qualifying scores upon which they are relying were awarded at shows affiliated to Dressage Ireland in front of a listed judge who is qualified to judge at this level.
Please take note that restricted classes give no qualifications to Winter Finals.

Please note that qualification for the Winter Finals is for horse/rider combinations (i.e. the rider who qualifies the horse must also ride it in the Winter Finals).


All riders must declare at the office upon arrival to obtain their bridle number.

Passports must be presented at the office and will be checked.
Competitors are reminded to ensure that all vaccinations are up to date.

Equine Premise Numbers for the horse/pony must be submitted at the office at the time of declaration.


The results of the competitions at the Winter Finals are final. No correspondence or representations will be entertained.


Riders should be aware that they and/or their horses may be required to be tested for forbidden substances.