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Countrywide and Dodson & Horrell sponsor Trailblazers
We are delighted to welcome Countrywide and Dodson & Horrell to the Trailblazers series. The Trailblazers Show Jumping series and finals will be sponsored by Countrywide, who are the leading supplier of products and services to the rural community. Dodson & Horrell will title the Dressage series and finals; as Europe’s leading horse feed manufacturer Dodson& Horrell are a respected authority on animal nutrition. For further information on our sponsors, please click here.
Dates for SEIB Trailblazers Championships 2016
We are delighted to announce that the 2016 SEIB Trailblazers Championships will once again take place at the impressive Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. The dates have moved to ensure the Championship Finals are within the school holiday period, which varies around the country and fits within the venues schedule of events. The senior and junior Dressage Championships will be on 29 – 31 July, Showing and Working Hunter Championships on 30 – 31 July, senior and junior Show Jumping Championships on 3 – 6 August and Solution Saddles Combined Training Championships on 4 – 5 August.
For competition dates for the championship, please see the SEIB Trailblazers Championship 2016 Timetable
Following the same format as the 2015 SEIB Trailblazers Championships, there will be optional dressage and show jumping warm up days. The dressage finals will be held over the Saturday and Sunday 30 – 31 July. The junior and senior show jumping championships will include optional warm up classes taking place on Wednesday 3 August and the Championship Finals being held on two out of the three championship days between Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 August.
Showing and Working Hunter Championships held 30 – 31 July will take place in grass arenas adjacent to each other and near to the main stable area.
By clicking on the link below competitors may download the competition timetable for show jumping competitions at the Trailblazers Championship. As championships are spread over three days, junior and senior competitors may qualify for more than two Championship Finals on any one horse or pony. Each Championship final will still consist of two competitions, points will be awarded in each competition (e.g. 25 for 1st place down to 1 point for 25th place), with the overall Champion being the competitor with the greatest number of points after two competitions. There will be a greater number of points awarded for a placing in the 2nd competition than in the 1st competition.
Following the growing interest in seniors competing on ponies, it has been agreedto maintain the 65cm, 75cm & 85cm Senior on Ponies Championships at the 2016 SEIB Trailblazers Championships.There are currently no restrictions on seniors riding ponies in senior Trailblazers first round qualifiers and the change will enable senior riders to compete in 65cm, 75cm & 85cm senior second rounds to qualify for senior on ponies finals at the Championships.
Show Jumping Competition Timetable at the SEIB Trailblazers Championships 2016 (PDF Download)
Access to Stoneleigh Park will be available from 2pm on Thursday 28 July. Competitors may remain on site after the dressage and showing, relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of Stoneleigh Park; or alternatively,they may arrive from 2pm on Tuesday 2 August. On site stables will be available to hire on a daily basis starting with a two night option extending to the duration of the Championships. Of course, competitors may travel daily and need not arrive until just before the start of their Championship Final.
Further information on the finals will be available in the Trailblazers Championship schedule, which will be sent to qualified competitors providing their postal address and it will also be available on this website from June.
May we wish you all every success in your individual quest to qualify for the 2016 finals and we look forward to meeting many of you at the SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals.
2017 First Round Trailblazers Qualifiers
First round qualifiers have now begun for the 2017 SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals, to find out the date of your local first round please click here.
New to Trailblazers and want to know how you can qualify for the 2017 SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals?
Competitors need to compete in a first round qualifier at a Trailblazers venue, if you receive a qualifying score (Show Jumping – double clear, Dressage – 58% or more, Showing – placed in the top 4, Combined Training – placed in the top 5) you will be given a congratulations letter informing you that you have qualified.
If you choose to take up the qualification, you should fill in and return the letter along with £12 and two stamped address envelopes, to the venue’s address stated on the letter. One envelope will be used to return your qualification card and the other will be used by the venue to forward details of their second round. Second round dates can be found by clicking here, which run from March – May prior to the Championship Finals.
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