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Combined Training
Competitions & Rules

Trailblazers Combined Training competitions consist of riders competing in two disciplines, dressage and show jumping, on ponies (148cms and under) or horses (over 148cms). Any age of rider is permitted to ride any height of horse or pony as long as the partnership is compatible.

A competitor rides their dressage test then they do a round of show jumping. Any faults in the show jumping section are deducted from their dressage score to provide a final score. In the event of an equal placing the quicker show jumping time will decide the higher placing.

Competitions available at the following levels

For Ponies 148cm and under

• Preliminary Dressage with 65cm Show Jumping
• Novice Dressage with 75cm Show Jumping

For Horses over 148cm

• Preliminary Dressage with 65cm Show Jumping
• Novice Dressage with 75cm Show Jumping
• Elementary Dressage with 85cm Show Jumping

Combined Training - Rules (PDF)

For further details on competing in Trailblazers Combined Training competitions, please download the Trailblazers Combined training Rules (PDF format).

• Trailblazers Combined Training Rules

• Trailblazers Dressage Rules

• Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules

• Trailblazers General Rules

Eligibility to Compete in Trailblazers Combined Training

Please see Trailblazers Combined Training Rules, available above.

First Round Qualification - Numbers to Qualify

The 5 highest placed combinations will qualify from each First Round Qualifier for the Second Round, regardless of the number of entries in the First Round Qualifier.

Qualifying Partnerships

Only qualified partnerships (horse / pony and rider) from a Trailblazers First Round Qualifier are eligible to compete at the Trailblazers Second Round Qualifiers.

Qualification Letter

Once a Competitor has qualified at a First Round Qualifier they will be issued with an envelope from the Venue at which they have qualified containing a congratulatory letter telling them that they have qualified. The Competitor will then have the choice to take up the qualification or not. Should the Competitor decide to accept the qualification for the second rounds, then they will return the congratulatory letter (within 14 days) together with the appropriate fee and TWO stamped addressed envelopes, to the Venue of Qualification. One envelope will be used to return a Qualification Card. The other will be used to forward details of the Second Round.

The Qualification Card can be used to compete in any Trailblazers Second Round at the level qualified. There is no restriction on the number of Second Rounds at the level qualified that a competitor may compete at to try to qualify for the Trailblazers Championship Finals.

Second Round Qualification

Every Show Organiser has the option to run one Second Round Qualifier at their Venue at each level for which have run First Round Qualifiers.

Numbers to Qualify

The 6 highest placed combinations will qualify from each Second Round Qualifier for the Trailblazers Championship Finals regardless of the number of entries in the Second Round Qualifier.

Qualifying Partnerships

Only qualified partnerships (horse / pony and rider) from a Trailblazers Second Round Qualifier are eligible to compete at the Trailblazers Championship Finals.

Competitions & Rules for other Disciplines