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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 (rev. Mar 2020)

• Trailblazers Dressage Rules (rev. Mar 2020)

• Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules (rev. Mar 2020)

• Trailblazers General Rules (rev. Mar 2020)

Eligibility to Compete in Trailblazers Combined Training

Please see Trailblazers Combined Training Rules, available above.

Direct Qualification for the Championship Finals

The qualifying period for year Championship Final is from 1 September the previous year till 1 June in the year of the Championship Final.

The 5 highest placed combinations will qualify from each Combined Training Qualifier for the Trailblazers Championship Finals regardless of the number of entries in the Qualifier. All Trailblazers Combined Training Qualifiers are Direct Qualifiers for the Trailblazers Championships Finals.

Competitors must qualify and purchase a Direct Qualification Card for each combined training level in which they wish to compete at the Championship Finals.

Qualifying Partnerships

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

Once qualifying partnerships have purchased their qualification card it must be sent to the Trailblazers Show Secretary in order to register their qualification.

Direct Qualification Card

Once a Competitor has qualified at a Trailblazers Qualifier they will be issued or should request a congratulatory letter from the Venue confirming that they have qualified. Should a Competitor decide to accept the qualification, then they may purchase the Direct Qualification Card from the Venue at which they qualified.

Once the Direct Qualification Card has been received the competitor must send this onto the Trailblazers Central Office (details on the qualification card) to be sent a Trailblazers Championship Finals schedule in June prior to the Championships.

Competitions & Rules for other Disciplines