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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 60cm Show Jumping
• Novice Dressage with 70cm Show Jumping

For Horses over 148cm

• Preliminary Dressage with 60cm Show Jumping
• Novice Dressage with 70cm Show Jumping
• Elementary Dressage with 80cm 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. Sept 2021)

• Trailblazers Dressage Rules (rev. Sept 2021)

• Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules (rev. Sept 2021)

• Trailblazers General Rules (rev. Sept 2021)

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 30 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.

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

New for 2022

• Trailblazers Combined Training Special Qualification Form

Qualifying at separate Dressage and Show Jumping Competitions

A horse or pony / rider combination may qualify at separate dressage and show jumping competitions. To do so, riders must download a Combined Training Special Qualification Form from this website.

The combination may qualify the dressage by competing at the relevant level and achieving a score of 58% or above. The rider must have the dressage section of the form signed off by the show secretary.

The combination may qualify the show jumping by competing at the relevant level and being placed in the top 8 in the competition. The rider must have the dressage section of the form signed off by the show secretary.

When both sections are signed the rider may return the Combined Training Special Qualification Form to the Trailblazers Show Secretary and purchase their Direct Qualification Card.

Qualifying Partnerships

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

Competitions & Rules for other Disciplines