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Show Jumping
Competitions & Rules

Trailblazers Show Jumping competitions consist of junior and senior riders competing on ponies (148cms and under) and / or horses (over 148cms). Please see below for a comprehensive guide to the rules for this discipline.

Competitions are available at the following levels

Show Jumping - Junior

• Junior Trailblazers 65cm 12 years and under Championship
• Junior Trailblazers 65cm Championship
• Junior Trailblazers 75cm Championship
• Junior Trailblazers 85cm Championship
• Junior Trailblazers 95cm Championship
• Junior Trailblazers 1.05m Championship

Show Jumping - Senior on Pony

• Senior on Ponies Trailblazers 65cm Championship
• Senior on Ponies Trailblazers 75cm Championship
• Senior on Ponies Trailblazers 85cm Championship

Show Jumping - Senior

• Senior Trailblazers 65cm Championship
• Senior Trailblazers 75cm Championship
• Senior Trailblazers 85cm Championship
• Senior Trailblazers 95cm Championship
• Senior Trailblazers 1.05m Championship

Competitions for First Round and Second Round Qualification may be combined, but must be split for qualification purposes.

Show Jumping - Rules (PDF)

For further details on competing in Trailblazers Show Jumping competitions, please download the Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules (PDF format).

• Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules

• Trailblazers General Rules

Eligibility to Compete in Trailblazers Show Jumping

Please see Trailblazers Show Jumping Rules, available above.

Competing at the Trailblazers Championship Finals

Riders can only jump a maximum of four horses or ponies in any one competition at the Trailblazers Championship Finals. Riders can only jump a pony / horse in four different Championships at the Trailblazers Championships Finals.

First Round Qualification - Numbers to Qualify

Qualification for Trailblazers Second Rounds consists of a clear round in a height competition which will entitle that horse / pony and rider combination to compete in any number of second round qualifiers in that height competition.

Riders can qualify a horse or pony for all height competitions, but can only jump a maximum of four horses or ponies in any one competition at Trailblazers First Rounds.

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

Number of TB StartersNumber to Qualify
up to 15 8
16 - 20 9
21 - 25 10
26 - 35 11

The ratio of qualified competitors would continue as above. Highest placed Trailblazers combinations qualify regardless of the faults they occur in either first round or jump off.

Trailblazers second rounds can be run alongside other competitions. Riders can only jump a maximum of four horses or ponies in any one competition at Trailblazers Second Rounds.

Qualifying Partnerships

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

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