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Showing & Working Hunter
Competitions & Rules

Trailblazers has a wide range of showing and working hunter competitions. These include; In Hand, Ridden and Working Hunter Competitions. Please see below for a comprehensive guide to the rules for these disciplines.

Competitions are available at the following levels

In Hand Competitions

• Trailblazers 3 Years & Under Young Stock Championship
• Trailblazers Young Handler 12 Years & Under Championship
• Trailblazers In-hand Showing at Any Height Championship
• Trailblazers Best Conditioned Horse & Pony Championship
• Trailblazers Hunter Horse over 148cm Championship
• Trailblazers Sport Horse Over 148cm Championship
• Trailblazers In-hand Cob Championship
• Trailblazers Small Breeds M&M Championship
• Trailblazers Large Breeds M&M Championship
• Trailblazers Veteran Horse & Pony 15 Years or Over Championship
• Trailblazers Traditional Coloured Championship
• Trailblazers Coloured Championship (Non-Traditional)
• Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino, Dun & Roan Championship
• Trailblazers Best Foreign Breed Championship

Ridden Competitions

• Trailblazers Lead Rein 133cm & Under Championship
• Trailblazers First Ridden 133cm & Under Championship
• Trailblazers Novice Ridden Showing Championship
• Trailblazers Show Hunter under 148cm Championship
• Trailblazers Show Hunter over 148cm Championship
• Trailblazers Sport Horse Ridden Championship
• Trailblazers Riding Horse Championship
• Trailblazers Veteran Horse & Pony 15 Years or Over Championship
• Trailblazers Ridden Novice Cob Championship
• Trailblazers Ridden Open Cob Championship
• Trailblazers Traditional Coloured Championship
• Trailblazers Coloured Championship (Non-Traditional)
• Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino, Dun & Roan Championship
• Trailblazers Small Breeds M&M Ridden Championship
• Trailblazers Large Breeds M&M Ridden Championship
• Trailblazers Retrained Racehorse Championship

Working Hunter Competitions

• Trailblazers Working Hunter Nursery Stakes Championship (0.50m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter Small Breeds M&M Championship (0.60m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter Large Breeds M&M Championship (0.75m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter 148cm & Under Sapphire Championship (0.60m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter 148cm & Under Diamond Championship (0.75m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter 148cm & Over Sapphire Championship (0.70m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Hunter 148cm & Over Diamond Championship (0.85m fences)
• Trailblazers Working Cob Championship (0.70m fences)

Showing & Working Hunter - Rules (PDF)

For further details on competing in Trailblazers Showing & Working Hunter competitions, please download the Trailblazers Showing & Working Hunter Rules (PDF format).

• Trailblazers Showing & Working Hunter Rules (rev. Mar 2020)

• Trailblazers General Rules (rev. Mar 2020)

Eligibility to Compete in Trailblazers Showing and Working Hunter

Please see Trailblazers Showing and Working Hunter Rules.

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 4 highest placed combinations will qualify from each Showing & Working Hunter Qualifier for the Trailblazers Championship Finals regardless of the number of entries in the Qualifier.

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 and sent it to the Trailblazers Show Secretary they are permitted to enter any Showing or Working Hunter Class for which they are eligible to compete in.

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