Enjoy the SEIB Trailblazers Championships

what is trailblazers?

What is Trailblazers?

Trailblazers provides unaffiliated competitors with an opportunity to qualify and compete at the Trailblazers Championship Finals. With no membership fee competitors can choose what level to compete at, in any or all of the following disciplines held at approximately 60 venues across the UK:

• Combined Training • Dressage • Showing and Working Hunter • Show Jumping

Trailblazers competitions in all disciplines can be treated as simply unaffiliated classes – just pay the entry fee in order to compete.

what is trailblazers?
what is trailblazers?
what is trailblazers?
what is trailblazers?
what is trailblazers?
what is trailblazers?

How to Qualify for the Trailblazers Championship Finals

Combined Training, Dressage and Show Jumping

1. Enter a Trailblazers first round qualifier directly with your local venue based on their entry rules. Find your local Trailblazers approved venue.

2. At the first round competition if a qualifying score is achieved by the competitor they are awarded a congratulations letter. First round qualifying scores are as follows:

  • Combined Training – placed in the top 5
  • Dressage - gain 58% or more
  • Show Jumping – gain a clear round
  • Showing – placed in the top 4

3. Competitors can then, if they wish, purchase for £12 from the venue they qualified at, either:

  • A Dressage or Show Jumping second round qualification Card
  • A Combined Training (new for 2019) or Showing Direct Qualification Card

Payment details and how to obtain your qualification card are in the congratulations letter.

4a. For Dressage and Show Jumping - Once the qualification card has been received, the competitor may enter as many second rounds, at any venue, in order to try and qualify for the Trailblazers Championship Finals. The qualification card must be taken to all second rounds as proof of qualification. For second round qualification requirements please see the specific discipline pages.

Trailblazers second rounds are held between March – May by all venues in the disciplines that they have held throughout the year.

4b. For Combined Training and Showing - Once the qualification card has been received, the competitor may enter, as many showing classes that the qualified combination is eligible for at the Trailblazers Championship Finals. Details of how to enter will be on the qualification card.

Qualification Terms & Conditions

The qualification is for the partnership of the competitor and the horse/pony. If the partnership ceases the qualification will too.

Combined Training, Dressage and Show Jumping

The qualification card applies for the discipline and level you have qualified e.g. Dressage Preliminary or Show Jumping 75cm. If you qualify in different disciplines or different levels you will need a card per discipline or level.

Showing

The qualification card enables you to enter any showing or working hunter class at the Trailblazers Championship Finals providing you are eligible to compete in that class.

Previously competed affiliated and want to know whether you are eligible to compete at Trailblazers?

Please see the specific discipline for rules regarding those who have previously competed affiliated. Show me the rules for:

Trailblazers Discipline Information

Please visit the Competitions & Rules page for information on the levels and classes Trailblazers run.

How to become a Trailblazers Member and who does the Membership apply to

  • To become a Trailblazers member, please visit the membership registration page
  • Trailblazers membership applies to the rider and is not specific to the horse/pony they ride
  • Lost your membership number, please visit the membership registration page, where you can get a membership reminder