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 the following disciplines held at approximately 60 venues across the UK:

• Dressage • Show Jumping • Combined Training

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

Dressage

1. Enter a Trailblazers First Round Qualifier at your local venue. Find your local Trailblazers approved venue.

2. Qualify in the competition in the following way:

  • Dressage - gain 58% or more

3. Purchase a Dressage Qualification Card costing £12 from the venue at which you have qualified

4. Send the Dressage Qualification Card to the Trailblazers Show Secretary to receive a Second Round Qualification Form.

5. Enter as many second rounds as you wish, at any venue to qualify for the Trailblazers Championship Finals. Dressage second rounds are held between March – June by all venues that hold dressage first round qualifiers. See the dressage rules for numbers to qualify at each second round.

6. If you qualify, you must get the show secretary to sign your Second Round Qualification Form and then return it to the Trailblazers Show Secretary.

7. The venue will notify the Trailblazers Central Office if you qualify at the second round.

8. The digital schedule for the Trailblazers Championship Finals will be available online in June prior to the Championships.

Show Jumping

1. Enter a Trailblazers Direct Qualifier at your local venue. Find your local Trailblazers approved venue.

2. Qualify in the competition in the following way:

  • Show Jumping – placed in the top 8

3. Purchase a Direct Qualification Card costing £12 from the venue at which you have qualified.

4. Send the Direct Qualification Card to the Trailblazers Show Secretary to register the qualification.

5. The digital schedule for the Trailblazers Championship Finals will be available online in June prior to the Championships.

Combined Training

1. Enter a Trailblazers Direct Qualifier at your local venue. Find your local Trailblazers approved venue.

2. Qualify in the competition in the following way:

  • Combined Training – placed in the top 5

3. Purchase a Direct Qualification Card costing £12 from the venue at which you have qualified

4. Send the Direct Qualification Card to the Trailblazers Show Secretary to register the qualification.

5. The digital schedule for the Trailblazers Championship Finals will be available online in June prior to the Championships.

OR

1. Download a Combined Training Special Qualification Form from this website.

2. Enter an independent dressage competition and show jumping competition at the required levels.

3. Qualify in the competition in the following way:

  • Dressage - gain 58% or more
  • Show Jumping – placed in the top 8

4. Ensure the show secretary at the venue you qualify sign the Combined Training Special Qualification Form.

5. Send the Combined Trailing Special Qualification Form to the Trailblazers Show Secretary and purchase a Qualification Card costing £12.

6. The digital schedule for the Trailblazers Championship Finals will be available online in June prior to the Championships.

Qualification Terms & Conditions

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

Dressage, Show Jumping and Combined Training

The qualification card applies for the discipline and level you have qualified e.g. Dressage Preliminary or Show Jumping 70cm. If you qualify in different disciplines or different levels you will need a card per discipline or level.

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