2022 Entry Forms available now!
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Head of Section: Duncan Maxwell
Tel: 07798 610776
Email: horseandpony@blastonshow.co.uk

All Entries can only be submitted by Post – Please download Form on Postal Entries Tab

JUDGES: Many thanks to our Judges: Mrs E. J. Payne and Mrs H. Hall.

SPONSORSHIP: A special thanks to The Countess of Onslow for her sponsorship of all the class rosettes.

All Entrants please note the following:
Skull Caps to the current British standards must be worn at all times. Body protectors may be worn and are strongly recommended. The judge’s decision in all classes is final BUT objections can be lodged with a £20 deposit to the Secretary within 15 minutes of the Class closing. It is the responsibility of competitors to ensure they get to their class on time. An update is available from the Secretary’s tent.

Equifest
The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified will qualify for the relevant Equifest Championship class to be held at the East of England Showground on the 18th – 20th August 2022.

The Showing Register (TSR)
Classes (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,17,18) are qualifiers for the 2022 TSR Showing Finals. Qualify and enter ANY of the Finals Central, East Anglia, North West, North East, South East, South, Wales & South West or Scottish. You do not have to be a TSR member to qualify or enter a final. The Rider/Handler qualifies and can enter any horse/pony in any number of Finals. The 4 highest placed handlers/riders will qualify in each class Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR website.

Full details at http://www.theshowingregister.co.uk

Main Ring – 8.30am
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Classes 1 – 4:

Entry fee: £15.00   Rosettes: to 6th place

Class 1:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Ridden Small Hunters
Open Small Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. Riders any age.
The winner to receive the Blaston Show Challenge Cup.

Class 2:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Intermediate Show Hunter Type
Open Intermediate Show Hunter Type, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 158cms. Riders not to have attained their 25th birthday before 1st January in the current year.
The winner to receive the Blaston Show Plaque.

Class 3:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Ridden Hunters
Open Ridden Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 153cms. Riders any age. Classes may be divided as follows: 

  • Lightweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, capable of carrying up to 12.7 stone. 
  • Middleweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, capable of carrying 12.7 stone but not 14 stone. 
  • Heavyweight Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over capable of carrying over 14 stone.

Class 4:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Ridden Show Hunter Ponies
Show Hunter Pony, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 153cms. Riders not to have attained their 20th birthday before the 1st January in the current year. Classes may be divided as follows: 

  • Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 122cms. Riders not to have attained their 12th birthday before 1st January in the current year. 
  • Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 122cms but not exceeding 133cms. Riders not to have attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year 
  • Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 133cms but not exceeding 143cms. Riders not to have attained their 17th birthday before 1st January in the current year. 
  •  Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 143cms but not exceeding 153cms. Riders not to have attained their 20th birthday before 1st January in the current year.

The winner to receive the Novery Kirnel Perpetual Challenge Shield 

These Classes will be followed by a Show Hunter Championship.

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Ring 1 (Showing Ring) – Judging to commence at 8.30 a.m. 

Classes 5 – 10:

Entry fee: £15.00   Rosettes: to 6th place

Class 4: Best Turned Out
Open to horses and ponies of any height and riders of any age and judged 100% on turnout.
The winner to receive the Blaston Show Plaque.

Class 5:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Mountain & Moorland Ridden incorporating Junior Ridden Mountain and Moorland
Open to Mountain & Moorland ponies registered with their respective Pure Bred Societies of Connemara, Dales, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Shetland, Welsh A, B, C and D. Stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over. Rider any age. This class may be divided as appropriate.
The winner to receive the Blaston Show Mountain and Moorland Cup

Class 6:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein and First Ridden
For Lead Rein – Open to Mountain & Moorland ponies, registered with their respective Pure Bred Societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, New Forest, Shetland and Welsh A or B. Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 128cms. Riders not to have attained their 9 th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be led by an attendant and shown in a Snaffle Bridle, the lead rein to be attached to the noseband only.
For First Ridden – Open to Mountain & Moorland ponies, registered with their respective Pure Bred Societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, New Forest, Shetland, and Welsh A or B. Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 128cms. Riders not to have attained their 12th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be shown in any suitable bridle.
The winner to receive the Balleroy Cragsman Trophy.

Class 7: (Equifest / TSR) Open Ridden Piebald / Skewbald
Open ridden Piebald / Skewbald stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over. Riders any age. The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championship subject to their show rules & conditions. Classes may be divided according to entries.
The winner to receive the Henry Tate Challenge Cup.

Class 8:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Ridden Cobs and Open Maxi Cobs
For Open Ridden Cobs – Open to mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age. Classes may be divided as follows: 

  • Open Lightweight Ridden Cob, mare or gelding, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age. 
  • Open Heavyweight Ridden Cob, mare or gelding, exceeding 148cms but not exceeding 155cms. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age.
  • For Open Maxi Cobs – Open to mare or gelding 4 years old and over, exceeding 155cms – to be judged as Cobs. To be shown hogged and trimmed. Riders any age.
    The winner to receive the Members Trophy

Class 9:  Ridden Ex-Racehorse (Not before 1pm)
Open to all thoroughbreds unraced and raced 4 years and over that have been ‘in training’ and are registered with Wetherbys.  Class to be judged on turnout, manners, way of going, performance and conformation.
The winner to receive the ‘John’ Trophy

Class 10:  Ridden Veteran
Open to riders of any age and to horses over 15 years of age of any height.
The winner to receive the Falcon Hotel Challenge Cup

These Classes will be followed by a Show Horse Championship.

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Ring 2 Classes to commence at 8.30 a.m.

Classes 11 & 12:

Entry fee: £15.00   Rosettes: to 6th place
Prize Money First: £15.00   Second: £11.00   Third: £9.00

Class 11:  Arena Eventing (Pony)
Arena Eventing is a two phase competition, General rules follow the current Pony Club Eventing Rule book except as modified below. Competitors will jump a course of show jumps immediately followed by a course of cross country style fences. There will be no more than 20 (dependent on size of arena) jumping efforts in total. The optimum time should be based on a speed of 325 mpm (PC80 and below), Horses/Ponies must be aged 5 years old and over. Stop Watches are not permitted.

The winner will be the competitor with the lowest number of penalties. In the event of a tie the winner will be the one closest to the optimum time. The course will only be open for walking before the class starts. The Judge’s decision is final.
The winner to receive the Fernie Pony Club Cup

Class 12:  Arena Eventing (Horse)
Arena Eventing is a two phase competition, General rules follow the current Pony Club Eventing Rule book except as modified below. Competitors will jump a course of show jumps immediately followed by a course of cross country style fences. There will be no more than 20 (dependent on size of arena) jumping efforts in total. The optimum time should be based on a speed 375 mpm (PC90 and above). Horses/Ponies must be aged 5 years old and over. Stop Watches are not permitted.

The winner will be the competitor with the lowest number of penalties. In the event of a tie the winner will be the one closest to the optimum time. The course will only be open for walking before the class starts. The Judge’s decision is final.
The winner to receive the Ernest Harrison Challenge Cup

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Ring 2 – Classes will not start before 12.30pm)

Classes 13 – 16:

Entry fee: £15.00   Rosettes: to 6th place

Class 13:  (70 cm Horse and Pony Open Jumping)
Maximum height 70cm.  Time limit of 2 minutes allowed in the first section of the course.  The second section of the course will be timed.  No jump off.
Faults:

  • Knock down – 4 faults
  • First refusal – 4 faults, Second refusal – 4 faults, 
  •  Third refusal – elimination
  • A horse or rider fall anywhere on the course – elimination.

Winner to receive the Blaston Novice Cup

Class 14:  (80 cm Horse and Pony Open Jumping)
Maximum height 80cm.  Time limit of 2 minutes allowed in the first section of the course.  The second section of the course will be timed.  No jump off.
Faults:

  • Knock down – 4 faults
  • First refusal – 4 faults, Second refusal – 4 faults,
  • Third refusal – elimination
  • A horse or rider fall anywhere on the course – elimination.

Class 15:  (90 cm Horse and Pony Open Jumping)
Maximum height 90cm.  Time limit of 2 minutes allowed in the first section of the course.  The second section of the course will be timed.  No jump off.
Faults:

  • Knock down – 4 faults
  • First refusal – 4 faults, Second refusal – 4 faults,
  • Third refusal – elimination
  • A horse or rider fall anywhere on the course – elimination.

Winner to receive the Blaston Show Accumulator Cup

Class 16:  (100 cm Horse and Pony Open Jumping)
Maximum height 100cm.  Time limit of 2 minutes allowed in the first section of the course.  The second section of the course will be timed.  No jump off.
Faults:

  • Knock down – 4 faults
  • First refusal – 4 faults, Second refusal – 4 faults,
  • Third refusal – elimination
  • A horse or rider fall anywhere on the course – elimination.

Winner to receive the Blaston Show Grand Prix Cup

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Ring 3 – Classes will not start before 12.30pm)

Classes 17 & 18:

Entry fee: £15.00   Rosettes: to 6th place
Prize Money First: £15.00   Second: £11.00   Third: £9.00

Class 17:   (Equifest / TSR) Open Working Hunter Ponies
Working Hunter Pony, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 153cms. Riders must be the correct age for the animal they ride. Riders not to have attained their 25th birthday before 1st January in the current year.  The course should consist of not less than 7 fences and should contain a change of direction and a spread fence.
The winner to receive The Gamesmaster Trophy

Class 18:  (Equifest / TSR) Open Working Hunter
Stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cms. Riders of stallions to have attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year. Maximum height of fences 1.14m (3’9”) at the discretion of the Judges.

These classes will be followed by a working hunter championship (The winner to receive the Blaston Show Working Hunter Champion Plate, The highest placed horse that has hunted in the Fernie or Cottesmore countries in the last season will receive the Huntsman Trophy) and an Overall Hunter Championship.

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Main Ring – 2.00pm (may alter slightly due to main ring activities)

Fancy Dress:

Entry FREE:
This class is open to everyone with or without a pony. Mounted competitors must wear a hard hat. The theme for this year is The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

 

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