|Section I||Dressage Test followed by||30 marks|
|Section II||Jumping||40 marks|
|Section III||Conformation (12 marks) and Quality (8 marks)||20 marks|
|Section IV||Suitability and Potential|
(First ten horses only will be required to complete this section)
|4th||£20 (over 10 starters)|
|5th||£20 (over 20 starters)|
|6th||£20 (over 30 starters)|
|1 – 15 starters:||1 qualifier|
Subject to finishing in the top four placings – this is applicable
where previously qualified horses are placed higher up the line.
|16 – 30 starters:||2 qualifiers|
|Over 31 starters:||3 qualifiers|
- Horse must exceed 148cms without shoes.
- Age: Open to horses foaled in 2015 and 2016.
- Saddlery: (warm-up and competition): Tack as per BE Rules for Novice Dressage – snaffle bridle only, see website www.britisheventing.com. Running martingale only and front boots are optional for sections I, II and IV. However, NO hind boots or bandages of any kind may be worn in the collecting ring, warm-up area or actual class. Jumping whip only allowed (max length 75cm).
- Dress: As for BE Novice HT Dressage Test/Hunting Dress. BE/BHS approved hat and harness to be worn for ALL sections.
- Balloting: In the event of oversubscription, entries received from horses that have already qualified for the Final will be balloted first.
- Perceived potential conflict of interest: Within the equestrian community there may be times when this occurs. For guidance, it has been determined that a perceived/potential conflict of interest could arise in the event that an appointed judge has a previous or current connection to a horse entered in the competition. Examples of such connections and interests include, but not limited to, the following. The judge has; bred or previously owned the horse, or acted as an agent in its sale; previously competed, trained or kept the horse at livery; previously or currently had a financial or other interest in the horse. In the event that a judge/owner/rider (or their agent) knows of, or should know of, any potential and/or perceived conflict of interest in a horse entered in the competition they must declare this to the Organiser as soon as it is known. Steps will be taken to manage it as practically as possible.
- It is a condition of entry that all riders, owners, grooms, and their connections/relatives, must conduct themselves and communicate in a respectful manner towards the public, officials, and all other parties present or entered in the competition. Such behaviour includes respect for the Judges and their decisions, which are final. Offensive behaviour, and/or other violations of this condition, may lead to sanctions such as disqualification and future bans.