Horse & Rider Rules

In order to create fair competition for all our 100+ members your Committee introduced horse and rider grading.

Juniors

Competitors may compete as a Junior until the end of the calendar year in which they attain 16 years

Juniors may compete in other classes should they wish.

Preliminary level, by entering at another level they are automatically upgraded.

Restricted Walk/Trot

For all riders who have competed on any horse or in any class at Preliminary or above.

Open Walk/Trot

Open to all riders and Restricted riders from Preliminary upwards. 

Restricted Preliminary

For all riders who have not achieved 65% at Novice or above on any horse.

For all riders who have not competed at Elementary or above since 1st January 2006.

Open Preliminary

For all riders who have achieved 65% at Novice on any horse.

Riders who have competed at Medium level or above may compete at Preliminary Open but are not eligible for the Championships at Preliminary Open

ALL Open Classes Novice and Above

Open to all riders

Restricted Novice

For riders who have not achieved two tests at 62% at Elementary or above since 1st January 2006 on any horse.

Restricted Elementary

For riders who have not achieved two tests at 62% at Medium or above since 1st January 2006 on any horse.

Restricted Medium

For riders who have not achieved two tests at 62% at Advanced Medium or above since 1st January 2006 on any horse.

 Restricted Advanced Medium

For riders who have not achieved two tests at 62% at Advanced Medium or above since 1st January 2006 on any horse.

The following table shows percentages that must be achieved in two tests during the calendar year to qualify for the championships:

Walk Trot : Junior 60% Open 64%

Preliminary Junior 61%  Restricted 62% Open 64% 

Novice Junior 62% Restricted 63% Open 64%

Elementary Restricted 60% Open 62%

Medium Restricted 60% Open 62%

Adv Medium Restricted 60% Open 62%

PSG Open 60%

Riders qualifying one horse for both the Open and Restricted sections at the same level may choose which section they wish to compete in at the Championships but may not compete in both sections.

Restricted riders may not ride at a higher level in an Open section than they ride in a Restricted section.

Riders who upgrade from Restricted to Open at a given level midseason may carry forward scores gained previously from Restricted sections.

Riders who compete in BD classes at Jersey Dressage events may use those scores for the Dressage Championships, however, they must be full competing members of Jersey Dressage Club and they must compete in the Open section of the relevant class.

ANNUAL POINTS AWARDS

Points are allocated for the points awards trophies on the following basis:

60.00 - 61.99% 1 point

62.00 - 63.99% 2 points

64.00 - 65.99% 3 points

66.00 - 67.99% 4 points

68.00 - 69.99% 5 points

70.00 - 71.99% 6 points

72.00 +% 7 points

Competitors who have competed at Medium level or above are ineligible for the Preliminary points trophy.

Where competitors compete in two classes at the same level, points will only be awarded for the first class identified as APA. Scores attained in BD Qualifiers are eligible for the points award as long as the competitor is a member of Jersey Dressage, the points will be allocated to the Open Section of the relevant grade

A Veteran Horse award will be given to the horse (exceeding 15 years) acquiring the most points over the season at any level. Members must identify the horse as Veteran on their entry forms, copies of horse passports may be required to verify the age.

A Veteran rider award will be given to the rider exceeding 55 years acquiring the most points over the season at any level. Members must identify themselves as Veteran on their entry forms.

A ROR award will be given to the horse (must have a racing record) acquiring the most points over the season at any level. Members must identify the horse as ROR on their entry forms, a copy of the horses racing record may be required.

A M&M award will be given to the horse (holding a Shetland, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Welsh (A,B,C or D), Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland or New Forest passport ) acquiring the most points over the season at any level. Members must identify the horse as M&M on their entry forms, copies of horse passports may be required to verify identity.

A Young Horse award will be given to the 4, 5 or 6 year old horse acquiring the most points over the season at any level.  Age is taken from the 01 January in the year of foaling, copies of horse passport may be required to verify age. Members must identify the horse as Young Horse on their entry forms

Horses/ponies may be eligible for more than one award eg. Veteran & ROR or Veteran M&M. Young Horse etc.