BHS Riding School Qualifier – Sunday 23rd February 2020

The qualifier for this competition will be at Grove House Stables  Equestrian Centre. If the competitor qualifies, they will be invited to compete at the final held at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Rugby on Wednesday 15th April 2020.

What is the BHS Riding School National Championship?

The BHS Riding School Championships is a competition for riding school clients and horses.  There are 5 classes, split by the age of the rider and the discipline they choose to compete in. Combinations must qualify at our qualifying show on Sunday 23rd February – those placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their class will be able to compete at the final. The final will be held at Onley Ground Equestrian Centre in Rugby on Wednesday 15th April 2020, and competitors must make their own way to and from there.  Those who qualify will ride Grove House Stables horses / ponies who we will transport to the event and meet the competitors there.

Competitors must be strictly non-horse owners and ride with Grove House Stables LLP, or another BHS Approved centre.

What classes are there?

Class 1 – 12 years and under. Riders to complete a dressage test (BHS Equitation Test 1), a showjumping round at 45cm, and a practical stable management quiz.

Class 2 – 13 – 17 years old. Riders to complete a dressage test (BHS Equitation Test 1), a showjumping round at 60cm, and a practical stable management quiz

Class 3 – 18 years and over. Riders to complete a dressage test (BHS Equitation Test 1), a showjumping round at 70cm, and a practical stable management quiz

Class 4 – 17 years and under. Riders to complete a dressage test (BHS Equitation Test 2)

Class 5 – 18 years and over. Riders to complete a dressage test (BHS Equitation Test 2)

The age of the competitor is the age they are on the 23rd February 2020.  You may enter more than one class.  It is crucial that you enter the qualifier as soon as possible so there is greater chance the pony you wish to ride is available. Classes for the qualifier should should be paid for upfront (£10 a class), Which is non-refundable, and Grove House Stables LLP reserve the right to make alterations to pony allocations in the unlikely event of lameness / illness / unsuitability issues.  The deadline for entries is Friday 14th February 2020.

How do I get involved?

Step one: Speak to Andrew or Eve to register your interest and book onto the extra training sessions.

Step two: Stay committed to these sessions and ensure you are attending the dressage competition on the 20th February

Step three: Come to the qualifier (23rd February) and do your best to qualify for the national finals! Those placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class (see classes above) will qualify.

Dressage Pathway.

Compulsory dressage training on Tuesday nights (group sessions with other team members / individuals) £22/ session for Pony Club members, £25 non-members.

Compulsory attendance to the dressage competition at Grove House Stables LLP on 20th February and the qualifiying show on Sunday 23rd February 2020. £12/ class for Pony Club members, £15 non-members

Dressage, Showjumping and Stable Management Pathway.

Compulsory dressage OR jumping training on Tuesday / Friday nights respectively – choose what you believe to be your weakest area. You may alternate as long as you attend at least 1 per week. £22/ session for Pony Club members, £25 non-members.

Compulsory attendance to the dressage show held at Grove House Stables LLP on Thursday 20th February 2020 and the qualifying show on Sunday 23rd February 2020. Dressage = £12/ class for Pony Club Members, £15 non-members. Qualifier = £10/ class for everyone.

Compulsory attendance to extra theory sessions 7pm – 8pm on Monday or Wednesday Evenings OR complete theory work at home weekly to prepare for the stable management quiz.

The Qualifier – Sunday 23rd February 2020

  • All entries must be made by our online booking system which is available through our website. Entries cost £10 a class plus £1.50 admin fee, regardless of the number of entries.
  • A timetable of the day will be published very soon.
  • It is essential to wear a hat that is up to the current BHS standards and Riding Boots.  There is no formal dress code but jodhpurs (preferably light coloured), a shirt and tie and a sweatshirt would be ideal.