Additional competitions for young horses aiming for 2020 World Breeding Championships for Young Horses
- 24 July 2020, 12:59
Horse Sport Ireland is pleased to announce that three additional competitions have been scheduled for young horses aiming for the 2020 FEI-WBFSH Jumping World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Lanaken in Belgium.
Horse Sport Ireland is grateful to the venues below who have included additional opportunities to all young horses registered in a WBFSH registered studbook to develop their competition record during their shows this year. In this particularly challenging year, there have been less competition opportunities due to Covid-19 to develop good jumping records for young horses and opportunities to familiarise the horses with jump off classes. By running these extra classes for 5, 6 and 7-year-old young horses, these venues are assisting the owners and riders of these horses to develop the competition record of their horses prior to the FEI WBFSH Young horse championships in Belgium this year.
It should be noted that IRL has yet to receive an allocation within the FEI Quota and places may not be allocated as same are based on other Nations not utilising their full quota allocations. Historically, the FEI quota horse (defined below) required a strong competition record to secure a place at the championships. These extra competition opportunities are open to all World Breeding Federation for Sport Horse breeds of horse and will significantly assist in the selection of the FEI quota and Irish Studbook quota horses alike.
For the FEI WBFSH Young horse championships, the FEI quota horses are defined as:
Horses ridden by Irish FN licenced rider’s but not included in the “WBFSH Quota system”. These are horses that have a studbook passport, which is a WBFSH breed, other than Irish Sport Horse or Warmblood studbook of Ireland. However, it should be noted by owners that these competitions will be open to all WBFSH breeds of horse.
In preparation for a results-based selection process the following venues have kindly agreed to host these additional classes and support the prize fund, as part of their shows, between the end of July and mid-August, this year.
- 30th July Summer Classic Series
- 9th August Tipperary Equestrian Centre
- 12th August Cuffesgrange show
Eligibility for the classes at these shows:
- All WBFSH breeds, are eligible to compete.
- At each three events the classes will be run under Article 274/8.1.
- The height bands of 1m20 will apply for the qualifier classes and 1m25 for the final classes
- At each 3 qualifying events, the classes will be run under Article 274/8.1.
- The height bands of 1m25 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m30 for the final class
- At each 3 qualifying events, the class will be run under Article 274/8.1.
- The height bands of 1m35 will apply to the qualifier classes and 1m40 for the final class
Related news stories