The first 2022 SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse qualifier will take place at Vale View Equestrian Centre in Leicestershire on the 24th April. The Search for a Star classes cater for an extensive range of amateur riders and their horses and ponies, offering opportunities to qualify for finals at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) and Your Horse Live. Vale View will also provide the first qualifying opportunity of the year in the well established SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse series with its HOYS final.
2022 is an exciting year for Search for a Star. The first ever Search for a Star Pony Club qualifier is set to take place at Vale View on the 24th April, in addition to this, new for this season is the Search for a Star Open Veteran Championship and Search for a Star In-Hand Championship, all with finals at Your Horse Live. Also with finals at Your Horse Live are mountain and moorlands, open veteran horse or pony and part-bred traditional gypsy cob.
Search for a Star classes with finals at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) include; hacks, hunters, working pony, working horses, riding horses, traditional gypsy cobs – of any colour, show cobs, and the longstanding SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse final.
The Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse qualifier at Vale View on the 24th April will have classes for each of the above categories.
Search for a Star first took place back in 1996 and over the years has allowed thousands of amateur riders the chance to compete at championship shows. Championships for the series are held at both Horse of the Year Show and in the main SEIB arena at Your Horse Live.
Other than the open veteran class the Search for a Star series is purely for amateur riders and this rule is strictly enforced. The ridden SEIB Horse of the Year Show Racehorse to Riding Horse class is open to professional and amateur riders. SEIB support ethical showing and testing for prohibited substances and tack inspections may take place. The Search for a Star full schedule including classes, times and rules will be released in due course on the website at www.seib.co.uk/competitions.
Leading equine Insurance brokers, SEIB Insurance Brokers set up Search for a Star nearly 30 years ago so they could offer a unique competition opportunity to many of their amateur rider customers. SEIB has a long association with the showing world and is renowned for ‘putting something back’ by supporting many equestrian events and activities in addition to Search for a Star.
For full details on all Search for a Star, Racehorse to Riding Horse and SEIB competitions, and to enter, please visit www.seib.co.uk/competitions.
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SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates and Venues 2022
24th April 2022 at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Vale View Equestrian, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX
22nd May 2022 at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, New Bury, Farm, Mill Road, Slapton, Buckinghamshire LU7 9BT
11th & 12th June 2022 at Netherton Equestrian Centre, Netherton Farm, Aberargie, Perthshire, PH2 9NE, Perth, Scotland. Search for a Star Weekender including training, competition on Sunday 12th June
23rd & 24th July 2022 during SEIB Trailblazers Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry CV8 2LZ
Search for a Star Weekender, competition on 24th July (Stabling will be available via a link that will be published in due course).
15th July 2022 at the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) National Championships at Hartpury College, Hartpury GL19 3BE (RDA Riders Only)
7th August 2022 at Science Supplements Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, Willoughby, Rugby CV23 8AJ
13th August 2022 NAF Five Star International Horse Trials, Hartpury College, Hartpury GL19 3BE. (SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse only)
4th September 2022 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Burghley House, Burghley Park,
Stamford PE9 3JY. (SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse only)