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  • Class 1

    Working Pony

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    122cms to 148cms or under. Ponies 5 years and over. Riders 12 years or over on the date of the HOYS championship.

    Riders will be asked to give a short show and jump two fences at 2ft and 2ft 3in. Adults and children may enter and ride ponies in this class as long as their weight and size is appropriate, decision of the judge is final on the suitability of horse and rider. Unsuitable combinations will be eliminated. Class judged on 50% conformation, temperament, type and manners and 50% performance. Judges will ensure that conformation and temperament will allow the pony to be a competent all round performer, capable of doing most work including jumping and dressage. Harmony of pony and rider will be taken into account. Jumping style and approach is important and the judges will not ride. The same bridle must be worn throughout and snaffle bridles will not be penalised, no running gags, martingales are optional.

    1st will qualify at Judge’s discretion.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 2

    Working Horse

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Horses 148cms and over. Horses 5 years and over. Riders 12 years or over on the date of the HOYS championship. Riders will be asked to give a short show and jump two fences at 2ft 3in and 2ft 6in.

    Adults and children may enter and ride horses in this class. Riders must not be over-horsed and the decision of the judge is final on the suitability of the horse and rider. Unsuitable combinations will be eliminated. Judged on 50% conformation, temperament, type and manners and 50% performance. Judges will ensure that conformation and temperament allows the horse to be a competent all round performer, capable of doing most work including jumping and dressage. Harmony of horse and rider will be taken into account. Jumping style and approach is important. The judges will not ride. The same bridle must be worn throughout and snaffle bridles will not be penalised, no running gags, martingales are optional.

    Tweed or show jackets.

    1st will qualify at Judge’s discretion.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 3

    Show Hunters

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    153cms and over. 5 years and over. Riders 15 years or over on the day of the HOYS championship. Class will not be divided into different weights.

    Tweed jacket.

    1st and 2nd qualify at judges discretion.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 4

    Riding Horse / Hack

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Hacks exceeding 148cms not exceeding 160cms, riding horse exceeding 148cms, 5 years or over. Riders 15 years or over on the date of the HOYS championship.

    Riding horse – tweed jacket. Hack – show jacket. The best of type will win.

    1st and 2nd qualify at judges discretion irrespective of type.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 5

    Show Cobs & Maxi Cobs Exceeding 148cms

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Show & maxi cobs, best of type will win. Maxi cobs should be true to type and all cobs should be hogged. Riders 15 years or over on the date of the HOYS championship and horses 5 years or over. Tweed jacket. 1st and 2nd qualify at judges discretion.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 6

    SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Horses 4 years of age and over, riders 15 years of age and over on the date of the HOYS championship. 1st and 2nd will qualify for Horse of the Year Show. Class will not take place at Stoneleigh. First opportunity to qualify for HOYS will be 9th June at Vale View

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 7

    Traditional Gypsy Cob All Colours

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Open to horses and ponies registered as a traditional gypsy cob within the TGCA stud book. Part-breds not eligible. Riders 12 years and over on the day of the HOYS championship. Any queries about horse registration contact TGCAheadoffice@gmail.com. Owners and riders do not have to be a member of the TGCA but horses have to be registered in the TGCA traditional gypsy cob stud book.

    Traditionals will not be ridden by the judge or the judge‘s representative, but will give a show. The traditional gypsy cob should be a strong, sturdy and powerful cob coupled with an abundance of luxuriant flowing mane, forelock, tail, and leg hair known as feather. 1st and 2nd will qualify at judge’s discretion.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 19

    SEIB SFAS Amateur Racehorse to Riding Horse (Stoneleigh Only)

    Qualify for Horse of the Year Show

    Horses 5 years of age or over, riders 15 years of age or over on the date of the HOYS Championship. Owner, horse and rider must meet the SFAS amateur rulings, please read the SFAS rulebook, criteria will be strictly adhered to. 1st and 2nd qualify.

    Rosettes for all. Placed down to 6th.

    Entry fee £58, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 8

    SEIB Search for A Star Mountain and Moorland

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Ponies must meet the breed standard, be registered in the relevant stud book and be 4 years of age or over. Riders must be 8 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship.

    1st and 2nd placed will qualify at judges discretion.

    Entry fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 9

    SEIB Search for A Star Open Ridden Veteran Horse and Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Riders 10 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. No restrictions other than age of horse, pony or rider. Will be asked to extend and must be able to canter together as one class. The horse or pony will not be ridden by the judge and the competitor will be expected to give a show. Horses may be ridden side saddle.

    1st and 2nd placed will qualify at judges discretion at each venue.

    Entry fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 10

    SEIB Search for A Star Pony Club Ridden Leading Rein Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Only Open to members of the Pony Club aged 10 and under but over 5 on the date of the YHL Championship.

    Riders, owners and handlers must meet the SFAS amateur criteria. Pony must be 128cms or under and meet the Search for a Star Amateur criteria. Snaffle bridles only. Pony must be over 4 years old. No spurs allowed.

    Lead rein must be attached to the noseband and not the bit and the child should be able to rise to the trot. Judged on conformation, way of going and temperament to be able to take part in Pony Club activities with a young child, pony will not be stripped but will give a show. Lunging will be allowed if the venue permits, but the pony must only be ridden by the competitor. Handlers of the lead rein pony should be suitably dressed with a hat and suitable footwear, ponies to be plaited unless they are registered mountain and moorland, traditional or native types. Horses and ponies that have been placed in the Pretty Polly Championships at RIHS are eligible to compete in the Pony Club Search for a Star Pony Club classes.

    There will be a set show.

    1st placed to qualify for Your Horse Live.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry Fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 11

    SEIB Search for A Star Pony Club Ridden First Ridden

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Only Open to members of the Pony Club aged 11 and under but over 6 on the date of the YHL Championship.

    Riders and owners must meet the SFAS amateur criteria. Pony must be 138cms or under and meet the Search for a Star Amateur criteria. Pony must be over 4 years old. No spurs allowed.

    Must be ridden independently but will not be asked to canter as a class. Snaffle bridles only. Will be asked to give a set show, ponies will be stripped for conformation. Lunging will be allowed, if the venue permits, but the pony must only be ridden by the competitor. Ponies to be plaited unless they are registered mountain and moorland, native or traditional types. Horses and ponies that have been placed in the Pretty Polly Championships at RIHS are eligible to compete in the Pony Club Search for a Star Pony Club classes.

    There will be a set show.

    1st to qualify for Your Horse Live.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry Fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 12

    SEIB Search for A Star Pony Club Ridden Open Horse or Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Only Open to members of the Pony Club aged over 10 on the date of the YHL Championship.

    Riders and owners must meet the SFAS amateur criteria. Open to ponies and horses that meet the Search for a Star Amateur criteria. (Class may be split subject to entries) Horse or pony must be over 4 years old. No spurs allowed.

    Will be asked to give a show, will be stripped for conformation. Lunging will not be allowed anywhere on the showground. Horses and ponies to be plaited unless they are registered mountain and moorland, native or traditional types.

    The animal should be an athletic type capable of doing all round Pony Club activities. The class will be judged on conformation, way of going and temperament. The horse or pony will not be ridden by the judge but the competitor will be asked to give a set show. Open to any type of horse or pony that is athletic enough to be an all-rounder but correct enough to be a show horse. Horses and ponies that have been placed in the Pretty Polly Championships at RIHS are eligible to compete in the Pony Club Search for a Star Pony Club classes.

    There will be a set show.

    1st to qualify for Your Horse Live.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry Fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 13

    SEIB Search for A Star Amateur In-hand Plaited Horse including Hogged Show Cob

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Horses over 15hh, handlers 14 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Horses 4 years of age or over. Any type of plaited show horse or hogged show cob is eligible, best of type on the day will win. Horses must be shown in a bridle with a bit.

    1st placed horse to qualify.

    Entry Fee £30, late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 14

    SEIB Search for A Star Amateur In-hand Plaited Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Ponies 15hh or under, handlers 10 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Ponies 4 years of age or over. Any type of plaited pony, best of type on the day will win. Ponies must be shown in a bridle with a bit.

    1st placed pony to qualify.

    Entry Fee £30, late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 15

    SEIB Search for A Star Amateur In-hand Traditional and Native Type

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Handlers 10 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Horses/ ponies 4 years of age or over. Any type of native or traditional horse or pony is eligible, best of type on the day will win. Horses/ponies must be shown in a bridle with a bit.

    1st placed horse to qualify.

    Entry Fee £30, late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 16

    SEIB Search for A Star Amateur In-hand Veteran Horse or Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Horse or pony must be 16 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Handlers 10 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Any type of veteran horse or pony is eligible but horse or pony, owner and handler must fit the amateur SEIB Search for a Star rules, best of type on the day will win.

    Handler and horse may have competed at HOYS but ONLY in the Search for a Star series, the rest of the amateur rules stand. Horses or ponies that have been placed in the SSDL Championship at RIHS are eligible to compete in the Veteran in-hand Search for a Star class. Horses must be shown in a bridle with a bit.

    1st placed horse or pony to qualify.

    Entry Fee £30, late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 17

    SEIB Seraach for A Star Amateur In-hand Mountain and Moorland

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    All breed standards that are expected in the ridden class stand. Handlers 10 years of age or over on the date of the YHL championship. Horses/ponies 4 years of age or over. Animals should not be plaited. Ponies must be shown in a bridle with a bit.

    1st placed pony to qualify.

    Entry Fee £30, late entry fee plus £18

  • Class 18 - NEW for 2024

    SEIB Search for A Star BRC Riding Club Amateur Show Horse or Pony

    Qualify for Your Horse Live

    Open to members of BRC Affiliated Riding Clubs only.

    Horses, Ponies, Riders and owners must meet the SFAS amateur criteria. Horses and ponies may have been to HOYS but only in the SFAS competition. Horse or pony must be over 4 years old. Riders must
    be 12 years old on the date of the YHL Championship and capable of cantering with the rest of the class.
    Competitors may compete side saddle. No jumping. Snaffles, pelhams and simple double bridles are
    acceptable, SFAS rider weight restrictions apply.

    Will be asked to give a short show and will not be ridden by the judge, will be stripped for conformation.

    Horses and ponies to be plaited unless they are registered mountain and moorland, native or
    traditional types.

    The animal should be an athletic type capable of doing all round Riding Club activities. The class will be judged on conformation, way of going and temperament. The horse or pony will not be ridden by the judge but the competitor will be asked to give a show. Open to any type of horse or pony that is athletic enough to be an all-rounder but correct enough to be a show horse.

    1st to qualify for Your Horse Live.

    Rosettes for all, Placed down to 6th.

    Entry Fee £40, Late entry fee plus £18