Eventing Championships 2018: Saturday & Sunday 18th/19th August – Ballindenisk, Co.Cork
*Well done to all our members who took part in the IPC Eventing Championships 2018*
Congratulations and well done to Áine, Lauren, Alice, Anna, Niamh, Amelia, Lucy, Kacper & Gearóid who competed at this years Connolly’s Red Mills Eventing Championships in Ballindenisk.
Áine enjoyed success in the Intermediate Individual Competition, taking 2nd place on her pony The Unknown Soldier. Meanwhile also in the Intermediate Section, Lauren put in a good performance and with some good results achieved throughout the year she’s sure to be in the ribbons next year on her new pony Gorsehill King.
Alice, Anna, Niamh & Amelia teamed up for the Junior Girls competition with all four girls riding clear XC rounds and finishing in a very credible 14th place.
Also a big congratulations to our young Junior Individual rider Lucy who took part in her first Championships and enjoyed a great first season eventing on her pony Scamp.
Our two under 12 boys weren’t to be out classed by the girls with both boys achieving double clears. Kacper finishing 9th in Arena J and Gearóid taking 1st place in Arena M.
Well Done To All!
What is Eventing?
Eventing consists of three parts: a dressage test, a round of show-jumping and test around a cross-country course which take place on the same day. The Eventing Championships is the only competition that takes place over two days and is usually a two-day-event. The scores from all three phases are added together. The winner is the one with the lowest penalty score. The lowest score is best, faults in cross country and show jumping are added to your dressage score. If you have 0 faults in these sections, you finish on your dressage score.
To be eligible to compete in Open, Intermediate and Junior classes, you must have passed your C test. In the Under 12 class, riders must have passed the D+ test. All riders must be active members of their Branch and be paid up members of the Irish Pony Club. They must have participated at three appropriate rallies since 1st June of the previous year, two of which should be cross country and on the horse on which they now wish to event. District Commissioners have discretion in this regard, and have to sign off on the form that this particular child is able to go cross country. Ponies and horses must be 5 years old or over for all competitions, there is no height limit for horses but a horse/pony is only allowed to go under one rider at one event. It must not go eventing again the next day!
U12 – children who are under 12 years of age on 1st January of current calendar year; must have D+ Test to participate. U12’s don’t qualify for the IPC EVENTING championships, which are held in a different location each year in August. The maximum height of jumps is 80cm for show jumping and cross-country. Some Under 12 competitions include a Starter Stakes class. Click here for U12 Dressage Test.
PLEASE NOTE: U12 Eventing test differs from U12 Combined Training Test. Please see Combined Training section for relevant test.
Junior – members who are under 15 years of age on 1st January of current calendar year; competitors must have C Test! Teams of 3 or 4 can participate in the IPC EVENTING championships. The maximum height of jumps is 90cm for show jumping and 90cm for cross-country. Any rider negotiating a 90 cm cross country track, whether it is a qualifier or a novice competition, must have their C test. Click here for Junior Dressage Test.
Intermediate – members must be under 23 years of age on 1st January of current calendar year; competitors must have C Test. You may do Intermediate Eventing even if you have your B test. The maximum height of jumps is 1m for show jumping and cross-country. Click here for Intermediate Dressage Test.
Open – must be under 23 years of age on 1st January; competitors must have C Test! The maximum height of jumps is 1.10m for show jumping and for cross-country. Click here for Open Dressage Test.