Show Jumping and Style Jumping Qualifier

SHOW JUMPING SCHEDULE – Wednesday 24th July 2024  (revised date)

All classes are run under British Riding Club rules.

Start Time:  5.30 pm

  Name MAX HEIGHT Sponsor
  CLEAR ROUND X-poles  
1 Lead Rein X-poles GG-EDT – Gary Wilson Equine Dentistry
2 Let Loose X-poles Galloway Signs Ltd
3 40 cm – Ponies 40 cm Homemade by AH
4 40 cm – Horses 40 cm Horse and Soul – Equine Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy
5 Starter Stakes – Pony 50 cm Blair Biomass
6 Starter Stakes – Horse 50 cm Atlas Equestrian Rug Cleaners
7 Pre Beginner Pony 60 cm McMasters Veterinary Physiotherapy
8 Pre Beginner Horse 60 cm Papa Rab’s Restaurant
9 Beginner Pony 70 cm Montpelier Professional Galloway Ltd
10 Beginner Horse 70 cm WBS Signs and Graphics
11 Novice Pony 80 cm Ruth McGarry, BHS Accredited Professional Coach
12 Novice Horse 80 cm Murray Crawford, DipWCF

Style Jumping – Blair Qualifier

85 cm

Greaves West & Ayre / BHS Scotland

13 Small Intermediate Pony 90 cm Mote View Holiday Lets
14 Small Intermediate Horse 90 cm Terally Equestrian Centre
15 Intermediate Pony 1 m The Wee Aird Dairy
16 Intermediate Horse 1 m Jet Set Equestrian
17 Open – Ponies & Horses 1.05/1.10m Tarff Valley Ltd

Let Loose.  For combinations coming off lead rein.  Assistant allowed in ring to give verbal assistance only – no leading.

Juniors:  17 years and under.

ENTRY FEES (plus online booking fee = 70p):     Members            Non Members

   Clear Round                                        £3.00                      £3.00

   Classes 1-17                                        £5.00                      £8.00

   Style Jumping Qualifier                       £8.00                      £12.00



Entries close on Monday 22nd July 2024.

No additional entries can be taken once the class has started.

Competitors may enter up to three consecutive classes.


Open to Seniors only (18 years old and over). 

The course will have 8 to 12 obstacles, maximum 85 cm in height with a maximum spread of 90 cm, one of which should be a double.  The optimum speed for this competition is set at 325 mpm.  One penalty point will be deducted for every second over the optimum time.


  1. To encourage better pace and rhythm in competitions and improved rider training in jumping competitions.
  2. To demonstrate the rider’s knowledge and effect of developing the canter at 325 metres per minute and its amenability for riding a course.
  3. That judges can provide good constructive comments for the benefit of the competitors.

The Test

The rules for the competition are set out in the BRC Official Rule Book (document available below).  The signal to start is given and the course jumped, the rider is judged on how they ride the whole course, particular attention being given to how they ride the turns and present the horse at a fence.  The course is completed when the horse passes through the finish. There is no need to salute the judge.  The judge will award the following marks for the round:

  1. Equestrian feel and skill, ability to present the horse correctly at the fence and ride accurate lines. The ability to maintain a clear rhythm and correct pace.    Ability to influence the horse correctly (30 points).
  2. Riders leg position, balance and ability to follow the horses movement over the fence. Security of the lower leg. Independence of the rein (20 points).
  3. Horse’s balance and rhythm. Desire to move forward, attention and confidence, harmony, lightness and ease of movement, acceptance of the bridle, calmness of the jump (30 points).


Show Jumping Rules

All classes run two phase, with the exception of the Lead Rein class and Style Jumping qualifier, which are one round timed. 

Clear round limited to one entry per combination, although if time permitting a second clear round may be possible.

Adults riding ponies must compete in Horse classes.


Eligibility Rules Summary  (See BRC 2024 Rule Book for full rules.)

70 cm class* – No BE or BE Foundation points, no BS points or BS Club points gained at 90 cm or above and riders not to have completed at BE100 or BRC 100 in the current or previous year.

80 cm class* – No more than 5 BE points or 75 BS points.

90 cm class* – No more than 20 BE points or 500 BS points.

100 cm class* – No more than 60 BE points or 999 BS points.

Notional points gained in 70 cm and 80 cm classes held at BS Intro Shows do not count.  BS Club points gained at any level will not be counted except for 70 cm SJ.

Riders who have completed under FEI rules and horses that have competed at BE90 or above – please check BRC Rule Book for eligibility.

JUNIOR COMBINATIONS (pony AND rider) with points in excess of those listed above may compete at Stranraer & District RC show jumping events at 70 cm and above.

Any horse/rider combination that has won four firsts in the same class (50 cm, 60 cm or 70 cm) during the current and preceding season, which has four or more entries in the class, must move up to the next height class. 

Only one horse/pony and rider combination may compete in the same class.  Another rider may compete later in the class HC.  Lead Rein Class and Let Loose only – up to 3 riders may compete on the same pony.

Dress code as per British Riding Club rules.  At Club Show Jumping competitions Smart Riding / Show Jackets or Tweed Jackets are permitted, along with S&DRC sweatshirt or jacket.  BS (British Showjumping) jackets and hoodies are not permitted.

Spurs not to be worn by Junior members unless the Club’s pro forma is completed by a qualified instructor, accredited coach or Pony Club DC and submitted to the Secretary.


Summer Points League will again run this year, over all show jumping dates – including Combined Training competitions.  Points League Trophies will be presented for each individual show jumping class at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at the end of the season.


Points:   1st = 6     2nd = 5     3rd = 4      4th = 3     5th = 2     6th = 1