The 2019 British Championships and Summer Festival is now over, but check back here in the future for details of our 2020 event!

 

How to enter

Details of how to enter the main event, any bonus classes and catering will be posted here nearer the time.

Volunteer

Please consider volunteering  some time to help us run these events – the small organising group appreciate all the time you can give to help out during the weekend. Details of how to volunteer are posted nearer the time.

Vaccinations

Please ensure that your horse is correctly vaccinated before the event; we require all initial vaccinations and annual boosters to be in place.  Passports will be checked on arrival.

More info

For more information or for details of any of the classes or guidelines, see the FEIF rules and regulations below. If you have any questions, get in touch with us at sportgroup@ihsgb.co.uk.

Classes

There’s a huge range of classes available from FEIF, we’re not able to offer them all but here’s a selection of the classes from our 2019 British Champsionships.

Beginner level

This is a group tölt test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Slow tölt
  2. Return to walk and change rein
  3. Any speed tölt

You can choose to show any tempo once you have changed the rein – but be aware that others around you may be doing a different tempo – so focus on your own performance!

This is a four gait group test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter, the start into canter and the stop after canter into walk is shown separately by each rider as instructed by the speaker

Intermediate level


This is a group tölt test, you can choose your starting rein on the entry form.

  1. Slow tölt Return to walk and change rein
  2. Fast tölt on the long sides, slow tölt on the short sides.


This is a group tölt test.

  1. Any speed tölt Return to walk and change rein
  2. Slow to medium speed tölt, on the long sides holding both reins in one hand clearly showing no rein contact with the horse’s mouth


This is a group four gait test.

  1. Slow speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Medium to fast tölt


This is a group five gait test.

  1. Slow to medium speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Pace

Pace is shown twice on one long side. The riders choose the long side by majority vote. In the event of a draw the speaker will decide. A combination needs to show one half of a long side to get a mark.  The mark for pace is doubled and the total number of points is divided by 6.

Youth (under 18 only)


This is a group tölt test.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Return to walk and change rein
  3. Any speed tölt


This is a group four gait test.

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter

Hard/Sport A level

These are all individual classes and are not directed by the speaker.  These tests contain elements that are quite technical and gait changes have to be made at specific points on the track.  However, some riders may feel more comfortable being on the track on their own and they are welcome to enter these tests, although should they reach the final this will be run as a group.


This is an individual tölt class. Sections below are shown.

Begin at the middle of the short side and ride one round in slow tölt on either rein. Return to walk at the middle of the short side and change rein

  1. From the middle of the short side ride one round in slow tölt, lengthen stride distinctly on the long sides
  2. From the middle of the short side ride one round in fast tölt


The rider has three rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in the following order: Sections:

  1. Any speed tölt
  2. Slow, steady and calm speed tölt.  Return to walk and change rein
  3. Slow to medium speed tölt, holding both reins in one hand clearly showing no rein contact with the horse’s mouth

Each section may be shown only once, for one round. Marks for section 3 are doubled.


The rider has four and a half rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in any order:

  1. Slow tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Fast tölt

Each gait may be shown only once; walk for a half round and the other gaits for one round.


The rider has four and a half rounds at their disposal to show the following gaits in any order:

  1. Slow to medium speed tölt
  2. Slow to medium speed trot
  3. Medium walk
  4. Slow to medium speed canter
  5. Racing pace

Each gait may be shown only once, walk for a half round and the other gaits for one round. Racing pace is shown on the long sides only and marks for tölt and pace are doubled.


Pace race 100 m with flying start – this is conducted on a pace track, where there should be at least a stretch of 50 m before the start of the timed stretch of 100 m.

One horse at a time proceeds to the start.

At the starters’ signal, the rider rides to the 50 m marker in any gait he wishes.

On crossing the 50 m mark, time keeping starts at a visual signal.

From there to the finish line the horse must be in racing pace.

There will be two runs.


As soon as the starting flag is raised, the horse moves off at walk, trot or tölt.

Between the starting line and the 25 m mark, strike off in canter from any gait.

Between the 25 m mark and the 50 m mark (beginning of the timed stretch) change into racing pace. On crossing the 50 m mark time keeping starts at a visual signal.

After the 150 m mark (end of the timed stretch) and before the end marker at 200 m, the horse has to have returned to tölt, trot or walk.