IHSGB BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS & SUMMER SHOW 2022
The IHSGB Sport Group invites all members of the IHSGB, and friends of the Icelandic Horse to the IHSGB British Championships and Summer Show on 24th/25th/26th June 2022 at Aston-le- Walls Equestrian Centre, Washbrook Farm, Welsh Road, Aston-le-Walls, Daventry, NN11 6RT.
OVAL TRACK TESTS
The oval track tests will consist of two days of preliminary rounds only again this year. We have done this the last two years to allow for social distancing on the track and to facilitate the sport judge’s exam. Due to the amount of positive feedback we have received, we have decided to stick to this format again this year.
CHOICE OF TESTS
Sport A: T1, T2, V1, F1 (on the oval track)
Sport B: V2, T3 (on the oval track)
Sport C: T5, T6, V3, F3 (on the oval track)
Sport D: T8, V5 (on the oval track)
Pace events: P2, PP1 (on the pace track)
Figures Tests (Level 1) in tölt or trot (in the small outdoor arena)
Track & Trail (in the small outdoor arena and on the oval track)
NO TEST RESTRICTIONS
There are no restrictions of the type of tests you can enter, e.g. you can enter the T7 and T6 or V5 and F3 on the same day.
You can enter different tests each day – so why not try out a test you haven’t ridden before?!
The number of ‘starts’ is down to the age of the horse: Horses aged 5 years can do a maximum of 2 tests per day. Horses aged 6 years a maximum of 3 tests per day. Horses ages 7 years and above a maximum of 4 tests per day.
Ann Winter, FEIF International Sport Judge
Fi Pugh, FEIF International Sport Judge
Mic Rushen, IHSGB Regional Sport Judge
Becca Hughes, IHSGB Regional Sport Judge
Harriet Vincent, IHSGB Regional Sport Judge
Mike Adams, IHSGB Regional Sport Judge
Jemimah Adams, IHSGB Regional Sport Judge
The IHSGB and Aston-le- Walls Equestrian Centre require horses to have had all three initial vaccinations and annual boosters. Horses without the required vaccinations will not be permitted to enter the venue.
We will ask you to include photos of your horse’s passport and vaccination record with the online entry form.
We suggest you check before entering, using the ‘Vaccination Calculator’ on the British Horseracing Authority website (please ignore the paragraph at the top of the page): http://brenda.britishhorseracing.com/vaccs/ . if you are still unsure, please send an email to email@example.com .
There are a limited number of stables available.
Stallions must be stabled. If you are planning to bring a stallion, please enter asap to ensure that you get a stable.
Stables: £70 per stable for two days.
TACK & EQUIPMENT
The competition will run according to the FEIF Rules and Regulations, with one exception: Standard British shoes over 10mm thick will be allowed for sport C & D tests and the Track & Trail, provided the cross-sectional area is not greater than 230mm2 .
Whips must not be longer than 120cm (including the tassel).
Boots and protective equipment must not exceed 250g per leg.
You can find information about tack and equipment on the Sport page of the FEIF website: https://www.feif.org/feif-equipment/
APPEARANCE OF THE HORSE
“The Icelandic horse is a unique breed with special qualities. It shall be shown respect unreservedly. The following Rules apply at all times: the natural appearance (e.g. natural growth and colour of hair) of the horse shall not be changed. Exceptions the mane and tail may be trimmed if too long and the horse may be clipped for health and welfare reasons. Hair on the muzzle, fetlocks, and inside the ears shall not be clipped.”
G7.1. Appearance of the horse, FEIF Rules and Regulations
Riders must wear correctly fitted riding helmets, and either long riding boots or jodhpur boots.
We ask that riders wear appropriate and tidy clothing, out of respect for the judges.
RIDER’S ENTRY FEE
The rider entry fee is for the whole weekend including camping and as many tests as you want to enter.
‘Early bird’ discount:
Full price: £80
IHSGB Members Discounted Price: £60
The deadline for the ‘Early bird’ discount is midnight on the 15th May 2022. After this date the entries will be:
Full price: £95
IHSGB Members Discount Price: £80
Additional horses: £25 per horse.
Additional adult non-riding members of the rider’s party £25 each.
We are not making a general call for volunteers this year, but we do need:
Judge’s writers – there may be opportunity to write for the judges, trainee judges will get priority. A timetable for writers will be sent out a few days before the start of the competition. If you are interested in being a writer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Track & Trail – we need people who will help with the setup, running and take down of the trail part. If you are interested in helping, please send an email to Catherine at email@example.com
HOW TO ENTER
Please click on the Enter Here button, and complete a separate copy of the form for each rider in you party. Add non-riding members of your party to only one of the forms. After you have completed the PayPal Payment form, you will receive an email with information on how to make your detailed class entries. Please complete the detailed entries form before 12th June 2022. No entries or changes, except withdrawals, will be accepted after this date. After submission of the detailed entries form, you will receive a link that enables you to edit your entries on-line, if necessary.