SHOW JUMPING SHOWS
At Fletchers Farm Riding School, we hold Show Jumping shows between April and September each year, and then one at Christmas. These shows are aimed at encouraging riders to try Show Jumping and are also an ideal outing for young horses or riders looking for a friendly and supportive environment to compete in.
April 2019 - Vaccinations update - Please note that we highly recommend your horse is vaccinated within the last 6 months but at the very least your horse must be up to date with their annual vaccinations to come to the site. Please ensure you have your horses passport with you, thank you for your co-operation.
**SHOW JUMPING dates for 2022**
Sunday 3rd April 2022
Sunday 10th July 2022
Sunday 11th December - In-house clients & liveries only Xmas fun show
Novice SJ 2021
Unaffiliated Novice Fun Xmas Show Jumping - Sunday 12th December 2021
A fun, encouraging show aimed at novice riders.
Class 1 Novice Cross poles (30cm max in middle) – One round against the clock.
Riders on the lead rein welcome.
Class 2 Cross poles (45cm max) Cross Poles – Two phase (no uprights or spreads).
Class 3 Dog Jumping class (45cm max) – One round against the clock.
Dog and handler jump the course. Fastest, clear round wins.
Class 4 45cm-50cm – Two phase.
Class 5 Ride & Run (50cm) – Rider jumps around, second person completes the course on foot. Total combined fastest, clear wins.
Class 6 55cm – Two phase.
Class 7 60cm-65cm – Two phase.
Class 8 75cm-80cm – Two phase.
Two Phase – If the rider jumps clear round first part of the course, they ride straight onto the further fences in a timed section.
Rosettes 1st to 4th place, more if entries warrant.
A special rosette to highest placed riding school client in classes 1,2,4,6,7.
Riding school clients must pre-book by noon on Tuesday 7th December. A condition of entry is that you have read the attached rules and abide by them.
Fletchers Farm Livery Members can enter on the day.
Price for riding school clients include horse hire.
Class 1 - £18 Loyalty Scheme Clients/ £21 non-members / £6 Liveries
Class 3 - £6 Loyalty Scheme Clients/ £8 non-members / £6 Liveries
Classes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - £20 Loyalty Scheme Clients/ £23 non-members / £8 Liveries
Warm up indoors and classes in our large outdoor arena.
Photographs of class winners / placed riders may be printed / placed onto various media including the FF website, the FF Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify us in writing.
It is assumed that on entering the competition that you have read and have agreed to the rules.
Additional info for riding school clients:
Jumping classes can vary in length of time and therefore it is difficult to estimate exact times when riders will be able do their rounds, please allow enough time on site as these shows are informal and encouraging to allow riders to have a go.
We aim to allow a 15 minute warm up on your horse in the indoor ring for riding school clients before you will be expected to jump outside.
You will be expected to walk the course when it is ready on foot to learn the route and to decide how to approach your fences. You will need to ask a parent/friend to put your name down at the gate with the gate volunteer so that you know when you are due to ride e.g. the seventh rider due in. We may need to allocate an order if a pony is due to jump round twice with different riders so there is enough time for both riders.
Always carry a short whip with you if you are jumping.
Gloves must be worn, please wear jodphurs with a sweatshirt or xmas jumper on if you do not have a show jacket. We do not expect our clients to buy special show gear for this show.
These shows are designed to be encouraging. Please choose appropriate classes for your experience and we would politely ask that you move up classes if you have won a number at a particular level
Show Jumping Rules
The course will be made of a mixture of poly/schooling jumps.
No entry will be accepted without the appropriate fee.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, vary the order or composition of, or cancel any event in this schedule at any time. In the event of the show being cancelled due to weather or similar, messages will be left on the number provided on your entry form and on our facebook page.
Classes may be split or amalgamated at the organisers' discretion.
All course heights are approximate.
Correct riding dress should be worn and hat with a fixed harness to a minimum standard of PAS 015 must be worn by riders at all times.
Judged under BS Rules, however the Judges' decision is final.
The organisers have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructors or the organiser, officials and stewards.
If this is your first show competing please note that we allow assistance or leading in the classes indicated on the schedule page. Please remember horses can behave differently in the ring to normal lessons or schooling at home and if you would like assistance please ask. Competitors enter classes at their own risk.
These shows are designed to be encouraging. Please choose appropriate classes for your experience and we would politely ask that you move up classes if you have won a number at a particular level.
Please use designated warm up area only. Do not stand on the track where others are riding and cause an obstruction. Please ride responsibly and observe manage etiquette.
Please do not re-enter the warm up arena once you have finished your jumping round.
No lunging allowed on the show ground.
All lorries and horse trailers to be parked in designated area. Please tidy hay, droppings and mess from the parking area before leaving. Parking can be restricted if the show is busy so please park close to the next horsebox or as directed by a show steward.
Please ensure that dogs are kept on a lead at all times.
Photographs of class winners / placed riders may be printed / placed onto various media including the FF website, Essex Rider, the FF Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify us in writing.
It is assumed that on entering the competition that you have read and have agreed to the rules above.