Horses & Ponies FAQs
Yes, because a horse has no height restrictions. The pony's current winnings will not change, but the grade will be converted to the equivalent horse grade (eg, if the pony has winnings between £0 - £999 it will be a Grade C, between £1000 - £999 it will be a Grade B and winnings over £2000 it will be a Grade A
Note: should the pony be already registered, change to a horse grade can only be actioned at the annual registration renewal or on change of ownership
Yes, however the request must be sent to the British Showjumping office in writing and must be accompanied by a valid up to date JMB measurement stating that the animal is148cms or below.
Note: change to a pony grade can only be actioned at the annual registration renewal or on change of ownership
Once a pony has Actual winnings of £50 a JMB measurement will be requested. All JMBs expire on the 31st December each year so a request for a current JMB will be made on the 1st January for any eligible ponies.
We provide competitions for 128cm, 138cm and 148cm ponies and we need to ensure that ponies compete in the correct height category.
You can visit The Joint Measurement Board website @ www.thejmbonline.co.uk to identify your nearest measurement vet or contact them on 01293 862101. It should be noted that the same vet cannot be used for consecutive measurements.
No, the pony must have had all shoes removed.
The vet will send the relevant details to the JMB, who will confirm the height TO THE OWNER, NOT TO BRITISH SHOWJUMPING. It is then the responsibility of the owner to forward this on to the British Showjumping offices when it is requested.
Book a date for which the pony can next have the shoes removed and on which a measurement can be done. As long as the date is booked in the near future (within weeks) contact the British Showjumping office with this date, which can then be entered onto the pony's record and 28 days can be given from your booked date.
Once a horse has achieved British Showjumping points, placings, double clears or qualifications these are retained on the horses record indefinitely. Unfortunatley we cannot downgrade any horse or pony.
If you have not provided a copy of your horse / ponies record we will temporarily grade the horse / pony with winnings according to its age when it was imported. Once the record has been received in the office, the horse's winnings will be graded to reflect its experience and winnings abroad, if no winnings are confirmed then the horse/pony can have all its winnings removed.
If a horse has any Irish points we convert each point gained at 1.20m and above by 9 points and anything things less than 1.20m by 3 points, and for a pony each Irish point is converted to 3.5 points
If you can provide import papers or proof of vaccinations given to the horse in the UK then the age of the horse at the earliest of these will be taken into account when initially grading the horse with foreign winnings
We need written confirmation of a horse or ponies winnings or that it doesn’t have any from the National Federation. If a horse has come from:, Belgium, France, Germany or Holland we need confirmation from all four of the federations.
The following contact details can be used to find out what winnings, if any, a foreign horse may have -
FEI: https://data.fei.org/Default.aspx-Please search the horse/pony name in the database and this will give you any record it has.
France: Website: https://ffecompet.ffe.com/cheval#id=095c2cad2a424f5c3a7138cb8d435fba
Germany email :email@example.com
Netherlands email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the most common contacts required, for further contacts please contact the Membership office. It should be noted that the federations will need Passport number, Microchip number (where possible), Sire and Dam, year of birth, country of origin, name on passport as a minimum.
If a horse has already been registered under a different owner, a request to change the ownership must be made in writing, confirming which horse is to be changed, as well as the new owners name and membership number (who must also be registered). The cost of this is £10 and it entitles you to the remainder of the registration. If the registration has expired it will be the same cost as the renewal fee for that grade of horse/pony.
No, stallions have much stricter registration guidelines. Stallions cannot be registered unless original verified breed papers have been sent upon initial registration.