Para News and Updates

With continued support shown for the development and inclusion of Para Jumping competition and the successful delivery of the newly established Para Jumping League in 2017, British Showjumping are pleased to confirm the continuation of the Para Jumping League for 2019 with even more venues and shows. This League allows registered Para riders to compete within specific Graded categories of either I (70cm), I Junior (60cm), II (80cm), II Junior (70cm), III (90cm), III Junior (80cm), IV (70cm) or IV Junior (60cm).

All Para classes are judged under Club rules but are open to both Club and National registered Para riders.  A rider may only compete in their graded height unless they formally request approval in writing to British Showjumping that they wish to jump up a grade; should a rider request to jump up a grade they must continue to do so for all Para competitions outlined for the remainder of the league period.

Grade Change following re-classification: If a rider’s grade changes as a result of reclassification (National or FEI), they may compete in the original Grade for the remainder of the period League from the date of classification once a formal request in writing has been sent to the Para Coordinator. Riders may also change to the new Grade immediately if they wish to do so, noting that any points that have been accrued in the previous grade will not carry over.

Para classes & opportunities for 2019:

Venue                                        Show Dates                               League Dates                            
Aintree -  CAMP March 1st  
Aintree  March 2nd – 3rd  March 2nd – 3rd
Keysoe  April 19th – 21st  April 20th - 21st
Wellington  May 4th - 5th  May 4th - 5th 
Bishop Burton  May 18th - 19th  May 18th -19th
Pferd International – Munich
(Selection Process required)
May 30th - June 2nd  No points 
Keysoe May 31st - June 2nd  June 1st - 2nd
Bramham Horse Trials  June 8th  No points 
Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre June 9th June 9th
Chard  June 14th – 16th   June 14th - 16th
RDA National Champs  July 12  July 12th 
Anvil Park August16th – 18th  August 17th – 18th
BS National Champs*** August 9th   August 9th 

A league table underpins each of the Graded categories with an objective of being awarded Graded winner at the end of each league period.  Points will be allocated to the British Showjumping Para Jumping horse/rider combination league at Para competitions held from March 1st- 31st August 2019 on selected dates as shown in the above table. 


1st = 12, 2nd = 10, 3rd = 8, 4th = 6, 5th = 4, 6th = 3.
Double Clear Points = 3

Championship Shows including RDA and British Showjumping will be awarded double points. ***To qualify for the British Showjumping National Champiosnhips, you must have competed at one of the para show days earlier in the year as qualification.

League winners for all grades will be acknowledged during the League Presentation Ceremony at the British Showjumping Awards Ball in October.

For further information on Para Jumping opportunities please contact the British Showjumping Para Coordinator Rebecca Heath (

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