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 (Rebecca.Heath@britishshowjumping.co.uk)