Pony Measuring Update

Friday 05 January 2024

Pony Measuring Update

British Showjumping is introducing new guidelines for ponies regarding Measuring Certificates for 2024.

Pony Measuring

Following the introduction of the FEI pony measuring system, British Showjumping has been monitoring the advantages and the opportunity to align a national measuring process that mirrors the international system.

From 1st January, we will be introducing a British Showjumping national measuring system for all ponies who require a height certificate to compete.  Ponies who have a FEI Lifetime certificate, a valid Interim FEI height certificate or a JMB Full height certificate, will not require a further measurement to compete in national classes.

Ponies with an Annual JMB certificate will require a British Showjumping Measurement certificate (either Lifetime or Interim) to compete in National classes.  There will be a temporary relaxation of the requirements to have a valid measurement certificate until 1st April 2024 by which point the new British Showjumping measuring process will be in place.

We will accept JMB measures (annual and Life height) for ponies which have been booked in for a JMB measure prior to 17.00hrs on 5th January 2024, we will not accept JMB measures which have been booked after this date. The actual measure may be after this date but the booking must have been made before the 5th January 2024.

There are several advantages of following the FEI system: Due to the measurement being carried out by two vets, once a certificate is issued it cannot be challenged by third parties, and there is a tolerance in the height allowed so that ponies can be presented for measuring with shoes on.

There will be at least one British Showjumping measuring facility in each region with measuring sessions being available from March onwards.  Further details will be announced in February to include dates, venues and costs.

 
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