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 last year, British Showjumping are pleased to confirm the continuation of the Para Jumping League for 2018. This exciting 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.
Selected show venues have already started committing themselves to the inclusion and development of Para Jumping with most regions having booked British Showjumping – Para classes in their competition calendar for 2018.
Para classes & opportunities confirmed for 2018 are as follows:
Anvil Park, Norfolk : 19th - 22nd April
Chard, Somerset :11th-13th May
Keysoe, Bedfordshire : 1st-3rd June
Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire : 24th June
RDA National Championships, Gloucestershire : 13th July
Wellington, Hampshire : 14th-16th July
British Showjumping National Championships, Stoneleigh : 10th August
Aintree Equestrian, Liverpool : 30th August (Training Camp)
Aintree Equestrian, Liverpool : 31st-1st September
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 April 1st- 31st August 2018.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)