Gold League Championships
NATIONAL ‘GOLD’ LEAGUE
The Gold league will be the only league reflecting rankings on a National level and only members that have been placed or have jumped five double clears in a class of 1.35m will be eligible for inclusion.Results at 1.40m+ will automatically place you in the Gold League for three years/six consecutive league periods. Five results at 1.35m within a league period move into the Gold League for three years/six consecutive league periods.
The Gold League will reflect placings or double clears achieved at all classes of 1.35m in National and International Shows hosted within England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The Points System
The Gold league will commence on the 1st April 2014 and will roll on a monthly basis from this date forward and will reflect points accrued at a Horse/Rider Combination level only.
Points will be allocated based on 1st round heights. Points will be awarded to all placings based on a 1:5 ratio, in accordance with rule 76.5. All riders being placed in 7th position or more will receive the same points as those allocated to 6th place.
Placing 1.35m 1.40m 1.45m 1.50m+
1st 35 points 40 points 45 points 50 points
2nd 24 points 32 points 32 points 40 points
3rd 18 points 24 points 24 points 30 points
4th 12 points 16 points 16 points 25 points
5th 9 points 12 points 12 points 20 points
6th 6 points 8 points 8 points 10 points
Double Clears 15 points 25 points 30 points 50 points
Classes ran within 2* 3* and 4* International Shows hosted in the United Kingdom will be awarded 1.5 x points .
In a three round competition horse/rider combinations must jump clear in all rounds of the competition to gain the ‘clear’ jumping points.
The two highest placed riders, whom are eligible for British Team selection, on the Gold league list` in the period of 1st April - 31st July in the current calendar year will be invited to compete at HOYS. Should the rider already have qualified, the invitation will be extended down the line. The invitations to HOYS from 2016 will be extended as follows:
7 x Highest placed British riders on the FEI Ranking List
2 x Highest placed British riders on the Gold League
3 x International Wild Cards for Horse of the Year Show will give competitors, who are eligible for British Team Selection, three possible ways of securing them. By either:
a) Being the International Stairway League Winner (or highest placed eligible rider) on the League who has also competed in the Final.
b) By winning (or being the highest placed eligible rider) in the International Stairway League Final. The winner of the Final will also be crowned British Showjumping National Champion for a 12 month period.
c) By winning (or being the highest placed eligible rider) on the National Championship Show League . This League table will be Rider based and will consist of three competition legs including and culminating with the International Stairway League Final.