Para News and Updates

With continued support shown for the development and inclusion of Para Jumping competition and the successful delivery of the well- established Para Jumping League founded in 2017, British Showjumping are pleased to confirm the continuation of the Para Jumping League for 2020 with an even greater selection of venues and shows across the country. 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 2020:

Venue                                        Show Dates                              Region Eligible for Points on National Graded competition League  
Ballavartyn March 21st - - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Virus North (Isle of Mann) Yes
Pferd International – Munich
(Selection Process required)
May 21st-24th  - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Virus Overseas (Munich) No
Keysoe  May 29th – 31st - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Virus East (Bedfordshire) Yes
Bramham Horse Trials  June 6th  North (West Yorkshire) Yes
Badgworth June 27th-28th  South West (Somerset) Yes
RDA National Champs  July 10th - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Virus South West (Gloucestershire) Yes (double)
Wick St Lawrence  July 29th South West (Bristol & Somerset) No
BS National Champs*** August 7th (TBC) West Midlands (Warwickshire) Yes (double) ***
Wick St Lawrence August 21st South West (Bristol & Somerset) No

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 2020 on all 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 Championships, 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.

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