Hello EV members, I am really excited to start 2016 as the new Jumping Co-ordinator. Annie White will still be involved in Show Jumping with judging roles, so you will see Annie around at various shows this year.
Talking about shows, it was great to watch local and interstate Show jumping riders compete at the Boneo Classic on the weekend. Congratulations to Steven Hill riding Yallambi’s Bellini Star winning the World Cup Qualifier Event.
I am very pleased to announce that Hygain will be our sponsor for our Young Rider Squad. The YR squad and development squads are an important part of our Junior and Young rider development for the Sport of Show jumping and offer opportunities to represent Victoria at interstate and international competition. We have posted the nomination form on the Jumping EV website. Nominations are due by 15th March.
We are also looking for YR Squad coaches, Expression Of Interest forms for coaches were posted on the website early last week. The squad dates are on the form and we welcome Show jumping coaches to apply. Applications close by 1st March.
For riders who are currently competing and officials at events, please note there have been rule changes that came into effect as of January 2016. A full summary is available from Here
The main points to remember are as follows;
1. In relation to placings:
a. It is the responsibility of the Judge to forward the correctly completed results sheets to the relevant EA office within 14 days of the completion of the competition.
Please note: when completing the results sheets please ensure the rider’s name is detailed in full. For example, John Smith not J.Smith with rider’s valid EA membership number detailed. This also applies to the horse, please ensure the horse name is spelt correctly with its number, as per the horse’s performance card.
b. Competitions which count for points
All EA competitions, 1.05 meters and above with 10 or more horses and which carry a total of $100 or more in prize money and/or goods, excluding trophies advertised in the schedule, will count for points with exceptions of Art.283.4
c. Competition License
The President of the Ground Jury or their delegate, rider/owner are to enter all details and sign the current competition license for first, second and third places prior to prize money being awarded. All unsigned and non-validated points will remain on horse's performance cards and will be recorded as rider declared points. Valid competition licences are the responsibility of owners and/or riders to be true and correct.
2. Summer Dress: When competing without a jacket, athletes must wear a shirt with a collar manufactured to support a tie. Shirts must not be sleeveless. Shirts with contrasting panels and sleeves are permitted.
3. Boots: For all young horse style classes the boot rule applies but this requirement has been removed from Juniors and classes under 1.15cm under the new rules. Riders shall remove and re-apply boots that are suspected of being over tensioned on the judges or stewards request at any time, at any show in Australia.
4. Juniors: Athletes can take part in competitions for Juniors until the end of the calendar year, in which they reach the age of 18years. Athletes may take part in competitions, 1.20m and above from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 12 years.
If members have any queries on any of the rule changes or have any jumping feedback please don’t hesitate to contact me either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or my mobile 0432 077 028.