Sunday December 4, 2022
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Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival.
 

Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival 2022/23

Arena Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping competitions are running across England and Wales, with the finals being held 11th – 12th February 2023 at Arena UK.

The Barrier Spring Festival is a competition series for Dressage, Show Jumping and Arena Eventing. Riders will compete to qualify for the Finals. The qualifying route for each sport is as follows:

Dressage – Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition anytime before 31st January 2023. Members will compete at their Area Competition to aim to qualify for the Final in February 2023. There will be no Preliminary Rounds, but Branches & Centres are encouraged to run Friendly competitions to prepare members for the Area Competitions.

Arena Eventing – Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition anytime before 31st January 2023. Members will compete at their Area Competition to aim to qualify for the Final in February 2023. There will be no Preliminary Rounds, but Branches & Centres are encouraged to run Friendly competitions to prepare members for the Area Competitions.

Show Jumping – Preliminary Rounds will be held up to the date of the Area Competition to enable Members to qualify for their Area Competition. Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition between 1st December 2022 and 31st January 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Area Representative) for those who qualified at a Preliminary Round. Those who are successful at their Area Competition will qualify for the Final in February 2023.

NEW! Team Competitions – Dressage & Arena Eventing 

Branches/Centres may enter a team of three or four members in the Dressage and Arena Eventing Area qualifying competitions.  The team members can compete at different levels or all at the same level or a mixture of the two.  A team must comprise of at least three members (i.e., one member may ride two horses) and the top three scores to count.  The winning Branch/Centre team at each Area competition will qualify for the Barrier Spring Festival.  If any of the individual qualifiers are in a qualifying team their place will be passed down the line.

NEW! Team Competition – Show Jumping

Should a Branch/Centre have three or four members qualify at the Area Competition, at any level, these members can combine to compete as a mixed level team at the Spring Festival Final. The team members can compete at different levels or all at the same level or a mixture of the two. A team must comprise of at least three members (i.e., one member may ride two horses) and the top three scores to count.

Arena Eventing Final – Dec 28th 2022 – Easton College kindly hosted by Waveney Harriers PC.
Area Dressage Final – 2nd Jan 2023 – Wix EC kindly hosted by Essex and Suffolk PC
Area Showjumping Final – 29th Jan 2023 – Easton College kindly hosted by South Norfolk PC