Saturday April 20, 2019
Show Jumping


Interested in show jumping? Contact: Claire Lisi, Phoebe Hobby or Lucy Winfield to put your name on their list. There are regular SJ training sessions see details below if you would like to compete at the Areas.

We also send teams to a number of local SJ competitions.

In addition to the Areas, there is an Area 9 Championship at Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Nr Cirencester with classes from 50cm to 1m and qualifiers throughout the year.

AREA Teams 2018

·         Team members are expected to be active Pony Club members throughout the year.

·         Potential team members should do a minimum of 3 rallies by 1st June, one of which must be specific to the relevant discipline and in the current year, on the relevant horse or pony. eg. to be considered for both SJ and Eventing teams you should do a SJ rally and an Eventing rally.

·         The rally can be with any of our team coaches; it need not be the one coaching your level at the Areas.

·         The combination should also be competing at the relevant level.

·         All members of the final squads will be expected to attend team training, dates for which will be available from 1st May, and should assume they will be competing at the Area competition and potentially qualifying for the relevant Championships.

·         NEW FOR 2018: All horses / ponies must have an up to date vaccination certificate to compete at Area Competitions and the Championships. Passports will be checked during training rallies.

A long list for Dressage, SJ and Eventing will be drawn up on 1st May 2018 with all eligible members. The final squads will be announced in the 2nd week of June to take half term results into consideration.


 This year’s date will be Sat 28th July at Wellington Farm, Coxwell, Nr Faringdon.  A Junior 70-75cm class will run on the same day as the Regional, Novice, Intermediate and Open SJ Areas.

70 – 75cm. 12 yrs and under.

Regional (previously Grassroots)
First round 80cm up to max 85cm in 2nd round.  Combination must not have recorded a double clear at 90cm or above in the first round at BS or SJI competitions. (so British Novice prelim or British Novice 2nd round OK), or previously competed in their Dengie Winter League Area or Dengie Open Area competition.

OPEN Novice (90CM) – this is new for 2018

Open to all members and horses – this class is an individual class only – no teams, but does qualify for the champs. It will run along the Novice SJ size track.
Novice SJ (90CM)
90cm first round up to max 95cm in jump off. No height and age restrictions. Combination can’t have achieved a double clear at BS above 1m in first round (so Pony Newcomers 1m classes ok and Senior Discovery ok).  Riders can not and must have not in past competed at Open level in Eventing or SJ.

Intermediate SJ (100CM)
Max 105cm. No height and age restrictions.  Combination can’t have achieved a double clear at BS where any of the fences were above 110cm in the first round – so allowed to do pony fox/110 classes and senior newcomers. Combination may not have completed at Open SJ areas in previous years.

Open SJ (110CM)
Max 115cm. No height / age restrictions.combinations not to have completed BS a double clear BS of 130cm in first round.

You will need to attend team training, which will be run nearer the time, and make sure you have done your rallies and have seen the relevant trainers. This year the trainers are:

Nick Campbell (Intermediate and Open)

Aaron Nobbs (Novice)

Ginny Halliwell (Junior and Regional)

There are a number of SJ rally dates already on the website, they include – Aaron on the 1st May, Ginny on 10th May and Nick on 17th May  – more dates to follow with some jumping on grass, weather permitting.

There is also an indoor Team SJ competition at Hartpury College on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May, which offers an excellent practice round with jumping across all sizes.  We plan to take a number of teams, so please get your entries in via and then copy them across to Lucy Winfield and Phoebe Hobby to ensure you are included in selection.


 The team selectors are gathering names and information preparing for the long lists for Area showjumping. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY OF THE TEAMS – PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILS – NAME/ AGE / PONY NAME AND HEIGHT / LEVEL JUMPING / ANY RESULTS as soon as possible to:


Or Lucy Winfield for JUNIOR / GRASSROOTS

There are lots of classes and levels for the Area Show Jumping.  If you would like to be considered please confirm that:

  • you are down for the right height / level for your age / ability.
  • you are eligible for that level.
  • you are available for the Areas on Sat 28th July.  You will need to be available for the entire day.
  • you are available for the Championships 17-21st August for Novice(17TH), Int (20th and ind19th) and Open(19th and ind 18th), 25-27th August for Regionals.

Please also supply recent results from any relevant competitions (preferably at that height you are hoping to compete at, or higher) and whether any were on grass.   This can include the SJ element of Eventing or Combined Training.

The long list will predominantly be based on interest expressed and ability demonstrated, at rallies over the winter and spring, but if you know if anyone else that you feel should be on the list please let us know.  Please note that inclusion on the initial long list does not guarantee a team place, and names are listed in no particular order.

We also have various other team show jumping competitions that you can enter separately – 7th May Ledbury team SJ at Hartpury, 8TH July –28TH May team jumping at Kemble Show including a team 110cm Hickstead Qualifier,  Team SJ at Barbury HT – 90CM AND 1M, 3rd August team SJ at Gatcombe HT (110),


Rallies / Team Training for 90 / 1m/ 110cm – provisional dates:

31st May

Evening 27th June

13th July

23rd July