34a) Mare or Gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 153cms, to be led by a handler who has attained their 7th birthday but has not attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year. 34 b) Mare or Gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 158cms, to be led by a handler who has attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year. This show is a qualifier for the 2009 P (UK) Winter Championships Show.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each qualifying class will qualify.competitors in qualifying positions, who are not current members of Ponies (UK) are allowed 14 days in which to become members and register their horses/ponies in order for the qualification to remain valid. No Qualification cards will be awarded in the ring NPS Winter Championship Qualifying Rounds This show is affiliated to the National Pony Society and the NPS affiliated classes will be run under NPS rules.
Classes are open to Members and Non-Members of the NPS, but Non-Members will need to become Adult Showing members to enter the finals at the NPS Spring Festival 2009. The NPS General Rules for Showing apply. In each class the three highest placed ponies, not already qualified, within the first six places, will qualify.
Winnings in the 2008/2009 Novice and Pure Novice Winter Championships will not debar ponies from the NPS 2009 Mountain and Moorland Novice Ridden competitions. NPS Mountain and Moorland Qualifying Rounds: These classes are judged under the Rules of the NPS.
Ponies must be registered in the main body of their respective Mountain & Moorland Stud Books.
Part breds are not eligible.
Ponies to be trimmed only within their Breed Society specification.
Manes must not be plaited and tails must not be braided.
All ponies in Novice Classes must be shown in one of the snaffle bits illustrated in the NPS Official List of Judges and Rules. Qualifying rounds are open to both NPS Members and Non Members but only the highest placed NPS Adult member, on production of their membership card in the ring, will be eligible to qualify for the Final.
A valid Membership Card must be in the Rider’s/Handler’s possession on entering the ring. The first prize winners from each class will go forward to the Final to be held at the NPS Summer Championship Show, Malvern, in August 2009.
A pony may only qualify once.
Where the first pony in the class has already qualified, the pony standing next in line which has not qualified will be deemed the qualifier.
Qualification may go no lower than third place. NPS Adult/Standard members will be required to upgrade to Adult/Showing to enter the Final.
Qualified Ponies must be entered into the NPS Competition Final within 14 days for the pony to be eligible to appear in the Final. INVITED JUDGES: MRS A HART MRS Z MICALLEF MBE MRS J GODDEN MRS N SOLTERMANN DRESSAGE: MR J G CAMPBELL
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