Sunday 14th July 2019

Horse & Pony Classes

Ridden Working Hunters

General information

Judge: Mrs A Leaver, Lancs (Ride Judge) & Mr J C Gilliver, Lancs (Conformation Judge)

These classes have been very kindly sponsored by Davidsons Homes, Wilson House, 207 Leicester Road,
Ibstock, Leics, LE67 6HP

Judging at 8.00 a.m. in the Working Hunter Ring

Conditions of Entry


The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) will award Special Incentive Cards to the highest placed Irish Draught Pure Bred or Irish Draught Sport Horse in Classes 103, 104 and 105.  To be eligible, exhibits must be registered with or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) on either their Irish Draught Breed Registers or Irish Draught Sport Horse Registers.  Registration numbers to be stated on the entry form.



PRIZE MONEY 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Classes 103 & 104 £20 £15 £12 £10




Mare or Gelding, 4 years and over, exceeding 148 cms (14.2h.h. approx.) not having won a total of £200 (or equivalent values) in prize money in any Working Hunter Class, or more than 21 B. Eventing Points or £200 British Showjumping at home or equivalent abroad in the current year.  Horses placed 1st or 2nd in any Working Hunter qualifier for a Championship Show before close of entry will not be eligible to compete in this class.  Height of jumps will not exceed 1m.


Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 153cms. Riders to have attained their 16th birthday by 1st January in the current year.  Minimum Height: 84cm, Maximum Height: 1.10m.  


Horse of the Year Show Qualifier. Mare, gelding or stallion (competing stallions must have a red, white and blue ribbon displayed in their tail), 4 years old and over,  exceeding 148cms. 


PRIZE MONEY 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Classes 105 £45 £35 £30 £15


Entry fee - £32 (This includes a Horse of the Year Show Contribution of £12.00 per entry) 


Please ensure you complete the Ashby Show Horse Entry Form and also download and complete the HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW entry form.  This can be found on our website or visit - Competitor Zone.  Entries will not be accepted without these two entry forms. 


Class 105 is a qualifying class for Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham 3rd - 7th October, 2018. Held under the rules of the British Show Horse Association, however, the general rules as set out in the Horse of the Year Show rulebook will take precedence, a copy of which can be downloaded from  All Riders, Owners & Producers must be Members of the British Show Horse Association and horses registered with the BSHA.  Riders must be 15 years of age or older. Registration numbers must be quoted on entry form.  

This is a Horse of the Year Show Qualifier, all data given upon entry of this class is provided to Grandstand Media Limited and stored on the Grandstand Entries System. For full policy details please visit 

HOYS User ID numbers must be quoted on entry form. The highest placed unqualified horse in the first three will qualify to enter the Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Championship at Horse of the Year Show, 2018. No horse lower than third will qualify.  Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.

For Horses exceeding 148cms, to be judged in accordance with the rules herein set out. Any horse which has qualified as a Grade A Show Jumper or Advanced Event horse as at 1st January in the current year is not eligible to compete in this class. 

Marks must be awarded in the following way: The maximum total points available is 100.  PHASE 1 (60 marks), A : Jumping points = Max 40 points, B : Style & Presence while Jumping = Max 20 points, PHASE II (40 Marks) C : Ride = Max 20 points, D : Conformation = Max 20 points. In the event of equality, the Conformation Mark from Phase II will take precedence, followed by the Ride Mark and then the Style Mark.  For a full set of rules applying see

Fences to be a minimum of 8 in number and a maximum of 12 and will contain a combination and water tray. Maximum height of 1.14m (3ft 9ins) at the discretion of the judges. Fences should have a natural appearance and not be easily dislodged.  The manner of going to be taken into account. No change of rider or tack will be allowed (unless a horse is ridden under side saddle, in which case, in order to allow the judge to ride, the saddle may be changed for the riding phase only). A rider can ride up to two horses in the jumping phase but then must select only one horse to take forward into the ride and conformation section if so required (no change of rider is allowed).  A skull cap or hat and safety harness according to the current approved BSI or European Standard must be worn by ALL competitors in the jumping phase. Skull caps must have a navy blue or black cover. No hind boots or bandages of any description are allowed in the collecting ring, warm up area or in the actual class. On completion of the jumping phase ALL CLEAR ROUNDS and any other horses the judges may require, should be asked to return to the ring. If a horse positively stops, ceases to go forwards at any time during its jumping round, or turns its quarters to a fence, or has a complete turnaround, these constitute refusals. If a horse jumps an incorrect fence it will be eliminated. Horses displaying continued disobedience or horses leaving the ring whether mounted or dismounted will be eliminated.


First Refusal - 15

Second Refusal - 20

Third Refusal - Elimination

Jumping Knockdown - 10 (BS rules apply)

Fall of Horses or Rider - Elimination

Horse with minus scores may not be required for the second phase of the class at the discretion of the judge. Under no circumstances should a horse with a minus score be in a qualifying position.

The highest place unqualified horse in the first three will qualify to enter at the Horse of the Year Show. No horse lower than third will qualify. 

Kindly sponsored by Wickes, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics, LE65 1OR


The first and second prizewinners from Classes 103, 104 & 105 are eligible to compete in the Championship.  The Champion & Reserve Champion to go forward to the Frank Hewitt Hunter Champion of Champions.  Ring and time to be announced.

T23 The CHRISTINE DRAYCOTT CUP, kindly donated by Mrs Christine Draycott, of the Hollyhill Stud, will be awarded to the Best Ridden Working Hunter. The first and second prize winners from classes 103, 104 and 105 are eligible to compete for the Championship.

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