Club Rules 2024

Competitors must read and understand all rules before entering and competing.

As a Club we allow Lead Rein ponies to compete at 13.2hh.

Please be aware that most affiliations require LR ponies to be 12.2hh and under. Please see relevant affiliation websites for further details.

Lead Rein competitors to be on lead rein at all times on the showground, with the exception of Step Up,
Cradle Stakes and First Ridden Showing.

All ages as of 1st January

Classes 4 & 5 – ideal classes for confidence building. If horse/rider combination wins 3 or more classes throughout the season, you will not be allowed back in next season.

If (in the previous show season – 2023) you have qualified for/competed at HOYS, Royal International or London International as a combination then you must enter as non competitive in the discipline you
qualified for.

1. The committee will not accept any responsibility for any accident or damage to persons or property
whilst on Kirkby Riding Club showground, anyone crossing between showgrounds does so at their
own risk.

2. Correct riding dress must be worn by all competitors and anyone mounted on the showground,
during hot weather the removal of jackets is at the judges discretion

3. Any person found ill-treating any animal will be barred from future shows.

4. Horses/ponies under 3 years old are only eligible for In Hand classes

5. The committee reserve the right to measure any animal unless provided with a Life Height

6. Stallions to be handled by persons over 16 years old and to be under control at all times

7. All animals that are known to kick must wear a red ribbon. It is the rider/handler’s responsibility to
keep the animal In an appropriate space.

8. The committee may alter or amend the schedule or classes at any given time.

9. All objections to be lodged with the secretary by a club member accompanied by £20 and brought to the Chairperson’s attention within 30 minutes of the event in question.

10. No unauthorised persons allowed in the ring without permission from officials.

11. Members may compete non-competitive at the Judge’s discretion, entry to be paid in full.

12. All leaders of Lead Rein competitors must have attained their 14th birthday before January 1st.

13. All riders must wear up-to-date strapped safety hats unless a disclaimer has been signed, disclaimer for adults only. Strapped hats MUST be worn at ALL TIMES in any Show Jumping or WH class.

14. All dogs to be kept on leads.

15. The judge’s decision is final.

16. No refunds of entries will be made.

17. Competitors must have competed in the same class four times as a combination to qualify for trophies. (Day members DO NOT qualify for trophies)

18. Lead Rein ponies are not to exceed 13.2hh

19. No spurs or whips in Games and Handy Pony.

20. The committee reserve the right to refuse entry into any class.

21. Visitors with non-competing horses must fill in the visitors book and pay first aid of £2.

22. Horses to be in walk unless in a warm-up area or ring.

23. Members will be allocated a season back number, this will also be your membership number. (It should be worn at all shows, loss of number will incur charge to be replaced)