The AIRC Grassroots Jump Training Series is a great opportunity to compete and train with an accredited coach who will be on hand to provide advice and feedback on your show jumping skills in real-time in a competition environment.
The series is open to members of affiliated clubs of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs and will culminate in a final on Saturday 28th October 2023 at Emerald Equestrian, Co. Kildare.
It is judged on style and performance while the aim of the competition is to encourage competitors to improve their technique and, in doing so, improve their results.
- JT 70/80 – Open to riders graded RC 70 and RC 80 for show jumping. Riders will jump fences according to their grade with scores combined.
- JT 90 - Open to riders graded RC 90 for show jumping
- JT 100/110 - Open to riders graded RC 100 and RC 110 for show jumping. Riders will jump fences according to their grade with scores combined.
Riders will have the opportunity to walk the course at the beginning of each class, a coach will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.
On entering the competition arena the course is jumped once, feedback is provided by an accredited coach with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your round. The Competitor will then jump a second round which will be assessed.
The second round will be assessed with marks awarded for style, effectiveness of riding and the quality of the horse's jump and paces. Any show jumping faults and any time penalties incurred are taken into account to produce a final score. The second round will be timed. The competitions will be judged under Table A, Article 238 2 2.1.
It is envisaged that the coaches will provide a feedback sheet with the marks and comments for competitors to take away.
Rosettes only will be awarded 1st to 6th at each qualifier, subject to rule 4.1.
At the final, rosettes will be awarded 1st to 6th in each class, subject to rule 4.1, while the winner will receive a €250 training bursary and the runner-up will receive a €150 training bursary.
The top two riders from each class are invited to enter the Series Final in their respective class. AIRC reserves the right to invite additional combinations to the final if it wishes.
|Qualifier||30/09/2023||Sat||Boswell Equestrian||Co. Wicklow||Luke Drea|
|Qualifier||01/10/2023||Sun||Birr Equestrian Centre||Co. Offaly||Kay Fitton|
|Qualifier||07/10/2023||Sat||Cheval Jordanstown||Co. Dublin||Tony Ennis|
|Qualifier||08/10/2023||Sun||Tubberbride Equestrian Centre||Co. Sligo||Thomasina O'Reilly|
|Qualifier||14/10/2023||Sat||JAG Equestrian||Co. Kildare||Tony Ennis|
|Qualifier||15/10/2023||Sun||Mosstown Stables||Co. Longford||Cormac Rafferty|
|Qualifier||22/10/2023||Sun||Skevanish Equestrian Centre||Co. Cork||Shota Niikura|
|Final||28/10/2023||Sat||Emerald Equestrian Centre||Co. Kildare||Susanne Macken|
Additional qualifiers may be added at a later date.
Online Entries for qualifiers and the final can be submitted via their Membership Online (MO) account and will be accepted in accordance with rule 9.3.
For opening and closing dates for each qualifier, please log into your Membership Online account and go to Events.
Members may only compete at the grade stated on their membership card.
Refunds (excluding the admin charge) will be issued for withdrawals received, in writing using the online event refund request form (F14/13), by the close of entries.
No refund will be issued for withdrawals received after this date. Online entries are subject to an administrative charge which is non-refundable.
A list of qualified rider & horse combinations for the final on Saturday 28th October at Emerald Equestrian, Co. Kildare is available at this link.