Light Horses – Summary
- NEW for 2017 Irish Draught Horse Section
- Foreign and Native Rare Breed Class
- Novice Working Hunter Class
- Award for Best Local Donkey
- NEW HOYS Qualifier for Partbred Pony – Ridden
- NEW HOYS Qualifier for Junior M&M – Ridden
- ROR Tattersalls Show Series class – increased prize voucher values
- World Horse Welfare (WHW) celebrating their 90th Anniversary
Light Horses – Detail
NEW IRISH DRAUGHT SECTION
NEW Irish Draught (ID) Horses Section for 2017 to be held in the Wensum ring on the Wednesday afternoon. There will be 2 In Hand classes and an In Hand Championship plus 2 Ridden classes and a Ridden Championship. The highest placed ID horse in the two ridden classes will qualify for The Blue Chip and IDHS (GB) £2000 Challenge at the Annual Breed Show at Arena UK (Lincolnshire) in August 2017. The winner of the In Hand Championship will also be eligible for the Cuddy Supreme In Hand (HOYS) Supreme Championship (C1) and the RNAA Stuart Group Supreme In Hand Championship (C2). The winner of the Ridden Championship will also be eligible for the RNAA Ridden Supreme Championship (C3). The Blue Chip and IDHS (GB) £2000 qualifier is also awarded to eligible ID horses competing in other sections/classes: Novice ridden hunter, novice working hunter, small and ladies. Blue Chip £2000 qualification cards supplied by IDHS will be awarded in the ring to the highest placed ID horses in the various classes on the day.
NEW FOREIGN AND RARE BREED CLASS
This new section is open to all recognised Pure Bred Foreign and Pure Bred Rare Native Breeds that DO NOT have their own breed classes at the Show and that are NOT included in any mixed breed sections/classes. Eligible breeds for example may be: Appaloosa, Andalusian, Caspian, Cleveland Bay, Eriskay, French Breton, Friesian, Holsteiner, Icelandic, Knabstrupper, Lippizaner, Lusitano, Morgan, Norwegian Fjord, Warmblood. There will be 2 In Hand classes and an In Hand Championship plus 1 Ridden class/Championship. The winner of the In Hand Championship will be eligible for the Cuddy Supreme In Hand (HOYS) Supreme Championship (C1) and the RNAA Stuart Group Supreme In Hand Championship (C2). The winner of the Ridden Championship will be eligible for the RNAA Ridden Supreme Championship (C3). These classes are aslo TSR qualifiers.
ALL Horses must be registered with their respective breed society and the registration number MUST be included on the entry form.
NEW NOVICE WORKING HUNTER CLASS
This year we are holding a Novice Working Hunter class to be run under Sports Horse Breeding (GB) rules.
Any eligible ID horses competing in this section may qualify for The Blue Chip and IDHS (GB) £2000 qualifier.
NEW AWARD FOR BEST LOCAL DONKEY
New for 2017, the Donkey Breed Society (DBS) will be awarding a ‘Best Local Donkey’ Rosette to the best Donkey owned by a DBS member living within a 25 mile radius of the Showground. We would ask if eligible competitors could please wear a coloured armband to make themselves known to the judges and stewards.
NEW HOYS QUALIFIER – PARTBRED PONY – RIDDEN
This competition is open to stallions, mares or geldings 4 years old and over, registered within one or more of the following stud books: The partbred or anglo arab section of the Arab Horse Society. Minimum 12.5% Arab blood. The partbred section of the Welsh Pony & Cob Stud Books. Minimum of 12.5% Welsh blood. The partbred section of the Dartmoor Pony Stud Book. Minimum of 12.5% Dartmoor blood. The partbred section of the British Connemara Stud Book. Minimum of 25% Connemara blood. The partbred section of the New Forest Pony Stud Book. Minimum 25% New Forest blood.
NEW HOYS QUALIFIERS – JUNIOR M&M – RIDDEN
Two new qualifiers for Junior competitors. One for small breed ponies (Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland, Welsh Section A or B.) and one for large breed ponies (New Forest, Connemara, Fells, Dales, Highland, Welsh Section C and D. Open to mares and geldings, four years old and over.
Small Breed class Riders 10-14 years.
Large Breed class Riders 10-18 years.
- RING CHANGE for BRITISH RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP We offer again this year a HOYS QUALIFIER for the Ridden Heavy Horse class. This class is open to purebred mares, geldings and stallions, 4 years old or over, that are registered in the main British Stud Books of the Shire, Suffolk, Clydesdale or Percheron Horse Societies. Please note this class has been moved to the Wensum Ring, a bigger ring, to make way for these beautiful, big horses !
- TWO Ridden Heavy Horses Qualifiers.
Class 41 . HOYS qualifier.
Class 42. Kilmannan qualifier at Equifest and C3 RNAA Ridden Supreme qualifier.
Private Driving – Summary
- NEW for 2017 Junior, Lady & Gentleman Whip class
- Lots of new sponsors – increased prize money !
- Championship prize money. Champion (£175) and Reserve Champion (£75)
- British Driving Society (BDS) celebrating their 60th Diamond Anniversary
- Special BDS Diamond rosettes for all exhibitors
Equine – New at LAST YEAR’S SHOW 2016
There were NEW classes, sections, awards and qualifiers. There was something new in ALL the sections: Light Horses, Heavy Horses, Private Driving and Showjumping. In summary these were:
Rescue horse section.
Separate Shetland gelding class
Claylands trophy for Shetland gelding class
Jack the Giant trophy for RNAA Ridden Supreme Championship
Bronze medals for M&M Welsh A, B, C and D
TSR qualifiers throughout the schedule
BSPS qualifiers for M&M ridden classes
M&M foal classes welsh A, B, C and D
Queens prize for the best Light Horse !
HOYS Ridden Heavy Horse qualifier
Extra classes for Clydesdales
NEW Jack the Giant trophy for RNAA ridden supreme
Rescue horse section.
Exercise vehicle class with Osborne Refrigerator qualifier
Not a new class but Country turnout class now an Osborne Refrigerator qualifier
Foxhunter qualifier to The Game Fair. (1st Prize at the Game Fair £2000)