SHOW JUMPING SHOWS
At Fletchers Farm Riding School, we hold Show Jumping shows between April and September each year, and then one at Christmas. These shows are aimed at encouraging riders to try Show Jumping and are also an ideal outing for young horses or riders looking for a friendly and supportive environment to compete in.
Vaccinations update - Please note that we highly recommend your horse is vaccinated within the last 6 months but at the very least your horse must be up to date with their annual vaccinations to come to the site. Please ensure you have your horses passport with you, thank you for your co-operation.
**SHOW JUMPING dates for 2023**
Sunday 10th December
Unaffiliated Novice Fun Christmas Show Jumping
Sunday 10th December 2023
A fun, encouraging show aimed at novice riders.
Class 1 Candy Cane Cross Poles (30cm max in middle) - One round timed.
Riders on the lead rein welcome / arena assistance allowed.
Class 2 Christmas Cross poles (45cm max) Cross Poles – Two phase
(No lead rein but arena assistance allowed).
Class 3 Family Festive Fun (50cm max cross poles) – Rider completes fences 1-8 returns to box, family member then completes fences 9-12 on foot. Assistant allowed in the box to hold the pony once rider has jumped and family member is running. Timing starts when rider goes and finishes when runner completes the course. Fastest clear wins.
Class 4 Noel Novice 50cm – Two phase.
(Uprights but no spreads)
Class 5 Santa Stakes 60cm – Two Phase
(Uprights and spreads)
Class 6 Tinsel Trial 70cm – Two phase.
Class 7 Sleigh Stakes 80cm – Two phase.
Two Phase – If the rider jumps clear round first part of the course, they ride straight onto the further fences in a timed section.
Rosettes 1st to 4th place, more if entries warrant.
All entries must pre-book by noon on Wednesday 6th December.
A condition of entry is that you have read the attached rules and abide by them.
Class 1 - £7.00 Riding School Members
£9.00 Riding School Non-Members / livery / external riders
Class 2 to 7 - £9.00 Riding School Members
£11.00 Riding School Non-Members / livery / external riders
Riding school clients horse hire charge per class is £15.00 – you must provide 3 horse choices of which you are happy to ride.
Warm up indoors and classes in our large outdoor arena.
Additional info for school clients:
Jumping classes can vary in length of time and therefore it is difficult to estimate exact times when riders will be able do their rounds, please allow enough time on site as these shows are informal and encouraging to allow riders to have a go.
We aim to allow a 15 minute warm up on your horse in the indoor ring before you will be expected to jump outside.
You will be expected to walk the course when it is ready on foot to learn the route and to decide how to approach your fences.
Always carry a short whip with you if you are jumping.
Gloves must be worn, please wear jodphurs with a sweatshirt or xmas jumper if you do not have a show jacket. We do not expect our clients to buy special show gear to compete in for this show.
Warm up indoors and classes in our large outdoor arena.
These shows are designed to be encouraging. Please choose appropriate classes for your experience and we would politely ask that you move up classes if you have won a number at a particular level
Show Jumping Rules
No entry will be accepted without the appropriate fee.
Please note that entries are non-refundable.
The course will be made of a mixture of poly/schooling jumps.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, vary the order or composition of, or cancel any event in this schedule at any time.
In the event of the show being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions we will put an update onto business facebook page as early as possible.
Classes may be split or amalgamated at the organisers' discretion.
All course heights are approximate.
Correct riding dress should be worn and hat with a fixed harness to a minimum standard of PAS 015 must be worn by riders at all times.
Judged under BS Rules, however the Judges' decision is final.
The organisers have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructors or the organiser, officials and stewards.
If this is your first show competing please note that we allow assistance or leading in the classes indicated on the schedule page. Please remember horses can behave differently in the ring to normal lessons or schooling at home and if you would like assistance please ask. Competitors enter classes at their own risk.
These shows are designed to be encouraging. Please choose appropriate classes for your experience and we would politely ask that you move up classes if you have won a number at a particular level.
Please use designated warm up area only. Do not stand on the track where others are riding and cause an obstruction. Please ride responsibly and observe menage etiquette.
Please do not re-enter the warm up arena (indoor school) once you have finished your jumping round.
No lunging allowed on the show ground.
All lorries and horse trailers to be parked in designated area which will be on the tarmac area opposite the main farm entrance. Please do not leave horses unattended and tied to the lorry. Please tidy hay, droppings and mess from the parking area before leaving. Parking can be restricted if the show is busy so please park close to the next horsebox or as directed by a show steward.
Please ensure that dogs are kept on a lead at all times and that you have third party liability insurance for your dog and your horse to attend the site.
Photographs of class winners / placed riders may be printed / placed onto various media including the FF website, the FF Facebook page. If you do not wish this to happen you must notify us in writing.
Entries are accepted on the provision that you have read and have agreed to the rules above.