Inter-schools Show Jumping: Rules


    British Showjumping Rules 2013 (also see NSEA General Rules 2013):
    1. Riders who have competed beyond British Novice BS, may not compete at Mini level Show Jumping.
    2. Riders competing at 80cm & 1m, may not do so on the same horse.
    3. (individual) Jumps may be 5cm higher in the jump off.
    4. One combination of horse/rider from the original team that qualified must be in the team at the Championships final.


    AR1) Balloting. If entries at Regional Qualifiers are over subscribed, balloting out will take place in the following order:
    a) Entries that are received after the ‘entries closure’ date
    b) Third teams per school per class, and those from that school who are entered only as individuals in that class.
    c) Out of region schools. 4). Second teams per school In the event that any one of the above exclusions reduces eligible entries to the class to below the number of maximum entries allowed, the Show Organiser will draw names out of a hat from those who were previously ineligible, to fill the class.
    AR2) The highest placed 2 teams and 2 individuals will qualify for the Championships. If they are unable to go to the Championships or have already qualified, the qualification will be passed down the line on the day (this can be offered down as far as 6th place at the judges’ discretion.)
    AR3) A school may qualify 2 teams for the Championships per class, but may only qualify 1 team per class per competition. No school sashes to be worn at prize giving’s (sponsors request).
    AR4) Should a school have two teams placed in the top 2 in a qualifying class, the next placed team down the line may qualify for the Championships, at the judge’s discretion, (3rd place) or if any of the first 2 teams have already qualified 2 teams.
    AR5) Each team at the Championships must include two out of the original qualified four horse/rider combinations. A Team Manager may then have up to 2 wild card substitutions providing they fulfill the following criteria:
    a) The horse/rider combination must have successfully completed a NSEA Competition in the same year or a NSEA, B.E or BSJA competition, at the same level or above.
    b) A team may qualify with a team of only 3 riders, then take a fourth as 1 wild card, providing they fulfill the above criteria (see a)
    c) If a team rider is eliminated at a qualifier and their team goes on to qualify, they may not compete at the Championships unless they successfully complete at another NSEA competition, at the same level or above and their entry is sent with an authorising letter from their Team Manager.
    AR6) Objections must be made by the Team Manager only, within 5 minutes of the end of the class, in writing, with a £30 deposit. Video/photographic evidence is not admissible.
    AR7) Only the Team Manager (Team Trainer, Supporting Teacher, Riding Captain or the appointed responsible adult for that school) of each school is to deal with the Secretary (for declarations, enquiries, objections etc).
    AR8) Declarations to be made 10 minutes before the start of each class, by the Team Manager. No changes after the start of the class.
    AR9) For confirmation of entries at qualifiers, please check individual websites. For the Championships, please check the NSEA website. If you do not wish for your child’s name to be posted on the website, please write on your entry form and confirm with the secretary.
    AR10) At the Championships, the height of the fences shall be raised 5cms from the qualifying height.

    AR11) RIDERS
    i) All riders must be in full time education at the school or college they represent in 2013 (age U19 on 1st Jan 2013.) with the following exceptions :-
    a) A rider who changes schools in 2013 can only then compete for their new school, unless they qualified with their previous school, for the 2013 Championships, prior to moving schools. They can continue to represent their previous school, but only at the Championships.
    b) If a rider qualifies for one school, then changes school, they may ride at the Championships for the original school unless they also qualify, in the same class, for their new school, in which case they must compete for the new school.
    c) If a rider has changed schools since originally qualifying, they may compete for their old school and also qualify for other classes for their new school. However, a rider may only compete for one school per class at the Championships. d) Once a rider leaves a school
    they may no longer compete for that school (except at the Championships as detailed above) and my not compete for their new school until they are enrolled at that school.
    ii) A rider may not compete in both mini and open classes.
    iii) If a rider (age 13 & under 1st Jan 2013) starts the year as a mini, qualifies at mini then progresses and qualifies later in the year at the open height, on any horse, they will automatically forfeit their mini qualification.
    iv) Combinations of horse and rider may only compete in 2 teams per discipline per qualifier.
    v) A rider may only compete once in any team, therefore cannot compete two horses in the same team.
    vi) If a horse/rider combination wins an individual class at the Championship, they may compete in a team at a lower height the following year, but are unable to qualify individually for any height lower than the one at which they won.
    vii) At Qualifiers the scores of all team competitors, obtained whilst riding as a team member, will automatically also count as their individual score when determining the individual placings. (Top 2 teams & individuals to qualify). If classes are deemed too large, the Show Organiser may split the class into two sections. The first placed team & individual ONLY will then qualify from each section. At the NSEA Championships, where all individuals must have pre qualified to compete as individuals, the dressage team & individual competitions will be run as separate classes. In the jumping classes, if riders have qualified as both a team member and as an individual for the Championships (in the same class), their team score will count as their individual score.
    viii) The minimum age for a child to compete in any NSEA qualifier is 8 yrs of AGE ON JAN 1ST 2013. They must have successfully completed an NSEA non-qualifying
    competition (CC / RPL) prior to entry for a Qualifier.

    AR12) HORSES
    a) A horse may only compete in two classes per horse per discipline.
    b) Any horse competing at Open(1m-1.05m) may not also compete in the Mini class.
    c) No horse may be ridden by two different riders in the same class.
    d) Horses to be plaited at the Championships.
    e) No horse may compete twice in the same class at a qualifier or the Championships.
    AR13) The Show Organisers and judges reserve the right to penalise by elimination any of the following:
    a) Any rider they feel to be unsafe or using unnecessary force.
    b) Any horse that looks unsound or unduly distressed or poses a danger to anyone.
    c) Outside assistance which may benefit the rider unfairly.
    d) Any rider or parent who is rude or abusive to any Competition official or helper.



    Neither the organisers, nor any person acting on their behalf accept any liability for any loss, damage, accident, injury or illness to horses, riders, spectators or any other persons or property whatsoever.  The Organiser of this event has 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 instructions of ALL the officials and stewards.  Anyone in breach of this will be asked to leave the premises.

St Mary’s Calne Horse Show

St Mary's Calne Horse Show is an annual event which takes place in the Summer Term at West Wilts Equestrian Centre.

The organiser is St Mary's Calne Equestrian Co-ordinator, Miss Kerry Emms,
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The entry forms and schedule will be available nearer to the event.

To view the results from the 2019 Horse Show, please click here



INTER-SCHOOLS SHOW JUMPING - Timetable, Entry Lists, Start Times, Results


West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Melksham Road (B3107), Holt, BA14 6QT

Times will be released on 21st June from 6pm onwards and the results will be posted here on the day.


Any changes or errors must be notified by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the team manager as soon as possible and at the latest by 12 noon on Wednesday 20th June.

Should you need to contact the show on the day please contact Kerry Emms
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During the show, Scoreboard information will be updated electronically, every half hour or so: