Each exhibitor will receive one pass into the Show per animal entered. All other occupants in the vehicle must pay the appropriate admission fee: (Adults €20, Students & OAP €15, Children U12 FREE, Children 12-16 €5)
A. Any pony not accompanied by a current I.P.S. showing card is liable to be measured.
B. No person under 16 years on 1st January of the current year may lead a pony.
C. Ponies one year old and over must wear a bit. No hind shoes allowed in Young Stock classes.
D. The committee reserve the right to cancel or amalgamate any class if insufficient entries are received.
THIS SHOW IS A MEMBER OF I.P.S. AND I.P.S RULES APPLY
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Ridden & Performance Connemara
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Class 57Q: C.P.B.S. Clifden High Performance 5 Year Old or Older Connemara
Final will be held at the Showgrounds, Clifden on Friday 12th August, 2022 with a prize fund of €3,000.
The Connemara Pony Breeders Society run this class with the aim of displaying the versatility of the Connemara pony, highlighting the performance aspect of the pony over fences with emphasis on the ride ability, scope, versatility ans suitability for child or adult.
Entry Fee: to Qualifying Show €25, €40 to the Final.
Top four ponies will qualify from each qualifier. The qualifiers and the final will be primarily run under the Irish Pony Society Rules for the working hunters so the scoring system wil be the same.
At the qualifiers ponies will be asked to jump a minimum of 9 numbered fences including a double and triple combination at a minimum height of 1m high and 1m wide, a minimum of three fences at the qualifiers should be built to a height of 110cm high and 110cm wide. Each fence will be marked out of 10 and then a mark out of 20 will be awarded for the way of going. The total is then divided by 2 and penalties are then deducted. A knock -10, first refusal -15, second refusal -20, third refusal Elimination. A fall of rider will incur elimination. This will complete Phase One.
In Phase Two, each pony will be asked to show, trot, canter and gallop. Unless otherwise requested, ponies will be required to show canter on both reins with a simple change of canter lead through trot. The pony will be stripped and judged for movement, conformation true to breed and type true to breed (i.e. Connemara). The total marks for Phase Two will be 45 consisting of manners (10), performance (10), movement(10), breed conformation (10) and type (5).
At the final ponies will be asked to jump a course of a minimum of 12 numbered fences which will include a double and treble up to a maximum height of 110cm and width of 110cm (minimum height being 1m and a width 1m). A joker fence will also be included, which will carry double marks but will be at a maximum height (110cm) and will pose a certain level of difficulty over and above the other fences on the course. Weather permitting the river may be used with an optional fence being provided. This will complete phase one.
In Phase Two, each pony will be asked to show, trot, canter and gallop. Unless otherwise requested, ponies will be required to show canter on both reins with a simple change of canter lead through trot. The pony will be stripped and judged for movement, conformation true to breed and type true to breed (i.e. Connemara). The total marks for phase two will be 45 consisting of manners (10), performance (10), movement(10), breed conformation (10) and type (5).
High Performance Is Expected.
Rules for Qualifiers and Final
Open to Connemara ponies in possession of a CPBS passport, aged 5 years and older. Passports and microchips will be checked prior to class.
Stallions must be ridden by a rider that has attained their 14th birthday before 1st January of the current year.
Bitless bridles and gags not allowed. Pelhams must have two reins leading from hands to the bit or a single with leather roundings, three ring snaffles must have two reins or a set of roundings.
Only front boots allowed in phase one, boots must be removed for phase two.
Spurs are not allowed.
Passports of qualifying ponies will be checked at the qualifier and must be presented at the final. Microchips will be checked at the final.
Running martingales only.
Children who have not attained their 16th birthday before 1st January 2022 must wear a body protector for phase one. Body protectors may be removed for phase two.
A rider may compete no more than two ponies at any one qualifier, but only one rider/pony combination may be chosen to compete at the final - this choice must be declared at the relevant Qualifier. (It is recommended that if you intend to compete at the High Performance Final that you attend as many qualifiers as possible in preparation - ponies already qualified will compete in other qualifiers Hors Concours (HC)).