Red Mills Eventing Championships 2022 - Rider Eligibility Open: Under 23 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test. Intermediate: Under 23 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test. Junior: Under 15 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test. Under 12: Under 12 on 1st January of current year. D+ test standard required. Note: DCs must ensure that their members are capable of riding an U12 cross country course.
Red Mills Eventing Championships 2022 - Horse/Pony Eligibility Horses and ponies must be a minimum of 5 years of age. Horses and ponies may be ridden by only one rider on any day of competition. There is no height limit on pony/horse. All horses and ponies must have genuinely participated at a minimum of 3 working rallies since 1st June in the previous year, one of which must be in the current year, with a member of the Irish Pony Club. Horses that have gained more than 61 points and are registered in the current year are not eligible. (Points which may have been awarded by Eventing Ireland for junior competitions should be deducted from the total points when establishing the horses’ eligibility). Horses that have gained more than 61 points and have not been registered or have not competed with Eventing Ireland, British Eventing or at any International events in the current year are eligible to compete in the Open, Intermediate and Junior sections in the IPC qualifiers and championships. Passports may be requested by the IPC or the Department of Agriculture at any time. It is strongly recommended that competitors have their horses vaccinated against Equine Flu.
Red Mills Eventing Championships 2022 – Rules for Qualification Open Qualification To qualify for selection for the Open Championship competitors and their horses, as a combination, must have completed ALL SECTIONS of: • The Open Competition of two approved IPC One Day Events • or • The Open Competition of one approved IPC One Day Event and a CNC**, CNC*, CNCJ**, CNCJ* or CNCP**Competition in Eventing Ireland • or • The Open Competition of one approved IPC One Day Event and the Open Competition in the IPC Eventing Championship of the previous year. (Open was formerly known as Members) First time competitors in the Open class qualifiers, who record just 20 penalties on the cross country course in an Open qualifier, may use this as one qualifying round for the Intermediate Championship should they decide to remain in this class. Qualifying rounds will be acceptable only from different venues, i.e. where a competitor at Open level is using one E.I. competition as a qualifying round he can not use an IPC qualifier at the same venue on a different date.
Intermediate Qualification To qualify for selection for the Intermediate Championship competitors and their horses, as a combination, must have completed ALL SECTIONS of two approved Pony Club One Day Events (Intermediate Section) during the period 1st January – 31st August of the current year. One qualifying competition must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties and the other with not more than 20 cross country jumping penalties. Completion of the relevant section at the IPC Eventing Championship in the previous year without cross country jumping penalties may count as one of these events, provided that it was carried out by the same combination of horse and rider in the Intermediate Championship Competition.
Junior Qualification To qualify for selection for the Junior Championship, competitors and their horses, as a combination, must have completed ALL SECTIONS of two approved Pony Club One Day Events (Junior Section) during the period 1st January – 31st August of the current year. One qualifying competition must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties and the other with not more than 20 cross country jumping penalties. Completion of the relevant section at the IPC Eventing Championship in the previous year without cross country jumping penalties may count as one of these events, provided that it was carried out by the same combination of horse and rider.
U12 Qualification To qualify for selection for the U12 championship,competitors and their ponies/horses,as a combination, must have completed ALL SECTIONS of two approved One Day Events (U12 class) during the period 1st January to 31st August of the current year.One qualifier must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties and the other with not more than 20 cross country jumping penalties.
Eventing or One Day Eventing (ODE) as it’s sometimes called is a competition consisting of three phases – Dressage, Show Jumping & Cross Country.
The Dressage phase shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter, the Show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the Cross Country phase tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport combines the different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with least penalties at the end is the winner. Each phase must be ridden from memory, astride, and with the same horse and rider Combination throughout the competition. Dressage is always the first phase, followed by show jumping and then cross-country at Red Mills qualifiers.
The dates of ODE competitions appear on the IPC Website Calendar and entries must be made at least a week prior to actual event as per advertisement on IPC Website or Hosting Club’s website. Pony / Horse Name etc. must be exactly as per their Passport. Dressage Times will be post 2 to 3 Days prior to event, usually on IPC Website and Hosting Club’s Website:
ODE Red Mills Qualifiers are run throughout the summer for Open, Intermediate and Junior Classes and the Red Mills Championship for 2022 will provisionally take place in Tattersalls over a weekend in August. Sometimes there is U10 Eventing run at these Qualifiers but U10’s DO NOT travel to Red Mills Championships:
Important Information – Competitors and their trainers/parents/ guardians should familiarise themselves with the contents of the Current IPC Tack Sheets. These are available on IPC Website and on this website - General Info and Rules- 2019 You should allow enough time for inspection prior to each phase as there are three different tack inspections on the day, dressage, show jumping and cross country. There is quite a difference in the tack sheets for dressage and cross country, so do study them. Tack Inspectors are not allowed to make exceptions so please make their difficult job as easy as possible by presenting correctly. Remember rules regarding tack etc. are for the safety or horse/pony and rider which is of paramount importance in the Irish Pony Club. Responsibility of tack is the responsibility of the competitor that their dress, saddlery, whips etc., are in accordance with the rules, irrespective of any inspections.
GENERAL RULES FOR COMPETITORS AT EVENTING: Please ensure you as Parent/Guardian read all these in detail on the IPC Website with your son/daughter before attending a One Day Event:
TACK INSPECTION WITH PASSPORTS FOR EACH PHASE ON DAY
A rider who has had a fall anywhere on the day of competition must report to the medical officer on duty, whether or not he/she wishes to ride again on that day. A rider who has been eliminated due to a fall in one competition may only start on another horse, or in another competition, on the same day if he has been examined and passed as fit to compete by the event doctor. In the case of a head injury, or other injury likely to cause concussion the following applies: Concussion – mandatory 21 day suspension from all Irish Pony Club activities which involve riding. For further information on Irish Pony Club rules regarding concussion go to www.irishponyclub.ie
DISQUALIFICATION OF COMPETITOR
The Official Steward, Cross Country Steward or the Chief Judge may disqualify a competitor at any stage of the competition for any of the following:. Dangerous riding Find the horse/pony is lame, sick or exhausted For misuse of whip or spur, or ill-treatment of horse For unseemly behaviour, including bad language, rudeness or aggression or for any breach of the Rules For directly questioning any judges on their decisions about any competitor.
At end of all Qualifiers early August, Teams will be named for Championships- USING Red Mills League Table by Carlow Hunt Pony Club Committee. Teams of 4 participate in the championships in all three classes. There is individual competition as well but only 2 members from any club can participate, if 3 members enter for championships, the IPC will put 3 members together as a team:
SHOW JUMPING This phase consists of one round of show jumping Fences . Maximum Height - Open – 1.10m: Intermediate – 1.0m: Junior U12 – 90cms: U12 – 80cms:
Show Jumping Penalties Knocking down obstacle 4 penalties First disobedience of horse 4 penalties Second disobedience of horse in whole course 8 penalties Third disobedience of horse in whole course Elimination Fall of rider Elimination Fall of horse Elimination Every commenced period of 4 seconds in excess of time allowed 1 penalty Exceeding the Time Limit Elimination Error of course not rectified or other reasons Elimination
CROSS COUNTRY- This Phase consists of one round of 20 to 23 Fences Maximum Height - Open – 1.10m Intermediate – 1.0m Junior – 90cm Under12 – 80cm
Cross Country Penalties Starting before the Starter’s signal to start 2 penalties First refusal run-out or circle of horse at obstacle 20 penalties Second refusal run-out or circle of horse at same obstacle 40 penalties Third refusal run-out or circle of horse at same obstacle Elimination (The above penalty points are cumulative) Fourth refusal around the course Elimination Fall of rider anywhere on the course Elimination Fall of horse anywhere on the course Elimination Error of course not rectified Elimination Omission of obstacle or boundary flag Elimination Knocking down an obstacle or boundary flag See Rule 1.3.7 E.) Jumping obstacle in wrong order Elimination Re-taking, in whatever direction, an obstacle already jumped (see Rule 1.3.2 K and L) Elimination Horse resisting rider for 60 consecutive seconds anywhere on the course Elimination Every commenced period of 1 second in excess of Optimum time 0.4 penalties Exceeding the Time Limit Elimination Continuing the course without hat or with chinstrap unfastened Elimination Forbidden assistance Elimination Above is a brief outline of Eventing 2022: You as a Parent/Guardian or Competitor MUST READ ALL RULES OF EVENTING 2021 TO GET FULL DETAILS BEFORE ATTENDING A One Day Event: And more importantly you must READ, UNDERSTAND AND HAVE ALL EQUIPMENT AS PER TACK SHEETS OF Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country for both Rider and pony/horse:
Remember TACK INSPECTIONS ARE VERY STRICT AT EVENTING AND IS DONE PRIOR TO EACH PHASE, SO ENSURE YOU ARRIVE ON TIME FOR YOUR DRESSAGE TEST TO ENSURE YOU ARE TACK INSPECTED AND WARMED UP IN TIME TO PARTICIPATE AT THE TIME ASSIGNED TO YOU PRIOR TO EVENT:
Well done to all our members who took part in the ODEs over the summer of 2021. Here's a summary of the placings: Wicklow Hunt ODE @ Roseanna Intermediate:5th Mary Hickey on Seabanks Pappen Boy Junior: 1st Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan Under 12s: 1st Ellie Kavanagh on Inishturkbeg Cloisin Shillelagh ODE @ Coolboy Junior: 1st Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan, 2nd Hannah Kelly on Corabbey Lily Anne Killinick ODE @ Sleedagh Intermediate: 3rd Bella Donohue on Bea, 4th Mary Hickey on Seabanks Pappen Boy, 5th Miriam Burgess on Kinneagh Twister Junior: 1st Emily Salter on For Sure, 4th Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan Under 12s: 3rd Alfie Donohue on Casper's Midnight Dream Tipperary ODE @ Grove Under 12s: 3rd Ellie Kavanagh on Inishturkbeg Cloisin Area 5 ODE @ Kilguikey Junior: 5thClodagh Hendy on Finnegan Kildare ODE @ Punchestown Open: 1st Jude Donohue on Poynstown Cubby Junior: 1st Hannah Kelly on Corabbey Lily Anne, 4th Lily Redmond on Best Buddie, 6th Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan, 6th Jodie Foley on Seaview Showtime Under 12s: 3rd Alfie Donohue on Casper's Midnight Dream, 5th Katie Foley on Ellie Islands ODE @ Frankfort Junior: 1st Sarah Kehoe on George, 1st Lily Redmond on Best Buddie, 2nd Hannah Kelly on Corabbey Lily Anne, Westmeath ODE @ Annaharvey Junior: 2nd Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan United & Carbery ODE @ Ballindenisk Junior: 2nd Lily Redmond on Best Buddie, 3rd Sami Lil Salter Lurgaullion Mambo, 6th Clodagh Hendy on Finnegan Championships @ Tattersalls Junior: 2nd Sarah Kehoe on George, 5th Hannah Kelly on Corabbey Lily Anne, Under 12s: 2nd Ellie Kavanagh on Inishturkbeg Cloisin, 4th Alfie Donohue on Casper's Midnight Dream Red Mills League Junior: 4thClodagh Hendy on Finnegan