Carlow Hunt Pony Club Eventing - 2022
CHPC Eventing Co-Ordinator 2022 - Training queries to Kirsty Dobie 087 1318817
CHPC ODE Secretary 2022 - Louise O'Neill 086 2372186
CHPC ODE Secretary 2022 - Louise O'Neill 086 2372186
What is Eventing ?
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/Facebook and entries must be made at least a week prior to actual event as per advertisement on IPC WebsiteFacebook or Hosting Club’s website/Facebook. 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, Intro Intermediate, Junior Classes and Under 12's 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 rules and urrent IPC Tack Sheets. These are available on IPC Website and on this website (see above)
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.
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
This Phase consists of one round of 20 to 23 Fences
Maximum Height -
Open – 1.10m (1.30m with brush)
Intermediate – 1.0m (1.20m with brush)
Junior – 90cm (1.10m with brush)
Under12 – 80cm (90cm with brush)
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)
Third cumulative refusal on 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 (which is twice the optimun time) Elimination
Continuing the course without hat or with chinstrap unfastened / without back protector or improperly fitting back protector Elimination
Forbidden assistance Elimination
Jumping Crossed flags Elimination
Above is a brief outline of Eventing 2022:
You as a Parent/Guardian or Competitor MUST READ ALL RULES OF EVENTING 2022 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:
Red Mills Eventing Championships 2022
Open: Under 23 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test and C+ standard of riding.
Intermediate: Under 23 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test and C+ standard of riding.
Intro Interemediate: Riders must be 15 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test and are of C+ standard of riding.
Junior: Under 15 on 1st January of current year. Must have C test and C+ standard of riding.
Under 12: Riders must be in their 10th year and 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.
All horses must have up to date vaccinations against Equine Influenza and Tetanus as per HSI regulations. No exceptions.
Red Mills Eventing Championships 2022 – Rules for Qualification
• All qualifying competitions must have taken place in the current year. The same combination of horse and rider must qualify at both events.
• Competitors can ride two mounts in a qualifier as long as the number of entries are not exceeded for the Event. Riders who do not get to compete both mounts will be refunded one entry (to be payed by the organising branch)
• Two Cross-Country rounds must be completed clear of jumping penalties.
• Open competitors must complete two Irish Pony Club One Day Events in the current year to be eligible.
• A horse and rider combination having already qualified for selection for the Intermediate Championship may, if they wish, compete at Open level. However, if this same combination qualifies for selection for the Championship it must remain at the higher level and can not return to compete again at Intermediate level in either qualifiers or at the Championships in the current year.
• A horse and rider combination having already qualified for selection for the Junior Championships may if they wish, compete at Intermediate or Open level. However, if this same combination qualifies for selection at Intermediate or Open level they must compete at that level and cannot return to compete at a lower level, in either qualifiers or at the Championships in the current year.
• Only one combination of horse and rider, qualifying under Rule 3.4.7 may be on any team.
• No competitor may ride more than once in any one year in the Eventing Championships
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
• The Open Competition of two approved IPC One Day Event or one EI 115, EI 110, EI 110P Competition in Eventing Ireland alongside one approved IPC One Day Event. 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.
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. Two qualifying competitions must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties.
Junior & Intro Intermediate 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. Two qualifying competitions must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties.
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 Enents (U12 class) during the period 1st January to 31st August of the current year. Two qualifying competitions must have been completed without cross country jumping penalties. Riders must be in their tenth year (this is the lowest age to compete at qualifiers).
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.