Ackworth & District Riding Club

Ackworth & District Riding Club

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Members Only Show jumping - incorporating the Winter points league

At Moorhouse Equestrian Centre, Gap Farm, Moorhouse, Doncaster DN6 7HA

Winter League 
 14th October
 11th November
 3rd December
 13th January
 10th February
 10th March

Entries on the Day Only.

Novice & Nervous Section
10am Prompt Start
Class 1. 35cm. 2 Rounds, 2nd round over shortened course not against the clock. Rosettes to all Double Clears.

Class 2. 45cm.  2 Rounds, 2nd round over shortened course not against the clock. Rosettes to all Double Clears.

The Novice and Nervous competition is specifically designed for less experienced riders (children & adults!) and horses or ponies. Classes can also be competed both on and off the lead rein. Show dress is not required but we do advise long sleeves. Appropriate riding boots and riding hats of current standard must be worn. 

The normal schedule will then follow: SHOW GEAR TO BE WORN

Normal Classes then Continue...

Class 3. 55cm - Clear round with no back bars (will run for half an hour)

Class 4. 65cm - Horse or pony not to have won more than £20 unaffiliated prize money.  Open only to non BS registered horses or ponies. To be jumped competitively. 

Class 5. 75cm - Open only to non BS registered horses or ponies

Class 6. 85cm - Open to any combination

Class 7. 95cm - Open to any combination 

Class 8. 105cm - Open to any combination

Clear round £5.50, all other classes £7.50.  


-All horses and ponies must be 4 year old in current year to compete.

-Members may compete the same horse / pony competitively in only 2 classes plus Clear round i.e; 65cm & 75cm, 75 & 85cm, 85cm & 95cm or 95cm & 1.05cm at any one event.

-Any additional round at the same event must be paid for and ridden HC (non-competitive).

-Hats to current standard & riding boots in ALL classes and correct riding dress must be worn IN CLASSES 3-8.

Winter League 

At each event points will be awarded as detailed below:

1st = 10

2nd = 7

3rd = 5

4th = 3

5th = 1

6th = 1

All double clears 2 points

Any competitor entering 2 or more horses/ponies in any one class will only be awarded the highest placed points in that class, this is to ensure that every member has a fair chance whether they own 1 horse/pony or one hundred!

Overall Points 

All points earned through out the year will be carried forward to the Annual Presentation Evening.  Points are awarded to each horse/rider combination.

Senior and Junior overall points winners will be placed down to 6th place. Winners will hold the perpetual shield for one year and a championship rosette. 

Prizes are awarded in each class 1st to 6th for both junior and senior subject to overall entries. 

Any rider combination who wins the overall 65cms points championship at the end of the current year will not be allowed to compete in this class again, unless HC. 


Scoring will be carried out in accordance with British riding Club rules:

Knocking down any part of an obstacle including the wing .......... 4 faults

First disobedience on the whole course........................................4 faults

Second disobedience on the whole course.................................. 8 faults

Third disobedience on the whole course..................................Elimination

Fall of horse and/or rider........................................................Elimination

Every second commenced over the time allowed................ 1 time penalty

Riders are required to start within 45 seconds of the bell being rung.  Please be mindful of outside assistance, it could result in the rider being eliminated (clear round excluded in this rule).

Each competitive class will be run under table A7 (1 round with equal tying horses of 0 penalties participating in a Jump - Off against the clock) 

unless stated otherwise.  In the jump off the fences will only be raised a max of 5cms, ie in the 85cms class the jump off will be no more than 90cms.


To run the showjumping we will need helpers to take entries, steward the collecting ring and pole pick.  Remember we are keeping a record of helpers and will take this into consideration when choosing riders for Area 4 Competitions.