How to qualify for the London Spring International Horse Show

  • The qualification criteria have been announced for the national classes at the London Spring International Horse Show, which features six new winter championship finals.

    Some qualifiers have already been held for the show, which runs from 14-17 April 2017 at the ExCel exhibition centre.

    Two of the new finals, the winter bronze and silver leagues, will be open to the top three combinations in each of the eight regional British Showjumping (BS) leagues at each level.

    Points will count towards this total from 1 October to 28 February.

    The same time period will apply for points in the national gold league, the top 24 combinations from which will go forward to that final, while the top 20 gold league combinations whose 25th birthdays fall on or after 1 January will be eligible to enter the under-25 winter championship.

    This final is also open to the five combinations selected for the young riders European Championships in 2016.

    The 1.20m national amateur winter final will be open to the first four combinations from each of 10 direct qualifiers, although if more than 30 enter the final, all will have to re-qualify through a preliminary round at the show.

    The first four will also qualify for the grade C winter final, from each of 12 qualifiers. Riders are allowed to qualify two horses, but should more than 30 combinations enter the final, BS may ballot out second horses.

    Should more than 30 combinations remain, all will have to re-qualify through a preliminary round as above.

    The children on horses final will be open to the first 20 12-14-year-olds in the gold league, while any remaining places will be offered to leading silver league combinations.

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    A BS statement read: “Tickets are now on sale [for the London Spring International] and Puissance night (Saturday) is already proving incredibly popular!”

    For more on winter qualifying dates, click here.

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