The British Eventing winter season begins again in January 2016 with the return of both of the Baileys sponsored winter training competition series: Jump Training (JT) and Jumping and Style (JAS).
Following a successful first ‘combined’ Championship weekend at Hartpury in February this year where the JT finale took place on the Saturday and the JAS on the Sunday, British Eventing and Baileys are delighted to announce that this format will be repeated for 2016 along with a special guest appearance.
What is Jump Training?
Jump Training offers Members and non-Members the unique opportunity to show jump in a competitive environment under the expert guidance of two BE Accredited Coaches. Courses are held at 80cm, 90cm and 1m level.
The three phases of the competition are:
- Phase 1 involves a course walk in small groups with a BE Accredited Coach
- Phase 2 is where riders receive a guided warming up session with the BE Accredited Coach
- Phase 3 the first part of the competition, whereby riders jump one round
- Phase 4 riders get feedback from another BE Accredited Coach
- Phase 5 combinations get to jump again taking on board the feedback from their first round
Competitors use this indoor cross country and show jumping ‘arena event’ to get their competitive edge before the season starts. Classes are open to BE Members as well as non-Members and are held at BE90 (90cm), BE100 (1m), Novice (1.10m) and Open (1. 15m) levels; each JAS Event is judged by a BE Accredited Coach and a BS judge.
You and your horse will be judged on style as well as technique and jumping penalties; the style mark is then converted to penalty points and added to any cross country or jumping penalties for the final score and the lowest score wins.
Coaches and judges for each competition will be confirmed in November.
Provisional 2016 Jump Training Dates
Sunday 3rd January – Hartpury (Gloucestershire)
Saturday 9th January – Houghton Hall (Cambridgeshire)
Sunday 10th January – BCA (Berkshire)
Sunday 17th January – Bishop Burton (E.Yorkshire)
Saturday 23rd January – Rodbaston (Staffordshire)
Sunday 31st January – Golden Cross (E.Sussex)
Sunday 7th February – West Park (Co. Durham)
Friday 12th February – Aintree (Liverpool)
Sunday 14th February – Wellington Riding (Hampshire)
Saturday 20th February – Series Championships at Hartpury College (Gloucestershire)
Provisional 2016 JAS Dates
Sunday 10th January – Bury Farm (Buckinghamshire)
Saturday 16th January – Hartpury College (Gloucestershire)
Sunday 17th January – West Wilts (Wiltshire)
Saturday 23rd January – Bishop Burton (E.Yorkshire)
Sunday 24th January – Solihull (West Midlands)
Saturday 30th January – Houghton Hall (Cambridgeshire)
Sunday 31st January – Wellington Riding (Hampshire)
Saturday 6th February – Bury Farm (Buckinghamshire)
Sunday 7th February – Aintree (Liverpool)
Saturday 13th February – Arena UK (Lincolnshire)
Sunday 14th February – Hartpury (Gloucestershire)
Sunday 21st February – Series Championships at Hartpury College (Gloucestershire)
Further information and schedules will be available on www.britisheventing.com/wintercompetition in November.