Para Showjumping

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What does is involve?

Showjumping was introduced in 2011 and is now well established as a core discipline in many RDA Groups throughout the UK.

Showjumping involves riding around a set course negotiating a series of jumps.  The courses are made up of coloured fences with poles which can be easily knocked down if they are hit.

There are usually two rounds in showjumping.  In the first round the aim is to complete the course without knocking any of the fences down, if this happens you will receive a fault for every fence knocked down.  You will also get a fault if your horse or pony stops at a fence (refuse) or runs around a fence (run out).

If you manage to jump a clear round, you will go through to the jump-off.  This is a shortened course which you have to jump as fast as you can as it is timed.

The winner of a course will have the least faults and the fastest time in the jump-off.

At RDA showjumping has a particular focus on developing effective technique, rather than focusing on speed.

There are three levels of showjumping at RDA ranging from carefully navigating a course of Poles on the ground at level 1 to working independently at canter over jumps of 60cm, including a cross pole at level 3.

When starting jumping at RDA you will learn all about how to negotiate a course and will most probably begin with the poles on the floor.  Once you have the hang of this you will learn about the jumping position and then may begin to make small jumps progressing through the levels as you go.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1981″ img_size=”200 x 400″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]British Showjumping are very proud to be working in conjunction with Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) to create a rider pathway for all Para riders. Together we will be working to develop a structured pathway that will support any Para rider, from those who wish to compete with British Showjumping as a Para equestrian competitor to those that will and who already are currently competing internationally.

A length of green and gold ribbon with the British Showjumping and RDA Logo on may be worn in the tail of a Para riders horse when attending an affiliated show to identify themselves as a Para rider.

PARA MEMBERSHIP

There are 2 main membership options available [with the additional option of a restricted National membership]; both of which incorporate Para Members.

1) National Para Membership

To include one Para rider and any Grade horse, please see National member fee list. The horse/rider combination are not limited to compete at any height and must provide evidence of their National Classification (RDA) or international Classification (FEI IPC card). You must also be a member of your local RDA group, and be able to provide evidence of this.

You will need to complete one Para Membership Form and one Horse Registration Form and ensure you accompany these with the following:
1) A photocopy of the documentation for your horse (Passport) and ensure that the markings sketch page has a clear sign and surgery stamp from the vet who completed it – we dont accept passports that have had this page signed and stamped by a regulating authority.
2) A photocopy of your birth certificate, if you are applying for Associate or Junior.
3) Photocopy of your RDA Membership confirmation
4) Photocopy of either your National Classification document or you FEI International Classification document (IPC Card)

2) Restricted National Para Membership – 50 % discount

To include one Para rider and one Grade C horse/pony. The horse/rider combination are limited to compete at 1.20m or below and must provide evidence of their National Classification (RDA) or international Classification (FEI IPC card) You must also be a member of your lcoal RDA group, and be able to provide evidence of this.

You will need to complete one Para Membership Form and one Horse Registration Form and ensure you accompany these with the following:
1) A photocopy of the documentation for your horse (Passport) and ensure that the markings sketch page has a clear sign and surgery stamp from the vet who completed it – we dont accept passports that have had this page completed by anyone but a vet.
2) A photocopy of your birth certificate, if you are applying for Associate or Pony Membership
3) Photocopy of your RDA Membership confirmation
4) Photocopy of either your National Classification document or you FEI International Classification document (IPC Card)

3) Club Para Membership

To include one Para rider and one horse. This membership’s emphasis is on the HORSE/RIDER COMBINATION – To be eligible as a Club Member combination you and your chosen horse must not have had graded results as British Novice or 90cms Amateur classes or above, together, in the last 3 years. So if you have with a different horse or your horse has with a different rider, you as a combination would still be eligible for Club Membership.
For more details on this membership, which runs classes up to 1m CLICK HERE 

For Club Membership we will need you to send the following:

You will need to complete one Club Para Membership Form and ensure you accompany these with the following:
1) A PHOTOCOPY of your horse’s Identification page and ensure that the markings sketch page has a clear sign and surgery stamp from the vet who completed it – we dont accept ID’s that have had this page completed by anyone but a regulating authority.. It must also show any brandings or microchips.
2) A photocopy of your birth certificate, if you are applying for Associate or Pony Membership
3) Photocopy of your RDA Membership confirmation
4) Photocopy of either your National Classification document or you FEI International Classification document (IPC Card)

THE FOLLOWING COMPENSATING AIDS ARE PERMITTED FOR PARA EQUESTRIAN JUMPING:

• Rubber band to stirrups
• Strap from stirrup to girth
• 1 or 2 whips no longer than 120cm
• Salute with head only
• Callers – may be mounted.
• Looped Reins

TO ALLOW AN AID TO BE USED IN COMPETITION THE RIDER MUST PRODUCE ON ENTRY WITH THE SECRETARY , THEIR BRITISH SHOWJUMPING COMPENSATING AID CERTIFICATE DETAILING THE AIDS THAT HAVE BEEN PERMITTED FOR THAT RIDER. (The secretary will ensure the officials at the competition are notified).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]Para-equestrian showjumping was introduced due to high demand from riders and is now available for all levels of rider, from grass roots to elite level.

The programme continues to be developed by the RDA and British Showjumping. More information about this discipline is available on the RDA website, click HERE.

If you are looking to start competing in para-equestrian showjumping, information relating to classification can be found on the British Showjumping website, click HERE to find out more.

Developed in conjunction with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), Accessibility Mark aims to encourage more people into the world of horse riding and its therapeutic benefits, to find out more click HERE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1978″ img_size=””][vc_column_text]Contributor: Hoof Ride: Getting you into Riding www.hoofride.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1974″ img_size=””][vc_column_text]Contributor: RDA: Riding For the Disabled Association www.rda.org.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1747″ img_size=””][vc_column_text]Contributor: British Showjumping www.britishshowjumping.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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