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NSEA Show Jumping

17/09/2023 @ 08:00 17:00

Inter-Schools Grass Roots Show Jumping Qualifiers & National Schools NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers

Inter-Schools Grass Roots Show Jumping Qualifiers:

The top 6 teams & individuals in each class will be eligible to compete at any Regional Grass Roots Championships as well as the NSEA Grass Roots Festival at Hickstead in August 2024

National Schools NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers:

1st & 2nd placed team & 1 – 4th placed individuals in each class will qualify for the

NSEA National Schools Championships 2023 To be held at Keysoe

3rd – 8th placed team & 5th – 8th placed individuals in each class will qualify for the
NSEA Championship Plate 2023

Trophies, Sashes and Rosettes kindly sponsored by Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Entries Close Monday 11th September OR WHEN FULL

Main Arena: National Schools NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers
ClassesDetailsPrice per combination
Class 1Novice 80-85cm Team & Individual Qualifier
Single Phase.   (Split Class Sat & Sun) ONLY 1 Team & Individual Qualify
Trophies: The Seaholm Deacon Cup and The Nixon Cup
Class 2Intermediate 90-95cm Team & Individual Qualifier.
Single Phase. 
Trophies: The Crabb Challenge Cup and The Karisto Saint Hymer Trophy
Class 31m-1.05 Open Team & Individual Qualifier
Single Phase.
Trophies: The Zee Cup and The Tisserand Cup
Class 4a/b1.10m Advanced Open Individual Qualifier & Team Competition
Single Phase. This class will be jumped in 2 sections:
4a) Horses, 4b) Ponies, but will be scored as one competition
Trophies: The Dynamite Trophy and The Hine Cup

National Schools NSEA Show Jumping Qualifiers: £25 per individual

To include paramedic first aid cover, NSEA levy and VAT

A one off booking fee of £1.50 will be charged per rider at the time of booking.

Stables available from £35 to include shaving’s bedding. Please contact [email protected] to book

Entries online only via Rectory Farm website. All entries to be made by Team Managers ONLY. In the absence of a Team Manager each school may nominate ONE parent to act in this role.

Team Managers only to contact secretary

Entries close Monday 11th September of earlier if classes are full

NSEA Rules

For the comprehensive Grass Roots Rules go to NSEA General Rules 2022-23 on the NSEA website. See below for eligibility in the height classes:

Grass Roots Rules for classes 2 – 5

GR1) Classes & Eligibility Grass Roots 40 & 50cm classes (for very novice riders only)

40cm Grass Roots (Riders may be led or assisted) Classes are judged on rider position and style only over a simple course of fences.

  • There is a very generous maximum time only.
  • Classes may be split into a) led and b) assisted.
  • There will be an additional prize for the most stylish rider who jumps clear in this class
  • ANY RIDER who has competed in ANY 70cm class (or higher) on ANY pony at ANY competition (not just NSEA) is NOT eligible for this class, (except h/c if space permits)

50cm Grass Roots. (Riders may be assisted but not led.)

  • Optimum time. The winner will be the horse/rider combination who have the fewest jumping penalties and are closest to the optimum time.
  • There will be an additional prize for the most stylish rider who jumps clear in this class
  • ANY RIDER who has competed in ANY 80cm class (or higher) on ANY pony in ANY competition (not just NSEA) is immediately ineligible for Grass Roots 40 & 50 cm qualifiers & Championship classes.
  • ANY HORSE/RIDER combination who has qualified for any other NSEA CHAMPIONSHIPS (SJ / JwS CHQ, ECQ, County etc) may not compete in Grass Roots 50cm classes.
Grass Roots 60 & 70cm classes (for novice riders)

60cm Grass Roots

  • Single phase competitions, no outside assistance.
  • Horse/ Rider combinations who have completed 4 courses at 80cm (at ANY competition, not just NSEA competitions) may only compete h/c in 60cm classes, unless they ride a different pony.

70cm Grass Roots

  • Single phase, no outside assistance
  • Riders jumping at this level are not eligible for 40cm Grass Roots on ANY pony.
  • Rider / pony combinations jumping at this level are NOT eligible for 50cm classes.

The purpose of the Grass Roots programme is to provide very novice riders with the opportunity to experience the excitement of competition. The rules are, therefore, kept as flexible as possible but, please embrace the “spirit” of the rules. Please do not use Grass Roots competitions as an easy opportunity to “pot hunt,” as it is not in the spirit of the competition.

The top 6 teams & individuals at qualifiers will be eligible to compete at any Regional Grass Roots Championships.

Rosettes will be awarded to the top 4 teams & the top 8 individuals in both the Grass Roots and RPL classes


All participants undertake activities at NSEA Events at their own risk

Neither the organisers, nor any person acting on their behalf accept any liability for any loss, damage, accident, injury or illness to horses, riders, spectators or any other persons or property whatsoever. The organiser of this event has taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present.

Anyone in breach of this will be asked to leave the premises.

Your Responsibility
All persons attending the event must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents and must obey instructions given by the Organiser or by officials and stewards on its behalf.

All competitors and those associated with their school are the responsibility of the Team Manager whilst at the competition

All enquiries are to be made by the Team Managers only, please.

TV & Photography
Please note that professional photographers will be present at NSEA competitions. There may also be TV cameras at the Championships.  Please indicate on the entry form if you do not wish to appear in press coverage/ TV or photos taken by our official photographers

Child Protection & Safeguarding
If you have any concerns, please contact the NSEA on tel 07552 836032  / [email protected] to be put in contact with our designated Child Protection Officer. If you have immediate concerns, you can contact
Childline tel 0800 1111 or NSPCC tel 0808 800 5000

General information

  • Please ensure that you do not muck out your horsebox onto the Car Park.
  • Take all litter home with you.
  • All dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Any dog mess must be cleared up.
  • Outside assistance will not be tolerated – and could result in elimination.
  • NSEA affiliated competitors only may warm up & compete horses on the showground
  • All competitions, parents and representatives from every school must ensure that they act courteously to stewards and officials at all times. Most of them are volunteers and rudeness is not acceptable.
  • Withdrawals made prior to the closing date will be refunded less a £5 administration fee. Withdrawals made after this date will only be refunded upon receipt of a doctor’s note or veterinary certificate.
  • In the event of cancellation, your entry will be refunded less a £5 admin fee.
  • In the event of oversubscription, a ballot will be drawn in accordance with NSEA rule AR1

Have a good day!


NSEA General Rules 2023

Note – NSEA Rules – hair up, please.

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