Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Series

Pending USEF Approval

$121,000 In Overall Prize Money plus Cash Bonus Awards

NOTE: Details are still pending approval

SPECIFICATIONS

The Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Series (herein referred afterwards as Series) is open to USEF age verified horses aged 4, 5, 6, & 7yrs and provides complimentary Young Jumper entry fees and reduced stabling fees during all designated participating horse shows (see calendar below). The Series is also comprised of the Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Championships which is open to all Young Jumper horses who are enrolled in the Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper League. The Championships will provide $76,000 in total prize money plus Cash Bonus Awards.

Total Series Prize Money Pay Out: $121,000 plus Cash Bonus Awards

The 2020 Season commences March 18 & concludes September 20, 2020.

Horses enrolled in the Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper League will be entitled to participate in the $76,000 Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Championships; In addition, participating Owners and Riders will be eligible for the Cash Bonus Awards to be presented prior to the commencement of the Championships.

The Blenheim West Coast Young Jumper League enrollment fees are as follows:

Four Year Olds:  FREE

Five, Six, & Seven Year Olds:

  1. $150 up until April 30
  2. $250 from May 1 thru August 31
  3. $350 from August 31 thru September 20

Riders & Owners: FREE

100% of all Enrollment Fees collected will be distributed as follows:

  • 25% awarded to the owner of the Highest Placing Five-Year-Old Horse in all Young Jumper Classics held prior to the Championships
  • 25% awarded to the owner of the Highest Placing Six-Year-Old Horse in all Young Jumper Classics held prior to the Championships
  • 25% awarded to the owner of the Highest Placing Seven-Year-Old Horse in all Young Jumper Classics held prior to the Championships
  • 25% awarded to the top RIDER based on total points earned in all Young Jumper Classics held prior to the Championships

Points to determine overall standings as follows:  Points in the Young Jumper Classics will be awarded based on the number of entries in each classic.  First place will be awarded one more point than the number of entries in the class, second place will be awarded one less point than the number of entries in the class, third place one less than second place, fourth place one less than third, etc. All Classics must have 3 entries entered by 5pm the day prior for the Classics to be held separately by age; should any one classic have less than 3 entries then the Classics will combine offering the highest prize money and the points will be allocated accordingly based on the total number shown.  Should the classics combine with the Five Year Olds when held as USEF Table II then all entries will be judged under the USEF Table II format and points will be allocated accordingly.

During each participating member event horse show each League enrolled entry will be entitled to:

  1. Free Young Jumper Class(es) Entry Fees (2 DIVISION CLASSES offered held at USEF Young Jumper Specs)
  2. Free Young Jumper Classic Entry Fee (1 CLASSIC offered per 5, 6, 7 yr old – see specs below)
  3. Reduced Stabling Fee (otherwise known as the Young Horse Stall rate)
  4. Two (2) additional non-prize money Jumper Class Free Entry Fee

CLASSIC SPECS (PER USEF RULES – JP 116)

5 YR OLD YOUNG JUMPER CLASSIC
Format: Table II (after July 1, may be Table II, 2a, b, or d)
Prize Money: $500 – BLUE RIBBONS TO ALL TIED FOR 1st; additional ribbons for all other ties; (after July 1, Ribbons thru 8th place)
Fence Height – 1.00m – 1.15m (after July 1, 1.20m)
Time Allowed – 325 meters/minute

6YR OLD YOUNG JUMPER CLASSIC
Format: Table II 2(b)
Prize Money: $750 & Ribbons thru 8th place
Fence Height – 1.20m to 1.25m (after July 1, 1.30m)
Time Allowed – 350 meters/minute

7YR OLD YOUNG JUMPER CLASSIC
Format: Table II 2(b)
Prize Money: $1000 & Ribbons thru 8th place
Fence Height – 1.30m – 1.35m
Time Allowed – 350 meters/minute

Susan Artes and 6 Year Old Jumper Finals Winner, California Sunshine

CHAMPIONSHIP SPECIFICATIONS:

The 2020 $76,000 Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Championships will be held during the International Jumping Festival, September 16-20 at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, San Juan Capistrano, CA and is open to all Young Jumpers who are enrolled in the League. 

Special Conditions of this Young Jumper competition: • FEI Schooling rules and USEF Drug rules apply • Proper attire required for rounds 1& 2; formal attire required for round 3 • Horses may not have competed in a Grand Prix offering $25,000 or more at National or Intl. level • Courses – See USEF Rule Book JP116 for additional Young Horse Jumper Course info • Horses may only compete in one championship

COMPETITION SPECS: 

$15,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS WEST COAST FIVE-YEAR-OLD YOUNG JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP: Section Start Fee: $300

Class #900 5 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 1, II (clear round) – 1.20m
Class #901 5 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 2, II (clear round) – 1.20m
Class #902 $15,000 5 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 3, II (clear round) 1.20m

$5,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS WEST COAST FIVE-YEAR-OLD FUTURE JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP (not to count towards USEF/USHJA Young Jumper Horse of the Year Standings)
Section Start Fee: $200

Class #903 5 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 1, II (clear round) – 1.10m
Class #904 5 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 2, II (clear round) – 1.10m
Class #905 $5000 5 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 3, II (clear round) 1.15m

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$20,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS WEST COAST SIX-YEAR-OLD YOUNG JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP:
Section Start Fee: $400

Class #910 6 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 1, II (clear round) – 1.30m
Class #911 6 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 2, II.1 – 1.30m
Class #912 $20,000 6 Yr Old Young Jumpers, Rd 3, II.2.a – 1.35m 

$5,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS SIX-YEAR-OLD WEST COAST FUTURE JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP (not to count towards USEF/USHJA Young Jumper Horse of the Year Standings):
Section Start Fee: $200

Class #913 6 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 1, II (clear round) – 1.20m
Class #914 6 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 2, II.1 – 1.20m
Class #915 $5,000 6 Yr Old Future Jumpers, Rd 3, II.2.a – 1.25m

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$25,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS WEST COAST SEVEN YEAR OLD YOUNG JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP:
Section Start Fee: $500

Class #916 7 Yr Old Jumpers, Rd 1, II (clear round) – 1.35m
Class #917 7 Yr Old Jumpers, Rd 2, II.1 – 1.35m
Class #918 $20,000 7 Yr Old Jumpers, Rd 3, II.2.a  – 1.35m 

ORDER OF GO:  Round 1 – Random; Round 2 – Based on faults & time taken in Round 1; Round 3 – Based on overall total faults from Rounds 1 & 2 and time taken in Round 2; In each round, Riders with Multiple Rides will be spaced accordingly w/ no more than 7 spaces given for each multiple ride. 

The Overall Champion, Reserve Champion and Top Ten will be determined as follows: All horses tied with the fewest TOTAL faults over Rounds 1, 2 & 3 will participate in a jump-off. Placings for horses not involved in the jump-off will be broken first on the basis of fewest total faults, then on fewest faults in Round 3, then in Round 2. Further ties will be broken by time taken in Round 3; Trophy & Awards for the Final Round thru 10th.   Prize Money Allocation:  30%, 22%, 15%, 10%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 5%

ADDITIONAL AWARDS: 

Best Young Jumper Horse – to be determined by the panel of judges, attending competition steward, and course designer

High Score USA Bred per Age Group – to be determined by overall placings

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$6,000 BLENHEIM EQUISPORTS WEST COAST FOUR-YEAR-OLD YOUNG JUMPER CHAMPIONSHIP:
Section Start Fee: $225

Class #920 4 Yr Old Young Jumpers – Round 1
Class #921 4 Yr Old Young Jumpers – Round 2

COURSES: All courses will be made as inviting as possible for green horses with limited or no experience in a show ring situation. Very simple tracks will be used utilizing hunter-type tracks, with jumper type fences. The course will be designed to aid the horses in showing their natural talent in the very early stages of their training. Judges will be considering the potential of these young horses for a future in the jumper/grand prix rings. A rail down or refusal will not automatically eliminate a horse from placing well in the competition if, in the judges’ opinions, the fault occurred due to rider error or a “green” mistake.

ROUND 1: Each horse will perform an individual short flat phase with trot and canter work in both directions, demonstrating lengthening and shortening of stride. The horse will remain in the ring and, upon the sounding of the tone, will jump a course of fences with simple distances. A trot fence may be included in this round. Fences in Round 1 will be 0.90-0.95 M in height with spreads up to 1.05 M, giving the judges and course designers the opportunity to evaluate the quality and experience of the horses at that particular event. Horses may be shown in running or standing martingales, but draw reins are not allowed.

ROUND 2: All horses will return (the following day) to be shown over a course of fences up to 1.00 M in height and 1.10 M in width. Simple double combinations may be included. At the Course Designers and Judges discretion options may be included at a maximum of two of the fences. These options may not exceed 1.15 M in height and will allow riders to show their horses to their own best advantage. Judges will not reward or penalize solely on the basis of which option is chosen. Horses may be shown in running or standing martingales, but draw reins are not allowed.

OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS:

$3000 & Ribbons 1 – 8 awarded to the top 8 horses based on the total scores from both days of judging using the Score Sheet used by the Judges.  Prize Money Allocation:  30%, 22%, 15%, 10%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 5%

SPECIAL CATEGORY AWARDS:

JUMPING SCOPE / TECHNIQUE: $1500 & Ribbons awarded to the top 2 horses that best displays the scope and technique consistent with a future grand prix jumper. Prize Money Allocation:  75%, 25%

BEST TYPE / MOVEMENT: $1500 & Ribbons awarded to the top 2 horses that demonstrates superior conformation, athletic way of moving, attitude and natural balance. Prize Money Allocation:  75%, 25%

    2020 SERIES HORSE SHOW SCHEDULE:

    Blenheim EquiSports Horse Shows:

    1. Blenheim Spring Classic 1 – March 18 – 22 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    2. Blenheim Spring Classic 2 – March 25 – 29 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    3. Blenheim Spring Classic 3 – April 1 – 5 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    4. Blenheim Spring Classic 4 – April 7 – 11 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    5. Showpark Ranch & Coast Classic – May 5 – 10 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    5. Blenheim June Classic 1 – June 3 – 7 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    6. Blenheim June Classic 2 – June 10 – 14 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    7. Blenheim June Classic 3 – June 17 – 21 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    8. Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic – June 24 – 28 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    9. Showpark Summer Festival – July 15 – 19 (all ages)
    10. Showpark Racing Festival – July 22 – 26 (all ages)
    11. Showpark August Festival – July 29 – August 2 (all ages)
    12. Blenheim Summer Classic – August 12 – 16 (all ages)
    13. Showpark Summer Classic – August 19 – 23 (all ages)
    14. Showpark All Seasons – August 26 – 30 (all ages)
    15. Blenheim Fall Tournament – September 9 – 13 (all ages)

    Langer Equestrian Group Horse Shows:

    1. Woodside Spring Preview – 4/24-28 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    2. Woodside Spring Classic – 5/1-5 (all ages except 4 yr old)
    3. Woodside Circuit Opener – 6/19-23 (all ages)
    4. Bay Area Summer Festival – 6/26-30 (all ages)
    5. Golden Gate Classic – 7/3-7 (all ages)

    Tara Bemoll and 5 Year Old Jumper Finals Winner, Coup De Coeu