It is a Young horse competition league that offers a platform for owners, trainers, Breeders and riders of horses to produce, present and train in the correct way , any horse with the potential to become a world class 3 day event horse. This league offers the opportunity to prepare the young horse to take part in eventing Ireland classes for the season and indeed any other related competition in the future. The Aim of “Stepping stones to Success league.
The Aim is to identify an athletic, loose moving horse with a promising jumping technique without over production of the animal, that will develop into a 3 day event horse for the future.
We will judge the horse not the rider in this process!
To watch a video introducing the league please click on Press & Promotion tab and view Video of our centre!
Thoroughbred to Competition Horse class *** updated for 2020 info
As well as the 4 & 5 yr old eventing class , Wexford Equestrian owners Pat & Orla Peare have introduced a “ Thoroughbred to Competition” horse class. The confirmed name of the class to be decided but the outline of this class is that it will offer any TB horse the opportunity to compete in a class similar to the existing 4&5 yr old classes. The format will include an INTRO eventing ireland dressage test followed by the 5 yr old jumping course that will be judged in both arenas only BASED ON CLEAR ROUNDS / FAULTS – it will not be judged on Confirmation either as the young event horse class is. . “ We feel there is a lack opportunities for TB horses , especially those retiring from racing for whatever reason , to return to competition.” “We wanted to offer something for owners, riders and trainers to aim these horses for giving them an opportunity to judge whether maybe an eventing career could be a future for some of the animals” owners pat & orla explain.
1, The class will not have an age restriction
2, Open to TB horses that have NOT already competed in
A Affiliated dressage shows ,B- Eventing or show jumping Affiliated in previous year to the compeition ( but may be registered for the year they compete in the stepping stones league Prior to competition Sept Previous - April of the competition in order to gain expierence ) .
3. They may have competed for a year prior unaffiliated - jan - Sept year prior ) Bearing in mind that most of the horses availing of this will have had a racing career until recently , the judging will take into consideration that they most likely are being retrained particularly in their flatwork , and judge accordingly.
The Highest Placed TB that has Raced in a Point to Point will also receive a bonus prize from IHWT at the final . This league only presents prizes at the final in cash prize fund. From 2019 the 1st placed Tb or second placed TB from previous years will not be eligible to compete even if they should meet the criteria above. Other placed horses may compete only if they meet the criteria above
A Generous Prize fund has Been Sponsored by NUTRISCIENCE FOR 2020 AND FOR 2020 A SYNDICATE OF RACEHORSE TRAINERS have sponsored prize fund at each leg of the league also ( details on the prize fund page )
Those with 4 & 5 yr old TB horses of course can choose now either to compete in the regular classes or the TB exclusive class !!
Event Pony CLass
2020 rules *****
see criteria section for more info - open to 4-7 yr old ponies - DO NOT NEED TO HAVE BREEDING RECORDED however must have a valid measurement before the final to compete for prize fund of €1,500 in Vouchers sponsored by SHIRES EQUESTRIAN
1ST - 3RD PLACED PONIES IN PREVIOUS YEARS ARE EXCLUDED FROM COMPETITION But may compete H/C
Ponies can be ridden by appropriate adults please see rules page for full info.