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Dates & Venues

Please remember that if you need to book stabling then you must contact the equestrian centre direct.

Dates

The 2017 Search for a Star qualifiers will be held at:

23RD APRIL
Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre
Blackburn BB2 7LZ
Tel 01254 813159

Closing date for entries 10th April*

21ST MAY
Stretcholt Equestrian Centre
Somerset,
TA6 4SR
Tel: 01278 683312

Closing date for entries 8th May*

18TH JUNE
College Equestrian Centre
Church Road, Keysoe
MK44 2JP
Tel: 01234 708400

Closing date for entries 5th June*

16TH JULY
Bury Farm Equestrian
Slapton, Leighton Buzzard
Buckinghamshire LU7 9BT
Tel 01525 222114

Closing date for entries 3rd July*

6TH AUGUST
Vale View Equestrian Centre
Old Dalby
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE14 3LX
Tel: 01664 823739

Closing date for entries 24th July*

For venue judges please visit www.search4astar.org.uk. The judges listed have confirmed attendance. They could be changed through circumstances beyond our control.

Please regularly check the website for any changes.

* After this date, late entry fees apply.

Immediately following qualification at the Competition, a Qualified Rider/Owner must bring the horse’s original passport to the secretary of the Organiser to be checked. The passport must be correct and in the name of the horse and owner on the Search for a Star entry form. Failure to comply with this ruling will mean disqualification.

KEY DETAILS

Search For A Star Competition (“SFAS”) is open to amateur riders only. Eligible riders include those: who have not ridden, exhibited or owned a horse that has competed in a showing class at Horse of the Year Show since 1997; who do not produce or ride horses for the show ring for remuneration; who are not judges registered with any showing association.

SFAS is open to horses and ponies who have not qualified for Horse of the Year Show (“HOYS”) before 1 March 2017. They may have qualified for Royal International Horse Show (“RIHS”) before this date but must not have competed at RIHS, except in direct entry classes.

The horse or pony must not have been exhibited by a professional show rider or producer and this includes the ponies. Please read the rules for more details.

All horses and ponies qualify for a rosette.

All times are approximate – competitors must declare 30 minutes before the stated start time of each class – see rules about declaration.

Competitors and riders who qualify 1st or 2nd in SFAS may be invited to enter HOYS but entry to HOYS is not automatic and amongst other things is subject to the rider and horse or pony meeting the required standard for entry to HOYS and complying with the Search For A Star rules and regulations.

We will endeavour to run to time – further information from the secretary will be available on the day.

PLEASE READ THE RULES.

Closing date for entries paid by cheque is as per published in the schedule on the website, late entries may be accepted online with the addition of an extra fee if the class
is not full.

STABLING

Please arrange stabling directly with your venue of choice.

JUDGES

 Judges for 6th August – Vale View

Time Class Judge
8.30am WORKING SHOW HORSE (PONY SECTION)
Way of going David Ingle
Conformation Richard Ramsay
9.30am WORKING SHOW HORSE (HORSE SECTION)
Way of going Jane Hubbard
Conformation David Bartram
11am RIDING HORSE/HACK
Ride David Ingle
Conformation Richard Ramsay
1pm SHOW HUNTER
Ride Jane Hubbard
Conformation Richard Ramsay
2.30pm COBS
Ride David Ingle
Conformation Richard Ramsay
3.30/4pm RACEHORSE TO RIDING HORSE
Ride Jill Wormall
Conformation Paul Cook

ONLINE ENTRY

To enter on-line please visit www.search4astar.org.uk and follow the link. There will be an administration charge which is out of our control

PLEASE REMEMBER
The onus is on the exhibitor, rider and owner to ensure that they meet the criteria of Search for a Star. Organisers of the competition will not be held responsible for any advice given regarding eligibility.