Ridden Hunter

Judge: Hon Mrs Lucinda Cavendish (conformation) and Mr Anthony Webber (ride)

£40 to the Champion and £30 to the Reserve Champion 

The ‘Bernard Weatherill’ Perpetual Challenge Trophy (26) for the Champion Ridden Hunter in classes 1-4.

The John McInerney Perpetual Challenge Trophy (74) presented to the best Novice Hunter.

Affiliations: Ponies (UK), SHB (GB), IDHS (GB) and TSR.

Qualifiers: 1. RIHS (SHB rules), 2. Blue Chip and IDHS (GB) £2000 Challenge, 3. P(UK) Amateur Riders Ridden Hunter, 4. P(UK) Open Hunter Championships, 5. TSR Showing Finals. 

All exhibits in the Ridden Hunter classes must be registered with SHB (GB) and the Ridden Hunter classes will be judged under SHB (GB) 2018 rules. IDHS (GB) awards special incentive cards to the highest placed Irish Draught pure or Irish Draught Sports Horse in these classes. To be eligible, exhibits must be registered with or overstamped by the IDHS (GB) on either the Irish Draught Breed Registers or Irish Draught sports horse registers. Registration numbers to be stated on the entry form.

1 Novice hunter, mare or gelding, any weight, four years or over - not having won a prize of £60 or a total of £200 (or equivalent values) in prize money in any SHB (GB) affiliated Ridden hunter classes at home or abroad, before 1st January 2018, excepting all prize money awarded as a 4 yo. Owners and/or riders need to be SHB (GB) members and the horse needs to be on the SHB (GB) basic ID. These horses will be ridden by the judge and it is the owner's responsibility to ensure the horse is capable of being ridden by another rider. The Polly Coles 4 and 5 year old Ridden Hunter Championship - the top three 4 or 5 year olds in any SHB(GB) Novice Ridden Hunter class, held at shows prior to the 2018 Hunter Show will qualify. Qualification will not pass down the line. At the final to be held at the SHB(GB) National Hunter Supreme Championship Show the highest placed 4 and 5 year old will receive £1000. At the Championship 4 and 5 years olds will be judged separately.
2 Lightweight hunter, mare or gelding, four years old or over, capable of carrying up to  79.5kgs (12 stone 7lbs).
3 Middleweight hunter, mare or gelding, four years old or over, capable of carrying 79.5kgs (12 stone 7lbs) to 89kgs (14 stone).
4 Heavyweight hunter, mare or gelding, four years old or over, capable of carrying over 89kgs (14 stone).