Ridden hunter

M (Ride)
Mr John Conifey (conformation)

£40 to the Champion and £30 to the Reserve Champion. The Bernard Weatherill Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Champion Ridden Hunter

Ponies (UK), SHB (GB), IDHS (GB), TSR
Qualifiers: see schedule for rules and regulations
RIHS Qualifier (SHB(GB) 2020 Rules
SHB (GB) Polly Coles Ridden Hunter Championship
IDHS (GB) £2,000 Challenge
Ponies Association (UK) Amateur Riders Hunter Gold Medal Series
Ponies Association (UK) Open Hunter Gold Medal Series
TSR Showing Finals

All exhibits in the Ridden hunter classes must be registered with SHB (GB). The Ridden hunter classes will be judged under SHB (GB) 2020 rules.
Competitors may compete on a day ticket. If the class is a qualifying class for RIHS, in order for the qualification to be valid, application for full owner/rider membership and horse registration must be received in the SHB(GB) office within 14 days.


1. Novice hunter, mare or gelding, any weight, 4 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 2020, excepting all prize money awarded as a four-year-old. 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 John McInerney Perpetual Challenge Trophy presented to the winner.

The Polly Coles 4 & 5 Year Old Ridden Hunter Championship – The top three horses from every SHB(GB) 4 year old ridden hunter class and the top three 4 or 5 year olds in any SHB(GB) Novice Ridden Hunter Class, held at shows prior to the 2020 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 at Addington Equestrian 2020 (7th – 9th July 2020) the highest placed 4 & 5 year old will each receive £500, 2nd £350, 3rd £200, 4th £150 & £50 to the highest placed amateur class. At the Championship 4 & 5 year olds will be judged separately.

2. Lightweight hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old or over, capable of carrying up to 79.5kgs (12 stone 7lbs).

3. Middleweight hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old or over, capable of carrying 79.5kgs (12 stone 7lbs) to 89kgs (14 stone).

4. Heavyweight hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old over, capable of carrying over 89kgs (14 stone).

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