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Barrier Spring Festival Final 2023 - England & Wales

Venue: Arena UK

Date: 11th & 12th February 2023

What’s On: Finals for the Dressage, Arena Eventing and Show Jumping Barrier Spring Festival, plus Dressage to Music!

Saturday 11th February

  • Arena Eventing Finals (70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 100cm)
  • Show Jumping Finals (PC Challenge and Open Grand Prix)

Sunday 12th February

  • Show Jumping Finals (Debut)
  • Dressage Finals (Novice, Intermediate, Open)
  • Dressage to Music (direct entry)

Warm Up classes will be available for Show Jumping and Dressage

Stabling - available to book through Arena UK

Competition Clothing - Beewear are supplying Spring Festival competition clothing which are now LIVE on their website to pre-order. They will also be available to purchase from the competition itself so you can try them on for size and pick your favourite colour! To pre-order and see the other garments and colours, follow this link: https://crowd.in/oYSNXt

Spring Festival Championship Schedule

Click here for Arena Eventing Schedule 

Saturday 11th February - class order:

  • PC100
  • PC90
  • PC80
  • PC70

Click here for Show-Jumping Schedule 

Saturday 11th February - class order:

  • PC Challenge Warm Up
  • PC Challenge Championship
  • Open Grand Prix Warm Up
  • Open Grad Prix Championship

Sunday 12th February - class order:

  • Debut Warm Up
  • Debut Championship

Click here for Dressage Schedule 

Sunday 12th February - provisional class order:

  • Intermediate
  • Open 
  • Novice

Click here for Dressage to Music Schedule 

(Dressage to Music will be in 20x60m arenas)

Barrier Spring Festival 2022/2023 - England & Wales

Arena Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping competitions are running across England and Wales, with the finals being held 11th - 12th February 2023.

The Barrier Spring Festival is a competition series for Dressage, Show Jumping and Arena Eventing. Riders will compete to qualify for the Finals. The qualifying route for each sport is as follows:

Dressage – Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition anytime before 31st January 2023. Members will compete at their Area Competition to aim to qualify for the Final in February 2023. There will be no Preliminary Rounds, but Branches & Centres are encouraged to run Friendly competitions to prepare members for the Area Competitions.

Arena Eventing – Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition anytime before 31st January 2023. Members will compete at their Area Competition to aim to qualify for the Final in February 2023. There will be no Preliminary Rounds, but Branches & Centres are encouraged to run Friendly competitions to prepare members for the Area Competitions.

Show Jumping – Preliminary Rounds will be held up to the date of the Area Competition to enable Members to qualify for their Area Competition. Each Area will hold an Area Qualifying Competition between 1st December 2022 and 31st January 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Area Representative) for those who qualified at a Preliminary Round. Those who are successful at their Area Competition will qualify for the Final in February 2023.

NEW! Team Competitions – Dressage & Arena Eventing 

Branches/Centres may enter a team of three or four members in the Dressage and Arena Eventing Area qualifying competitions.  The team members can compete at different levels or all at the same level or a mixture of the two.  A team must comprise of at least three members (i.e., one member may ride two horses) and the top three scores to count. If any of the individual qualifiers are in a qualifying team their place will be passed down the line.

NEW! Team Competition - Show Jumping

Should a Branch/Centre have three or four members qualify at the Area Competition, at any level, these members can combine to compete as a mixed level team at the Spring Festival Final. The team members can compete at different levels or all at the same level or a mixture of the two. A team must comprise of at least three members (i.e., one member may ride two horses) and the top three scores to count.

Spring Festival Rules - England & Wales
Show Jumping Rules ENGWAL 2023
PDF - 232 kB
Dressage Rules ENGWAL 2023
PDF - 200 kB
Arena Eventing Rules ENGWAL 2023
PDF - 185 kB
Spring Festival Competition Dates - England & Wales
Spring Festival Area Competition Dates (England/Wales)
PDF - 109 kB
Show Jumping Dates Prelim Rounds
PDF - 108 kB
Qualified Members - Show Jumping
Area Results Show Jumping England & Wales
PDF - 139 kB
Prelim Results Show Jumping England & Wales
PDF - 715 kB
Qualified Members- Arena Eventing
Qualified members for Spring Festival - Arena Eventing
PDF - 245 kB

Competition Organiser Information

Preliminary Rounds are only being run for the Show Jumping Spring Festival.

Branches/Centres are encouraged to run "friendly" Dressage and/or Arena Eventing competitions to help members practice and prepare for the Area Qualifying Competitions.

SHOW JUMPING PRELIM Organiser Info
PDF - 113 kB

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