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About the Barrier Animal Health Arena Eventing Spring Festival

The Barrier Animal Health Arena Eventing Spring Festival runs alongside Dressage and Show Jumping. Riders will compete to qualify for the Spring Festival Championships. It will be one of the main sporting events in the Pony Club calendar!

Qualifying rounds for the 2022 Spring Festival start from April 2021.

Those who have qualified at a preliminary round in 2021/2022 (and are recorded with the office) will keep their places for the 2022 Spring Festival Area Competitions.

There will be two sets of finals held in April 2022 - one for England and Wales and one for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Qualifying Stages

There will be up to three stages of the Barrier Animal Health Arena Eventing Spring Festival depending on region and Area.

Each Area (ENG/WAL) is to hold an Area Qualifying Competition (to be organised by the Area or nominated Branch or Centre). If wished, and if it is felt the Area Competition would be oversubscribed, Areas may organise Preliminary Rounds which would qualify for the Area Qualifying Competition. 

Whether an Area holds Preliminary Rounds MUST be agreed by the Area Representative.

England and Wales:

  1. Preliminary Rounds for Arena Eventing can held between April 2021 and March 2022 to enable competitors to qualify for their Area Competition - permission from the Area Rep is required.
  2. Area Competitions for Arena Eventing can be held between April 2021 and April 2022.
  3. Those who were successful at their Area Competition will go forward to the Spring Festival Finals in April 2022.

Scotland and Northern Ireland:

  1. Preliminary Rounds for Arena Eventing can be held between April 2021 and March 2022 to enable competitors to qualify for the Spring Festival Finals
  2. Those who were successful at their Preliminary Round will go forward to the Spring Festival Finals in April 2022.
Barrier Animal Health Arena Eventing Spring Festival Rules
SFAE Rules ENGWAL 2021 22
PDF - 199 kB
SFAE Rules SCOTNI 2021 22
PDF - 194 kB
Sample PC Arena Eventing Scoresheet
XLSX - 11 kB
SFAE Organiser Info 2021 22
PDF - 115 kB

Information for Competition Organisers

To register a competition as Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival qualifier click the following link for your region:

*All competitions need to be approved by your Area Representative*

To submit the results for your Barrier Animal Health Spring Festival qualifier click the following link for your region:

*The results need to clearly show which members have qualified*

Competition Dates 2021/2022
AE Competition Dates
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