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Midarc Midland Association of Riding Clubs The 2015 Sunshine Tour.

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1 Midarc Midland Association of Riding Clubs The 2015 Sunshine Tour

2 The Sunshine Tour will consist of Classes The Sunshine Tour will consist of Classes for Showjumping, Dressage, In Hand and Ridden Showing, Working Hunter for Showjumping, Dressage, In Hand and Ridden Showing, Working Hunter All Clubs and Shows may schedule in up to two show dates between 1 st April 2015 and 9 th August 2015 All Clubs and Shows may schedule in up to two show dates between 1 st April 2015 and 9 th August 2015 The 2015 Sunshine Tour

3 Whats in it for the Riders Whats in it for the Riders Capped Maximum entry fees of £8 Capped Maximum entry fees of £8 Regular league tables for their classes Regular league tables for their classes League tables will also show placings in that class which may help when selling a pony or horse on. So, if they have a Ridden Cob and put it up for sale, the potential buyer can see its record on the Sunshine Tour, showing how many 1 st, 2nds, 3 rd etc it has won in that class. We think, a useful selling aid. League tables will also show placings in that class which may help when selling a pony or horse on. So, if they have a Ridden Cob and put it up for sale, the potential buyer can see its record on the Sunshine Tour, showing how many 1 st, 2nds, 3 rd etc it has won in that class. We think, a useful selling aid. The top 20 in each class Qualifies for the elite classes held during a prestigious final at the end of the summer The top 20 in each class Qualifies for the elite classes held during a prestigious final at the end of the summer Normal Midarc qualifiers will also run, so everyone can still qualify, but most importantly, only the top 20 compete in the elite classes Normal Midarc qualifiers will also run, so everyone can still qualify, but most importantly, only the top 20 compete in the elite classes Top prizes for the elite clases, trophies to the winner and rosettes to 6 th place for each league. Rug, Trophy, Sashes and rosettes at the elite finals Top prizes for the elite clases, trophies to the winner and rosettes to 6 th place for each league. Rug, Trophy, Sashes and rosettes at the elite finals The 2015 Sunshine Tour

4 What are the costs to the Rider What are the costs to the Rider They can register on line free of charge until 28 th February 2015 They can register on line free of charge until 28 th February 2015 From 1 st March 2015, there will be an affiliation (membership) fee of £10 for Rider and Horse combination, subsequent registrations will be £5 From 1 st March 2015, there will be an affiliation (membership) fee of £10 for Rider and Horse combination, subsequent registrations will be £5 Apart from entry fees to local shows and to the finals there are no other costs Apart from entry fees to local shows and to the finals there are no other costs The 2015 Sunshine Tour

5 Whats does the club or show have to do? Whats does the club or show have to do? From your normal show dates, select 1 or 2 dates you would like to have considered for a Sunshine Tour Show From your normal show dates, select 1 or 2 dates you would like to have considered for a Sunshine Tour Show Complete the registration forms as per normal Complete the registration forms as per normal Select which classes you wish to run as Sunshine Tour Classes – you can have non sunshine classes in your schedule for the same day Select which classes you wish to run as Sunshine Tour Classes – you can have non sunshine classes in your schedule for the same day At the end of the show and within 72 hours, complete the on-line results forms, this will enable us to keep the league tables up to date At the end of the show and within 72 hours, complete the on-line results forms, this will enable us to keep the league tables up to date Then look forward to your invite to come and have lunch with us at the finals Then look forward to your invite to come and have lunch with us at the finals The 2015 Sunshine Tour

6 What are the benefits for the shows? What are the benefits for the shows? Registration is free – so no charge Registration is free – so no charge Riders will be seeking out qualifying shows so that they can earn points towards their league placings, therefore the possibility is that your numbers at the shows may increase. Riders will be seeking out qualifying shows so that they can earn points towards their league placings, therefore the possibility is that your numbers at the shows may increase. You will get increased coverage and exposure through our promotions network and media coverage You will get increased coverage and exposure through our promotions network and media coverage There will be a restriction on the number of shows hosting the sunshine tour, it will be first come first served, but hosting a sunshine tour qualifier will give your show a certain amount of increased kudos in the equestrian world There will be a restriction on the number of shows hosting the sunshine tour, it will be first come first served, but hosting a sunshine tour qualifier will give your show a certain amount of increased kudos in the equestrian world Shows will be able to take registrations on the day. Shows will be able to take registrations on the day. Shows will be allowed to retain 50% of the registration fee as a commission, so that’s £5 per registration in to the clubs coffers Shows will be allowed to retain 50% of the registration fee as a commission, so that’s £5 per registration in to the clubs coffers The 2015 Sunshine Tour

7 The small print for shows!!!! The small print for shows!!!! Entry fees must be capped at £8 per entry Entry fees must be capped at £8 per entry A 50p levy per entry will be made to assist in the provision of prizes, rugs, trophies at the Sunshine Tour Finals A 50p levy per entry will be made to assist in the provision of prizes, rugs, trophies at the Sunshine Tour Finals The average entry fee throughout the Midarc clubs as at July 2014 is £6.25 We recommend that you add an extra 50p to your entry fee up to a maximum of £8 – this will cover your levy fee The average entry fee throughout the Midarc clubs as at July 2014 is £6.25 We recommend that you add an extra 50p to your entry fee up to a maximum of £8 – this will cover your levy fee We will invoice you for a levy of 50p per rider when your results are in We will invoice you for a levy of 50p per rider when your results are in The 2015 Sunshine Tour

8 Showjumping classes you can hold Showjumping classes you can hold All classes are for Horses or Ponies – Prizes should be awarded separately All classes are for Horses or Ponies – Prizes should be awarded separately 60cms 60cms 70cms 70cms 80cms 80cms 90cms 90cms 1m 1m If running joint classes then all doubles must be built on 2 strides If running joint classes then all doubles must be built on 2 strides Courses should always be built to height Courses should always be built to height The 2015 Sunshine Tour

9 Dressage Classes Dressage Classes BD Intro A or B BD Intro A or B Prelim 4 or 12 Prelim 4 or 12 Nov 24 or Nov 28 Nov 24 or Nov 28 The 2015 Sunshine Tour

10 Ridden Showing Classes Ridden Showing Classes Best Turnout – LR, Junior, Senior Best Turnout – LR, Junior, Senior Best Rider – LR, Junior, Senior, Veteran (over 40) Best Rider – LR, Junior, Senior, Veteran (over 40) Best LR Pony, Riding Pony, Riding Horse Best LR Pony, Riding Pony, Riding Horse Ridden Hunter, Ridden Cob, Ex Racehorse Ridden Hunter, Ridden Cob, Ex Racehorse Ridden Coloured, Ridden Spotted, Ridden Veteran Ridden Coloured, Ridden Spotted, Ridden Veteran Ridden Sports, Ridden M&M Large & Small, Foreign Breeds Ridden Sports, Ridden M&M Large & Small, Foreign Breeds Tiny Tots, First Ridden, Ridden Mare or Gelding, Intro to Showing Tiny Tots, First Ridden, Ridden Mare or Gelding, Intro to Showing All Classes may be mixed to suit your schedule eg; M&M Large and Small together Horses and Ponies – Full Rules will be sent to all clubs and will be available on our web site – The 2015 Sunshine Tour

11 In Hand Showing Classes In Hand Showing Classes M&M Small & Large Breeds, Foreign Breeds, Shetlands, Miniatures M&M Small & Large Breeds, Foreign Breeds, Shetlands, Miniatures Stallions & Colts, Driving Type, Cob Type, Hunter Type, Sports Stallions & Colts, Driving Type, Cob Type, Hunter Type, Sports Any other Breeds (Youngstock and Mature), Veterans Any other Breeds (Youngstock and Mature), Veterans Welsh, Coloured, Spotted, Young and Senior Handler Welsh, Coloured, Spotted, Young and Senior Handler All Classes may be mixed to suit your schedule eg; M&M Large and Small together Horses and Ponies – Full Rules will be sent to all clubs and will be available on our web site – The 2015 Sunshine Tour


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