SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled series is looking ahead to the Championships. Following on from its first-year success in 2017, the SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled (RDA) showing series is set for a great second season.
To make it easier for competitors to qualify for the prestigious 2018 SEIB Search for a Star RDA final at the British Show Horse Association (BSHA) Hunter Championship Show at Addington in September there will be just the one further qualifier this year. This qualifier will take place at the Riding for the Disabled Championships at Hartpury College on the 13th July.
Competitors entering the qualifier at Hartpury will have the opportunity for a chance to join the horse and rider combinations already qualified for the finals.
SEIB’s Marketing Manager Nicolina MacKenzie said: “It is our job to make sure that our competitors get the most out of the Search for a Star series. As so many RDA competitors are at Hartpury it seemed unfair to ask them to drive around the country to separate qualifiers on what could be the busiest day of the week for many RDA centres.”
The SEIB Search for a Star RDA competition requires competitors to ride around the ring together in walk and trot before lining up and performing an individual show. Any type of horse or pony is able to compete and the class will be judged 30% on conformation, 30% on turnout and 40% on suitability, manners and way of going, so giving a good individual show will be important to the overall result. Full rules for the competition are to be found on the Search for a Star website.
The remaining qualifier for the 2018 SEIB RDA Showing series will be held at:
Hartpury College, Gloucester, GL19 3BE – 13th July – Friday.
The Finals will be held at the BHSA Hunter Championship Show, Addington, Bucks – 6th September – Thursday.
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For full details, rules and entry forms visit www.search4astar.org.uk and click through to the RDA section. Find SEIB Search for a Star on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SEIB.Search4AStar.
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