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Classes run prior to the National Grand Prix League in the main arena may only be finals or competitions with limited numbers.  A Start List will be available from the Show Secretary for the National Grand Prix League, and competitors will jump in drawn order only.

The National Grand Prix League is to start no later then 3.00pm, failure to start the Grand Prix on time will result in the venue/show forfeiting SJI subsidy.


All declarations must be made through SJI LIVE. Entries open Monday 21ST August.

Week-end shows: Declarations will open at 10.00am on the preceding Monday and close at 4.00pm the preceding Thursday.

Mid-week shows: Declarations will open one week prior to the National Grand Prix date with SJAI head Office and close as prescribed by the Show Organisers and printed in the Show Schedule.

ALL declarations require full entry fee €50.00 and can ONLY be accepted online

through www.sjilive.ie, available to download now from www.sjilive.ie

Fines: A fine equivalent to the entry fee will be enforced for each declared horse/rider that does not start a National Grand Prix League competition.

Appeals can be made up to 21 days but fines MUST be paid within the 14 day period.

If an appeal is successful, monies will be refunded.

A valid veterinary or medical certificate must be provided to the SJI Head Office on or before 4.00pm on the 3rd working day after the Grand Prix.

If a horse casts a shoe and a farrier is not available the horse is allowed to be withdrawn from competition, this must be verified by an official on the day.

Substitution: With the permission of the Ground Jury a rider or horse may be substituted but not both.

Dress: Must be in accordance with S.J.I. Rules, or F.E.I. rules, if this is a prerequisite of the Show. In the latter case this must be stipulated on the Show Schedule.

Appeals: An Appeal Committee can be formed ad-hoc if necessary. The Appeal Committee should consist of at least 3 officials, one of which must be a senior judge and two other Showjumping Ireland officials E.G. Senior Course Designer, Stipendiary Steward, Field Steward and not related to a party interested in the result of the objection.

Where weather conditions/ground conditions are in doubt, a panel of Officials, made up of the President of the Ground Jury, the Senior Course Builder and the Stipendiary Steward will determine if the competition should continue (a) outdoors or indoors (where indoor facilities are available) and (b) decide if the fines will be waived for that round.

Starter: A Starter must be appointed who shall, in conjunction with the Ground Jury, have authority at the entrance to the arena and may stop a competitor from entering the arena improperly dressed, without the correct number, with incorrect saddlery etc.

Course Designer: The course must be designed and supervised by a member of the Senior National Panel, or above. (in accordance with SJI rules) Safety cups are compulsory in all National Grand Prix League Competitions, on the rear of all spread obstacles, both in the main arena, and the practice area.

The following names must be available to the Grand Prix Coordinator one week prior to the Show: Ground Jury, Commentator, Starter, Appeal Committee, Sponsor and Course Designer.

Judges: A panel of 3 judges should be in place for the class made up of one Senior National or above, one National or above and one member of the SJI judge’s panel.

Point’s allocation for the Showjumping Ireland National Grand Prix League



Prize Fund €4,000


Prizes: Prize money shall be awarded for minimum 1 place for every five starters, with a minimum of 8 prizes.

In the event of a tie for first place at a specific Grand Prix League round, points will be awarded for first place (ie: 10 each) as this is deemed as a win to both combinations. Therefore points to be allocated to the third place combination are for third place and so on.

In the event of a tie for the leading combination of the National Grand Prix League, the combination with the most National Grand Prix League wins will be deemed the winner, if a tie remains, the combination with the most second placings in the National Grand Prix League will be used to decide the overall winner of the National Grand Prix League.

All rounds carry equal points, including final leg.

Overall Prize Fund:

1st place combination €3,000

2nd place combination €2,000

3rd place combination €1,000

Leading Owner 1,000

Breeders Prize: 

Kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland

(All prize money for Studbook registered horses only)

Overall winning breeder – €2,500

Runner up breeder – €1,500

Third Overall breeder – €1,000

Please note: Showjumping Ireland have the right to alter these rules through the season.

2021 Gain Alltech Grand Prix winner Charlotte Jacobs.

photo by Laurence dunne jumpinaction.net

ENTRIES open 21st August. Enter via SJI Live.

If you have any queries, please contact irishbreedersclassic@gmail.