Blair Castle BSPS Scotland Training Stakes

We are delighted to announce that due to the success of the Blair International Horse Trial BSPS Scotland Training Stakes Championship a new height class will be introduced for 2024!  This year the Championship will include classes for 60cm, 70cm and 80cm.

The final will be held at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials on Thursday 22nd August. Competitors can qualify at affiliated shows throughout the summer and the Final will be open to both members and non-members. 

*****You do not need to be a member of BSPS to enter these classes. Both the qualifying classes and the final are open to everyone******

60cm BSPS Scotland Training Stakes – Plaited or Heritage Mountain & Moorland ponies, 4 years old or over, not exceeding 158cm.  Riders any age but must be suitably mounted for the pony/horse they ride.  Maximum height of fences 60cm

70cm BSPS Scotland Training Stakes – Plaited or Heritage Mountain & Moorland ponies, 4 years old or over, not exceeding 158cm.  Riders any age but must be suitably mounted for the pony/horse they ride.  Maximum height of fences 70cm

80cm BSPS Scotland Training Stakes – Plaited or Heritage Mountain & Moorland ponies, 4 years old or over, not exceeding 158cm.  Riders any age but must be suitably mounted for the pony/horse they ride.  Maximum height of fences 80cm 

Fences: There will be a minimum of 8 fences up to a maximum of 12 fences not exceeding the height of the class. 

Marking: A total of 100 marks 
Jumping 60 marks
Style & Manners while Jumping 20 points
Show Mark & Manners 20 points

Qualification: To qualify for the final at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials you must place 1st or 2nd at any qualifying show and must have a clear round.  Qualification can pass down to 4th place as long as the combination has been clear.  If a combination qualifies in all three height sections they will only be able to jump the two higher heights at the final.  

Shows with Qualifiers in 2024 (this list will be updated when available)

30th March – BSPS Scotland Spring Show, Champfleurie
14th April – Champfleurie WH Show
4th May – Orkney
5th May – Scottish Friends
11th May – Ayr Show
12th May – BSPS Scotland Midterm Show, Howe
18th May – Fife Show
14th July – Ross-shire Riding Club Show
14th July – BSPS Scotland Summer Spectacular
4th August – Turriff Show
4th & 5th August – Dumfries Show

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2023 Qualifying Shows:
April:
BSPS Spring Show – 2nd April, Netherton
Kilmaurs Agricultural Show – 15th April, Morris
Champfleurie Working Hunter Show – 30th April, Champfleurie
May:
Puddledub Spring Show – 1st May, Howe
Scottish Friends Open Show – 7th May, Morris
Ayr Agricultural Show – 13th May
Fife Show – 20th May
June:
Caledonian Riding Club Summer Show – 4th June
Orkney Riding Club Summer Show – 10th June 
West Kype Riders Club Working Hunter Show – 17th June
July:
Doune & Dunblane Show – 1st July
BSPS Summer Show – 9th July, Muirmill 
Ross-Shire Riding Club Annual Show – 16th July
Turriff Show – 30th July 
August:
Perth Show – 4th August
Dumfries Agricultural Show – 4th August 
BSPS Scotland International Working Hunter Championships – 7th & 8th August