The 9th Annual Hobbyhorse Finnish Championships June 13th, 2020

The Biggest Hobby Horse Event in the World, Ever

in SEINÄJOKI, SEINÄJOKI AREENA, FINLAND

The Finnish Hobbyhorse Championships and open classes including the international class 

Saturday, June 13th, 2020 from 10 AM to 7 PM or 10.00 – 19.00

Championship classes:

The Finnish Championships in dressage, Grand Prix

For Finnish riders only, preliminary qualifying competition via video. 10 finalists.

The Finnish Championships in show jumping

For Finnish riders only, with preliminary qualifying competitions from December 2019 to May 2020 in several places  around the country. Obstacle height 100-110 cm, with timing.

The Finnish Junior Championships in show jumping

For Finnish riders only. Competitors must be born in 2008 or younger. qualifying competitions from December 2019 to May 2020 in several places  around the country. Obstacle height 70 cm, with timing.

Open show jumping classes:

Open for all, 60 cm with timing (45 competitors)

Open for all, 90 cm with timing (45 competitors)

International class, 70 cm with timing (40 competitors)

The International Class is for competitors from all over the world, including Finland. Competitors arriving from abroad are in front of the line to get a starting place in this class. In every other respect it is a normal show jumping class with timing. The competitors from abroad must enroll by the end of May 2020 by emailing to skyhdistys.international@gmail.com. The total number of starting places in this class is 40. If there are leftover starting places in the international class, they will be filled with Finnish competitors before the event. If there are 3 or more riders from the same country in this class, they can compete as a team. The members of a team will compete as individuals in this class. In the team competition the individual results of three of the best riders in a team will count against the other teams.

Open for all, 80 cm obstacles with style evaluation (20 competitors)

Maximum height jumping (up 50 competitors)

One obstacle, jump on your turn until you drop it. Traditionally starting from approximately 110 cm. The official Finnish record and also the world record from June 2019 is 141 cm. The obstacle may be approached running (in all other classes the riders must proceed in canter/gallop).

Dressage:

Easy class B dressage test, open for all (20 competitors)

Advanced class B dressage test, open for all (20 competitors)

Kür, open for all, but with preliminary qualifying competition via video (15 competitors)

Western:

Barrel racing, open for all

Hobbyhorse shows:

Hobbyhorses made by the owner himself/herself, 10 studs, 10 mares, No geldings accepted.

 In the self-made exhibition class, you compete for certificates and championship titles. The class is for self-made horses only, and horses made by others cannot participate in this class.

Qualification for exhibition class takes place online. The judges will receive photos in accordance with the instructions by e-mail and will select the top 20 who will enter the competition category for the Finnish Championships.
NB! You can enter only one horse per show category.
On the competition day the horse will be taken to a booth in the show area, where it will be stay for judging. The area will be monitored. The horses will not be presented to the judge in steps, but instead the judge will evaluate the horses in their own pace.

NB! The horse participating in the show cannot compete in other classes!
In the self-made show class top 3 horses will receive an award.

Open class, 10 studs, 10 mares No geldings accepted.

In the open class of exhibitions you compete for certificates and champion titles. The class is open to both self-made and horses made by others.

Qualification for exhibition class takes place online. The judges will receive photos in accordance with the instructions by e-mail and will select the top 20 who will enter the competition category for the Finnish Championships.
NB! You can enter only one horse per show category.
On the competition day the horse will be taken to a booth in the show area, where it will be stay for judging. The area will be monitored. The horses will not be presented to the judge in steps, but instead the judge will evaluate the horses in their own pace.

NB! The horse participating in the show cannot compete in other classes!
In the open show class top 3 horses will receive an award. 

+ Tanhuvaara Sport Resort show jumping arena for which you can enroll for at the event (5 euros per 2 starts)

Would you like to participate? Please email us at skyhdistys.international@gmail.com ASAP and we will help you with all the arrangements. The competition fee will be 15 euros per one class. The competitors do not pay the entrance fee to the event.

Please note that competing in any of the classes require that you contact us beforehand. The most popular open classes typically have almost 200 riders wanting to compete and as we can only take in 20-45 in each class, we will draw lots for the starting places. Contact us ASAP, if you wish to take part in the lottery for open classes.

TICKETS

Tickets to the event cost 12 euros in advance, 15 euros at the door. Seinäjoki Areena welcomes the audience at 10 AM on Saturday 13th June and the competitions will start at noon. Tickets can be bought in advance from [LINK WILL BE INSERTED HERE: TIKETTI]. 

The competitors, voluntary workers and the vendors do not have to pay the entrance to the event.

PRESS PASSES

Please contact us at skyhdistys.international@gmail.com and we will be happy to help you with all the arrangements.

SEINÄJOKI AREENA

The event will take Place in Seinäjoki Areena where we have  approximately 10 000 square meters of space for

–       a sales area with well over a hundred small hobbyhorse vendors (130 tables last year)

–       free show jumping arena

–       two dressage arenas

–       real live rabbits

–       plenty of room to move around and 1400 seats for the audience

Seinäjoki is located 2 hours 40 minutes from Helsinki by train and 1 hour 15 minutes from Tampere.

If you wish to do voluntary work at the event, please contact us at skyhdistys.international@gmail.com and we will help you with all the arrangements.

ACCOMMODATION

We offer air filled mattresses + breakfast at the local school (22 euros per night). There are also many hotels in the area.

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